7 "Fine Print" Lolla Bands To Check Out Now

Always read the fine print.

March 30, 2018
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The Lollapalooza line-up came out last week, and the talk has mostly been about the headliners. We could not be more excited for headliners like Jack White, The National, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, and St. Vincent, who are artists we've been happy to support over the years. But who's next? Lolla has been known to quietly showcase talent that comes back bigger and better year after year, which is why it's so much fun to pay attention to the bands who are marked with the smaller font. Here are a few Lolla acts that are well deserving of their sunlit sets. 

Gang of Youths

The Austrailian indie rock band just made their US tv debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers this March. From that short but impactful appearance, they seem perfect for a set at Lolla. 

"Let Me Down Easy" - Gang of Youths

Post Animal

The local psych rock group will release their debut full-length album, When I Think of You in a Castle, on April 20th. Catch them in an XRT Big Beat Show at Lincoln Hall on April 27th. 

"When I Get Home" Post Animal

Yungblud

Not for the faint of heart, Dominic Harrison, who performs as yungblud, is a British High School drop-out who's grandfather performed with T. Rex in the 70's. 

"I Love You, Will You Marry Me" - Yung-blud

Amy Shark

Fans of Lorde or Lissie will appreciate Aussie Amy Shark, who caught our attention with her Gorgeous song "Adore."

"Adore" - Amy Shark

Lovelytheband

Lovelytheband has given us the indie-pop song we didn't know we needed. 

"Broken" - Lovelytheband

Rainbow Kitten Surprise

They're more than just an amazing band name. Rainbow Kitten Surprise is for those who love a good crooner and unpredictable songwriting. Catch them when they play Metro on April 21st. 

"Devil Like Me" - Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Greta Van Fleet

The Michigan band of (mostly) brothers has drawn a lot of comparison to Led Zeppelin, especially because of lead singer Josh Kiszka's husky vocals. 

"Safari Song" - Greta Van Fleet