It’s October in Chicago, and music festival season is all but a fading memory. Fortunately, it’s now late enough in the year for some bands that played Lollapalooza to swing back around for fall tours. If you happened to miss Kendrick Lamar’s star-making set this August or want to see buzz band Wild Belle perform in a more intimate setting, here’s your chance to check them out. Here are three Lollapalooza performers headed back to town.
Building on steady buzz in the year since their performance at SXSW in 2012, Chicago-born sibling duo Natalie and Elliott Bergman’s peculiar but catchy mix of ska, R&B and psychedelia continues to win new fans.
8 p.m. Oct. 26 at Metro, 3730 North Clark, $14. metrochicago.com.
The UK songstress impressed fans at both Lollapalooza and an after-show at Lincoln Hall with her sultry, 80’s–flavored jams. She returns to Chicago at the House of Blues for her fall tour.
7 p.m. Nov. 9 at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, $28. (312) 923-2000.
Kendrick Lamar – opening for Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar isn’t yet a household name but it was hard to tell from his packed Lollapalooza performance, where thousands of sweaty, head-nodding fans rapped along with nearly every word. Catch him as the opener for Kanye West’s “Yeezus “tour, where he may steal the show with his commanding stage presence and lyrical prowess.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and Nov. 9 at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison. $35.50 – $97.50.