Lollapalooza announced this year's lineup for official aftershows taking place at local venues in Chicago. Phoenix, The National, The Black Keys & Devo are among the acts and even better,they've added a few new venues to the mix.
Phoenix seems to be the big draw this year, packing them into the tiny House of Blues with reasonably priced tickets! A special presale starts tomorrow at 10am, password: tickets.
Alliances will be made as concertgoers will have to choose between The National and The Black Keys, both releasing great albums recently and sadly, both playing Saturday night. I'm choosing The Black Keys in hopes they and brilliant openers, The Morning Benders demolish the Metro.
If you're looking for even smaller venues, Rogue Wave at Schuba's should get nice and sweaty. Health at Reggie's Rock Club is definitely "Enter At Your Own Risk". That place is small, but so glad they added it to the list this year. Lincoln Hall also gets introduced this year hosting The Big Pink, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Blitzen Trapper.
If it's dance you want, hit up the Congress Theater for Hot Chip & Rusko. Unless Perry's tent gets a major makeover, I can't see Rusko's show coming anywhere near the damage he pulled at Coachella this year. His lights and energy might get lost during the day, but indoors and late night seems just right for him. Check out his new video in case you haven't found his album, O.M.G.!. The remix is pretty sweet too, you're welcome.
Hold On (feat. Amber Coffman) (Sub Focus Remix) by theearlynerd
For a complete list, go here. Remember, pace yourself at Lolla because they parties and music never stop...