Lollapalooza Friday Picks by Video

Lollapalooza is two short weeks away. Friday’s lineup is solid and there are some difficult choices to make. But we’ve managed to settle on our schedule for the day. Below are some videos from each artist we’ve picked; some live and some studio work. Out of Friday’s entire lineup, I’m most interested in seeing The Decemberists if, for no other reason, to hear their new album played live. They seem to be really growing into their sound and that’s pretty exciting. But I’m also really looking forward to Heartless Bastards, Fleet Foxes and Heartless Bastards.

Here they are the Sound Citizen picks, in order of their scheduled appearances for Friday, August 7.

The Henry Clay People, 11:30 a.m. Relatively raw but their solid, steady sound does it for me.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRU4veQx2fg[/youtube]

Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears, 1:00 p.m. One of our favorite concerts this year. Don’t miss this one.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3GJCRR4pp4[/youtube]

The Gaslight Anthem, 2:00 p.m. They draw comparisons to Bruce Springsteen (they’re from Jersey too) but mainly seeing them because I’m not yet sold on White Lies, playing a different stage.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2Leo9HSaGQ[/youtube]

Heartless Bastards, 3:00 p.m. Loving this straightforward rock sound. They were touring with Dan Auerbach — a big endorsement in my book. Along with this video is another great one here.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71mt0FcgGI8[/youtube]

STS9, 4:00 p.m. Don’t know anything about them and I’ve never seen them. But I’m definitely intrigued.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9gelf4L-k8&feature=PlayList&p=08AA5233A7A8FAC4&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=12[/youtube]

Fleet Foxes, 5:00 p.m. There’s something about this band; kind of a throwback to the 60’s folk/trippy scene, Neil Young, Beatles… interesting. Below is one breakout hit, here’s another.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brZTvGIzeGg[/youtube]

The Decemberists, 6:00 p.m. As mentioned previously, this one has “show stealer” written all over it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTF53wTWZz4[/youtube]

Andrew Bird, 7:00 p.m. The Chicago boy returns. Big Bird fan, excited to see him for the first time.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JXT3D7vZWg&feature=related[/youtube]

Kings of Leon, 8:15 p.m. Maybe the radio has overplayed them, but Kings of Leon put on a great and powerful performance.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcJN68PuOVQ[/youtube]

Coming soon – our Saturday picks!

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