DIY NWA – Exclusive from Dre Day Chicago!

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Exclusive for this year’s festivities we present the official Dre Day Chicago coloring poster! A collaboration with Ava Grey + CZR PRZ, this print-ready 11×17 design features the original N.W.A lineup of Dr. Dre, Eazy E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, & DJ Yella.

Fill out the form below + a PDF file will be sent immediately. And don’t forget to tag #dredaychi when sharing your creations!

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DRE DAY 2017
featuring:
The Get Up With The Get Downs ( with guest MCs TBA )
DJ Intel, Big Once, Maker, DJ TREW, DJ Pickel, & Kool Hersh
Hosted by Dirty MF
Nate Dogg Tribute by Vivian Garcia (Guitar) + Julian Harris (Trumpet)
Door No.3 Takeover by The Hip Hop Project with DJ Scend + special guest Shazam Bangles

++ Photobooth by GlitterGuts Photobooth
++ Live Visuals by VJ Dominic Wayne
++ Crip Walk Contest
++ $20 Sack Pyramid ‘Game Show’
++ Free Giveaways + Exclusive Dre Day merch.

Double Door
1551 N. Damen
9pm-2am, 21+
$12 presales / $15 door

DRE DAY 2017: 9th Annual Celebration of Dr. Dre & His Legacy

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RSVP at http://bit.ly/GLMrsvp for a chance to win a pair of tickets!!

Once again it’s on! Our annual celebration of Dr. Dre and his legacy returns to Chicago’s Double Door for it’s 9th year. What began as one-off party in Minneapolis, it has since grown to include over a dozen major North American cities, with a roster of renowned DJs, Producers, and Artists uniting each year, all for the love of Dre.

For the featured headliner in 2017, we’re excited to present Get Up with the Get Downs! Since 2008, this 8-man band has been playing funk & soul with a punk twist. Their take on classic James Brown, as well as deep underground B-sides, makes them the perfect candidate to tackle Dre’s sample-heavy catalog.

& As a special addition for 2017, the Nate Dogg / Eazy E memorial tribute will feature a live performance by guitarist Vivian Garcia + trumpeter Julian Harris.

The Hip Hop Project takes over the Door. No 3 section of the venue with DJ Scend + special guest Shazam Bangles on the 1s + 2s spinning nothing but West Coast, Gangster Rap, & G-Funk classics.

Presented by Ground Lift Media + Burlesque of North America.

DRE DAY 2017
featuring:
The Get Up With The Get Downs ( with guest MCs TBA )
DJ Intel, Big Once, Maker, DJ TREW, DJ Pickel, & Kool Hersh
Hosted by Dirty MF
Nate Dogg Tribute by Vivian Garcia (Guitar) + Julian Harris (Trumpet)
Door No.3 Takeover by The Hip Hop Project with DJ Scend + special guest Shazam Bangles

++ Photobooth by GlitterGuts Photobooth
++ Live Visuals by VJ Dominic Wayne
++ Crip Walk Contest
++ $20 Sack Pyramid ‘Game Show’
++ Free Giveaways + Exclusive Dre Day merch.

Double Door
1551 N. Damen
9pm-2am, 21+
$12 presales / $15 door

The Cool Kids Reunite in Chicago just in time for the holidays

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Red Bull Sound Select is proud to announce The Cool Kids will headline the December installment of the series. On December 14th, The Cool Kids preform at Thalia Hall with fellow Red Bull Sound Select acts Payroll Giovanni and Femdot. The show is 18+ and is only $3 with RSVP here: http://win.gs/DecChi

Undoubtedly pioneering their retro-influenced sound “in the mid-aughts, The Cool Kids (Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks) took the country by storm, garnering significant press and sold out crowds. After a time apart, the group has reunited for the first time in years and this Sound Select show will be the first Chicago show from the duo in five years.

Joining The Cool Kids will be Detroit’s Payroll Giovanni of the heralded Doughboyz Cashout who’s Big Bossin’ Vol. 1 was recently given strong endorsements from Pitchfork and Complex, among others. Rounding out the night will be Femdot, a buzzing Chicago rapper who’s starting to get some national looks and shouldn’t be missed.

PAYROLL GIOVANNI: https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/artists/PayrollGiovanni

FEMDOT: https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/artists/Femdot

We’re on a quest for love with Mick Jenkins and Smino

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Red Bull Sound Select Presents: A Quest for Love Tour with Mick Jenkins and Smino.  

It’s going down Thursday, October 20th at Thalia Hall (1807 S Allport St, Chicago, IL 60608) in Chicago’s beautiful Pilsen neighborhood.

Also on the bill are Chicago favorites Kweku Collins and Boi Jeanius

RSVP for $3 entrywin.gs/rbsstourchi

Mick Jenkins:

Mick Jenkins, is an American hip-hop recording artist born in Huntsville, Alabama but raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. Jenkins is a member of Free Nation, a hip-hop group that promotes creative thought without accepting narrow views imposed by the powers that be.

Smino:

We’re going to feel Good as Hell at the next Red Bull Sound Select!

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Do a hair toss and check yo’ nails because Lizzo is coming to 1st Ward Events at Chop Shop and she is bringing Joey Purp and Jamila Woods with her. This Red Bull Sound Select show curated by Consequence of Sound goes down September 23rd at 8pm.

Click the RSVP link if you want to feel “Good as Hell”.

http://win.gs/RBSS_Chi_Sep

 

LIZZO:

 

JOEY PURP:

 

JAMILA WOODS:

 

Rap Karaoke Is Moving October 1st 2016!

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If you haven’t heard the news Jerry’s is leaving Wicker Park at the end of September 🙁 We’ve enjoyed a fruitful 3 years at their venue, and with the support of their staff / ownership we’ve been able to grow Rap Karaoke into an amazing weekly event! But the show must go on…

Don’t worry though, we found a new home at Cafe Mustache in Logan Square starting in October. Until then, there’s plenty of party left at Jerry’s so lets close out with a #RAPGOD bang!

The party returns in August. Playboi Carti is coming.

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Mark your calendars Red Bull Sound Select and Fake Shore Drive pair up again and return to Chicago’s Double Door August 25.  This time around they bringing A$AP Rocky’s latest protégé, Playboi Carti aka Cash Carti.  He’s the internet sensation behind Soundcloud bangers “Broke Boi” and “Fetti“.

Also on the bill are Twin Citie artist, Finding Novyon and Chicago’s Nina Tech.

The show is 18+ and is only $3 with RSVP.

 http://win.gs/29WhAnz

 

Cutfest Chicago 2016 Is Coming! & DANJ Head-to-Head Battle

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CUTFEST 2016 Chicago:
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DANJ Head-to-Head DJ Battle / Skratcher Chicago One Year Anniversary

Thursday July 28th
Beauty Bar Chicago
1444 W Chicago Ave
9pm-2am
$5, or FREE all night w/ RSVP to
http://bit.ly/GLMRSVP

Leading off our week of CUTFEST event programming, we’ve teamed up with Texas Scratch League & Skratcher Chicago to present the 1st ever DANJ head-to-head DJ battle!

Featuring a performance by Red Bull Thre3style Champ Big_Once, hosted by The Hip Hop Project, and some special surprises on-deck!

DJs will need to submit a 5 minute clip on YouTube showcasing their skills and selection. The top 8 DJs will get a chance to battle it out head-to-head live at Beauty Bar. The champ wins a gear package including products from Skratcher / Raiden, Texas Scratch League, 606 Records, DANJ, and a cash prize!

Email your submission to battles@notjukeboxes.com using the template below. Deadline is 7/19/16 (Tuesday)

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Subject: (DJ Name Here)-DJs Are Not Jukeboxes H2H Entry

DJ Name:
Real Name:
Age:
Location:
YouTube Clip url:
Websites (Social Media/Personal):
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http://texasscratchleague.com/
http://groundliftmedia.com/
http://djsarenotjukeboxes.com/

Open Mike Eagle Is Coming To Save Us All…

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Red Bull Sound Select is an artist development program that works with the best curators in local music scenes to bring fans unique shows.  We are proud to announce on July 7th at Double Door Open Mike Eagle will headline our latest installment. Red Bull Sound Select acts Saba and the debut of Air Credits, the new project from The Hood Internet and ShowYouSuck will also perform in support.

The show is 18+ and is only $3 with RSVP here: http://win.gs/JulyChi

At the risk of sounding too confident, we’re willing to put this all-Chicago lineup sonically against any of the shows you’ll see this year or next. Open Mike Eagle has skewed traditional rhymes to reflect his “art rap” style, combining that with a furious live show.  Saba is coming off of his guest role on Chance the Rapper’s “Angels” as well as his own stellar resume.  Not to be outdone, both The Hood Internet and ShowYouSuck can stand on their own up there on stage, but their debut together? SHEESH. This is your chance to catch them on a “I saw them before they broke big” level.

Not familiar? Listen to their music below:

Saba: https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/artists/saba

Air Credits: https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/artists/AirCredits

#breakmusic

 

For The Future Of Hip Hop Release Party With Killah Priest and Bryan Ford

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Wu-tang Clan affiliate Killah Priest returns to Chicago to perform live with virtuoso producer Bryan Ford and his full band, including Chicago hip hop luminaries Pugs Atomz and Awdazcate, for the album release party celebrating the highly acclaimed release FOR THE FUTURE OF HIP HOP out now on Revolutonary Music http://revolutionarymusic.com/

We’re also excited to have DJ Toltech, Chicago’s reigning DMC champion opening and closing the night. Toltech recently made it to the final 4 in the DMC battle for U.S. Supremacy in Los Angeles. Toltech is 2016 and 2015 DMC US Finalist, 2014 DMC Team USA (CTA), and the 2015 Battle Ave Cut2Cut Champ (Chicago)

Ages 21+ w/ID

Get tickets here:
http://www.subt.net/event/1192981-killah-priest-wu-tang-clan-chicago/