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Shure Turns Up the Heat at Lollapalooza
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Shure Turns Up the Heat at Lollapalooza

 

THE REPLACEMENTS—With Adam “MCA” Yauch recovering from recent cancer surgery, the Beastie Boys were forced to cancel their Day 2 appearance at this year’s Lollapalooza. In their place, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs agreed to take the stage at the very last minute, sending lead singer Karen O scrambling through wardrobe for suitable stage attire to complement an equally electrifying set list including tunes like “Runaway” (from this year’s record It’s Blitz), “Y Control”, “Zero”, and even a few riffs paying homage to the Beasties’ 1994 hit, “Sabotage”.
 
Once onstage, O commandeered visual attention with a fluorescent outfit featuring a headdress and cape shaped from cloth cut-outs of multicolored human hands. Delivering her sound to the crowd using a handheld Shure UHF-R wireless transmitter sporting an SM58 capsule, the colorfully-clad Ms. O couldn’t stop smiling throughout the entire set. Drummer Brian Chase and guitarist Nick Zinner cut loose musically with equal panache, bringing the night to a close with a hot energy factor matching the day’s earlier air temps, which hovered around 90 degrees.
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