Category: Festivals

Five Ways to Stay Safe at North Coast Music Festival from Chicago's Own Safety Crew

Five Ways to Stay Safe at North Coast Music Festival from Chicago's Own Safety Crew
Chicago is drunk. Let’s be honest, of all the cities you’ve ever gone, you know it’s true.  And that’s cool, we get it. It gets cold, but then also hot, and we just…we need to drink about it.  Not to say this is promoted behavior, but it is just kind of a right of passage... Read more »

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 »
Advertisement:

How to fail at music festivals (10 Things I Hate about You)

How to fail at music festivals (10 Things I Hate about You)
Cool recommended lists of expensive and generally poser outfits, internet.  Also, for teaching youngs how to act.  Thanks for the super advanced list of buzzwords to know when you’re standing at Kaskade pretending to know the words, realizing you don’t, and awkwardly just waiting for the drop with the basshead next to you… now you can say... Read more »

10 Things I Learned at Lollapalooza 2014

10 Things I Learned at Lollapalooza 2014
Now that Lollapalooza is officially behind us, it is time to look back and reflect on what this year’s festival taught us about society.  

Brookville Restaurant Goes Snout to Tail: Feasting Locally at Lockn'

Brookville Restaurant Goes Snout to Tail: Feasting Locally at Lockn'
When it comes to providing sustenance, music festivals really have all the power to offer whatever they want inside the festival grounds.  High profit-margin french bread pizzas, tacos, veggie burritos, smoothies, light beers, $4 bottles of water to which you are surely not getting the caps (this is always mind-blowing), hoppy beers and plastic bottles... Read more »
Advertisement:

15 Shades of Trey

15 Shades of Trey
Before getting hip to soliciting 100 BMG CD’s for a penny, the third album I bought with my own (babysitting) money was Harvest, by Neil Young.  I  just about broke my seventh-grade Walkman flipping between the anti-war lyrics and upbeat tempo of Are You Ready for The Country?, and the hopeful frustration of the human condition within Heart of... Read more »

5 Characteristics of a Chicago Music Snob

5 Characteristics of a Chicago Music Snob
After Lollapalooza, but pre- North Coast, it seems appropriate to poke fun at our music snob friends.  We all have a few… and they just get music on a different level than the rest of us do.  They would explain, but you still wouldn’t get it.  Sorry. How do you identify which of your Chicago... Read more »

5 Reasons to go to North Coast Music Festival

5 Reasons to go to North Coast Music Festival
“Like” us on Facebook It’s that time of the year again when LTAM gives its annual “5 reasons” to attend the best concert in Chicago, North Coast Music Festival.  Some things on this list are the same as last year and some are new because while North Coast makes sure to reinvent itself each year,... Read more »
Advertisement:

Top 6 Must See Artists at Electric Forest 2012

1. PAPADOSIO: Papadosio is a five piece electronic rock band cultivating conscious music that purposely defies genre classification. Their music attempts to create an inspirational environment for progress and positivity.For the past 5 years, Papadosio has been creating conscious, mind expanding dance music that purposely defies classification. In an attempt to create an inspirational environment for progressive and positive thinking, this year of 2012 will see the addition of some very exciting and integral means of expressing their artistic message. Papadosio asks that everyone reevaluate the role of music and take a less nostalgic view of what has been and a more enthusiastic view of what is and what could be. As the year unfolds Papadosio encourages fans to come with open ears, minds, and hearts, and help them wake the world.
(“Like” us on Facebook) The music line-up, experience, culture and environment of electric forest is nothing but magnificent. I wanted to point out a few truly notable artists that may be easy to miss throughout your magical weekend! The artists below are some of the best up and coming artists I’ve recently discovered in 2012.... Read more »