Outside The Music: Lollapalooza Events

2012 Lollapalooza artist and media bands seem to be next to impossible to obtain this year.

BUT- there is a ton of festival-related events to make you feel like you’re backstage. Getting into one of these events is much easier than scoring a VIP band, and with free liquor flowing you can have almost as much fun.

S.O. to Ernest Wilkins from The Red Eye for a heads up on the Filter and Cee Lo/Luda events.

I’ll continue to update as I get more info.

THURSDAY:

The Underground Presents Lolla WKND”

Who: DJ Rukus and John West

“SOUL Sounds Chicago,” an exclusive kick-off party for Lollapalooza 2012.

Who: CeeLo Green, Miguel and Chicago-area DJs Timbuk2 and Hollywood Holt. Celebrities expected to attend. 21+ only.

Where: The Music Lounge – Fender Ballroom Hard Rock Hotel

When: 10pm-2am.

KZ’s comments: Private event.

S.O.Terik Presents Filter Magazine’s Lollapalooza After Parties”

Who: Twin Shadow, Neon Indian, Passion Pit DJ set , Coors Light, Fender, Virgin America and more.

Where: Logan Square Auditorium

When: 9pm-2am

KZ’s Take: RSVP @FilterMagazine.com

“Re:Mix Lab fueled by Hyundai”- all nights begin at 10pm

Who: Black Cards (Pete Wentz) DJ set, Hyundai and Angels and Kings

When: Thursday evening, VIP kick off party

KZ’s Take: invite only

“The Windish Agency and Spin Magazine’s Lollapalooza Kickoff Party”

Who: The Windish Agency, Spin Magazine, W Chicago Lakeshore, Red Diamond Wine, Intelligentsia, Vosges, Vitamin Water, PBR, Red Bull, popchips, Uber, and Ticketfly.

What: A performance by “Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs”

When: 6pm-9pm

Where: W Lakeshore Hotel, 6th Floor

KZ’s Take: Private event

FRIDAY:

“Old Style Light and Do312 Debonair Social Club Afterparties”

Who: Tommie Sunshine, Har Mar Superstar, Greg Corner, Chris Holmes, and more.

Where: Debonair Social Club

KZ’s Take: For more info: http://do312.com/oldstylelight

S.O.Terik Presents Filter Magazine’s Lollapalooza After Parties”

Who: Grimes, The Big Pink, TheNewNO2 and more

Where: Logan Square Auditorium

When: 10pm-2am

KZ’s Take: RSVP @FilterMagazine.com

“Rolling Stone Rock Room at Studio Paris”

When: August 3rd & 4th 12:oo pm-4:00pm

Where: Studio Paris

Who: Rolling Stone Magazine, Belvedere , Blue Moon, Sony, VW, Animal Kingdom, Delta Spirit, Fidlar, Givers, DJ Set by Cosmic Kids.

What: Brunch, cocktails and musical performances.

KZ’s Take: This will most likely compete with Hard Rock’s events and be very fun. Invite only.

“W Chicago Lakeshore Presents: Chancellor Warhol”

What: Views of Lake Michigan and Lolla beats with a performance by Chancellor Warhol

When: 6-8pm

Where: W Chicago Lake Shore 7th Floor Wet Deck

KZ’s Take: RSVP@Facebook.com/WHotelsOfChicago

“Re:Mix Lab fueled by Hyundai”

What: elektro Magazine Presents: Remix Lab Sessions- surprise guest DJ

CK ONE MUSIC LOUNGE” and “It’s So Miami Oasis”

Who: Hosted by BMF Media Group, ck one color cosmetics, The River, Ambassadors, Empires, California Wives, The Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Clearasil, Motorola Mobility, Disaronno, Coors Light, Vitamin Water, Code of Conduct, Rock The Vote, Vito Coco, Blue Microphones and more.

*Friday: Dev, Deluka, Haley Reinhart.

 

When: Friday, August 3- Sunday, August 5  12:00pm-6:00pm each day

Where: Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

KZ’s Take: I’ve been to this numerous times and it’s fun. Really fun. I’ve gotten a tattoo, made friends and mingled with celebs and artists. It’s a killer meeting place before heading into the fest and a great spot to hit for lunch of a cocktail. Invite only.

“ROCK THE VOTE AND CK ONE MUSIC LOUNGE”

Who and What:

Rock The Vote, ck one, DISARONNO, Coors Light, VH1, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos and Belvedere Vodka.

Performers: Musical performances include: DEV, Little Dragon, Haley Reinhart, Rosco Bandana, Midnight Conspiracy, Polica, Deluka and Childish Gambino  and more.

When and Where: Hard Rock Hotel 10pm – 2am.

KZ’s Take: See above- same party, same deal. It’s fun.

“Beastie Boys Mix Master Mike at Vertigo Sky Lounge”

What: Either a DJ set or Performance by Mix Master Mike

Where: Vertigo at the Dana Hotel

KZ’s Take: Tickets at: http://www.vertigoskylounge.com

SATURDAY:

“Gilt City’s Better Than Backstage Pool Party”

What:

    • Live poolside performance by “Of Monsters and Men”
    • Music by local DJ Matt Roan
    • Summer fare and tasty treats from Market
    • FIJI Water and summer cocktails by Grey Goose
    • Gift bag and complimentary rides to and from the event courtesy of Uber

When: 12pm-3pm

Where: EnV Apartmenrs

KZ’s Take: Went last year, lots of fun. They were selling tix on Gilt for 100 bucks a pop, but that may be done now. Private event otherwise.

 “Underground’s Lolla WKND”

 

“Old Style Light and Do312 Debonair Social Club Afterparties”

Who: Aaron Paul, Kaylee Defer (Gossip Girl), DJ Adam 12, Greg Corner and more.

Where: Debonair Social Club

KZ’s Take: For more info: http://do312.com/oldstylelight

“Rolling Stone Rock Room at Studio Paris”

When: August 3rd &4th 12:oo pm-4:00pm

Where: Studio Paris

Who: Rolling Stone Magazine, Belvedere , Blue Moon, Sony, VW, Bombay Bicycle Club, Yellow Ostrich and Rolling Stone’s Women Who Rock Showcase, DJ Set Cosmic Kids.

“Re:Mix Lab fueled by Hyundai”

What: Fool’s Gold Records Presents (Hosted by Marc Moran (Superfun)

LA Riots, Donnis, Party Supplies

“CK ONE MUSIC LOUNGE” and “It’s So Miami Oasis”

“Rock The Vote and CK Music Lounge”

*Saturday- Chairlift, Midnight Conspiracy, Ana Calderon, Mike Nouveau and more.

“Beastie Boys Mix Master Mike at Vertigo Sky Lounge”

What: Either a DJ set or Performance by Mix Master Mike

Where: Vertigo at the Dana Hotel

KZ’s Take: Tickets at: http://www.vertigoskylounge.com

SUNDAY:

“CK ONE MUSIC LOUNGE” and “It’s So Miami Oasis”

“Rock The Vote and CK One Music Lounge”

*Sunday: Little Dragon, Polica, Childish Gambino, Danny Masterson and more

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: