Chairlift / Ela Minus / DJ Oshwa
/ Empty Bottle and WXRT Official Lollapalooza Aftershow
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 10:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York the avant-pop outfit CHAIRLIFT formed for the unusual purpose of crafting music for haunted houses. After finding that their work transcended its original purpose, bandmates Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly continued creating music as CHAIRLIFT. They have since made a name for themselves in the Big Apple playing shows with similar up-and-comers like MGMT, YEASAYER, and MIXEL PIXEL while inking a contract with the independent label Kanine.ELA MINUS is the solo project of New York-based artist GABRIELA JIMENO, former drummer of the dream pop band BALANCER. The Colombian musician offers soft, Spanish lyrics over bouncy synths to create “Volcán,” a burst of heat and energy not unlike the title’s subject manner. The promising track featured on her latest EP Grow contrasts with the saccharine lightness of her 2015 EP First Words exploring a balance between her aggressive vocals and sweet synth sounds. Our old friend Alicia from OSHWA is going to be DJing throughout the night, so come early, stay late, never leave.