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North Coast Music Festival 2013 Lineup

2 May

20130502-004210.jpgThe first wave of artists that will be performing at this years North Coast Music Festival have been announced. It is a very strong group with hip hop being represented very well. Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Mac Miller, Just Blaze, Afrojack, Aloe Blacc and many more artists will be making the trip to Chicago on Labor Day Weekend (8/30-9/1). 3-day passes are available on Club Tix now. We’ll keep you updated when the next wave of artists are announced.

Sources: Do312 & Club Tix

Mad Decent Block Party 2013 Lineups Announced

30 Apr

The 2013 Mad Decent Block Party lineup has been announced… The 13 city block party will host Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Danny Brown, Riff Raff, Baauer, Diplo, Matt & Kim, Rockie Fresh, Nadastrom, DJ Sega, Dirty South Joe, Swizzymack and Jahan Lennon, among others. Continue reading

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Will Headline Q87.7’s PIQNIQ Festival

29 Apr

As if there weren’t enough reasons around that make summer in Chicago awesome, our local Alternative Rock (is that still technically the term/genre?) radio station Q87.7, has announced the launch of its first PIQNIQ festival. The new festival will take place at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on June 29.

What may be the most important part about this announcement is that the fest’s headliners will be the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who are making their only appearance in Chicago(land). Some of the other bands that will be heading over to Tinley are Bush, AWOLNATION, Silversun Pickups, Cold War Kids, and Atlas Genius among others.

Get your tickets here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Q87-Piqniq-tickets/artist/1860107

(Time Out Chicago)

Taste Of Chicago Lineup Includes, Robin Thicke, Robert Plant and fun.

24 Apr

The Taste Of Chicago has a full music lineup now… The iconic food festival that takes place in downtown Chicago will run July 10-14 and will feature acts like fun. (especially good for those of us who missed their Lolla performance due to the storm), Robin Thicke and Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin). While lawn seating will remain free, $25 tickets for reserved seats in the Petrillo Music Shell pavilion will go on sale May 15 at tasteofchicago.us.

The complete lineup for Taste of Chicago is listed below. Continue reading

Comedy: First Talent Announcement for TBS Just For Laughs 2013

24 Apr

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 We’re glad to announce some of the main acts coming out to Chicago for the TBS Just For Laughs 2013 comedy festival! The Lineup for America’s Biggest Comedy Festival Includes:

Bill Maher (Politically Incorrect, Real Time w/Bill Maher, Religulous)

Seth Meyers (SNL’s Weekend Update and 2011 Correspondents Dinner)

Bob Newhar  (The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart)

David Cross (Arrested Development and Mr. Show)

Nick Swardson (Reno 911, Malibu’s Most Wanted, …Chuck & Larry)

John Hodgman (The Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart)

Artie Lange (MADtv, The Artie Lang Show, The Howard Stern Show)

Hannibal Buress (Stand-Up comedian, writer on 30 Rock)

Al Madrigal (The Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart)

Maria Bamford (Comedian of Comedy)

Dylan Moran (Yeah,Yeah)

Anjelah Johnson (MADtv)

*Plus the stars of TBS’s Sullivan & Son, truTV’s Impractical Jokers And IFC’s The Whitest Kids U’ Know, with more surprises TBA soon.

Hit the jump to read the full Press Release and read some info on the shows these comedians will bring to the festival and the locations where these will take place. Continue reading

Events: Mad Decent Block Party 2013 Expands to 13 Cities

23 Apr

mdbp announcement Mad Decent Block Party Expands to 13 Cities for 2013

The Mad Decent Block Party is back this year and they’ve expanded to 13 cities across the U.S.A., along with some stops in America Jr. aka Canada (Homer Simpson’s words, not mine). The block party will take place over 3 months, starting up in Calgary, Alberta (look out Bret Hart) on July 19 and finishing up in San Diego in mid September.

All the major cities will host the party except for us in Chicago, which may perhaps be due to the craziness that got it shut down early last year. See, that’s why we can’t have nice things. Side note, why does Vegas get a party? That’s all they do out there, so it’s not like they need another excuse…

Update: Early bird tickets for Mad Decent’s Block Party are available for $20 here.

(P&P)

The Under The Influence of Music Tour with Wiz Khalifa & A$AP Rocky

20 Apr

Under The Influence of Music Tour 2013Wiz Khalifa has just announced the 2013 Under The Influence of Music Tour with co-headliner A$AP Rocky. He will also be bringing along B.o.B., Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$ and the rest of the Pro Era crew. Should be just as good as last years show. The Chicago date on the tour will be on July 30th and will more than likely take place at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater. We will update the post when locations are announced. Tickets will be available here on April 23rd. Check out the rest of the dates on the flyer up above.

Events: Budweiser Made In America

17 Apr

Much like they did last year, Budweiser has put together another edition of their Made In America Events. These events (as noted on their site): “Great Music, Great Food And Great Beer Are Just The Start!” We attended last year’s stop in Chicago and were part of the crowd that was treated to all three things listed as part of the event and genuinely enjoyed the party.

Made In America Events started this year in Tampa, FL earlier this month and will run until August, making stops around the country in cities like Dallas, Phoenix, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, NYC and Boston among many others.

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Scheme – Poesia en Abril at Northeastern University

16 Apr

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Scheme did something different at Northeastern University last night. He was brought in to the university for it’s Poesia en Abril Festival which was sponsored by Contratiempo. Scheme became a professor for the night by giving his insight on how poetry plays a role in the music that he composes while doing acapella performances for some of his spanish songs such as “Chicano”, “Lo Mucho Que te Quiero”, “Lost Children of Royalty”, and “Vista Del Mar”. He also gave the audience an insight look of where he got his inspiration from for each song and performed a couple of songs with music. Check out some of the footage below. Continue reading

Made In America Festival 2013 Lineup Announced

10 Apr

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The lineup of this years Made In America Festival presented by Budweiser has just been released.  Beyonce, Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q and Jay Rock), Imagine Dragons, Walk The Moon, Public Enemy, A$AP Rocky and many more will make their way to Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia this upcoming Labor Day Weekend. Check out the full tracklist after the jump and pick up tickets here on April 17th.  Continue reading