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by: David Klemow Jun 18, 2021 For many of us, the pandemic’s lockdowns meant being forced to shelter in place and work from home. For many others, it meant working on the front lines even under unprecedented uncertainties. For touring musicians however, the pandemic meant not being able to work—at all. Though now, as we […]

With the city of Chicago lifting all restrictions as of June 11th, it wasn’t long before we began to see the flood gates of shows open up. Smartbar, one of the cities premier house and techno clubs, made its return known with its surprise lineup drop at the start of this week. Tickets went on […]

by: Ariel King Jun 3, 2021 House music was born in Chicago‘s underground club culture back in the late 1970s. Going on to shape electronic dance music for the next fifty years, one high ranking city official is now calling for a perpetual celebration of the city’s musical roots. Chicago city councilor Carlos Ramirez-Rosa has […]

Lollapalooza 2021 is, reportedly, a go! Chicago’s staple music festival is rumored to be moving forward as planned this year. The event is set to take place at Grant Park over July 29 – August 1, with “near-to” or “full-capacity.” According to reports, the Mayor’s Office and CDPH (Chicago Department of Public Health) have been […]

by: Ariel King May 14, 2021 The city of Chicago has given Lollapalooza the green light to host a near-capacity or full-capacity event during the festival’s previously scheduled dates of July 29 – August 1. Slated to take place at its usual venue, Grant Park in Chicago, Lollapalooza could proffer a similar lineup to what […]

by: David Klemow Apr 13, 2021 As summer winds to a close this year, fans will descend on Chicago, the birthplace of house music, for a brand new two-day event that features some of the genre’s most in-demand forces. ARC Fest will host its debut run this Labor Day Weekend, September 4 – 5, at […]

Chicago’s 1971 live album, Chicago at Carnegie Hall, is receiving a massive deluxe edition for its 50th anniversary. The self-appointed “rock band with horns” became the first rock act to sell out Carnegie Hall for a week, packing eight shows at the prestigious venue between April 5 and 10, 1971. They recorded each performance and culled […]

Chicago’s historic concert venue Aragon Ballroom has suffered damage following a dump of nearly 18 inches of snow on the city. According to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford, a stretch of wall came down on Tuesday morning just before 8 am. Crews appeared on the scene to spray water onto the roof, dislodging at […]

Two of electronic music’s finest, deadmau5 and Kiesza, are teaming up for a highly-anticipated collaboration — “Bridged By A Lightwave,” due out November 13th. Although the newly-dropped promo video spans just 14 seconds, Kiesza’s powerhouse vocals matched with mau5’s grand production are enough to shoot chills down our spines. From the sounds of it, “Bridged […]