Sadly, Rodan in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood has closed it’s doors for good. Not many details regarding the reasons why, but the owners did release a statement saying that rent had increased by $2,000 and they “no longer had the fire” to run the place. Hopefully it’s not replaced by something like Urban Outfitters.
Opening in theaters today is a new post-apocalyptic drama from director Craig Zobel (Great World of Sound, Compliance) titled Z For Zachariah. The film comes from an adaptation of Robert C. O’Brien‘s 1975 novel of the same name by screenwriter Nissar Modi (Breaking at the Edge) about a trio of survivors living in a post World War III environment who find themselves entwined in an intense love-triangle as the only known survivors of the nuclear fallout. Making up the three-member cast line-up is Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (American Gangster, 12 Years A Slave), and actors Chris Pine (Unstoppable, Star Trek: Into Darkness), and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus). The film was seen earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received an Official Selection nod, and critics have praised it both for Tim Orr’s work on the cinematography (Pineapple Express, Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World) and for the music score by composer Heather McIntosh (The Rambler, Honeymoon). Also opening today is a new music-oriented drama with Zac Efron titled We Are Your Friends, which follows Efron as a DJ attempting to climb to a position of fame in the Electric Dance Music scene, while also juggling with a forbidden romance. This one comes from writer/director Max Joseph, who is best known for his documentary series Good. I’m not expecting this one to be focused so much on the forbidden love factor as it is to the world of professional DJs, but I’m also not a huge Zac Efron fan, so I’ll leave this one up to you to decide. Enjoy the weekend!
With their biographical film Straight Outta Compton opening in theaters this August 14th, the iconic rap group N.W.A. is looking to their next project, and with the anticipation of the movie, fans have been hoping for a potential reunion concert or even a tour. Well now it seems that a tour is definitely being planned, at least a European tour (sorry America!), according to chairperson Donna Langley at Universal Studios, who is releasing the film. The tour would include original members Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and DJ Yella, as well as honorary rapper Eminem, who will presumably serve in place of Eazy-E, who died in 1995. No tour official tour dates or locations have been announced, but we’ll keep an eye out for additional news. The trailer for Straight Outta Compton is available here on MADE. Stay tuned!
We’ve been waiting for more news on this project for a while now, and with an August 14th release date slowing coming up, we finally have a full trailer for F. Gary Gray‘s upcoming biographical drama Straight Outta Compton. Based on the story of the iconic group N.W.A, the film chronicles their rise to fame from the streets of Compton, California, and how their music revolutionized popular culture as they exposed the danger and brutality of the ghetto. The film is being produced by Tomica Woods and original members Ice Cube (Friday, All About the Benjamins) and Dr. Dre, with Gray (Friday, Law Abiding Citizen) working from a script by Andrea Berloff (World Trade Center, Blood Father) and Sheldon Turner (The Longest Yard, X-Men: First Class). Making up the cast are actors O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube, Aldis Hodge (Leverage, The East) as MC Ren, Jason Mitchell (Contraband, Broken City) as Eazy-E, Corey Hawkins (Iron Man 3, Non-Stop) as Dr. Dre, and Neil Brown Jr. (Fast and Furious, Battle Los Angeles) as DJ Yella, with Lakeith Lee Stanfield (The Purge: Anarchy, Selma) as Snoop Dogg and Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Cinderella Man) as N.W.A manager Jerry Heller. The trailer premiered during this week’s episode of Workaholics, but you can see it here on MADE if you missed out. Enjoy!
This past Friday, we made our way into the Kitty Kat Club for the ‘Foolish Bastard’ event. The night featured: BitsBits, bvckwoods, Finding Novyon (w/The Rotation), and sloslylove. On what seemed to be a ‘quieter’ cold night in Minneapolis, The Kitty Kat Club made out to be a solid evening filled with good energy and music. The night was capped of by highlighting yet another dope performance from Finding Novyon and The Rotation, followed by sloslylove’s super chill instrumentals to close out the night.
Didn’t make it to the show? Thumb through some pics and stay tuned for more recaps by MADE.
Location: First Avenue N between 6th Street & 3rd Street, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, October 11th // 4PM-2AM
The Zombie Pub Crawl will once again transform Minneapolis into a zombie wasteland today. Over the years, Minneapolis’ zombie pub crawl has grown into one of the nation’s largest, with this year’s looking like the biggest ever. In addition to the participating bars (Sneaky Pete’s, Glueks, The Loft, The Fine Line, Imperial Room, 508, The Pourhouse and more.), there will be 2 stages with Juicy J and Steve Aoki headlining each respectively. Throughout the day you’ll also see performances from Rusko, Prof, Flavor Flav, Sugar Ray, Bobby Raps, BLVCK SPVCE, Denzel Curry, Deniro Farrar and many more. There will be a bunch of food on hand as well as a brain eating contest at some point, this year they’ll even attempt to reclaim the Guinness World Record for “Largest Zombie Gathering”. This event is 21+ (sorry kids) and tickets are still available for $30 or VIP for $80, this is definitely the place to be this Saturday; click the link below for tickets.
Location: 2011 W North Avenue, Chicago
When: Thursday, January 30th @ 8PM
The good guys at Jugrnaut always seem to have something going on and it appears they’re back at it again. Their “Sweatshop Dance Party” is back for another round at Chicago’s Subterranean on 6 Corners. Wicker Park is always a good time, especially when you’ve got Matt Boy White, Manny Muscles, DJ Iggy & Elz all spinning under the same roof. The event is 17+ and is only $5 in advance ($7 @ the door before 10PM), definitely something to stop by and check out.
Location: 427 S Dearborn Street, Chicago
When: Saturday, January 18th // 8:30PM-9:30PM
Earlier in the week we shared DJ Matt Boy White’s release date info and now it appears Jugrnaut has an event in the works as well. Saturday, January 18th; DJ Matt Boy White & Jugrnaut will be releasing their collaborative capsule collection, and in addition they’ll be giving away PBR from 8:30PM-9:30PM. Music will be spinning and their should be a bunch of familiar faces, if you’re in the CHI this weekend you should stop by and check it out.
All Photos shot by Adam DeGross
Photographer Adam DeGross caught a bunch of dope pictures during Sean Anonymous & DJ Name’s “Make Some Noise”. Check out a few of the pics and click the link below if you want to see the full album.
Adam DeGross “Make Some Noise” Photos