Prior to his headlining set Saturday night at Lollapalooza, Mac DeMarco played Concord Music Hall to a group of DeMarco diehards. If those in the crowd had been at Lolla all day, I never would have guessed it based on their energy. Fueled by Jameson whiskey, DeMarco took the stage at midnight and treated fans to smooth, summery jams and had the crowd roaring with laughter between songs. DeMarco commented on the amount of booty shorts he saw around town despite the colder weather, recounted his memories of playing at The Empty Bottle, and had the crowd screaming as he talked about eating Chicago dogs, beef sandwiches, and deep dish pizza. DeMarco and the guys played a number of tracks off the newest album, This Old Dog, whose lyrics fans already knew by heart and had no reservations belting out. With every new song during the set, the crowd roared in approval and helped DeMarco out by singing along and snapping to the beat. Throughout the night, DeMarco lost pieces of his clothing. Upon returning from the most supportive crowd surfing experience I have ever witnessed, DeMarco was down to a t-shirt and shorts, and had mysteriously also lost his socks during his adventure out into the crowd. The night was unforgettable to those who were lucky enough to be there. DeMarco’s new material sounded great live, we got a cover of Weezer’s “Undone,” and we were able to enjoy DeMarco’s quirky and chill personality in a small venue. Can’t wait for him to come back to Chicago!
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All shows go on sale Friday (6/2) at 10am through the venue’s webpage!
Today, Lollpalooza released their full lineup for Lolla 2016 aftershows, and we are digging it!
All tickets go on sale Friday, 6/3. Click here for full list of shows.
As Lolla fast approaches, updates have been popping up left and right. In case you’ve found yourself under a rock…
1. Check out 2015 Lolla Summer swag here.
2. Perhaps the only thing more formidable than the music lineup is the food lineup, which can be found here.
3. REJOICE! For you no longer need to bring tangible monies to Lolla. Check out how to link your wristband to a credit card for the speediest
beer food and merch purchasing ever right here. Brilliant!