LA rock band Bad Things - that consists of front man/lead singer Davis LeDuke, bass player Jared Palomar, guitarist Anthony Sanudo, drummer Lena Zawaideh and lead guitarist Shaun White, well known for snowboarding and skateboarding - will release their debut, self-titled album October 29th on Warner Bros. Records (iTunes Pre-Order Link). The record was produced by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith, The Vines).
Did you catch Bad Things on stage at Lollapalooza 2013?! Check 'em out.
Bad Things covering Iggy And The Stooges' "Search And Destroy" Live Video From Lollapalooza
They also rocked the Kidzapalooza with Perry Farrell.
Click here to Listen To The First Single, "Anybody"
The lead single "Anybody, " a "chugging rock anthem heavy with choirboy backing harmonies" according to Rolling Stone, is now for sale at iTunes and streaming on YouTube and Soundcloud.
iTunes Pre-Order Link
Bad Things recently wrapped a North American tour of the country that included festival stops at Lollapalooza in Chicago and Osheaga Festival in Montreal. Rembert Browne of Grantland wrote a compelling, in depth feature on the band after being blown away by what he'd seen at Lolla. "I watched a band put on a surprisingly great show, causing a crowd to go from embarrassingly sparse to filled but skeptical to convinced by the end" remarked Browne about the band's headlining performance Saturday night, filling in the spot vacated by Death Grips. "I truly didn't know what to do with what I'd just seen, because I'd yet to accept the reality that a band featuring White pulled a substitute teacher move for Death Grips and did not fall on its face. But I wanted to know more. So I chatted with the band."
Reports from Osheaga were equally as impressive. Canadian media outlet Dose.ca awarded Bad Things with the #1 Most Surprising Moment of the festival, raving about their performance. "Google 'Bad Things' and you'll be inundated with articles that start with the words 'Shaun White's band...,' which is totally misleading, considering how much more there is to these guys" says Dose. "They have great original material and the kind of solid musicianship and stage presence you'd expect from a group that's been playing together for years."
Bad Things are confirmed for a November 2nd performance at Voodoo Festival in New Orleans. More tour news to be announced in the near future.
Official Website: http://www.badthings.net/
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Bad Things Self-Titled Debut Album Now To Be Released October 29th On Warner Bros. Records #streamingsingle
Saturday, August 3, 2013
CHERUB * Perry’s @ 12PM
Nashville’s sexy electro-pop duo, Cherub, released the 100 Bottles EP earlier this year and have been described as “…hands down THE hottest music coming out of Nashville…” by KCRW. Their viral hit “Doses and Mimosas” that hit #1 on Hype Machine’s “most talked about songs” chart!
LOCAL NATIVES * Red Bull Sound Select @ 4:00PM
Local Natives, who are currently on their most extensive tour to date, will be making a stop at Lollapalooza in support of their latest album, Hummingbird! The band recently swung by The Late Show with David Letterman – PRESS HERE to watch their performance of“Breakers”, and PRESS HERE to watch their new music video for “You & I”.
Sunday, August 4th
PALMA VIOLETS * Bud Light @ 1:00PM
London’s Palma Violets will be performing at Lollapalooza in support of their debut album 180, which received rave reviews around the globe and spawned a veritable summer anthem in first single “Best Of Friends.” PRESS HERE to watch the video for “Best Of Friends”.Listen to 180 on Spotify now.
BEAR MOUNTAIN * BMI @ 5:40PM
Vancouver’s own electro-dance band, Bear Mountain, have had a crazy year – they released their debut album XO via Last Gang Records, toured with Bloc Party, and their song “Congo” hit #1 on Hype Machine! PRESS HERE to watch the video for their new single “Faded.”
PHOENIX * Bud Light @ 8:30PM
Music festival favorites Phoenix are set to headline Lollapalooza this year! Following the release of their critically acclaimed albumBankrupt! and their highly lauded headlining performance at this year’s Coachella, Phoenix and their live show have become the most talked-about of the summer. PRESS HERE to watch the band’s new video for “Trying To Be Cool”.
Lolla Bands On Our Radar: Shovels & Rope: Saturday at 12:45 at the Red Bull Sound Select Stage #lolla
SHOVELS & ROPE
Shovels & Rope Lead 2013 Americana Honors & Awards Nominations For ALBUM OF THE YEAR, SONG OF THE YEAR, EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR,
AND DUO / GROUP OF THE YEAR
"Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent were
solid singers and songwriters on their own,
but the pairing is truly a thing of magic...”
Playing: Saturday, August 3
Red Bull Sound Select Stage
Charleston, SC's Shovels & Rope (Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent) will make their Lollapalooza debut Saturday, August 3 on the Red Bull Sound Select Stage (12:45-1:30pm) in support of their most critically acclaimed album, O' Be Joyful. With the release, Shovels & Rope made their network television debut on The Late Show With David Letterman, debut on Austin City Limits and debut on Billboard Heatseekers chart while receiving accolades from a wide variety of press. NPR Music, Associated Press, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, New York Daily News, The Washington Post, SPIN, Nylon, Filter, American Songwriter, Relix, UTNE, American Public Media, CMT, Austin American Statesman, Garden & Gun and many others have praised the duo's compelling songs and sweat soaked live performances. Click here for highlights
This week, NPR featured Shovels & Rope in Five New Faces Of Folk saying, "On stage, South Carolina singer-songwriters Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent are geysers of goodwill: The husband-and-wife duo's chemistry and ramshackle playfulness make them difficult to resist. But listen to "Hail Hail," from last year's O' Be Joyful, and you'll also hear musicians for whom a smile is just one way to bare one's teeth."
The electrifying road warriors are making their debut on the major festival circuit this year, beginning with a thrilling performance at Coachella to which the New York Times said, “Of all this afternoon’s young bands, they were the softest, but they might make the loudest crash.” They won over fans at Sasquatch, Hangout, Wakarusa, & Forecastle festivals, with upcoming festival appearances scheduled at Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits, Voodoo Experience.
Shovels & Rope just wrapped an opening tour for Dawes with select opening shows for Dave Matthews Band. In September, the duo will hit the road for the remainder of 2013 on a headlining tour. For tour dates and more info, visit: http://www.shovelsandrope.com/
Lolla Bands On Our Radar: Astro Sunday August 4th at 12:45pm on the Red Bull Sound Select stage #Lolla
Indie-electro band Astro will be performing at Lollapalooza Sunday August 4th at 12:45pm on the Red Bull Sound Select stage
Featured in NPR Music’s “Top 50 Albums of 2012,” Astro’s self-titled debut was celebrated by NPR: “There's not a single track on this record that I don't love; that hasn't gotten me antsy in my seat to dance.”
The New York Times also raved: “Astro carries the legacy of smart, whimsical, catchy Latin alternative rock into the new electro-pop era, as if Café Tacvba were reprogrammed by Animal Collective and MGMT … a joy that needs no translation.”
LA’s tastemaker radio station KCRW has been a strong supporter, praising their “electro-indie-rock sound mixed with a feverish enthusiasm, playful songwriting, and immaculate production that elevates it above the rest.”
**Guards’ play Lollapalooza on Sunday August 4 from 12:00-12:45p at the Lake Shore stage** Come on. You're hard core enough to get up early after raging for 2 days at Lolla! Kick your day off right. They're worth it.
GUARDS TO JOIN QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE AND MGMT ON TOUR THIS FALL
UPCOMING APPEARANCES AT LOLLAPALOOZA AND OSHEAGA FESTIVAL
FEATURED ON NPR “TINY DESK”
“One of the year’s best albums.” – Wall Street Journal
Guards are excited to announce that they will be joining Queens of the Stone Age on tour this fall, kicking off September 10 in Toronto. Afterwards, Guards will head overseas for a 4-week trek supporting MGMT on their European run. On tour in support of their acclaimed new album In Guards We Trust, Guards has spent most of the year on the road, including outings with alt-J, Palma Violets, Best Coast, and Portugal. The Man as well as show-stopping sets at Coachella, SXSW and Primavera Sound. The band is currently gearing up to perform at Lollapalooza, Osheaga Festival, and FYF Festival. See below for details.
Guards recently performed three songs from their new album on NPR.org’s “Tiny Desk” series. Watch it here.
In Guards We Trust has received overwhelming acclaim since its release earlier this year. Esquire named the band one of “15 Music Artists to Watch in 2013” and Vogue selected them as “Band of the Week,” with additional praise coming from Stereogum, Pitchfork, Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed, and Elle, among others. The music video for their hit single “Ready To Go” premiered a few months back across multiple channels at MTV (MTV2, MTVu, MTV Buzzworthy Blog, MTV Hive and VH1.com) and can be viewed here. Their highly-buzzed SXSW appearances earned them a spot at the top of several festival roundups, including NPR Music, who selected the band as one of “15 Essential Moments From SXSW 2013,” praising, “I walked across the street to the Empire Control Room, toward the sound of good, strong, guitar-laden pop…I loved what I was hearing.”
Founded in New York City by singer Richie Follin, Guards also features Kaylie Church and Loren Humphrey.
GUARDS TOUR DATES
(Click HERE for ticket information)
(Click HERE for ticket information)
August 2 Montreal, Canada Osheaga Festival 2013
August 4 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza 2013
August 4 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza Aftershow (w/ Alt-J)
August 24 Monterey, CA First City Festival
August 25 Los Angeles, CA FYF Fest 2013
w/ Queen s of the Stone Age
September 10 Toronto, Canada Air Canada Centre
September 12 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
September 13 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion
September 14 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
September 15 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
September 17 Indianapolis, IN The Murat Theater at Old National Centre
September 18 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
September 19 Charlotte, NC The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory
September 20 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
September 26 Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall
September 27 Brussels, Belgium AB
September 29 Stockholm, Sweden Cirkus
September 30 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
October 1 Vesterbro/Kongens Enghavem, Denmark VEGA Main Hall
October 3 Berlin, Germany Astra Kulturhaus
October 4 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
October 5 Munich, Germany Kesselhaus
October 6 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex 457
October 8 Paris, France Olympia
October 9 Hamburg, Germany Docks
October 10 Utrecht, NetherlandsVredenburg Leidsche
October 12 Glasgow, UK O2 ABC
October 13 Wolverhampton, UK Civic Hall
October 14 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester
October 16 London, UK Forum
October 19 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre
Friday at Lollapalooza 2013 made us make some tough choices. Nine Inch Nails Vs. The Killers. Queens of the Stone Age Vs. New Order. Sure with 150 bands and 100,000 fans a day, there's going to be too much going on at any given moment. But really... Lolla, you're killing me!
Glowing poi ball spinning and flying glo-sticks at NIN... only at #lolla LOL Never thought I'd see the day.
Here's a sampler of our Galaxy S4 photos/ Instagram Posts. Saturday & Sunday we'll have the "real" camera along for the ride. I ditched it at the last minute when yesterday's forecast called for loads of thunderstorms. The grounds were muddy & wet but happily the rain held off.
Glowing poi ball spinning and flying glo-sticks at NIN... only at #lolla LOL Never thought I'd see the day.
We had every intention of going to New Order at #lolla last night, since they're much more of a rare treat to see, and who knows if/when that'll ever happen again. But my 10 year old daughter, Sage, tweaked her foot in team gymnastics earlier in the day and we were on the FAR side of Lolla at go time & had already done a LOT of walking. So Queens of the Stone Age was a happy accident. They killed it! And bonus... we were already where we wanted to be for Nine Inch Nails!! NIN sounded amazing and broke out a full set of old favorites and decent new material too.
Shout out to Sagezilla for being mighty and awesome. Pedometer showed we walked close to 12,000 steps yesterday and she stuck it out!! We tried to pedicab it back to the car, but the first driver said no outrightly and the last said "That's far. I'll take you but it'll be $30. Right now I'm just doing short runs to take people to where they can get a cab."
Really?! My awesome kid said, "I'd rather walk it if you give me the $30, then did it for free."
Friday we ran into our friend Dan O'Connor who worked for SPIN Magazine for years and spray paints awesome DIY t-shirts for major music fests. Sage was sporting one of his creations from Lolla 09 yesterday! We plan to hang with the infamous curly mustache man and his wife and 3 sons over the weekend.
It was also great to see Cara Carriveau (Chicago's Rewind 100.3 FM radio personality) & Theresa Carter (of The Local Tourist fame).
We'll be there all day today and tomorrow with full Lollapalooza and Kidzapalooza highlights so check back like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often.
Reignwolf is playing Lollapalooza on Saturday, August 3rd at 2:00 PM on the Petrillo stage. Reignwolf’s set has been known to take a “Paul Bunyan-sized axe swing at the nonsense that rock n' roll is dead.” – Crave Online
Track REIGNWOLF’s journey as they “Thrash and Dash” their way to Lolla on Instagram (@REIGNWOLF), Twitter (https://twitter.com/reignwolf) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/reignwolf).
If you can’t wait and need to have your face melted ASAP, check out these links:
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real "Old Familiar Pain" - CONAN on TBS
"Nothing wasted, everything gained on
The Promise of the Real's second full length album."
- No Depression
"pounding out vibrant blues/rock riffs with propulsive flair...Nelson and his band had the audience on its feet by the end of their set." - Baltimore Sun
"...blows away crowds at every opportunity." - Fort Worth Weekly
For Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., the last couple of years were packed with over 200 performances each year, the chance to spread their unique brand of gritty rock and roll to millions via the greatest of the late night shows, and the adoption of the name "Realers" by their growing base of supporters.
Since then the band - which includes vocalist and guitarist Lukas Nelson, drummer Anthony LoGerfo, percussionist Tato Melgar and bassist Corey McCormick - made good on that promise to keep it real. In 2012, they found a way to bring their live performance experience to their second full-length release, Wasted, both lyrically and musically. Nelson penned all of the tracks and produced the record with the band. "There's a lot of magnetism, energy, and that live feel, and a lot of warmth to it. I feel like this record sounds more like what you get when you see us perform," said Nelson
This year, the acclaimed band has already performed at SXSW, on the Delbert McClinton Blues Cruise and the Kid Rock Cruise, jammed with Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Warren Storm. They continue to bring their electric and infectious live performances with more dates including a stop at Billy Bob's Texas in April and at The Gathering of the Vibes music festival headlined by Phil Lesh in July.
The band has truly earned praise after years of honing their unique sound through doing it the old-fashioned way, by touring constantly and gelling as a band live first. And at the core of Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R. and Wasted is what their fans know and love best - Rock n Roll that speaks from the heart.
LUKAS NELSON & P.O.T.R. WILL BE PERFORMING AT LOLLAPALOOZA IN CHICAGO ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD.
We've covered CIMM Fest the past two years, caught original video interviews with filmmakers from around the world, and enjoyed numerous indie films, concerts, and hybrids of the two. Come check out the music themed film fest peeps AT Lollapalooza. Love it when worlds collide.
If you're heading out to the Lolla festivities, be sure to stop by the CIMMfest booth, meet the crew and be part of our "Music is..." interactive installation. Mention that you saw this post and they may have some goodies for you.
CIMMfest is at booth #27, located on Lolla's "Green Street South" (just across from Columbus Drive). See ya there.
Martin Atkins' Band:Smart Weekend
Aug. 10th & 11th / Chicago
Join us for two days of amazing information with face to face meetings and lectures, hands on screen printing and mastering sessions, tequila!, a shirt, music, movies!, scorpion shots!, books, and more.
Use discount code: CIMM
CIMMfest: Call for Entries Opens!
It's 2014 film submission time, ya'll.
CIMMfest Industry Mixer
Come to hang out & network w/ other awesome local music & film industry folks ... or just come to party.
Chicago Film Summit
Info coming soon!.
Here at ChiIL Live Shows/ChiIL Mama we're a Galaxy Family. We bought the first Galaxy S right when it came out and currently have the S4 & S3. They impressed me last weekend at BlogHer at McCormick Place with free engraved cases, new batteries, and sweet tech swag like speakers, chargers and even big giveaways. This weekend they're rockin' Lollapalooza!
Ryan Walker of the band Imagine Dragons attends the Samsung Galaxy Artist Lounge at Lollapalooza on August 2, 2013
Dillon Francis attends the Samsung Galaxy Artist Lounge at Lollapalooza on August 2, 2013
Friday in Chicago, Samsung Galaxy kicked off Lollapalooza 2013 with a massive presence throughout the festival. Concert attendees, artists and VIP's had a chance to check out the latest Samsung Galaxy devices through a number of exciting interactive experiences.
Steve Aoki attends the Samsung Galaxy Artist Lounge at Lollapalooza on August 2, 2013
Backstage at the Samsung Galaxy Artist Lounge, artists including Steve Aoki, Imagine Dragons' Ryan Walker, Hot Chip, Ryan Cabrera, Theophilus London, Thievery Corporation, Dylan Francis, Flux Pavilion and more stopped by. Artists and VIP's could grab a refreshing cocktail at the S Beam Bar, play corn hole, dine on tacos from the Salsa Truck and create customized Chicago-themed postcards using the Samsung Galaxy Camera and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0.
Joe Goddard and Al Doyle of Hot Chip attend the Samsung Galaxy Artist Lounge at Lollapalooza on August 2, 2013
At the Samsung Galaxy Experience, Galaxy owners and fans received rewards such as complimentary popsicles and an interactive area for guests to create flower wreaths and personalized henna tattoos using the latest Samsung Galaxy devices including the Note 8.0 and the Galaxy S 4. Attendees also had the chance to win exciting prizes including upgraded concert tickets and a Samsung Galaxy S 4 device. In addition, by tweeting #PowerOn, Samsung Galaxy owners could receive a fully charged battery for their device at stations located throughout the festival grounds.
Adam Tune, Jr. Flo, and Adam Tune of Keys N Krates at the Samsung Galaxy Artist Lounge at Lollapalooza on August 2, 2013
Lucky fans that received upgraded tickets from the Samsung Galaxy Experience had access to amazing views of the Lake Shore Stage and could hang out in the Samsung Galaxy VIP lounge where they could enjoy free food, drinks and play ping pong. Aside from lucky consumers, VIP's such as Camilla Belle stopped by the lounge as well.
photo credit: Neilson Barnard, WireImage/Samsung
Friday, August 2, 2013
SATURDAY, AUG 3
St. Lucia @ The Grove Stage
Last week, Brooklyn-based synth-pop outfit St. Lucia announced the release of their full-length debut, “When The Night,” out October 8 via Neon Gold/Columbia Records. The album, which expands upon St. Lucia’s unique brand of dreamy, nostalgic pop, was produced by the band’s own Jean-Philip Grobler. Complex Magazine named the group one of “20 New Bands To Watch Out For,” while the Onion/A.V. Club describes their music as “pop perfection” and SPIN raves that St. Lucia’s “billowy textures and soaring choruses offer a potent elixir of tropical breezes and distilled sunshine.”
Listen to their just-released new track “Elevate” here.
HAIM & St. Lucia @ Lincoln Hall (Aftershow)
Wild Belle & Frightened Rabbit @ Park West (Aftershow)
SUNDAY, AUG 4
Wild Belle @ Lake Shore Stage
Wild Belle hail from Chicago and released their critically acclaimed debut album Isles earlier this year. The band will play Lollapalooza for the first time on Sunday, August 4. Noted by the Chicago Tribune for their “breezy sounding pop music,” Wild Belle’s live performances have been recognized for their catchy hooks and infectious sound.
MS MR @ The Grove Stage
New York City based duo MS MR released their album Secondhand Rapture this May. The Daily Beast noted, at the duo’s sold-out album release show at Bowery Ballroom in June, that “Plapinger’s layered vocals are accentuated by Hershenow’s swirling, swelling electro-pop production replete with synths, drums, and electronic beats” delivering what Time Out New York calls “a finely crafted work of dream pop.” You won’t want to miss these guys at their Lollapalooza debut!
The Vaccines @ Petrillo Stage
The Vaccines will return to Lollapalooza this year to perform songs from their sophomore release Come Of Age and the band’s upcoming EP Melody Calling. The Vaccines’ live performances are not to be missed, with the Chicago Tribune raving that The Vaccines “deliver the kind of set that should be required by law at music festivals with 2,000 bands clamoring for attention.”
MS MR & Two Door Cinema Club @ House of Blues (Aftershow)
Post Lolla shows start at 9pm Friday - Sunday, August 2-4, with free admission before 11pm at American Junkie all weekend! Grey Goose and Bacardi host! Lollapalooza wristband is not required to attend.
Line-up at American Junkie:
Friday, August 2:
- JC Brooks And The Uptown Sound
- Company Of Thieves
- Meat Puppets
- DJ set: Milk & Cookies
- DJ set: Tony Arzadon
- DJ set: Josh Royal
Saturday, August 3:
- Trash Martini
- Aly Jados
- Matt Hoffer & Mike Gallagher
- Just South Of Heaven
- DJ set: Bag Raiders
- DJ set: Anna Lunoe
Sunday, Sunday August 4:
- Hey Champ
- Yeah Totally!! (Members of Blackbox, Rihanna)
- Brighton MA
- DJ set: Beltek
- DJ set: Skyler Mendoza
Lollapalooza 2013 Tip Sheet
Important Facts & Features of Lollapalooza 2013
Lollapalooza returns for its ninth installment in Grant Park August 2-4, 2013. This three-day extravaganza will transform the jewel of Chicago into a mecca of music, food, art, and fashion featuring over 130 bands on eight stages, including The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, and New Order.
Lollapalooza will host 100,000 fans each day, and with so much activity, we wanted to provide some top highlights:
*SAFETY FIRST: In case of emergency, we urge attendees to be alert to safety messaging coming from the following sources:
In the event of a weather evacuation, all attendees should follow the instructions of public safety officials. Festival patrons can exit the park to the lower level of one of the following shelters:
GRANT PARK NORTH
25 N. Michigan Avenue
(Between Washington and Madison - enter via vehicle entrance on Michigan)
GRANT PARK SOUTH
325 S. Michigan Avenue
(Between Jackson and Van Buren - enter via vehicle entrance on Michigan)
EAST MONROE STREET
5 S. Columbus Drive
(Michigan between Jackson and East Adams - enter via vehicle entrance on Michigan)
For a map of shelter locations, visit http://www.lollapalooza.com/emergency/.
NOTE: Shelter locations will be opened by the Festival organizers in coordination with the City only in cases of extreme weather to ensure the safety of event patrons.
*BAG SEARCH AND NEW EXPRESS LANES: The safety and security of our fans is our top priority. Please be aware that ALL bags will be searched each time attendees enter the festival grounds. This will require more time during the entry process. We ask all attendees to plan ahead to allow extra time entering the festival. For faster entry, Express Lanes at both the North and Main entrances are available for those not carrying a bag. A full list of prohibited items can be found at http://www.lollapalooza.com/faqs/festival-faqs.
*TICKETS: All Three-day, Single day, and VIP passes to Lollapalooza 2013 are sold-out. All wristbands contain RFID technology and will be authenticated upon entering the gates. Lollapalooza organizers do not condone purchasing passes from secondary markets, and ask fans to beware of purchasing counterfeit wristbands. Passes purchased from any source besides Lollapalooza.com or Front Gate Tickets may not be honored at the gates.
*FESTIVAL HOURS: Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4 from 11am to 10pm.
*BOX OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday, July 31 - Thursday, August 1 from 3pm-8pm. Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4 from 10am - 10pm.
*FESTIVAL ENTRANCES: Fans can enter the park at the Main Entrance at Michigan Avenue and Congress Plaza, or at the North Entrance at Columbus and Monroe.
*KIDZAPALOOZA: Kids ten and under rock for free at Lollapalooza. Kidzapalooza, the family-friendly festival within the festival, has its own stage and tons of interactive activities from video Karaoke presented by Snyder's to a hip-hop workshop with the Q Brothers. The kiddos will transform into rockers with funky hairdooz, tatooz and photo shootz, between games of twister and world turning performances by Chicago's Ultimate Tumblers.
*GETTING TO LOLLA: Fans are encouraged to use eco-friendly transportation to get to Grant Park, including public transit, walking and bicycles. If you're riding a bike to Lollapalooza, bike parking will be available south of the main entrance on Michigan Avenue. You'll find bike racks both north and south of Balbo Avenue. Be sure to bring your own lock!
*ECONOMIC IMPACT: In 2012, Lollapalooza was responsible for injecting $120 million into the local economy. The festival earned 2.4 billion media impressions at a value of nearly $51 Million dollars. This year, 70% of event attendees reside outside of Chicago, with 3% of all ticketholders residing in other countries. After festival hours, the 100,000 music-lovers each day will fill local bars, restaurants and music venues across the city, where there are 45 official after-shows!
*WEBCAST: Fans worldwide who can't make it to Grant Park will be able to get the Lollapalooza experience streamed live at www.lollapalooza.com. The live webcast will feature sets from The Cure, Vampire Weekend, Nine Inch Nails, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Band of Horses, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Postal Service, Imagine Dragons, The National, The Lumineers and many more.
*IPHONE/ANDROID APP: Powered by Hard Rock Hotel, the FREE mobile app for iPhone and Android users will help attendees easily navigate the festival.Users can view artist profiles, create and maintain personal custom schedules, interact with the Festival map, plus view and share Instagram photos -- all in the palm of their hand!
*LOLLASHOP: The official Lollapalooza pop-up store returns after its debut in 2012. Conveniently located at 332 S. Michigan Ave. just across from Grant Park, LollaShop opens a full week before the festival gates to give fans extra time to prep for the big weekend. Shoppers will find the complete lineup of Lolla commemorative goods, including the official t-shirt provided by Gap, along with special selections to get music fans ready for the big event. For a full list of activities and store hours, visit: http://lplza.co/lollashop
* LOLLA CART: Located in the Shops at North Bridge in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, the LollaCart offers many of the items available at the festival, along with several exclusive items. LollaCart is located at 520 N. Michigan Ave. on level 1, and is open regular mall hours through Aug. 5.
*COMMEMORATIVE POSTER: The 2013 poster was designed by acclaimed contemporary artist Michael Sieben. For his spin on Lolla, he explores one of his favorite themes, optimism in the face of adversity, with his band of stranded sailors celebrating the sinking of their own ship. They've chosen to make the best of a bad situation and welcome the misfortune with musical merriment, despite the fact they don't even have real instruments. Offered in three special editions for every level of collector, including editions signed by the artist and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell. The official poster can be purchased at the festival or online at http://store.lollapalooza.com/
*HYDRATION: Hydration is paramount to the health and safety of patrons. Lollapalooza is committed to keeping fans hydrated via CamelBak Filling Stations. Fans can bring up to 2 factory sealed bottles into the park, or preferably an empty, refillable bottle. It also helps Lollapalooza minimize its environmental impact. Since 2010, Lollapalooza has avoided using over 700,000 water bottles! Last year fans poured enough water to fill over 249,000 water bottles. Our continued partnerships with Boxed Water and Vita Coco Coconut Water continue our efforts to eliminate the sale of plastic bottles at Lollapalooza while still hydrating attendees.
*CHOW TOWN: Renowned chef Graham Elliot has returned as Lollapalooza's Culinary Ambassador, bringing some of Chicago's favorite eateries straight to fans in Grant Park. Some new and notable editions are Chef Tony Mantuano's Bar Toma, Chicago's famous "Cheezborger" staple, The Billy Goat Tavern and Grill, and nationally acclaimed Pastry Chef, Gale Gand's Root Beer stand. Other fan staples returning to Lollapalooza include Wow Bao - Hot Asian Buns, Windsor Ice Cream Shoppe, Franks 'N' Dawgs, and Elliot's own Grahamwich. For a full list of food vendors and menu items, visit: http://www.lollapalooza.com/experience/chow-town/
*RED BULL SOUND SELECT: Red Bull Sound Select is an innovative program that celebrates local music and the people who push it forward: hard working artists, taste makers that shape scenes and YOU, the passionate fan. Join us today at www.redbullsoundselect.com to listen to Lollapalooza artists like Chance the Rapper, Rivals of the Peacemaker, and Cherub. Use #SoundSelect to show YOUR influence on music; the more you tag your music experiences with #SoundSelect, the greater your chances of winning tickets to Lollapalooza and it's aftershows! @RedBullCHI | #SoundSelect
*BE A FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHER WITH INSTAGRAM:Back by popular demand, photos from bands and fans around the park will be featured on the Jumbotrons at multiple stages. Select Instagram photos tagged with #lolla will have the chance to make it up on the big screen, all thanks to Citi.
*FARMERS MARKET: Another way to stay healthy and hydrated at Lolla is by eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables from the farmers market. Locavores, as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free eaters will find plenty of options to satisfy every craving.
*GREENING & SUSTAINABILITY: Lollapalooza's commitment to the environment is integrated into every area of the park. Each trash can includes a recycling bin. Chow Town has both front and back of house composting, and food vendors are required to use eco-friendly plates, napkins and utensils. Sustainability guidelines are in effect throughout the Festival which include a ban on styrofoam, plastic bags, and flyers. Festival merchandise comes in organic and eco-friendly options. Festival producers offset the carbon dioxide emissions of festival vehicles, generators, shore power, staff travel and this year, artist travel, by purchasing certified carbon offsets from Green Mountain Energy. Lollapalooza engages over 200 volunteers a day that are dedicated to greening efforts.
*ART AT LOLLA:This year, Lollapalooza is partnering with the Art Institute of Chicago to present some features of current exhibition "Fashion, Impressionism, and Modernity" throughout Green Street. Lollapalooza wristbands will receive $2 off entry into the exhibit, as well.
*LOLLA CARES: Take action and get involved with one of the many organizations at Lolla Cares. Social, environmental, and health advocacy causes will have an audience of 100,000 people per day at Lollapalooza. Lollapalooza fans can join Oxfam's mission to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice, learn how Working Bikes distributes refurbished bikes to those who need them the most, and more. In the past three years, Love Hope Strength has found 12 potentially lifesaving bone marrow matches from the 644 Lollapalooza fans who registered on Love Hope Strength's "Get on the List" campaign. Since 2008, 2,367 fans have registered to vote at the Festival through Rock the Vote and HeadCount.
Lollapalooza takes place August 2-4, 2013 in Grant Park.
Lollapalooza 2013 is generously sponsored by Red Bull Sound Select, Bud Light, Samsung Galaxy, BMI, Toyota, Citi, Thorny Rose Wines, f.y.e., Gap, Hard Rock Hotel, Boxed Water and CamelBak.