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June 5, 2012 | RedEye
Indie punk band the Black Lips and the Chicago-based DJs known as Flosstradamus will be headlining this year's West Fest on July 7, according to a news release. The festival, which includes music, family events and the area's best restaurants, will take place July 7-8 on Chicago Avenue between Damen and Wood, with both acts performing Saturday night. Along with the normal fest fare of neighborhood shops, restaurants and artists will be a handful of bands and DJs performing throughout the weekend on two stages.
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April 1, 2014 | By Ernest Wilkins and RedEye
As the dance music community mourned the loss of an international icon Tuesday, it also looked back to remember his legacy. Frankie Knuckles (known as "the Godfather of House Music" for his pioneering work in the 1980s creating the genre now known as house) created a nation of DJs who trafficked in his trademark house style, a specific strain of dance music focusing on a concise 4/4 beat pattern, partnered with drum machines and synths. Knuckles died unexpectedly Monday at age 59. Born in the Bronx in 1955, Knuckles moved to Chicago in the 1970s after honing his skills alongside fellow Dance Music Hall of Famer...
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August 21, 2012
Kick off college football season all day with Rockit Bar and Grill. Doors open at 9am and they'll will be partying all day with $15 Heineken buckets, $5 bombs, $6 Arnold Palmers and more! There will also be DJs, giveaways and game day specials. Come early for a free breakfast buffet from 9-10am!
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October 22, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and For RedEye
Maybe it's the candy-induced sugar rush or the anonymity that masks offer, but Halloween is second only to New Years' Eve when it comes to no-holds-barred debauchery. For some, it's a chance to show off a killer homemade costume, while others are content to throw on a store-bought cape and hit the bars. Because this year's holiday falls on a Thursday, true die-hards can party twice; plenty of bars and clubs will throw parties the weekend before, and others plan big bashes for Oct. 31. Here's a toast to the one time each year when it's normal to wake up to a pillowcase covered in glitter and a set...
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March 17, 2012 | By Jessica Galliart
You know how The Roots band leader Questlove kind of always seems to be in Chicago deejaying at a nightclub nearby? If you didn't previously think that these sets were not to be missed, i'm telling you: Don't miss a Questlove DJ set if you can help it. Headlining an all-star lineup of DJs at the live Turntable.fm showcase at SXSW on March 15--with A-Trak and Diplo--Questlove led a group of dance-hungry kiddos (like myself at the time, let's be...
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February 19, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
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.
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April 18, 2013 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye
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 entertainment...
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February 15, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
**1/2 (out of four) Last Sunday, the Grammys' collabo-lust spawned the awkward unity of Maroon 5/Beach Boys and Foo Fighters/Deadmau5. So of course the Grammys helped support “Re:Generation,” a documentary that dares five of the world's biggest DJs to team up with veterans of various, non-electronic genres and write a song. The results: > > Pretty Lights trying (and failing) to coach stubborn country music legend Dr. Ralph Stanley into a Burl Ives-esque take on...
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May 28, 2013 | By Yusef Williams, @lovefromthbrain and For RedEye
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.
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October 25, 2012 | Adam Lukach, Ernest Wilkins and Matt Pais | RedEye Sound Board
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!"
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May 28, 2013 | By Yusef Williams, @lovefromthbrain and For RedEye
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.
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April 18, 2013 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye
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...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
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.
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February 13, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
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.
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December 18, 2012 | By Ryan Smith, @RyanSmithWriter and RedEye
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.
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October 25, 2012 | Adam Lukach, Ernest Wilkins and Matt Pais | RedEye Sound Board
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!"
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2014 | By Ernest Wilkins and RedEye
As the dance music community mourned the loss of an international icon Tuesday, it also looked back to remember his legacy. Frankie Knuckles (known as "the Godfather of House Music" for his pioneering work in the 1980s creating the genre now known as house) created a nation of DJs who trafficked in his trademark house style, a specific strain of dance music focusing on a concise 4/4 beat pattern, partnered with drum machines and synths. Knuckles died unexpectedly Monday at age 59. Born in the Bronx in 1955, Knuckles moved to Chicago in the 1970s after honing his skills alongside fellow Dance Music Hall of Famer...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and For RedEye
Maybe it's the candy-induced sugar rush or the anonymity that masks offer, but Halloween is second only to New Years' Eve when it comes to no-holds-barred debauchery. For some, it's a chance to show off a killer homemade costume, while others are content to throw on a store-bought cape and hit the bars. Because this year's holiday falls on a Thursday, true die-hards can party twice; plenty of bars and clubs will throw parties the weekend before, and others plan big bashes for Oct. 31. Here's a toast to the one time each year when it's normal to wake up to a...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2012
Kick off college football season all day with Rockit Bar and Grill. Doors open at 9am and they'll will be partying all day with $15 Heineken buckets, $5 bombs, $6 Arnold Palmers and more! There will also be DJs, giveaways and game day specials. Come early for a free breakfast buffet from 9-10am!
NEWS
July 24, 2012 | By RedEye staff
Board Room 343 W. Erie St. 312-972-9882 The name may say business, but you won't be getting much work done at this intimate nightclub where go-go dancers keep the party going from their perch behind the bar and high-rollers drop big money on magnum bottles of champagne. Crescendo 222 W. Ontario St. 312-787-6060 Dancers, bottle service, VIP tables, house DJs - this late-night club has all the nightclub staples and has been drawing crowds for years. Keep tabs on the club's Twitter and Facebook pages for updates on theme nights.
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