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Events: Pygmalion Music Festival 2013 Lineup

3 May

The 9th annual Pygmalion Music Festival’s lineup for the 2013 edition has been announced. While the 3-day festival won’t be taking place until September 26 (-28), our neighbors down in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois will be hosts to live sets from Major Lazer, the Breeders, Youth Lagoon, and Chance the Rapper among others.

Other artists slated to appear are: Foxygen, the Head & the Heart, Dawes, Warpaint, Daughter, Perfume Genius, METZ, Damien Jurado, Kishi Bashi, Psychic Twin, Jenny Hval, Murder By Death, Caveman, K.Flay, Saturday Looks Good to Me, On An On, Nat Baldwin, Common Loon, PHOX, Detective, Justin Walter, Grandkids, the Dirty Feathers, Elsinore, the Struggle, and Sun Stereo. More performers will be announced in June.

Pygmalion 2013 tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 7 at noon CST here

(Spin)

Event: Murph Watkins-Loose Women N’ Booze Listening Event at Jugrnaut 5/4

3 May

Murph Watkins Listening PartyJugrnaut will be hosting a listening event tomorrow for Murph Watkins’ forthcoming project, Loose Women N’ Booze.  The party will take place from 6pm to 8pm.  Be sure to come out and listen to what is sure to be a very solid project.

Sneaker Con Chicago

3 May

00-sneaker-con-summer-dates1Attention all Sneakerheads! Sneaker Con is coming to Chicago on Saturday, May 11th at the Broadway Armory Park on 5917 N. Broadway. “Sneaker Con is the premier traveling event for sneaker connoisseurs to buy, sell and trade some of the most sought after footwear on the market.” Peep the Chicago flyer below. This is an event that any person interested in sneakers would not want to miss! Click HERE FOR MORE INFO! As you can see, Sneaker Con will also be hitting Atlanta, Miami, and NYC.

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North Coast Music Festival 2013 Lineup

2 May

20130502-004210.jpgThe first wave of artists that will be performing at this years North Coast Music Festival have been announced. It is a very strong group with hip hop being represented very well. Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Mac Miller, Just Blaze, Afrojack, Aloe Blacc and many more artists will be making the trip to Chicago on Labor Day Weekend (8/30-9/1). 3-day passes are available on Club Tix now. We’ll keep you updated when the next wave of artists are announced.

Sources: Do312 & Club Tix

Event: We R Hip Hop (feat. Really Doe) Live at Reggies; 5.9.13

1 May

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We’d like to announce On The Grind Productions’ We R Hip Hop, a night of Chicago Hip Hop that will hit Reggies Rock Club on Thursday, May 9th. Grammy-award winning artist, Really Doe, will be headlining this show that’s highlighting  Chicago talent like Julian Malone, Paypa, Auggie The 9th, KiDD Tha Chicagoan, D2G & more.

The show starts at 8PM at Cermak and State and is 18+. $8 advance/ $10 door. Buy your tickets here.

Event: Chance The Rapper Live at Metro on May 26th (Acid Rap Live)

30 Apr

While we patiently wait for Acid Rap to drop, Metro has made Chance’s Acid Rap Live show on May 26th public.  Tickets are only $12 in advance, so definitely purchase those tickets ASAP because it will be selling out quick! You can purchase tickets here. Update: Download Acid Rap here.

Source: Eva Hall & Metro Chicago

Event: Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap Listening Party at Jugrnaut

28 Apr

Chance The Rapper AcidRap Listening PartyWhile we wait for Chance The Rapper’s “Smoke Again” video to drop, be sure to make plans to stop by Jugrnaut this upcoming Tuesday (4/30) for the official Acid Rap listening party. Not sure what time the actual tape will be dropping, but this is sure to be a pretty awesome event even if the tape is made available earlier in the day. The event will take place from 5pm to 7pm.

 

Taste Of Chicago Lineup Includes, Robin Thicke, Robert Plant and fun.

24 Apr

The Taste Of Chicago has a full music lineup now… The iconic food festival that takes place in downtown Chicago will run July 10-14 and will feature acts like fun. (especially good for those of us who missed their Lolla performance due to the storm), Robin Thicke and Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin). While lawn seating will remain free, $25 tickets for reserved seats in the Petrillo Music Shell pavilion will go on sale May 15 at tasteofchicago.us.

The complete lineup for Taste of Chicago is listed below. Continue reading

Comedy: First Talent Announcement for TBS Just For Laughs 2013

24 Apr

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 We’re glad to announce some of the main acts coming out to Chicago for the TBS Just For Laughs 2013 comedy festival! The Lineup for America’s Biggest Comedy Festival Includes:

Bill Maher (Politically Incorrect, Real Time w/Bill Maher, Religulous)

Seth Meyers (SNL’s Weekend Update and 2011 Correspondents Dinner)

Bob Newhar  (The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart)

David Cross (Arrested Development and Mr. Show)

Nick Swardson (Reno 911, Malibu’s Most Wanted, …Chuck & Larry)

John Hodgman (The Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart)

Artie Lange (MADtv, The Artie Lang Show, The Howard Stern Show)

Hannibal Buress (Stand-Up comedian, writer on 30 Rock)

Al Madrigal (The Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart)

Maria Bamford (Comedian of Comedy)

Dylan Moran (Yeah,Yeah)

Anjelah Johnson (MADtv)

*Plus the stars of TBS’s Sullivan & Son, truTV’s Impractical Jokers And IFC’s The Whitest Kids U’ Know, with more surprises TBA soon.

Hit the jump to read the full Press Release and read some info on the shows these comedians will bring to the festival and the locations where these will take place. Continue reading

Events: Mad Decent Block Party 2013 Expands to 13 Cities

23 Apr

mdbp announcement Mad Decent Block Party Expands to 13 Cities for 2013

The Mad Decent Block Party is back this year and they’ve expanded to 13 cities across the U.S.A., along with some stops in America Jr. aka Canada (Homer Simpson’s words, not mine). The block party will take place over 3 months, starting up in Calgary, Alberta (look out Bret Hart) on July 19 and finishing up in San Diego in mid September.

All the major cities will host the party except for us in Chicago, which may perhaps be due to the craziness that got it shut down early last year. See, that’s why we can’t have nice things. Side note, why does Vegas get a party? That’s all they do out there, so it’s not like they need another excuse…

Update: Early bird tickets for Mad Decent’s Block Party are available for $20 here.

(P&P)