Saturday, May 22nd, 2004

Playing Kiss Covers Beautiful And Stoned

Glorious Noise has a review of Wilco’s show at Otto’s in DeKalb, Illinois this past Wednesday, one of the first live shows to support A Ghost Is Born. Anyone worrying about how the new lineup will sound apparently does not need to worry – survey says they rock. Hear it for yourself – Sharing The Groove has a bit torrent of the show and Sidewalkserfergurl has some pics from the show, including the one I’ve used for this entry. Dig Tweedy’s shaggy new ‘do.

With less than a fortnight to go before they go on sale, some details about Lollapalooza tickets are finally starting to come together. Ticketmaster has a sliding scale for prices depending on which day you’re attending – day one tickets go from $35.50 to $69.50, while day 2 tickets are only $19.50 to $45.50. That seems kind of odd, particularly since no other dates have had different prices per day. Chart says that 2-day passes will run $40 for lawns, $80 for seats. I would assume their sources are reliable, but you never know. If these prices are correct, however, I could easily be persuaded to go to both days and sit out on the grass, soak up the music. For all the questions about tickets, what does seem certain is the lineup for Toronto – see the full listing here. No PJ Harvey is unfortunate.

A miniature Swedish invasion hits Toronto as The Hives and Sahara Hotnights play the Phoenix July 24.

Watched David Mamet’s Heist last night. I love a good caper flick, but this one fell flat for me. It’s hard to put my finger on exactly what didn’t do it for me. The script was decent though not really up to Mamet’s standards. Very heavy on what I assume is genuine crook lingp, but a little too slick and clever for its own good. Everyone in Gene Hackman’s crew was so cool and professional that they barely showed any emotion, it was all just part of the plan, part of the job, even as double-crosses turned into triple-crosses and quadruple-crosses. It was hard to believe they had much at stake at all. Not a waste of time, but nothing to write home about either.

np – Doves / Lost Sides

By : Frank Yang at 10:48 am
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  1. oxymoron says:

    hey, is having a pre-sale from noon ’til 5 today. the secret word is "palooza." 2-day passes really are $80/40. i’ve never really seen a show from the lawn there, although it sounds like it might be nice. however, i couldn’t resist the GA floors.

  2. Frank says:

    yeah, I just checked to see how much the 2-day pass would be after all the bullshit charges, and it’s $60. Considering there’s not really any bands on day 1 I’d pay $30 to see normally, I don’t think I’ll bother, I’m just going to day 2.

  3. david says:

    I paid $70 a ticket for three full days of great bands at the Austin City Limits Festival in September, you guys should come down south for that.

    I was stuck at work today and downloaded the Wilco show, the band sounds tight.

  4. oxymoron says:

    their bizarro pricing is perfect if you only want to go for day 2–most economical!