Now that Lollapalooza has come and gone, it’s time to start getting excited about the awesome tours that are still coming to the Windy City.
Whether you’re looking to catch a massive stadium show from Jay Z and Beyonce or looking for something a little more casual, like Jason Mraz at the Ravinia Festival, there is something in Chicago for you in the month of August.
Check out our list of the 7 can’t miss concerts in Chicago this month!
This past weekend we wrapped up our second straight year at Lollapalooza. And while we already shared some of our favorite moments from the Windy City festival, we wanted to share more photos of some of our favorite performers at Lolla this year. In total we saw a number of great performances from The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Metallica, Paul McCartney, Tyler The Creator, Father John Misty, A$AP Rocky and Marina and the Diamonds, just to name a few.
Check out our first Lollapalooza Photo Series piece this year, of Sam Smith’s amazing performance below!
We just got back from Lollapalooza 2015 and our second year at Chicago’s premiere music festival was as great as the first! Although a storm brought a brief evacuation to the Windy City festival, no performances where cancelled and fans saw some great sets from Sam Smith, Paul McCartney, The Weeknd, Metallica, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott (before he was arrested), Logic, Tyler the Creator, Marina and the Diamonds, George Ezra, and many many more.
Following their mega-successful collaboration ‘Latch’, Disclosure and Sam Smith have again teamed up, this time for Disclosure’s new single ‘Omen’. Off their forthcoming sophomore album, Caracal, which is due out September 25th on Capitol Records, ‘Omen’ is another great record from Smith and the talented production duo. The official video is live now, and fans can sure purchase the track tomorrow, July 28th. “It was really exciting,” says Disclosure’s Howard Lawrence on the new record. “We had three whole days to hang out with Sam and write, which are two of my favorite things to do.”
Here at The Early Registration we like to pride ourselves on our music knowledge. To stay polished on our musical expertise, our new feature is a little game of musical “6 Degrees”. For those who are unfamiliar, six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone in the world is connected by six or fewer steps, so we are now taking the liberty of connecting musicians whom you would never think could be connected, in exactly six steps. This week our 6˚ piece is dedicated to Lollapalooza amazing lineup, which is coming to Chicago in just a couple of weeks. To keep things interesting we challenged ourself to connect one Lollapalooza headliner (Sam Smith) to another Lollapalooza headliner (Paul McCartney). The twist is can we do this using only other artists from Lollapalooza’s lineup this year? Find out below!
Lollapalooza’s lineup is stacked this year, a lineup that even competes with last year’s schedule of Outkast, Eminem, Kings of Leon, Calvin Harris, Lorde, Chance the Rapper, Run the Jewels and more. So if you got your tickets before they sold-out then consider yourself very lucky. Chicago fans will see some of the biggest and best names in music at Grant Park from July 31st to August 2nd. From some of music’s top emerging artists to some huge marquee headliners, you will want to beneed to be in Chicago this summer.
While it was definitely hard to decide who we are most excited to see at Lolla this year, hit the jump to check out our ten most anticipated acts of Lollapalooza 2015. Also be sure to check out Lollapalooza.com for more information.
Lollapalooza just revealed its 2015 lineup, and this year Chicago’s top music festival will feature headlining performances from Paul McCartney, Metallica, and Florence + the Machine. Festival goers can also see sets from Sam Smith, Bassnectar, The Weeknd, Alt-J, Raury, Travis Scott, Young Thug, A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi, Tyler the Creator and more! Although the lineup is low on top rap headliners, this year’s lineup certainly competes with 2014’s lineup, which included Outkast, Eminem, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Chance the Rapper and more.
This year Lollapalooza runs from July 31st to August 2nd, downtown at Grand Park. You definitely will not want to miss out on Lollapalooza this year and stay tuned for Lolla’s Aftershow schedule (which should release later this summer).
The best and brightest of this past week in music, as well as a throwback track! Hopefully you can bump these tracks on your way to work to brighten up your Monday mornings. This week alone we have a brand new leak from Kendrick Lamar’s forthcoming sophomore LP, the return of Charles Hamilton (with the help of Rita Ora), an unreleased Kim Kardashian inspired track from Kanye West, and a charitable remix by John Legend and Sam Smith. Get started at the jump below to check out our favorite records of the past week.
No two artists quite have the pipes and song-writing talents of John Legend and Sam Smith. And in support of the charity Comic Relief, the two combined talents for a brand new recording of Smith’s single ‘Lay Me Down’. Check out the charitable duet below and buy it now on iTunes. 100% of the profits go to Comic Relief, which aims to change the lives of the poor and vulnerable in the U.K. and Africa. Both Smith and Legend graciously opted-out of receiving any royalties from the proceeds on this one and you can also watch the two perform the track live (for the first and only time) on Friday, March 13 on Comic Relief – Face the Funny via BBC One.
Canada’s premier music fest, Squamish Valley Music Festival, has revealed its 2015 lineup. Taking place at the Centennial Fields in Squamish, British Columbia, this year’s festival runs from August 7-9 and includes a number of great acts. Headlining the festival this year includes Drake, Mumford and Sons, and Sam Smith but the undercard is just as great. Squamish fans in 2015 will be able to check out performances from Chance the Rapper, Schoolboy Q, Brandom Flower, Alabama Shakes, Hot Chip, George Erza, Vance Joy, Benjamin Booker and many more. Check out the lineup poster below!