This Old Dog puts on an Unforgettable Show

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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4-day Lolla tickets go on sale this Tuesday!

LOLLAPALOOZERS!

4-Day tickets go on sale this Tuesday, 3/22 at 10am!

Being the 25th year of Lolla, I would assume that they are trying to sign some huge acts.  The 20th anlolla tixniversary in 2011 flaunted artists like Eminem, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters (and the amazing storm), Crystal Castles, Ratatat, Ellie Goulding, Cage the Elephant, Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, Girl Talk, Kid Cudi, Skrillex, and beyond.  According to Consequence of Sound, Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, and Red Hot Chili Peppers are already slated as headliners for this year’s celebration.

2016 will be the first time Lolla has taken over a 4 day time slot (July 28-31).  With the extra day, a 4-day pass gets bumped up to $335.  More information can be found here.

Happy ticket hunting!

Robert DeLong at Double Door

Just when you think Lolla weekend can’t get any better, it miraculously does!  Pandora, along with Feed the Beat, are putting on a show at Double Door on Wednesday the 29th featuring Robert DeLong, and here’s the real kicker — it’s free!

No joke.  All you have to do is RSVP here, show up at 7:30pm, and experience the wonderfully unique one man show of Robert DeLong.  If you’re thinking, “How upsetting for me…I don’t know who Mr. DeLong is,” I can guarantee that you do.  Check out some of his hits below and RSVP ASAP to assure your entry to this intimate concert experience!