From the shores of Lake Michigan, Greenroom was on-site for the first ever “Mamby on the Beach” music festival last weekend. Especially for a first-year event, we were impressed with the lineup, the crowd, and the sandy venue.
The highlights of the weekend included an all-vinyl set from James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem) on Saturday night, followed by a crazy-good Midwest debut from the mysterious Zhu (“an eclectic character”).
Unfortunately Sunday was a bit sad following the news that Klingande had some travel issues and had to cancel his performance that evening on the main stage. Tei Shi was on-point in the early afternoon, and Phantogram a couple acts later brightened things up with a lively sunset set. I caught a bit of the headlining Passion Pit before making my festival exit, via golf cart, en route to a Cherub-DJ’ed boat party (of about 40). Pretty fun stuffs.
I also got the chance to shoot with the absolutely lovely Valerie Teicher, AKA Tei Shi. That full set, and her dreamy song "Bassically" is below. Enjoy a visual experience of my time in Chicago—some digital shots, mostly film.
Props to @pwelbs for the hookup and for this amazing photo (left) of yer boi in action: