Spring Awakening is set to return to Chicago’s Soldier Field this June, building on last year’s success and covering not two but three days, all while holding its own amongst the city’s packed summer festival schedule. With big names like Calvin Harris, Paul Oakenfold, and Boys Noize and 100-some other top acts besides, we’ve compiled the artists we simply can’t miss to help you solve the quandary of so many artists, so little time.
Though summer has yet to begin, summer’s last stand has already been announced. North Coast Music Festival will return to Chicago’s Union Park August 30th-September 1st, bringing an array of hip-hop, indie and electronic acts to the city for the fourth year. Wu-Tang Clan, Afrojack and Big Gigantic have been revealed as Phase 1 headliners, with Laidback Luke, R.L. Grime and Madeon also slated for an appearance. Phase 2 promises even more headliners, but a limited number of early bird tickets remain, so click here to snap them up before the price increases.Posted by
Chicago’s second annual Wavefront Music Festival, held on Lake Michigan’s Montrose Beach from July 5-7th, has announced the second phase of its lineup — and it’s a doozy. The first “wave” got us pretty excited, but the second wave just piles on more new talent, legends, and rare appearances. There are DJ sets from James Murphy, Pat Mahoney, and Nancy Whang (all LCD Soundsystem), Laura Jones, Jacques Lu Cont, DJ Tennis, Droog, Apollonia plus an entire new stage dedicated to the many of the founders of house music – Frankie Knuckles, Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Gene Farris, Jamie Principle, Ralphi Rosario, Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch and Mike Serafini.
Chicago City attorneys are taking an unprecedented step against a music venue this morning, bringing forth a hearing that could immediately close the iconic Congress Theater.
The city is seeking an immediate injunction against Congress owner Erineo “Eddie” Carranza for failing to correct a dizzying list of 26 violations that have left the venue “dangerous and hazardous” for patrons, according to the city’s Buildings, Fire and Health departments.
The venue, which has hosted everyone from Deadmau5 to David Guetta to Duran Duran, is currently lacking approved fire extinguishers, missing railings to prevent falling in the balconies (as Steve Aoki proved) and has a hole in the roof of the mechanical room tower, among other issues. Click past the break for the full list of violations. (more…)Posted by
With Spring Awakening, Lollapalooza, and the first-ever EDC Chicago, it’s clear that the country’s third largest metropolis is quickly rising into the ranks of top dance music destinations in the states this year. Just earlier today, Billboard got the scoop on the first wave (no pun intended) of artists set to perform at the second annual Wavefront Festival on Montrose Beach.
Even though we were quick enough to catch the leaked lineup on Clubtix last week, Chicago’s Spring Awakening phase one lineup has now been officially announced. The three day event returns to Chicago Bears’ home turf, Soldier Field, and will take place between June 14 and 16 (extending one more day than its inaugural year in 2012). Three day GA passes are available for $145 and VIP start at $200 for the weekend. Click through for a ticket purchase link!
Chicago dance music fans have another reason to rejoice for this upcoming festival season — Spring Awakening has just announced the first wave of its lineup for the three-day June festival. Well, not exactly. Earlier today, Clubtix accidentally uploaded an image which revealed the “first wave” of artists that have been booked for the three day festival that is set to take place from June 14th-16th.
The first wave of performers include: Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Wolfgang Gartner, Zedd, Nicky Romero, Porter Robinson, NERVO, among many others (see image above for full details). Early bird tickets have been sold out for a while now, but Spring Awakening will announce their full lineup and 2nd round of tickets shortly.
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The Chicago-based Spring Awakening Music Festival is back for its second year, and early bird tickets are on sale now. The festival is expanding from two to three days and is set to take place Friday, June 14th through Sunday, June 16th at Soldier Field (rave in a football stadium!). The early bird ticket for this three day festival is now set at a very reasonable $65 price. Last year the lineup featured powerhouse headliner names like Skrillex, Afrojack, Moby, Diplo, A-Trak, Ferry Corsten, and Markus Schulz –to name a few. Between this, the newly announced EDC Chicago, and Lollapalooza, Chicago is shaping up to be a veritable festival city this season.
UPDATE: First round of early bird tickets are now sold out.
Lee Foss, one half of Hot Creations and one quarter of Hot Natured, debuted a stunning Essential Mix this past weekend on Radio 1. A native Chicagoan, Foss introduced the mix as a showcase of his history and upbringing, but also as a tribute to Ben Wilson, a promising high school basketball player whose sudden death sparked a social uprising during the urban crack heyday in 1984.
The mix is dynamic and emotive, keeping both an eye on the past and the future much as Hot Creations’ originals seem to do. Be sure to check out Foss’s preview of his own title track from his Electricity EP due out next week on the label. The entire body of work is worth a dedicated listen, but we’ve also pulled out some more of our highlights below.
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