Lollapalooza kicks off tomorrow at Grant Park in the Windy City. Although some of the more obvious choices loom as headliners or just below marquee status, we thought it was a good idea to offer up five other bands you might not be totally familiar with, but are well worth your ears in those lulls in the schedule (namely, early in the day/Sunday). As an added bonus, they all exist in our library of videos, and you can get a sneak peak into how awesome they are in the live setting. Get a pen. Write this down. Or download it to your YouSchedule ePhone Nano. LOLapalooza 2011.
Some bands to go see:
1. An Horse - Saturday, 1 - 1:45 on the Google+ Stage
This young drum-and-guitar duo out of Australia write catchy pop sentiments and sound big, despite their small numbers.
2. Young Man - Sunday 3:45 - 4:30 on the BMI Stage
Young man is a bunch of young dudes, but don't be fooled by their youth—Colin Caufield's intricate guitar work and springy songs make for great hazy summer day listening.
3. Deluka - Sunday 1:15 - 2 on the BMI Stage
The quintessential party rockers. See their synth-laden set and catch them afterwards for a pint anywhere and everywhere. These guys rock on and off the stage.
4. Imelda May - Sunday 1:30 - 2:15 on the Sony Stage
Although many know her as the backup for Jeff Beck at the 52nd Grammys (in a tribute to Les Paul), Imelda May has a whole horde of solo tracks worth checking out, if not only for her sultry vocals and her stylish white stripe.
5. Lissie - Sunday 4:30 - 5:15 on the Google+ Stage
You'd have to be deaf to ignore the set of pipes on this lass. Lissie's insane vocals are only matched by her hook-friendly melodies, all of which will be crammed so hard into your brain, you'll forget all about the past two days.