Lollapalooza, the comeback kid of music festivals, kicks off its three-day reign in Chicago's Grant Park today. The lineup is pretty incredible this year, with big names like Pearl Jam and Daft Punk, legends like Patti Smith, and up-and-comers including Regina Spektor, Silversun Pickups and Cold War Kids. To say I'm jealous of those of you with tickets would be a gross understatement.
Luckily, those of us who couldn't make it to Chicago this year have a chance to experience some of the Lolla magic for ourselves courtesy of the AT&T Blue Room. The site will be broadcasting several of the performances live each day from roughly 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Central time, starting today.
The Blue Room won't cover everything, but it's a pretty good cross-section of the artists. Today's group includes Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at 1 p.m. Central, Sparklehorse at 5:30, and The Black Keys at 9:30. Saturday's Blue Room lineup includes The Hold Steady and Ben Harper, while Sunday's Webcasts include Lupe Fiasco and Amy Winehouse.
Still, there's no substitute for being there in person, so if any of you are headed to Lollapalooza this year, please report back!