May 28, 2013 |
I'm a dancer. I love to dance. I'm the guy Dane Cook jokes about who goes to the club to express himself through the art of dance. As a dancer, nothing diminishes my club experience like being the only guy on the dance floor. No, correction: Nothing brings me down more than navigating pillars of men standing on the dance floor. I have to give the pillars a little credit, though, for actually making it out to the dance floor. Most of the time, the guys are standing around the periphery watching.
April 18, 2013 |
A new adult expo and party is coming to Chicago and pulling out all the stops for patrons to have a good time. There will be everything from porn stars to DJs to sex toys at Carnival of Sin, which is coming to Castle nightclub for its inaugural show thanks to its founders Josh Kerbis, 44, and Tim Himmelman, 45. The pair hopes to make the expo an annual event, so they're going big for the first year. Lisa Ann, Riley Reid and Jayden James will all be on hand for the festivities, which include DJ sets and booths from many of the area's adult...
February 19, 2013 |
Most aspiring DJs with a few turntables and some editing software fantastize about broadcasting their creations to the kind of crowds that Bassnectar and Flosstradamus draw. For a second year , Chicago's Spring Awakening Music Festival will give one amateur the chance to climb on stage and do it by competing in the festival's DJ competition . This June's Spring Awakening is the second year for the electronic festival at Soldier Field, which has expanded to three days to accomodate 75,000 attendees.
February 13, 2013 |
Love it or hate it, Excalibur has been a fixture of River North's club scene since it opened in 1989. Twenty-four years is an eternity in nightlife time, and the club's owners decided this winter that it was time for a reboot. Come March 1, Excalibur and the adjacent club Vision will be retired, and night owls can shake it at a new hangout, Castle . After a six-month renovation, Castle will debut as an expansive club with five separate "environments," from a first-floor pub to a fifth-floor dance club with new audio-visual installations.
December 18, 2012 |
Their given names are James, Christine, Brian and Todd--but many Chicagoans remember them best for their colorful DJ names--JVO, Electra, Sludge and Fook. They were some of personalities manning the mics of Q101, the rock radio station that ruled the airwaves as "Chicago's Alternative" for almost two decades. In its prime, the station exposed young Chicagoans to new music both through its broadcasts and massive annual festivals and helped launch local bands including Rise Against and Fall Out Boy into the national consciousness.
October 25, 2012 |
Musicians are a big part of what we do. However, some of them engage in downright annoying behaviors. Here's a list of ten things musicians do that bug us. Encores : There's no suspense. Want to take a break and get some water? Have at it while you're on stage! No one cares. Just play more or don't. Interludes on records: These are almost never funny or useful. Intros and outros: See above. Generating applause by saying the name of the city they're in: "CHICAGOOOOOOOOO!"