Lollapalooza Recap

Lollapalooza turned 25 this year and with four days and 170 acts it was a weekend to be remembered. Becca was totally spot on in her Pitchfork article about not being as young as we thought we were. Going to a music festival is completely energy draining and four days of Lolla is just way too much. Due to old age, work, and a body that was just shutting down on me I didn’t make it to the festival before 6:00 pm on any of the days. Shout out to the attendees who were at the fest for more than four hours a day. With that said, Lolla was a great time. I saw some of my favorite artists and discovered new acts along the way. Here is how it all went down:

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Lollapalooza 2016 Playlist

Lollapalooza is a day away and we seriously couldn’t be more excited. There are so many great acts to look forward to, it’s great to sing and dance with old friends, and the after parties are always bomb. We get a bonus day this year since Lolla is celebrating their 25th anniversary. In order to get you amped up as well, we ย created four different playlists based on the artists we want to see each day. Enjoy! Continue reading

Pitchfork Highlights + Fashion

Now that we are fully recovered from Pitchfork (not as young as we thought we were) we can talk about how lit that bitch was! When going to a festival you have to have a game plan as to how you’re going to successfully see your favorite artists. I have to admit it was very difficult and we couldn’t get to some of the acts that we hoped for in time, like Digable Planets *cries.* All in all this was an amazing weekend! Check out our favorite performances, festival fashion and fun sponsor booths. Continue reading

Pitchfork Music Festival Has Arrived!

Chicago hands down is the Mecca for summer music festivals. There’s always some kind of major event happening every weekend. From world renown festivals like Lollapalooza to the neighborhood street fests, SummerTimeChi is the lit place to be. This weekend Chicago hosts Pitchfork Music Festival starting today, July 15th, going through Sunday July 17th, and The Around The Way will be there providing ya’ll with coverage! Check out some of the artists we’re excited to see. Continue reading

Millennium Park Summer Music Series: Femi Kuti and the Positive Force

Yesterday was a “very Black” day for Chicago. Not only were streets getting shut down for the Black Lives Matter protest, but also to see the Nigerian son of afrobeat music (combo of African music, funk, and jazz) Femi Kuti. For those of you that don’t know much about Femi, he is the eldest son of the legendary activist and pioneer of afrobeat Fela Kuti, and the grandchild of women’s rights activist Funmilayo Ransome Kuti. So what better day to have Femi and the Positive Force play at Millennium Park, right? Chicago seemed to agree. Continue reading