Lilith Fair

When Sarah McLachlan announced she’d be relaunching the Lilith Fair after a decade-long hiatus with a lineup 10 times more eclectic than its original lesbian-folk incarnation, it sounded fantastic. McLachlan secured commitments from Brandi Carlile, Carly Simon, Cat Power, Emmylou Harris, Heart, Kelly Clarkson, Loretta Lynn, Mary J. Blige, Norah Jones, Queen Latifah, and the Bangles. Want to know how many of those artists are playing the Gorge? Precisely zero. Erykah Badu, Sheryl Crow, and, of course, McLachlan will be there (among others), but is it any wonder discounted tickets have been going for the price of a half-rack of Keystone Ice? (Heart and Carlile not playing to a hometown crowd? What the fuck?) But ask yourself this: Is being sung to sleep by the sexiest voice in pop history at the best outdoor venue in America worth $10? Most definitely. MIKE SEELY

Sat., July 3, 1 p.m., 2010

 
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