Photos by Dylan Barnedo Since its launch as a one-day festival in 2018, Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash has grown into a three-day extravaganza that can go toe-to-toe with nationally recognized institutions. Pop-rap poster boy Post Malone, whose 2021 headlining set at Lollapalooza put him just below the Foo Fighters on the lineup poster, closed out […]
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Stars of Dance, electronica, and hip-hop comE together for the second North Coast Music Festival this Labor Day weekend (Fri-Sun 9/2-9/4) in Union Park at Lake and Ashland. The lineup, spread across four stages, reads a bit like Lollapalooza lite, except with more DJs and hip-hop. Friday’s schedule includes Lotus, “Black and Yellow” rapper Wiz […]
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North Coast Music Festival
Tons and tons of music coming to a (Pitchfork, North Coast, Wicker Park) festival near you.
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: Rise Against, the Detroit Cobras, Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang, the Snow Angels, Joan of Arc, and more