Trends Looks At Lollapalooza Buzz Bands Green Day and Phoenix

By Doug Lazy on August 9, 2010

As the clean-up begins in Chicago’s Grant Park the internet buzz about last weekend’s Lollapalooza starts to pick up pace. With the press circling Lady Gaga‘s crowd-surfing exploits and all the YouTube clips capturing the tears in her fishnets Trends thought they’d do something radical and check out three of the bands who wowed the crowd most with their music.

Read on to check out their top picks, and head over to the Live at Lollapalooza hub to see more behind-the-scenes action…

3. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
2,672,646 plays (136,947 listeners)
Top Track:

The Californian hippie-combo’s debut album Up From Below picked up a lot of fans last year, with single “Home” beomcing one of the year’s buzz tracks. Live sets might look like a 60’s love-in, but Lollapalooza fans loved the set.

2. Phoenix (pictured)
28,074,144 plays (840,315 listeners)
Top Track:

French alt-rock heroes Phoenix won hearts and minds last year with Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, an effort that had people singing along around the world, with Chicago clearly no exception.

1. Green Day
96,983,815 plays (2,151,708 listeners)
Top Track:
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Former punk-rock scamps Green Day are now pretty much the godfathers of the scene, with more than two decades of experience in keeping their audience the happiest on the planet. Lollapalooza saw them deliver another hits-and-covers set, closing the festival on an epic scale.

For more from behind the scenes at Lollapalooza head to WXRT, meanwhile check back at Trends every weekday for latest news about the music you’re really playing.

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