SPIN.com is packing up its festival bags once again this weekend for one of summer's biggest weekends: Lollapalooza, in Chicago's gorgeous Grant Park. With headline sets from the likes of Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, Wilco, and Kanye West, Lolla lacks little in star power, and we're unleashing our hounds accordingly. Here's a rundown of our Lollapalooza plans for your Web-surfing pleasure:
Holla from Lolla: Live from Grant Park
Utilizing our SPIN Live video player, our correspondents will be bringing you backstage and behind the scenes at Lollapalooza, all weekend long. We'll be cruising Grant Park and filming little shoutouts from Lolla performers, bringing you some of the festival flavor -- in real time! Click here for Holla from Lolla!
Live from the Eastsport Café at the Hard Rock Hotel
There's no better hangout spot for bands at Lollapalooza than the Hard Rock Hotel, where they get gifted and pampered. And SPIN.com will be stationed inside the hotel, filming sit-down chats with Lollapalooza bands and a few acoustic performances from the Eastsport Café stage.
Scheduled to perform: Butch Walker, the Black Lips, Ferras, Ben Jelen, Tally Hall, Marnie Herald, Ruby Rivers, and more!
Scheduled to appear: the National, Toadies, the Cool Kids, Battles, Girl Talk, Yeasayer, the Go! Team, Explosions in the Sky, and many more!
FREE Afterparty with the Gutter Twins!
SPIN and Dell Summer Rocks are putting on a rad afterparty on Friday, Aug. 1, with the amazing Gutter Twins (featuring ex-Afghan Whig Greg Dulli and ex-Screaming Tree Mark Lanegan) and Does It Offend You, Yeah? at Reggie's. Click here to find out how to get FREE tickets!
Lollapalooza Official After Shows
One of the most awesome things about Lollapalooza is how it literally takes over the entire city of Chicago. Many of the Windy City's venues get filled up for intimate, late-night sets from Lollapalooza performers, and SPIN is presenting some awesome ones:
Thursday, July 31: Mark Ronson and the Version Players at House of Blues
Friday, August 1: Mates of State and MGMT at Double Door
Saturday, August 2: Butch Walker with Serena Ryder at Cubby Bear
AT&T blue room Webcasts
Can't make it to Chicago's Grant Park? You can still catch sets from the Raconteurs, Wilco, Bloc Party, and many more thanks to our friends at AT&T blue room, who are bringing gorgeous streaming video direct to your computer screen. Check back to SPIN.com for the each day's complete schedule.