by Dan Weiss | July 31, 2014
This year's Lollapalooza is as wonderfully disjunct as ever, with the still-controversial Eminem and feminist teen icon Lorde as headliners, and everyone from EDM maestro Calvin Harris to arena-alt stars Kings of Leon in between. Skrillex also sits near the top of the pack, while long-running, beloved bands like Arctic Monkeys and The Avett Brothers see their names in larger and larger type with each passing year. With just a mixtape, Chance the Rapper blew up almost overnight from web curio to Next Big Rapper, while Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea recently matched The Beatles for a Billboard world record, boasting both the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the chart with her first two singles. Festival mainstays like Cut Copy, Childish Gambino and The Head and the Heart vie with legends like Nas and Jenny Lewis, while newer artists Parquet Courts and Into It. Over It. feel their way around.