Lollapalooza announces 2018 edition with The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Vampire Weekend, ODESZA, more

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The Midwest’s premier music festival, Lollapalooza, returns to Chicago’s Grant Park August 2–5 with a newly announced lineup for the behemoth, 4-day affair. Topping the 2018 bill are The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Logic, and ODESZA, and, most notably, Vampire Weekend — the band’s first live performance in four years.

Other high-profile acts include Tyler, The Creater, CHVRCHES, LL Cool J, Portugal. the Man, and Brit superstar Dua Lipa. The festival’s electronic and dance music bookings are just as thrilling, with a comprehensive roster of veteran and rising acts: Zedd, ExcisionDillon Francis, Galantis, Illenium, REZZ, Chromeo, Hippie Sabotage, Tycho, Zomboy, WhatSoNot, Malaa, Valentino Kahn, Petit Biscuit, Ghastly, Chris Lake, Herobust, and Space Jesus.

Lollapalooza also boasts an impressive undercard with Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, St. Vincent, and Aussie one-woman band Tash Sultana, who rarely tours the US.

With over a hundred names set to appear over the weekend, Lollapalooza truly has become an American institution with something to satiate everyone’s musical tastes. GA and VIP passes to Lollapalooza can be found here.

Hear “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Remixes Of Two Portugal. The Man Songs

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For nearly 40 years, the name “Weird Al” Yankovic has been synonymous with the art of novelty parody songs. He’s been out here, spoofing any sufficiently popular song, for longer than most of us have been alive. But Yankovic has never been a part of remix culture. Until now. This morning, Yankovic has come out … More »

Alice Merton Is Ruling Rock Radio. Is A Pop Crossover Next?

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Do you remember where you first heard “Royals”? Almost any guess could be correct — and not just because the song achieved the sort of ubiquity you’d expect from a #1 hit. More »

Like The Stay Puft Man Before Him, Marshmello Just Keeps Getting Bigger

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Who knows how many centuries the fortune under the eastern slope of Mount Davidson went untapped before the Grosh brothers happened upon it. The Pennsylvanian preacher’s sons had become seasoned prospectors during the gold rush years of the mid-19th century, and that experience served them well in Nevada’s Virginia Range southeast of Reno, where in … More »

Can Sam Smith Put Up Adele Numbers This Holiday Season?

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Ever since he made the leap from golden-throated Disclosure associate to sulking adult-contemporary torch singer extraordinaire, Sam Smith has caught the same comparison over and over again: He’s the male Adele. More »

Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (Jimmie Remix)

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Up and coming NYC producer Jimmie has amazed us time and time again with his effervescent future house remixes. Taking on Portugal. The Man’s summer hit “Feel It Still”, Jimmie wraps the track in bright synths and smooth percussion that shimmy and shake with an effortless flow. Jimmie bumps Portugal. The Man’s original with a heavy

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Twin Peaks – “With You” & “Just Because”

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Twin Peaks releasing their next album as a series of 7-inch singles is a necessary exercise in restraint for many of us, especially those of us who watched the entire new season of Stranger Things in one sitting. And as it’s now November, the indie Windy City rockers have released the second to last … More »

Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” Is The Biggest Rock Crossover Hit In Five Years

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Portugal. The Man adds two more tallies to its chart-topping resume, as “Feel It Still” hits No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts (dated Nov. 11). The song, versatile for multiple radio formats with its ’60s-reminiscent pop, rock and dance vibe, has now led six radio-based rankings, led by its command … More »

Don’t Underestimate Pink — Or The Power Of Album/Ticket Bundles

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Pink is having the last laugh. This past summer, when MTV awarded its Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to the singer born Alecia Beth Moore, there was much social media cackling; surely they weren’t serious about elevating this durable and reliable hitmaker to the same iconic level as Beyoncé, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake? … More »

Niall Horan’s Solo Album Makes One Direction Seem Dangerous By Comparison

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At this point One Direction have been broken up long enough that we’re beginning to see what each member of the once-dominant boy band is bringing to the table in his solo career. Zayn Malik fashioned himself as a mini-Weeknd of sorts, exploring 50 shades of sexy pop-R&B and coming away with some decent … More »