Lollapalooza Spotlight [Series Recap]

Lollapalooza Spotlight [Series Recap]

Over the last few months several writers here at the Gold Coast Tickets blog came together to highlight different artists that will be featured in the 2012 Lollapalooza Lineup.  With Lollapalooza right around the corner, use this opportunity to get familiar these great acts to assure you don’t miss out come festival time.  If you haven’t yet purchased your Lollapalooza passes Gold Coast Tickets currently has great deals on both Single Day and Three Day passes which you can find here.

 

Alabama Shakes

When Lollapalooza announced their 2012 lineup last week I emailed my “guy” I go to for new music and asked him to give me a quick run down of who to look out for at this year’s festival.  At the top of the list was Alabama Shakes followed by the line, “is to 2012 what Adele was to 2011”…  - Read Full Article

  • Headlining Official Preshow @ Metro on August 1st – [Buy Tickets]
  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Saturday August 4th from 4:15 – 5:15pm

 

Avicii

Tim Bergling (professionally known as Avicii) is a Swedish electronic music producer. He exploded onto the seen with his single “Levels.” The song samples from Etta James’ hit “Something’s Got A Hold Of Me.” This track launched him into stardom reaching the top 10 on several international charts… - Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Saturday August 4th from 8:30 – 10:00pm

 

Bassnectar

Lorin Ashton (aka Bassnectar) is a electronic, dubstep, breakbeat producer from San Francisco, California. He is highly regarded as one of the more creative geniuses in his genre as he stretches and bends the boundaries to make some pretty crafty beats… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Friday August 3rd from 8:45 – 10:00pm

 

Big Gigantic

Big Gigantic is a musical collaboration between Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken formed in Boulder, Colorado. The group is a unique blend of instruments played over produced beats, basstones, and synthsizers. They have elements of jazz, hip-hop, and electronica which create a unique ambient sound… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Sunday August 5th from 5:45 – 6:45pm

 

 Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris (Adam Richard Wiles) is a Scottish producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ. His first album debuted in 2007 and reached gold status, he has produced records for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, and Dizzee Rascal… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Saturday August 4th from 7:00 – 1:15pm

 

Childish Gambino

There are two things fans should take away from the slew of new Childish Gambino releases: 1) music is now Donald Glover’s main concern and 2) he’s furiously gearing up for a new release… – Read Full Article

  • Headlining Official Aftershow @ Vic Theatre on August 4th – [Buy Tickets]
  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Sunday August 5th from 8:45 – 9:45pm

 

Die Antwoord

Probably not like much you have heard before Die Antwoord’s unorthodox musical style is a blend of hip-hop, electronic, and psychodelic drawn from the Zef counter-culture movement… – Read Full Article

  •  Performing at Lollapalooza  Friday August 3rd from 5:00 – 6:00pm

 

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog is a rock band from Pennsylvania consisting of 5 members. Formed in 1999 the band has gone through a few member changes, but currently Scott McMicken, Toby Leaman, Zach Miller, Erin Slick, and Frank McElroy create the psychedelic rock sound that defines the band… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Friday August 3rd from 2:15 – 3:15pm

 

 Fun.

Behind the success of their hit single “We Are Young” (ft. Janelle Monae), NYC based indie pop band Fun. has taken 2012 by storm. The group, composed of Nate Russ, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff, formed in 2008 and immediately  began capturing the hearts of pop music enthusiasts with the release of their first album Aim and Ignite... – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Saturday August 4th from 4:45 – 5:30pm

 

Gary Clark Jr.

Called the “The Next Hendrix” by the New York Times and “The Savior of Blues” by many others, Gary Clark Jr. is one artist you are not going to want to miss during Lollapalooza 2012. Growing up in Austin, Texas, Clark flourished in the city’s celebrated music scene… – Read Full Article 

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Sunday August 5th from 3:15 – 4:15pm

 

J Cole

In the matter of a few years, rapper J Cole went from being turned away by Jay-Z after waiting hours outside his office to hand him a CD to being the first artist Jay-Z signed to his Roc Nation record label. Since, the two have collaborated on songs “A Star Is Born”  as well as “Mr. Nice Watch” … – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Sunday August 5th from 4:15 – 5:15pm

 

Justice

French producers Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Auge are no strangers to the electronic music scene. They have been blasting people away with their unique heavy metal electro pop noise since 2007, even capturing a Grammy with their debut album titled under the Ed Banger record label… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Sunday August 5th from 8:30 – 10:00pm

 

Kaskade

Kaskade is a globally renowned producer having performed thousands of venues around the world. In fact his first residency was Smartbar here in Chicago’s own Wrigleyville neighborhood, maybe you’ve seen him perform there… - Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Sunday August 5th from 8:45 – 10:00pm

 

M83

Continuing the trend of French artists we introduce Anthony Gonzalez, the Spanish-French born musician who is the mastermind behind M83.  Classified under the ever so popular electropop genre, M83 made their biggest splash with the release of “Midnight City”… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Friday August 3rd from 7:30 – 8:30pm

 

Madeon

This featured artist just became old enough to purchase cigarettes. Madeon (Hugo Pierre Leclecq) was born in 1994, yep you read that correctly 1994. He is an electronic music producer from France that has already become Internationally recognized… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Friday August 3rd from 4:30 – 5:30pm

 

Miike Snow

Ah Miike Snow, what a breath of fresh air these guys were when they exploded onto the indie pop scene in 08′/09′. Formed in Stockholm in 2007 the band celebrated various successes before actually uniting as a trio and becoming Miike Snow… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Sunday August 5th from 7:15- 8:15pm

 

Neon Indian

Alan Polomo is the creative genius behind the electronic indie band Neon Indian. The band was formed in 2008 and was well received by fans and critics alike. Their sound is an abstract “dream wave” sound that is synth heavy…. – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Saturday August 4th from 3:00 – 4:00pm

 

Nero

Nero consists of childhood friends Daniel Stephens and Joseph Ray, with vocals done by Alana Watson. The duo hails from Britain and specializes in dubstep, drum n bass, and house music… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Friday August 3rd from 7:00 – 8:15pm

 

Passion Pit

Passion Pit is an interesting story of a solo laptop artist turned band. Michael Angelakos originally created the uplifting dreamy sound of Passion Pit for his girlfriend as a Valentine’s Day gift. – Read Full Article

  • Headlining Official Preshow @ House of Blues on August 2nd – [Buy Tickets]
  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Friday August 3rd from 6:00 – 7:15pm

 

Porter Robinson

Porter Robinson is a 19 year old producer from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He started composing at age 12 years old. His first single “Say My Name” reached #1 on the Beatport’s Electro-house chart, a tremendous feat for someone his age… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Friday August 3rd from 5:45 – 6:45pm

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been around for decades, like any legendary band they have gone through all the ups and downs that come with rock n roll superstardom. Grammys, Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, platinum records, gold records, they’ve accomplished it all and more… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Saturday August 4th from 8:00 – 10:00pm

 

Star Slinger

Star Slinger (Darren Williams) is a music producer that intertwines various different sounds in his music. Like a few of the producers we have showcased earlier in the season, Star Slinger mixes beats that are influenced by R&B and hip-hop tones… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Saturday August 4th from 2:00 – 3:00pm

 

Tame Impala

Tame Impala is one of several bands from Australia and New Zealand that have become popular over the past few years. Notable Australian bands of late have usually fallen under the electro-pop category, but Tame Impala brings us something a little different… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Saturday August 4th from 3:15 – 4:15pm

 

The Black Keys

This year The Black Keys will be headlining Lollapalooza during their El Camino Tour, which has been going on for most of 2012. The duo from Ohio is no stranger to Chicago performances and they will return with their high powered set and bluesy heavy metal sound… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Friday August 3rd from 8:30 – 10:00pm

 

The Gaslight Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem have gone from being one of rock music’s best kept secrets to gaining praise from (as well as constant comparisons to) one of the genre’s all time greats, Bruce Springsteen. In fact, “The Boss” has joined his fellow New Jersey natives on stage on a few occasions to perform… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Sunday August 5th from 4:45 – 5:30pm

 

The Head & The Heart

The Head & The Heart an indie-folk group that has been making a lot of noise over the last few months. The band hails from Seattle, a city that has produced some very notable musicians in the past. The band thrives on its beautiful vocal harmonics that flow through violin, piano, and guitar… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Friday August 3rd from 5:15 – 6:15pm

 

The Tallest Man On Earth

Standing at (a generous) 5’ 7’’, Swedish Singer/Songwriter Kristian Matsson is nowhere near the tallest man on earth, but according to hundreds of thousands of Folk Rock fans he’s just that… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Saturday August 4th from 5:15 – 6:15pm

 

Wale

Wale has collaborated with well known artists like J.Cole, Talib Kweli, Gucci Mane, Roscoe Dash, Wiz Khalifa and several others. Ambition is his latest album, released in November of 2011. The album debut at #2 on the Billboard 200… – Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Saturday August 4th from 8:45 – 9:45pm

 

Zedd

It seems that electronic artists are gaining more and more popularity with each passing day. Zedd (Anton Zaslavski) adds to the already long list of youthful electronic music producers at Lollapalooza… - Read Full Article

  • Performing at Lollapalooza  Friday August 3rd from 3:15 – 4:15pm

 

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