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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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Chance the Rapper – Everybody’s Something [Directed by Austin Vesely]

ACITM is BACK FROM THE DEAD to bring you Chance’s “Everybody’s Something.” Been in the works for a little while now, with Austin and Chance posting a teaser a couple weeks ago. Check it out below. Chance plays the BMI Stage at Lollapalooza at 6:50 Friday. Be sure to show up and give the hometown kid some love.

Get ready for a bunch of Lolla coverage coming this week as well!

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Pygmalion Roundup: The 2012 Pyggy Crown

The best weekend of the year in Champaign-Urbana wrapped up Saturday night, and left bands like Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors marveling at the line-up founder Seth Fein was able to produce. We were there for it all, traveling between Krannert Art Museum, Canopy Club, downtown Urbana outside of Black Dog, and downtown Champaign behind the High Dive. So without further ado, here’s the fourth and final part of the four part ACITM Pygmalion Roundup. The second annual Pyggy Crown, awarding the best performers of the festival. We’re doing it bracket style this year. Enjoy, and let us know if you agree!

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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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Week that Was (Spring Awakening Edition)

The “Week that Was” has been MIA the last two weeks, but is back today for the official Spring Awakening Special. The countdown has been on our site for about two months now, and today reads just “3 days to go.” The inaugural electronic dance music festival in Soldier Field features some of the biggest names in music today, and you can still purchase tickets here! Don’t forget to check out the after parties either! Enjoy!

Who are you excited to see?

Morgan Page – Body Work (ft. Tegan & Sara)

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Soundset 2012 Mix

We’re 17 hours away from the start of a beautiful, music filled day. Remember to get your tickets here! Rhymesayers and Get Cryphy present the Soundset 2012 mix, featuring all of the artists performing at the 5 year anniversary of the Midwest’s biggest Hip Hop festival. Download link available right over there——–>mediafire.

Track list after the jump.

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Week that Was (5-17-12 to 5-23-12) *Soundset Edition*

4 days until Soundset. I repeat, 4 days until Soundset. In honor of the festival at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN., this week’s “Week that Was” features the artists highlighting the festival. You can purchase your tickets here, and keep sending in music for next week. Enjoy!

Big K.R.I.T. – Yeah Dats Me

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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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