Chicago

Radiohead, NIN to Top Lollapalooza 2008 Bill?

by Jonathan on March 7, 2008

From Pitchfork:

Lollapalooza 2008 hits Chicago’s Grant Park August 1-3, and it’s looking like this year’s fest has gone to the gloomy and the angry. A report on Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot’s blog Turn It Up indicates that frequently unnerved Radiohead and perennially angsty Nine Inch Nails will be the guests of honor at Perry Farrell’s next party.

According to Kot, “industry sources have confirmed that Radiohead has been booked as the centerpiece of the festival,” not terribly surprising given all of Thom Yorke and company’s other planned festival activity. Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails will occupy two of the fest’s three nightly headlining spots, and it’s doubtful anyone will bat an eyelash if Jack Johnson winds up with the third one.

Representatives for Radiohead and Lollapalooza have not yet responded to requests for confirmation.

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Vote for Green Plastic!

by Jonathan on August 9, 2001

After seeing the Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal shows, Green Plastic is taking a week vacation and will not be back until sometime late next week. We had a great time at the shows and even had a chance to meet the band and talk with them afterwards. It was also nice to meet Beryl from FMA!

Jonathan is included in a small article in the current issue of Spin magazine so make sure to check that out!

Also, while you’re here…. Please vote for Green Plastic in this year’s Online Music Awards! Last year we got 2nd runner-up thanks to your votes! Just click the button below! Thanks!



See you next week!

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Tonight: Chicago

by Jonathan on August 1, 2001

Radiohead will be playing in the Windy City tonight at Hutchinson Field in Grant Park. Here are the times:

Gates Open: 4:00 pm
Beta Band: 6:00 pm
Kid Koala: 7:00 pm
Radiohead: 7:45 pm
Curfew: 10:00 pm (Strict)

After the show, head on over to AliveOne on 2683 N. Halsted Street. They will be throwing a “Post Party” and will have live Radiohead music and videos going on. No, the band will not be there and yes, it is for people over 21. Sorry! I may be there if the traffic isn’t bad.

The Chicago Tribune has some articles up about tonight’s show. Go here, here, or here. {thanks to Linque and Mike}


Worried about traffic tonight? We are too. Tony Gomez wrote in and let us know about some construction work that may affect you:

for the chicago show, construction is going to start at 9 p.m central time on the chicago interstate system. i’ve been personally involved before in chicago’s night time construction and it’s horrible. you can find out more @ chicagotribune.com. click on traffic. i suggest telling people to prepare for delays, and leave early. traffic will be reduced to one lane wherever possible.

More Atlanta stuff
The Atlanta Journal Constitution has a review and some pictures of Monday night’s show in Atlanta. {thanks to Julie, Brian, & G}


Jonny Yahoo! Chat
Jonny Greenwood will be doing a Yahoo! Chat on Wednesday, August 8. For more info, click here. {thanks to G}
More ticket auctions!
Some more shows have been added to the Yahoo! Radiohead ticket auctions for charity. Linky.
Vapour Brothers
The Vapour Brothers have updated their site with the “I Might Be Wrong” video and an unreleased blip! {thanks to Jody}
Green Plastic on Vacation
Yes, I will be heading up to Chicago shortly with a friend to see tonight’s show. Then it’s off to Toronto and Montreal. After those two concerts, I will be secluded up in New York away from technology and computers so greenplastic.com will not be updated until sometime around August 17. If I do get a chance to access the Internet, I may make a couple of news updates. 🙂

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“Knives Out” on MTV USA

by Jonathan on July 24, 2001

The premiere of the “Knives Out” video on MTV USA will happen this Wednesday night (July 25) at 10pm EDT/ 9 CDT on the show MTV2 Presents: Tours To Watch. {thanks to Daniel, Parker, & Greg}

More Chicago tickets Online!
Ticketmaster.com has released some more tickets for the August 1 show in Chicago! Hurry! {thanks to Tim}

Radiohead after party
aliveOne (2683 N. Halsted Street in Chicago) will be throwing a “Radiohead After Party” right after the August 1 show in Chicago. The fun begins around 10:30pm and will last until closing time, which is at 2am. Green Plastic will be there. Will you? Stop on by! Sorry, 21 and over only.

Music Connection
Radiohead is the featured story for this week at Music Connection Magazine. {thanks to Andrew 37}

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More on Green Party rally in Chicago

by Jonathan on July 23, 2001

We received the following email from Clint Hendler (Rally Cooridinator for the Campus Greens Super Rally to be held in Chicago on August 10) after posting the July 14 story about Radiohead being invited:

I thought that you might appreciate an update on Radiohead’s possible appearance at the Campus Greens Super Rally for Radical Change.

As you know, Radiohead openly endorsed Ralph Nader’s 2000 Green Presidential Campaign. Radiohead was invited to several Super Rallies–stadium sized political events that attracted over 10,000 people a piece–but the band was always unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts, most of which had to do with the concurrent release of ‘Kid A.’

Many astute fans may remember how at the end of their ‘Kid A’ Saturday Night Live appearance Thom Yorke held up a sign that read “Let Ralph Debate!” That sign was a reference to Ralph Nader’s exclusion from the fall’s presidential debates.

Radiohead’s music often reveals their politics, and their politics have much in common with the Green Party’s. Shared concerns include the increased corporatization of the world, the environmental and social hazards of a car based society, slick politicians, and the undue power of global entities like the WTO and the IMF.

We invited Radiohead because we wanted them to share a stage with those who shared their views. Radiohead has not yet accepted our invitation, but they have also not yet rejected it. They are available the night of our rally, August 10th, and are going to be in the midwest. These facts give us hope.

As a special note, greenplastic’s mention of The Campus Greens Super Rally for Radical change netted us more browser hits than any other website in this month. And the news item has only been on the site for five days! I would like to extend a special invitation to Chicago area Radiohead fans to attend our Rally, whether the band makes it or not. It will be a great opportunity to learn about a new political movement that is exciting both the band and the nation.

For more information about the Campus Greens, click here.

Speaking of Chicago
Delilah’s (located at 2771 North Lincoln Avenue in Chicago) will be doing a “Radiohead Night” this Saturday, July 28 from 9pm to 3am. It is for fans 21 and older. No cover charge! {thanks to Tony}

Berlin Radio 1
Berlin’s Radio 1 is transmitting last year’s Radiohead Show (04.07.00) on the 31st of July from 11pm to 1 am (CET). You can also listen to it via Internet. The URL of their live-stream is: http://www.radio1.de/live.smi {thanks to a href=”http://www.meetingpeopleiseasy.de”>www.meetingpeopleiseasy.deEric}

Radiohead featured on cover of Alternative Press

Radiohead will be gracing the cover of the September 2001 issue of Alternative Press. {thanks to Matt}

New Zealand
TV2 in New Zealand will be showing Radiohead – Live in Paris on Sunday night (29th July) at 11pm. Also, Radiohead will be on a radio program called ‘The Mix’, at 11.06 pm on friday night on National Radio.
{thanks to Marcel}

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Atlanta & Chicago ticket auctions

by Jonathan on July 19, 2001

You can now bid on tickets for either the Atlanta or Chicago shows by going here. All proceeds will go to Amnesty International.

Win tickets for Belfast!
There will be a contest to win tickets to see Radiohead in Belfast (September 14) on BBC Radio Ulster (Across the Line). Listen to 94.5 FM for details. {thanks to Adam}

MuchMusic
MuchMusic and MuchUSA will be airing the “Amnesiac/Kid A in Paris” concert on July 24 at 9pm EDT. {thanks to giulie}

More Chicago
The Chicago Tribune and the Sun-Times both have articles about the change of venue in Chicago from Arvey Field to Hutchinson Field, located in Grant Park. As we reported earlier today, more tickets (about 9500) will go on sale this Saturday at 10am CDT at all Chicago Ticketmaster outlets and the Park West Box Office only. There will be NO TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET. {thanks to Abe}

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