Lollapaolooza Preview: Saturday, August 1
- Here's who we're excited to see at Lollapalooza on Saturday, August 1, as part of our day-by-day preview for the festival.
Mick Jenkins: 11:45 AM on the Pepsi Stage
I was not surprised to see this Chicago rapper apart of Lollapalooza’s line up this year. Mick Jenkins seems to be leading the new wave of Chicago rappers. Since the release of his fourth mixtape The Waters last summer, I haven’t stopped hearing his name. Although he was snubbed from the infamous XXL Freshman List, it looks like the lyricist has no plans on letting anything slow him down on his journey to the top. You can catch him in your city this fall on tour with STWO. Check out his song with fellow locals Hurt Everybody, Gang (Social Network).
Django Django 2:15PM on the Samsung Galaxy Stage
London’s Django Django experienced widespread success throughout the states following the release of their debut self-titled album. In May the quartet returned with the release of their sophomore album, Born Under Saturn, an album that demonstrates the intensity and intricacies behind that band’s production abilities. The result is an album layered with smooth harmonies, synths, and tropical percussion. We imagine their mid-afternoon set (the important time slot remember?) on Saturday will be greeted with a lot of energy and a lot of dancing. Check out the video for “First Light,” a track off Born Under Saturn, below.
Tyler, The Creator: 5:45 PM on the Palladia Stage
Tyler, The Creator might be the most unique rapper of our time. In 2010, he led his group of friends, Odd Future into insane stardom. Gaining a cult following of misfits almost immediately, you were odd if you DIDN’T listen to the raunchy rhymes from the self-established sergeant. A few years, bans, and injuries later, Tyler releases his third studio album titled Cherry Bomb (because Greatest Hits sounded boring.) He undeniably delivers more mature content while keeping his signature vulgar lyrics. Watch his video for the first single from Cherry Bomb, Fucking Young.
Tame Impala: 6:00PM on the Samsung Galaxy Stage
Aussie psych-rockers Tame Impala are an act that have experienced widespread success both in Australia and the US. With three albums under their belt, the band has continued to grow into their own sound while their fanbase has also continued to grow. With a sound so entrancing, it’s hard not to be sucked in by this band’s trippy, old school vibe that can put anyone at ease. Earlier this month the band released their third album, Currents, a fitting title given that when listening you feel like you’re floating. Put yourself in a trance and check out the video for “Cause I’m A Man,” one of the singles off of Currents, below.