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Chicago Announces Next Round of Festival Cancellations

The city of Chicago has cancelled all special events until Labor Day in the latest update to coronavirus cancellations.

Mayor: No Festivals or Mass Events Until 2021?

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is the latest public leader casting doubt on festivals, sports and other mass events returning this summer or even this year.

Illinois Guv: “Think Seriously” About Canceling Summer Festivals

Illinois governor JB Pritzker is strongly suggesting promoters "think seriously about canceling large summer events" and music festivals this year.

Freakeasy! and the Fine Art of Not Giving a F#ck

158 shows, 12 years and 4 generations of attendees later, the Freakeasy welcomes everybody to live out loud on the dancefloor.

Four Gigs, Six Days: Boiler Room Invades Chicago & Detroit

I-94 is the vital artery that connects the cities of Chicago and Detroit - sometimes rivals, sometimes collaborators and always, always up in each...

Chicago’s Tied Collective Launches New Label with Memo Boys EP

Made in Chicago like God intended and on vinyl for the pleasure of man, Tied001 is, as you might reckon, the debut release from...

Chicago Dance Club Neo Moves All Operations to Debonair

Legendary Chicago underground music club Neo has announced that it's pulling up stakes and moving all operations to Debonair Social Club in Wicker Park...

Updated: Boiler Room’s Home: A Two Day Celebration of Chicago

Updated: RSVP for the March 31st Frankie Knuckles Tribute is now open. Enter the date Euro-style (DD/MM/YY). You're not ready and we're not worthy. None...

Goodbye or Good Riddance? The Weird Saga of Green Dolphin

If you're from Chicago you know; if you're not, you're probably wondering why everyone is repeatedly posting news stories about another shooting at another...

Best House Music Clubs in Chicago: A Guide to Chicago’s House...

Chicago is known around the world as the birthplace of House and where House Music began, and there are a great number of House...

Maria Goetz Live at Tresor Mix

Maria Goetz mixes this week's SLAPCAST, the Slap Jaxx Podcast techno mix series curated by Chicago's Angel Alanis exclusively for 5 Magazine. This set was...

City of Chicago Announces Tribute to Frankie Knuckles

The City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has revealed the date and location for a special all-city tribute and dance...

Creative Chicago Expo Starts Tomorrow

It's not too late (and it won't be until it's over) to attend the 11th Annual Creative Chicago Expo, which is being held this...

DJ Hyperactive (Live Vinyl Set at Primary)

Here we are now - Volume 2 of the Slap Jaxx Podcast - the SLAPCAST, if you will - a new Techno mix series...

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...

Disclosure Just Announced They’re Playing Chicago – at Lincoln Park Zoo

The ticket page just went up and it looks like it's going to go off. Grammy-nominated (we can say that now) recording artists Disclosure will...

DJ Qbot – Slap Jaxx Podcast Vol 1

We're very pleased to announce the launch of the Slap Jaxx Podcast, a new Techno mix series curated by Angel Alanis exclusively for 5...

The Grandpa of House Music: Bud Pressner and Gary Indiana’s Lost...

As a hired hand for Trax Records, Bud Pressner mastered a staggering number of classic Chicago House records in the 1980s. This is the story...

Video Shoot for Terry Hunter’s Message Track We Are One Tomorrow

I think you can tell an issue's reached critical mass when Stephen Colbert uses it as a punchline. Which happened with the issue of...

Concord Music Hall, New Venue Opens in Chicago

Greg Kot in the Chicago Tribune reports today that a trio of promoters including dance music mainstays React Presents and Silver Wrapper have teamed...

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DJ and producer Erick Morillo has died

In shocking news, house music DJ and producer Erick Morillo was found dead by police this morning in Miami Beach.

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