Since appearing on the Los Angeles EDM scene in the mid-2010s, electronic music collective Brownies & Lemonade has grown exponentially, with a cult to match. Known for their offbeat shows, if you know you know they’ve put on everything from underground pop-ups and open side concerts to top artist showcases and festival stages.
The last stop for the central brand was in Chicago at Lollapalooza, which was the first major multi-genre festival to surface since the start of the pandemic. After a takeover on stage on July 30, B&L headed to Chop Shop for a sold-out aftershow on July 31 that turned out to be larger than life. With its crowded audience, stacked lineup, and multitude of fans clad in merchandising, one thing became instantly clear: B&L influence has now taken over the country.
With performances by Chet Porter, Justin Jay, Moore Kismet, Peekaboo, and LYNY, the nearly four-hour show captured almost every mood in the book.
Chet Porter ticked all the boxes when it came to cathartic hymns like “Bummed” (a collaboration with Alison Wonderland) and “Language” by Porter Robinson. Peekaboo then exerted a hypnotic grip on his audience, plunging the crowd into a soundscape of dark and devastating bass while Moore Kismet opted for a mesmerizing mix of overdriven drums and glitchy growls.
Even Olivia Rodrigo’s music made an appearance via a homemade remix of “Driver’s License” courtesy of Jay. Apparently, the pop star’s music was a popular staple throughout the festival.
Check out our photo gallery from the “All Stars & Friends” aftershow below.
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