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Our Favorite Moments from Lollapalooza 2017

posted by Oscar August 8, 2017

I’ve been going to Lollapalooza every year since 2011 and in that time I’ve been lucky enough to see at the multi-day festival held at Grant Park some amazing sets from legendary acts, as well as witnessing the rise of acts that have gone on to become some of our favorites today. This year’s edition sure added more fun memories and great performances, so below I’ve highlighted the moments that have stood out the most from my time at Lolla 2017.

See the list below. Continue Reading

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Event: Jordan Brand Jam Night with Stix on 8/2

posted by Oscar July 27, 2017

Stix’s famous “Jam Night” is going to be taken to new heights this coming month, as the Social Experiment drummer is partnering with Jordan Brand for the latest installment.

To kickoff Lollapalooza 2017, Jordan Brand, Nike, and Stix are putting together a special edition of Jam Night that will include music, food, and more. The festivities will take place Wednesday, August 2nd at 32 S. State from 10pm- 1am.

As advised by the organizers, please refrain from wearing any competitive footwear.

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Lollapalooza 2017 Aftershows Announced, feat. Spoon, 6LACK, Whitney, Kaytranada

posted by Oscar May 30, 2017

The anticipation for Lollapalooza 2017 just grew a little more today thanks to the music festival announcing the official aftershows! This year will see over 55 performances, with more than 110 artists playing shows between Tuesday, August 1st through Sunday, August 6th at 16 venues throughout Chicago.

If you’ve got your tickets for Lolla then this is the best way to keep the party going… But if you couldn’t cop a full fest or even a day pass, then this is the move to see some of the dopest talent around.

Some of our favorite after parties include Spoon with CRX at the Metro, Kaytranada with Kweku Collins & Lou Phelps at Concord, Ryan Adams with The Districts at The Vic, Whitney with Kevin Devine at Thalia Hall, Highly Suspect & The Frights at Sub-T, Mac DeMarco at Concord, Royal Blood with White Reaper at Lincoln Hall, Lemon Twigs at Schubas, 6LACK and Michael Christmas at Reggie’s, and the homie Zane Lowe’s showcase at Concord featuring Towkio, Aminé, and Jidenna.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 2nd at 10am CT, to get your tix go to Do312.

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Lollapalooza 2017 Schedule (Set Conflicts!) Announced

posted by Oscar May 9, 2017

The most wonderful time of the year (summer festival season!) is pretty much upon us…. Which makes this build-up time to that, after receiving the schedule for Lollapalooza 2017, the most pseudo-torturous time of the year because now is the time during which we have to start planning our lives to maximize our experience at one of the most noteworthy festivals in the nation.

Below you’ll find the complete schedule for all dates (August 3-6), but allow us to break it down and highlight some of the more annoying time conflicts that will keep us second-guessing our decision(s) till pretty much showtime. Continue Reading

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Lollapalooza 2017 Lineup Features Chance The Rapper, Arcade Fire, Blink-182, Big Sean & more

posted by Oscar March 22, 2017

It’s heeeeeere!! The Lollapalooza lineup has arrived in the early, early hours of the morning (6am tho?!) and less than one day after 4-day passes sold out, we find out who’s playing Grant Park between August 3-6.

Chance all but confirmed his inclusion yesterday, but now we come to learn that young Chance The Rapper is actually the first name on this year’s lineup! Joining him to headline the storied festival are Arcade Fire, Muse, Blink-182, Cage The Elephant, Lorde, Run The Jewels, Alt-J, Big Sean, and The Shins.

But as with every year, it’s not just about the headliners!! Some of the other dope names that this year’s roster has to offer are other POD favorites like Migos, Spoon, Kaytranada, Ryan Adams, Phantogram, Mac DeMarco, Royal Blood, Highly Suspect, Aminé, Joey Bada$$, Charli XCX, Sampha, and Maggie Rogers.

Along with Chano, the Chicago presence on this lineup is also quite dope. This year we can catch acts that we fully endorse like Whitney, Noname, The O’My’s, Kweku Collins, and The Walters as the hometown highlights.

At the time of publication, you can still purchase single-day tickets on the Lollapalooza website.

See the lineup in the poster above or listed below. Continue Reading

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Lollapalooza Paris 2017 Lineup Revealed, feat. Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey

posted by Oscar January 17, 2017

Lollapalooza has expanded the famed French city of Paris for 2017, and today they’ve unveiled their first lineup. The inaugural edition of #LollaParis will take place July 22nd and 23rd at the Hippodrome de Longchamp, with headliner slots going to Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, and Lana Del Rey.

Further down the roster are acts like Alt-J, Pixies, The Roots, The Hives, Liam Gallagher, Skepta, Milky Chance, Bear’s Den, and more.

Info / tickets https://www.lollaparis.com

Check out the lineup above or in the reveal video below.

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Lollapalooza Argentina, Chile & Brazil 2017 Lineups Revealed

posted by Oscar September 28, 2016

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2017 may just be the year POD finally checks out a Lollapalooza down in South America, considering the upcoming year’s lineup! The Official 2017 Lineups for Argentina, Chile and Brazil have been revealed and feature some incredible artists headlining including Metallica, The Strokes, The Weeknd and The xx.

Some of the other awesome acts on the roster for all three countries include The Chainsmokers, Rancid, the 1975, and Cage The Elephant. See below for the roster posters for all South American editions.

Tickets for Lolla ArgentinaLolla Chile and Lolla Brazil are on sale now! Continue Reading

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Dopest Sights of Lollapalooza 2016

posted by Oscar August 4, 2016
Vic Mensa at Lollapalooza 2016 by Sarah Hess

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We’re still feeling the body aches of a 4-day celebration of the 25th anniversary of the staple music festival, Lollapalooza… But it turns out those battle wounds also serve as a reminder of the absolutely dope experiences we had during the extended weekend. During these 4 days we got to see acts in all sorts of different stages in their careers, from established international performers to local superstars in the making. It’s almost too difficult to narrow down a list of our favorite moments in a concise manner, but it’s our job to let the world know what’s dope, and lucky for us, we got plenty to choose from.

So peep below for the dopest sights of the fest, along with highlights from sets by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joey Purp, Vic Mensa, Jane’s Addiction, and Sir The Baptist, among others. Continue Reading

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Lollapalooza 2016 Schedule Announced

posted by Oscar May 9, 2016

Lollapalooza 2016 Schedule

We’re getting closer and closer to summer festival season and today we get another reason to get excited about it… Or even upset.

Lollapalooza have unveiled their 2016 schedule and man oh man are there some hard decisions to make between now and July 28-31. The daily breakdown has ultimately revealed the overlapping time slots for each date and with it comes some notable schedule conflicts. Some choices are easier than others (read: Radiohead on Friday) but that’s not the case all-around.

Check out some of the tough, POD approved sets to choose from below:

Thursday:

  • Lana Del Rey vs. J. Cole vs. The Last Shadow Puppets
  • Danny Brown vs. Wavves

Friday: 

  • Mac Miller vs. Wolf Alice vs. Future

Saturday:

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Disclosure vs. Vic Mensa

Sunday:

  • LCD Soundsystem vs. Die Antwoord vs. Ellie Goulding
  • Haim vs. Flatbush Zombies vs. Flume
  • Vince Staples vs. Bloc Party

Check out the full schedule here.

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Lollapalooza 2016 Lineup is Announced, feat. Radiohead, J. Cole, LCD Soundsytem, Future

posted by Oscar March 23, 2016

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Well, that was quick! This morning Lollapalooza organizers have already unveiled their 2016 lineup, less than 24 hours after the 4-day passes had sold-out.

This year’s lineup will have headliners in Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, J. Cole, Future, and Lana Del Rey.

Not only is Hip Hop very well represented here with acts liks G-Eazy, Big Grams, Mac Miller, Vince Staples, and Danny Brown all on the roster, but Chicago is also making its mark with Vic Mensa, Saba, Towkio, Sir The Baptist, and Smino all playing the festival this summer.

Check out the full lineup above. Single-day passes will be on sale TODAY at 10am, so be ready!

If you’re one of the lucky few with a pass this year, you’re in for a treat!

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Dopest Live Shows of 2015

posted by Oscar December 29, 2015

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If there’s one thing we love here at POD is live music, so for our latest year-end list we want to showcase some of our favorite shows we attended in 2015. Our tickets and press passes pictured above give you a pretty good idea of some of the concerts attended, but we couldn’t possibly fit into this one picture all of the dope sets we experienced all over the country since last year.

Hit the jump and read about which live shows were the dopest of the dope in 2015. Continue Reading

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A$AP Rocky & Tyler, The Creator Announce “Rocky & Tyler Tour”

posted by Ellena Rodriguez August 4, 2015

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Just two days after performing at Lollapalooza, here, in Chicago, A$AP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator have just announced that they’ll be going on tour TOGETHER. It will be called “Rocky & Tyler Tour” and will also feature special guests Danny Brown and Vince Staples. So far only nine dates have been released, but many more are to come…

They will kick off the tour on September 19th in Lowell, MA, and will stop at other major cities such as NYC, Dallas, Philadelphia, and of course Chicago.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Aug, 7th. More details about the upcoming tour will be released on rockyandtyler.com.

Check out the first nine dates down below! Continue Reading