The Spring Awakening Music Festival has Carl Cox, Skrillex, and Diplo, but absolutely no glow sticks
A brief introduction to an Illinois rapper who’s making all the right moves
Disappears side projects, an Usher remix for Flosstradamus, a departure from Anatomy of Habit, and more
Chicagoans’ goings-on and the background sound of mediocrity
Freaky jams for a freaky holiday
First Houses, now Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross: pop auteur Dexter Tortoriello can’t turn around without landing a record deal.
Derrick Carter, two generations of new-music composers, one man’s rock-and-pop history, local gossip, and plenty of concert picks
Intonation hosts a three-ring concert for the whole family. Plus: Diplo’s new MySpace friend, a bitchin’ tribute to Miles Davis, and more
Audiotree tries out a new music-business model, Gossip Wolf gossips about noise rock and a local anti-SXSW fest, Peter Margasak reviews A Hawk and a Hacksaw, 3/4HadBeenEliminated, and the Moritz von Oswald Trio, and more.
Permanent reissues a classic Chicago punk comp. Plus: Claychella’s last dance, the Hood Internet’s threesome, and more
This week’s Early Warnings include Diplo, the Felice Brothers, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, Rise Against and Bad Religion, Rusko, Thin Lizzy, Tune-Yards, Wye Oak, and Yes.
Diplo and Beyonce and Switch and Sleigh Bells?
Moombahton’s big year
Diplo and Switch debut their own take on the house classic “Percolator.”
Diplo’s Mad Decent label takes over the Hideout’s annual block party with a lineup that includes Kid Sister, Blaqstarr, Bosco Delrey, Freddie Gibbs, Maluca, Po Po, and others.