As we get into the full swing of fall it’s officially time for the annual Zombie Pub Crawl. After establishing itself last year as the world’s largest zombie gathering, this year’s event looks to take things to an entirely new level. No strangers to sprinkling vintage artists into the lineup, this year’s crawl will feature performances from Girl Talk, Sum 41, Soulja Boy, Hurt Everybody, Father, Bobby Raps, Mickey Avalon, Tickle Torture and Seven Lions among others. These are always a good time and have been known to get pretty wild in the past, the fact that it’s 21+ really sets it apart from similar events. General admission tickets are still available for $36.66 or you can go big and grab VIP passes for $76.66; click the link below to grab yours now.
Location: 2105 S State Street, Chicago When: Saturday, August 1st @ 10PM
With Lollapalooza taking over Grant Park very soon the after parties are rolling in just about everywhere. Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago’s South Loop will host one of the more notable after party events, Mick Jenkins will headline the night after performing at Lolla earlier in the day. Hurt Everybody will open up the event and you can expect a few special guests to stop by as well. This one is 18+ and tickets are already SOLD OUT, at this point your best bet is to check Craigslist or stop scalp early.
Chicago has continued it’s upward trend in 2015 whether we’re talking Kanye West, Chance The Rapper or some of the fresher talent like Hurt Everybody, Saba, Mick Jenkins and Alex Wiley. One of the hardest trios in Chicago’s (national underground) hip hop scene keeps coming with heat at every turn. Made up of producer/MCs Supa Bwe, Carl and producer Mulatto, Hurt Everybody progresses with each new release setting a new precedence for the rest of the scene. Their most recent project 2K47 features some of the city’s most prominent up and comers in Mick Jenkins, Alex Wiley, Saba, Logan with a special appearance from the Chi-town legend Twista. A very well rounded project with everything from high energy club bangers to contemplative and rhythmic ballads, 2K47 has something for all hip hop lovers to enjoy. Peep the mixtape below and make sure to keep an eye out for more from Hurt Everybody.
Location: 2105 S State Street, Chicago When: Thursday, June 11th @ 8PM
Red Bull has been hitting on all cylinders this year with their Sound Select program. Fake Shore Drive has once again put together a stellar lineup for the next event. This Thursday, Hurt Everybody, Lil Herb and Netherfriends will all take the stage at Reggie’s rounding out what should be a great night. This one is 18+ and tickets are only $3 with an RSVP ($10 w/o), an RSVP does not guarantee entrance so just make sure to get there early. Click the link below to RSVP and keep an eye out for more.
Location: 2109 S State Street, Chicago When: Saturday, May 23rd @ 10PM
Lyrical Lemonade and The Vaco will join forces to bring the 4th “Lyrical Showcase” to Reggie’s Rock Club this weekend. This one will feature performances from SD, Hurt Everybody, Martin $ky, Roy French and Monster Mike among others. A solid lineup no doubt, the event is 18+ and tickets are only $12 in advance ($15 @ door). With a good amount of up and coming talent on display, this should be a good time; click the link below to buy your tickets.
Supa Bwe recently dropped a new EP via Twitter for all of our listening pleasure. Titled, Dead Again, the 3 track EP is a glimpse at Supa’s current direction. As of late, the Chicago artist has been a lot quieter than we’ve grown accustomed to; it’s definitely nice to see he’s still at work. Each of these tracks contrast each other with a variety of sounds being used, the homie RIO even secures a feature on “MAJIN GUWOP.” Just enough to excite the ears, we’ll definitely be keeping a close eye on Supa and the Hurt Everybody crew. Check out Dead Again above and be on the look out for more.
Although the first installment of the All City series may have been more expansive, All City Vol. 2 takes a larger look at Minneapolis & Chicago’s hip hop scenes, while still incorporating a few other national artists. 2014 has been a great year for music in both Chicago & Minneapolis, with a lot of creativity brewing in the Mid-West. All City Vol. 2 takes some of our favorites from Chicago, Minneapolis and other cities across the nation. Check out the compilation below and keep an eye out for the All City feature.
Location: 4050 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago When: Saturday, April 25th @ 6PM
This weekend is looking like a great one for hip hop in Chicago. On Saurday, the all new “Home Grown” music festival will take over the Portage Theater for what should be an awesome show. The event will feature performances from Post Malone, Hurt Everybody, Saint Millie, Leather Corduroys, Logan, XYZ, DJ Oreo and many many more, the aforementioned artists standing as a solid lineup themselves. The festival is all ages and tickets are still available for only $12, you can pay $18 for express tickets and avoid the lines. Click the link below to grab your tickets.
With the anticipation building for their upcoming sophomore project, the guys from Hurt Everybody have decided to drop the video for “2K47.” A dark, murky record, Yakub Films does a good job of complimenting it with the visual. In just over a year’s time, Hurt Everybody has climbed passed the majority to become one of Chicago’s most promising up and comers. They’ve been pretty tight lipped about their upcoming project, but with their penchant for random, often sporadic releases; we wouldn’t be surprised if it drops soon. Peep the video above and stay tuned for more from Hurt Everybody.
Location: 2109 S State Street, Chicago When: Friday, March 27th @ 6PM
Chicago’s own Logan will be headlining Reggie’s Rock Club this Friday. The kid has steadily climbed the ranks for a spot as one of the city’s next up. The night will also feature performances from Hurt Everybody and Roosevelt The Titan, as well as DJ sets from O-Zone and Manny Muscles; a solid lineup for those looking for a good time. This one’s all ages and tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, click the link below to grab yours now.