|Lollapalooza 2012 | Photo by Jason Gonulsen|
Samsung Galaxy Experience
You’ll want to check out what these folks at Samsung have to offer. I promise you, this will come in handy when you need a break from music, or when you need to charge your phone. Or when you want a popsicle.
· Complimentary popsicles and an interactive area for guests to create a flower wreath or personalized henna tattoo using the hottest new Samsung Galaxy devices like the Galaxy Note 8.0 and Galaxy S 4
· Samsung Galaxy owners can also receive concierge benefits such as a chance for an upgraded VIP concert viewing experience
· Galaxy owners can also recharge their batteries at the Samsung Galaxy #PowerOn stations located throughout the festival grounds
|Lana Del Rey | Photo by Nicole Nodland|
Queens of the Stone Age (6:15-7:30), Bud Light
Can’t miss these dudes, as they kick off their North American tour in Chicago.
Frightened Rabbit (7:15-8:15), The Grove
Have you seen this band live? Have you seen Scott Hutchison sing “The Woodpile?” Can we all just agree that this band is amazing?
Lana Del Rey (8:45-9:45), The Grove
I do realize that Nine Inch Nails and The Killers are playing at the same time. However, Lollapalooza might offer my only chance to see Lana Del Rey sing “Video Games.”
Shovels & Rope (12:45-1:30), Red Bull Sound Select
I’ve never seen them, but I’ve heard amazing things from people who know what they’re talking about. And that is good enough for me.
Wild Cub (2:10-2:50), BMI
I do believe “Thunder Clatter” should be a hit in multiple countries. Or at least counties.
Ben Howard (2:15-3:00), Red Bell Sound Select
It’s easy for singer-songwriters to get lost in all the hype of “big bands” and EDM, but this guy is special.
Brooke Waggoner (5:40-6:20), BMI
She played on Jack White’s Blunderbuss, and also released her third album, Originator, this year.
|Matt Berninger of The National | Photo by Katie Guymon|
HAIM (7:15-8:15), The Grove
My prediction: The Grove
will be packed and spilling out into the street for a chance to see
Danielle, Alana, and Este Haim. Get there early. (Note: I am bad at
predictions, but this one seems obvious.)
Mumford & Sons (8:15-10:00), Red Bull Sound Select
I know there are haters out there. But seriously, what’s not to like? Is it because they have a few hit songs?
Guards (12:00-12:45), Lake Shore
For the record, we’re still singing “Ready To Go.”
Astro (12:45-1:30), Red Bull Sound Select
Their self-titled album was one of NPR’s “50 Favorite Albums of 2012.”
Jake Bugg (1:45-2:30), Petrillo
I keep hearing his name. Something about being able to play guitar. Someone, please tell me more.
Lianne La Havas (3:00-4:00), Lake Shore
This is probably an understatement, but it should be a pleasure to hear her sing in the afternoon.
MS MR (3:30-4:15), The Grove
“Think Of You,” from this New York band’s debut album, Secondhand Rapture, has me intrigued.
Alt-J (5:00-6:00), Lake Shore
Will probably be a haven for hipsters, so bring your deodorant.
Vampire Weekend (6:30-7:45), Bud Light
I never liked a Vampire Weekend until this year’s Modern Vampires of the City.
Beach House (7:00-8:00), Lake Shore
I’m still not sick of “The Hours.“
Phoenix (8:30-10:00), Bud Light
Although this year’s Bankrupt! was terrible, they’re still a fine live band.