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Zeds Dead Debuts REZZ Collab at Deadbeats Chicago + More
1 week ago

Zeds Dead Debuts REZZ Collab at Deadbeats Chicago + More

John Smith, the security guard, cocked his head to the right — decoding the chicken scratch legitimizing my press credentials. “OZ,” he said. “They must be tonight’s opener or maybe …
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GRiZ’s Ride Waves Tour Season Two [Event Recap]
2 months ago

GRiZ’s Ride Waves Tour Season Two [Event Recap]

A generous serving of drummers lined the stage at Chicago’s Navy Pier Festival Hall. Trumpeter Billy Aukstik, stage right. GRiZ‘s Grant Kwiecinski with his beloved sax, aloft. Kwiecinski’s psychedelic …
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The Alchemy Tour Charms Chicago Ft. NGHTMRE, SLANDER, The Glitch Mob + More
3 months ago

The Alchemy Tour Charms Chicago Ft. NGHTMRE, SLANDER, The Glitch Mob + More

Sans The Blade 2.0, The Glitch Mob‘s edIT, Boreta and Ooah transported me to an abstruse abyss. They executed “Mind of a Beast” from 2014’s Love Death Immortality in the front …
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Dirtybird’s The Birdhouse Festival 2019 [Event Review]
4 months ago

Dirtybird’s The Birdhouse Festival 2019 [Event Review]

“Does Claude Even Eat Ass?” read a dinky cardboard sign. Teehee, genius. This Monaco69 promo girl kept hard seltzer samples a-flowin’, and I aspired to get buzzed without spending $10 …
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Volleywood Featuring Corona Electric Beach 2019 [Event Recap]
5 months ago

Volleywood Featuring Corona Electric Beach 2019 [Event Recap]

My right pinky toe crept out of a strappy jelly sandal, occasionally brushing the blistering pavement. There was an Excessive Heat Warning and heat indices 100 to 114 degrees. How bad could …
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Night Bass City 2019 [Event Recap]
6 months ago

Night Bass City 2019 [Event Recap]

As the torrential downpour came to a halt, Lincoln Park’s 97 degrees of humidity retreated. Spaghetti strap tops and fringed denim shorts—“Pull up in a Rari, that’s a …
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Chicagoans are Amped for AC Slater’s Inaugural Night Bass City
6 months ago

Chicagoans are Amped for AC Slater’s Inaugural Night Bass City

In 2014, Night Bass‘ big cheese AC Slater had an epiphany—expose North Americans to proper bass music (e.g., UK garage, bassline, grime, house) in all its glory. Tomorrow, …
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Exclusive Interview: GTA Break Down “FK IT,” Purple Set + More
7 months ago

Exclusive Interview: GTA Break Down “FK IT,” Purple Set + More

Squealing “I love you guys! Do you remember me?” GTA’s Matt and Julio paused for a second before they uncomfortably said “No”—that was until I whipped out a ratchet iPhone …
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Mamby on the Beach’s 2019 Lineup Brings the Heat ft. Virtual Self, ZHU + More
8 months ago

Mamby on the Beach’s 2019 Lineup Brings the Heat ft. Virtual Self, ZHU + More

Mamby on the Beach 2019 announced the initial lineup for its fifth anniversary featuring 40+ internationally acclaimed artists like Virtual Self, ZHU, Flying Lotus 3D, Phantogram, Bob Moses, Justin Martin, …
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NCMF Unveils Intimate 2019 Lineup Featuring Bassnectar, Major Lazer + More
9 months ago

NCMF Unveils Intimate 2019 Lineup Featuring Bassnectar, Major Lazer + More

The Windy City’s North Coast Music Festival celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a two-day festival format, brand-spanking new event site and 28 electronic artists–half as many as last year–on …
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