North Coast Music Festival after-shows and after-parties

Keep the party going with jam sessions, boat parties, rising rappers, a drum god and a ton of trap.

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Rap fans and club kids gather in Union Park for North Coast Music Festival 2013 on Saturday August 31, 2013.

Rap fans and club kids gather in Union Park for North Coast Music Festival 2013 on Saturday August 31, 2013. Photo: Chandler West

The folks behind North Coast Music Festival have announced a fat stack of after-shows. Lollapalooza and Pitchfork aren't the only ones who get in on the after-party action. The highlights come early with a bonus kick-off gig featuring Chet Faker, Mount Kimbie and Fujiya & Miyagi. Other notable gigs include an appearance by Afrobeat legend Tony Allen, a performance by electro-fusion act STS9 at House of Blues, and a massive jam sesh with Talib Kweli on a yacht.


Take a look below to see the full list of after-shows. Tickets for all concerts are on sale now.


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Chet Faker + Mount Kimbie + Fujiya & Miyagi

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The official NCMF pre-party brings some sweet bonus content. Festival player Chet Faker, a James Blake analogue from down under, headlines with two Brit acts, micro-dubhouse delight Mount Kimbie and neo-krautrockers Fujiya & Miyagi, both of which are not on the weekend bill. Faker is touring his debut album of glossy glitch-soul, Built on Glass, while F&M have amped up the electronics on their latest.

  1. Concord Music Hall 2047 N Milwaukee Ave
  2. Fri Aug 29
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Keys N Krates

  • Price band: 1/4

Canadian trap trio Keys N Krates drop bass-heavy bangers like "Treat Me Right" with the energy of a live band.

  1. Bottom Lounge 1375 W Lake St, between Ada St and Ogden Ave
  2. Fri Aug 29
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What So Not

  • Price band: 1/4
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More trap, this time all the way from Sydney, Australia. What So Not bring a poppier, uplifting, synth-smeared take on low thump and skittering riddims. "Jaguar" shifts gears from growling dancehall to bubbly video game melodies, and has racked up millions of Soundcloud spins.

  1. The Mid 306 N Halsted St, at Wayman St
  2. Fri Aug 29
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Lettuce

  • Price band: 2/4
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The seven-piece funky jam band from Brooklyn brings saxy sounds and trumpet grooves to the Concord Music hall.

  1. Concord Music Hall 2047 N Milwaukee Ave
  2. Fri Aug 29
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Future Rock

  • Price band: 2/4

This local dance-rock trio has gained quite a following from both ravers and psych-rockers. Expect to hear stuff from all six of their albums, and a guest appearance by the group Orchard Lounge.

  1. House of Blues 329 N Dearborn St, between Kinzie St and Lower Wacker Dr
  2. Fri Aug 29
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Allan Kingdom

  • Price band: 1/4
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Indie hip-hop artist Allan Kingdom just dropped his first album, Future Memoirs. The Twin Cities kid will be making his Chicago debut at the Cobra Lounge. Fans of Chance and Childish should enjoy this one, as his trippy beats and sentimental rhymes mix well.

  1. Cobra Lounge 235 N Ashland Ave, at W Fulton St
  2. Fri Aug 29
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Adventure Club

  • Price band: 2/4

With hits like “Rise and Fall” and a sexy, amped-up remix of Flight Facilities’ “Crave You,” the Canadian duo has created a sound that’s upbeat and accessible, yet true to their hard-hitting sensibilities. They’ve played in the big leagues before—making appearances at Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival.

  1. Bottom Lounge 1375 W Lake St, between Ada St and Ogden Ave
  2. Sat Aug 30
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Prob Cause

  • Price band: 1/4

ProbCause is a hip-hop artist that has done work with hard-hitters like Chance the Rapper and Action Bronson. His show at Schubas will showcase work from his latest album, The Recipe Volume 2. Ghosthouse and Itylyon help out with the roll-up-and-have-a-party vibe.

  1. Schubas 3159 N Southport Ave, at Belmont Ave
  2. Sat Aug 30
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Grandtheft

  • Price band: 1/4

Best known for his collaborative work with Diplo, Grandtheft showcases his own mad decent trap beats at Evil Olive.

  1. Evil Olive 1551 W Division St, between Ashland and Milwaukee Aves
  2. Sat Aug 30
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Nicky Romero

  • Price band: 2/4

Get your Dirty Dutch fix. Progressive house producer Nick Rotteveel will be coming all the way from Holland to press some buttons and make asses shake at the Mid. DJ Nathan Scott will also be making an appearance.

  1. The Mid 306 N Halsted St, at Wayman St
  2. Sat Aug 30
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Fiyawrapper Battleship: Talib Kweli Yacht Party

  • Price band: 4/4

Talib Kweli and two funk supergroups that feature members of Lettuce, Pretty Lights, Trey Anastasio Band, the Allman Brothers Band and more play the night away on the Spirit of Chicago. Yeah, this party is on a famous yacht docked at Navy Pier. Where are the Doobie Brothers when you need them?

  1. Spirit of Chicago departs at the south side of Navy Pier,, 600 E Illinois St at Fairbanks Ct
  2. Sat Aug 30
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The New Deal

  • Price band: 2/4

The New Deal's music is like a soundtrack to the digital hippie lifestyle. The trio plays—an increasingly rare occasion—trance organically, on real instruments, which can be a hoot to witness live…especially if you're stocked up on psychedelics.

  1. Concord Music Hall 2047 N Milwaukee Ave
  2. Sat Aug 30
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Chicago Afrobeat Project with Tony Allen

  • Price band: 2/4
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The seven- to 14-piece world ensemble is known for doing a ridiculously large amount of live shows each year. But none of them have a living god on drums. Tony Allen, the man who essentially invented modern Afrobeat, sits in with his beautiful sideways rhythms. He has a new tune with frequent collaborator Damon Albarn. Shuffle your feet and shake.

  1. Double Door 1572 N Milwaukee Ave, at Damen Ave
  2. Sat Aug 30
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STS9

  • Price band: 3/4
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Georgian jam band STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) melds dub-influenced psychedelia with improvisation and straight-up rock for seemingly endless sets. I wouldn't be suprised if this show stretched past your bedtime.

  1. House of Blues 329 N Dearborn St, between Kinzie St and Lower Wacker Dr
  2. Sun Aug 31
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Ookay

  • Price band: 1/4

The American trap (are you sensing a theme here) artist Ookay got big in 2013, and he has gotten endorsements from mainstage artists like Steve Aoki and Diplo. The guy even played a set in Massachussetts with a broken arm, which sounds painful. Hopefully we won't see any limb damage during at after-show.

  1. Bottom Lounge 1375 W Lake St, between Ada St and Ogden Ave
  2. Sun Aug 31
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MK

  • Price band: 1/4

The headliner tonight is Marc "MK" Kinchen, the seminal producer behind such enduring house tracks as "4 You" and the Dub of Doom remix of Nightcrawlers’ "Push the Feeling On." After a short absence, in the past few years he has returned to the scene with a vengeance. K Saunderson & J Philip will also be making an appearance.

  1. Transit 1431 W Lake St, at Ogden Ave
  2. Sun Aug 31
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Dada Life

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The Sweedish duo of Olle Corneer and Stefan Engblom bring irreverence and absurdity to the EDM scene. We mean that in the best of ways, with mottos like, "Never bring your brain to a rave." Last time in Chicago, they threw a massive pillow fight. Expect to get crazy as these guys take over the Mid on a Sunday night.

  1. The Mid 306 N Halsted St, at Wayman St
  2. Sun Aug 31
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The Nth Power

  • Price band: 1/4

The City Winery serves up pinot and jazz-funk when the Nth Power jams along with Van Ghost to their North Coast after-party. This may be the way to go if you want to finish off your weekend with something organic that isn't trap.

  1. City Winery 1200 W Randolph St, at Racine Ave
  2. Sun Aug 31
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