Another day, another day closer to departure. Here's part three of Bears and Bullets Lollapalooza 2010 countdown.
#6: Hot Chip
As with The New Pornographers, English pop-dance-whatever group Hot Chip are making their first Lollapalooza appearance since 2006. Since the group's first appearance, the sounds of Alexis Taylor and a small amount of revolving members have achieved a slow progression through 2008's Made in the Dark and this year's One Life Stand, with songs like "Ready for the Floor" and "Shake a Fist" that we in the blog world have heard about probably a thousand times over.
Regardless, the group's dynamics and well-regarded live prowess push them to the middle of this year's list. Plus, I haven't seen them. Hot Chip will be performing at 6:00 on the Parkways stage, Friday, August 6.
Hot Chip - I Feel Better
#5: The National
If it hasn't been mentioned enough this year already, The National have become a pretty big deal. For the band's first studio release since 2007's The Boxer, 2010's High Violet have all-but affirmed their continuing climb up the indie music echelon.
On a short return from their last Lollapalooza performance in 2008, The National are set again to finish off the last night of the festival on the north side of the park, on the Playstation stage at 7:15, on Sunday, August 8. Side note; fans can meet the band at 4:30 on that Sunday for autographs at the F.Y.E. Tent.
The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
Check in Monday for Parts IV and V ...