Lollapalooza 2012 Preview

Happy Lolla everybody! You know it’s one of our favorite weekends of the year in Chicago and we’ll be there every day keeping you in the loop. Here is our Lollapalooza preview with our picks for what bands to see when.

Reason to Get There Early:
Friday: First Aid Kit (12:00, Playstation Stage)
Saturday: JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound (12:00, Sony Stage)
Sunday: Bowerbirds (12:00, Sony Stage)

Worth Seeing the Full Set:
Friday: The Shins (6:15, Redbull Soundstage)
Saturday: Franz Ferdinand (6:15, Bud Light Stage)
Sunday: Miike Snow (7:15, Sony Stage)

Tough Calls:
Friday: Afghan Whigs vs. Metric / Gotta go with the revived grunge rockers Afghan Whigs (4:15, Redbull Soundstage)
Saturday:tUnE-yArDs vs. Tallest Man On Earth / No matter how many times I’ve seen her, Merril Garbus of tUnE-yArDs is just a phenomenal performer, she always wins (5:00, Sony Stage)
Sunday: At the Drive In vs. Florence and the Machine / Now’s probably a good time to get that lobster corndog from Grahamwich if you haven’t already.

Take a Chance:
Friday: thenewno2 (5:40, BMI Stage)
Saturday:Los Jaivas (12:45, Bud Light Stage)
Sunday: Overdoz (2:10, BMI Stage)

See what the buzz is all about:
Friday: Die Antwoord (5:00, Playstation Stage)
Saturday: Chief Keef (12:15, Perry’s Tent)
Sunday: Dum Dum Girls (3:30, Google Play Stage)

Reason to stay out late (aftershows that aren’t sold out already):
Friday: Grimes at Logan Square Auditorium (free with RSVP here)
Saturday: Doomtree at Empty Bottle
Sunday: Toro y Moi DJ Set at Beauty Bar

Have a great weekend everyone! Remember to stay hydrated and be safe!

About UPchicago Team

Urban Philosophy is a way of thinking that you develop when you’re a true city person. Whether you’ve spent your whole life living in Manhattan, or you just moved from small-town Iowa to the city of Chicago, the longer you stay, the more you come to understand what it means to live in a city. Our Urban Philosophy is that no matter who you are, where you are from, and what your likes and dislikes may be, there’s something for everyone in city life.

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