Summer’s last stand enters it’s fifth year this year (a trip for us after being a sponsor in the very first North Coast Music Festival) and today, the good people at NCMF revealed their lineup. Per usual, it’s big. And a mix of EDM and hip hop with a host of names worth seeing on all three days. Though the day-by-day schedule isn’t released just yet, there are enough interesting acts that it’ll undoubtedly be spread out for a great weekend from beginning to end.
As you can see above, hip hop is represented by headliners Kid Cudi (the one I most want to see) and Snoop Dogg with others like Action Bronson, Riff Raff, and Chicago’s own ProbCause and Alex Wiley on the bill. Expect even more local rappers to get a shot at the bigger stage as we draw closer to the end of summer. But wait… let’s start it first, shall we?
From Riff Raff to Travis Scott, this week is stacked with solid shows across Chicago. Schoolboy Q is bringin’ the Oxymoron World Tour to the Metro for a sold out show next Tuesday and about a dozen other artists will be performing in the days leading up. Check out the artists and dates below. Get out, and gowhere you love!
Riff Raff @ Concord (TONIGHT!)
Travis Scott @ The Metro 4/17
w/ King Louie, King Marquis, Sir WJ, Alex Wiley, Saint Millie, Star Barksdale, Saugto, Mano
Kid Sister @ Reggie’s April 18
w/ ShowYouSuck, Syd Tha Kid, Angel Davenport, Mr. E
Vinny Chase @ Reggie’s April 19
w/ Kid Art, Mic Terror, Mike G, Alex Wiley, Sulaiman, Mano, Murph Watkins, and more
Schoolboy Q @ The Metro 4/22 (SOLDOUT)
w/ Isaiah Rashad, Vince Staples, Audio Push
On The Grind Presents!
ODD FUTURE x CHEERS CLUB x TREATED CREW SHOWCASE
Don’t miss this one!! OTG Presents brings in Odd Future’s MIKE G from LA, Cheer’s Clubs VINNY CHA$E & KID ART from NYC & Treated’s MIC TERROR and SULAIMAN. Plus special guests Caleb James, Alex Wiley, Murph Watkins, & Kidd Chi.
THIS WILL SELL-OUT!! BUY TIX HERE:
DATE: SATURDAY APRIL 19TH, 2014
VENUE: REGGIES ROCK CLUB (2109 S State St)
TIME: DOORS 8PM
PRICE: $15 ADVANCE / $20 DOOR
Hosted by DJ Steezy
I’ve been digging these new Wiley visuals. I can honestly say that conceptually they have been some of the most original videos by any rapper in the last few years and just yesterday Alex released the visuals to his second single. Alex Wiley released his second single “Vibration” to his upcoming project just a few days ago and it has been impressive to see just how well he he been releasing material on a weekly basis. The Visual Mecca directed and illustrated video suits Wiley perfectly as it catches not only Wiley’s imagination but as well as the artistry that goes into his music. Wiley’s forthcoming “Village Party” project will be releasing later this year.
The Club Wiley rager continues as Alex Wiley builds momentum for his second project “Village Party”. Wiley in collaboration with Closed Sessions have unleashed the second single “Vibrations”, a very cheerful and positive track for you to bump to as Alex continues to release more material leading up to the release of his forthcoming project later this year.