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BMI Stage at Lollapalooza: Chicago

Lollapalooza 2008, August 1-3, in Grant Park, Chicago.

August 2 at the BMI-sponsored Lollapalooza stage:

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Krista: This 21-year old singer/songwriter built her artistry on the rich, layered dichotomy between struggle and expression. Her music defies categorization: a combination of soaring vocals, big beats, beautiful melodies, and street-savvy raps.

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. – The Postelles: New York City spawned retro-rockers The Postelles garner attention with their bop-worthy, beach-friendly punchy guitar-driven songs. These hipsters bring a refreshing approach to rock music.

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. – Innerpartysystem: Drawing comparisons to Nine Inch Nails and Chemical Brothers, Innerpartysystem deliver its own distinct hardcore stamp on electro-dance-rock.

3:00 - 3:45 p.m. – Steel Train: The confluence of British and American classic rock, folk-rock, psychedelic, pop, and alternative music styles are the makings of Steel Train. With urgent guitars, euphoric melody laden keyboards and yearning vocals, this New Jersey quintet’s Trampoline release displays their rich complexity and endearing musicality.

4:15-5:00 p.m. – Serena Ryder: Lauded for her graceful, romantic songcraft, Ryder’s innate elegance conveys wisdom beyond her 24-years. Elle Magazine declares, “When Serena Ryder sings about love, the most jaded world weariness dissolves.”

5:15-6:00 p.m. –DJ Bald Eagle: Chicago residents turn out in droves when word spreads that maestro Bald Eagle is spinning one of his super-sonic, mind-freeing, genre-less sets.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Uffie: With club bangers like “Pop the Glock” and “Hot Chick,” this ingénue has a penchant for provocative and playful lyrics. Uffie is gearing up for her self-titled debut on French label Ed Banger Records.


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