It's the 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza, and the August 5-7 Chicago festival features a whopper of a lineup, ranging from chart-topping heroes like Eminem, Coldplay, and Foo Fighters to its usual assortment of hot up-and-comers, quality hip-hop, and edgy dance music, starring Skrillex and Kid Cudi, among others.
Here, we highlight 20 acts you need to know about whether you're heading to Grant Park or just enjoying them at home. Check out our picks, hear tunes, and watch videos!
Preview by Peter Gaston
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »