I’ve made it my mission to review every single live performance I’ve seen this year and I’m sticking to it! I saw Snail Mail perform at Chicago’s Wicker Park Fest a few weeks ago – but better late than never, in my opinion.
We’re back with another week of new music after my break during Lollapalooza – and I missed a ton of releases! Lots of new stuff I discovered that I missed – on top of new stuff from this previous week and I’m super excited to share. 30 songs!
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Another Lollapalooza has come and go in the blink of an eye. This year brought even more 14-year-olds, a ridiculous amount of body glitter and a whole lot of chaos. While it’s easy to argue that the demographic has absolutely shifted into the more annoying direction (in my humble opinion), I also think it’s important to note that C3 did a great job nabbing some of the most interesting rising acts (if you dig deep into the lineup enough – not many people do) – and managed to get some of the biggest names in alternative/indie music to help balance out the Top 40 mania that swept through Grant Park over the weekend. Was it an even split? Probably not.
Sylvan Esso is making music that sounds like nothing else out there right now. After forming in 2014 after working on a variety of other projects, singer Amelia Meath and Producer Nick Sanborn have been continuously pushing the envelope indie pop music with a unique live performance, complete with crystal clear vocals from Meath and live production from Sanburn.
This year was the first year I finally decided to go to Pitchfork. I’ve always had interest in the festival, as they tend to get some of the best up and coming acts to perform and have had big names in the past like Carly Rae Jepsen, LCD Soundsystem and even snagged Chance the Rapper a few years ago.
Hive Mind – The Internet
Personal Best – Chelsea Jade
Take Me To The Disco – Meg Meyers