Posted in music on July 26, 2013

Lollapalooza (more by James Richards IV)

Lollapalooza is coming to Chicago's Grant Park August 2nd, 3rd & 4th.

Like we did recently at Firefly (see HERE, HERE and HERE), BrooklynVegan will be set up each day of Lolla inside the Soundwave Tent from 1-3pm. If you look at the festival map, you'll see our space there right above the BMI Stage. That's where we'll be hosting live interviews and performances by a bunch of artists along with our stage hosts Billy Jones and the one and only Chris Gethard. Stay tuned for our full schedule next week to be posted on BrooklynVegan & BV Chicago, and can't wait to chow down with you in Chow Town (especially at the River Valley Ranch booth).

BrooklynVegan is also hosting a series of late shows that weekend in Chicago starting with the Weedeater show at Ultra Lounge on Thursday (tickets), Then comes a FREE Thermals show on Friday, and a FREE Russian Circles show on Saturday. More details about the last two will be posted on BV Chicago on Monday (follow @BVChicago on Twitter too).

UPDATE: Full afterparty details announced!

Meanwhile it's only 7/26 while I'm typing this, and the festival we're excited about this weekend is in Rhode Island.

* pictures from Lollapalooza 2012
* Weedeater going on North American tour (dates, no NYC)
* Queens of the Stone Age playing a Lolla pre-show at Metro
* The Postal Service playing Metro during Lollapalooza
* Chance the Rapper playing a pre-Lolla Red Bull Sound Select show in Grant Park



Comments (9)

Really bad line-up this year. Even worse schedule as bands of common popularity play simultaneously head to head.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2013 3:43 PM


Co-opting underground music and infecting its shows with morons since 1991.

Posted by D | July 26, 2013 6:14 PM

Co-opting underground music and infecting its shows with morons since 1991."

Lollapalooza was fun in the '90s, at least the NY ones.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2013 7:18 PM

Dear Brooklyn Vegan,

I've never commented here before, but I wanted to let you know this is the last time I'll be visiting your site. I'm sure you don't care; there seem to be enough mouth-breathing dickheads (and probably a few nice people) visiting your site to keep the Converse ad money rolling in, so one less occasional-reader is probably no sweat off your back.

Here's the thing: sure, you were totally within your rights to post this story. I dunno what your correspondence with Yoni leading up to this was like, so that's between you and him. Whatever. But you're also well within your rights to take down some of the more insidious and hurtful comments about a friend of mine (and presumably yours) who was shot and nearly killed last week. But you're choosing not to do that. And that, Brooklyn Vegan (member of Spin Music, a division of SpinMedia), is wildly irresponsible.

You guys are supposed to be supporting local music. The story was relevant, in that it covered the demise of a dearly beloved local venue. The bile your readers are spewing below the story is not relevant. It does nothing to support Brooklyn music; it just gives assholes a forum to take anonymous cheap shots at a good man who was shot, and whose shooter remains at large and likely will never be caught.

The really sad thing, though, is that you're keeping this stuff up because your cesspool of a comments section is what drives your web traffic. I mean, you can't possibly think that not moderating your comments is "encouraging healthy debate," right? And it's not like you really offer any coverage that isn't handled by a dozen other blogs and websites; but apparently being the 4Chan of the music blogosphere is enough to get you linked up with a big ol' media conglomerate, and all that sweet ad money that comes along with it. Must be nice.

So yeah, this is it for me. I'm out. Best of luck in all your endeavors. Commenters, have fun in your parents' basements in Boise. I hope some day you actually make it to Brooklyn, because the music community is great and most of the people are really nice. Everyone else, I'll see you at Delinquency when it re-opens.

Posted by Max Horwich | July 27, 2013 3:24 PM

First Austin, now Chicago. The fucking site is called "Brooklyn" Vegan. Not anything else. Just keep it local dumb dumbs.

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so much energy!!!! after hearing the voidz the other songs on the set seem prettty boring and flat. wow

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