By all accounts, The Hold Steady made one of the biggest splashes at this years weekend festival. Them plus LCD, Daft Punk and some band named Pearl Jam delivered the musical goods like no one else. Enjoy the video evidence from the weekend that was Lollapalloza 2007. Hopefully, Glennie will get a nice roundup of the weekend up for ya’ll at G.F.O.M. Keep your eyes over there for some pics and whatnot.
[update: Sincerest apologies to the Bonesteel sisters, who supplied much of the video evidence below.? They operate a great You Tube channel: The Year of Music.? Check it out, since I like many of the bands, I know you’ll like them too.? The two do a great job getting to concerts and grabbing some great footage.? Video journalism at it’s best.]
Craig Finn is god
Daft Punk dropping jaws and melting faces
What the hell is Karen O wearing?
Spoon proving why they are the band of 2007
The Roots thrusting “The Seed 2.0” at double time
Eddie Vedder rocks tamborines like nobody else, but why play with Kings of Leon
G. Love dropping some “Milk and Cereal” at Kidzapalooza
Peter Bjorn and John cementing their one hit wonder status
Teddy Leo and The Pharmacists
Ben Harper stripped down and solo for “Steal My Kisses”
Elvis Perkins is the next great folk artist
My Morning Jacket’s Jim James doing his best Kermit the Frog
Pearl Jam played all their hits and showed all the young kids why they are truly rock royalty
The Polyphonic Spree rock Nirvana, the vid cuts out but look how the crowd responds at the chorus.