Chicago Hip-Hop Rap

Traveling JayeL Hats/Lupe Fiasco – Show Must Go On

Crazy. Jen caught Grace Potter (and Band of Horses) this past week. Somehow she managed to get Ms. Potter to don a JayeL hat (jk). Go read all of her Motor City musings at Detroit Happens. Elsewhere, Lupe Fiasco dropped a single from the long-awaited, never-dropping album, Lasers. Sounds like a sure-fire hit to me. […]

Chicago Festivalist

Festivalist ’10: Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL – 8/6-8/8

What: Lollapalooza When: August 6th-8th Where: Grant Park, Chicago, IL Headliners: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Phoenix Line-Up: Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, The Black Keys, The National, Spoon, Devo, Cypress Hill, Cut Copy, The New Pornographers, Erykah Badu, Grizzly Bear, Chromeo, Yeasayer, Matt & Kim, The xx, Drive-By […]

Chicago Concert Festivalist Lollapalooza

Festivalist '09: Lollapalooza Wrap-Up

I wasn’t able to attend, but luckily, there are more than enough ways to get an insider’s look at this year’s Lollapalooza. Thanks to, I caught partial performances of Henry Clay People, Cold War Kids, Kaiser Chiefs and Bat For Lashes. Besides that, I saw full sets by Ben Harper & Relentless7 (made me […]


Million $ Mano: Who? Mano!

“Who? Mano!”. When you hear that announcement at the beginning of a song, you know something good is coming. Not to be confused with this guy, Mano aka Million $ Mano straight out of Chi-town has been burning out my i pod with catchy remixes left and right. After noticing he DJ’d at a recent […]

Chicago Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza 2008: Initial Lineup

It has been waaaaaay to long since I have added anything to this site. I was really hoping to not have one of those blogs that gets updated once a month. Hopefully, I will return to form immediately. Whether it was a clever ploy by Perry Farrell and organizers to drum up more early ticket […]

Chicago Insanity Showstopper

Showstopper: Girl Talk @ Metro, Chicago 1/26/08

My first concert in Chicago and another great Girl Talk show. Metro was filled from top to bottom with hipsters and dance party enthusiasts galore. Highlights:-Everyone in our group made into the venue, despite only 3/8 of us having tickets at 11:00 pm.-Viewing hundreds of dudes screaming “Since You’ve Been Gone”.-Falling on my face and […]