Dispatches Latter-Day Grunge

The sky is bright and without clouds, the mountains flecked with snow, and mist hangs over the lifeless Great Salt Lake. In this old railroad town near Salt Lake City, the land of Latter-Day Saints has provided a curious backdrop for a latter-day carnival. The Lollapalooza tour -- a festival of determinedly edgy alternative music featuring ethnic food, political forums and 12 bands, including rappers Arrested Development and female grunge rockers Babes in Toyland -- has pulled into clean-living Utah.

Lollapalooza began three years ago as the inspiration of singer Perry Farrell of the now defunct group Jane's Addiction; this year...

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