by Marisa Ruiz (@MarisaVictoria)
Jack Antonoff of Bleachers at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago on August 1, 2015 (Image Credit: Getty Images for Hard Rock)
Each year, Lollapalooza is good for so many things; a wealth of denim cut-offs with butt cheeks on display, lobster corn dogs from Graham Elliot at Chow Town, near collisions with wasted millennials stumbling away from Perry’s stage in search of Vita Coco. To further add to the fun, the party need not stop after Grant Park closes the festival curtains for the day – all because of these two magic words: after parties.
For the tenth year in a row, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago welcomed festival goers into their air-conditioned haven of free booze and special performances. This year, the two-day extravaganza featured both throwback legends and indie powerhouses. Following Friday night’s performance by Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Slick Rick, the weekend closed out on Saturday, August 1 with indie-pop rockers Bleachers – the fan favorite founded by Jack Antonoff of Grammy award-winning band fun. Those in attendance posed for Photo Booth shenanigans from skate and surf clothing brand Tilly’s. VIP guests also had the treat of enjoying barbecue chicken sandwiches from Logan Square’s beloved Parson’s Chicken & Fish, along with New Amsterdam Vodka mango slushies. Additional sponsors included media partners The A.V. Club, as well as Bandsintown, Fender and Busy Beaver Button Co., which gifted partygoers with custom festival buttons.
Score your free download of the debut issue!
In addition to bringing us these two nights of after parties, Culture Collide has also created a rad new magazine that marries the taste making influence of musicians with travel advice. The debut issue of Travel with Purpose is 127 pages of content collected from musicians and travelers around the world, speaking to everything from their favorite dive bars to the best places in the world to get your shawarma fix. In this first issue, you’ll find travel tips from Chromeo on Montreal; Black Lips on Atlanta; Warpaint on Los Angeles; Blonde Redhead on New York; Zola Jesus on Seattle and more. In these pages you will also find features of what books artists are reading on the road, their go-to travel playlists and even sneak peeks at some of their tour riders. (It’s like Rolling Stone, Conde Nast Traveler and Time Out had a baby.) While you can purchase a lovely printed issue for $14.95, Broke Hipster is hooking you up with a free download of Travel with Purpose for your enjoyment. (Be sure to check out page 34 to see what the favorite Chicago spots are from a variety of musicians, from record stores to falafel spots and drinking holes of choice!)
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Hope you all had a wild and wonderful weekend of music!
P.S. Here’s a pic of Slick Rick from Friday night. Check out those shoes!
Slick Rick at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago on July 31, 2015