Anyone lucky enough to attend Lollapalooza 2017 knows it was a ride. From killer sets to wild crowds, there was no shortage of entertainment to feast our eyes (and ears) on. If you couldn’t make it to the festival, though, no worries — EMMIE photographer Morgan Winston captured it all on film. Here are her shots from the weekend.
Dan Luke and the Raid
EMMIE caught up with Dan Luke and the Raid for some ping pong before they opened for War Paint at an official Lollapalooza aftershow. This five-piece got their start playing house shows and bars in Bowing Green, Kentucky, and this DIY experience comes across in their single “Black Cat Heavy Metal.” This release has garnered vast attention, with Spotify adding it to their “The New Noise” and “Garage Jams” playlists. In addition to touring with Declan McKenna, the band has upcoming slots booked with The Weeks in October.
Ron Gallo was one of EMMIE’s highlights at Lollapalooza — his heavy rock added a welcome contrast to the indie pop-heavy festival. His wonderful 2017 release HEAVY META is packed with clever lyrics and quirky delivery. This translated beautifully into a live setting, with Gallo speaking lyrics at various points of his set. He and his band were also the most energetically committed to their performance (heck, he even played guitar with a fire extinguisher).
Indie folk outfit Mt. Joy took a second for a few portraits after their set at the Lake Shore Stage. The band is currently working on their first studio album and have had buzz around their first single “Astrovan.” They’ll be making an appearance at Madison’s Majestic Theatre in support of The Lone Bellow on October 13.
Straight off of the release of their debut come out. you’re hiding, flor had an excellent set of performances at Lollapalooza. Despite a few technical issues at the BMI Stage, the band’s infectious stage presence and amazingly tailored synth-pop had the crowd dancing. flor will be supporting Atlas Genius this fall in addition to a few dates with Paramore.
Manitoba-born and LA-based Goody Grace has had a whirlwind 2017 so far, from supporting dates with LANY to playing at Bonnaroo, Firefly and Lollapalooza. The 20-year-old is another online success story, with his song “Two Shots” amassing over 7 million Spotify streams. The young artist has also worked with Jesse Rutherford (The Neighbourhood) and gnash, with whom he released “Two Shots.”