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!
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »