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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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Caleb James – “Yellow Light”

posted by Oscar August 21, 2017

Caleb James returns with new track “Yellow Light,” an ode to chilling and partying in Chicago under the lights of our signature hue.

The song is a funky jam produced by his dad Steve “Stone” Huff, giving you this dope early 90s Hip Hop vibe. Check it out below and make sure to add this to the soundtrack for your next fefe. Continue Reading

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End Of Summer Playlist: For You & ‘Bae’

posted by Tali August 20, 2017

(Image credit to: Yesenia Del Toro)

Unfortunately, summer’s almost over for many of us, so here’s a playlist I put together to get your mind off the books for a little while longer.

The playlist features a lot of new songs to emerge recently like Knox Fortune’s track, ‘Lil Thing,’ and ‘LE FEMME NIKITA’ by LOREN. And what is a summer bae playlist without including one of my current favorite artists, Omar Apollo?!

To match the vibe, I included a variety of soulful and melodic vocalists, many well-known and may that should be known. With a couple of talented producers in the mix, it’s the perfect start to your day or ride to the beach. Needless to say, this playlist is filled with undeniable talent at the disposal of you and yours.

So, kick back and enjoy the last moments of what summer is with whomever it is you will.

It’s been mad real, Summer 2017.

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Kaytranada Remixes Gorillaz’s “Strobelite”

posted by Oscar August 19, 2017

Kaytranada has unleashed his remix of “Strobelite,” by Gorillaz and featuring Peven Everett. This new cut of the Humanz song brings down the pace and vibrancy, taking a more chill and spaced-out route that will make you feel like you’re floating. Definitely a dope reimagining from the Canadian producer.

Hear it below. Continue Reading

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Listen to The Trials and Tribulations of Living in a “World Of Dreams” by Ridgio

posted by Alejandro Hernandez August 18, 2017

Local rapper Ridgio just dropped a new project, and it’s sure to be one of the most pleasantly soulful things you’ll here all week. World Of Dreams is a smooth product, with each track seamlessly transitioning into the next. Ridgio bears his soul and makes himself vulnerable on almost every song, which is a refreshing change of pace in an era where much of the most popular rap music tends to be more braggadocious.

Much of the project focuses on the theme of what it means to chase after your ambitions while also staying true to yourself, which can be a tremendous struggle.  Stand out track “Best Of Me” captures this theme perfectly in the hook, which includes the lines, “I know the world can get the best of me/Why these n—s testin’ me?” It’s a wonderfully simple track with one verse sandwiched between two hooks, and it gives the listener ample time to reflect on their own trials and tribulations of getting where they want to be.

The production for much of the project follows a traditional boom-bap and soulful style which compliments perfectly with Ridgio’s raps, which are exceptional. Ridgio acknowledges early on in Passion & Dreams, that he’s just like any other person trying to figure it out their place in the world, mistakes and all, especially on “I Ain’t Perfect,” which is him truly exposing his struggles (“I’m trying to live forever but my time short/The devil keep trying talk to me, ain’t got time for it”). However, as World Of Dreams progresses, each track noticeably gets more and more upbeat and the closing track, “I’m Just A Man,” is the perfect culmination of it all.

“I’m Just a Man” comes off as him accepting that fact with genuine bliss, with lines (“I fell in love in the challenges?And Climbed right on top of them” and “I know I’m just a man/and I’m just chilling with my friends trying to figure out a plan. Coupled along with a beautiful soul sample and the accompanying music video, it’s almost impossible to not smile while listening to the most feel-good track of a feel-good project.

Make sure to support upcoming local talent and listen to World Of Dreams below:

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Joseph Chilliams feat. Noname and Supa Bwe – “Kale”

posted by Oscar August 17, 2017

Joseph Chilliams has combined forces with fellow Chi dope stars Noname and Supa Bwe on new track “Kale,” his latest cut from forthcoming project Henry Church.

Chilliams sets the tone with a hook and bars, while his guest stars help him complete the dope song. Noname drops wisdom on her verse and Supa (Supaaaaa!) impacts the beat with full force when it’s his turn on the mic.

Hear “Kale” below. Continue Reading

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Queens Of The Stone Age Share Video for “The Way You Used To Do”

posted by Oscar August 16, 2017

Queens Of The Stone Age have released their new music video for their sexy, danceable lead track “The Way You Used To Do.” The visual was conceived by QOTSA leader Joshua Homme and it was directed by Jonas Akerlund and produced by Serial Pictures. The video starts off in black and white as the band is jamming together in a small room, until Homme bursts through to another side where things come into color, wardrobe changes liven things up, and the frontman even delivers a stupendous dancing performance.

QOTSA’s seventh album, Villains, arrives August 25th on Matador Records. The album is available now for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/Villains.

Check out the clip above and see below for the band’s 2017 tour dates. Continue Reading

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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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Watch Femdot Display His Handles in “kola’sinterlude” Music Video

posted by Alejandro Hernandez August 15, 2017

Chicago rapper Femdot. dropped a new music video last night for his song “kola’sinterlude” from his 20/20hour mixtape. Durag Dilla has just been having fun with it since his mixtape dropped, and this video is reflective of just that with him showing off his sweet handles and smooth jumper.

It’s a short and fun video, much like the song itself which just features Fem dropping bars over mellow boom-bap beat. Clocking in at just shy of a minute and half, make sure to squeeze in the video in your schedule to see one of Chicago’s best young rappers display both his skills on the court and on wax.

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POD Giveaway: Win A Pair of Tickets To NCMF 2017

posted by Alberto August 15, 2017

It’s that time of the year again! The annual North Coast Music Festival is only a few weeks away and you have a chance to win passes to see Gucci Mane, Big Boi, Post Malone, Skepta, The Cool Kids and many more acts. Along with all those awesome acts, NCMF is showing love to local acts by adding yet another stage to the fest. The lineup for that stage can be seen below. Tickets for NCMF are still available HERE.

To enter the official POD x NCMF giveaway, follow instructions below:

Follow React on Instagram

Follow POD on Instagram

Once you follow both accounts, send events@pursuitofdopeness.com an email letting us know what local acts you’re looking forward to seeing or any you would like to see on the lineup next year. Good luck! Contest ends Friday (8/18).

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