Showing posts with label Lolla afterparties. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lolla afterparties. Show all posts

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hard Rock Hotel Lollapalooza Afterparties #21+

ChiIL Live Shows has been ChiILin' out in Chi, IL at Hard Rock Hotel every summer when Lollapalooza rolls around. It's always a party! In past years I've gotten a complimentary tattoo there (the permanent kind), sweet fest friendly hair styles, and opportunities to see celebs and rock stars perform in a much more intimate setting than the fest stages.

Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos teams up with Culture Collide to present the "Chicago After Parties" – a series of music-infused post-event celebrations – at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago in conjunction with the city's famed festival weekend. Sure to be the weekend's hottest entertainment and lifestyle venue, the Culture Collide Chicago After Parties Series will roll out the red carpet on the nights of July 31, 2015 and August 1, 2015 at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago – the city's most coveted music-inspired destination adjacently located to the festival grounds.

"The after parties at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago have always been the place to see and be seen during the festival weekend, and this year is certainly no exception," says Matt Watts, director of music and marketing at Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos. "With our 10th and most exciting year yet, we're looking forward to continue to build upon this annual party and provide music fans with a truly unique and intimate setting to see performances from an icon like Slick Rick; as well as one of the most exciting new bands this year, Bleachers."

For the tenth year in a row, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago will play home to the most sought-after post-festival event over the weekend long celebration. Keeping music at the forefront, the two-day extravaganza will feature both throwback legends and indie powerhouses. The first night welcomes one of hip-hop's earliest pioneers, the Grammy-nominated Slick Rick, recognized for brilliant lyricism, and hip-hop story telling, as seen in his 1989 smash hit single, "Children's Story." The weekend will close out with an ode to indie culture, with Saturday night featuring emotional melodies by Bleachers, the emerging indie favorite founded by Jack Antonoff of Grammy award-winning band fun.

"Much like Hard Rock, Culture Collide was founded on the belief that music connects us all and we look forward to curating an experience during Lollapalooza weekend that further showcases both our brand's biggest passion – music," says Alan Miller, founder of Culture Collide."

Guests in attendance will enjoy delectable food and wine pairings, as well as creative creations by a fully sponsored open bar. Sponsors of the Culture Collide Chicago After Parties Series include media partners The A.V. Club, as well as Bandsintown, Fender, Shellback Caribbean Rum, E&J and Busy Beaver Button Co., which will be gifting partygoers with custom festival buttons.

Leading up the much anticipated night parties, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago will serve as a retreat where guests enjoy a Vinyl DJ Bar at the main lobby from 5-10 p.m. Presented by Blue Microphones, the Vinyl DJ Bar will provide fans with the ultimate listening experience as a DJ spinning vinyl takes requests and fills the hotel with music. Guests will also have the opportunity to sift through classic vinyl records and experience firsthand what their favorite tracks sound like through premium Blue Mo-Fi headphones, all the while diving into music's treasured vinyl culture.
  • Attendees are encouraged to RSVP at (Tell 'em ChiIL Live Shows sent you)
  • Interact via Twitter @hardrock and @hrhchicago using #thisishardrock
Culture Collide Chicago After Parties Series:
Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1
10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
230 N. Michigan Ave

Friday, July 31 Lineup:

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Slick Rick Performance Plus Special Guests  

Saturday, August 1 Lineup:

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Bleachers Performance Plus Special Guests
For more information on Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, please visit, and for more information on Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, please visit

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 200 venues in 64 countries, including 154 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney andDubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company's two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Lagos and Busan, South Korea. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit

About Hard Rock Hotel Chicago
Stretching 40 stories tall on Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago gives guests a hotel experience unlike any other with a combination of rich architectural legacy and contemporary amenities. Owned and operated by Becker Ventures, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago resides in the Carbide and Carbon Building, a historic Burnham masterpiece fashioned from green terra cotta and black polished granite. As Art Deco meets the art of hospitality, the luxury lifestyle hotel holds 381 modernized guest rooms, including 20 suites, designed to immerse the senses with soothing tones, modern furnishings and atmospheric lighting. Guests enjoy access to some of Chicago's largest meeting space, in addition to the hotel's two onsite restaurants: Mr. Brown's Lounge and Chuck's: A Kerry Simon Kitchen. For more information on Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, visit or call 312-345-1000.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hard Rock Hotel Lollapalooza Lineup #lolla

Hard Rock Hotel will be hopping for Lolla weekend with private music showcases for media, artists & VIPs.   Some of ChiIL Live Shows favorites will be on hand.   We'll have an exclusive interview with Roscoe Bandanna from Summer Camp Music Festival up in the near future.   They're playing the Hard Rock Hotel's CK ONE MUSIC LOUNGE.   I love my job!   

Check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often, for shows on our radar and photo & video filled recaps, band interviews and more!

There will be great celebrities on hand at each of the events including Camilla Belle, Kellan Lutz, Dita Von Teese, etc., in addition to amazing performances by headliner Salt-n-Pepa, Steve Aoki, Jessie Ware, Eve and many more TBA.

The ck one color cosmetics brand will present the ck one Music Lounge – an exclusive VIP artist lounge and acoustic performance venue – this year at Lollapalooza. Guests will enjoy makeovers from the official ck one color cosmetics global celebrity makeup artists – Jodie Boland and Hung Vanngo – as well as an exclusive ck one color cosmetics manicure bar. In addition, attendees can challenge bandmates to a game of ping pong or foosball in the lounge. 

Performances: Jessie Ware, Eve, Rosco Bandana, Brick + Mortar, Stalley, The Mowgli’s, Blondfire, Héloïse, The Savior Faire and many other TBA.
Date: Friday, Aug. 2 - Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This year, The BMF Media Group returns to Chicago during the Lollapalooza Music Festival to present the It’s So Miami Lounge, a highly-anticipated three-day oasis at the coveted Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. The VIP and artist retreat will provide the ultimate music experience for attending media, talent, artists, industry executives, and tastemakers alike. 

The It’s So Miami Lounge is presented by The Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Clearasil®, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Starbucks® Iced Coffee, Herbal Essences, Polaroid Sunglasses, District®, Unite4:good, Heineken Light, smartwater®, vitaminwater®, Vita Coco Coconut Water, Blue Microphones, VH1, Code of Conduct, and Hard Rock Hotel Chicago.

DJ sets by MR. BEST, Franco V, Mike Nouveau, Jeffrey Tonnesen and DJ Cobra. Celebrity guests will include Dita Von Teese, Kellan Lutz, Josh Henderson, Aaron Paul, Alexis Knapp, AJ McLean, DJ Pauly D and many more TBA.

Date: Friday, Aug. 2 - Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

This year, The BMF Media Group returns to Chicago during the Lollapalooza Music Festival to debut the #ASOSRocks VIP after-party series at the coveted Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. The #ASOSRocks after-parties will feature exclusive musical performances and custom brand experiences for attending media, talent, artists, industry executives and tastemakers alike. #ASOSRocks will offer guests access to a number of exciting ASOS experiences, including a showcase of the brand’s new collections, a digital tablet wall displaying exclusive content, and contests offering the chance to win a $6,000 shopping spree, as well as $1,000 gift cards, to

Festival-goers will also be gifted with ASOS festival survivor kits and $50 gift vouchers to On Aug. 2, VH1 will kick off the first #ASOSRocks VIP after-party –“#ASOSRocks + VH1 Rules” – with exclusive live performances and surprise guest appearances. VH1 will also be capturing footage and artist interviews for its Top 20 Video Countdown and news programs. #ASOSRocks is presented by ASOS, VH1, and Heineken Light

Friday, Aug. 2
Saturday, Aug. 3
Sunday, Aug. 4

Ivy Levan
St. Lucia
Emeli Sandé
Deap Vally
The Dolls: Mia Moretti & Margot
Angel Haze

Penguin Prison
Mike Nouveau
Ana Calderon
DJ Mom Jeans
Jeffrey Tonnesen
Supreme Cuts

Date: Friday, Aug. 2 - Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013
Time: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.


This year, The BMF Media Group returns to Chicago during the Lollapalooza Music Festival to bring back the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago Lobby Takeover. The hotel lobby will feature gifting, and other exciting experiences for attending media, talent, artists, industry executives, and tastemakers alike. Courtesy of RadioShack, guests can try out an impressive showcase of SOL REPUBLIC new products including Tracks headphones, Sound Track headbands and a brand new product. Attendees can also pop into a photo booth to create fun animated GIFs to post and share. 

In addition to a variety of giveaways, Polaroid Sunglasses will be offering pedicabs to and from the festival, while guests looking to cool down can pick up ice cream and shaved ice from the ASOS cart. The Hard Rock Hotel Chicago Lobby Takeover is presented by the RadioShack Experience with SOL REPUBLIC, Polaroid Sunglasses and ASOS.

Appearance by Steve Aoki on Friday, Aug. 2 and many more TBA.

Date: Friday, Aug. 2 - Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013

Time: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Chi, IL Live #Lolla Must Sees: Set Times for Bear in Heaven, Hey Rosetta and Oberhofer @Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza madness is here and there are three amazing bands that will be playing this weekend: Bear In Heaven, Hey Rosetta! and Oberhofer.   So stick that in your smartphone....

**Check out ChiIL Live Shows this week.   
Our Lolla features will include our original, exclusive, never before seen show stills and videos of Bear in Heaven and Oberhofer from their Chi-town shows earlier this year, and a back alley Oberhofer video interview behind Lincoln Hall, on the night of their CD release!   

So check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.   Follow us by entering your e-mail in the sidebar for ticket & CD give aways, tour news, original band video interviews & live show footage & photos**

Set times and Official Lollapalooza Afterparty details are listed below, so you can add them to your must see list and catch 'em around town and/or at Lolla.

Photo Credit: Drew Reynolds

Bear In Heaven
Set Time: Saturday, August 4th - Sony Stage (1:30 PM)

Official Lollapalooza Afterparty: Friday, August 3rd - Empty Bottle (Doors 9 PM)

 Bear In Heaven's LP, I Love You, It's Cool, out now on Dead Oceans

Hey Rosetta!

Photo Credit: Vanessa Heins

Set Time: Sunday, August 5th - Google Play Stage (1:00 PM) 

Official Lollapalooza Afterparty: Saturday, August 4th - Bottom Lounge (Doors 10 PM) *

* with Bombay Bicycle Club
Hey Rosetta!'s latest album Seeds is out now on ATO Records


Photo Credit: Sebastian Mlynarski

Set Time: Sunday, August 5th - Bud Light Stage (1:00 PM) 

Official Lollapalooza Afterparty: Saturday, August 4th - Cubby Bear (Doors 9 PM) *

* with Dum Dum Girls & White Rabbits

Oberhofer's debut album, Time Capsules II is out now on Glassnote Records

Thursday, August 2, 2012

FIDLAR Rocks Chi-Town #Live Show Photos #lolla @Lollapalooza

FIDLAR-Lincoln Hall, opening for Delta Spirit--ChiIL Live Shows 8/1/12

So-Cal punks, FIDLAR, rocked Lincoln Hall last night in a sold out pre-Lolla bash.  These skaters are taking Chi-Town by storm with a 4 day string of sold out gigs culminating in a 1pm set at Lollapalooza this Saturday. 

Tonight they're at Double Door for a FREE with RSVP 21+ show.   Line up early!   Even RSVP's are subject to capacity.   Tomorrow night they're at a sold out Sub-T Lolla after party.    

Check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.   We caught up with FIDLAR for a sweet pre-show video interview and got the inside dirt on their tattoos, views, new material, and more.   We'll have that edited and up shortly.   They've got a sound all their own, but if you dig 80's punk, Social D, and The Pixies, check out FIDLAR!

Here's our prior coverage including set times, tour dates, site links, official videos and more.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Paper Thick Walls Opening for Company of Thieves After Party @Lollapalooza #Lolla


ChiIL Live Shows has shot Paper Thick Walls all over Chi-Town.   They're a treat to hear LIVE.   Click here for more of our original live show shots of Paper Thick Walls at Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fest and more.

We are psyched to hear Paper Thick Walls is opening for Company of Thieves at what is being billed as “THE After Party” for “that big festival” in Chicago this coming weekend.   Paper Thick Walls goes on at 9:30PM! Show is $10 and ages 18+.

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
THE After Party
Company of Thieves featuring THE 92s / Paper Thick Walls
Band Called Catch
Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 9:30 PM CDT (9:00 PM Doors)
- Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 1:30 AM CDT
Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
, Chicago, IL
18 years and over

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