Of course, with all the great festival hijinks during the day, you can’t forget about all of the great post-parties at night. Here’s a run-down of some of the major post-Lolla gigs already announced. Undoubtedly, there are probably a few others I missed and quite a few more that will spontaneously sprout up over the next two days. Keep your eyes peeled during the festival and feel free to pass along any other gigs or parties in the comments section of this post.
The Walkmen at Schubas - 11pm
Right after their 7:30pm set in Grant Park, the Walkmen will be darting up north to the corner of Belmont and Southport to rock the quaint confines of Schuba's. Unfortunately, even with the hefty $20 ticket price, this one already sold out.
Anthony Gonzalez, one half of French synth-rockers M83 will be manning the decks of Sonotheque with DJ Jordan Zawideh. After a long, hot day in Grant Park, basking in the low-key, climate-controlled, acoustically-tuned environment of Sonotheque might just be a euphoric experience in itself, no matter who is spinning the tunes.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre at Dark Room - 9pm
Thanks to the brilliant documentary, Dig!, I am now completely obsessed with this band. The Jonestown are actually playing Saturday afternoon at Lolla, but I couldn't help but notice that Dig! co-stars(or should I say, arch rivals?) The Dandy Warhols are scheduled from 7:30-8:30pm Sunday night. Hmmm... That would be perfect timing for the Dandy's to casually stroll on over to the Dark Room after their Lolla gig to come check out the Jonestown who will probably be starting their set around 10 or 11. Perhaps a spontaneous reunion or jam session might ensue??? Yeah, right...but then again I never thought I would see Roger Waters play with Pink Floyd again, so I guess stranger things have happened.
And what's this?? Is tambourine-man Joel back in the band?? Check out the pictures from the Jonestown's recent performance at London’s Queen Elizabeth hall on www.underexposed.org.uk. If Joel is really back with the band, this really will be a post-show party.