Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Local Bands to Light Up North Coast This Weekend

Now in its 4th year, the North Coast Music Festival has always striven to bring the worlds of hip-hop, electronic music, jam bands and indie rock together for a three-day bash at Chicago's Union Park. As always, Chicago's music scene is well-represented in the mix. Here are some highlights:

The Heard (4PM on the North Stage, Friday 8/30): Instrumental funk done right by a group that has been wowing local audiences weekly at Alive One as well as smaller fests all summer.

ProbCause (7PM on the Tent Stage, Friday 8/30): Real Chicago hip-hop that touches on classic R&B and the cutting edge of dubstep.

Future Rock (5:30PM on the North Stage, Saturday 8/31) : Electronic rock with a proven track record at NCMF; fans of Daft Punk and DFA Records will be well-served.

On an On (9PM on the Dos Equis Stage, Saturday 8/31):  Chicago shares this much buzzed-about trio with Minneapolis, but their mix of electro, ambient and synth-pop is infectious. 

Gemini Club (3PM on the Dos Equis Stage, Sunday 9/1): Dapper dudes, producers, remixers, DJs; a club that you want to belong to. 

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound (9PM on the Dos Equis Stage, Sunday 9/1): Chicago post-punk soul with two Bloodshot Records in the can; maybe the only local band that can go head-to-head with co-headliners Wu Tang Clan and Lotus. 

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