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#TheDopeness: Things To Do This Weekend (2/8-2/12)

posted by Alex February 8, 2017

Looking for something to do this weekend? Don’t know exactly what to do yet? Don’t worry, we have you covered and will be giving you our picks to keep in mind for this weekend. There’s no doubt that you might catch some of our staff at one of these events. Check em out below!

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RECAP: Joey Purp & Friends take over The Metro.

posted by Tali June 14, 2016


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After being on the front page of the Redeye and featured as Pitchfork’s Best New Music out, it didn’t stop there for the talented artist, Joey Purp, who definitely gave his fellow Chicagoans a show to remember Friday night at The Metro. Making my way through the clouds of Mary Jane and the exhausted body heat, I made my way up to the balcony to watch the show in its entirety.

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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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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: The Postal Service Perform Their Last Song Ever, “Such Great Heights”

posted by Oscar August 5, 2013

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What many of you may know by now, the 2 shows (Lollapalooza and then a set at the Metro) The Postal Service performed in Chicago this past weekend not only served as the end of their tour but they were also the very last shows they would play. The band chose “Such Great Heights” for the last song they would ever play and you can see that performance above.

Proper send-off.


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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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POD Twitter Ticket Giveaway: Chance The Rapper Live at The Metro

posted by Alberto November 23, 2012

We decided earlier today to pick up some Chance The Rapper tickets for our latest giveaway and came to the realization that there was only one ticket left to his AcidRap Live show at The Metro!  We had originally planned on giving a pair out, but due to the circumstances we can only give one ticket out.  Hit the jump to find out how to win a ticket to Chance’s Sold-Out show alongside special guests Sir Michael Rocks and Milo and Otis at The Metro tonight!  Continue Reading

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Video: Chance The Rapper in NYC

posted by Alberto October 29, 2012

ItsTheBino has just released some footage of Chance The Rapper’s time out in NYC.  The video shows his interaction with some fans, some performance footage from his CMJ Music Festival shows at SOB’s and his interview with Statik Selektah.  Definitely looking forward to Chance’s show at the Metro Thanksgiving weekend. Tickets are available here.

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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