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Video Shows Ceiling Fall at Concord Music Hall Friday Night

Video uploaded to YouTube purported to be of the incident   An incident involving a section of plaster from the ceiling fell and injured four people and the owners of Concord Music Hall have voluntarily closed...

This Senator Wants to Ban Autoplay Videos

It's part of the SMART Act targeting addictive online behavior. We're okay with that anyway.

You’re Invited to a Secret Daytime Party with Colette

This Friday July 26, Flavorpill is launching a new daytime party series held at venues throughout Chicago - and day one features our lady of the, er, mid-day, Ms. Colette. The theory is that you...

For Independent Music Venues, “The Warning Light Is Flashing”

Contact your congresspeople and urge them to support the Save Our Stages Act, introduced on Wednesday July 22 in the US Senate.
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Download Traktor DJ For Free (Legally, Even)

If it's a promotion, it's sailed under the radar so far. Native Instruments' popular Traktor DJ app for iPhone, iPod and iPad has recently been cut down to a price of $0. That's right:...
What Happened to the Save Our Stages Act

What happened to the #SaveOurStages Act?

Congress set aside more than $16 billion for small music venues and nightclubs. After four months, not a single penny had been distributed.
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Legendary Disco Producer Bob Esty Has Passed Away

Decorated producer and songwriter Bob Esty worked with Donna Summer, Cher, DC LaRue and many others in the late 1970s through the 1980s.
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Juan Atkins, DJ Minx, Delano Smith Tapped for Charivari 2020 Digital Festival

Detroit's Charivari festival is going digital starting July 28, streaming from July 28 to August 2 with Eddie Fowlkes, Rick Wilhite, Blake Baxter and more.
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The Phuture Is Yours: 5 Mag Issue 138

We honor the legends and spotlight the new breed. In this issue: Pezzner, a tribute to Earl Smith, Jr of Phuture, Jeff Derringer of Oktave, and three mixes from Boorane, Jay Hill and Tim Zawada.
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The Legend of Jay B. Ross

Jay B. Ross moved mountains for tons of Chicago house artists from the early days to the present. The legendary "Rappin Lawyer" died on March 1.

Chicago Pride moves to October 2021 though some events go off anyway

The official Chicago Pride parade is moving to October 3, though that shouldn't put a damper on the burgeoning number of events taking place as Chicago exits lockdown restrictions for the first time in a year.

Weed is now legal in 16 American states

Virginia and New Jersey pass legalization of marijuana for recreational use.
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Vincent Floyd, Tony Humphries, Karizma…

We're proud to present Issue #133 of 5 Magazine, out now. This is a new milestone, we think, both in content and consistency. You see what's on the cover but let's run through: 5 Magazine...

Broadcasters Vow to Crush Pirate Radio

Fines up to $2 million and more await pirate radio broadcasters caught under a new bill aiming for unanimous approval in Congress.

More classic Chicago House flyers in Beyond Heaven Vol 3

The third and final collection of house music flyers from the genesis of Chicago's house music scene published by Almighty & Insane Books.
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Chicago music creep pleads guilty to secretly recording women

Michael Johnston was CEO of Chicago music venues Lincoln Hall and Schubas. He pleaded guilty to setting up secret cameras to record young female employees in his home bathroom.
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Chicago Has Lunch with Frankie Knuckles

And so can you. The fabulous series of daytime lunch parties, the Absolut Lunch Break presented by Flavorpill, concludes for the season next Thursday October 24th with Chicago's own Frankie Knuckles. If you're not familiar...
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Detroit Swindle’s Lars Recovering from Post-Accident Surgery

A motorcycle accident in Amsterdam left Lars from Detroit Swindle with two broken jaws and a broken palate.

Smashed Plastic Opens Chicago’s First Vinyl Pressing Plant in 20 Years

Leor Galil wrote the cover story in this week's Chicago Reader announcing the opening of Smashed Plastic, Chicago's first vinyl pressing plant in decades.

EU Will Ban Ticket Bots. You’re Still Going to Get Gouged, Though.

A shot to the gut of the ticket sales racket as EU consumer protection laws take aim at ticket brokers and ticket bots.

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Searching: Inside 5 Mag Issue 204

With Detroit's Reggie Dokes, Aterral Records, Carlo, Maggie Tra, Demuir, Cyphon Records and more inside 5 Mag Issue 204, out now.
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Glenn Davis – RISE vol 2

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Cee ElAssaad: Evolve