We tracked all the Chicago artists at Lollapalooza
Being literally the first act on the four day Lollapalooza schedule can be a tall order, but Chicago’s own DJ Taye offered an outstanding start to the day, with a tight set that was well mixed more of a rarity on Lolla Day One than you’d hope and fun. Taye brought along a handful of other fake louis bag folks on stage, including fellow footwork maestros DJ Spinn and RP Boo. The pair showed off their fancy footwork, literally, providing a visual lesson in the genre for those uninitiated in the crowd. Adam Lukach
“We don’t have this type of stuff in Guatemala, which is why I came here to play my music,” said Guatemala via Chicago artist Jesse Baez. The singer is equally influenced replica louis vuitton handbags by the Motown bands he listened to as a kid as the Mexican music community through which he developed his sound. A modest but enthusiastic early day crowd sang along to the mostly Spanish lyrics. (Although the shoutouts to Nike, Rebook and designer brands crossed any language barrier.) Potentially due to the wine his manager brought him halfway through the set, Baez was confident but still personable, pairing intimate tracks like “Tema 1 (SWOOSH)” with the hard to not dance to “Quiero Saber.” Nearing the end, he told the crowd, “When you think of Guatemala, think of me.” With high profile collaborations with some of Latin America’s other rising stars, Baez clearly has nothing to worry about. at American Eagle
On the track, Valee deploys a flow that slinks through sparse productions founded on spacey productions with replica designer handbags big bass. On stage, especially one the size of a Lolla replica louis vuitton handbags stage, that effect can be difficult to reproduce. Valee opted to blow it up, using a hype man for his set and inflating his sound to be bigger and taller. The approach worked better on bangers like “Womp Womp” and “Acid,” while making subtler tracks like “I 1:1 replica handbags Got Whatever” sound much different. Like his music, Valee is a soft spoken presence, and he appears just as reserved on stage. Still, the set was a party for being just the second show of the day: Valee was flanked by about another half dozen people by the time the set concluded, and more people arrived throughout. A chance to perform at Lolla seems like a fitting way to conclude his whirlwind rise during the last 12 months. at American Eagle
While the Chicago Police Department has made it difficult for G Herbo to perform in his hometown, he was finally able to perform here again, courtesy of a Lollapalooza stage. The crowd wasn’t exactly the same as a show high quality replica handbags china outside the festival gates it was full of suburban white teenagers. But Herbo? Herbo was great. While Valee’s slinky delivery was lost a bit in the huge space of a Lolla stage www.dolabuy.su , Herbo’s arresting delivery punched right through it, getting the really going with classics like “Everything” as well as a healthy dosage of his new LP “Swervo.” He mostly rapped straight through not milking the crowd too much with his DJ and a drummer. He was still a showman, though: one of the best moments of his set cheap replica handbags came late, when Herbo brought a fan in a wheelchair on stage to pick a song and join him for the performance. at BMI
Tucked in the shady 1:1 replica handbags , serene setting of the BMI Stage, Supa Bwe offered something totally different: super high energy hip hop with an edge. The West Side rapper and producer had a dedicated, enthusiastic crowd jumping throughout the set, whether he was sing song ing his way through “Black Goku” or screaming his way through “I Hate Being Alive” (he shared that the latter was about selling weed to his father, one of several song inspirations he offered). Supa Bwe’s microphone could have been a little louder, but his demeanor more than made up for that; he was a commanding and enthusiastic host. And, with a set time halfway through a long day at Lolla, he provided a necessary injection of energy.
Virgil Abloh: 8 8:45 pm. at Tito’s
It’s unclear how Rockford native Virgil Abloh (who is on Time’s 2018 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World) has time to moonlight as a DJ. In March, the Kanye West collaborator (and founder of high end streetwear brand Off White) was named artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear line, the first person of African decent to hold the title. While the crowds were thickest at Camila Cabello or A Boogie wit da Hoodie as the sun set Thursday evening, Abloh got a dedicated pit moving with hit songs by Sheck Wes, Chief Keef and Rae Sremmurd. Sure, in 2018 it seems the DJ title can be given to anyone who plays music at their famous friends’ parties. But it’s fun to see someone bringing the street to established institutions, whether that’s a Parisian fashion house or a music festival. at American Eagle
Rockers Post Animal brought tumbling guitar solos and howls la the Lizard King to the American Eagle stage in the early afternoon their buzzing delivery a stark contrast to the wall of bass and grime delivered by fellow native, G Herbo on the same stage the previous day. Too bad they eventually tossed all that aside for licks of improvised jazz and ELO synth pop complete with (unlike Mr. Jeff Lynne) shaky falsetto. The quintet’s brand of ’70s tinged psychedelia started strong swirling effects and booming drums pouring from the speakers; heavy desert riffs mixing with the smoke and dirt that floated around the crowd. Then it would disappear, the band instead fake designer bags shapeshifting to build melodies that felt like something you’d get from Billy Joel had he started a garage band and left the piano behind. It was like the cheap louis vuitton bags from china young band slowly turned into a nostalgia act right before our eyes. Like bands Tame Impala and Temples before them, Post Animal seems to be grappling with how to make their fuzzy rock sound shiny and new. But I wish they’d just let it rip, it’s so much better that way. at Perry’s
Lolla’s Perry’s Stage consistently offers two things throughout the weekend: thunderous EDM bass drops and gaggles of teenagers dancing to them. While the former was absent during Chicago rapper Taylor Bennett’s set, the latter was not: Bennett summoned a sizable afternoon crowd at Perry’s, which is perhaps the festival’s largest non headlining platform. Bennett was a chatty and charismatic host for the afternoon, riffing about his happiness to be there and love for his home city he also wore a 25 “BENNETT” custom Bulls jersey as well as invited singalongs at every turn. Bennett also opted for a live band, something the Perry’s stage typically doesn’t see. When he did “Be Yourself,” the title track from his 2018 album, it was the best moment of his set, an intimate yet warm bit of songwriting that felt like it blossomed in the summer air, helped along by the appearance of Bianca Shaw, who collaborated on the song. Bennett’s older brother, Chance the Rapper, was nowhere to be found, but even the disappointed guests still danced like they were having a good time. at American Eagle
Femdot put together one of the best sets of the festival Saturday afternoon, his eight piece arrangement himself, drums best replica handbags , keys, guitar, bass and a trio of backup singers sounding super sharp on a weekend when the sound has been muddy for many acts. That was not a problem for Femdot and his group, who were gracious and amiable hosts but didn’t waste too much time running through cut after funky, soulful cut. While his band was on point, the MC himself was also animated he moved and danced with the crowd, which was enthusiastic but on the smaller side. If anyone deserved a larger attendance this weekend, it was this Chicago artist. Those who were there, though, were treated to one of Lollapalooza weekend’s finest performances. By the time he reached “Crossroads” as one of his last two songs, the 40 minute set felt like it had gone too fast.
The penultimate Chicago act of the weekend was Knox Fortune, the all around musician best known for being the voice of “All Night” from Chance the Rapper’s “Coloring Book.” Fortune makes a bunch of groovy tunes, though, and they were ideal for a sleepy final day of the four day festival. He was an affable host, fresh off celebrating his brother’s wedding Saturday night in Milwaukee before returning to Chicago for his Lollapalooza set, and you could feel the joy and the confidence emanating from the stage. That helped Fortune forge his way through some of his more wobbly vocal moments, with the fortitude to run right through them. His band held it down nicely, as did his guests: Joey Purp popped out for “Girls” and Colin Croom of Twin Peaks helped Fortune with a cover of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” which was the high point of the set.
“I’m in Chicago baby, it’s happening right now,” sang R crooner John Splithoff as he swaggered onto the stage. The Chicago native has been gaining traction in his adopted New York City, but he said it was a dream to play Lollapalooza, a festival he attended growing up. While Splithoff’s butter smooth voice came off as a bit one note at times, his formidable band and strong (but underutilized) backing singers kept the groove fresh. Before the soulful “What if She Wants To,” he explained the song was about being so infatuated with someone you could only image what replica louis vuitton bags from china it would be like if they felt the same way. While he brought the energy to almost pop levels with “Show Me,” he spent the most time on his less showy (literally) tracks, like “Raye.” Although he broke a guitar string before the last song, it barely ruffled Splithoff, who jumped into “Sing To You,” another romantic number that felt like a love letter to the audience. Splithoff reassured the Sunday evening crowd,”You don’t have to worry ’bout a single thing. Just let me sing to you.” He ended by encouraging replica louis vuitton his fans to come say hi after the set. From the earnest rising voice, it felt like a genuine request.