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2013 Lolla Must Sees

My favorite post to write every year, and this year is no different. Many may be complaining that this year’s Grant Park lineup doesn’t compare to other major music festivals around the world, but those people aren’t looking hard enough. Last year I suggested catching Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, as they were destined for stardom (and boy has it hit hard, with a sold-out world tour approaching and 3 tracks in the Billboard Top 100), and Givers, who were up there for my favorite performance of 2012. So same drill… you will not find The Killers, Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, or even Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper on this list. While I still highly recommend checking out all of those acts, here are the lesser known artists you can’t miss.

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Talib Kweli @ The Mid December 21

Friday, December 21st, American rapper Talib Kweli will perform a live set at Mayhem at the MID! Local support from Jon Huang, DJ Intel, and Maker! Resident DJ ZEBO opens up the night!

Tickets are available now at Clubtix.com!

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New Cassettes Return to Chicago – October 12th @ Empty Bottle

Empty Bottle
10:00 PM
1035 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL.

Our favorite band from Northampton is back in Chicago, opening for White Arrows and Family of the Year this Friday, October 12th, at the Empty Bottle. We had a chance to cover the band back in March and they were great. Frontman Tom Stubbs never stops dancing, moving all over the stage getting down to the bands infectious melodies. If you make it out to the Empty Bottle to catch these guys, you won’t be disappointed. Especially since tickets are only $8!

You can purchase tickets for the show here.

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2012 Lolla Must Sees

The best weekend of the summer is rapidly approaching, and we’re here to help make it that much of a better experience.  Last year we recommended Local Natives, Black Lips, Kids These Days, The Vaccines, and the Naked and Famous to name a few, and they all delivered. So here we go again; the Lolla Must Sees, outside of the headliners that you already have on your schedule. Think of this as your what to do before 8 PM.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday must sees after the jump!

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The O’My’s @ Do-Division Street Fest

One of our Chicago favorites performed Friday night just as the sun was setting at the Do-Division Street Fest. The O’My’s, a self-proclaimed “band of scoundrels and hooligans holding down Rock’n’Soul for the windy city,” gathered a large crowd and had the audience dancing and swaying side to side. Big things ahead for these guys. Check out a photo gallery below.

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We Were Promised Jetpacks/Bad Veins/New Cassettes @ Bottom Lounge (Pictures & Review!)

Scotland’s very own We Were Promised Jetpacks performed in Chicago’s West Loop hub, the Bottom Lounge, this past Friday night. Backed by Bad Veins and New Cassettes, the show sold out a couple of hours before it started, and ACITM had the pleasure of attending. Check out pictures and reviews below!

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We Were Promised Jetpacks @ The Bottom Lounge (3/23)

We Were Promised Jetpacks head to the Bottom Lounge this Friday, March 23rd, where they are set to perform at 9 PM. The four-piece post-punk/indie-rock group from Edinburgh, Scotland that has toured with the likes of Bear Hands and Jimmy Eat World, has been a long time ACITM favorite. I had the chance to catch the band at West Fest in 2010, and they blew me away. A band that far eclipses their recorded sound live, nowadays, is almost impossible to find – but WWPJ does just that. The band provides a powerful, emotional, frenetic yet perfectly balanced sound that hooks you within minutes.

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2011 Lolla Must Sees

Welcome to the best weekend of the summer… Well, at least a preview of it. In a little less than 48 hours, some of music’s most popular acts (such as Eminem, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket) will grace the Grant Park stages and treat more than 100,000 fans a day to nights they will never forget. Obviously you’ll be there. There’s a lot of time before 8 pm though, and a lot of talent. Check these bands out!

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday suggestions after the jump ———->

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