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North Coast Music Festival Announces After Parties!

North Coast Music Festival Announces After Parties!
North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to announce this year’s Official After Parties!  From Chicago’s most popular and intimate nightclubs including the MID, Prysm and Sound-Bar, to concert venues like Concord Music Hall and the Bottom Lounge, there are a plethora of shows featuring various genres to keep the party going after the festival ends.... Read more »

Umphrey's McGee Returns to Chicago for Three Night New Year's Eve Stand: Joel Cummins Q & A

Umphrey's McGee Returns to Chicago for Three Night New Year's Eve Stand: Joel Cummins Q & A
Rock show curators and handsome deviants Umphrey’s McGee are coming back to Chicago for their first hometown New Year’s run since 2009/2010, and it’s sure to be a party.  Their three-day Uptown stand kicks off at The Riv tomorrow night, then moves to The Aragon for both Friday’s show with The Motet and Saturday’s three-set... Read more »

Aqueous Returns to Chicago: Mike Gantzer Q &A talks Martyrs' on Saturday, Drummer Rob Houk, and Upcoming AQ Releases

Aqueous Returns to Chicago: Mike Gantzer Q &A talks Martyrs' on Saturday, Drummer Rob Houk, and Upcoming AQ Releases
Groove Rockers Aqueous embark upon Chicago this weekend to share their exploratory live show on their national Random Company Tour.  The last time they were here, they were trying out drummer Rob Houk live for the first time downtown at the original Mother’s, after he jumped in the van that morning in Cincinnati, OH, immediately after quitting... Read more »
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LOCKN' 2016: Phil & Friends details, Chatting with Pete Shapiro, Garcia's Forest and More!

LOCKN' 2016: Phil & Friends details, Chatting with Pete Shapiro, Garcia's Forest and More!
Nothing is really more spiritual than the first time listening through Terrapin, and that’s just how the gooball melts.   I gotta say though, I felt that same hopeful way  when I found out about the Grateful Dead reunion shows last year with Trey, and hands-down am even more excited about this upcoming LOCKN‘.  The... Read more »

LOCKN Festival: New Artists Announced including Neal Casal's Circles Around the Sun (First Ever Live Show)

LOCKN Festival: New Artists Announced including Neal Casal's Circles Around the Sun (First Ever Live Show)
With Lockn 2016 fast-approaching its juicy end of summer slot (August 25-28), we’re starting to see the glory of the full lineup take shape.  With what already began as a monumentally badass gathering of today’s iconic rockers including Phish, Ween, Umphrey’s McGee, Gary Clark Jr, JRAD, and My Morning Jacket, to just name a few,... Read more »

An ANAGRAM acrostic: Play with words & At the Show with Marco Benevento: 15 TICKETS LEFT for Tonic Tonight!

An ANAGRAM acrostic: Play with words & At the Show with Marco Benevento: 15 TICKETS LEFT for Tonic Tonight!
We’re feeling silly cuz Friday, and feeling like happiness cuz Marco is tonight AND tomorrow.  So-are you down to clown???  Here’s a lil’ guided wordplay tour in convincing you to get on the good foot if you haven’t already.  Only fifteen tickets left for tonight! So consider this a PSA. — A lways a fun dance... Read more »
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Marco Benevento on Phish, Dreaming about The Duo & His New Album Laden with Vocals

Marco Benevento on Phish, Dreaming about The Duo & His New Album Laden with Vocals
It’s no secret that Marco Benevento has superior taste.  Over the years his sound has developed from a heavy, dark, and pulsating offering of eccentricity, into an elongated space, balanced with more sonic love, light, and wisdom.  Just as we all grow up and evolve in our feelings and life-living, it’s evident to me his... Read more »

Turbo Suit + Joel Cummins Forecasted to Meld the Musical Colors of the Rainbow at NCMF '15

Turbo Suit + Joel Cummins Forecasted to Meld the Musical Colors of the Rainbow at NCMF '15
Diverse, hometown music festivals like North Coast don’t typically stack up this phat and honestly it’s a blessing.  Labor day gives us that perfect stretch back into real life, only after experiencing some of that existential new-new with the homies over the summer.  But , one challege we’ve all faced in the trying times of... Read more »

Heineken House: The Double Entendre of Your Drink-Drank-Dance Dreams

Heineken House: The Double Entendre of Your Drink-Drank-Dance Dreams
If you’re an O.G. Coastie, I think it’s fair to say, “We’ve come a long way, baby.”  What was once just a few pop-up stages in our ole’ kickball fields, this fest has become quite expansive. In its sixth year running, North Coast welcomes new-ish addition The Heineken House into its grasps as a spot... Read more »
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Keeping Up with the Joneses: The Many Moves of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at The Vic

Keeping Up with the Joneses: The Many Moves of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at The Vic
After more than two years off the stage, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have been touring heavily this year in celebration of their much anticipated 2014 release: Give the People What They Want.   Delayed from its slated 2013 debut, her answer came in action as fans penned love, hope,  support, and requests for a... Read more »