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Press Here at Lollapalooza 2008!

posted Jul 22, 2008, 10:41 AM by Vu Nguyen
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Press Here has a bunch of great artists playing at this year’s Lollapalooza.

Make sure you check out the below….

FRIDAY AUGUST 1st:
*K’NAAN – PlayStation 3 / 11:30 am

Hailed as one of music’s most compelling voices, celebrated Hip Hop MC, griot, and singer/songwriter K’NAAN will perform at this year’s Lollapalooza festival on August 1st on the North Stage of Chicago’s Grant Park. K’NAAN made an indelible mark on the music world with his breakthrough debut, and has now returned with his sophomore album, ‘Troubadour’ to be released on September 9th via A&M/Octone Records. With classic beats, novel instrumentation and innovative rhymes, K’NAAN carves a new path filled with eloquent and thought-provoking lyrics in the tradition of great folk singers and protest songs.

*Bang Camaro – Myspace Stage / 11:30 am
Bang Camaro will kick off the MySpace stage on Friday August 1st. Described by one of their hometown papers, The Boston Phoenix as “Headbanger’s Ball meets Polyphonic Spree”, Bang Camaro is an impressive 20 member ensemble onstage. Featured in Guitar Hero and the recently released Rock Band II, Bang Camaro is set to release a new album in September and leading up to that release will be ‘Camaro Thursdays’ where the band unleashes a new track digitally every Thursday starting mid August through October.

*The Kills – Myspace Stage / 3:15 pm
London-based rock duo The Kills will make their first 2008 US Summer festival performance at Lollapalooza before hitting the road with The Raconteurs for a fall tour. The Kills released their acclaimed third album, Midnight Boom, in March 2008 and promptly took their new material on the road with a batch of dizzying headlining dates across the USA. Back in the States, their two month run of dates includes stops at the Monolith Festival, Austin City Limits, two performances with The Black Keys and a couple of headlining shows in NYC. Their electrifying stage show coupled with their extraordinary new record is a festival must. 

*The Raconteurs – Bug Light Stage / 6:15 pm
Celebrated as one of the world’s best live acts, Nashville’s adopted sons The Raconteurs will be bringing their bombastic rock and undeniable chemistry to this year’s Lollapalooza.  Combining the inventive and driving songs from their recent 14-track masterpiece Consolers of the Lonely with the timelessly striking sounds of their 2006 debut Broken Boy Soldiers, The Raconteurs will undoubtedly be a highlight of this year’s festival and should not be missed!

*Bloc Party – AT&T Stage / 6:15 pm
London’s Bloc Party are taking a break from their time in the recording studio to play a very special set at this year’s Lollapalooza.  Bloc Party’s revered live show – a mix of taut guitars, wiry bass lines, unstoppable beats and singer/guitarist Kele Okereke’s brilliant voice – is one that’s not to be missed, as they’ll be playing songs from their acclaimed records, Silent Alarm and A Weekend in the City, in addition to previewing some new material.

SATURDAY AUGUST 2nd
*Broken Social Scene – Bud Light Stage / 6:30 pm

Toronto’s Broken Social Scene have taken many incarnations since their inception in 1999; this year’s Lollapalooza sees them playing as a seven-piece in celebration of co-founder Brendan Canning’s newest solo album, Something For All Of Us…, released under the Broken Social Scene Presents moniker today.  Mixing songs from Brendan’s amazing album with fan favorites from 2003’s You Forgot It in People, 2006’s Broken Social Scene, and last year’s solo record from singer Kevin Drew (Spirit If…), Broken Social Scene’s set, which already wowed fans this summer at Bonnaroo, is a must-see at Lollapalooza this year. 

*Toadies – Myspace Stage / 7:30 pm
Toadies are currently hitting select cities this summer to preview new material from their forthcoming album entitled No Deliverance to be released on August 19th.  This is the bands first studio recorded offering since 2001’s Hell Below/Stars Above. Toadies disbanded in 2001, which left the members scattering to pursue other projects. After an overwhelming response to a smattering of one-off shows in 2005, 2006, & 2007, Lewis called upon his former band mates (with the exception of original bassist Lisa Umbarger who previously left the band), to see if they would be into recording a new record. The answer was a resounding ”HELL YES” which led the band into the studio in the spring of this year.

SUNDAY AUGUST 3rd
*Black Kids – Citi Stage / 3:30 pm

Don’t miss your chance to catch one of the talked-about bands of the summer! Just one day shy of the stateside release of their debut album, Partie Traumatic (Almost Gold/Columbia Records, July 22nd), Jacksonville, Florida quintet Black Kids will bring their infectious soon-to-be summer anthems, including his single “I Don’t Wanna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You”, to this year’s Lollapalooza.

*Flogging Molly – Playstation 3 Stage / 5:15 pm
This has been a whirlwind year for Flogging Molly whose 2008 release Float catapulted the band into a #4 spot on the Billboard Top 200, a #1 slot on the Billboard Independent Albums, and #2 on Billboard Alternative Album Chart.  Following on the heels of a sold out national spring tour, an appearance at the Coachella Festival and a performance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the band are thrilled to be playing this year’s Lollapalooza. You can catch Flogging Molly’s exhilarating live show on the Playstation 3 stage on August 3rd at 5:15. 

 

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