Lollapalooza 2008 Schedule Released

The lineup for Lollapalooza 2008 has been locked and loaded for a while now, and they just announced the schedule. I had a feeling that they may be breaking up the schedule in a way that respected the fact that they had quite a mix of headliners on this bill, and from the looks of it they did a great job of respecting both sides of the would-be audience this year. This really looks solid and I would be going for the third year in a row had I not decided to move to San Francisco. I’ll be happy enough with Outside Lands and Treasure Island, but I will be paying attention to the Lollapalooza webcast on the weekend it’s happening.

Friday looks incredible; I’d probably go see Rogue Wave, Yeasayer, The Black Keys, The Raconteurs and then headliners Radiohead. Saturday is a bit tougher: Dr. Dog, Booka Shade, Devotchka, Explosions in the Sky, Battles and then Wilco OR Rage Against the Machine. That would actually be a tough one for me, but I’d opt for Rage considering I have never seen them live. Then on Sunday, when you’re tired, exhausted, and cranky, you’ll want to slow it down and chill it out a bit before you head back into work on Monday (if you were silly enough not to call that day off ahead of time). I’d start the day with The Whigs and plan on catching Brazilian Girls, Girl Talk, The National and finally Kanye West (even if he blew his Bonnaroo performance).

Battles vs. Broken Social Scene? Wilco vs. Rage Against the Machine? Funnel cake or sno-cone? Drop some comments if you’re going.

  • Mike

    Wow. Kanye over Nails? I can’t say I agree with that. Trent Reznor and Co. put on one hell of a show.

  • Mike

    Wow. Kanye over Nails? I can’t say I agree with that. Trent Reznor and Co. put on one hell of a show.

  • http://www.vinylnotes.com Kimberlee Morrison

    I doubt very seriously I would choose Kanye over NIN, and the face of between Wilco and RATM is a no-brainer. Hypothetically (since I’m not going) I would check out Black Keys and Mates of State for sure on Friday; Does this Offend You Yeah?, The Ting Tings, Broken Social and Sharon Jones Saturday; Saul Williams and at least part of Girl Talk’s set before heading off to see Gnarls Barkley and NIN on Sunday.

  • http://www.vinylnotes.com Kimberlee Morrison

    I doubt very seriously I would choose Kanye over NIN, and the face of between Wilco and RATM is a no-brainer. Hypothetically (since I’m not going) I would check out Black Keys and Mates of State for sure on Friday; Does this Offend You Yeah?, The Ting Tings, Broken Social and Sharon Jones Saturday; Saul Williams and at least part of Girl Talk’s set before heading off to see Gnarls Barkley and NIN on Sunday.

  • sen

    I would def pick NIN over Kanye. NIN always puts on one hell of a show no matter how many times you see them.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like Kanye and I loved his performance from Lolla 06. It’s just from the look of videos from his recent tour. I’d rather see him with his all girl string section.. Not him dancing around by himself in front of a screen. Lame.

  • sen

    I would def pick NIN over Kanye. NIN always puts on one hell of a show no matter how many times you see them.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like Kanye and I loved his performance from Lolla 06. It’s just from the look of videos from his recent tour. I’d rather see him with his all girl string section.. Not him dancing around by himself in front of a screen. Lame.

  • rose

    Don’t miss Dr. Dog!! they are so fun!!Their new c.d., “Fate” is amazing!!

  • rose

    Don’t miss Dr. Dog!! they are so fun!!Their new c.d., “Fate” is amazing!!

  • Meyer

    A fantastic year, if a little last year’s Pitchfork Festival-heavy. The following shows look like the best of the bunch. For me, the Kanye show is more important to see because while I love NIN, I’ve seen them a number of times so I don’t think I’ll be missing as much by skipping Trent.

    The following strike me as the potentially best shows:

    Friday: The Black Lips, The Kills, Golgol Bordello, Cat Power (cross your fingers), The Raconteurs, Stephen Malkmus, Radiohead

    Saturday: The Ting Tings, DeVotchKa, Broken Social Scene, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings

    Sunday: The Blakes, The Whigs, Amadou & Mariam, Iron & Wine, Saul Williams, Gnarls Barkley, Kanye West

  • Meyer

    A fantastic year, if a little last year’s Pitchfork Festival-heavy. The following shows look like the best of the bunch. For me, the Kanye show is more important to see because while I love NIN, I’ve seen them a number of times so I don’t think I’ll be missing as much by skipping Trent.

    The following strike me as the potentially best shows:

    Friday: The Black Lips, The Kills, Golgol Bordello, Cat Power (cross your fingers), The Raconteurs, Stephen Malkmus, Radiohead

    Saturday: The Ting Tings, DeVotchKa, Broken Social Scene, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings

    Sunday: The Blakes, The Whigs, Amadou & Mariam, Iron & Wine, Saul Williams, Gnarls Barkley, Kanye West