[Bass Music] Don’t Miss This Block of Upcoming XDI Shows

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  Well, if the coming weeks are any indication, the guys over at XDI Events aren’t messing around one bit. No sir. Stacked with a variety of talented bass technicians, both April and May are booked solid with so many dubstep heavy-hitters that catching your breath will seem nearly impossible. For anybody out there that […]

[Concerts & Festivals] Meanwhile In Chicago: An Innovative Music Series

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  Here at The Sights And Sounds, we’ve always prided ourselves on our ability to recognize the best and brightest in local up-and-coming talent. That being said, when it comes to live performances nowadays, the lack of variety is more apparent than ever before. Injecting a breath of fresh air into Chicago’s diverse music scene, […]

[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Earl Sweatshirt Releases Surprise Album + Catch Him Live In Chicago

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  I’m officially starting to feel old. The youngest member of the eclectic Odd Future troupe is now of legal drinking age (like that’s stopped him in the past), and that can only mean that Earl Sweatshirt‘s live shows will be even more outrageous than in the past. Bursting onto the hip-hop scene circa 2011, […]

[Concerts & Festivals] Manic Focus Set To Headline First House Of Blues Show

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  Manic Focus is no longer considered one of the Chi-city’s most well-kept secrets. In fact, he ditched that label a long time ago. In the past couple years alone, JMac has gone from hammering out solo heaters on the regular to collaborating with the likes of Break Science, Michal Menert, and many other talented […]

[FESTIVAL NEWS] Could This Be The 2015 Lollapalooza Leak We’ve Been Waiting For?

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  *Updates at end of post* Everyone has been waiting for it, and now it appears as though we may get some insider information on who might be taking the stages in Chicago’s Grant Park for Lollapalooza 2015. Every year we are teased and tickled by seemingly real posters or images of the ‘leaked’ Lolla […]

[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Win Tickets To See Klingande & Autograf In Chicago

[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Win Tickets To See Klingande & Autograf In Chicago

  Chicago! If you’re looking for some new music to supplement our wonderful run of pre-spring days, look no further than the upcoming performance by France-based producer Klingande and Chicago’s Autograf. Formed in December of 2012 by C├ędric, a 24-year-old from Croix in northern France, Klingande’s sounds are as uplifting as a red balloon taking […]

[CONCERT REVIEW/TOUR] Datsik’s Ninja Nation Tour Assassinates Chicago

[CONCERT REVIEW/TOUR] Datsik's Ninja Nation Tour Assassinates Chicago

  Even if you didn’t attend Datsik‘s 2014 stop through Chicago at Concord Music Hall, there’s no doubt you’ve at least caught wind from fans about the infamous show. To cut a long story short, Concord’s ceiling, specifically the far right side of the venue, had literally collapsed due to the insane vibrations from the […]

[HIP-HOP/DANCE] Towkio ft. Vic Mensa – “Involved” (Prod. Kaytranada)

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  Collaboration is defined as working with others to do a task and to achieve shared goals. With the advent of the internet, it’s clear that this seems to be happening more and more lately. It’s not that people weren’t working together or achieving shared successes before the internet, plenty of that happened I’m sure. […]

[CONCERT REVIEW/PHOTO RECAP] The String Cheese Incident’s 3-Day Romp Through Chicago

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  Twenty-three years in and The String Cheese Incident are still rocking cities with massive 3-day jam sessions that continue to captivate young and old audiences everywhere. To try and pin down the group’s sound might take a day or two – they range from bluegrass and rock to electronica, calypso, country, funk, jazz, Latin, […]

[WINTER TICKET GIVEAWAY] Win Passes To See Adrian Lux, EC Twins, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Project 46 And More At Studio Paris

[WINTER PASS GIVEAWAY] Win Passes To See Afrojack, EC Twins, Sunnery James, Ryan Marciano, Lil Jon, Project 46 And More At Studio Paris

  Chicago winters can be harsh. Anyone living in the city this last week can attest to that fact. Wrapping yourself in blankets and hibernating for the winter might be an option for apartment hermits, but with so much amazing music coming through the city, how can you really stay couped up all season? I […]

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