Four days? Lollapalooza was already an endurance test when it was just three. I’m sure I’ll be exhausted by the time the sun sets Sunday night, but worthwhile bands are scattered throughout the schedule, so I may be there for the long haul, packing sunscreen and earplugs.
This New Jersey band plays appealingly shaggy rock, replete with yearning vocals and catchy choruses, plus touches of alt-country twang and Pavement-esque guitar squiggles.
These San Diego garage-rockers have matured since their debut in 2008, but they still know how to pack a punch with a ragged blast of electric guitars and drums.
Hailing from Oklahoma City but sounding a bit British, Horse Thief crafts beguiling music with chiming guitars and anthemic choruses—epic even within the confines of its concise songs.
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
This English folk-rocker has a fervent cult following, and you can see why when he plays live, rousing crowds with his sing-along anthems.
On their latest album, these Scots sound a little subdued, but it’s good bet that their live show will deliver plenty of the scrappy power and intensity Frightened Rabbit is famous for.
With the recent album “A Moon Shaped Pool,” Radiohead showed once again that it’s one of the world’s best bands. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Radiohead prove it one more time.
A feminist pop-punk trio from Northampton, Massachusetts, Potty Mouth cranks up the volume with its shiny guitar riffs and melodic hooks.
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Missouri native Rateliff switched from pensive folk songs to soulful, bluesy R&B, working up a sweat at joyous concerts and landing a hit song last year with “S.O.B.”
This young Texan is a fine addition to the recent wave of retro-soul artists; he sings sophisticated songs in a style reminiscent of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke.
Led by the tremulous-voiced Kristine Leschper, this band from Athens, Georgia, mixes delicate folk-rock with psychedelic-tinged guitar jams, with delirious results.
I’m losing my edge, but I was there. I was there in 2010. I was there at the final LCD Soundsystem tour… OK, so maybe that wasn’t the group’s final tour after all. But how can I resist another chance to be there?