KAMI & Smoko Ono-Reboot

It seems like every week a new crop of Chicago rappers get a little buzz. Sometimes it sticks and sometimes it fades with the same abruptness that brought it. Having seen KAMI perform live twice I can tell you he’s one to stay. It doesn’t hurt that this single features another great Chicago artist, Joey Purp. And oh yeah, that guy Chance The Rapper. “Reboot” … Continue reading KAMI & Smoko Ono-Reboot

Jamila Woods at House Of Vans 8/14/2017

House Of Vans in Chicago has been putting on great shows all summer long. Everyone from Digable Planets and Joey Purp to Royal Headache and Sheer Mag (still mad I missed this one). All of them free. Last night was the first time I could actually make it out to a show there, and I’m glad it was for the “LSD” video release party. Jamila … Continue reading Jamila Woods at House Of Vans 8/14/2017

Lollapalooza 2017

The calendar is about to shift from July to August, and that can only mean one thing: Lollapalooza is coming. Soon Chicago will be invaded by bros in basketball jerseys and headbands, with aviators reflecting the beauty of nature as they drop molly and lose any sense of dignity with which they arrived. It’s a bittersweet time downtown, as the visitors pump money into an … Continue reading Lollapalooza 2017