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Zeds Dead Debuts REZZ Collab at Deadbeats Chicago + More
3 months ago

Zeds Dead Debuts REZZ Collab at Deadbeats Chicago + More

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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]
5 months ago

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

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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
6 months ago

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

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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]
7 months ago

Dirtybird’s The Birdhouse Festival 2019 [Event Review]

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“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]
8 months ago

Volleywood Featuring Corona Electric Beach 2019 [Event Recap]

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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]
8 months ago

Night Bass City 2019 [Event Recap]

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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
9 months ago

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

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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
9 months ago

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

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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
10 months ago

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

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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
12 months ago

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

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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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