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[RECAP] D.R.A.M. headlines the Metro!

posted by Tali February 15, 2017

It was quite the night at the Metro, although every night at the Metro serves us quite well. The letters D-R-A-M topped the headlines right on North Clark Street, followed below with even bigger letters that read “SOLD OUT.” All while a line full of noticeably excited music fans awaited outside to enter for a night to remember.

To start the night off, the wonderful and soothing tones from River Tiber filled the air. Slowly but surely, the venue piled up with more and more to witness. The young, talented Toronto artist showcased his unique sound, serenading the crowd with every song; down to every note and chord. His performance was well planned out and smoothly executed as he ended his set with his song “West.”

If you aren’t familiar with this young man’s work, you better get with it. Continue Reading

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POD Photos: LANY & Transviolet at Metro Chicago

posted by Alberto November 14, 2016


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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Event: Ghostface Killah & Raekwon w/ DJ Que Eleven at Metro on 8/5

posted by Alberto August 2, 2016

Ghostface Raekwon The Metro

This Friday at the Metro in Wriglyville is shaping up to be a very dope night as two members of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan will be in attendance for a headlining set. DJ Que Eleven and G-Ball will help get the vibes right before their set. Tickets are still available for the show. Click HERE to pick up tickets for you and your friends before it sells out.


Alessia Cara’s Know it All Tour Chicago Stop [@alessiacara]

posted by JuicyJackie January 31, 2016


  Before seeing Alessia I was already super into what she had going on. I loved the flawless kick back look and how she topped it all off with her beautiful voice. I love that jazzy kick her voice & the band had. “Here” was a jam me and my girls could relate to. Everything about her & her album was beautifully put together. The uplifting powerful words and that amazing voice made me want to see her live.


  The show was opened by LEAF, Craig Stickland and Kevin Garrett.  I was happy I was introduced by those acts. I’ve never heard of them before but they all gave me a reason to follow them and look for their music further.

  Alessia captivated the stage upon entrance. She had a great energy on stage. She danced around in her converse to every side of the stage to engage with as many fans as possible. You could tell she was geniuely happy to be there and the audience was to. One of the reasons I was excited to see her live was to actually hear her voice. Her vocals left me completely impressed. Alessia’s band was also very very good. The jazzy kick added to the music is one of my favorite things about the whole act. Alessia ended the show with her debut hit single “Here.” One of my favorites, everyone LOVED it.


  I’ll admit I wasn’t a die hard Alessia Cara fan going into the show.. but watching her performance live definitely made me way more of a fan. I was happy to see her performing and happy for her to be on tour.  The “Know it All” SOLD OUT tour stop in Chicago was amazing to see.


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posted by JuicyJackie May 19, 2015


The WAV hit the Metro showing us that the Tsunami Mob x Savemoney Militia is in fact the suppliers of the wave. I am big fan of both Towkio and Kehlani, so I was already really excited to go. I’ve been following both acts for about a year and a half now. Kehlani just dropped her mixtape “You Should be Here” and Towkio just dropped his mixtape “Wav Theory.” I had been patiently waiting for both tapes. Kehlani fed me that soul I needed and Towkio topped it off with some beautiful funk. The fact that the two acts were performing together was really dope. Unfortunately I had missed DJ Spin’s set. I got a nice spot in the middle right side of the crowd and was ready to jam out.

Noodles, Kehlani’s DJ, came out and was the perfect hype woman. BaeLani’s set was – of course- so beautiful. I found myself singing each and every word. After every song I would say “SOOOO BEAUTIFUL.” She sang one of my favorite songs by her, “Til The Morning” and I didn’t do anything but WATCH & LISTEN. She played mostly Cloud 19 bangers & hit us with some You Should Be Here tracks. The dancing and vocals were perfectly on point. I remember thinking to myself “She isn’t playing much off You Should Be Here… so that must mean she’ll have another Chicago show soon!!!” It was such a wonderful performance, I do look forward to seeing her whenever she is back.

Towkio came out giving off his amazing energy and introducing us to his .WAV THEORY. The other day I asked someone if they were going to the show and said “you really should his stage presence is amazing.” Towkio takes over the stage and captivates his audience, making you feel his music and presence. Leather Corduroys joined Towki on stage a performed some songs. Towkio also brought out Kehlani, Eryn Allen Kane and of course his Save Money brother, Chance The Rapper. Chance drove the crowd crazy when he performed “Sunday Candy.”

One thing I really liked about the show was how well the visuals were done. I left completely satisfied and so happy I came out to the show. Every performer there delivered amazingly and did not disappoint. This was not my first time seeing either acts, so I’m happy they kept me interested and musically energized. After the show, photos of Kehlani, Chance and Towkio surfaced of them working on set with Austin Vesely.… future music video coming out?? Let’s hope so!  Do not sleep on either act. Get in tune with the Tsunami Mob x Save Money brand.

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Red Bull Thre3Style – North Regionals Chicago

posted by Alex January 10, 2015


Get Excited! It’s one of our favorite events that come around. The Red Bull Thre3Style regional competition is once again being held and we couldn’t be any more excited for it. As always expect The Chi to bring it and showcase the best to the rest of the world. The event will be taking place on February 5th at The Concord Music Hall. Six DJs (Arkitek, Boi Jeanious, Jake Hill, Kwiet Storm, Maddjazz and Metro) will be battling it out in front of Trentino, Four Color Zach and DJ Hedspin. We were present back in 2013 when the event was held at Reggie’s, check out our recap! See ya on February 5th.

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Event: Vic Mensa Announces Show at Metro on November 28th

posted by Alberto September 9, 2014

Vic Mensa Children of the sunVic Mensa just announced a new show in Chicago on WGCI a few moments ago. Vic is keeping the SaveMoney/Black Friday tradition alive by announcing a show at the Metro for November 28th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 12th at noon. You know we will definitely be in the building for that show.

* Update (9/13/14): 

Get your tickets HERE.

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Event: The O’My’s, MG&F, Milo and Otis & Noname Gypsy Live at Metro 2/21

posted by Alberto January 29, 2014


A new show by The O’My’s has just been announced and it is sure to be a great one. The O’My’s are bringing along Mike Golden and Friends, Milo and Otis and Noname Gypsy on February 21st for their show at the Metro. Best of all, tickets are ONLY $6 with the promo code GOLDEN. Definitely can’t beat that. Pick up tickets here.

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Recap: Jake Bugg Live at the Metro (Chicago)

posted by Oscar September 22, 2013

Last night I went out to legendary Chicago music venue, “The Metro,” to check out up and coming superstar Jake Bugg play live. The 19-year old singer-songwriter from Nottingham, UK has burst into the scene in great fashion and has already performed in major music festivals including this year’s Lollapalooza. This guy was worth the buzz he was generating and so I jumped at the chance of seeing him for a second month in a row, now in the more fitting confines of a club stage.

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Video: Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap Live

posted by Oscar June 3, 2013

Late last month, Memorial Day weekend, Chance The Rapper played two back-to-back sold-out shows in Chicago’s legendary venue, the so-called Metro. Austin Vesely was present to capture some of the best moments and he’s put together this video. On-stage performance clips were stitched together with behind the scenes shots to give you a good luck into those awesome nights.

I got some clips of his performances from the first night but they look nothing like this, so send your props to Austin Vesely and the rest of the crew for this.

For those of you in NYC, don’t miss his performances at Northside Festival on June 15th and Hot 97’s SOB’s on June 20th.

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Recap: Chance The Rapper Live at the Metro (5.25.13)

posted by Oscar May 26, 2013

Since last night there was a Chano show, as per usual, we were there to see him perform. The venue was none other than the same venue that grew to be a real icon for the city as it famously hosted bands like Nirvana and the Smashing Pumpkins in the early 90’s, the Metro. This night it was home to the new music of Chicago’s youth, fronted by one of the shining stars of this city’s thriving Hip Hop generation. Continue Reading

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Recap: Chance The Rapper’s AcidRapLive Show at Metro

posted by Alberto November 24, 2012

Chance The Rapper’s first headlining show since his show at Lincoln Hall back in June took place last night (11/23/12) at the Metro. Chance had been promoting the show very heavily and even went to high schools all across the city to promote the big event. All of the hard work paid off as the show officially sold-out hours before the doors opened last night. Vic Lloyd and Milo & Otis opened up the night with some great sets and the addition of elder statesman Mikey Rocks gave the night a great mix of new and veteran Chicago talent. Continue Reading