If anything, we’ll remember Lollapalooza ’09 as being three things: loud, hot, and wet. So when the searing temperatures, occasional downpours, and eardrum-busting sound systems got too much to bear, refuge was available in SPIN’s backstage bar. The drinks were cold, shade and shelter were plentiful, and the music was soft as some of Lollapalooza’s best up-and-comers stopped by for mini acoustic sets.
Check out performances below from Brooklyn songsmith Kevin Devine, Alaskan auteurs Portugal. The Man, psych denizens Amazing Baby, thenewno2 (featuring Dhani Harrison, son of Beatle George), spazzy folksters Ezra Furman & the Harpoons, emotive punks Band of Skulls, hard rockers Carney, and rootsy troubadour Joe Pug — it’s an exclusive taste of Lolla bands that are bound to creep their way up the festival bills in years to come.
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Videos by Erik Bjella, Nick Lindaman, and Dustin Bigelow of Acute Focus Productions