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Photos: Steve Aoki & Desiigner Invade Milwaukee for the Kolony Tour

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Following his show-stopping performance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest last June, the entertaining, uber-talented and cake throwing Steve Aoki returned to Wisconsin and brought his Kolony Tour to The Rave in Milwaukee, WI.

Joined by a huge cast of EMD acts, including Grandtheft, Deorro and Bad Royale, and GOOD Music‘s Desiigner, Steve Aoki brought the party to Milwaukee on a cold Wednesday night.

Soon after doors opened, the music started as the EDM openers, complete with Aoki’s friends and collaborators, got the crowd moving from the very beginning. Energy levels really turned up though, as the ‘Panda’ MC, Desiigner, hit the stage. Performing a number of records from his debut project, New English, the Kanye West-signed rapper brought his wild stage presence to the opening set.

After a brief set change, it was time for Steve Aoki to greet his Wisconsin fans. From start to finish Aoki performed some of his best tracks and remixes, and most importantly he took control of the night, ensuring that every fan left sweaty, out of energy, without their voice and some covered in cake.

Since his memorable Summerfest performance, less than a year ago, Aoki has showed his new found love for Milwaukee on social media a number of times. That love was more than apparent tonight, and you can surely bet that after his past two crazy performances, Milwaukee will be a staple in Steve Aoki tours in the future.

Check out our photos from tonight’s performance below and get your tickets for the remaining dates of the tour here, where $1 of every ticket sold goes to the Aoki Foundation, which supports brain science research.

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Summerfest Day 2 In Photos: Steve Aoki, GGOOLLDD, Hanson & More

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Day 2 of Summerfest’s big 50th Anniversary couldn’t have gone better, and music fans in Milwaukee literally got the most bang for their buck, as the festival’s Big Bang fireworks was rescheduled for Thursday after a harsh storm in the area on Wednesday caused the Big Bang’s delay. Unlike other premiere music festivals throughout the country, Summerfest brings an especially diverse list of performers to Milwaukee’s lakefront every year. So to kick things off for The Early Registration’s third straight year at Summerfest, we had to catch a wide variety of acts on day two!

Check out our Summerfest Day 2 photos below of EDM’s Steve Aiko, Milwaukee’s own GGOOLLDD, ’90s pop icons Hanson and more!

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Chicago’s “Spring Awakening” Releases Epic EDM Lineup, Announces New Location

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Move over Miami, because Chicago may be the new premiere city for EDM, as today React Presents’ electronic mega-festival, Spring Awakening has just announced its 2016 lineup, and it’s epic. Performing at the Chicago festival this year, at its new location of Addams/Medill Park, will be deadmau5, The Chainsmokers, Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Zeds Dead, Jamie xx, RL Grime and many more. A festival lineup that EDM fans could only dream of.

This year the festival will take place from June 10th through the 12th and will host 5 stages total (with 6 branded stages, 2 each day). Tickets are on-sale for Spring Awakening now, so get them before it’s too late!

Check out Spring Awakening’s epic festival lineup below and get more ticket information at SpringAwakeningFestival.com.

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North Coast Music Festival Day 2 in Photos: D’Angelo, The Roots, Steve Aoki & More

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Today marked the second day of Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival in 2015. Coasties on Saturday saw some great performances from The Roots, D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Steve Aoki, Galactic with Macy Gray, Phoebe Ryan, Chromeo and more! We also had the chance to sit down with Chicago’s own, artist/producer Stefan Ponce, for an interview (coming soon). Like Day One, tonight had something for everyone and we made sure to catch it all!

Check out our photos below, of what Day 2 of the North Coast Music Festival had to offer in 2015, and make sure not to miss tomorrow’s artists (Atmosphere, Twin Shadow, Stefan Ponce and many more).

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The 10 Most Anticipated Acts of the North Coast Music Festival

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival is less than a month away and if you haven’t got your passes yet, don’t wait too long and get them now because the festival is returning to Union Park just as big as ever. With headlining performances from Widespread Panic, The Chemical Brothers, D’Angelo and The Vanguard, Knife Party, Chromeo, The Glitch Mob and many more, the top of the festival lineup is stacked. That’s not to say that this year’s undercard isn’t great as well! With sets from Stefan Ponce, Skizzy Mars and Pheobe Ryan just to name a few, the earlier performances will surely get the Windy City fans hyped.

In anticipation of next month (September 4-6), we compiled our list of the 10 Most Anticipated Acts that you need to see at North Coast 2015, which you can check out at the jump below. And if you haven’t yet, make sure to enter our giveaway, to win two 3-Day passes to North Coast this year!

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Giveaway: Win a Pair of 3-Day Passes to the North Coast Music Festival

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North Coast Giveaway

We aren’t only giving away a pair of festival passes to Summer Set, as we are also giving away a pair of 3-Day GA passes to see D’Angelo, Widespread Panic, Wale, Chromeo, Steve Aoki, The Roots and many more at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival! This year North Coast, the “Summer’s Last Stand”, will take place from September 4th through the 6th at the Windy City’s Union Park (1501 W. Randolph). North Coast is also happy to announce that they will bring back their Silent Disco tent this year, which will feature a double DJ booth with two separate channels of music on every headphone, so fans will be able to switch between each DJ.

Winning is easy, enter at the link below and by following The Early Registration and North Coast on social media, and by sharing the contest with your friends, you gain entries that increase your chances of winning! Contest ends August 20th.

But why leave things to chance? Buy passes for North Coast 2015 here and check out the daily lineup below. Also be sure to enter our giveaway for a pair of 3-Day Passes to Summer Set!

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North Coast Music Festival Announces 2015 Lineup: D’Angelo, The Roots, Steve Aoki & More

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Get ready Chicago! North Coast Music Festival is closing out the long Chicago summer with another packed lineup this year. Just announced today, North Coast will see 2015 performances from D’Angelo and the Vanguard, The Chemical Brothers, Steve Aoki, Wale, The Roots, Twin Shadow, Galactic with Macy Gray, RAC, Portugal. The Man, Chromeo, Atmosphere, and many many more! There will also be an announcement of a “very special rock headliner” on May 12th, so stay tuned!

This year’s North Coast will take place from September 4-6 (Labor Day Weekend) at Chicago’s Union Park. Get your tickets now!

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Photos: Steve Aoki Brings His Neon Future Experience Tour to Chicago

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Photo by Andrew Baker/The Early Registration
Photo by Andrew Baker/The Early Registration

This past Saturday electro-house musician Steve Aoki brought his energetic Neon Future Experience tour to Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. Fans lined up for blocks in the Chicago winter, hours before Aoki hit the stage, and the wait was well worth it for the sold-out crowd. And while the line was starting to build at the Aragon, Aoki held a private listening event at Casabar for his Neon Future II project, the highly anticipated second half to his Neon Future album. Neon Future II is scheduled for a May 12th release and features Linkin Park, Snoop Lion, Matthew Koma and more (stream the video for its ‘I Love It When You Cry’ single here). Not only did fans get to experience Neon Future II last night, but Aoki also performed a number of cuts and fan favorites from his entire discography to keep the crowd hyped. Check out our photos below, as The Early Registration was there to capture some of the best moments of the night.

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DJ Mag Releases Its Top 100 DJs List for 2014

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

EDM music is more popular than it has ever been, making DJ Mag‘s annual, and highly talked about, Top 100 DJs list that much more important. Be sure to check out the full list and see where your favorite DJ ranked!

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Music Fest Moneyball

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Summerfest Lineup (2)

A couple of weeks ago Consequence of Sound posted a feature titled “Let’s Play Moneyball with a Summer Music Festival” about a piece wrote by The Early Registration’s Dan Garcia. In the piece Garcia used price quotes of popular artists in music to drop and add acts to the World’s Largest Music Festival, Summerfest, located in Milwaukee, WI in attempts to also make it the world’s best music festival.

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