Posts in category "North Coast Music Festival"

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 »

The Boys Are Back in Town: Umphrey's McGee to Play Two Shows at North Coast Music Festival, Q &A with Joel Cummins of Umphrey's McGee

The Boys Are Back in Town: Umphrey's McGee to Play Two Shows at North Coast Music Festival, Q &A with Joel Cummins of Umphrey's McGee
Chicago Umphrey’s fans have been in dire need of some home-turf face-melting.  Even though it’s pretty common for Umphreaks to hit the road following their favorite band, it used to be just as common to catch them at home upwards of five times a year.  This weekend’s late night at the Concord theater will break... Read more »

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 »
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Set Times Announced for North Coast Music Festival: September 2-4 in Chicago's Union Park

Set Times Announced for North Coast Music Festival: September 2-4 in Chicago's Union Park
It’s that time of year again for Summer’s Last Stand! Whether you’re a seventh year Coastie, down since the inaugural rager, or this will be your first time joining in on the fun, SET TIMES ARE REASON TO CELEBRATE!!! It’s when the real planning starts (and shit-talking with your friends who like that other band... Read more »

Joe Russo on Life after Furthur, Why You Should Catch JRAD While You Can and How He's Ready for the Duo to Reunite (!!!!)

Joe Russo on Life after Furthur, Why You Should Catch JRAD While You Can and How He's Ready for the Duo to Reunite (!!!!)
Early on in their Deadicated bromance, the five members of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead said they’d only keep the project going if it was fun.  I guess that means it  must be good times for them, as they’ve been successfully touring since January 2013  and only improving improvised communication and evolving their way through the... 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 »
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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 »

Four Reasons to Check out Galactic's "Into the Deep" Release Party Next Weekend

Four Reasons to Check out Galactic's "Into the Deep" Release Party Next Weekend
There are a lot of solid acts to choose from over Labor Day weekend where North Coast after-parties are concerned.  They are pretty diverse across the 16-show-gamut, so I guess one could say there is something for everyone. One of my top show choices is definitely Galactic, as they bring the funky fonky heat, and... Read more »

5 Reasons to go to Spring Awakening

5 Reasons to go to Spring Awakening
If you are a hardcore EDM fan, this list does not apply to you.  You already bought your tickets months ago and requested Friday, June 14th as well as Monday, June 17th (recovery day) off of work in preparation for this weekend.  This list is for those of you that are on the fence and not sure if you... Read more »
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What I Learned at North Coast: 5 Moves Every DJ Makes

What I Learned at North Coast: 5 Moves Every DJ Makes
Over Labor Day weekend I luxuriated in the VIP of the North Coast Music Festival thanks to my press pass. One of the perks was access to the VIP section in the crowd for every stage. You can see it on the map displayed here– it’s basically the front left (if you’re standing on the... Read more »