it’s a Wrap. On Sunday, the fourth and final day of Lollapalooza 2022 began in Chicago’s Grant Park, and it was a day that literally made history. Headliners included J-Hope, Green Day and Denzel Curry, and surprise guests in attendance throughout the day included Billy Corgan, Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa and Becky G.
J-Hope makes history
Fans of BTS member J-Hope spot out for their headlining set at 8:50 a.m. As the gates open for festivities at 11 a.m. Cena doesn’t play; They weren’t about to make history as J-Hope became the first South Korean act to headline the main stage of a major American festival. In an interview backstage before his set, he told Rolling stone He was excited to feature his new singles “More” and “Aarson” featuring hard numbers because they “are a genre I haven’t done before.” Still, whether he’s delivering the charismatically explosive “peacock” or the foreboding “arson” from his new debut concept album, Jack in the Box, or tapping into his arsenal — familiar jams like “POP (Piece of Peace), Pt. 1” and BTS’s vibrant “Dynamite” — he was in his element, showcasing his range and versatility. She closed her scintillating set with “Chicken Noodle Soup” with surprise guest Becky G and “Future”.
Joe Beams in a Spacy Set
Metallica brought strange things The clip on its set on Day One – and that brought a real strange things Star for the celebration a few days later. Joe Keery, aka Steve, is one of the best things about the hit Netflix show, so it doesn’t matter that his band Joe turns out to be a very low stake. The group’s very gentle psychedelia coasted on stylishly stoned vibes that were a bit self-indulgent—but songs like “Tentpole Shangrila” swayed right in the warm summer breeze, with the mild funk of “Keep Your Head Up” , which was a good choice for. Mostly midtempo chill.
Horsegirls Make Chicago’s Local Music Scene Glorious
Horsegirl was a relative rarity on the Lollapalooza lineup, having built support through hard work and actual DIY shows. Guitarists Penelope Lowenstein and Nora Cheng sang the vocals with a melodious aura, while drummer Gigi Rees added flavor to her recent debut, modern performance version, The fan favorites “Sea Life Sandwich Boy” and “Electrolocation 2” earned the Chicago indie rock trio Cheers as Cloud of Fog. Horsegirl ended her set by inviting musicians from her community to hit tambourines and floor tomes during “Billy”. Together, they formed a vital crescent filled with emotion and made Chicago proud.
Charli XCX is a full blown pop star
Charli XCX acted out on stage, with a white, Roman-style stage and two skilled dancers accompanying her. crash Cuts like “Beg for You” and “Baby” while choreographed nonstop. The older singles “Boys,” “Vroom Voomer,” and their Icona Pop collaboration “I Love It” received overwhelming responses, but the most impressive part of the set was Charlie’s remarkable breath control. Despite all the dance moves and fast-paced verses, she never left a note.
The Marias Hypnotize with the Hezzy Indie Pope
After featuring her on Bad Bunny’s new album, Mariah was ready to go up the level. The Los Angeles band puts a smoky, jazzy, lush spin on indie pop, and that sound is translated surprisingly well with the festive-volume bass. Singer Maria Zardoya and drummer Josh Conway were joined by additional bandmates, giving them space to focus on their smoky delivery, as they alternated between English and Spanish songs rather than emphasizing on how to replicate their intimate production live. – Worked in turn. Result? Selections from their 2021 debut album, CinemaLike “Spin Me Around” and “Hush”, their Britney Spears covers were as catchy.
Green Day gets bigger before everyone else goes home
It should come as no surprise that rock giants like Green Day know how to get on the show, yet even after a weekend of hits and misses, it still felt like a refreshing treat. on their heels already lionized Metro Aftershow, East Bay pop-punk icons broke American Idiot The songs and classics of the nineties are like a well-oiled machine, while pyrotechnics and fireworks burst from the stage. In the midst of covering Operation Ivy’s “Knowledge”, Armstrong invited an audience member named Abby to play the guitar and lead the crowd chanting her name. It was a personal highlight in a headlining set that was otherwise larger than life.
Homecoming Beach Bunny Attraction
beach frontwoman lily trifilio stated that it was probably the biggest show ever, as the Chicago band did for the second time during Lollapalooza. It was also a family affair, with the band shouting out their relatives in attendance, and even Trifilio’s brother Steve took a turn on stage for two tunes on guitar. Mining those moments between crush-out and crushing heartbreak, and wrapping them in upbeat tunes on songs like “Promises,” “Rearview,” and “Six Weeks,” Beach Bunny enthralled the crowd, with fans applauding Trifilio. shouted with an open heart. , The setting of the festival earned them well-deserved new devotees as they stopped to listen.
Erica Banks down
Never underestimate the power of a viral TikTok hit. The hilariously filthy sex rap “Just It” (and its supporting challenge) helped put Erica Banks on the map, and the Texas rapper leaned into novelty at Lola. Her short set felt little more than a layoff for an epic twerk-off. This, of course, was a very funny, self-proclaimed “bad”, as opposed to some of the more pious acts at the festival.
Peter Cottontail gives a chance to rapper and Vic Mensa
Looking at the crowd, Peter Cottontail said, “I haven’t really seen a gospel work in Lola.” He might not be wrong. Well, consider that oversight, thanks to its spiritual (if a little deviant) set, which made great use of horns and an honest-to-goodness choir. Oh, and good friends Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper, who swooped in for brief cameos paying tribute to the Chicago-based collaborator, Chance dropped a few quick verses from “Family For.”
Ll continues the TikTok trend
By Sunday, the BMI platform had established itself as a place for TikTok teens and celebrities’ kids to play dress-up, with plenty of up-and-comers. Lily belongs to the former category. The Canadian singer-songwriter went viral with new versions of popular songs. At the festival, however, Leelee focused on the original material, “Debbie Downer,” “Death Wish,” and “The Floor Is Lava!!” While singing Attractive but with forgettable hooks. “For the next 35 minutes, I’m going to share a lot more. Is that cool?” He asked. The audience, of course, said so.
Perry’s Porno for Pyros Returns
Lola’s eponymous Perry Farrell’s party, so prime placement was never in question for one of her projects. Granted, there’s no porno jane addiction to Pyros (who are touring with Smashing Pumpkins later this year), but the band’s surprise reunion justified the stage, even if the crowd percentage is surprisingly mild. Those who saw it helped stomp the band through a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levi Breaks”, with guest appearances by Billy Corgan on guitar.
Pinkpantheres moves from bedroom to festival stage
Before Pinkpantheres took the stage, an opening DJ enthralled the crowd with a selection of Azealia Banks, Rosalia and organ themes. Dracula, It was a confusing introduction to the UK artist’s mix of bedroom pop, jungle and hyperpop – a combo that is melodic and focused, not energetic and aggressive. Turns out it was a fair preview of Pinkpanther’s set, intended more for the movement of a festival-sized crowd than a low-key, introspective conduit, which featured “Break It Off,” “Pain,” and “All What Makes My Friends Know” so compelling. , When in Lola…
The Kid Laroi Grow in the Spotlight
Young Australian singer/rapper Charlton Howard, better known as Kid Laroi, has gained a lot of fans depending on his company, from the late Juice Wright to Justin Bieber. Past guest spots and collaborations can only take you so far when you’re alone — but Kid Laroi acquitted himself of just fine holding court solo. Songs like “Savage” and “F*ck You, Goodbye” skillfully lifted the wounded emo-rap mantle from their guru rasa, and of course “Stay” garnered a huge response even without his friend Bibs for backup. Of.
Denzel Curry Burns Bright
You can get lost in the weeds trying to give a clear definition of Mumble Rap, but in the end it’s all about delivery and flow, which is personality. With that in mind, is it any surprise that Florida rapper Denzel Curry has risen to the top of his particular pyramid? “Give me your energy!” He yelled repeatedly in the middle of his performance, but Curry was already burning faster than a bulb, delivering tracks like “Black Balloon,” “Walkin'” and “Klout Cobain” with so much focus and intensity. It was that the mandatory end time of the set took him by surprise. , “And… I am,” he said, somewhat defeated, as Curry, as well as anyone who knew him, was just starting out.