Lollapalooza: Killers, Jane's Addiction, Band of Horses, Lou Reed, Deerhunter, Dan Auerbach, Cold War Kids, Passion Pit, Neko Case, Gang Gang Dance, Dan Deacon, Bat for Lashes, MSTRKRFT, Boys Noize, and others | Grant Park | Fairs & Festivals | Chicago Reader

Lollapalooza: Killers, Jane's Addiction, Band of Horses, Lou Reed, Deerhunter, Dan Auerbach, Cold War Kids, Passion Pit, Neko Case, Gang Gang Dance, Dan Deacon, Bat for Lashes, MSTRKRFT, Boys Noize, and others Recommended All Ages Soundboard Critics' Picks

When: Sun., Aug. 9, 11 a.m. 2009

It’s been a good year for witchy wonderfulness, but Natasha Khan’s latest Bat for Lashes record, Two Suns (Astralwerks), and its subsequent live-wolves-unitards-smoke-machines-on-blast videos take spooky hipster enchantress to the top floor. The album uses dueling narratives to construct a study of good girl vs. bad girl, proving the old adage that bad girls go everywhere—boys’ beds, world tours, the back booths of clubs. In the case of Two Suns, the good and bad are two warring facets of Khan, and though she’s not particularly comfortable with her blond bad-girl half, the tunes the good girl sings—Pollyannaish ballads of yearning for home and family—are a snore. The bad girl has the good songs and a heart full of earth-shredding ambition—which, when matched with casually slinky, up-tempo darkwave pop, is infinitely more compelling. This set is part of LollapaloozaJessica Hopper

Price: $80 (three-day pass $250)

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