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Lollapalooza Wed Jun 15 2011
We'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?