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The Monitors Redux John Tejada and Silent Servant album art

John Tejada announces The Monitors rerelease with Silent Servant

The secret project originally dropped on vinyl in 2011 and the rerelease was in the works for a few weeks prior to Silent Servant's death.
Spybar nightclub, photo by Ethan Jolie

Spybar enters 2024 with massive venue upgrades

The sound system and DJ booth get an upgrade as the Chicago nightclub enters its 27th season.
Creation of the Hubbard Street Frankie Knuckles Mural

For Frankie: Celebrating the life of Frankie Knuckles

There is one official Frankie Knuckles birthday party and it is held in Chicago. And this year it's at Metro & Smartbar.
Congress Theater

Underreported 2023: Will the Congress Theater rise again?

2023 in review: the venerable Congress Theater may finally reopen after city approves an $88 million rehab plan for the nearly century old live music venue.
Teri Bristol

Every city should have their own Teri Bristol

In Chicago we were selfish: we kept her here for ourselves.
Dorothy Disco Love Blueprint: A History of Disco poster

Mapping 50 years of disco on a speaker circuit diagram

Dorothy's Disco Love Blueprint traces the history of disco through the people and places who connected one another.

Warehouse event series launches this Saturday with Juan Atkins

The Chicago events hosted by Warehouse (yes THAT Warehouse) founder Robert Williams was created to "celebrate the global impact of Chicago house music."
The War on Disco poster

There was a war on disco. Disco won.

A new documentary says the quiet part out loud: the disco backlash was a battle in the culture war against Black and queer Americans. But Disco won.

Weed arrests are increasing despite widespread legalization

Police made more than a quarter million arrests for marijuana in 2022 according to the FBI's crime database, an increase over the previous year.
Seth Troxler Slacker 85 Chicago

New Announce: Seth Troxler brings Slacker 85 to Chicago’s Serum

Playing b2b with Jackmaster, Bill Patrick b2b with Hiroko Yamamura and Tres Mortimor on Friday November 3 at Serum at Prysm.

Former basketball star sentenced to 20 years in Sound-Bar shooting

Armond Williams, who once appeared in an MTV reality show hosted by LeBron James, has pled guilty to the March 2019 killing of Sound-Bar doorman Thurmond Bailey.

Chicago shuts down club after 8 shot in River North

Police issued a summary closure of Blum after a mass shooting on Sunday morning sent 8 people to the hospital, 4 in critical condition.

DJ Diz is hospitalized. Help support his recovery.

The Chicago DJ and producer is undergoing dialysis in the hospital and will need support after discharge for outpatient treatment.
Bob Moog

After Moog: The most depressing story in the industry gets worse

A storied company continues to gut staff and reportedly shift product manufacturing overseas under new ownership.
Viva Acid 2023

Full schedule of events announced for VIVA ACID 2023

Season 3 features a slew of events, workshops and conversations in celebration of the squelch and the scene starting October 5 2023 in Chicago.
Viva Acid 2023

VIVA ACID announces 2023 dates for Season 3 of the worldwide acid assembly

October 5th through October 9th 2023 have been set aside for an array of events for VIVA ACID Season 3, featuring artists including Glenn Underground, Mystic Bill, Noncompliant, Eris Drew, John Simmons, Jana Rush, Houz 'Mon, Geto Mark, Hyperactive, Woody McBride, Mike Dearborn and more.
Alland Byallo photo by kenneth scott

#RIP Alland Byallo

We are devastated to learn this morning that producer, art director and DJ Alland Byallo has passed away suddenly.
Russian producer phil gerus has died

Russian house producer Phil Gerus has died

Phil Gerus (aka Phil Mirzoian), who released music on Tensnake's True Romance, Sonar Kollective, Emotional Especial and others was killed by an allegedly drunk driving police officer in June.

And then we welcome Tony Humphries to Chicago tonight

How to speak through records, from one who did his part in creating a dancefloor for everyone.
Garage Paradise

First London gig – Czboogie at Garage Paradise

Coming up January 21 with Jeremy Sylvester, Ray Hurley, DJ Whooshhh, Lord Byron, DJ MJ, Mikey DJ, CKP, Fevasoul and Onyx Stone.