Lollapalooza Aftershows: Sunday, August 3

Lollapalooza Aftershows: Sunday, August 3

Get more bang for your Lolla buck at one of Chicago’s hippest music venues.

Lolla aftershows, in which outside groups and many of the festival performers alike take over smaller venues all over the city as Lolla wraps up each night, are a more affordable and intimate way to see just the names you really want to see.  Here we highlight some of the best aftershows of the weekend.

Fitz & The Tantrums @ Metro

Fitz & The Tantrums. Photo: payload.cargocollective.com

Fitz & The Tantrums. Photo: payload.cargocollective.com

Indie pop band Fitz and the Tantrums formed in LA in 2008 and quickly rose to popularity.  Their first album, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, was released in 2010 and reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.  In 2011 Rolling Stone called them a band to watch and they were right about that.  They’ve said their musical style is influenced by classic Motown and Stax records, but they’re not trying to recreate them.  Their latest album, More Than Just a Dream, released May 2013 and peaked at #26 on the overall US chart.  Two singles from that album became their biggest hits yet in “Out of My League” and “The Walker”.  ‘Fitz’ is founder Michael Fitzpatrick, and the tantrums are the other five members.  Their first show on the road to stardom was at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood in December 2008. They toured on the Maroon 5 Back to School Tour in fall 2009, then played at SXSW in Austin in March 2010.

  • Also performing: Fly Golden Eagle
  • Buy Fitz & The Tantrums w/Fly Golden Eagle Tickets here
  • 3730 N Clark St; Addison Red Line

Nas @ House of Blues

Nas. Photo: bet.com

Nas. Photo: bet.com

Rapper Nas is a Brooklyn-based MC who has sold over 25 million records worldwide.  He’s frequently recognized as one of the top five MCs of all time, ranked #2 by The Source in 2012 and #5 by MTV.  His six #1 albums ties Eminem and Kanye West for second most by a rapper.  Son of a blues musician and Postal Service worker, Nasir Jones dropped out of school after eighth grade.  He signed with Columbia Records in 1992, and even his 1994 debut album Illmatic was lauded for lyrical genius.  By the mid 90s Nas was a mainstay at the forefront of the hip-hop game and would remain there for over a decade, including a huge rivalry with Jay-Z in the early 2000s.  They’ve since reconciled.  Nas is still one of the most respected names in the game.

  • Also performing: Vic Mensa, Taylor Bennett
  • Buy Nas w/Vic Mensa and Taylor Bennett Tickets here
  • 329 N Dearborn St; Grand Red Line, Merchandise Mart Brown and Purple Lines

Skrillex @ Concord Music Hall

Skrillex. Photo: edmtelevision.com

Skrillex. Photo: edmtelevision.com

Perhaps the most recognized name in dubstep, Skrillex continues to drop hit songs left and right. The six time Grammy Award helped introduce the genre outside of its original cult following. Hailing from LA, Sonny Moore started his solo career in 2007. His first music was actually released via Myspace. Moore began performing under the name Skrillex in 2008 and that same year released his debut EP, “My Name is Skrillex”. Skrillex has remixed songs from the likes of Lady Gaga and Snoop Dogg among others. The six Grammys include best dance recording and best remixed recording.

  • Also performing: Gesaffelstein
  • Buy Skrillex w/Gesaffelstein Tickets here
  • 2047 N Milwaukee Ave; Western Blue Line
 Photo Source: chartattack.com
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