Lollapalooza Aftershows – August 3, 2013
Frightened Rabbit @ Park West
Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit has released four studio albums, including Pedestrian Verse (2013), which peaked at #9 in the UK and #1 in Scotland. Their last album before that, The Winter of Mixed Drinks (2010) peaked at #61 in the UK and #84 in the US. They’re plenty successful now but had to put in the work to get there, including sending biscuits with their early demos to increase interest. Now, seemingly everything they make is critically acclaimed.
- Also performing: Wild Belle
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Two Door Cinema Club @ House of Blues
Two Door Cinema Club is an indie electropop and rock band from Northern Ireland. The band’s name comes from when a band member accidentally pronounced a Tudor Cinema as Two Door, and the group decided to name themselves after that. Their debut album, Tourist History (2010), featured songs that have since been featured in many commercials, Tap Tap Revenge 3, and the soundtrack of Gran Turismo 5, FIFA 11, and NBA 2K11. Their second album, Beacon (2012), peaked at #1 in Ireland, #2 in the UK, and #17 in the US. This is definitely a band on the rise that you won’t want to miss.
- Also performing: MS MR
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Kendrick Lamar @ Aragon Ballroom
Compton-based Kendrick Lamar gained widespread attention through his fourth mixtape, Overly Dedicated (2010), to add to an already formidable internet presence. He soon worked with hip-hop legends such as Dr. Dre, Drake, Young Jeezy, Busta Rhymes, and Lil Wayne before releasing good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012) which included Top 40 tracks “Poetic Justice”, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”, and “B****, Don’t Kill My Vibe”. Earlier this year MTV named him the #1 Hottest MC in the Game.
- Also performing: Baauer, BJ The Chicago Kid
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DIIV @ Empty Bottle
Brooklyn-based indie rock band DIIV, formerly known as Dive, began in 2011 as one man’s solo recording project. Now with four members, the band mixes in some pop influences to its music. Their debut album, Oshin, was released last summer and influenced by artists like Nirvana. So far their three singles are “Sometime”, “Human”, and “Geist”. Oshin was ranked 22nd on Stereogum’s list of the top 50 albums of 2012 and 40th on Pitchfork’s list of the same.
- Also performing: Matches, Radar Eyes
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Band of Horses @ Metro
This indie rock band was formed in 2004 in Seattle by Ben Bridwell. Their most successful album was 2010’s Infinite Arms, which peaked at #7 on the US chart. Their most recent album was September 2012’s Mirage Rock. The band was also known as just Horses at one point. Whatever you call them, Gold Coast Tickets, as always, can get you into their aftershow with no service fees!
- Also performing: Reignwolf
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Adventure Club @ Studio Paris
Canadian dubstep group Adventure Club consists of Christian Srigley and Leighton James. They formed in a Montreal high school as a hardcore pop-punk band but moved onto newer and more exciting dubstep. They’re known for high-pitched female vocals mixed with electronic sounds and heavy drops. Adventure Club has toured across North America, Europe, Australia, and at festivals like the big Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas and Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
- Also performing: TBD
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Matt & Kim @ Vic Theatre
Matt & Kim are an indie pop duo from Brooklyn. Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums) are known for their self-creativeness. They began their playing career at small venues, catering to an indie crowd that fell in love with their music. But they soon graduated from that scene into the bottom of lineups at bigger festivals, like The Siren and Lollapalooza. They have released four albums and did a winter tour with Passion Pit.
- Also performing: Robert Delong
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Ghost BC @ Double Door
Ghost BC, known as just Ghost from everywhere besides the United States, is led by Papa Emeritus II. There are five other members, all named ‘Nameless Ghouls’. This is a serious heavy metal band often compared to Black Sabbath or Mercyful Fate. The nameless ghouls wear hoodies and Papa wears a skull mask in a cardinal outfit, as seen above. Their latest album, Infestissumam (2013), has been their most successful yet, peaking at #28 in the US and #1 in their home country of Sweden.
- Also performing: Skelton Witch
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SKATERS @ Schubas
New York City-based rock band SKATERS is composed of members Michael Ian Cummings, Noah Rubin, and Joshua Hubbard. Their debut EP received much critical acclaim after being released for free on their website, getting them a record deal this February. The band members say their musical influences include ’70s and ’80s rock bands like The Cars, The Ramones, and The Pixies. They still haven’t released their first studio album, which they’re working on in New York, but will begin touring with this Lolla aftershow.
- Also performing: The Orwells, Pujol
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HAIM @ House of Blues
Often compared to Fleetwood Mac, Haim is a Los Angeles-based rock band comprised of Este, Alana, and Danielle Haim and Dash Hutton. The three Haim sisters have yet to release a full album but have released two EPs and three singles. They won the BBC Sound of 2013 poll which finds the hottest up-and-coming acts and have already done supporting work for Ke$ha, Kid Cudi, and Major Lazer. Their first full album will be available in September, but you can see them before that with their Lolla aftershow at the House of Blues!
- Also performing: St. Lucia
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Dada Life @ The Mid
Dada Life, ranked #24 in DJ Magazine’s 2012 Top 100 DJs list, is comprised of Swedish electro house duo Olle Corneer and Stefan Engblom. They have headlined at Ultra Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival with their four albums, Just Do the Dada (2009) and The Rules of Dada (2013) with subsequent remix albums for both. Dada Life used to be affiliated with Steve Aoki’s record label, Dim Mak Records, but now are with their own label, So Much Dada.
- Also performing: Nathan Scott, Guskras
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Baroness @ Subterranean
Founded by former members of a defunct band called Johnny Welfare and the Paychecks, Baroness is a heavy metal band from Savannah, Georgia. Their latest album, Yellow & Green (2012), has been their most successful to date, peaking at #8 on both the US Rock and Indie charts and #30 overall. A bus crash in England saw them need months of recovery, but they got right back up and scheduled more tour dates. They have recently had a few lineup changes but will continue to entertain crowd across the country during their US tour.
- Also performing: Royal Thunder
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