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Recap: Joseph Chilliams @ Lincoln Hall

posted by Rosario Edwards January 13, 2018

Lincoln Hall was full of good vibes last night as Joseph Chilliams and company took the stage.


First of the female rap duo Mother Nature took the stage and brought the crowds energy way up. Their style is unique in that they are both socially conscious as well as in your face and the vibe was downright fun. Not that those things are mutually exclusive but to see two MC’s on stage talking about society’s problems while making the crowd bounce and groove is a rare site. Continue Reading

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POD Photos: Khalid at Aragon Ballroom (#30DaysInChicago)

posted by Alberto November 30, 2017

On the heels of being nominated for 5 Grammys, including the coveted Best New Artist award, Khalid stepped out in front of a sold-out crowd at Aragon Ballroom last night to celebrate the occasion. The concert was a part of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in Chicago, a month-long concert series, that comes to a close today. We were on hand for a handful of shows this past month and every show was a great time. Last nights show featuring Marteen Estevez, Amber Mark and Khalid was no exception. Check out some of jpegkai’s photos from the night below. Continue Reading

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POD Photos: Aminé at the Metro (#30DaysInChicago)

posted by Oscar November 24, 2017

Our latest venture into the world of Red Bull Sound Select’s  concert series, we headed back to the Metro for Day 18, featuring Aminé, Pell, and A2. In the building along with me was my very dope POD comrade, Ellie, who was helping capture the vibes that night.

The night was ripe for headliner Aminé to demonstrate why he’s widely considered one of the best new names in the game, and the Portland man delivered. The Good For You cover art inspired a photo op  in the balcony, with fans able to sit on a blue toilet as an all-yellow background completed the scene.

Aminé showed off his charm right from the start, which included a mashup cover of TLC’s “No Scrubs” and Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” at the beginning of his set. For banter in between songs, he asked people to raise their hands and use their fingers to show the number of times they’ve pronounced his name wrong only to laugh at what he saw in the crowd.

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POD Photos: Charli XCX & PartyNextDoor at Allstate Arena

posted by Alberto November 20, 2017

Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Tour made a stop at Rosemont’s Allstate Arena last night and we were on hand to capture some pics of the opening acts Charli XCX and PartyNextDoor. Both certainly got the crowd hype and ready for the headlining act by performing some of their own hit songs. See some photos of both below. Continue Reading

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POD Photos: 6LACK at Thalia Hall (#30DaysInChicago)

posted by Alberto November 14, 2017

Day 11 of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In Chicago went down this weekend at a sold-out Thalia Hall with special headliner, 6LACK. Jean Deaux and Tobi Lou helped kick off the night with performances while JoeFreshGoods and Vic Lloyd played DJ sets in-between all performances.

6LACK hit the stage shortly after 11pm and performed an hour-long set filled with songs off of his FREE 6LACK album along with a few new songs and songs he is featured on. The highlight of the night was definitely his encore performance of “PRBLMS,” which had Thalia Hall at another level. See some photos I captured throughout the night below and be sure to enjoy the rest of November with Red Bull at venues all across the city.

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POD Photos: Syd, Charlotte Day Wilson, Bailey Wiley at Metro (#30DaysInChicago)

posted by Oscar November 10, 2017

Red Bull Sound Select’s  keeps on rolling in our city, and we were present for the show that closed out the first week of the month-long concert series.

We tapped a dope up-and-coming photographer in Mikayla Delson, who made sure to capture the vibes and magic that exuded from the stage that night at the Metro. The all-female lineup consisted of performances from Charlotte Day Wilson, Bailey Wiley, and the main act Syd. The lead singer of The Internet was in town making a solo appearance, showcasing the sounds from her debut album Fin.

Check out our photo gallery from this concert below. Continue Reading

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POD Photos: The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy: Legend of The Fall World Tour’ in Chicago

posted by Oscar November 6, 2017

The Starboy: Legend of The Fall World Tour finished off its American dates in our hometown of Chicago and we were part of the lucky few to be in attendance that Thursday night at the United Center. The Weeknd’s ascension was put on full display that night as the Starboy himself was received by an incredible reception from a fervent crowd that sang along to his every word from the second he hit the stage. He may have achieved Pop success, but this is still the Abel Tesfaye that came up with mixtapes filled with sex, drugs, and dark themes, and this crowd very much looked like they’ve been along for the entire ride that has been his career so far.

A simple catwalk running down the arena floor allowed The Weeknd to stroll and dance amongst his fans, as a sort of spaceship hung above him and beamed lights and lasers to illuminate his performances of songs like “Starboy,” “Often,” “Crew Love,” “Angel,” and “I Can’t Feel My Face.” Popping up from underneath the stage for “The Hills” as the encore was especially dope considering Chicago’s own Mano is the producer of the heavy track.

S/o to Gucci Mane, Nav, and lil PANDA too for hyping the crowd as they helped open the night’s show.

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POD Photos: Young Thug, Leikeli47 & Valee at Metro (#30DaysInChicago)

posted by Alberto November 4, 2017

Day 1 of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In Chicago kicked this past Thursday at the legendary Metro. Word is that fans were lined up many hours before in order to get their hands on some exclusive JoeFreshGoods and Red Bull merch as soon as doors opened. The venue filled up quickly after doors opened and we witnessed a few DJ sets by DJ Oreo, an opening poem by Kevin Coval and sets by Valee and Leikeli47.

The man of the hour walked on stage shortly after 11:30 and put on a hell of a performance. Young Thug definitely set the the bar high for the rest of the 29 days. To see photos of all acts that performed that night, hit the jump for photos. A short clip of Thugger doing what he does best can be seen HERE.

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POD Photos: Aminé at Emo’s – Austin, TX

posted by Oscar November 3, 2017

Aminé’s Tour For You hit Austin, Texas last night and our guy Ruben Bustillo was onsite at Emo’s to take photos of what went down. The young rapper wowed the crowd as he performed material from his breakthrough debut, Good For You and more.

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POD Photos: Austin City Limits 2017 feat. Chance The Rapper, Jay Z, Foster The People, A$AP Ferg, Russ

posted by Oscar October 23, 2017

Pursuit Of Dopeness is everywhere! We were present at weekend 2 of Austin City Limits Music Festival 2017 and in that time at Zilker Park we caught performances from long-time POD favorites Chance The Rapper and Jay Z, as well as other dope artists in A$AP Ferg, Russ, and Foster The People.

POD’s own Ruben Bustillo, who reps us at shows down in ATX, is the craftsman on the lens behind these awesome shots.

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