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How Do Rappers Handle “Nigga” During the Rise of White-Dominated Festivals?

This past March in Amsterdam, Oddisee—a D.C. rapper whose music often wrestles with sociopolitical themes—had a surreal experience. During a performance, he spotted a white…
Brian Josephs / September 13, 2017

Watch Chance the Rapper Bring Out Vic Mensa and Francis & the Lights at Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is held in Chicago, which, as we all know, is Chance the Rapper's domain. And yesterday, he held court at Grant Park, delivering a…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / August 6, 2017

Watch The Killers Cover Smashing Pumpkins and Muse at Lollapalooza

During their set Friday night at Lollapalooza in Chicago, The Killers covered Muse’s "Starlight" and Smashing Pumpkin’s "Disarm." The Muse cover was perhaps a gift…
Taylor Berman / August 5, 2017

Lollapalooza Evacuated Due To Weather, Lorde Cut Short

Looks like Liam Gallagher had the right idea. Lollapalooza has cancelled the remainder of tonight’s performances, including Lorde’s headlining set, due to an approaching storm, and…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / August 4, 2017

Stream Lollapalooza Live: Blink-182, The Killers, Lorde, Migos, Mac DeMarco, and More

Lollapalooza 2017 kicks off in Chicago tonight, and if you weren't able to attend, perhaps you'll enjoy watching the livestream. The official stream kicks off…
Anna Gaca / August 3, 2017

Exploit LiveNation’s Near-Monopoly on Festivals With a $799 All-Access “Passport”

Can you name every festival operated by concert promotion giant/Ticketmaster conglomerate LiveNation? It's most of them. Our live music overlords just announced a new kind of all-access ticket:…
Anna Gaca / May 18, 2017

Lollapalooza 2017 Lineup: Lorde, Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire, Blink-182, and More

Lollapalooza's 2017 lineup was announced this morning. This year's festival, as it was last year, is four days long instead of the typical three. It will…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 22, 2017

For $4,200, You Can Stream Lollapalooza From Lollapalooza

Today, Lollapalooza announced that tickets for the 2017 festival will go on sale March 21. Aspiring festival goers have a bunch of options: $120 for…
Jeremy Gordon / March 14, 2017

Lollapalooza Festival Expands to Paris, Adds Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Weeknd to Headline

Before Lollapalooza announces the lineup for its Chicago festival, the organizers have revealed the slate of performers for its inaugural Paris edition. The festival—which takes place…
Brian Josephs / January 17, 2017

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Full Lollapalooza Set

Red Hot Chili Peppers closed out Lollapalooza's Samsung stage last night, playing an 18-song set featuring old favorites like "Californication" and "Can't Stop," as well…
Anna Gaca / July 31, 2016

Lollapalooza 2016 Livestream: Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Future, and More

Update: Radiohead's Friday-night set has been added to Sunday evening's streaming schedule. It begins at 7:10 p.m. ET/6:10 p.m. CT. Watch below. Lollapalooza…
Rachel Brodsky / July 28, 2016

Lollapalooza Founder Perry Farrell Says He Hates EDM

Lollapalooza is set to power through its 25th anniversary next weekend, and the Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot took a look at the festival's evolution from a one-off touring event to…
Anna Gaca / July 23, 2016

Lollapalooza Colombia Canceled After Headliner Pulls Out

Lollapalooza's inaugural Colombian festival has been canceled after a headlining artist pulled out of the event, organizers announced Friday. The two-day festival was set to…
Anna Gaca / July 2, 2016

Lollapalooza 2016 Lineup Confirmed: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and More

The rumors are true: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, and Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to headline the 2016 Lollapalooza music festival. Sources hinted that the three…
James Grebey / March 23, 2016

Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, and Red Hot Chili Peppers Reportedly Headlining Lollapalooza

The upcoming Lollapalooza will mark 25 years since the festival's 1991 premiere, and it seems like Perry Farrell and friends are going all out to…
Andrew Unterberger / March 19, 2016
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