Tokyo Police Club, Tapes ‘n Tapes Get Saturday Started
Lollapalooza's crowds surge as the weekend truly begins.
Further proving the existence of a work week, the crowd sizes ballooned on the second day of Lollapalooza, throngs of which rolled in before noon Saturday to check out Tokyo Police Club, the Newmarket, Ontario-based band whose sum total of released material to date barely surpasses the 30 minute mark. Leading off with “Cheer It On,” the recent Saddle Creek signees seemed both shocked and awed by being on the main stage, with frontman David Monks (vocals, bass) visibly shocked by the scores of concertgoers before him.
Across the field on the MySpace stage, Minneapolis’ Tapes ‘n Tapes took its cues from older indie greats, and even conjured a bit of classic, Beach Boys rock’n’roll via Matt Kretzman’s keyboards. “The Iliad” helped kick off their set, followed by the driving drums and tasteful, droning keyboards of “Beach Girls.” And toward the end of their set, the galloping beats of regular favorite “Insistor” captivated the crowd. NICHOLAS MILLS