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Noname at the Observatory
Noname brings the spoken-word raps of “Room 25” to the Observatory North Park

Noname—the stage name of Chicago rapper and poet Fatimah Nyeema Warner—ended the American-leg of her Room 25 tour Friday night at the Observatory North Park with a soul-warming set. With the kind of kinetic, groovy raps—a constant, enlivening call-back to her slam poetry days—Noname is an elusive genre-weaver that refuses to allow herself to be […]

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Japanese Breakfast
Belle and Sebastian, Japanese Breakfast; the odd twofer that rocked the Observatory North Park

Every once and a while a tour will be announced that’ll throw together acts that’ll both make you do a double-take as well hand over all your cash. When Belle and Sebastian revealed they’d be doing dates with art-pop act Japanese Breakfast, it was a curiosity imagining the two playing back-to-back but also an irresistible […]

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Passion Pit at the Observatory North Park by Steven Ward
Passion Pit brings a tremendous sea of love to the Observatory North Park

Michael Angelakos, the stratospheric crooner behind synth-pop outfit Passion Pit, has never been one to aim for tame concerts. Instead, like his moniker implies, the singer/songwriter prefers to let the gauntlet of emotions that drive his wild, electronic melodies to erupt onstage with all the chaotic and shimmering gusto he and his bandmates can muster. […]

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Foster the People at the Observatory North Park by Steven Ward
Foster the People kick off return at the Observatory North Park

The last time Foster the People graced any stage in the country was back in 2015 at the inaugural debut of Kaaboo Del Mar just north of the San Diego coast, a long two years for even the most casual of fans. Taking to the stage at the Observatory North Park not far from the […]

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