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Bad For Lolla, Good For Us

Bands from defunct Lollapalooza set up own tours - Modest Mouse, the Secret Machines and the Polyphonic Spree plan club dates after the alt-rock fest is cancelled

Perry Farrell might be weeping into his ginseng-spiked smart drink, but Lollapalooza's premature demise has an upside: Your alternative-rock faves will be playing intimate clubs for $20 instead of massive, impersonal genera-sheds for $50. Several of the acts have already paired off for summer jaunts. Here's a quick rundown of the best Lolla-survivor gigs:

-- Yes, they are floating on. Suddenly hot Northwest quartet and MTV/VH1 regulars MODEST MOUSE have teamed up with underrated Dylan-goes-punk New Yorkers the Walkmen on selected dates in July and August, kicking off July 16 in Chico, Calif.

-- The Hair-meets-Flaming Lips spectacle that is THE POLYPHONIC SPREE hits the road with British granola-rockers Gomez for 28 dates starting July 16 in Vancouver. Can't beat a good glockenspiel solo.

-- Don't miss the psychedelic-rock tag-team event of the summer: Thundering, larger-than-life riffers THE SECRET MACHINES are joining forces with the Hello Sequence for a series of shows, including a July 16 stop in Raleigh, N.C.

Originally posted Jul 23, 2004 Published in issue #775 Jul 23, 2004 Order article reprints
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