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Mamby on The Beach Guestlist

Saturday

Jun 24, 2017 – 12:00 PM

4100 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60653 Map

  • Walk the Moon
  • MGMT
  • Misterwives
  • Flying Lotus
  • Lee Foss

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with MGMT, Walk The Moon, Local Natives, Flying Lotus, MisterWives, Green Velvet, Miike Snow, Cut Copy, Marian Hill, Todd Terje, Raury, Thundercat, Sango, The Magician, Justin Martin, Sam Feldt, MK, Saba, Klingande, Phoebe Ryan, MUTEMATH, Ravyn Lenae, strfkr, Quinn XCII, Muna, Justin Jay, lee foss, Will Clarke, Latmun, BJ The Chicago Kid, SIR THE BAPTIST, Louis Futon, Gavin Turek
Mamby On The Beach, Chicagos only beachside-summer-music-festival, yields a majestic experience unlike anything else in the city. The two-day event stands as an all-inclusive patchwork of diverse performances with artists representing every genre in the music spectrum all the way to its most central pillars.The goal of Mamby extends beyond simply curating a unique lineup, as it strives to preserve and celebrate the rich history of Chicago while immersing concertgoers in the its unparalleled beauty and summertime sensations. For attendees who want to take a dip in the lake, a barefoot stroll through the sand, or a musical romp alongside the festivals exhilarated fans, Mamby provides the perfect, sun-soaked getaway."MAMBY" IS OUR PATH:To Mamby is to celebrate, share, and embrace our finest values.We Accept the warmth of cultures both home to us and those not known before.We Imagine the growing and changing world; allowing ourselves to be in awe of our possibilities.We Strive to understand and appreciate our mutual journey through self- and collective-expressionWe Enjoy each other and welcome our surroundings with bright eyes and open ears; reveling in the company of friends old and new.THE BEACH IS OUR DESTINATION:It is the conduit that fulfills our grandest fascinations and reinforces our better nature. A memento of our common history and the horizon of the burgeoning future. We invite you to experience the festivities on our shores and to bring the memories made here where ever you go.
GA $132.32 - VIP $199.99
Walk the Moon: “It’s okay to play,” insists Nicholas Petricca, lead singer, songwriter, and keyboardist of Ohio quartet Walk the Moon. It’s a hard point to argue after a listen to the lead single off their album I Want! I Want!, dance-rock extravaganza “Anna Sun.” I Want! I Want! has you dancing quickly. Very quickly. So it is no surprise that the response to the band has been just as immediate. Surrounding a reactive SXSW appearance, the band has already been featured as Nylon Magazine’s Band Crush, as a Hot New Band by SPIN Magazine, as a New York Post band “You Must Know,” and in the Spotlight of Last Call with Carson Daly. Walk the Moon is poised for an explosive rise.

Walk the Moon shows are nothing short of electric. Petricca, with bassist Kevin Ray, guitarist Eli Maiman and drummer Sean Waugaman, (all Ohio natives) streak, dot and smear their faces in paint before every performance. Eager crowds predictably join in the fun and by the end, even the most staunch skeptics are in the colorful mix. Respected regulars in the Cincinnati and Columbus club scenes, the boys, all in their early twenties, have garnered notable respect from fans and bands alike in their first few ventures to major markets. Walk the Moon combine impressive musicianship with what the New York Post deems their “unrestrainable love for performing.” It is a truly contagious mix.

Matching what NME’s Jaimie Hodgson called “air strike choruses” with careful songwriting, Walk the Moon are dynamic - noticeably more than a “buzz band.” They cite Talking Heads, The Police and The Killers as inspiration, both in writing and performing, not to mention a tribute to Bowie with a thumping rendition of “Let’s Dance.” I Want! I Want! is thoughtful and youthful at once, a perfect reflection of the band. Walk the Moon may very soon grow out of the clubs they play now (they’ve already sold out in advance of their first headlining New York show), but they are a band you don’t want to grow up all the way. After all, they possess an enviable spirit, one devoted to just plain having fun. And who doesn’t like fun?

MGMT: MGMT is the American band that's been shaking up the indie scene for the past five years. Their style is difficult to shove into one genre of music, but contains elements of indie, psychedelic rock, and pop. MGMT broke onto the scene in 2007 with their hit album, Oracular Spectacular, which featured the hit single, "Kids". MGMT's third, self-titled album is already in the works, but unfortunately doesn't have a set release date as of May 2011. While waiting for news on the new album, a handful of lucky fans will be able to catch them on their two 2011 tour dates this summer.

MGMT was formed by Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser while the pair attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Through mutual interests, VanWyngarden and Goldwasser developed a unique musical style that they recorded on their independently produced EP's, We Don't Care (2004) and Time to Pretend (2005). The EPs were released under the name The Management, but abbreviated it when they discovered another band with the same name. Time to Pretend was released on Cantora Records and the label sent the group on concert dates to promote the album. While playing tour dates, MGMT's demo, Climbing to New Lows, was leaked on the internet and unofficially became the group's first album.

MGMT gained the attention of Columbia Records in 2006, who signed the band and released their debut album, Oracular Spectacular, in 2007. Before embarking on tour dates in promotion of the album, VanWyngarden and Goldwasser were joined by three band members to make live concert dates possible. The musicians included Hank Sullivant on guitar, Matthew Asti on bass, and James Richardson on drums. When Sullivant left shortly after, Richardson moved to guitar and Will Berman became the new drummer. This is the line-up that would appear on MGMT's second album, Congratulations, in 2010. While the album has received mixed reviews, the criticism is mostly on the positive side with critics complimenting the more mature, flushed out sound. MGMT wanted to create an album where all the tracks speak to the audience, rather than creating a supremely catchy track that overshadows the rest of the album.

MGMT only has two scheduled festival tour dates in 2011: Good news for residents of San Francisco and Murcia, bad news for everyone else. MGMT will play the Estrella Levante SOS 4.8 festival in Murcia, Spain on May 6 and 7 and the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, CA from August 12-14. There are no more scheduled tour dates for 2011 as MGMT works diligently on their new album.

Lee Foss: .. ................ .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... ..Lee Foss lives in Los Angeles and plays and makes music etc. . .

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