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POD Photos: SXSW 2017 – Day 2 feat. Spoon, Aminé, Jain

posted by Oscar March 21, 2017

Day 2 of SXSW was a hell of a busy one, filled with interviews during the day (stay tuned) and some dope shows at night. While the sun was still out and shining, we headed over to YouTube’s showcase where we caught impressive sets from JAIN and Aminé. Afterwards, we headed over to The Main at 6th St to take in one of Spoon’s hometown residencies this week for the festival, which included a performance from surprise special guests !!!.

Spoon for their part were spectacular at the venue at they temporarily renamed (nicknamed) Eno’s, playing a set that boasted songs from throughout their career, including the lead single/title track for their new album, “Hot Thoughts.” This band is something special, and getting the chance to see them in an intimate venue like this, is what makes SXSW a can’t-miss event.

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POD Photos: SXSW 2017 – Day 1 feat. Vince Staples, Francis and the Lights, Little Simz

posted by Oscar March 20, 2017

We spent last week down in Austin, TX for SXSW, so naturally, we took advantage of the festival’s wide variety of talent and caught some dope sets in all sorts of venues.

Our first day saw Alberto, AKA Charro Barkley, and myself hit the streets of ATX to witness sets by Vince Staples, Francis and the Lights, Little Simz, !!!, The Octopus Project, Ghetts, and Daedelus.

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POD Photos: The-Dream Live at Metro

posted by Alberto March 2, 2017

The-Dream made his way to Chicago’s legendary Metro venue last week to perform in front of some of his very passionate fans. To help open his headlining set, The-Dream and crew selected Chicago’s very own Air Credits to help get the crowd ready. Despite contrast in styles, ShowYouSuck and Hood Internet shut it down with a very energetic performance from beginning to end. Continue Reading

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Recap: Thundercat Slays the Concord

posted by Rosario Edwards February 28, 2017

Stephen Bruner, AKA Thundercat, has built a name as one of the most important studio bassists in the music industry. Working with Flying Lotus, Solange, Erykah Badu, Kamasi Washington, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kendrick Lamar and countless others, there’s a good chance you have heard Thundercat slay before, even if you’ve never heard of Thundercat. The show was sold out, thanks in part to the release of his new LP, Drunk just the day before. Continue Reading

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Recap: Winter Block Party features Jamila Woods, Chance The Rapper

posted by Rosario Edwards January 31, 2017

Saturday night at The Metro was a Joyous expression of the strength, resilience, and power of the women of Chicago Hip Hop. The WBEZ/Vocalo/Young Chicago Authors Winter Block Party showcased female artists and musicians in Chicago for the 9th year of this ongoing festival.

The Metro stage was graced by Bebe O’hare, Ang 13, Lin-Z, Medicine Woman, Kaina, Jamila Woods and even Chance the Rapper for an affordable ticket that allowed anyone to view this talented showcase. During these times the overall theme of Unity felt incredibly fitting, and completely shone through in every act. It may be difficult to watch the turmoil going on in the news, but this felt like a beautiful reminder that Chicago can come together as one. Continue Reading

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POD Photos: Reaction NYE 2017

posted by Alberto January 4, 2017

My last festival of 2016 went down this past weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The good folks over at React put together a hell of festival featuring some of the most buzzing acts of 2016 like Anderson .Paak, Gucci Mane, Smino and many, many more. If you missed Reaction NYE this year, be sure to check out some shots I managed to get at the fest below. Be on the lookout for more shows and festivals put together by React in 2017.

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Recap: The 1975 at the Aragon Ballroom

posted by Oscar November 23, 2016

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Last week, The 1975 played two shows in Uptown’s iconic concert venue the Aragon Ballroom and we were present for their second stop in Chicago. The band has been touring in support of their excellent sophomore album, which reached #1 in the US and UK, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it (Dirty Hit / Interscope Records).

The concert was a fine demonstration of the major Pop potential of this band. Lead singer Matt Healey is a mesmerizing figure that enamors audiences with his charming stage presence and his “Sexually confused Edward Scissorhands” demeanor. Not to mention The 1975 have a catalog of undeniable synth-Pop Rock tunes that can get a crowd moving like few others can, which were accentuated excellently through a complex, multi-screen light show. Continue Reading

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Recap: Mac Miller’s ‘The Divine Feminine Tour’ in Austin, Texas

posted by Ruben November 23, 2016

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This past Monday I was able to catch Mac Miller’s headlining performance at Emo’s in Austin, TX.

I have listened to Mac Miller’s music for a while now and in that time I have seen him grow as an artist. I will be the first to admit that sometimes I was not initially happy with some of the changes along the way, but eventually I grew to appreciate all of Mac’s work. Seeing him live has always helped grow that appreciation

Monday night’s show had two opening acts, one notably being Miller’s DJ, ClockworkDJ. When the time came for the top billing act to perform, the venue was immediately full of energy from the moment Mac hit stage to the second he vowed out, and the crowd really fed from it throughout that journey. Mac’s performance had a bit of everything, from songs like, “Stay,” “Brand Name,” “Weekend,” and “Watching Movies,” to my recent personal favorite, “Dang!” The end of the show came but the crowd was left wanting more, screaming for an encore. Miller’s final act started with “Diablo” and moved along to tracks like “Nikes on My Feet” and “Knock Knock,” from his fourth mixtape, K.I.D.S. This collection of tracks really made the show for me, being a long-time Mac Miller fan. Seeing Mac perform these songs and love doing so is the kind of stuff that puts a smile on my face.

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Recap: Malcolm London ‘OPIA’ Release Show

posted by Rosario Edwards November 16, 2016

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Chicago has become a contentious place, socially and politically. Though often condemned as a gangland paradise, it is often overlooked that there are many musicans making a positive influence on our landscape. A shining example of that is Malcolm London. London is a rising star not only inthe chicago music scene but also within the world of activism. After having organized protests, writing for the theater, and eve n being arrested for his views and actions. He has been called ‘the Gil Scott Heron of his generation by Cornel West.

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Last Friday London headline 1st Ward at Chop Shop to release his new full length, OPIA. The vibe was a nervous excitement surrounding not only about the release of his new album but also about the unrest nationally over our new president. While many expected anger and contempt, London and co kept the hate to a minimum and the crowd’s mind off of our new President Elect, while still delivering the message they wanted and needed everyone to hear. It was truly inspirational. Continue Reading

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POD Photos: XYLØ at Riviera Theatre

posted by Alberto November 15, 2016

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XYLØ made a stop in Chicago last week at the Riviera Theatre opening up for The Naked and Famous. The band performed many songs off of their America EP that they released earlier this year. Haven’t heard of XYLØ before? You will be soon. They were just featured on The Chainsmokers’ recent single, “Setting Fires.” Their live is top notch too, so you will be hearing alot more from this band in the near future.

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POD Photos: LANY & Transviolet at Metro Chicago

posted by Alberto November 14, 2016

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LANY made their way to Chicago last week as a part of The KINDA Tour with opening act Transviolet. Coming off the heals of their KINDA EP release, LANY did not disappoint with their live show full of new material. Transviolet had the crowd rocking early at the legendary Metro as well to get things started. Don’t believe us? Check out an IG clip we captured HERE. Shout out to both bands. Make sure to see them in city near you this fall and in 2017.

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POD Photos: Freaky Deaky 2016 at Toyota Park

posted by Alberto November 11, 2016

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Whenever we get to October in Chicago, there are two things to look forward to: Halloween and React’s Freaky Deaky festival. The 2016 lineup for the fest is always on point. This year’s lineup featured performances by Desiigner (pictured above), Disclosure, ScHoolboy Q, Tiesto, Lil Dicky, D.R.A.M., DJ Khaled, A$AP Ferg, and many more. We weren’t able to check out everyone’s set throughout the weekend, but we did manage to capture some images at a few of our favorite sets. Be sure to make your way to Toyota Park next Halloween for a weekend full of awesome costumes and even greater music.

More pictures of Desiigner, D.R.A.M., Disclosure, ScHoolboy Q and others can be seen below.  Continue Reading

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