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04.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The online response to today's Lollapalooza line-up announcement was almost universally unenthusiastic, and while it doesn't take too much to make the Internet grumble, the line-up really does lack the wow factor expected from a summer music festival of its size. Even though its loaded with indie-rock A-listers (The Decemberists, Neko Case, Animal Collective, Vampire Weekend, TV on the R...
08.05.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Nobody would confuse the Lollapalooza grounds for Club Med, but compared to some of the other major summer music festivals, Chicago's annual gathering is a cakewalk. Even as attendance hit record levels this year, the festival remained manageable. Shade and water were plentiful; lines were long but they moved; food was crappy and overpriced, but not exorbitantly so; and even the bathrooms were cle...