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Lollapalooza Acts About Town

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 22, 2005 2:31PM

Chicagoist is disappointed that The Walkmen & Ambulance Ltd show at Schuba's Saturday is sold out, as well as The Brian Jonestown Massacre event at Darkroom on Sunday, but that never stops anyone from walking by and seeing if there are any scalpers. Following are some events that, as of this writing, are still on sale.

Friday evening Crobar kicks off Lollapalooza with a party featuring many, many djs. RSVP at - no mention of price or if it's still open to us lowly hangers on.

Les Claypool of Primus is playing at the Vic Friday at 8 pm. Tickets: $24.

At the House of Blues, Friday 9 pm with Cake. Tickets: $35-$36.50.

Saturday night the House of Blues still has tickets available for Sound Tribe Sector 9 and Soulive at 9 pm. Tickets: $22.50-$24.

Saturday's Double Super Secret Background Show at the Double Door. From the Dandy Warhols site:

We're doing some press in Europe right now -- having lots of funn, like we do. We'll be back in the States for Lollapalooza on July 24th, but if you're in Chicago on the 23rd, Pete and Fathead will be spinning some records with Anton from Jonestown and a load of other bands you probably know at the Party in the House of Paygosim, at the Double Door. Sadly, the party is invitation only, so if you live in Chicago, you better cozy up to someone at Virgin Mobil to get in. Other than that, we hear bribes of money, sex, or drugs work well with most door people.

Love being at the computer and hate the heat? Check out SBC's Blue Room live broadcasts from Lollapalooza. Unsure of what all will be going down, but expect interviews and some live sets. Full schedule available online through the Lollapalooza site, includes at least The Redwalls, Dashboard Confessional, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr, Spoon, The Killers and The Arcade Fire.

Also, MTV will be around letting us all know how cool they are for being at Lollapalooza. Probably giving us sound bites without any real info ala the original Live 8 coverage.

Feel like waiting even longer to know what went down at Lollapalooza? There will be documentary crews there to capture it all and get more money out of us when it comes out on DVD. With 13 cameras and over 40,000 feet of cable for the Jumbotrons alone, there will be a lot of media there that should be able to keep us apprised of what's going down, or not.

We got a little excited about this, until we read it again and realized it was happening at Virgin's tent inside the Lolla grounds, not actually at the Megastore.

And if it's not really that hot and humid out tomorrow - go to Lolla or it will never come back. Only half of the 75,000 tickets have been sold as of yet. So, we will actually be in the minority of people who see the event live. How hip is that?