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Recap: The Best of Riot Fest 2016, Day One

posted by Rosario Edwards September 16, 2016

Flaming Lips on the Riot Stage

Starting in 2005 as a multi-venue Chicago based festival, Riot Fest has since grown to a multi city festival showcasing current and past Punk, Rock and Hip Hop Acts.

It has long been a POD favorite thanks to the outstanding lineups, and the excellent crowd atmosphere that can sometimes be missing from larger festivals like Lollapalooza. This years’ lineup boasted the likes of Rob Zombie, Nas, Morissey, The Flaming Lips, and the first reunion of The original Lineup of The Misfits in nearly 20 years.

Friday was the perfect kick off to the festival, with an excellent mix of punk/hardcore standouts as well as indie favorites, it had something for everyone. Continue Reading

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Video: Saba, Pivot & Martin $ky Live at Reggie’s

posted by Alberto January 14, 2014

Missed the OnGaud Genesis show at Reggie’s this past Saturday? Don’t worry, Heart of The City has got you covered. They captured footage of Saba performing new joints off of COMFORTzone, “Gurlfran” and a dope cover of Bone’s “Crossroads.” Saba also brought out Martin $ky to perform “Pearl Gawd” and Pivot to perform “Jimmy.” Check out both performances below.  Continue Reading

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Recap: Budweiser ‘Made in Chicago’ 2013 Party

posted by Alberto July 4, 2013

Made In ChicagoBudweiser put together a great show once again this year in Chicago. They added a good amount of cities to this years festivities leading up to the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on Labor Day weekend. With 30 cities on the bill, we weren’t expecting the same amount of food and beer that we got last year and we were pleasantly surprised with Lou Malnati’s pizza, Portillo’s hot dogs and beef, White Castle sliders. We were also introduced to Budweiser’s new bow tie can. On top of all this, there was still some live music to take in. Continue Reading

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Recap: J. Cole’s ‘Dollar & A Dream’ Show at House of Blues Chicago (6/23)

posted by Alberto June 24, 2013
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J. Cole’s Dollar & A Dream Tour landed in Chicago last night. We managed to get to the House of Blues around 20 minutes after J. Cole tweeted out the details and it turned out that hundreds of fans were already lined up by the time we got there. We’d later find out that Chicago natives Derrick Rose, Rockie Fresh and Chance The Rapper were also in the building.

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Recap: Just For Laughs Chicago at Stage 773 (6/14)

posted by Oscar June 15, 2013

Just For Laughs Chicago_ jflJFL Chicago continued Friday night and I was there to catch some shows at Stage 773. This time around I had to cover the shows solo and while it was still enjoyable, something was telling me that I was setting myself up for something bad.

After getting there a bit later than usual, I hung out at the bar waiting for the next round of shows to start up where I ended up seeing Kumail have to pay $12 for vodka and red bull and so I proceeded to go for the $4 PBR tallboy to get me ready for what was in store for the night. Continue Reading

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Recap: Rockie Fresh Live at The Metro (Electric Highway Tour)

posted by Alberto October 21, 2012

Rockie Fresh made his way back to Chicago for a headlining show for the first time since signing with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group. The night was filled with performances not only from those that were on the bill but also from many other surprise guests.  Continue Reading

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Recap: Chance The Rapper, Lil Reese, Rockie Fresh & Fabolous Live at Park West

posted by Alberto August 11, 2012

Sony brought their Backstage Connection event to Chicago’s Park West last week to celebrate the release of the Sony Xperia ion. The event included performances by Chance The Rapper, Lil Reese, Rockie Fresh and headliner Fabolous.

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Recap: Rittz Live at Subterranean

posted by Alberto July 15, 2012

Slumerican’s very own Rittz made his way to Chicago last week for a show at Subterranean  as a part of The Revival Tour. The show may not have been sold-out, but the crowd was present was very responsive to each artist that hit the stage. Some of the opening acts at the show are some of our favorite artists coming out of Chicago including Chandler London and Scheme, plus The Extraordinary G’z from Austin, Texas. Continue Reading