25 Years Ago, Rage Against the Machine Whipped Their Dicks Out in Protest

At Lollapalooza '93, the outspoken rock band hung dong for 15 straight minutes to combat music censorship.
Cam Lindsay
The 2017 Music Issue

CupcakKe Is the Coolest Rapper in Chicago

The 20-year-old went viral with an over-the-top, insatiably horny persona, but reducing her to a sheer X-rated spectacle is ignoring what makes her remarkable.
Meaghan Garvey
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Malia Obama Had an Inspiring Time at Lollapalooza

The former First Teen raged so hard at the Chicago music festival, she lost her iPhone. But dammit, she had fun.
Aranya Tatapudi

The Future of VR at Music Festivals Isn't as Lame as You Think

Music festivals are gearing up for an arms race in VR experiences, and this summer is likely to be an inflection point. But what will that look like?
Miles Raymer
thump news

Daft Punk Might Be Playing Shows in 2017, According to Reddit

An eagle-eyed fan found a page for the French duo on Lollapalooza's website.
Max Mertens
festivals 2016

Lollapalooza's Chicago Performers Proved Just How Vital the City's Music Is Right Now

Vic Mensa, Towkio, Joey Purp, Saba, Smino, and other Chicago artists connected the city's various threads and offered a strong argument that it has the most exciting rap scene anywhere.
Britt Julious
festivals 2016

Festival Anti-Fashion Is the Best Fashion

Lollapalooza isn't fashionable; it's practical. And these were the hottest non-looks of the season.
Britt Julious
thump news

​Lollapalooza Creator Perry Farrell Wants to Vomit EDM Out of His Nostrils

Farrell says he prefers house music over EDM.
Britt Julious

How a 20-Year-Old Punk Kid and the Minutemen Pioneered Mainstream Music Festival Culture

Stuart Swezey's Desolation Centre shows were illicit desert festivals – drug-addled parties for LA punks which would influence Coachella and Lollapalooza and then disappear as quickly as they came.
Joseph Bien-Kahn

Never Thirsty: A Week in Chicago with Mick Jenkins

The Chicago-via-Huntsville rapper prides himself on his coded yet deliberate message. With his new project 'Wave[s]', the 24-year-old makes a statement, whether he wants to or not.
Dan Hyman
lollapalooza 2015

We Turned Photographer Connie "Coco" Aramaki Loose at Lollapalooza and This Is What Happened

She came back with laid back candids of Beat Connection, Walk the Moon, Delta Spirit and more.
Connie "Coco" Aramaki

Shit Pubs, 'Loaded' and the Gallagher Brothers: Chris Floyd Shot the Height of Britpop

I spoke to the photographer about Britpop's heyday.
Amelia Abraham