Purple Rain This Weekend at The Vic in Chicago

It's happening around the country and now "purple fever" is coming to Chicago too. The famed Brew and View at The Vic Theatre (3145 N. Sheffield Avenue) is playing Prince's seminal musical for everyone...
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808 The Documentary Makes its Chicago Premiere April 17

Fresh off a debut at SXSW, the documentary on dance music's quintessential machine is set to debut in Chicago this April 17. 808 The Documentary, the film about the ubiquitous drum machine that powered House...
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5 Mag welcomes Tony Humphries to Smartbar December 4

5 Mag's first Chicago event in more than 2 years with Michael Serafini and Czboogie with house music legend Tony Humphries.
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Necropolis Festival in Chicago cancels 2 weeks prior to debut

The new EDM festival was scheduled for Halloween Weekend at Northerly Island.

Bandcamp Makes Every 1st Friday Fee-Free through 2020

Bandcamp is extending their fee-free "Bandcamp Fridays" concept to the 1st Friday of every month until the end of 2020.

Record Breaker! Inside the new issue of 5 Mag

Dive into the biggest issue of 5 Magazine to date, featuring Fred Everything, Low Steppa, Souldynamic, Karsten Sollors and more.

Chicago Fire Guts Producer’s Studio and Home

On July 24, a fire ripped through a building in the 128 North Campbell in Chicago. It was home to a number of artists, eclectic businesses as well as a couple who were celebrating...

BENJI: Chicago House Music History… on ESPN

The best documentary about Chicago House Music is contained in a 5 minute segment of a film about a basketball player.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esCHW1ylEHQ   Benji is a feature documentary from film making tandem Coodie and Chike which made...

Beyond Heaven Showcases ’80s Chicago House Music Party Flyers

Beyond Heaven: Chicago House Party Flyers from 1983 to 1989 is now available for the Old School lover in your life.
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Ron Trent and Timmy Regisford Headline 2013 Silver Room Block Party

No rest for the weary: After the Chosen Few Picnic, Wavefront, Westfest (and with House of Sol still yet to come), July's amazing line-up of Chicago outdoor events continues July 20th with the 11th...
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OnlySounds? SoundCloud to launch direct payment model: reports

SoundCloud is allegedly working on a new model similar to subscription sites like OnlyFans and Patreon, according to a Billboard report.
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Detroit techno doc “God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines” debuted at Tribeca

An auspicious premiere for this techno documentary of "mismanaged success, damaged friendships, ascendant beats & raw inspiration" in 1980s Detroit.

Remembering Darryl Pandy One Year Later

It was one year ago yesterday that we heard the news that Darryl Pandy passed away. The question arises - and it's a terrible question indeed - of how you remember someone after they're gone....
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Amaré launches Sole Aspect, a new vinyl deep house label

Sole Aspect is launching with a new EP from Dubbyman with tracks from Trinidadian Deep and others to follow.

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.

The Obama Library at the Chosen Few Picnic?

The Obama Foundation announces Jackson Park - home of the iconic Chicago House Music festival - as site of the presidential library.

Southport Weekender’s Dave Gardner Has Passed Away

Alex Lowes and others pay tribute to Dave Gardner, operations manager of the legendary music festival, founded in 1987.

Shep Pettibone Wins Back Royalties on Madonna’s Vogue

The complicated case was held up by a supposed sample (of a Salsoul record Pettibone remixed years earlier) and lawyer chicanery.

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