Showing posts with label NCMF13. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NCMF13. Show all posts

Friday, September 6, 2013

North Coast Music Festival Photo Recap From ChiIL Live Shows #NCMF #originalphotos

Summer's last stand persevered despite 2 storm related evacuations including Fridays freak fiasco featuring giant hail, torrential downpours and 60MPH winds. Bead girls and trance boys were out in full force for the sold out fest.   YOLO.   You only live once indeed.   What's a little mud n rain when great tunes are going down?

The ominous skies made for some sweet photo ops.   Wish I could have caught the flashes of lightning!   

It's the first year we saw copious amounts of hammocks.   

And there were new playthings among the neon glow toy arsenal... I'm not quite sure what you would call them... frondish glo whips?!

Of course the glo hoops, poi balls, and glowing finger gloves added to the festive after dark fun.

People watching was prime.   Some of our favs were the stilt walking "safety patrol" and their words of wisdom... don't start yourself on fire.   Words to live by.

We also had another shreddy shirt boy sighting.   Mat (with 1 t, heavy duty kneepads, and a wardrobe he shreds himself) and his twin brother are fixtures on the Chicago fest scene.   We've been featuring "Spot Shreddy Shirt Boy" posts for years.  It's like a cooler, alt version of Where's Waldo played out in reality. 

Check out our past Shreddy Shirt Boy features here.

Here's a flashback to the very first year of North Coast Fest--Shreddy Shirt Boy, Mat, hangin' with my daughter, Sagezilla.

Blast from the past:   NCMF 2010  ChiIL Mama's daughter, Sagezilla, in her Motorhead tee, rocks the backstage/VIP area moonbouncer with friend Judah in his Listen to Bob Marley Tee.

Here are some of our fav. NCMF13 crowd shots.  

Check back with us all year for free downloads, tour news, original content photos and band video interviews.   We'll see you out there.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Gramatik FREE Mixtape Download or Stream #NCMF #FreeDownload

Releases Brand-New Mixtape


Available For Free Download - HERE

Stream SB4 - HERE

While we anxiously await for The Age Of Reason album release, Gramatik gives away 22 tracks, including a free mix tape to hold us over until fall. "Street Bangerz 4" is a compilation of leftover tracks from SB1 featuring Gramatik's classic sound back when he was known for producing simple and raw, sample-based hip-hop beats. 

As Gramatik prepares for the second part of his upcoming Age Of Reason Tour, he unleased the album's second single, "You Don't Understand" and announced an additional Halloween show teaming up with GRiZ to play the biggest GrizMatik show to date at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, ColoradoThe Massacre Begins will feature support by turntablist A-Trak along with guitarist Don Daro of Exmag, who will also be joining Gramatik on tour this fall. General tickets for The Massacre Begins are now on sale.

In hype of the forthcoming album, Gramatik explains how he differs from the vast majority of electronic musicians as he records using live instruments while striving to make dance music that tells a story. During a recent interview with Relix Magazine, he states, "There's a lot of guitar, bass, piano, all types of organs, lots of original vocals - more than any other record I've ever produced. [The Age of Reason] combines all the genres I've been producing since the beginning in the most drastic, neurotic, cohesive and outrageous way imaginable."

See below for Gramatik's upcoming fall tour dates on the Age of Reason Tour and check out his remaining festival dates including New York City's Electric Zoo and America's first Tomorrowland festival, TomorrowWorld.


Aug 31  | North Coast Music Festival - Chicago, IL (ChiIL Live Shows was there... were YOU?!)

Sept 07 | Hyperion Music Festival - Spencer, IN
Sept 14 | Dancefestopia Music Festival - Kansas City, MO
Sept 28 | TomorrowWorld - Atlanta, GA


Sept 06 | The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
Sept 10 Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY
Spet 12 | Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
Sept 13 | Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Sept 15 | George's Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR
Sept 18 | Lryic Theatre - Oxford, MS
Sept 19 | Republic New Orleans - New Orleans, LA
Sept 20 | Soul Kitchen - Moblie, AL
Sept 21 | House of Blues Orlando - Lake Buena Vista, FL
Sept 22 | Grand Central - Miami, FL
Sept 25 | The Ritz Ybor - Tampa, FL
Sept 26 | Free Bird Live - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Sept 27 | The Music Farm - Charleston, SC
Oct 01  | Ziggy's By The Sea - Wilmington, NC
Oct 02  | Jefferson Theatre _ Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03  | The National - Richmond, VA
Oct 04  | Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
Oct 05  | Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Oct 06  | Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY
Nov 05  | Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 06  | Railto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
Nov 07  | House of Blues - San Diego, CA
Nov 08  | The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
Nov 09  | The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
Nov 10  | Knitting Factory Concert House - Reno, NV
Nov 13  | Arcata Theatre - Arcata, CA
Nov 14  | Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
Nov 15  | Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
Nov 16  | Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
Nov 17  | Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane, WA
Nov 19  | Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise, ID
Nov 22  | Orpheum Theatre - Madison, WI
Nov 23  | Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI


Friday, August 30, 2013

#NCMF Bands on Our Radar: Disco Biscuits & Conspirator

Talk about Philly's Best and most people picture a mouth watering cheese steak.   But not this weekend.   Check out THESE tasty treats from Philly-- Disco Biscuits & Conspirator!

They're on tonight at North Coast Music Festival 8:30-10 on the Last Stand Stage

Then they'll be playing a sold out show at Logan Square's hottest new venue, The Concord (close in proximity to but not to be confused with the much larger Congress) Saturday.   ChiIL Live Shows will be there... will YOU?!


They're on Sat from 3:30-4:30 at North Coast Music Festival North Stage

Conspirator features Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits keyboardist and bass player) as an outlet to channel their electronic mad scientist personae. Formed in 2004 with New York DJ/producer DJ Omen, Conspirator has taken on many forms through the years. With the addition of virtuoso guitarist Chris Michetti and a rotating cast of some of the country's best drummers – Darren Shearer (the New Deal), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), KJ Sawka (Pendulum) and Adam Deitch (Break Science, Pretty Lights) – Conspirator has reached another level.   The band issued web only remixes of dance tracks from Porter Robinson and Avicii in 2012 that blew away the electronic music circuit. 

According to Brownstein, the idea to do remixes happened one day when hanging out in their studio space in Philadelphia with Khadafi Dub, a rapper from Philly who has become an MC for many of the top dub-step artists in the world.  “We mentioned that we would be interested in getting stems from some of the artists whom he knows and with whom he has worked.  A few days later the stems started to roll in.   The artists included Porter Robinson, Avicii, 12th Planet and more, which enabled us to get to work straight away. When stems from "Seek Bromance,” a dance hit of mega proportions (60 million views on YouTube) come in, you jump on it and remix it immediately. “

The response to the remixes of Avicii’s “Seek Bromance” and the Porter Robinson’s track “Say My Name” were huge after being posted to the popular blog,

Conspirator put out a full-length release entitled Unlocked - Live from the Georgia Theatre (release date April 10, 2012), which captures the spirit of these true genre blenders. The collection is a smorgasbord of electronic rock bliss, delving, twisting and diving effortlessly between house, dub-step, drum and bass, and electro.  Coming off of breakout performances at Ultra Music Festival and Nocturnal Festival, Conspirator has begun to catch the eye of electronic music aficionados everywhere.  

Action-packed tours filled 2011 and 2012 with groundbreaking performances at venues across the U.S. and festivals such as Ultra Music Festival, Nocturnal Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Starscape Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, and CounterPoint Music Festival.

With their utmost experience and mastery of the craft, Conspirator pushes into 2013 with more raw power and drive than ever, starting with the release of their new EP Unleashed on January 29 followed by a 28 city U.S. tour. 

Unleashed is a crystal clear demonstration of Conspirator’s heavy, electronically produced core coupled with a skillful and melodic homage to live instrumentation. Electronic rock sensibilities are gracefully smashed into jaw dropping, dance-floor shaking dubstep rhythms to create an effortless fusion of all things deep. This high-impact collision creates an all encompassing, energetic spectacle which will no doubt be used to shock their devoted crowds from coast to coast. 

INCOMING: The 4th Annual Summer's Last Stand NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 #NCMF

***Streaming Partnership Announced
***App Released
***Map Released
***Limited Tickets Still Available
***After Party Tickets Still Available

The 4th Annual North Coast Music Festival hits Union Park this weekend! We're thrilled to announce that we'll be streaming the festival with select artists in conjunction with our partners, EVNTLIVE. Catch performances of Wu-Tang Clan, Passion Pit, NaS, Rebelution, Gramatik, Just Blaze, Poolside, and many more! Head here for links to view the stream each day:

EVNTLIVE is the increasingly popular online concert service for music enthusiasts.  Having broadcast shows and festivals from Bon Jovi to Slash to the Mountain Jam Festival, the destination has been widely welcomed for the access and immersive experience it brings music lovers worldwide.  From its multiple camera viewing, concertgoers are discovering EVNTLIVE as an engaging way to see more music they love, regardless of location. The high definition video can be experienced through one’s computer, mobile, or tablet device

The official APP for North Coast Music Festival is now available for download at the iTunes store. Customize your NCMF experience, receive exclusive announcements and deals during the festival, and more! The MAP was also recently released, which features the This Song is Sick Meet n Greet Booth. Artists TBA in the coming days.

Limited VIP three day passes are still available here, as well as single day tickets here. After party tickets are moving fast, so get those while you still can! Check out the full listing here.

When you're heading to North Coast this weekend, be sure to check out our Top Ten Tips for surviving the weekend here.

Video recap from NCMF: 2012, 2011

North Coast Music Festival 2013
August 30th - September 1st, 2013
Union Park
Chicago, IL 60607
All Ages
Friday: 3 PM - 10 PM
Saturday/Sunday: Noon - 10 PM

NCMF Ticket Winners Announced - Dirty Dozen Brass Band/ Van Ghost- Did YOU Win?

Congrats to ChiIL Live Shows' ticket winners out of 105 entries.   All 3 of you won a pair of tickets to Dirty Dozen Brass Band/ Van Ghost at Bottom Lounge this Sunday--doors at 10pm. Your names will be on the guest list at the door for this official North Coast Music Fest after show.   Click here for full show details.   

  • Tim W.
  • Blythe B.
  • Sherry C.
Check your in box.   We will private e-mail winners today.   Please E-mail us at to confirm you got the word about your win.

Didn't win this time?   Tickets are still available for purchase.   Show is 17+.


The Heard is The Word at North Coast Kicking Off The North Stage TODAY at 4pm #NCMF #originalphotos

Get on over to Union Park early today.   The Heard will rock your world and get your weekend off to a great start.   They're ON at 4PM on The NORTH Stage.   Be there.

These Chicago boys know how to funk things up.   They're weekly regulars around town... first at Abby Pub and now at Alive One.   We caught them live at Congress Theater opening for Slightly Stoopid and Tribal Seeds.

Click here for more of ChiIL Live Shows' photo filled past coverage of The Heard

Then get to North Coast and catch them LIVE.   What are you waiting for?  Go already!

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