Reviews 

Turnover and Turnstile lead eclectic showcase at Concord Music Hall

Hardcore and indie, dream pop collided when Turnover played a nearly sold-out show at Concord Music Hall on Thursday (May 2). Featuring Chicago band Vortex along with Reptaliens and Turnstile, it was a jarring night that shifted between sweaty, in your face music to slow, mellow easy-going vibes. On paper, it’s a lineup that shouldn’t work and in some ways, it doesn’t, but it made for a memorable if weird concert. As people milled about shopping merch and ordering drinks, local act Vortex hit the stage without warning. Foregoing introductions,…

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Kali Uchis, Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL. January 13, 2018. Photo by Brandon Jones
Reviews 

Kali Uchis Brought the Storm to Concord Music Hall

Singer-songwriter Kali Uchis released her newest single, “After the Storm,” off her latest upcoming debut album set to release this spring. The funky, BADBADNOTGOOD produced track features Parliament-Funkadelic legend, Bootsy Collins and Tyler, The Creator. I’ve had this song on repeat ever since it came out and it made me even more excited knowing that I had the opportunity to shoot and witness the young musical legend in action a day after the new single’s release. Kaina Castillo opened the show with a forty minute performance that was uplifting and…

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Sza
Reviews 

SZA’s CTRL tour with Smino and Ravyn Lenae was a Sold Out Success at Concord

With an earlier show time starting at 7:00 pm, I arrived too late to catch Ravyn Lenae and only caught the end of Smino’s set.  Although I was only there for a couple songs, it was pretty evident that people were digging Smino.  Audience members pressed themselves close to the stage leaving only the areas surrounding the bars as clear walkways. The Main Event I snagged a prime short-person viewing spot in the elevated area behind the sound booth where I could see without tiptoeing and shifting side to side.…

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Freaky Deaky 2017 Chicago
News 

Freaky Deaky 2017 Chicago Lineup featuring Kayzo, Oliver Heldens and Klingande

Freaky Deaky returns as a multi-city takeover across the Midwest! Featuring over 20 artists throughout four cities, everyone’s favorite Halloween party will host multiple events in Chicago, Milwaukee Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. React Presents is thrilled to expand the longstanding party series and bring the fun to fans across the Midwest. Concord Music Hall will host experimental electronic producer Kayzo on Thursday, October 26th, as well as a supporting acts from his Doghouse records imprint, which will be announced at a later date. Additionally, UK house duo Gorgon City will headline as part of their Kingdom DJ Tour…

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Kaytranada.
Reviews 

Photos: Kaytranada, Kweku Collins and Lou Phelps at Concord Music Hall

Kaytranada made his way to Chicago for an epic weekend for Lollapalooza 2017 featuring Evanston’s own Kweku Collins. Support for the night was Lou Phelps. Check out the photos from the show at Concord Music Hall! Kaytranada, Kweku Collins and Lou Phelps Photo/Video by Kevin Baker   A post shared by Chicago Music (@chicagomusic) on Aug 6, 2017 at 9:24am PDT

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Aminé. Concord Music Hall. Lollapalooza After Party 2017. Chicago, IL. Photo Kevin Baker
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Photos: Zane Lowe’s After Show was Epic ft Aminé, Jidenna, Towkio + More

Zane Lowe’s Official Lollapalooza After Show started and ended on a high note. Fans gathered to see Aminé, Jidenna, Towkio and Kami. But to our surprise Vic Mensa and Joey Purp made their way to stage to further represent Chicago. Photos by: Kevin Baker

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JAHKOY
Interviews 

Interview: Jahkoy talks signing with Def Jam, Jaden Smith and touring with Kehlani

Def Jam signee Jahkoy risked it all when he left his hometown of Toronto on a whim for a chance of music stardom. The game of high risk paid off as Jahkoy is now touring off of his latest EP Foreign Water, supporting one of the best names in R&B today Kehlani. Jahkoy, still very young in his career, is using his music to find his voice. “Before coming on tour I couldn’t talk to people I was really shy” he later admitted. “I couldn’t say two worlds to everybody.…

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