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Manic Focus & The Floozies North Coast Music Festival After Party Ticket Giveaway

Chicago Music Festivals teamed up with Manic Focus to giveaway a pair of tickets to the official North Coast Music Festival After Party at Concord Music Hall on August 31st. To enter go to our facebook page or instagram @chicagomusicfestivals, The winner will be announced on Friday 8/29 at 12PM.
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The Boulevard Festival this weekend in Logan Square!


The Boulevard is a classic Chicago event that is as diverse as the neighborhood itʼs located in. Logan Square, the backdrop for The Boulevard, is a historic Chicago neighborhood filled with beautiful century-old mansions and packed with culinary gems.
Bands on our two stage festival are an eclectic batch of some of Chicago’s hippest bands. Our line-up is one not to miss this summer. Chicago’s favorite independent promoters, Silver Wrapper, have curated one of the stages that will feature incredible talent throughout the weekend.
This event doesn’t only differ in talent. We carefully select some delicious craft beers… some that aren’t typically offered at other street festivals… YES!
A portion of the proceeds benefit the mission and outreach of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square, active community member for over 100 years. Festival entry is a $5 suggested donation.

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Upcoming events August – Decemeber

Chicago has some amazing events coming up. Here is a list of our favorite events from August through December. Mark your calendars and we hope to see you all at Summer Set Music Festival this weekend!

08/15    SSMF 2014 CAMPING
10/23    SBTRKT – THE RIV
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Dillon Francis Announces 'Friends Rule Tour’

Dillon Francis has announced a massive headlining tour to begin this fall. The Friends Rule Tour will kick off November 17 in Nashville, TN and stop in major cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping with a headline date at Brooklyn’s famed Barclays Center. Tickets will be on sale beginning at 10AM local time on Saturday, August 16. For ticket and on sale info please visit See full list of tour dates below.
Dillon is touring in support of his highly anticipated debut album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule, to be released on October 28 via Columbia Records. The album is available to pre-order now HERE and features collaborations with artists including DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Twista, Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie, The Presets and Major Lazer, among others. Pre-orders include instant downloads of album tracks “When We Were Young” and “Get Low,” with additional tracks becoming available to pre-ordering fans leading up to the album’s release.
“Get Low,” Dillon’s track with DJ Snake, was recently featured on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance and has already surpassed 3.5 million plays on SoundCloud, while the official “Get Low” video has amassed nearly 4.5 million views. Meanwhile, “When We Were Young,” Dillon’s collaboration with Sultan + Ned Shepard featuring Chain Gang of 1974, was recently added at Sirius BPM.

Dillon has received much praise for his live show from critics and fans alike, with Billboard observing he “played to what was likely the weekend’s largest crowd” at Los Angeles’ recent HARD Summer. After his set at Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas Weekly declared him “your next superstar DJ” and noted that the crowd “appeared to equal the tens of thousands who caught Diplo at the same stage two nights previous.” The upcoming tour, which will feature all new production, follows a stint on the Mad Decent Block Party.
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8/15 Montreal, Canada Parc Jean Drapeau
8/16 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook – Mad Decent Block Party
8/17 Las Vegas, NV Encore Beach – Mad Decent Block Party
8/22 Las Vegas, NV Surrender Nightclub
8/29 New Orleans, LA Mardi Gras World – Mad Decent Block Party
8/30 New Braunfels, TX Whitewater Music Amp – Mad Decent Block Party
8/31 Dallas, TX Club Zouk – Mad Decent Block Party
9/5 Calgary, Canada Millennium Park – Mad Decent Block Party
9/19 Berkeley, CA Greek UC Berkeley – Mad Decent Block Party
9/20 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater – Mad Decent Block Party
9/21 Vancouver, Canada ONE Amphitheater – Mad Decent Block Party
9/27 Fairburn, GA TomorrowWorld
11/12 Miami, FL Norwegian Pearl Ship – Mad Decent Block Party
11/17 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works**
11/19 Asheville, NC Orange Peel**
11/20 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore**
11/21 Washington, DC Echo Stage**
11/22 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live**
11/25 Wallingford, CT Dome at Oakdale**
11/26 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory**
11/28 Boston, MA House of Blues**
12/1 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall**
12/5 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom**
12/6 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre**
12/9 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre**
12/10 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland**
12/12 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center**
12/13 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue**
12/18 Oakland, CA Fox Theater**
12/21 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium**
1/16 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center**

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The 5th Annual North Coast Music Festival

The 5th Annual North Coast Music Festival is thrilled to announce the single day lineups for the 2014 edition of the festival! Single day tickets are on sale now exclusively at 3-day passes are almost sold out so buy your tickets this week! We look forward to covering North Coast Music Festival this year and we hope to see you all there!

Action Bronson | Chet Faker | Keys N Krates | Lettuce | Papadosio
Showtek | Washed Out | What So Not | W&W
BADBADNOTGOOD | Chris V | Hexes Kryal x Banko
Mighty Thor & Why B | Orchard Lounge | Prob Cause | Sun Stereo
Adventure Club | BoomBox | Break Science | Cashmere Cat | Future Islands
Future Rock | Little Dragon | Grandtheft | J Phlip | the Nth Power
Talib Kweli | Thibault
Alex Wiley | Altered Tapes (Maker & Trew) | Dopapod | Ghosthouse
M4sonic | Milk n Cookies | The Motet | My Boy Elroy | Savant
Thrift Works | The Trap House | Wyllys | Zebo


Auto Body | Dr. Dog | Cosby Sweater | Emancipator Ensemble | Hilltop Hoods | Griz
The Floozies | Midnight Conspiracy | The New Deal | Ookay | Porn and Chicken
Riff Raff | Slightly Stoopid | Wild Belle | Wolfgang Gartner
Youngblood Brass Band | Wick It the Instagator
Attak | Bisharat | Modern Measure | Muzzy | NORdjs
Redux DJS | Saba | Zaramella


Friday, August 29th
Lettuce | BADBADNOTGOOD – Concord Music Hall | 18+
Future Rock | Orchard Lounge – House of Blues | 18+
What So Not | DJ Funk | Zebo – The Mid | 21+
Keys N Krates | PHNM – Bottom Lounge | 18+
Saturday, August 30th
Nicky Romero | Nathan Scott – The Mid | 21+
Adventure Club | Milk N Cookies – Bottom Lounge | 18+
FiyaWerks Boat Party w/ Talib Kweli & More – 18+
The New Deal | Cosby Sweater | Autobody – Concord | 18+
Chicago Afrobeat Project w/ Tony Allen – Double Door | 21+
Prob Cause | Itylyon | Ghosthouse – Schubas | 18+
Grandtheft | Midnight Conspiracy – Evil Olive | 21+
Sunday, August 31st
STS9 – House of Blues | 18+
Dada Life – The Mid | 21+
MK | Kevin Saunderson | J.Phlip – Transit | 21+
Ookay | Wick It the Instagator – Bottom Lounge |18+
The Nth Power | Van Ghost – City Winery | 21+
Monday, September 1st
NCMF Closing Party w/ Porn and Chicken – EvilOlive | 21+
Tickets for the official North Coast Music Festival after parties are on sale now. For a complete list of shows, please head here.

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Dillon Francis + Sultan & Ned Shepard – When We Were Young Feat. The Chain Gang Of 1974

The star power surrounding Mad Decent producer extraordinaire Dillon Francis continues to rise as the news of his highly anticipated debut studio album Money Sucks, Friends Rule has now received an official release along with a brand new single for your audible pleasure! Dillon teamed up with producer duo Sultan & Ned Shepard for the albums first single “When We Were Young”, a song that showcases a progressive house vibe with snippets of electro synths and an indie element provided by the vocals from The Chain Gang of 1974. The track shows another side to Dillon’s production that makes the wait for October 28th debut album even more of a struggle. Stream the track below and pre-order the album now via iTunes. Enjoy! – See more at: