[CONCERT REVIEW/PHOTO RECAP] Lotus And The Floozies Tear Up The Riviera

[CCONCERT REVIEW/PHOTO RECAP] Lotus And The Floozies Tear Up The Riviera

Lotus dropped by our hometown of Chicago last weekend for a pair of dope back to back shows. Unfortunately, I did not attend night one (Friday, April 11th) of this magnificent music extravaganza. Night two however, well, that’s an entirely different story. While Friday featured openers like Penguin Prison and Gigamesh, Saturday brought out some names […]

[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Win Tickets To See Excision Live In Chicago

[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Win Tickets To See Excision Live In Chicago

Last year, Excision tore down Chicago’s Congress Theater while on his Execution Tour, featuring the awe-inspiring lights and sounds of the now-infamous Executioner stage – a stage boasting more than 150,000 watts of power. Now the Canadian dubstep giant is making a comeback to the Windy City, returning to Aragon Ballroom on April 18th to […]

[FESTIVAL NEWS] Summer Set Camping & Music Festival Announces Phase 1 Lineup

[FESTIVAL NEWS] Summer Set Camping & Music Festival Announces Phase 1 Lineup

Attended by more than 45,000 festival goers last year, Summer Set Camping & Music Festival has returned to Somerset, WI for it’s third year, boasting more stages, more camping, and an expanded festival grounds. For those that went last year, it was a truly magical experience despite some setbacks that left some attendees feeling frustrated. […]

[BLUES/ROCK] The Black Keys – “Turn Blue”

[BLUES/ROCK] The Black Keys - "Turn Blue"

Black and blue. When you hear the phrase, images of bruised eyes and healing wounds tend to come to mind. But allow me to place the term into a new context for you: The Black Keys‘ brand new single “Turn Blue”. Ok, maybe I’m reaching on that one, but Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney’s 2nd […]

[CONCERT RECAP] David Guetta Pays Tribute To Frankie Knuckles At Chicago Performance

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I must admit I was a bit skeptical before seeing David Guetta on a Saturday night at a concert venue as large as the Aragon Entertainment Center. The dance music giant and DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ’s 2011 poll winner has been known to a cause a polarizing opinion or two. To some, he is […]

[Drumstep/Drum & Bass] Rootkit – Do It

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Quality melodic drumstep doesn’t just fall into my lap everyday. So when it does, please forgive me for losing my cool for a brief moment. “Do It” is the first sampling I’ve had of this 16-year-old Norwegian producer’s electrifying sound and if this tune is any indicator of what his future holds, then I can’t […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Phantogram- Fall In Love (Until The Ribbon Breaks Re-Imagination)

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Darkness twists and darkness pulls, and sometimes synths can shower us enough until we drown, forced to swim outside our trapped, little worlds. Those kinds of synths turn the production into a firehose, and they always inevitably fail any time they try and force a Phantogram song to be anything other than what it inherently […]

[Dubstep] Slum Village – Fall In Love (Moody Good Remix)

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This new track from Moody Good is just too grimy! You’re going to need to use a fire hose in order to clean off all the layers of muck left behind by his latest remix. It’s filthier than the inside of a garbage truck, more pungent than the foulest stench you’ve ever smelled, and downright disgusting […]

[INDIE/POP] DWNTWN – “Missing You” [Free Download]

[INDIE/POP] DWNTWN - "Missing You"

Talking about the past can be a painful ordeal, especially when topics of loved ones long gone become the focus of conversation. All of a sudden, you hear their voice calling your name, you remember the wrinkles in their smiles and the way their eyes lit up when they laughed. Before you know it, your […]

[INDIE/DANCE] NoNoNo – “Pumpin Blood” (The Knocks Remix)

[INDIE/DANCE] NoNoNo - "Pumpin Blood" (The Knocks Remix)

Oh, that whistling. That funky, glitched out beat and the contrasting fluidity of those vocals. I tell you, The Knocks really know how to line ‘em up and shoot ‘em down when it comes to blissful, summer-drenched mixes. The NY duo have another piece of dance floor gold on their hands with this smooth take […]