Showing posts with label North Coast Music Fest 2013. Show all posts
Showing posts with label North Coast Music Fest 2013. 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


Saturday, August 31, 2013

North Coast Weathers Friday Evacuation #NCMF

The 4th Annual
Summer's Last Stand

At approximately 5:30 on Friday afternoon, North Coast Music Festival executed an emergency evacuation of the festival grounds due to sever weather warnings including high winds, hail, and more. All attendees vacated the premises by approximately 5:50 PM. 

The attendees were informed through warnings on the three screens at each stage, push notifications through our official app, social media (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram),  website, and announcements over the speakers at each stage. 

The Gates reopened and NCMF allowed attendees to re-enter the festival. The festival was extended until 11 PM.

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

Friday, August 30, 2013

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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