On sale soon…

Some of our favorite aftershows! All of these and more go on sale Friday at 10am. See previous posting for the full list of aftershows.

8/2 – The Drums (Lolla Aftershow) @ The Empty Bottle (on sale 6/2)

8/2 – Temples (Lolla Aftershow) @ Lincoln Hall (on sale 6/2)

8/2 –Spoon (Lolla Aftershow) @ Metro (on sale 6/2)

8/2 -Atlas Genius (Lolla Aftershow) @ Subterranean (on sale 6/2)

8/2 – Foster the People (Lolla Aftershow) @ The Vic (on sale 6/2)

8/3 – Pretty Reckless (Lolla Aftershow) @ Bottom Lounge (on sale 6/2)

8/3 – Phantogram (Lolla Aftershow) @ House of Blues (on sale 6/2)

8/3 –Crystal Castles (Lolla Aftershow) @ Lincoln Hall (on sale 6/2)

8/3 – Tegan & Sara (Lolla Aftershow) @ Park West (on sale 6/2)

8/3 – Highly Suspect (Lolla Aftershow) @ Subterranean (on sale 6/2)

8/3 – Whitney (Lolla Aftershow) @ Thalia Hall (on sale 6/2)

8/3 –Ryan Adams (Lolla Aftershow) @ The Vic (on sale 6/2)

8/4 –Mac DeMarco¬†(Lolla Aftershow) @ Concord Music Hall (on sale 6/2)

8/4 –Vance Joy¬†(Lolla Aftershow) @ House of Blues (on sale 6/2)

8/4 –Royal Blood¬†(Lolla Aftershow) @ Lincoln Hall (on sale 6/2)

8/4 –Warpaint (Lolla Aftershow) @ Subterranean (on sale 6/2)

8/5 –Milky Chance¬†(Lolla Aftershow) @ House of Blues (on sale 6/2)

8/5 –Grouplove (Lolla Aftershow) @ Park West (on sale 6/2)

8/5 –Kaleo (Lolla Aftershow) @ Thalia Hall (on sale 6/2)

8/5 – The Shins (Lolla Aftershow) @ The Vic (on sale 6/2)

8/6 –The Head and The Heart (Lolla Aftershow) @ Metro (on sale 6/2)

For a more full list of upcoming events, click here.

The Joy Formidable @ Lincoln Hall 2/27

The Brits of The Joy Formidable will be playing a semi-acoustic set at Lincoln Hall this Monday night as part of their Leave No Trace tour. The small venue combined with the acoustic set should combine to make quite the cozy atmosphere. The band also recently released another single as part their monthly vinyl singles club, Aruthrol. Unique to The Joy Formidable, the songs they release for this project are sung in their native Welsh language. To keep up with The Joy Formidable, check out their website here.

Ocean Park Standoff @ SPACE 2/8

Cold weather got you down? ¬†Check out Samantha Ronson’s new LA-based band Ocean Park Standoff at SPACE this Wednesday to lift those winter blues.

The band’s single “Good News” off of their forthcoming debut EP has already accumulated over 2 million Spotify streams and was even included on their Best of 2016 playlist. Due to their success, Ocean Park Standoff will be touring with Third Eye Blind and Silversun Pickups this summer where they are bound to win over countless new fans. Want to see them before they hit the stadiums? Get your tickets for Wednesday’s show with LOLO here.



White Lies @ Lincoln Hall 2/6

UK’s White Lies is returning to the US in support of their most recent release¬†Friends. ¬†White Lies has been constantly evolving since they began, and¬†Friends has an 80’s vibe that we can’t help but love. To get fans involved, their website takes on a maze format in which fans discover tid bits about the songs and making of the album as they forge their way through the maze. Fans of Morrissey, The Smits, Joy Division and the like? Grab your tickets to Monday’s show here.

101WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas

Three nights of amazing shows at Aragon Ballroom–it’s finally here! ¬†As you probably heard, Grouplove had to cancel the remainder of their tour (including this upcoming Chicago show) because Hannah’s vocal cords need some healing time. ¬†We wish her a speedy recovery and hope we see you guys soon! ¬†101.1 is trying to find a band to fill their spot,¬†so those of you attending Saturday night might be in for a surprise band.


LouFest: last minute details

Take METRO (public transport) to LouFest!

Metro and LouFest are working together to provide an easy way to the festival. Train and bus louuumapservices are available to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. From there, jump on the LouFest Shuttle and be dropped off at the intersection of Grand and Faulkner (formerly Jefferson). LouFest Shuttle passes are $3 and can be purchased at Metro ticket stations.


For the most seamless ride to and from Loufest, take an¬†Uber! ¬†They’ve partnered up with our friends at Uber to make getting in and out quick and easy.¬†Uber will have a dedicated pickup and dropoff lane immediately outside the south gates so that you can get to the show as quickly as possible!

New to Uber?  Use the promo code LOUFEST2016 to get your first ride FREE up to $15!


Street parking is available throughout Forest Park and at nearby parking lots and garages. ADA parking is available near the South festival entrance. This can be accessed at the intersection of Union Dr. and McKinley Dr.

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LouFest: Day 2 Preview


As promised, here are our suggestions for Day 2 of LouFest 2016!

Sunday, September 11

Aaron Kamm & The One Drops [12:30pm @ Bud Light Stage]

Is there anything Aaron Kamm & The One Drops can’t do? ¬†You like it, they play it! ¬†These St. Louis natives boast a set full of blues, groove, soul, rock, and more! ¬†AK & The One Drops is a great way to start your Sunday with some breezy jams at the Bud Light Stage.

Judah & the Lion [1:15pm @ Forest Park Stage]

Although Judah & the Lion is based in Nashville, the band members hail from all over the country and you can hear the influence geography has played in their music. ¬†In an interview with The Emory Wheel, the band described that¬†they “get their¬†southern grit from Spence and Judah, their hard rock from Nate and edginess from Brian.” ¬†The guys expertly blur the lines between genres with their incredibly unique sound.

Twin Peaks [2:00 pm @ Bud Light Stage]

As a Chicagoan, you’ve mostly likely heard of Twin Peaks before. ¬†Our garage punk faves are making their way south for the weekend and would surely enjoy seeing¬†some fellow Chicagoans¬†in the crowd! ¬†Their most recent release,¬†Down in Heaven,¬†continues to show their evolution as a band as they dabble with other genres and show more maturity than in previous albums. ¬†Even with their¬†more refined sound, I expect their live set to be just as wild as always!

Mothers [2:00pm @ Tunespeak BMI]

Again, I know I’m suggesting bands with a time conflict, but they are both worth seeing if you can swing it. ¬†Mothers is a 4-piece band out of Athens, Georgia that originally started as the solo project of singer Kristine Leschper. ¬†In an interview for the Santa Barbara Independent, Leschper described their debut album,¬†When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired, as having themes of, “betrayal, self-doubt, ego death, the feeling of being trapped inside of your own body. Lyrics on the record that seem self-deprecating aren‚Äôt a pity party ‚Äď it‚Äôs me calling myself out on my own bullshit. It feels good to do¬†that.” ¬†We all need that every now and then. ¬†If you’re looking for a reality check, or simply some chill music you can relate to, head over to Tunespeak BMI.

Greensky Bluegrass [3:00pm @ Forest Park Stage]

I may be a city gal, but I love me some bluegrass! ¬†Greensky Bluegrass is actually playing North Coast this weekend, so¬†give them some love if you’re there. ¬†Although the guys out of Kalamazoo¬†play bluegrass, they are rockers to the core. ¬†They jam out live and have 6 successful albums to pull from. ¬†So what can you expect? ¬†According to guitarist Dave Bruzza, “We play two sets of music every night with a big light show, and really care about creating a large scale production. ¬†We want to cultivate an experience, where people can escape from their everyday lives for a minute and put their worries aside.” ¬†We will be there!

Buddy Guy [4:00pm @ Bud Light Stage]

I mean, how can you not go see Buddy Guy?  One of the key players in the formation of the Chicago blues scene, Buddy Guy has influenced some of our favorite musicians like Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and many more.  The man is a legend, so be sure not to miss him.

The Kills [6:00pm @ Bud Light Stage]

The Kills may only have two members, but damn, they can rock!  American singer Alison Mosshart (also of The Dead Weather) and British guitarist Jamie Hince recently celebrated 15 years of making music together with the release of their album Ash & Ice.  The duo really pushed themselves with this album, striving for a fresh sound that will keep fans on the edge of their seats.  For what is likely to be an charged performance, head over to the Bud Light Stage at 6:00!

Shakey Graves [7:00pm @ Shade Stage]

Austin native¬†Alejandro Rose-Garcia, who goes by the stage name Shakey Graves, will be serving up some bluesy-folk rock and roll at the Shade Stage at 7:00. ¬†Shakey Graves¬†started playing all of his sets as a solo act but has slowly been bringing more musicians on tour with him. ¬†Taking the music scene by storm, there even exists a “Shakey Graves Day” in Austin on February 9th. ¬†To celebrate, he usually puts on some shows with other local musicians and also has a temporary¬†a pay-what-you-want deal for his online downloads. ¬†On a side note, if you watched Friday Night Lights, you may recognize him as¬†Julie’s lifeguard fling, The Swede.

LCD Soundsystem [8:15pm @ Bud Light Stage]

I remember watching LCD Soundsystem’s farewell concert years ago, co17mpletely baffled why they would call it quits when they were so successful. ¬†Needless to say, I was overjoyed when I heard the reunion rumors were true about 5 years later. ¬†After officially announcing their return, they also said they would be releasing a new album some time in late 2016, or early 2017, making it their first new material in about 6 years. ¬†Their tickets are usually in high demand, so consider yourselves lucky to be seeing him as part of the LouFest lineup this year!