Autumn may be quickly approaching, but here at Chrome City we aren't quite finished with our summer fun. This weekend you can catch us getting our groove on at North Coast Music Festival, aka "Summer's Last Stand."
2015 marks North Coast’s sixth year as a festival that celebrates the merging of all music and walks of life. North Coast is a collaboration of four independent promoters in Chicago that produce events ranging from small shows to large-scale, sold out concerts. Together, React Presents, Silver Wrapper, Cold Grums Productions and Metronome Chicago, all have experience specializing in electronic, hip-hop, jam band, indie-rock and more.
North Coast is sure to be a fun weekend filled with a variety of music and we cannot wait. Here’s where you’ll find the Chrome City Crew:
5:30-6:30 @ 312 Stage
This Washington D.C. native is currently on tour promoting
his album, The Album About Nothing. Wale
recorded this album with the help of album narrator Jerry Seinfeld, and it is a continuation of his Seinfeld-inspired mixtape series. The Album About Nothing is Wale’s fourth studio album, and it is critically acclaimed, being called his “most personal and best work.” We can’t wait!
The Glitch Mob
7:30-8:30 @ 630 Stage
The trio comprised of Justin Boreta, Ed Ma and Joshua Mayer have been making music together since 2006. They have blended their skills and aesthetics to create one of the industry’s most compelling live electronic arts shows. The Los Angeles based group released their EP Piece of the Indestructible this year. We’re excited to see what this group has in store for North Coast.
D'Angelo and the Vanguard
8:45-10:00 @ 312 Stage
In late 2014, D’Angelo brought an end to his fourteen year hiatus with his new album called Black Messiah. The highly anticipated album has received critical acclaim and has been listed as one of the year’s best albums by a number of publications. D’angelo is nearing the end of his four-month long tour, performing one of his very last shows of the tour at North Coast. This is definitely not one to miss!
7:45-8:45 @ 773 Stage
The Roots have been on the music scene since 1993, and have most recently pleased our ears with their 2014 release "And Then You Shoot Your Cousin." The album was described as “a satirical look at violence in hip-hop and American society,” by band member Questlove. They have been called the best Hip-Hop band of all-time, and we can’t wait to hear them.
Portugal. The Man
6:30-7:30 @ 312 Stage
This Alaskan rock band is sure to put on a great show this weekend. Their seventh studio album, Evil
Friends, was released in 2013, and received great reviews from fans and critics. Rumor has it that the band has been in the studio recording a new album. Maybe they’ll give us a little preview this weekend…
2:30-3:30 @ 312 Stage
The French trip-hop producer most recently released Dusty Rainbow From the Dark in 2012. It was nominated for Best Electronic Album of the Year at a French Awards Show, Victoires de la Musique, and received rave reviews for “reaching beyond the usual.” We’re definitely looking forward to this one.
If you’d like to join in on the fun, tickets are still available at northcoastfestival.com