Tag Archive: chicago

LWE Podcast 60: Hakim Murphy

In addition to a chat about his origins, inspirations and future plans, Chicago’s Hakim Murphy contributes more than an hour of sweat-inducing house and techno marbled with exceptional unreleased material from his labels.

LWE, Abstract Science & Fresh Kid present Subfix with special guest Incyde

Chicago, have we got a treat for you: On Thursday, April 22nd, Little White Earbuds, Abstract Science and Fresh Kid will welcome supreme DJ, producer and Hotflush impresario Alex Incyde for the latest edition of Subfix at Smart Bar. With outstanding support from Timid, Jeff Pietro and Olin, this is a night of bass to be remembered and felt. It goes down at Smart Bar (3730 N Clark Ave) from 10pm-4am and costs $8 or $5 if you sign up for Smart Bar’s text message alerts. Hope to see you there!

Little White Earbuds Interviews Virgo

One of the positive aspects of living in a reissue culture is that people who didn’t get their props first time round do so on the rebound. Merwyn Sanders and Eric Lewis are two such guys. They released only three records in their short-lived career, but those first two (under the names M.E. and Virgo Four, released on Chicago‚Äôs legendary Trax label), were compiled into their eponymous album Virgo. They were kind enough to give us their thoughts on the reissue, how a dog was responsible for their record deal, and why their school discos were considerably cooler than yours.

LWE, James Kartsaklis, Thunderous Olympian @ Cafe Lura

Chicago, we’ll bring the music if you bring the dance. James Kartsaklis, Thunderous Olympian and LWE editor-in-chief, Steve Mizek, will be rocking our own Polish paradise, Cafe Lura (3184 N Milwaukee), this Thursday from 9pm until 2am. It’s only $5 to get in; $5 Redbull/vodkas, $4 Okocim bottles and $3 domestic biers. Hope to see […]

City Council Considers Ordinance Extorting Promoters

Chicago’s City Council votes this Wednesday, May 14th on a proposed ordinance which would require promoters of live events to hold a promoter’s license. The city asserts the ordinance is a five years too late response to the stampede which killed 21 people at the nightclub, E2, holding promoters accountable for their events and making […]

Time of the month

Having survived its tumultuous birth, The Body Politic returns this Wednesday (9 p.m.) for its second attempt to upend the underground techno/house scene in Chicago (it’s closer to Lilliputians lighting matches between a clubbers’ toes, but one step at a time). This month we’re fortunate enough to have excellent DJ/producer/our friend Tyrel Williams spinning with […]

New residency alert

Manuel, my friend James and I are starting a new house/techno night at a brand new bar called Tumbao. We’re excited to have the opportunity to give this a try and DJ for some folks — hopefully people who like to dance. And did I mention it’s FREE? I encourage you to stop by, say […]

Deck the Hall & Oates

For some people Christmas music is traditionally infectious, others it’s as appealing as infections. Hall & Oates are most definitely in the first category, as exhibited in their Home for Christmas tour which kicked off in Chicago’s UIC Pavilion. Being in the best selling pop duo in musical history ought to be enough gravitas for […]