The Fearless Flyers’ Live Debut, Riff-Off With Vulfpeck & Jamiroquai Members Among NCMF After-Parties
March 2, 2021 | pelzfibj | No Comments
Later this month, North Coast Music Festival will return to Chicago’s Union Park for its ninth edition, with headlining performances from celebrated British funk act Jamiroquai, Grammy-winning R&B sensation Miguel, the iconic electronic producers Axwell ^ Ingrosso from Swedish House Mafia, and newer breakthrough electronic producer DJ Snake. The festival will also host performances by fan-favorites such as Vulfpeck, The Revivalists, Gramatik, RL Grime, Moon Taxi, The Polish Ambassador, KNOWER, TAUK, Maddy O’Neal, Snails, Cashmere Cat, Cofresi, and more.However, with the festival ending at 10 pm, organizers of NCMF have announced a series of official after parties to keep the celebrations going in some of Chicago’s most popular clubs & concert venues, including Concord Music Hall, the MID, Prysm, Bottom Lounge, and Studio Paris.The late-night after parties truly provide options for everyone, with Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Manic Focus, Snails, Two Friends, and Hometown Heroes on Friday night; Breaking Biscuits with Thriftworks, RL Grime & Cashmere Cat; and NCMF #RiffWars hosted by Cory Wong on Saturday; and Yellow Claw, Fearless Flyers, Midnight Conspiracy w/ PNC, and The Midnight w/ Maddy O’Neal on Sunday.The Fearless Flyers performance at Concord Music Hall marks the live debut of the band, which features Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart, guitarist Cory Wong, drummer Nate Smith, and Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri. With a record of originals and covers already available, and with this insane group of musicians together, The Fearless Flyers’ set will be 100% fire.Additionally, Vulfpeck guitarist Cory Wong will host the NCMF #RiffWars at the Bottom Lounge, featuring fellow Vulfpeck collaborator Antwaun Stanley, as well as Jamiroquai members Derrick McKenzie, Paul Turner, and Matt Johnson; TAUK’s Alric Carter; Michal Menert Band’s Nick Gerlach; RIPE’s Josh Shpak and Calvin Barthel; Ben Rector’s Kevin MacIntire; and Cory Wong’s own Petar Janjic and Kevin Gastongauy.In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay called Vulfpeck “magic”. With both of them on the lineup for North Coast Music Festival and Suwannee Hulaween this year, we’re hoping that Jay’s affinity for the Vulf leads to some exciting (and funky) onstage collaborations. Only time will tell.There is a limited supply of tickets available for each show, so snag yours today right here. Check out the full schedule below.