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News Wed May 12 2010

Random News: North Coast Music Festival & Sleep

With a full summer of music lining up nicely, September may seem pretty far in the future. But it's not too far to start thinking about the newest Chicago music festival to take place at Union Park. Chicago heavyweight promoters Cold Grums, Kingtello, React and Silver Wrapper are collaborating for the North Coast Music Festival set for Labor Day weekend. Details are not abundant at this point, but the rich history of its braintrust should be plenty to drum up pleasant expectations. (And a likely rumor or two never hurts hype.)

In other completely speculative news, the legendary stoner metal band Sleep has confirmed a date at New York's All Tomorrow's Parties where they'll play their classic Holy Mountain. Like all news of reunions, the rumor mill has lit up and Chicago is noted as a probable stop on an upcoming tour. Sleep may now be cited just as much for the bands it spawned (High on Fire, Om) as for the music it made during its initial run through the 1990s, but there is no denying its extraordinary influence on stoner and doom metal over the last decade.

 
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