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North Coast Music Festival - Day 2 - 8/31/2013
North Coast Music Festival - Day 2 - 8/31/2013

North Coast Music Festival 2013 continued on Saturday (8/31) with sets from On An On, Flatbush Zombies, El Ten Eleven, and many more acts. You've already seen pictures from Day 1 of NCMF 2013 and a selection of shots from Day 2 are in this post. More below...

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North Coast Music Festival 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
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As discussed, the 2013 North Coast Music Festival goes down this coming weekend (Friday, 8/30 - Sunday, 9/1) in Chicago's Union Park. Its lineup features Wu-Tang Clan (performing 36 Chambers in its entirety!), Passion Pit, AlunaGeorge, Nas, Danny Brown, Purity Ring, On An On, and many more. You can check out the lineups-by-day // set times HERE.

VIP festival passes and single-day tickets are still available. General admission three-day passes are long sold-out, but we've got a couple of pairs to give away! Details on how to enter to win can be found below...

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North Coast Music Festival 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
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As discussed, North Coast Music Festival 2013 is slated to take place in Union Park from August 30 - September 1. The fest, featuring Wu-Tang Clan, Passion Pit, AlunaGeorge, Nas, Danny Brown, Purity Ring, On An On, and more, have now revealed set times for the three days of madness. They've got five-stages -- Coast Stage, North Stage, Last Stand Stage, Dos Equis Stage, and The Tent Stage -- and you can check out who will be performing on which at the bottom of this post.

Three-day passes are now sold out, but three-day VIP and single-day tickets are still available.

The NCMF 2013 set times are below...

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On An On @ Lincoln Hall for TNK 2013 (more by Zach Pollack)
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As discussed, the 2013 North Coast Music Festival is set to take place from August 30 - September 1 in Chicago's Union Park (where the Pitchfork Music Fest just wrapped up). Their lineup includes Wu-Tang Clan performing Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in full, Purity Ring, AlunaGeorge, Nas, On An On, Danny Brown, and many more acts. You can check out the daily lineups at the bottom of this post. Three-day passes and single-day tickets are still available.

NCMF 2013 have also announced a slew of festival aftershows, at venues throughout the city. We already told you about AlunaGeorge's August 30 show at the brand new Concord Music Hall, but here are many more late-night events you might want to check out:

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
NCMF Pre-Party with Vicetone @ the Mid

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Laidback Luke w/ Clockwork, French Fries @ the Mid
AlunaGeorge (Live) w/ Passion Pit DJs, Capital Cities DJ Set @ Concord Music Hall
Paper Diamond w/ more TBA @ House of Blues
Ghosthouse (Live) w/ Porn And Chicken @ Cobra Lounge
Just Blaze w/ DJ Intel & more TBA @ Bottom Lounge
On An On w/ Supreme Cuts, The Drum @ Lincoln Hall

Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Afrojack w/ Dean Cohen @ the Mid
The Disco Biscuits @ Concord Music Hall
Rebelution w/ Ojo de Buey @ House of Blues
Skream w/ Thibault @ Bottom Lounge
Bondax w/ Redux DJs, Equator Club @ Cobra Lounge
Cherub (Live) & Poolside (DJ Set) @ City Winery

Sunday, September 1st, 2013
A-Trak @ the Mid
Datsik w/ Terravita, Protohype, Must Die! @ House of Blues
Lotus & Future Rock - Concord Music Hall
Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/ Van Ghost @ Bottom Lounge
El Ten Eleven & Orchard Lounge @ Lincoln Hall
Cajmere w/ Special Guests @ Transit
TBA @ Cobra Lounge

Tickets for all aftershows (linked up above) are on sale now.

Daily lineups for NCMF 2013 can be found below...

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The 2013 Pygmalion Music Festival is slated to take place from September 26-28 at various venues throughout Champaign-Urbana, IL. Their initial lineup features The Breeders, Youth Lagoon, Major Lazer, Chance the Rapper, Foxygen, Daughter, Perfume Genius, Metz, On An On, Nat Baldwin, and many more, with a second artist announcement due in June. Three-day festival passes go on sale TODAY (Tuesday, May 7) at noon CST.

PMF 2013's initial lineup can be found below...

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Wu-Tang Clan @ Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
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North Coast Music Festival 2013 is set to take place from August 30 - September 1 in Chicago's Union Park. Their initial lineup features Wu-Tang Clan performing Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in full, Nas, Purity Ring, AlunaGeorge, On An On, Flatbush Zombies, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, and many more. Three-day passes (general admission & VIP) for the fest are on sale now. Stay tuned for the second wave of artists to be announced.

The current NCMF 2013 lineup is below...

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photos by Sara Pieper

JC Brooks & Ume at BV Chicago // Epitonic SXSW -- 3.13.2013
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound
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Last week down at SXSW in Austin, TX, we teamed up with Epitonic to throw a free, two stage day party at adjoining venues Swan Dive and Barbarella Patio on Wednesday, March 13. The day kicked off with sets from Chicago's Many Places and NYC's folky The End of America, and was co-headlined by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound and Generationals. In between, The Besnard Lakes, Ume, All Eyes West, Twin Peaks, On An On, Eric Pulido (of Midlake), WHY?, Minor Characters, Mister Lies, Autumn Owls, Mahogany, and Tango in the Attic all performed.

In addition to the music, our sponsors Redken were passing out bottles of their Clean Brew Extra Cleansing Shampoo, which helped to keep us smelling great all week long.

BV Chicago photographer Sara Pieper was on the scene and was able to grab pictures of all bands from the late afternoon on. More of her photos can be found below...

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We're excited to announce that BV Chicago will be returning to SXSW this year! We have teamed up with Epitonic to bring you a FREE unofficial two stage day party at Swan Dive and Barbarella Patio (615 Red River Street) on Wednesday, March 13 from noon - 6PM. The outdoor Barbarella Patio stage will feature Chicago-based acts, while the indoor Swan Dive stage boasts an international lineup.

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound will headline the Barbarella Patio stage, along with support from All Eyes West, Twin Peaks, On An On, Minor Characters, Mister Lies, Mahogany, and Many Places. Attendees will be able to move freely between the patio and Swan Dive, which will house Generationals, The Besnard Lakes, Ume, Eric Pulido (of Midlake), WHY?, Autumn Owls, Tango in the Attic, and The End of America throughout the day.

It'll look like this:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - BV Chicago Stage at Barbarella Patio
12:00PM - Many Places
12:45PM - Mahogany
01:30PM - Mister Lies
02:15PM - Minor Characters
03:00PM - On An On
03:45PM - Twin Peaks
04:30PM - All Eyes West
05:15PM - JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - Epitonic // 1-Up PR Stage at Swan Dive
12:00PM - The End of America
12:45PM - Tango in the Attic
01:30PM - Autumn Owls
02:15PM - WHY?
03:00PM - Eric Pulido (of Midlake)
03:45PM - Ume
04:30PM - The Besnard Lakes
05:15PM - Generationals

Admission to Swan Dive // Barbarella Patio is 100% FREE and no badges/wristbands are required. There IS a 21+ age restriction though, sorry about that!

Thanks to our sponsors Redken for making this party possible. They'll be giving out free samples of their products throughout the day. More free stuff is TBA.

And stay tuned for the announcement of BrooklynVegan's day parties and showcases!

photos by Zach Pollack, words by Ben Wilkes

Jessie Ware @ Lincoln Hall on 1.20.2013
Jessie Ware

Despite bone-chilling temperatures on Sunday night (1/20), Jessie Ware sold-out Lincoln Hall for her Chicago debut and delicately positioned the cherry on top of Tomorrow Never Knows 2013. Ware brought broad smiles to chapped lips and smooth steps to shrunken joints as she emerged from swaths of thick blue smoke to deliver "Devotion" as the opener to a set that made me question whether listening to her recordings again could ever do her stunning voice justice.

As conversational with the crowd as I have ever seen an artist, Ware delivered graceful banter and open storytelling with her endearing British accent and phrases (she described Lincoln Hall as "swish"). Ware told us about getting her nails done earlier that day, about how "Taking in Water," though oft overlooked, is one of her favorite songs to perform because it's about her little brother, and at one pause exclaimed, "There are so many blokes in here! Where are all my girls?"

This has certainly been an overwhelmingly exciting year for Ware, but she didn't hesitate to offer sincere details on the news we've been anxiously reading about her budding career. She apologized for the difficulty of accessing her music online--lamenting Devotion being taken off iTunes--and informed us that Questlove's fro smells like the loveliest of incenses. Caught up in nervous giggles during the first verse of "What You Won't Do For Love," Ware gives us hope that a genuine, grateful pop star can succeed in the cutthroat music business. The audience was more than willing to wait for her to compose herself; it almost made closing our eyes and mouthing the words more enjoyable.

Ware's band was as remarkable as the diva herself, providing exceedingly tight soul grooves and tearing through "Wildest Moments," "Running," "Sweet Talk," and "110%" with enviable precision. Ware's crew is a studied, fluid operation. Jessie Ware was humble, passionate, and one of the best live voices I've heard in a while. The faces of fans in the crowd gave me faith that she'll stick around; Ware can't resist keeping them smiling.

On An On, Mister Lies, and DJ Kriz Baronia opened the show, and a set of pictures from the night are in this post. More below...

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We've been talking New Year's Eve for quite some time, and since the world didn't end last week, all the great shows and parties we told you about are still happening.

Refresh your memory below...

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"The Screaming Eagle of Soul" himself, Charles Bradley, will be visiting Chicago for a two-night stand at Lincoln Hall on December 30 & 31. Advance tickets are still available for both shows, and though his New Year's Eve performance will cost you twice as much as the 30th, you'll receive complimentary drink tickets, appetizers, and a Daptone Records drop card for a free digital sampler.

Speaking of Lincoln Hall, their sister venue Schubas will be hosting Maps & Atlases on December 30 & 31. Gypsyblood will act as main support on the 30th, Santah will open the show on New Year's Eve, and advance tickets for both shows are still available. There's also a two-show pass for sale.

Screeching Weasel are celebrating their 27th anniversary with a two-night run at Reggie's on December 30th & 31st. Though Night 1 (with The Queers, The Manges, and Vatican Junkies) is sold out, advance tickets for Night 2 (with The Queers, The Manges, and They Stay Dead) are still available.

Local H are playing the Beat Kitchen on December 30 (with State & Madison) & 31 (with All Eyes West). Their NYE show is sold out, but tickets are still available for their 12/30 performance.

Tilly and the Wall are yet another act that will be playing two Chicago shows during New Year's Eve weekend. You'll be able to find them at Subterranean on December 30 (with California Wives) & 31 (with My Gold Mask and DJ CC Rider). Advance tickets for both shows are still available.

Butch Walker and Dick Prall are also playing two nights in Chicago. They'll appear at the Double Door on December 30 and at the Bottom Lounge on December 31. Both shows are sold out.

The Eternals will be performing "the Espiritu Zombi Suite," a piece written for a larger group-version of the band, at the Hideout on New Year's Eve. As discussed, core members Damon Locks, Wayne Montana, and Areif Sless-Kitain will be joined by six additional musicians on vibes, coronet, flute, saxophone, and more. Chandeliers will act as main support and will also play a DJ set around midnight. Advance tickets are still available.

"The Queen of Rockabilly," Wanda Jackson, will be headlining the Double Door on New Year's Eve. JD Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers, Burlesque le' Moustache, and Soul Summit DJs will open the show. Advance tickets are still available.

Alejandro Escovedo and his band The Sensitive Boys are set to play SPACE in Evanston, IL on New Year's Eve. Nicholas Tremulis will open the show, and advance tickets are still available.

Naked Raygun and The Dwarves are playing the Cobra Lounge on New Year's Eve. Though advance tickets are sold out, there may be a small amount available for purchase at the door.

Denton, TX's The Marked Men are playing the Empty Bottle on December 31 with Bad Sports and Terrible Twos (tickets). As discussed, Marked Men side project Mind Spiders are playing the Bottle on December 29 with The Novice and Dumpster Babies (tickets).

Speaking of the Empty Bottle, they're also presenting Mucca Pazza, White Mystery, and Jon Drake & the Shakes at the Logan Square Auditorium on New Year's Eve (tickets). They're also doing "New Year's Eve: Two Thousand Turnteen" with The Hood Internet, Moon Boots, Only Children, and DJ Esquire at Beauty Bar (tickets).

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound are set to play the final show of 2012 at Mayne Stage on December 31. Advance tickets for that show are still available.

The Airborne Toxic Event and On An On play Metro on New Year's Eve. Tickets are still available, and don't forget: Neurosis, Bloodiest, and The Atlas Moth play the venue on December 30 (tickets).

Magic Milk, Rabble Rabble, Vamos, Kodiak Farm Boys, The Electric Dollhouse Groove Buggy, Don't Forget Your Dinosaur, and The Sueves are ALL set to play Quenchers on New Year's Eve. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Outer Minds, The Hello Hello, and Absolutely Not will be performing at The Burlington on December 31.

South Loop dive bar Cal's are closing on New Year's Day. They'll be throwing a farewell // New Year's Eve show, featuring performances by Mercy Mercy, Demerits, and Larroquettes.

Hannibal Buress is playing three shows at Zanies on New Year's Eve. Advance tickets for his three NYE shows in Chicago are sold out, but the Zanies box office might be holding onto some.

Perhaps you're looking for something a bit more electronic? Porter Robinson is coming to Chicago for a two-night stand at the Congress on December 30 & 31. Hardwell and Deniz Koyu will act as main support on the 30th, and Mat Zo and The M Machine will open the show on the 31. Advance tickets for both nights are still available. Paul Oakenfold is also playing Castle Nightclub (tickets).

ALSO: You'll be able to ride the CTA from 10PM - 4AM on New Year's Eve for 1¢. For more information on how that works visit the CTA's website.

What did we miss?

Heading to Austin or New York? We also have a list of shows that are happening in both of those cities.

Happy (almost) New Year!

Perfume Genius @ Schubas in April (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
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* Niki & The Dove, On An On @ Schubas
* Jens Lekman, Taken By Trees @ Lincoln Hall
* Chain and the Gang, Outer Minds @ The Burlington
* Perfume Genius, Dusted @ Logan Square Auditorium
* Adventures in Modern Music @ Empty Bottle (Night 1)
* Exitmusic, Brontosaurus, Tiny Fireflies @ Subterranean
* CSTVT, Hop Along, My Dad, Jerkface @ Swerp Mansion
* Gossip, Magic Mouth, Bonnie Montgomery @ Bottom Lounge
* Brother Ali, Homeboy Sandman, DJ Sosa, The Reminders @ Metro

Perfume Genius and Dusted play a seated show at the Logan Square Auditorium tonight. If you'd like to stand up at a show (or maybe even dance a bit), Niki & The Dove headline Schubas. On An On, who are former members of Scattered Trees, kick off the night.

Chain and the Gang play The Burlington with Outer Minds.

Hop Along hit Swerp Mansion tonight with CSTVT, My Dad, and Jerkface.

The Adventures in Modern Music festival begins at the Empty Bottle tonight with performances by Nguzunguzu, R. Stevie Moore, Sao Paulo Underground, and Christina Vantzou.

Kendrick Lamar played "Swimming Pools (Drank)" on Fallon last night, with a little help from The Roots. Check out the clip below.

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