July 3, 2003

Cave In Rock ‘Last Call’ Set Sights on Lollapalooza

By Randy J. Klodz

Though Cave In has been releasing albums since 1998 and has achieved highly-regarded status in the press, many music fans aren’t familiar with the Boston quintet’s brand of ethereal rock that will bring them to the stages of this year’s Lollapalooza tour which is set to hit the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park on July 12.

Cave In—which includes Stephen Brodsky (vocals, guitar), Adam McGrath (guitar), Caleb Scofield (bass) and John-Robert Conners (drums)—may have toured the world with the likes of the Foo Fighters, but they were rookies to late night television performance until the band’s recent showing on “Last Call with Carson Daly.” The band may have been a bit on edge for its first TV performance, but the stage set-up helped comfort the band. “It didn’t really feel like playing a TV show that much,” said Stephen Brodsky. “They had a stage that wasn’t very brightly lit—sort of dim. It seemed like they tried to make it as much of a rock club atmosphere as possible.”

Brodsky and his band will be playing the second stage on this year’s Lollapalooza, a tour that Brodsky first attended at the age of 15, when Sonic Youth, Pavement and the Jesus Lizard were on the bill. From what Brodsky could tell of the fans that attended that show, he said that they “were just a little bit more aware of their surroundings than say your average music listener,” something that he said he could relate with, which is one reason for the band to be excited about this tour.

Cave In will be touring in support of the March-released “Antenna” which contains the single “Anchor” that opens with the lyrics: “Whatever makes you tired / The resting always fails / Because anywhere you lay yourself is a bed of nails.” Other stand-out tracks on the album include “Seafrost,” “Beautiful Son” and “Penny Racer.”

Other bands scheduled play the Tinley Park date of the Lollapalooza tour include Jane’s Addiction, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, Audioslave, The Donnas and many others. Tickets for this show range from $46-$56 with show start time at noon. For more information on Lollapalooza 2003 log onto www.lollapalooza.com.

Cave In Photo: RCA Records