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North Coast Music Festival 2017 Festival Review

North Coast Music Festival, now in its eighth year since premiering in 2010, does unfortunately always mean that summer in Chicago is coming to an end. It does however usually deliver with a solid lineup at an affordable price, and this year was no exception. Location, Accessibility, and Layout Since its inception North Coast has […]

Movement Detroit 2017: Festival Review

Movement Electronic Music Festival has been and remains one of our favorite festivals. The music is always on point, the after parties are plentiful, the crowd is one of the more experienced groups of concert-goers around, plus we get to see more friends on the dance floor in one place than any other. This weekend was […]

Music Tastes Good Brought Quality Music and Easygoing Vibes to Long Beach

Although Long Beach is closer than other SoCal music festival hotspots like Indio or San Bernardino, the inaugural Music Tastes Good festival on September 23, 24, and 25th felt intimate to its location. The sprawl of the Southern California music scene extended its reach to Long Beach but the typical festival-goer stayed behind, making way […]

Northern Nights 2016 – Festival Review

There’s mega festivals, and there’s boutique festivals. Last year, DownBeats were invited to attend Northern Nights for the first time – a three-day camping festival that takes place in Cook’s Valley Campground in Northern California. We were the official ear plug sponsors and vendors for the weekend, and after an incredible first year were asked […]

Mamby On The Beach 2016 – Festival Review

Over July 4th weekend, we attended the second annual Mamby On The Beach, after being there when React Presents launched the two-day affair at Oakwood Beach in Chicago last year. Location, Accessibility, and Set-Up React Presents offered a number of ways to access Mamby throughout the weekend. There were shuttles available to allow attendees to take […]

Electric Forest 2016 – Festival Review

Even before a single artist was announced, the hype for Electric Forest 2016 was evident. Tickets sold out only two weeks after they went on sale. The Forest lived up to all expectations, as jam bands and electronic music echoed through the grounds all weekend. Rothbury, Michigan once again took it’s place in the festival […]

Freaky Deaky Cements its Spot as Midwest’s Biggest Halloween Festival

For the first time ever,  this year Freaky Deaky expanded to a full-blown three-day festival in the parking lot of Toyota Park. What started as a one-night affair that was recently hosted at Chicago venues such as the Congress Theater and the Aragon Ballroom, has now transformed into a fully interactive spooktacular experience, with 75+ artists, 3 […]

North Coast Music Festival 2015 – Festival Experience & Review

This year’s edition of North Coast Music Festival will forever be remembered as the year The Chemical Brothers made their return with a performance many likened to that of Daft Punk at Lollapalooza in 2007. Masterful, classic, innovative, relentless and quite simply the perfect festival performance to end a weekend that many consider symbolizes the end […]