Lollapalooza Guide: "25 Acts for the 25th Edition"

it's fucking here! One of the craziest summer weekends in this country has planted itself smack dab in the middle of this wonderful city of chicago. I gotta say top to bottom this is a staked lineup with performances that will have you quivering at the knees. Amongst the madness of the beaches, usa basketball in town, aftershows and more; i bring you some solid sets for four days of crazy shenanigans.

 lollapalooza 2015 | featuring THE friend finder: gregory the parrot | @thefaakehipster

lollapalooza 2015 | featuring THE friend finder: gregory the parrot | @thefaakehipster

The following does not include headliners and big names as we all know how dope they are.... *rad acts listed in order of appearance throughout the weekend*

festival: lollapalooza

location: grant park - chicago, i

vibe: smiles - whatever you make it

 bob moses | photo cred: voltlites.com 

bob moses | photo cred: voltlites.com 

BOB MOSES vancouver, canananada // pepsi stage // thurs, 2:50 - 3:30

sounds like: a nighttime body massage overlooking the ocean

listens: tearing me up // too much is never enough

WILD CHILD austin // bmi stage // thurs, 4:30 - 5:10

sounds like: the most wonderful dude and chick reading you a glorious picture book

 bastille | phot cred: feelgrafix/com

bastille | phot cred: feelgrafix/com

listens: pillow talk // fools

BASTILLE london, uk // samsung // thurs, 4:30 - 5:30

sounds like: singing in the shower knowing no one is listening

listens: pompeii // good grief (new joint)

TOWKIO *previously blogged* // chicago // pepsi // thurs, 5:15 - 6

sounds like: watching the Back To The Future series cause this dude is all over the spectrum and the musical timeline in his delorean

listens: G W M (ft. Vic Mensa) // tear drop

KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS philadelphia // petrillo bandshell // thurs, 6 - 7

sounds likesitting around the campfire

listens: pretty pimpin // dust bunnies

 day wave | photo cred: unrecorded.mu

day wave | photo cred: unrecorded.mu

CASHMERE CAT halden, norway // pepsi // thurs, 7:45 - 8:30

sounds like: watching a dance party in slow-mo and wishing you were there

listens: mirror maru // adore

DAY WAVE oakland, ca // samsung // friday, 12:45 - 1:30

sounds like: a drive down the cali coast with one of those cool ass instagram filters around you

listens: gone // deadbeat girl

 modern baseball | photo cred: allison newbold

modern baseball | photo cred: allison newbold

SAINT MOTEL la, usa // lakeshore // friday, 1:30 - 2:15

sounds like: the classiest circus you've ever been to

listens: my type // cold cold man

MODERN BASEBALL philadelphia // petrillo bandshell // friday, 1:45 - 2:45 

sounds like: your 12 year old self rocking out while waiting for the bus to school

listens: your graduation // wedding singer

FRIGHTENED RABBIT selkirk, scotland // lakeshore // friday, 5 - 6

sounds like: cheering for your friend to fall in love...awwwww

listens: woodpile // get out

M83 antibes, france // samsung // friday, 6 - 7

sounds like: the perfect moment where chill and party come together

listens: do it, try it // outro

WOLF ALICE *previously blogged* north london // pepsi // friday, 6:30 - 7:15

 chairlift | photo cred: www.frankie.com.au

chairlift | photo cred: www.frankie.com.au

sounds like: those expandable water toys when we were kids….looks harmless, but oh man, does she pack a punch when she gets goin

listens: moaning lisa smile // bros

GRIZ southfield, mi // perry's // friday, 7:15 - 8:15

sounds like: a 70s car wash when you own the best Caddy in town

listens: good times roll (ft. Big Gigantic) // the anthem 

CHAIRLIFT boulder, co // lakeshore // sat, 1:30 - 2:15

sounds like: a sudden need to throw roller skates on (if you are into that kind of thing)

listens: moth to the flame // romeo

BAIO nyc // pepsi // sat, 1:50 - 2:30

sounds like: walking through a trippy, but super friendly cartoon

 the joy formidable | double door, 4.6.16 | @thefaakehipster 

the joy formidable | double door, 4.6.16 | @thefaakehipster 

listens: sister of pearl // sunburn modern

THE JOY FORMIDABLE north wales // bud light // sat, 2:45 - 3:45

sounds like: one of the best fucking rock bands today (went straight up on this one) // "the big roar" is a top 10 rock album of the last 10 years, hands down

listens: whirring (link to live KEXP video) // the greatest light is the greatest shade

MARSHMELLO  la (i think) //perry's // sat, 3:15 - 4:15

sounds like: a dope roller coaster ride at six flags

listens: alone // magic

DROWNERS nyc // bmi // sat, 3:20 - 4

sounds like: a warm summer night's walk down lake michigan

listens: cruel ways // luv, hold me down

BIG GRAMS (Big Boi + Phantogram) saratoga springs & atl // samsung // sat, 4:15 = 5:15

 st lucia | thalia hall, 2.23.16 | @thefaakehipster

st lucia | thalia hall, 2.23.16 | @thefaakehipster

sounds like: a punch in the mouth you know you deserved

listens: drum machine (ft. Skrillix) // fell in the sun

JACK GARRATT high wycombe, buckinghamshire, uk // pepsi // 5:15 - 6

sounds like: he's chillin' with Towkio and in the future (see his description)

listens: worry // surprise yourself (may get ya teary eyed)

ST LUCIA brooklyn via south africa // pepsi // sat, 7:45 - 8:30

sounds like: the greatest release (in more way than one) followed by the biggest smile

listens: september // help me run away

FIDLAR la, usa // bud light // sun, 2:45 - 3:45

sounds like: when you were just starting to like girls/guys and tried to sneak out in the middle of the night

 fidlar | photo cred: ringthealarm.tv

fidlar | photo cred: ringthealarm.tv

listens: no waves // west coast // cheap beer

YEARS & YEARS london, uk // lakeshore // sun, 3:25 - 4:25

sounds like: no responsibilities when you want it most

listens: king // shine

LOUIS THE CHILD chicago // pepsi // sun, 4 - 4:45

sounds like: the juiciest, most awesome piece of fruit...slice of heaven

 aurora | photo cred: fanpop.com

aurora | photo cred: fanpop.com

listens: it's strange // weekend

AURORA os, norway // pepsi // sun, 5:15 - 6

sounds like: a butterfly flying home to it's rainbow

listens: conqueror // runaway