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The schedule for this year’s Lollapalooza has officially been released, which is exciting for those that like to plan ahead.  Of course, the announcement also brings some tough calls for fans of various bands.  The two main stages are separated by nearly a mile (and Chicago tends to be hot in early August), so festival-goers are typically forced to make decisions as to which bands they want to see at a particular time.  The full schedule can be accessed via the festival’s website, but here are some of the toughest conflicts that I’ve picked out.

Friday, August 3rd

Passion Pit vs. The Shins

The lineup for Lollapalooza 2012 was released on Wednesday, and it features a variety of different acts.  It’s not quite up to par with last year’s 20th anniversary lineup, but that would’ve been a tough task for Perry and co.  Here are some thoughts on this year’s lineup:

Red Hot Chili Peppers seem like an obvious, fitting choice for headliners due to the festival’s roots in 90s alternative rock culture.  But without guitar virtuoso John Frusciante, the group’s similar headlining performance from just a few years ago is going to be tough to top.

Exhaustion from a long day 2 at the hot Chicago festival prolonged this post, but here is a recap of Saturday’s Lollapalooza festivities.

Black Lips

Black Lips are known for their wild performances.  They have urinated on crowds before.  Thankfully, that level of ridiculousness did not occur during their 3pm set yesterday.  But the group was by no means boring.  They shotgunned numerous Bud Lights.  They played guitar with their teeth.  They spat upwards and caught it back in their mouths.  They threw up multiple times without missing a beat (a quite impressive accomplishment, actually).  When I say “they” I’m mostly referring to guitarist/vocalist Cole Alexander, perhaps one of the craziest young live musicians in the industry today.  Although the band is often regarded for their ability to entertain the crowd through those types of crazy acts, they have great songs as well.  The crowd was receptive to their older songs like “Dirty Hands” as well as the songs from their latest album Arabia Mountain.

Lollapalooza has teamed up with addicting social trivia web & phone application Qrank in order to drop hints about its 20th anniversary lineup.  The game is available on both Facebook and the Qrank mobile apps, and it features questions about Lollapalooza history.  After some questions, a riddle pops up with a clue about an artist playing the festival.  This is a smart, unique and entertaining marketing strategy, similar to the “Wheel of Fortune” style lineup announcement that the festival used last year.