Waka Flocka Brings some Gangsta to Big Gigantic's Lollapalooza Set

As the sun finally peered through the clouds for the first time this weekend, tens of thousands of Lollapalooza patrons lined up on Michigan Avenue in Chicago Friday. When I got to Grant Park, I could not even see the entrance from the back of the line. There was a mass of thousands of people of all converging on the security checkpoint.

Phantogram's Film Noir

“Last night I was up until 10 o'clock this morning working on a song," says Josh Carter, one half of electro-rock duo Phantogram. “On the bus I worked from midnight til 10 am, then slept for a couple hours. I feel more creative at night. Something sparks in my head. I’ve always been kind of a night owl. It’s how operate. Things just start to click at night.” 

Beck, St. Vincent, Phantogram, Jenny Lewis, and the Preservation Hall Ball

Friday: Nicky Da B Benefit feat. Sissy Nobby, DJ Jubilee, Walt Wiggidy, BJ So Cole, Jo Jackson, Reedy, and DJ Lil Man, midnight, The Republic: Rapper and dancer Nicky Da B passed away far too young last month. Some of the proceeds for this show will go to his family to help with the costs of his death.