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Lollapalooza 2014

Lollapalooza 2014

This Summer, Lollapalooza celebrated its 10 year anniversary, gracing Chicago’s Grant Park with some of the world’s best musicians. If you’ve ever been, you know that Lollapalooza is a 3-day, monster festival that requires attendees to have boundless energy, stamina and mostly, a sense of humor. The sense of humor is to deal with the...Read more
Janelle Monáe is the Electric Lady

Janelle Monáe is the Electric Lady

You may have walked the Tightrope with her or sang along w/her, but how many can say they danced with her?   Thanks to CoverGirl and Atlantic Records, Janelle Monáe put on a private show for some of Chicago’s most Hip.Artistic.Stylish. socialites. After appearing on stage and sharing details about her newest album, “The Electric...Read more
Add A Little Light to Your Life with Avery*Sunshine

Add A Little Light to Your Life with Avery*Sunshine

The moment Avery*Sunshine takes the stage you immediately feel like you’re reconnecting with a long-lost friend. Her ability to connect with a large audience as if she were having a one-on-one conversation with each person attests to her authenticity. Her voice is so strong, powerful, clear and crisp, that you wonder if the microphone is...Read more
Eve Rockin' the Mic

Eve Rockin’ the Mic

Stalley Spitting Bars in the Ck One Music Lounge #Lollapalooza2013

Stalley Spitting Bars in the Ck One Music Lounge #Lollapalooza2013

Hip-Hop + High Fashion: Nothing New

Hip-Hop + High Fashion: Nothing New

  Recently, it was asked, “What’s with all these rappers wearing and talking about high fashion these days?” But if you’re a true scholar of the rap game (aside from the hip-hop v. rap debate), you know that fashion has always been a huge element. Whether having to wear the “same damn ‘Lo sweater,” (as...Read more

The Evolution of the Major Label Recording Deal

Many artists have been going the independent route for quite some time and even more so now than ever before. But there are still many who are looking to ink deals with the majors. Of course there are benefits to both, but what really happens once the labels get a hold of you? Despite the...Read more

Editor’s Performance Picks

Here a few artists who are currently on national and/or international tours or who have upcoming performances we think may be worth checking out!  Listings are generally for the Chicago dates, but click the tour link for shows in your area. Brandy 1/19, The Venue @ The Horseshoe Casino.  Editor’s note: Longtime Brandy fans will...Read more

Mike Eagle presents the Extended Nightmares Getdown (the dark blue door) EP

Photo Credit: Jacqueline Arevalo You never know exactly what to expect from an Open Mike Eagle EP. Well maybe a few things, a long ass title, extremely forward thinking arrangements and concepts that have no respect for gravity. Outside of that though, nothing. Luckily, with this latest Extended Nightmares Getdown(the dark blue door) EP, OME...Read more

Neak – “Ready To Go”

Neak- Ready To Go Here’s the fresh new video from Neak, “Ready To Go.” Shout out to the casting director on this one, there are some beautiful umm… talking points in this one. Not too shabby at all.

Earthgang – Opium

Claiming that Earthgang is the next Outka$t would come off as sacrilegious to ATLien faithfuls and decidedly unfair to Earthgang’s own unique representations of themselves. So I wont say it, but once the dust settles and we’ve listened to “Opium” there’ll be silence. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Let’s not make this awkward, ok? EarthGang “Opium”...Read more

LurkMusic – Kingli$h

This one here is called “Kingli$h” Peace to the LurkMuisc production collective, I am definitely excited to here more from this camp.