It’s a busy weekend in the Windy City

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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!




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.


I write code. I spin records. Mostly deep house and techno records. I stay up late. Find me at the shows.
- 16 hours ago

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