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Missed out on Lollapalooza? Well, don't sweat it.

IRC has put together a hot compilation of videos from festival goers and mainstream media highlighting the indie rock and pop artists that helped make Lollapalooza 2007 a great success.

Even threats of thunderstorms were not going to allow the feast of music to be interrupted, although there were a few, brief showers, which you can imagine was a nice relief from the searing heat and icky humidity that has made it an unusually warm summer in the midwestern United States.

Don't miss reviews and postings for festivals still yet to take place, such as Austin City Limits Festival, Monolith, Download Festivals, Vegoose and many more.

Check out YouTube videos from Lollapalooza (videos have been approved for quality) and other Lolla links.

LCD Soundsystem at Lollapalooza 2007 (from AT&T Blue Room)
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
- North American Scum
- Time to Get Away

Pete Yorn (from AT&T Blue Room) at Lollapalooza 2007
- Young Folks
- Policies

Son Volt from Lollapalooza 2007 (from AT&T Blue Room video)
Afterglow 61
- Underground Dream
- The Search

Various videos from Lolla 07:

Daft Punk
Daft Punk
Awesome Light Show
Muse - Apocalypse Please
Muse - Starlight
Spoon -
Turn My Camera On
Motion City Soundtrack -
short clip 30 seconds
Interpol -
Heinrich Maneuver - partial clip
Kings of Leon with Eddy Vedder
Silversun Pickups (
35 second bite)
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists -
Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone?
Dax Riggs -
How Long The Night Was
Back Door Slam - Lonely For You

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The indie pop quartet out of Bellingham, Washington with the unusual name, "Death Cab For Cutie", has taken the rock world by storm in the past two years with heart-filled indie rock songs, thoughtful lyrics and creative musicianship. (photo, left: Photo by Autumn De Wilde)

DCFC (as they are known to many fans, or else just "Death Cab")consists of singer, songwriter and guitarist Ben Gibbard, guitarist Chris Walla, bassist Nick Harmer and drummer Michael Schorr.

The guys of Death Cab have been together for a decade, but their popularity reached international proportions only recently and rather quickly.

Prior to 2005, Death Cab released a number of CDs, LPs and EPs with moderate success, but it wasn't until their 2005 Atlantic Records release "Plans" that the band's name became recognizable to millions worldwide.

Even more recognition has come the band's way via Ben Gibbard's "side project" The Postal Service, which pumped out a big hit with "Such Great Heights" - a popular radio and online dance hit that was later covered by alt country rock outfit Iron & Wine, whose acoustic version of "Such Great Heights" brought them enormous attention and name recognition.

Let's face it, "Such Great Heights," both versions, is arguably one of the classic rock songs of the 21st century.

Curious to this indie rock fan and perhaps others is what happens when Ben Gibbard fans go to a Death Cab For Cutie concert and he doesn't play "Such Great Heights".

Gibbard is probably not stupid enough to fall for that every time; it can kill a singer/songwriter to be "type cast" in the music industry by one song or one sound.

For example, such a dilemma is threatening to "do in" Blue October with their worldwide hit "Hate Me".
At this point, Blue October pretty much has to play "Hate Me" (trying not to) at every f**king concert or there will be a full-scale riot by hundreds, if not thousands, of screaming girls from pre-teens up to "full grown" adults.

There was a time when Pearl Jam couldn't have a concert without playing "Even Flow". In fact, it's still like that. Most recent example: Lollapalooza 2007 (Aug. 3-5, Chicago). Eddie, you don't "have to" do anything, remember?

In Gibbard's case, his talent speaks for itself and it is unlikely that he, of all the songwriters out there, is to be pigeon-hold into one sound or song. So, with that in mind, what would you think Ben Gibbard has on his iPod?

Well, let Ben tell you what music he listens to; for starters, his tastes in music are surprisingly eclectic - from post modern minimalism (Brian Eno) and electronica pop (Letting Up Despite Great Faults) to country (Joe Tex) and R&B (Doris Duke).

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Tens of thousands of music fans have assembled in Chicago's Grant Park on the shores of Lake Michigan to attend the three-day annual Lollapalooza Festival.

Despite increasing clouds late Saturday and the chance for showers on Sunday, lower ticket sales than organizers would have wanted (there are still tickets available on the Lollapalooza website, but no word, of course of how many. Nevertheless, a sea of people have gathered in Chicago for one of the most celebrated music festivals in North America.

For rock and pop music fans, especially those with modern tastes, the dizzing array of artists and bands playing at the festival is overwhelming, and unfortunately conflicting as there are many cases in which popular artists and groups are playing at the same time but on different stages, making it a hard choice for fans. Altogether, there are some 100 performers playing on nine stages for three dog days of summer.

Some of the top billed acts include popular indie and rock artists such as Muse, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Spoon, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Pete Yorn, Peter Bjorn and John, Regina Spektor, Snow Patrol, Blue October, Paolo Nutini, !!!, Yo La Tengo, Peter Bjorn and John, Annuals, TV on the Radio, MIA, Tokyo Police Club, The Fratellis, Blonde Redhead, LCD Soundsystem, Motion City Sountrack, Stephen Marley and the festival-closer, Pearl Jam.

Note: Check back later when I will provide links to each individual artist playing at the festival in case you missed it, plus official event video, photographs as well as amateur film and photos (even though they are not allowed) and whatever else I can find.

In addition, there will be a listing of upcoming festivals and other concerts of many of the best indie bands as well as those lesser known. There will also be some mainstream rock and pop, but that is of course not the emphasis, thus the name of this site. ;-)

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