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Lollapalooza (almost) releases lineup; Hopscotch joins the festival fray; Bieber tops the charts

LollapaloozaLollapalooza lineup - it's a puzzle.

- Summer mega-festival Lollapalooza released its lineup yesterday. Well, not really. It revealed one letter: O. And then it let the Internet take over from there. The Vanna White-like reveal, it was enough for people who probably should have been doing something productive to determine a great number of the bands playing. Based just on the letter "o" and the number of letters, the headliners are: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Phoenix. Other acts likely for the three-day Chicago concert? Spoon, Devo, Grizzly Bear, the New Pornographers, MGMT. Lots more. Of course.

- Do we need another festival? Well, too bad. But Hopscotch Festival, organized by the folks behind North Carolina's Independent Weekly looks like a worthy addition to the ever-expanding festival universe. The inaugural fest will take over 10 venues in Raleigh, N.C., from Sept. 9-11 and feature the likes of Public Enemy, Panda Bear, Broken Social Scene, No Age and a bunch of David's favorites from SXSW, including Spider Bags, the Love Language and Best Coast. Also Sharon Van Etten, who was fantastic at the Black Cat last night; check the entire lineup.

- No surprise here - Justin Bieber finds himself at the top of the Billboard charts. "My World 2.0" sold 283,000 copies in its first week. His first album, "My World," moved from the No. 10 spot to No. 5, making him the first artist to chart two albums in the top five since Nelly did it in 2004. The big debut for the week was She & Him, the old-timey collaboration between Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. Their "Volume 2" sold 47,000 copies and landed in the No. 6 spot.

By David Malitz  |  April 1, 2010; 8:45 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Arcade Fire, Green Day, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Lollapalooza, Phoenix, Public Enemy, Soundgarden, The Strokes  
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