Video: North Coast Music Festival 2014 Recap

Also known as “Summers Last Stand”, North Coast Music Festival takes place in Chicago’s Union Park every year during Labor Day Weekend. This year was the festivals 5 year anniversary, and React Presents, the promoter behind NCMF and Spring Awakening, pulled out all the stops. NCMF expanded the festivals grounds and welcomed more “Coasties” than ever before. Saturday and Sunday were completely sold out, with over 58,000 people in attendance over the course of the weekend. The festival welcomed artists and fans from all over the world; North Coast prides itself in being one of Chicago’s most unique festivals, just take a look at that lineup.

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The 10 Most Anticipated Halloween 2014 Shows

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Halloween is definitely an underrated holiday. As a kid, you probably enjoyed everything about it from the candy to trick-or-treating. Now, most of us probably are over that phase. If you’re still a trick-or-treater, no shame in that.

For dance music fans, tons of promoters are stepping up to the plate to make sure that their show is the best. There also seems to be a trend recently where these promoters are tacking on a November 1 show to make the weekend that much more epic.

With our ranking, we’ve taken a few things into consideration: Lineup, production, ticket costs, and “wow” factor. What do we mean by “wow” factor? Well, some festivals came with insane trailers and other elements to hype up the event. These qualities definitely helped. So, are you curious to see if your local Halloween show makes our top 10 list? Read more to find out!

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Event: Dia De Los Muertos 2014 – The Glitch Mob, The M Machine, Chrome Sparks @ The Hammerstein Ballroom (Nov. 1)

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The Glitch Mob is coming to New York City and is doing so with a bang. The Glitch Mob is trio always on the edge of innovating new sounds and new styles in dance music. They’re able to create sounds popular amongst dance music fans without the common, festival house route.

With their music, they create a story. And with their most recent release, “Love Death Immortality, they successfully do just that. Dia De Los Muertos 2014 is a date within their tour where they will showcase the epic story to fans all around. Alongside their performance, they will also bring along some friends: The M Machine and Chrome Sparks. Get ready because this night will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

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Review: “Foam N’ Glow ft. Waka Flocka Flame & Party Favor” in Albany, NY [10/11/12]

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On Saturday, October 11th we arrived at The Armory in Albany, NY for Foam N’ Glow. If your not familiar with the tour, they are the ‘Worlds Largest Foam Party’, who bring in some of the music industry’s top talent to party in the foam. This show was no different with Waka Flocka Flame, and Party Favor booked as the headlining acts.

It was a little after 9:30PM when we finally made it through the security line, a line that was huge for males compared to the barely existent female line. Upon entering the venue, we found an almost full venue of people who were turning up to Party Favor, who was already about 10 minutes into his set at that time.

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The String Cheese Incident’s Suwannee Hulaween [Oct. 31st - Nov. 2nd in Live Oak, FL]

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In a week all music fans should find themselves ready to embrace a full Halloween’s Night of music. Whether you’re on the west coast, east coast, or somewhere between, infant of a small venue or a massive one, it’s gonna be a fun night. The String Cheese Incident introduces Suwannee Hulaween for the second year to bring a huge line-up to Live Oak, Florida.  Just from the poster alone, you can tell it’s a 3 day festival based on spiritual, artistic, and of course musical, magnificence. Need more convincing? Here’s a teaser trailer to highlight this unique event. Definitely different from what we usually post but good music is all about variety.

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Event: Future Music Festival [Touring Austrailia - Summer 2015]

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Now before you get mad that I’m covering an event all the way across the Pacific, chill. It’s all relative and who knows, maybe you’re planning to go abroad or just saying fuck it and end up over there next summer. Basically, if you are ‘down under’. Go to one of these shows. And that’s the part that’s unique; this festival tours nationwide!

Future Music Festival landed tons of great names for the first round of their line-up release. Not only are there some great headliners, but I think the gems are in the smaller print. Artists like Gorgon City, Klingande, and Robin Schulz should be a treat to see. Obviously Australia is going to swarm to these shows to see Drake for the first time but for just a piece of their line-up, this is pretty impressive.

Lots of love to the native artists too. Make sure to skim their website for all the info such as dates and locations. Watch the announcement video here.

Tickets On Sale October 30th

Video: Summer Set Festival 2014 Aftermovie

While Western Wisconsin may not strike you as party central, from what I can see, I might have second thoughts on what I was doing this past summer. Summer Set Music & Camping Festival is fairly new to the music scene. Judging by the aftermovie, there was no short supply of fun. Thought the video provided some good music and the first half is just all groove. Check it out and if you’re in the area next year, might be a good choice. The line-up was serious.

Summer Set will be back for 2015 and you can do a survey to enter to win 4 passes to next year here.

Summer Set Festival Official Website  |  Festival Photos