Sunday, July 13, 2003

Lollapalooza: Mainstage acts

Rooney: 2:15 (all times p.m.)

Members: Robert Carmine (vocals), Taylor Locke (lead guitar), Matthew Winter (bass), Louie Stephens (keyboards), Ned Brower (drums)

Sound: So-Cal style and '80s pop - with a touch of Weezer.

Standout song: "Shakin'"

Latest album: May's Rooney

Fun fact: Carmine is the younger sibling of Jason Schwartzman, actor (Rushmore) and Phantom Planet drummer.

The Donnas: 3:15

Members: Maya Ford (bass, vibraslap), Torry Castellano (drums), Allison Robertson (guitar), Brett Anderson (vocals)

Sound: Riot grrl garage rock meets power punk

Standout song: "Take It Off"

Latest album: 2002's Spend the Night

Fun Fact: The all-woman group started playing together as teens and even now all of the members are in their early 20s.

Jurassic 5: 4:20

Members: MCs Chali 2na, Zaakir, Akil and Marc 7 and DJs Cut Chemist and Nu-Mark

Sound: Old-school hip-hop

Standout song: "What's Golden"

Latest album: 2002's Power in Numbers

Fun fact: Jurassic 5 is the combination of two L.A.-based groups: Unity Community and Rebels of Rhythm.

Queens of the Stone Age: 5:25

Members: Josh Homme (guitar/vocals), Nick Oliveri (bass, vocals), Mark Lenegan (vocals), Troy Van Leeuwen (keyboards), Joey Castillo (drums)

Sound: Prog-rock, grunge and a bit o' Black Sabbath

Standout song: "No One Knows"

Latest album: 2002's Songs for the Deaf

Fun fact: The band has a revolving door of members from groups such as Ween, A Perfect Circle, Kyuss and Screaming Trees; their last drummer was none other than the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl.

Incubus: 6:40

Members: Brandon Boyd (vocals), Mike Einziger (guitar), Ben Kenney (bass), Jose Pasillas (drums), DJ Kilmore (turntables)

Sound: Fusion-funk meets metal.

Standout song: "Pardon Me"

Latest album: 2001's Morning View

Fun Fact: The band will release its next album in early 2004.

Audioslave: 8:15

Members: Chris Cornell (vocals), Tim Commerford (bass), Tom Morello (guitar), Brad Wilk (drums)

Sound: Funky rap-rock with a dash of Zeppelin

Standout song: "Like a Stone"

Latest album: 2002's Audioslave

Fun fact: Cornell was the front man for Soundgarden and the rest of the band used to be Rage Against the Machine.

Jane's Addiction: 9:50

Members: Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar), Stephen Perkins (drums), Chris Chaney (bass)

Sound: Early '90s prealternative, post-punk rock

Standout song: "Been Caught Stealing"

Latest album: Strays, to be released July 22

Fun fact: Farrell organized Lollapalooza in 1991 and original Jane's Addiction broke up not long after the tour concluded.

2nd stage highlights

Fingertight: 2:40

Members: Scott Rose (vocals), Sergio Reynoso (guitar), Jesse Del Rio (bass), Kirk Shelton (drums)

Sound: Post-punk hard rock

Standout song: "Bellevue"

Latest album: In the Name of Progress due in September

Fun fact: The band has built up a fan base almost entirely through self-marketing and online music.

MC Supernatural: 3:25

Member: He works alone

Sound: Straight up freestyle rap

Standout song: "Work it Out"

Latest album: The Lost Freestyle Files debuted in March

Fun fact: Supernatural won a now-legendary rap battle against renowned Chicago freestyler J.U.I.C.E.

Cave In: 4:10

Members: Stephen Brodsky (guitar, vocals), John-Robert Conners (drums), Adam McGrath (guitar), Caleb Scofield (bass)

Sound: Alt-metal emo, Radiohead lite

Standout song: "Brain Candle"

Latest album: Antennae, released this spring

Fun fact: Opened for the Foo Fighters on their European tour last year.

The Distillers: 6:35

Members: Brody Armstrong (vocals), Andy Outbreak (drummer), Tony Bevilacqua (guitar), Ryan Sinn (bass)

Sound: Revivalist punk - the way it ought to be

Standout song: "City of Angels"

Latest album: Coral Fang is due this fall

Fun fact: Cincinnati is one of the band's favorite cities; there's even a song about it on their upcoming album.

Lollapalooza's encore
A history of Lollapalooza
Lollapalooza: Mainstage acts

'World's biggest air show' lands
Planes on display
Outside the main event, there's more to do
Precision flying teams will provide the 'wows'
Ace Hollywood celebs should be there, too

Kendrick: BrailleNote opens worlds
TV: Press always meets with surprises
'Something's Afoot' is something of a stiff
Crow show/DVD taping starts, stops and rewinds
Irish dance alive and flinging at cultural club's June 29 festival
Women's Theater Initiative first in America to put on 'In Flame'
'Traviata' has clumsy start, powerful finish
Think you look like Harry?
Get to it!