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Diamond Formation URL digital festival to benefit staff of iconic Chicago clubs, city charities

On August 1, music enthusiasts can aid staff of iconic Chicago clubs and a collection of the city’s community-based charities by streaming Diamond Formation URL. A digital festival curated by Smartbar’s Ariel Zetina, Diamond Formation URL will specifically benefit staff of Metro/Smartbar who are in need of relief, Brave Space Alliance, Afrorack, Molasses Chicago, and […]

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Diamond Formation URL digital festival to benefit staff of iconic Chicago clubs, city charities

On August 1, music enthusiasts can aid staff of iconic Chicago clubs and a collection of the city’s community-based charities by streaming Diamond Formation URL. A digital festival curated by Smartbar’s Ariel Zetina, Diamond Formation URL will specifically benefit staff of Metro/Smartbar who are in need of relief, Brave Space Alliance, Afrorack, Molasses Chicago, and […]

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Check Out Our Exclusive Peek at Jim Butcher’s New Dresden Files Entry, Peace Talks

Chicago wizard Harry Dresden returns for more magical mayhem in Peace Talks, the latest in fantasy author Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, which marks its 20th anniversary this year. At long last there’s some hope that the supernatural conflicts that’ve been tearing the city apart might be resolved—but will it last?Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Check Out Our Exclusive Peek at Jim Butcher’s New Dresden Files Entry, Peace Talks

Chicago wizard Harry Dresden returns for more magical mayhem in Peace Talks, the latest in fantasy author Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, which marks its 20th anniversary this year. At long last there’s some hope that the supernatural conflicts that’ve been tearing the city apart might be resolved—but will it last?Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Louis the Child announce Brooklyn event, release hip-hop collaboration [Stream]

Less than 24 hours after teasing a special event on Instagram live, Louis the Child have followed-up their Red Rocks announcement with an August show at The Brooklyn Mirage in New York City. The Chicago-duo is going all out for this stop on their Here for Now 2020 tour, enlisting the help of The Knocks, […]

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Chicago’s newest venue, RADIUS secures Tchami, Dillon Francis, Carl Cox for first bookings

In light of the recent closing of Chicago-beloved electronic enclave, The MID, The Windy City could use a new spot to fill the void. And that’s just what it’s getting. RADIUS is primed to become a Chicago music lover’s go-to. Opening its doors in 2020, organizers have shared plans to welcome Tchami, Dillon Francis, and […]

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Audien kicks off Escapism Tour at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall [Review/Photos]

Progressive house poster child, Audien‘s had this EDM game down pat for some 10 odd years now. At just 27 years old, he’s among the most tried-and-true talent in the new wave of dance music’s ever-expanding rolodex. His most recent studio album released this year, Escapism, spanned the length of his technicolor production pedagogy. Within […]

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Audien kicks off Escapism Tour at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall [Review/Photos]

Progressive house poster child, Audien‘s had this EDM game down pat for some 10 odd years now. At just 27 years old, he’s among the most tried-and-true talent in the new wave of dance music’s ever-expanding rolodex. His most recent studio album released this year, Escapism, spanned the length of his technicolor production pedagogy. Within […]

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Stefan Seay brings the past to the present via his ‘Chicago’ EP on Understated Recordings

Chicago is the birthplace of house music. It’s an undisputed fact. Music historians can trace qualities of Detroit (mo-town), New York (disco), and a variety of regions in the prelude to its culmination, but Chicago is where all those different elements coalesced for the first time into the phenomenon that is enjoyed by millions today. […]

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Event roundup: DA’s 13 spookiest Halloween 2019 hotspots

The Masquerade by Claptone & MK (Montreal) October 31 Two house titans, Claptone and MK, converge in Montreal for a wild night at club favorite, Dstrkt. “The Masquerade” of course refers to Claptone’s ongoing series of masked gatherings that take guests into an alternate dimension with entrancing electronic beats and cameos by fellow wild DJ […]

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Event roundup: DA’s 13 spookiest Halloween 2019 hotspots

The Masquerade by Claptone & MK (Montreal) October 31 Two house titans, Claptone and MK, converge in Montreal for a wild night at club favorite, Dstrkt. “The Masquerade” of course refers to Claptone’s ongoing series of masked gatherings that take guests into an alternate dimension with entrancing electronic beats and cameos by fellow wild DJ […]

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Watch Chance The Rapper perform ‘Ultralight Beam’ at Kanye’s Chicago Sunday Service

Weeks before the impending release of his ninth studio album Jesus is King, Kanye West has taken his Sunday Service live series to his hometown Chicago. The rapper also tapped fellow Chicago-native Chance The Rapper for his verses from The Life of Pablo‘s seminal “Ultralight Beam.” Despite the rainy conditions, Chicago’s Sunday Service remained a […]

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Watch Chance The Rapper perform ‘Ultralight Beam’ at Kanye’s Chicago Sunday Service

Weeks before the impending release of his ninth studio album Jesus is King, Kanye West has taken his Sunday Service live series to his hometown Chicago. The rapper also tapped fellow Chicago-native Chance The Rapper for his verses from The Life of Pablo‘s seminal “Ultralight Beam.” Despite the rainy conditions, Chicago’s Sunday Service remained a […]

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Watch Chance The Rapper perform ‘Ultralight Beam’ at Kanye’s Chicago Sunday Service

Weeks before the impending release of his ninth studio album Jesus is King, Kanye West has taken his Sunday Service live series to his hometown Chicago. The rapper also tapped fellow Chicago-native Chance The Rapper for his verses from The Life of Pablo‘s seminal “Ultralight Beam.” Despite the rainy conditions, Chicago’s Sunday Service remained a […]

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Dirtybird to bring Chicago round two of Birdhouse Festival, with Claude VonStroke, Walker & Royce, and more

Claude VonStroke is officially bringing a litany of label favorites from his resoundingly rowdy Dirtybird flock back to Chicago for the second annual edition of Birdhouse Festival. Setting up shop again at Lakefront Green, but this time on an all-new grassy terrain overlooking Lake Michigan and the sublime Chicago skyline, on September 7, just before […]

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Dirtybird to bring Chicago round two of Birdhouse Festival, with Claude VonStroke, Walker & Royce, and more

Claude VonStroke is officially bringing a litany of label favorites from his resoundingly rowdy Dirtybird flock back to Chicago for the second annual edition of Birdhouse Festival. Setting up shop again at Lakefront Green, but this time on an all-new grassy terrain overlooking Lake Michigan and the sublime Chicago skyline, on September 7, just before […]

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Dirtybird to bring Chicago round two of Birdhouse Festival, with Claude VonStroke, Walker & Royce, and more

Claude VonStroke is officially bringing a litany of label favorites from his resoundingly rowdy Dirtybird flock back to Chicago for the second annual edition of Birdhouse Festival. Setting up shop again at Lakefront Green, but this time on an all-new grassy terrain overlooking Lake Michigan and the sublime Chicago skyline, on September 7, just before […]

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Exclusive: Link with Trampa and helicopter into North Coast Music Festival [Giveaway]

Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival is putting on a stacked late-summer lineup this year, with major star power coming from Bassnectar, Major Lazer, Anna Lunoe, Gorgon City, and more. North Coast is going big in 2019, so it’s perfectly fitting that one lucky attendee gets to go just as big with their entrance to the […]

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