Monthly Archives: November 2011

Vitamin Water Winter Escape @ Hard Rock Hotel 12-2-11 (Smith Westerns, Black Light Saints, and more!)

Ride the buzz of your post Watch the Throne tour high to the Hard Rock Hotel Friday for the free DO 312 and Vitamin Winter Escape show. Featuring Chicago natives Smith Westerns with a mellow, indie-vibe as well as our new favorites Black Light Saints with a unique, booty-shakin’ sound, the Winter Escape is bound to be the perfect place for good music on Friday. Franki Chan, the Windy City Soul Club, and Kirby Kaiser fill out the bill. Did I mention there’s a free open bar? Show starts at 9pm. Interested? Thought so. Make sure to RSVP over at do312 asap!

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HAFH: Drake’s Club Paradise Tour [Pics + Video] at Assembly Hall in Champaign

The Club Paradise Tour stopped in Champaign Sunday night, and with A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar opening for Drake, the bill made this one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year at Assembly Hall. Check out after the jump for a Kendrick Lamar/Drake review, pictures, and a short video.

Photo by Michael Bojda

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The Cool Kids x DJ Timbuck2 Rush Hour Traffic Concert & Video Shoot presented by Mountain Dew Code Red

Chicago hypes rockin their finest Saint Alfred and Stussy gear gathered at the Bridgeport Art Center on Thursday for The Cool Kids x DJ Timbuck2 Rush Hour Traffic Concert & Video Shoot presented by Mountain Dew Code Red.

All photos by Maggie Bojda

Check out highlights and pictures from the event here.

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Florence + the Machine’s “Ceremonials” Worthy of Praise

Florence and the Machine have a presence and magnetism incomparable to many bands. I saw the band at Summerfest this past summer and watched as the lead vocalist, Florence Welch, twirled around the main stage, the audience’s eyes glued to her presence, hypnotized by her sound.

The charismatic nature of Florence and the Machine extends through the band’s sophomore album Ceremonials, producing a more full and powerful sound than its predecessor Lungs. A medley of instruments provide a perfect backdrop for the impressive vocal range of lead singer Florence Welch, packaging the Florence and the Machine sound into an incredibly satisfying listening experience.

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VOTW-V V Brown-Children (ft. Chiddy Bang) New Video!

We’ve been MIA lately, and we’re sorry. We’re back though, that’s a promise, and stronger than ever. So for this weeks Video of the Week….. I present Miss V V Brown and her video to “Children” featuring Chiddy Bang.

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