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It's a busy weekend in the Windy City

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The weekend is upon us, and those brave enough to stay in this frigid wasteland during the winter have a high class fucking problem this weekend. There is way too much shit going on to possibly catch everything! I even canceled my birthday celebrations because all of my friends are scattered all over the place. The following is a rundown of everything notweworthy that has found its way into my inbox.



I'm closing out the Round-Bar along side two of my favorite Chicago music geniuses, Lauren Koors and NO:SL33P at Chicago's Sound-Bar. Starting out in the underground scenes of Phoenix and Los Angeles, NO:SL33P hit his stride after returning to his hometown of Chicago, where he has performed and held residencies at nightclubs such as Castle Chicago, Spybar, Sound-bar, The MID, Evil Olive and many others. If you haven't done so already, you can read all about me in my most recent OnlyTheBeat interview. The Talent: Lauren Koors, NO:SL33P, IMJUSTINBRAUN The venue: 226 W Ontario Doors Open: 11:30 PM - 4:00 AM The Deal: Say IMJUSTINBRAUN at the door for free entry before 1:00AM, and reduced cover after. 12648128_10208273259406503_1933442948_n


The Talent: Seth Troxler The Venue: 646 N Franklin Doors Open: 10:00 - 4:00 AM The Deal: Tickets can be purchased here. 12471385_1095614460473309_3530659827208177464_o


Claptone needs little introduction, but you can read about him in a recent OTB Exclusive interview. Tonight, he can be found at TheMID. The Talent: Claptone, Zebo, Steve Gerard The Venue: 306 N Halsted Doors Open: 10:00 - 4:00 AM The Deal: No dress code. Tickets can be purchased here. Call 312.265.3990 For Tables and Reserved Seating. 7187_image_1448902361_1

Undisclosed - Tied

Randall M makes his Chicago Debut with Tied Collective's underground party. Opening support to be provided by Tied's Ari Frank. Randall combines groove and soul with analog rhythms from House and Techno. Currently a resident of Berlin, his residencies have spanned Sankeys in Ibiza with regular appearances at ENTER and tINI & The Gang. The Talent: Randall M, Ari Frank The Venue: Undisclosed Doors Open: 11:00 - Late The Deal: Tickets can be purchased here. 8570b8d6-3b9c-4159-9fae-18c46083f6e5


Undisclosed - Freshly Baked

My good friends at Reverse Events have cooked up an all-new party, Freshly Baked. The concept is held in an undisclosed location that may or may not be a commercial bakery. As always, the sound will be unmatched, so bring a good set of ear protection. In the talent department, Reverse has spared no expense. Chicago mainstay Gene Farris will be joined by rising stars Mia Wallace and Bisharat, with support by Meister, Special E.D, and Hunter Vita. The Talent: Gene Farris, Mia Wallace, Bisharat, Meister, Special E.D., Hunter Vita The Venue: Undisclosed Doors Open: 11:00 - Late The Deal: Tickets can be purchased here. 12466195_1003312383067830_7525640274099466266_o

Undisclosed - Maceo Plex

Maceo Plex makes his way back to the Windy City alongside the Ellum Crew to play at an undisclosed location. The event is already sold out, so I only mention this for posterity. LO SIENTO! 12487218_1059767890753902_694943070646376829_o



As if Mia Wallace didn't have enough on their plate this weekend, the live-producing duo will be entering the void with Primary Owner, Derek Specs, and beatbox extraordinaire Elliot Osborne at Chicago's Primary nightclub. The Talent: Mia Wallace, Derek Specs, Elliot Osborne The Venue: Primary Nightclub Doors Open: 11:00 - 4:00 AM The Deal: Tickets can be purchased here. 12465930_894526560634659_3608525171080159840_o