Lolla ‘after shows’ feature Beasties, Deerhunter

Good news for Chicago music fans:  Lollapalooza is loosening up a bit on restricting bands from playing local gigs outside the annual mega-fest. Beastie Boys play the Congress Theater and the Decemberists perform at Metro the Thursday before Lolla.  TV on the Radio plays Double Door and Band of Horses is at House of Blues that Friday.

But the show I’m really psyched about: Deerhunter, No Age and Dan Deacon play their collaborative sets Sunday, Aug. 9. It looked like this show wasn’t going to happen in Chicago because of Lolla’s strict rules on when and where bands play around the festival. In fact, the restrictions became a contentious issue with local clubs. But the list of shows looks like a step in the right direction.

Click here for the full “after shows” schedule.

Never Stops – Deerhunter

Teen Creeps – No Age

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4 responses

  1. DanO

    Still a contentious issue with me. I believe they’ve always offered these Lolla-sponsored-and-approved after shows that are real late and crowds are exhausted from being at Lolla all day. But for those of us who aren’t going to attend Lolla (the lineup is brutal) it’s a chance to see who we wanted I guess.

    June 25, 2009 at 8:40 am

  2. alltheyoungpunks09

    These after shows benefit the fans who don’t want to shell out hundreds of bucks for Lolla. Believe me, I’m no apologist for Lollapalooza, but this lineup is an expansion from last year. And one of the headliners, Beastie Boys, is doing an after show — that’s a departure from last year. Radiohead was supposed to do some “surprise show” last year but Thom Yorke got sick. He wanted to feel his best when he played the AT&T stage.

    June 25, 2009 at 10:34 am

  3. sassyalmostthinmama

    I want to see every band mentioned in the first paragraph. Let’s get a sitter!

    June 25, 2009 at 5:51 pm

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