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07-11-2008, 03:08 PM

Perry Farrell takes his new band Satellite Party to the Red Rock pool on Saturday, and Farrell -- who created Lollapalooza in 1991 -- says the show could be a first step in eventually bringing a Lollapalooza-type music fest to Vegas.

"Honestly, I would love to do something out there (in Vegas), whether it would be Lollapalooza or a Satellite Party, and do it really well. This is kind of a little taste of what it can be, on Saturday night," he says.

On Saturday, his rock trio (including wife Etty Farrell) will be joined by guitarist Dave Navarro. So between Farrell and Navarro, half of Jane's Addiction will rock it.

Last weekend, Farrell showed up at Red Rock for the same type of event called "Bottle Rock-It," where Slash performed and was joined by drummer Jason Bonham, Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell and Spacehog's Royston Langdon. With Farrell onstage, they blasted Jane's "Mountain Song" and covered "Superstition" and "Whole Lotta Love."

While talking about Las Vegas' presumed-dead Vegoose music festival, Farrell says he never went. But he points out it was run by the organizers of the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, instead of his friends who organize Coachella into the best fest of the West, near Palm Springs.

"Notice it's not as good as Coachella, right?" he says.

"From what I hear about Vegoose, if I were to plan it, I wouldn't plan it that way. That's all I'm saying. But maybe one day, it'll be great if I got to go in there and do something great with an installation in Vegas."

What would he do differently than Vegoose did?

"If I told you, then I wouldn't be hired," he says and chuckles. "You know what? Let me just show you on Saturday what things might look like. It won't be polished up; it won't be finished by any means; but it's a little taste to get your appetite whet."

Farrell says a Vegas music festival would succeed if it did what Lollapalooza and Coachella do right: create a finely organized scene for "the youth, and the intelligentsia and the alternatives."

"What I want to do with the Satellite Party is to create a scene," he says. "It's gotta be a new scene, a new sound, a new look, and I think we're gettin' there. It will take some time. Jane's Addiction took five years. And then on the sixth year, we did Lollapalooza. So we're building a new concept now that will be in Las Vegas" on Saturday.

Satellite Party plays at 9 p.m. Saturday. It's $20 at the door (797-7777). Cabanas and chairs are first come, first serve. If you go at 7 p.m., you can pay $15 for a wine tasting. Which sounds odd. But Farrell suggests wine on ice with fruit, and he boasts that proceeds go to the Springs Preserve.

"So that's another cool thing."

07-11-2008, 03:10 PM
He wants to try and succeed where Vegoose couldnt keep going...

07-11-2008, 03:12 PM
This could get interesting.

07-11-2008, 03:14 PM
based on his new "dance tent" at Lolla and it's line up (DJ Momjeans closing saturday night... seriously) this has fail written all over it.

07-11-2008, 03:15 PM
i might go check it out this weekend. $20 bucks for a pool party w/ perry playing in the background and maybe some artwork.

07-11-2008, 03:23 PM
this has potential

Mr. Dylanja
07-11-2008, 03:32 PM
Whose headlining?

07-11-2008, 03:33 PM
Too bad Satellite Party is pretty lame.

07-11-2008, 03:42 PM
i've never heard them so maybee i'll pass or just go for the wine and pool.

07-11-2008, 03:42 PM
Whose headlining?

Outkast and Tool

07-11-2008, 03:49 PM
what does lollapalooza do right?

07-11-2008, 03:50 PM
Outkast and Tool

and Radiohead with The Knife playing before them.

07-11-2008, 05:51 PM
Perry and Dave at Red Rock tomorrow? I'm there.

07-11-2008, 06:00 PM
and Radiohead with The Knife playing before them.


07-11-2008, 06:11 PM
He Cancelled Kidzapalooza BTW

Mr. Dylanja
07-11-2008, 06:20 PM
Outkast and Tool

WOW, do we know each other? Those would probably be my 2 personal choices, seen Tool 9 times but Outkast only once...

Love that Stanky avatar btw...

07-11-2008, 06:28 PM
It says on the site that Kidapalooza is postponed to summer 2009...

This is the thing at Red Rocks..

Perry Farrell
& special guest Dave Navarro
Saturday, July 12th
Showtime: 9pm Doors: 8pm
Buy Tickets Now!
All Tickets General Admission $20+tax/fees
Standing Room Only
Must be 21and over.

If you click in it's actually $22 plus service charges ($31 total), standing room only, 21 +, etc...

07-11-2008, 07:21 PM
That'd be cool. I loved Vegoose last year. I'm not sure why it isn't back this year. Oh well... LOLLA in 3 weeks muthafuckas! :D

07-11-2008, 10:38 PM
Vegoosaloosa would be a great name

07-11-2008, 10:40 PM
what does lollapalooza do right?

They get Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, and Nine Inch Nails as headliners.

rage patton
07-15-2008, 01:13 AM
It sounds like Perry wants Goldenvoice to do a fesival in Vegas, not C3, the Lollapalooza people.

07-15-2008, 01:20 AM
Vegoose should've had on-site camping because affordable rooms in Vegas are in short supply on weekends, especially Halloween when there's over 9,000 other things going on.

07-15-2008, 01:28 AM
Yes they should have. It seemed like there was enough room.

07-15-2008, 06:02 AM
I dunno if it'll work for him. I've read that Vegoose wasn't successful last year... if a lineup that stacked can't succeed, Perry is going to have a tough time.

07-15-2008, 07:00 AM
I wish Perry would just set up at a BART station and play. Allow the people with loose change to donate what they want. He's spending too much money booking venues. He just wants to play, so play damm it.

07-15-2008, 07:05 AM
Vegoose would have been better attended had it been closer to downtown.

07-15-2008, 07:19 AM
I didn't know the bastard knew about BART...

07-15-2008, 07:22 AM
Vegoose would have been better attended had it been closer to downtown.

Now that would be amazing!!!

07-15-2008, 07:53 AM
If they had something in Vegas like Coachella, I would definitely think about going.

07-15-2008, 09:04 AM
They should do a festival with all the ridiculous Vegas acts...Celine Dion, Siegfried & Roy, Wayne Newton...it would be awesome

07-15-2008, 09:05 AM
Don't forget Boy-lesque & a casino implosion for a finale

07-15-2008, 09:15 AM
sorry I left those out! Sounds like we have the beginning of an amazing festival!