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!
Ask John Lydon: Anger is an energy, but disco is a weapon. Like so many other first-wave punks and post-punks — Wire, Joy Division, the Clash and Blondie, just to name a handful — Johnny Rotten eventually discovered that setting his shredding guitars and caterwauling vocals to a dance-floor thump gave his music a power… More »