Rock music marathon rocks “The Nights We Stole Christmas”

Luke Spiller, lead singer of The Struts, performed in glitter, sequins and leather (Ashley Altus/Medill)

By Ashley Altus and Ariana LaBarrie

From electronic infused indie pop to old school rock and roll, the 101WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas showcased a cavalcade of diverse rock bands.

Fans packed the Aragon Ballroom Dec. 3-6 as international artists like Bastille from the United Kingdom to Chicago’s own K.Flay took the stage with Grizfolk, The Wombats, Circa Waves, The Struts, Meg Myers, Foals, Highly Suspect and headliners Twenty One Pilots. Add to that the music of  Bastille, AWOLNATION and Silversun Pickups.

While fans came to immerse in the sights and sounds of some of the most popular bands in alternative music, the Christmas spirit added harmony too. Taking pictures with Santa Claus and all the Christmas decorations on the lower level of the Aragon brought a festive atmosphere to the concert series.

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Photo at top: Fans loved it when Luke Spiller, lead singer of The Struts went into the crowd. (Ashley Altus/Medill)