I don’t know about you, but I think most concert fans don’t have evil intentions. Most of us just want to spread love, escape and have a good time during a concert. But sometimes what happens is that we get so worked up and emotional at a show that we just can’t contain ourselves. […]
First it was Pitchfork and cupcakes. Then a slapped photographer. Now it’s an assaulted sound guy and destroyed gear. Yep, my friends. We have some more crazy non-musical concert chaos news to share about Odd Future and their uber-rowdy leader Tyler, The Creator. Reports of the Roxy incident on Thursday night spread fast across the […]
A good time was had by all during the RE:MIX LAB as Theophilus London and Hollywood Holt laid down some righteous beats and fresh rhymes at the River Arts Center. Without a doubt, the glory of the groove flowed through the venue as fans danced and rocked oblivion to London’s new songs — an intoxicating […]
We like girls who can rap, especially those who are from Chicago and graduated from Stanford. That’s why tomorrow night we’re heading out to Subterranean to re-explore the live show of Chicago-native Katherine Flaherty (aka K.Flay). Colleen and I first discovered K. Flay’s cunning blend of hip hop, pop, rock and humorous rhymes back in […]
I read the TMZ news today that old-school rapper Heavy D died at the age of 44. This is sad news no doubt. So like we’ve done with other artists who’ve impacted us with their live show and unfortunately passed on too soon, I’d like to pay tribute to Heavy D because he […]
As we told you before, after Pitchfork we left unimpressed with Odd Future. We actually had more fun, and it was way more entertaining, watching the fans than anything the band did onstage musically. We walked away from that show thinking that the media should refuse to cover these guys because they don’t like to […]
Coachella sells out in a week? A rapper threatens to shoot up a crowd? Linkin Park is using fans to test out new marketing channels? Parrot Heads go from ecstasy to horror in a matter of seconds? Foursquare expanding its concert experiments? A Live Nation lawsuit?
We’re sad to report that the Afrika Bambaataa show with DJ Intel at the Mid tonight has been cancelled due to Bambaataa falling ill and needing to be hospitalized.
On Saturday January 15 hip hop heads of all shapes and sizes, colors and creeds rocked the house at the WBEZ Winter Hip Hop Block Party at the Chicago Urban Arts Society. This is the account of how it all went down. And this is the story of how hundreds of fans celebrated and got […]
Looking ahead to 2011, here’s some great news for hip hop fans and artists in Chicago. As part of their Off-Air series, WBEZ will be hosting their 3rd Annual Winter Block Party for Chicago’s Hip-Hop Arts with a MashUp beat-making contest and more.
Like we did last week, it’s time once again to dream about concerts in 3D. But in this exploration, we’re going to dive a little deeper and wonder about “remastered” Blu-ray concert DVDs, and do some virtual time traveling as we dream about the ultimate 3D concert wish list.
One of my favorite live performances in the last few years was seeing Lupe Fiasco at Lollapalooza in 2008. I had seen him the year before in 2007, and what made Fiasco’s set such a jaw-dropper was witnessing his maturation and evolution as a live performer.
Continuing our series on virtual concert experiences, we’re pleased to bring you another Livestream event today featuring up-and-coming hip hop artist Nicki Minaj performing an exclusive concert that will virtually take you behind the velvet rope.
Continuing our series on virtual concert experiences, we’re pleased to bring you another Livestream event today featuring rap trio Das Rasist live from the Spin Studios in New York.