Summer Camp 2016 First Round Line Up Announced

Recently Summer Camp Music Festival has announced their first round of artists taking the stage for 2016. Musical performances include; 3 days of Moe, 3 days Umphrey’s Mcgee, Thievery Corporation, STS9, Lettuce, Shiba San, and many more. Summer Camp is located at Three Sister’s Park in Chillicothe, IL and held annually on Memorial Day weekend of May 27, 28, and the 29th. Although the early bird special has been sold out; there are many chances to snag tickets in time to attend this life changing 3 day music festival.
Summer Camp is well known for its wide array of musical acts from many ground breaking jam bands to the most epic DJs; mixing raw music into the ever changing electronic age. Seven stages are sprawled out from one end of the camp to the next; each offering their own unique musical interpretations. But no matter what scene you find yourself in; its guaranteed to invite you into the fun.
Upon entry you will notice a forest to your immediate left where festival goes have set up camp. Here you can make yourself right at home within the endless tents adorned with colorful bohemian tapestry. The forest mirrors a working city within a city and upon nightfall it transforms into a whole new world when it is lit in neon from tree to tree. The walk ways fill with attendees sporting dreads and paisley printed harem pants as the faint sounds of gypsy belts jingle throughout the festival. Scampers are free to explore and make their way through the grounds discovering that each and every festie goer has something to offer the making of this great fest.
Vendors set up shop with all sorts of gear imaginable such as hats, shirts, booty shorts, hoodies and along with a defining wave of geometric art. The most amazing part about these vendors is that they are all small ran businesses that were born from the creators of their art itself.
The camp ground of course also offers shops that include the absolute essentials such as; sunscreen, deodorant, aspirin, any first aid (if needed), merchandise, and more. They also have many delicious food vendors and best of all beer.
Other than music, Summer Camp will also be holding kid friendly activities, nonprofit outreach, art shows, greening and humanities education, musician workshops, and friendly competitions of field day activities.
With over 100+ bands playing on seven stages; Summer Camp Music Festival is a must for any music lover. The breath taking stage set ups, scenery, and the friendly companionship of your fellow “Scampers” will virtually teleport you into the center of this transformational music.
For more information about line up and tickets please visit their website, Summer Camp Music Festivalscamp

Events Festivals

Lightning in a Bottle Drops Massive Lineup


The moment you have all been waiting for, here it is the 2016 Lightning in a Bottle Lineup!

This years headliners includes Chet Faker, Grimes, Jamie xx, Moderat, Apparat, Four Tet, Cashmere Cat, and Big Gigantic!

With additional support from Mija, Mr. Carmack, electro-circus troupe Lucent Dossier Experience, Haywyre, Lee Burridge, and Lane 8.

Check out the full lineup below

Passes for LIB 2016 are already 50% sold out. Tickets are available via the Lightning in a Bottle website – be sure to grab yours soon as Do LaB expects LIB 2016 to sell out ahead of schedule.

General Admission 4-day tickets are $270 with the additional Early Arrival Pass add-on for $75. Lightning in a Bottle is also offering a 4-Payment Layaway Plan for tickets until February 15.
RSVP on the LIB Facebook Event Page and be sure to stay in the loop with upcoming Do LaB news by signing up for the LIB newsletter. See you there!

Full Lineup

Lightning Stage: Chet Faker, Grimes, Jamie xx, Big Gigantic, Lucent Dossier Experience, Moderat, Ibeyi, Emancipator Ensemble, Nahko & Medicine for the People, William Close & The Earth Harp Collective, Alina Baraz, Hundred Waters, Tourist, Marian Hill, Rubblebucket, Raury, The Russ Liquid Test, Elderbrook, Dirtwire, Pimps of Joytime, NoMBe, Fungineers, Vokab Company, Lafa Taylor
Thunder Stage: Cashmere Cat, Tokimonsta, The Polish Ambassador, Mr. Carmack, Mija, Crying Over Porcelain, PANTyRAiD, Minnesota b2b G Jones, Eprom, Haywyre, Autograf, Desert Dwellers (Live Experience), Thriftworks, Ekali, Dimond Saints, Hayden James, Bleep Bloop, The Funk Hunters, The Librarian, Clozee, David Starfire, Space Jesus, Atyya Haana, Michael Manahan, Gilligan Moss, Henry Pope
The Woogie: Four Tet, Guy Gerber, Josh Wink, Magda, andhim, Lee Burridge, &ME, Steve Bug, Just Be, Monkey Safari, Lane 8, Francesca Lombardo, Justin Jay, Jonas Rathsman, Guido Schneider, Shall Ocin, Sacha Robotti, Jonas Saalbach, David Scuba, Jamie Schwabl


Getting Four Loko with The Fat Jew

IRL presents an event sponsored by Four Loko that went off yesterday night. This event is absolutely unheard of in Chicago because it was completely free!! Meaning free entry, free coat checks, and on top that free Four Loko drinks!
What seemed to be an endless crowd piled along the outside walls of the building waiting for entry. The draw was so large that they had unexpectedly reached capacity and left many people waiting for their chance to enter. Although some were stuck waiting in the cold; it was worth it knowing this was a Free sponsored event.
Four Loko brought along hard liquor as well as their famous 16 0z. canned drinks with flavors Fruit Punch, Watermelon, Peach, Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Grape, Blue Hurricane, Mango, Black Cherry, Green Apple and many more. Four Loko being based out of Chicago showed love to all of us by hooking it up big time with drinks, hats, and t-shirts.
The event was headlined by Dillon Francis and opened with close friend, The Fat Jew. The Fat Jew is a Dj who found a fan base through Instagram and well known for his wild choice of hair style and outrageous personality. This probably doesn’t come as a surprise given the stage name he goes by. He sported an over exaggerated Alfalfa where is hair was tied up in multiple hair bands and resembled more of a broom than any hair style I’ve ever seen. The celebration was in honor of his first book release; where he too felt generous and gave his book out for free to anyone willing to trip into the mind of The Fat Jew. Given that some of the first pages I opened up to was an admittance to a past crystal meth addiction and as well as a page dedicated to apologizing to his readers that many of the experiences he had written about were fragmentary black outs and some facts may be a bit skewed- I’m sure the book should be an entertaining read!
The Fat Jew’s set was accompanied by two dancers wearing gold ninja outifits meets catgirl meets gogo girl. They commanded the stage as he controlled the crowd with his energizing dance and hip-hop beats. He didn’t take any backstage to his dancers as he truly made a relationship with the crowd. It’s obvious just from one experience of his shows that he truly loves entertaining his fans.
After a wild introduction from The Fat Jew; Dillon Francis took the stage with a seamless transition. Francis who gained fame from his unique moombahton style tracks including thick bass lines, dramatic builds; and a two-step pulse and rave synths, with quick drum fills.
All in all the event went over smoothly and without any complaints from the crowd. It wasn’t hard to let loose to the music given the crowd was very well hydrated thanks to the generosity of its sponsors. The night started and ended on high notes and given the draw of this event; their next event will be greatly anticipated.

Events Festivals

Reaction New Year's Eve A Night To Remember

A festival inspired New Years event was in great anticipation as the crowds lined up to fill the Rosemont Convention Center. Being not only NYE party; but a two day event, December 30th and New Year’s Eve the 31st. The event thrown by React Presents and entitled Reaction was covered by Abc 7 News; bringing a true taste of underground Chicago into city and suburban homes alike. Acts such as Skrillex, deadmau5, Chance the Rapper, the Floozies, Purity Ring and some of Chicago’s own; Porn and Chicken and Autograf. 2015 passed and we took with us new inspiring acts of entertainment with newly arranged transcendental melodies welcoming us into the new year of 2016.Reaction NYE
It was a night of free spirits who dressed every which way they felt to express themselves. Mixed throughout crowds from elegant black dress and stilettos to fringed Minnetonka moccasins and mid-drifts there was an unanimous joyous feeling that ran throughout. Large balloons of opal white lined the walk ways as violet lights sprayed the words Reaction across the focus of the molded wall.
Upon entering there were 3 main stages to choose from; The Warehouse, the Hall, and The Arcade Stage. And as the name implies; there were tons of arcade games to fill your minds with whilst enjoying a live dj set behind you.
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The stage set-ups were futuristic an with alien-esque vibe. Their vibrant colors and mesmerizing patterns pulled fans into the disembodiment of the music. Photographers filled the photo pit with electricity running through their veins trying to snap the perfect moment. The artistry of the stage complimented the music in such a harmonious matter; one could loose themselves in the beauty of it all. Computer graphics led this new wave of expression which evolved greatly from a Woodstock inspiration of color dyes and oils on primitive projector screens. Lights began covering the crowd in their warmth whilst dance beats realigned hearts in syncopation. Rhythms welcoming people of all forms and backgrounds allowed them to live freely at that very second and let go of reality.
Vendors sat on the outskirts offering intricately designed hats, shirts, pins and of course alcohol. A Monaco cocktail photo booth offered free polaroids and free samples of their favorite flavors. Grassroots California was also posted up faithfully for their dedicated followers; bringing along their famously designs hats.
With great inspiration from rock and funk the Floozies took the stage with a performing duo of Guitarist/ Dj Matt Hill and drummer Mark Hill. Crowds dripped in the juice of guitar solos as the Floozies allowed us within the bond of their brotherhood.
A shout out came from Chance the Rapper as Chicago Music Festivals stood within the crowd that definitely did not go unheard. Naturally born stage presence graced us with tongue twisting syllables all wrapped up in a caramel smoothness. He effortlessly combines lyrical rap with raspy melodic chorus; sharing from pages of his own life experiences.
askrillexSkrillex was saved for the last act of NYE. His music sent a pandemic over the crowd in synthesizers that crushed any hope of being able resist the power behind it. His high energy performance sent the crowds into a head banging frenzy; strong enough to misalign their spines. Spot lights swam from left to right in wild distortions as he bent and manipulated sounds transmitted from the unseen worlds of his imagination.
Promiscuity in dress and fashion, basketball gurus modeling the triceps/bicep combinations in sleeveless shirts, cold drinks, and lovely women filled the floors while an ontology of thought seemed to take hold behind each synthesized note. NYE brought entertainment and cosmic artistry into the same room and blended it all together. It can only be of my wildest dreams how the year 2016 will evolve these acts further. From the tireless innovations and hard work of our rising youth; Happy New Year!
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