North Coast Music Festival: Bassnectar, Alesso, Probcause, Action Bronson, Washed Out, and others | Union Park | Fairs & Festivals | Chicago Reader
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North Coast Music Festival: Bassnectar, Alesso, Probcause, Action Bronson, Washed Out, and others 

When: Fri., Aug. 29, 3 p.m. 2014
Price: $69, three-day passes sold out
Last year Ernest Greene, aka chill-electro one-man show Washed Out, released his sophomore album, Paracosm (Sub Pop), which seems to be mostly about release, fantasy, and escape—in the grand scheme of things, he seems to say, what’s in front of your face can’t compete with what’s behind it. With its title—a fancy word for an imaginary world—and songs called “Weightless,” “Great Escape,” and “All Over Now,” the record seems to want to distance itself from harsh reality, and its subtle swooshes and looping chimes can sound miles away, even as Greene’s airy vocals melt into the background. Washed Out’s tracks are cozy and warm, with a constant, fluttering flow rather than distinct, prickly attacks—they pour instead of drip. And if you decide to listen closely instead of just letting yourself be hypnotized, they open up into intricate layers. —Kevin Warwick This set is part of the North Coast Music Festival; 5:30 PM, 773 Stage.

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