I can’t imagine summer in Chicago without the Chosen Few Picnic & Festival, and that’s not just because this grassroots house-music gathering is celebrating its 30th annual installment (plus two years online during the pandemic). It’s also because house music—and Chicago—would be very different if it weren’t for the Chosen Few DJ collective. Chicago’s gay […]
For its 30th anniversary, one of the world’s largest house-music parties has been pushed online by the pandemic—but it might reach even more people that way.
Forest Management drops an ambient record made from Debussy vinyl, the Chosen Few celebrate the legacy of Sauer’s with a Thanksgiving house and disco party, and more.
The grill masters of the Chosen Few Picnic are the fans who feed the fans.
If you’ve ever wished that more music festivals were like family picnics, then you need to go to this Jackson Park house-music blowout. In the late 80s, DJs and brothers Tony and Andre Hatchett and their families began hosting an annual Fourth of July reunion barbecue behind the Museum of Science and Industry. For the […]
The view from the crowd during the annual house-music extravaganza in Jackson Park.
Industrial supergroup Pigface celebrates 25 years of revolving-door lineups, the Chosen Few DJs honor a bygone house-music club, and more.
Between working as a partner at a law firm and helping the Chosen Few Picnic expand to two days, Alan King found the time to make his monthly Late Night Sessions mix for June.
How a family Fourth of July party grew into an annual event that attracts more than 40,000 fans