I promised Erick that I would write a review, but I will have to limit it to my favorite three shows of non-Headliners so I don't take up the whole blog (hopefully these YouTube clips will load).
- The Black Keys represented Ohio well with their two man only, blues/rock-fest. The show was full of energy in a "lets go play throw Frisbee" sort of way, but also made you just want to kick back and let the music crunch off your ear drums. Stack Shot Billy was my favorite song, which is actually a true story about one pimp shooting another in 1895. I couldn't find that so here is I Got Mine.
- MGMT is possibly the weirdest band I saw all weekend, but you have to have respect for a group that can get that many people amped up with jams that are heavily influenced by the keyboard. The lead singer made me think of a strung out, 21-year-old Neil Young-ish weirdo playing guitar on a street corner. Favorite song - Electric Feel
- John Butler Trio rocked the house with combinations of 5 finger picks, a slide, a banjo, a 12 string guitar, and a regular acoustic (and that was only his gear). The music inspired, motivated, but also made you just want to just drink/smoke/dance your face off; all at the same time. Funky Tonight was great and I think this is an official Lolla video, so it's better.
I did also want to mention that we were almost trampled to death during Rage Against The Machine and Kanye is way too full of himself but puts on a sweet light show.