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
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »