Friday, March 20, 2009

Lollapalooza: Lou Reed, Neko Case, Andrew Bird

If the recent news about Beastie Boys, Depeche Mode, Kings of Leon and Jane's Addiction likely headlining Lollapalooza didn't excite you, you might like to hear that New York rock legend Lou Reed and two singer-songwriters with genuine indie cred, Neko Case and Andrew Bird, are also expected to appear in the lineup.

Jim DeRogatis of the Sun-Times reported the news this morning, citing "industry sources cornered at SXSW" as sources.

Reed would be an excellent addition to the lineup, as genuine, tried and true rock legends are often in short supply at the festival.

Case and Bird, both with Chicago ties and recently-released, critically-acclaimed albums, would also be welcome players. Former Chicagoan Case has scored legions of fans through her work with Canadian pop band The New Pornographers as well as her solo efforts, including this month's release, "Middle Cyclone." Bird has also achieved worldwide acclaim and overwhelmingly positive reviews with his recent release, "Noble Beast."

What do you think of these likely additions?

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