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Chicago wants to know if you picked up COVID-19 after Market Days

The Chicago Department of Public Health wants to learn more about viral transmission during large gatherings like the Northalsted street festival.
Shake Shop Records launch party with Moodymann

Shake Shop launch party with Moodymann rescheduled for October 2

Moodymann, Eddie Fowlkes, K'Alexi Shelby, Joe Smooth, KC Wray and NO:SL33P will play at the Shake Shop Records launch Party October 2 2021 in Chicago.

After 4 years, Primary Nightclub Chicago re-opens their doors

Closed since June of 2017, Chicago nightclub Primary reopens on September 3 2021.
5 Mag Issue 192 with Solomun, photo by Chino Moro

#MadeWithLove

Inside the new issue of 5 Mag with Solomun, Andrew Emil, Ultra Naté, Dam Swindle and more.
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Paul Johnson has passed away

There will never be another Paul Johnson. Ever.
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My House Music Festival is a non-stop Chicago house music celebration

Felix Da Housecat, Mike Dunn, Ron Trent, Colette and more headline this year's two day festival August 28 and 29 in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.
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The strange journey of Wu-Tang Clan’s $2 million album & the Pharma Bro

Bought by the Pharma Bro, seized by the government and now sold to... the Wu-Tang Clan again? Elon Musk? or who?
Shake Shop Records launch party with Moodymann

Moodymann, Eddie Fowlkes, K-Alexi & Joe Smooth headline Shake Shop Records launch party

Moodymann, Eddie Fowlkes, K'Alexi Shelby, Joe Smooth, KC Wray and NO:SL33P will play at the Shake Shop Records launch Party August 28 2021 at an undisclosed location in Chicago.
Dennis Ferrer

How about Dennis Ferrer at Spybar this weekend?

Objektivity boss Dennis Ferrer makes his first post-pandemic visit to Chicago this Friday July 30 at Spybar.

Chicago House & Sunshine: House of Sol returns for 2021 this weekend

Chicago's 100% homegrown House of Sol festival returns to Pilsen this week with DJ Heather, Ron Carroll and more.

#TheMission – Inside the new 5 Mag

Soul Clap, Nona Hendryx, 15 years of Burial and more in 5 Mag issue 191, out today.
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Friends & family rally for Steve Laviniere of Bobby & Steve

Steve Laviniere of Bobby & Steve - DJ, producer and pioneer of the soulful house sound - has been disabled as a result of complications from COVID-19.

Tony Humphries touches down in Chicago this weekend

NYC house music legend Tony Humphries plays Smartbar this Saturday with Harry Cross & Jacob Meehan.
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Detroit’s finest: Charivari festival returns in August with its best line-up yet

Returning August 13, 14 & 15: all of your hero's heroes will be in Detroit for Charivari, the homegrown midwest festival.

Chicago’s Chosen Few will hold a free concert for the vaccinated on August 28

Part of the city's Protect Chicago Music Series, the Chosen Few will play for free for all Chicago residents vaccinated by August 14.
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Djoon, the Paris club that so often supports us, needs our support

Help one of the outposts of quality underground dance music re-open: Paris club Djoon is approaching a do-or-die fundraising goal.
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Chicago’s Spybar will re-open on July 9

Gene Farris anchors Spybar's re-opening weekend coming July 9 in Chicago.

Report offers scathing look at diversity in the music industry

Fewer than 10% of industry executives at any level are Black, well below the US population, according to a new report which shows the music industry is still mostly made up of white men.

Juneteenth: 100% of Bandcamp’s share of sales donated today

Midnight to midnight on Friday, Bandcamp will be donating the platform's share of all sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
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Smartbar reopens: “We cannot wait to dance with you”

Chicago institution Smartbar will reopen starting this weekend for the first time in 16 months. Here's the line-up:

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#FutureShock – Inside the new 5 Mag

Oona Dahl, Boiler Room, Art of Tones, More Ghost Than Man and more inside #5Mag193, out now.
Dam Swindle photo by Lauren Murphy

Dam Swindle: Nod to the Classic

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