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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.



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

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


Events: Budweiser Made In America

17 Apr

Much like they did last year, Budweiser has put together another edition of their Made In America Events. These events (as noted on their site): “Great Music, Great Food And Great Beer Are Just The Start!” We attended last year’s stop in Chicago and were part of the crowd that was treated to all three things listed as part of the event and genuinely enjoyed the party.

Made In America Events started this year in Tampa, FL earlier this month and will run until August, making stops around the country in cities like Dallas, Phoenix, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, NYC and Boston among many others.

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Retrospect at Lincoln Hall

16 Apr

Retrospect came back home from SXSW this year to a headlining show at Lincoln Hall. The show was hosted by Mike Supercold and GoWhere Hip Hop with performances by The WHOevers, Impolite Society, and Fess Grandiose. There was also an appearance by the homie ShowYouSuck, if you check out the video above!

R.I.P. Rap – Guru / Gang Starr Edition @ Sub-T

31 Mar

1900_500035686721456_1200226215_nHead over to Sub-T Lounge on Wednesday April, 3rd where Ground Lift Media and the lovely, Ms. Chicago will be presenting the Guru/Gang Starr edition of R.I.P. Rap. DJ Trew and DJ Scend will be playing nothing but Guru, Gang Starr, and DJ Premier all through the night. There will be a live art exhibit by DMNOLOGY as well as a live beat set by Max & Pore. The event is free before 11PM with an RSVP to, after 11PM the cover will be $5. Check out DJ Scend’s Guru tribute below, he recorded it for his radio show back in 2010. The mix should hold you down until Wednesday night. See ya’ there! Continue reading

On The Grind Management Presents: A Night of Chicago Hip Hop (Recap)

23 Mar

GLC Reggies Rock Club

On The Grind Management put together an impressive lineup this past Thursday (3/21) at Reggie’s Rock Club for their A Night of Chicago Hip Hop event.  There were plenty of good performances throughout the night from Philosopha, D2G, KiDD Tha Chicagoan, Dreezy, Phenom, Que Billah, Really Doe, Vic Spencer, MC Tree and headliner GLC.  Hit the jump to check out some pictures and performance footage from the event.  Continue reading

Event: Johnnie Walker Tasting Event- ‘House of Walker’

21 Mar

For those 21+, within the Chicago and Houston areas, and fans of whiskey, check out the House of Walker tasting event. Attendees will spend the evening sipping world-renowned Johnnie Walker whiskies. They’ll have custom sampling lounges and iconic private venues.

See the details after the jump. Continue reading

Concerts: Yahoo! ‘On The Road’ feat. Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean

15 Mar

This summer just got a little more awesome. Yahoo! has announced their summer international tour. On The Road will feature music royals like Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean and A Tribe Called Quest, as well as Macklemore, Nas, Miguel, J. Cole and many others.

The tour as whole will feature 32 performers, 10 comedians, and 1 yodeler *because, duh. See some of the dates after the jump.

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