[FESTIVAL RECAP] – HARD Day of the Dead Delivers on Music, Lacks on Logistics

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 Photo: Rolling Stone Magazine Saturday, November 1st – Day 1 3:00 p.m.   Our cab drops us off at the bustling taxi area of the Pomona Fairplex, which is a massive fairground that the HARD team transformed into the venue for their Day of the Dead Halloween festival. I have those damn pre-festival jitters the […]

[PHOTO RECAP] See You In The Pit: Behind The Scenes With Upon A Burning Body

[PHOTO RECAP] See You In The Pit: Behind The Scenes With Upon A Burning Body

  For a band that makes a lot of noise you would expect the men of Upon A Burning Body to be your typical loud rockstar types before a show. Oddly enough they are quite the opposite. Keeping to themselves, sipping on a drink or two or even catching up on their phone, these guys […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP + PHOTOS] Life Is Beautiful: Beautiful, Indeed

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  Life is Beautiful descended on Las Vegas in a flurry of music, art, and food. Downtown Las Vegas was transformed from a few blocks of shops and restaurants into a work of art of its own, as local artists took to the streets (quite literally) and put their mark on the sides of buildings. […]

[CONCERT/PHOTO RECAP] See You In The Pit: The Black Mass Tour

[CONCERT/PHOTO RECAP] See You In The Pit: The Black Mass Tour

  The most beautiful thing that can ever happen at a show is when you go in with absolutely no expectations whatsoever. And while I am huge fan of some of the bands I saw on this particular night, I was blown away by the experience I had when I went to the Black Mass […]

[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Get Haunted With Hardwell At UIC Pavilion, Halloween Night

[ELECTRO/HOUSE] I AM HARDWELL Tour: The Essential Playlist

  “The whole world has watched this show now,” says Hardwell. “It’s finally time to bring this concept to America.” The I AM HARDWELL World Tour will kick off on Halloween night in Chicago for the inaugural show of his North American jaunt. Spanning 19 countries to date, I AM HARDWELL features the Dutch DJ […]

[PHOTO RECAP] See You In The Pit: Behind The Scenes With X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons’ Into The Jungle Tour

[PHOTO RECAP] See You In The Pit: Behind The Scenes With X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons' Into The Jungle Tour

  A muggy Chicago day. Overcast and drizzling. Just another unpredictable day in Chicago. I walk down an alley next to Lincoln Hall in Chicago and am greet warmly by the guys of X-Ambassadors. For the next few hours I quietly observe as the band sets up their equipment for the night’s show. From load […]

[Concerts & Festivals] Suwannee Hulaween

Suwannee Hulaween

  With Halloween just over a week away, it only seemed appropriate for us share the vital details about one of the larger events set to take place next weekend. Suwannee Hulaween is the type of celebration that brings out all of the true freaks. Headlined by three nights of the String Cheese Incident (from […]

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW/PLAYLIST] Life Is Beautiful 2014: The Artists You Can’t Miss

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW/PLAYLIST] Life Is Beautiful 2014: The Artists You Can't Miss

  This weekend, Life is Beautiful returns to Vegas with all the grills, guitars, and gusto. For three days the festival takes over a large chunk of Downtown, bringing big-name bands and chefs in a celebration of food and music. They’ll be joined by a cadre of local artists painting murals, as a nice homage […]

[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Win Tickets To See The Glitch Mob, The M Machine, and Chrome Sparks In Chicago

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  After debuting at #13 on the Billboard charts for their sophomore LP release Love Death Immortality, The Glitch Mob have taken to the road to bring audiences a show like they’ve never seen before. Chicago fans will have a chance to catch the trio on October 17th as they showcase their all-new technologically and […]

[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Win Tickets To See Skrillex & A$AP Ferg at Navy Pier

[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Win Tickets To See Skrillex & A$AP Ferg at Navy Pier

  Just because the summer is over and the outdoor festivals have shut their gates for the year, doesn’t mean that the music has stopped playing. Featuring some of the most iconic venues in the country, Chicago has hosted the world’s top talent time and again and will do so once more at the historic […]