Closed Sessions is awesome. The label is owned and operated by Alexander Fruchter, rubyhornet founder, and Michael Kolar, the Owner/Chief Engineer of SoundScape Studios. They continuously bring together the best in Chicago hip hop, this time linking up Closed Sessions artist Alex Wiley with Kids These Days supaMC Vic Mensa, all over Chuck Inglish production. Made before kick off the the Super Bowl, you can check out a documentary about the pairing after the jump. Enjoy!
Filed under Michael, Music, News
The weather’s getting warmer, the days are getting longer… music fest season is upon us. SXSW Music and Media Conference and Festival kicks off on Tuesday with acts performing in dozens of venues throughout Austin, Texas.
While I’ll be daydreaming about being at the festival, the Chicago bands below will be making their way to Austin to experience it firsthand. Here’s my pick of the top 5 you can’t miss at SXSW-
Filed under Maggie, Previews
The night before he dropped his brand new mixtape “Pabst & Jazz,” Asher Roth took the stage at a sold out Reggie’s Rock Club with several of his good friends there to back him. Former G.O.O.D. music rapper GLC, Boldy James, and a solo Mikey Rocks of the Cool Kids were among the openers. Check out after the jump for a set of PICTURES and a review!
Photo by Michael Bojda
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.
Filed under Events, Maggie
The last Lupe Fiasco show I went to at the House of Blues started five and half hours later than it was supposed to, ended 20 minutes after it began, and left me pissed off for the next 48+ hours. My last Cool Kids show, on the other hand, was probably the best time I had at Lollapalooza- Chuck and Mikey performed on Perry’s stage for over 10,000 fans. On Sunday night, I went to the Cool Kids and Lupe Fiasco show at Assembly Hall. I wanted to see if Lupe could redeem himself after the “Fiasco-gate” at the House of Blues, and if the Cool Kids could bring the same energy and positive vibes they are known for to a smaller venue with a lot less people who knew their songs.
Check out after the jump to see reviews, photos, and a video of a live performance!
UIC’s second annual Spark in the Park featured performances by Flosstradamus, Cool Kids and self-proclaimed “UIC alum” Lupe Fiasco.