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Lollapalooza Wed Jun 15 2011

Lollapalooza Line-up Drops Sleigh Bells, Gains Le Butcherettes

lolla20th.jpgWe're getting ready to start cranking out some Lolla previews here on Transmission (August is so close in the grand scheme of things), but before we do some changes have already been made in the Lolla line-up.

If you were planning on moshing in the hot sun to the abrasive sounds of Sleigh Bells Friday at Lollapalooza, change of plans. Lollapalooza posted today that due to scheduling conflicts the duo had to cancel their appearance. Replacing them are another female fronted garage rock outfit, Le Butcherettes.

Le Butcherettes were praised by Jim DeRogatis during SXSW, and their first full album was released on the label started by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of Mars Volta and At the Drive-In fame. They're a good act to check out if you're a fan of intense hot chicks singing agressive gritty garage rock. Personally I get my fill with The Kills (or early Yeah Yeah Yeahs, two bands this group is clearly influenced by/ripping off), but it's something worth stopping for and checking out. Or if you miss this set just go over and see The Kills, who are playing 15 mins after Le Butcherettes wrap up.

On another note, I'm still pouting over the Friday scheduling conflicts (Seeing Muse again before they more than likely disband, would have liked Girl Talk or Ratatat as a back up other nights) and the fact that the reformed Death From Above 1979 are playing at four in the afternoon. There are always some conflicts, but so many artist of similar sound are going up against each other this year, and the spacing of variety seems really off. Anything you love or hate about the schedule this year?

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Jacob / June 15, 2011 9:09 PM

I'm pretty upset with the cancelation, and the schedule as a whole. I've already received a lot of hate in the Lolla shoutbox for voicing my opinion, though. I'll just be quiet here.

Well, too late for that I guess.

Jason / June 16, 2011 7:36 PM


How could Sleigh Bells have a conflict. This is one of the biggest concerts of the year for them. They should have cancelled their other conflict.

Alec / June 18, 2011 6:18 PM

The conflicts of this Lolla lineup have made me completely disinterested. I don't really understand what they were thinking, but perhaps there just wasn't any other way to do it.

Rod / July 6, 2011 9:01 PM

actually Le Butcherettes now only has one chick and isn't punky pop like they used to be in 07. They are more garage rock like White Stripes or Dead Weather. Terri gender bender is awesome and puts on better live performances than krauss(you need to see her on stage, she surpasses Krauss,karen O, she's like Courtney Love) Sleigh Bells is awesome tho i think they where taken out, and they only have a couple of live shows this year that wouldn't have interfearred??? Bad news replaced with good news, Deffinetly Le Butcherettes will steal the show without a doubt.

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