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NCMF Announces 2017 Schedule + After Parties

posted by Alberto August 22, 2017

North Coast Music Fest is less than two weeks away and the to get fans ready, NCMF has unveiled the official schedule. You can start planning out your Labor Day weekend at NCMF by seeing the entire schedule up above. The festival has also announced the official after parties. The list of parties and ticket links can be seen below.

FRIDAY

Manic Focus & Russ Liquid – Bottom Lounge – Tickets available HERE (17+)

Eric Prydz – the MID – Tickets available HERE (21+)

Gucci Mane – Prysm Nightclub – Tickets available HERE (21+)

SATURDAY

Spafford – Concord Music Hall – Tickets available HERE (18+)

EOTO – Bottom Lounge – Tickets available HERE (17+)

Don Diablo – the MID – Tickets available HERE (21+)

Carnage – Prysm Nightclub – Tickets available HERE (21+)

SUNDAY

STS9 – Concord Music Hall – Tickets available HERE (18+)

Destructo – the MID – Tickets available HERE (21+)

Elephante – Sound-Bar – Tickets available HERE (21+)

MONDAY

Porn and Chicken – NCMF Official Closing Party ft. Special Guest TBA – the MID – Tickets available HERE (21+)

 

If you still haven’t picked up your passes for the fest, single day and three day passes can be purchased by clicking on the image below. If you are interested in supporting local acts at NCMF, look no further than the list of artists below. 

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Riot Fest Announces Late Night Shows feat. The Orwells, Taking Back Sunday, Dinosaur Jr.

posted by Oscar August 15, 2017

Riot Fest time is almost here and to help build up the hype they have revealed their aftershows lineup. While the party at Douglas Park wraps up by 10:00pm a month from now, fans will be able to keep enjoying live performances from this year’s lineup at the Riot Fest Late Night shows.

The late night lineup features The Orwells, The Queers and The Ataris, GBH, Buzzcocks, Hot Water Music, New Found Glory, Bayside, Gogol Bordello, Cap’n Jazz, Dinosaur Jr. and Built to Spill, and Taking Back Sunday.

Check out the full lineup in the poster above and listed below. Continue Reading

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Kid Cudi Announces ‘Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ Tour

posted by Alberto August 15, 2017

Kid Cudi is back and he is going on tour! The Cleveland native and POD favorite will be hitting 27 cities starting in late September all the way until late November. You can definitely find us at the Chicago show on November 4th. For full list of dates and ways to buy tickets, click HERE. Continue Reading

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Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw 2017 Lineup feat. Lana Del Rey, Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky, Solange

posted by Oscar August 14, 2017

Tyler, the Creator has announced the lineup of his sixth annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, which is set to take place October 28-29 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles.

Along with a performance from Tyler himself, the will have a chance to see Lana Del Rey, Kid Cudi, Solange, A$AP Rocky, Kehlani, the Internet, Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, Mac Miller, Justice, Kelis, Fidlar, Migos, 6lack, Willow Smith & Jaden Smith, Kehlani and more. Syd and Steve Lacy from the Internet will both be doing solo sets, along with performing with the band.

Get your tickets, starting Thursday (August 17) at 12pm PST, at campfloggnaw.com

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Angel Olsen Announces Fall 2017 North American Tour Dates

posted by Oscar August 11, 2017

Angel Olsen is following up performances at many of the major summer music festivals, including Pitchfork Music Festival, FYF, Newport Folk Fest, Panorama, Osheaga, among others, and a recent debut taping for Austin City Limits’ Season 43 at the end of July, by announces a collection of new tour dates through North America set for this Fall.

The headline shows will see her cap off 2017, taking place towards the end of November and into December. Olsen and her six piece band —  comprised of Olsen (vocals, guitar, keys), Emily Elhaj (bass), Joshua Jaeger (drums), Heather McEntire (vocals, keys), Luke Norton(guitar) and Paul Sukeena (guitar) — will kick off the tour in Charlottesville on Tue. Nov. 28th and play shows all throughout the east coast and midwest. In October, they’ll play select headline dates throughout the midwest along with a run of shows in California opening for Arcade Fire.

All new dates are on-sale today and a full list of dates is listed below. Continue Reading

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Event: ‘GSPL’ Live at Subterranean on 8/17 – Phoelix plus Elton Aura and Blake Davis

posted by Oscar August 11, 2017

Phoelix, one of our favorite artists coming up in the Chicago scene these days that has worked with the likes of Smino, Noname, and Eryn Allen Kane to name a few, will be playing his own show this coming week.

Phoelix will be performing a set with music from his latest project GSPL this coming August 17 at Subterranean. Joining him to kick off the show are Elton Aura and Blake Davis. Tickets are $8 to 10! Get them here.

Stream Phoelix’s New Project: ‘GSPL’

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Event: Saba, Joseph Chilliams, MFnMelo Will Perform for John Walt Day 11/25

posted by Oscar August 10, 2017

The life & memory of John Walt will be celebrated this coming November 25th thanks to a special show at the House Of Blues Chicago. Saba, Joseph Chilliams, MFnMelo, and others will pay tribute to the late fellow Pivot Gang cofounder at this show. Frsh Waters, Sounds By Squeak, DamDam, and some special guests will also appear as we celebrate the artist also known as dinnerwithjohn.

Tickets will cost $18 in advance and $20 at the door; it should also be noted that meet & greet + early entry will be granted for the first 50 buyers! Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10AM CST here.

All proceeds will be going to the John Walt Foundation.

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Event: Jamila Woods “LSD” Premier Party at House of Vans

posted by Oscar August 10, 2017

Jamila Woods is taking a bit of a different approach to releasing her new video for “LSD.”

Woods will be unveiling her video at a premiere party, for which the Chicago singer has partnered up with House of Vans and Chance the Rapper to honor an aspiring film-maker and Chicago Public School student contest winner as well as benefit Chance’s art non-profit SocialWorks.

Vincent Martell and Sam Bailey from VAM Studio are lead directors on the video alongside the student director, Ashley Huicochea of Prosser Career Academy. The event will feature performances by Jamila Woods and Kaina, plus sounds by oddCouple, Chanté, and DJ RTC.

House of Vans Chicago
113 N Elizabeth St., Chicago

Rules & Important Information:
– Entry is NOT guaranteed
– First Come, First Served Until we hit Capacity
– Doors at 7PM ~ Show 8PM
– RSVP Required ~ Limit 2 tickets per person. Any plus one’s must be present at time of check in.
– No Ins & Outs
– All Ages
– Drinks available for 21 + WITH VALID ID
– Indoor/Outdoor event, prepare accordingly
– There are no cash machines onsite so bring cash or credit cards
– ZERO TOLERANCE for drugs or underage drinking.

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The Growlers Announce New Music Festival Plus Lineup feat. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, Danny Brown

posted by Oscar August 7, 2017

The Growlers have officially announced their new music festival, the Growlers Six. The unveiling also brought the inaugural lineup, which the band will headline along with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Modest Mouse on October 28-29 at the LA Waterfront.

The rest of the lineup features Bad Brains, Butthole Surfers, Dan Auerbach, Danny Brown, Juvenile, DJ Seinfeld and more. Check out additional details below. Continue Reading

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Arcade Fire Adds Chicago Date To Infinite Tour (Oct. 30), Plus The Breeders as Supporting Act

posted by Oscar August 7, 2017

Photo: Guy Aroch

Arcade Fire are following up a superb headlining spot closing out Lollapalooza 2017 with some great news for fans…  Win Butler, Régine Chassagne and crew have announced that they will be making a triumphant return to Chicago on October 30 as part of their Infinite Content Tour through North America.

This announcement comes after the news that the band’s fifth studio album, Everything Now has entered the Billboard 200 at #1, with sales just shy of 100,000 since its release July 28 through an exclusive 360-degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony corporation. Everything Now has also debuted at #1 on the UK album chart.

For that Chicago date, Arcade Fire has added The Breeders as their support act, while Wolf Parade has been called upon for support on the tour’s September 5 North American opener at Centre Videotron in Quebec City, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band will support September 17 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Check out the Infinite Content Tour updates below. Continue Reading

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POD Giveaway: Pretty Lights Live at Huntington Bank Pavilion

posted by Alberto August 3, 2017

Pretty Lights is headlining the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in a few weeks and the good folks over at React have given us a pair of passes to give away. Pretty Lights is being joined by Big Wild, The Soul Rebels, Maddy O’Neal, The Floozies, Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts and Clozee at the two day event going down on August 18th + 19th. Single day and two day passes to see Pretty Lights live can be found HERE. To learn how to win a pair of passes, see instructions below. Good luck!

Follow React on Instagram

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Once you follow both accounts, send events@pursuitofdopeness.com an email letting us know what your favorite Pretty Lights song is. A random winner will be selected on August 10th.

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The Killers Share New Song “Run for Cover” + Announce 2018 Tour

posted by Oscar July 28, 2017

The Killers have delivered two bits of news today, with the band sharing a new track and announcing a new North American tour. Brandon Flowers and crew’s latest cut from forthcoming album Wonderful, Wonderful (September 22) is titled “Run For Cover.”

The band will tour in support of the new album, kicking things off in Toronto, ON, Canada on January 5 and will finish off about a month later on February 6 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Check out the new song and tour dates below. Continue Reading