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Five Complete Schedules for Lollapalooza

Here’s a stage-by-stage plan for the Chicago staff at the fest.

If you went to Pitchfork Fest a few weeks ago and weren’t geeked to see both St. Vincent and FKA Twigs, you probably made it through without missing any of your favorite bands. At Lollapalooza, that won’t be so easy. With more than 130 bands scattered across eight stages in mile-long Grant Park, there’s bound to be some overlap—and that doesn’t even account for time spent traversing the 100,000-person crowd.

Should you watch Iggy Azalea or Interpol? Childish Gambino or Sebastian Ingrosso? Chance the Rapper or Skrillex? (Kidding.) And as for the geography of it all: Will you have time to sprint across Grant Park to catch the tail-end of Spoon after Foster the People? (Trick question: You should be at Vic Mensa).

To help manage the weekend’s glut of live music, five Chicago mag staffers mapped out which sets they’ll be parked at this year. And to give you a sense of who your hosts are, each one has a quick bio saying what neighborhood they call home—and what musician, living or dead, they’d most like to have a beer with.

  Carrie Schedler
Elly Fishman
Emmet Sullivan Matt Pollock Tomi Obaro
 
Logan Square
Drinking buddy: John Darnielle
West Town
Drinking buddy: Robyn, the Swedish alien goddess
Lake View
Drinking buddy: Freddie Mercury in 1976
Bridgeport
Drinking buddy: Dave Grohl circa 1992
Bridgeport
Drinking buddy: Kanye West
 
12:00
      The So So Glos
(Lake Shore)
 
         
         
           
1:00
      Into It. Over It.
(The Grove)
Why I’m going
 
         
         
  Lucius
(Palladia)
       
2:00
       
  Courtney Barnett
(The Grove)
    Courtney Barnett
(The Grove)
 
       
       
3:00
         
           
  Jagwar Ma
(The Grove)
       
  Hozier
(Palladia)
Why I’m going
     
4:00
     
      Portugal. The Man
(Samsung Galaxy)
 
   
  Blood Orange
(The Grove)
Why I’m going
 
5:00
 
     
     
     
6:00
   
     
           
 
7:00
          The Kooks
(The Grove)
        Lykke Li
(Lake Shore)
       
8:00
     
         
  Zedd
(Perry’s)
Eminem
(Samsung Galaxy)
Why I’m going
 
9:00
 
 
 
10:00
         
 
12:00
        Jon Batiste
(The Grove)
Why I’m going
         
           
  Jungle
(Samsung Galaxy)
Why I’m going
Benjamin Booker
(The Grove)
    Benjamin Booker
(The Grove)
Why I’m going
1:00
Vance Joy
(Bud Light)
 
   
         
        Parquet Courts
(Palladia)
Why I’m going
Parquet Courts
(Palladia)
2:00
     
  Phosphorescent
(Samsung Galaxy)
Why I’m going
  Phosphorescent
(Samsung Galaxy)
Ratking
(The Grove)
     
       
3:00
     
           
           
           
4:00
      Rich Homie Quan
(The Grove)
Rich Homie Quan
(The Grove)
    Fitz and the Tantrums
(Samsung Galaxy)
 
     
    Grouplove
(Bud Light)
   
5:00
     
      Manchester Orchestra
(Lake Shore)
Why I’m going
 
       
  Nas
(Palladia)
    Nas
(Palladia)
6:00
   
       
    Typhoon
(The Grove)
 
 
7:00
  The Head and the Heart
(Perry’s)
         
  Jenny Lewis
(Palladia)
Why I’m going
     
8:00
     
 
 
 
9:00
 
 
 
10:00
         
 
12:00
         
           
           
  Jhené Aiko
(Samsung Galaxy)
      Jhené Aiko
(Samsung Galaxy)
1:00
     
       
           
           
2:00
         
           
           
           
3:00
  Trombone Shorty
(Bud Light)
Why I’m going
     
         
         
   
4:00
 
   
   
  Chromeo
(Bud Light)
    Chromeo
(Bud Light)
 
5:00
Glen Hansarrd
(Lake Shore)
   
     
     
  Betty Who
(BMI)
Betty Who
(BMI)
   
6:00
Avett Brothers
(Samsung Galaxy)
Why I’m going
   
     
         
 
7:00
    Flume
(The Grove)
Young the Giant
(Lake Shore)
Why I’m going
   
       
8:00
     
           
 
 
9:00
 
 
           
10:00
         
Keri Wiginton/Chicago Tribune

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