Location: 1366 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago When: Monday, October 19th @ 9PM
Wicker Park has been changing a lot as of late but one thing that has stayed constant over the last couple of years is the Emporium. The original barcade in Chicago that brought booz & video games together is known for it’s musical showcases and October will be no different. Next Monday, Smino & Zero Fatigue, Death By Icon, Stefan Ponce, and Ravyn Lenae will all perform for the fine price off FREE.99. The event is 21+ and you can RSVP below via Do312 for 4 free tokens & a mystery shot and the 1st 50 people will also receive free tokens. Click the link below to RSVP and make sure to get there early.
Location: 1551 W Division Street, Chicago When: Monday, April 20th @ 10PM
Fresh off of a weekend in Denver with the Life In Color guys, the PNC crew will be back at their home turf for the 420 Banger. The Evil Olive will host the event so you can expect the same madness you’ve all become accustomed too. This one will feature DJ sets from Program, Pipes, Phil Groves and Cool Bad, rounding out what should be a good night. These are always 21+ and cover is $10, you can RSVP for FREE COVER by clicking the link below.
Location: 1366 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago When: Friday, March 6th @ 8PM
Tonight, Wicker Park’s Emporium Barcade will be hosting a pretty dope show. The event will feature performances by Auggie The 9th, Nick Astro, The WHOevers, and Minneapolis’ own Glow Mechanics. If the lineup wasn’t enough to draw your attention, the one is FREE and the venue is actually really awesome. If you don’t have plans you should stop by and check out the show, it wont disappoint.
Location: 1572 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago When: Friday, February 20th @ 8PM
It’s hard to believe that Dr. Dre dropped his classic album The Chronic 15 years ago. The milestone makes this year’s Dre Day celebrations a tad more important than previous years, so you can expect some awesome parties across the nation. With Chicago having one of the more notable celebrations annually, Go Ill & Burlesque of North America will once again throw their version at the Double Door in Wicker Park. This event will feature performances from Psalm One, Altered Tapes, Lowdown Brass Band, AwDazCate and many more. As usual, these performances will be laced with renditions of Dre’s classic records, for fans who still love The Chronic 15 years later. This one’s 18+ and advance tickets are going for $12 ($15 @ door); click to grab yours.
Location: 2011 W North Avenue, Chicago When: Thursday, January 29th @ 8PM
King Chip (formerly Chip Tha Ripper) will be sliding through Chicago tonight. It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen Chip live, so you can bet it’s going to be a good show. No word on any other performers yet, but the event is billed at 17+. There’s no telling when the next time you’ll see Chip and $15 bucks isn’t bad at all, click the link below and cop your tickets now.
Location: 1938 W Division Street, Chicago When: Sunday, December 28th @ 7PM
Tonight, the Up N Comers Showcase is back for round 2 @ at Jerry’s in Wicker Park. The event features a wide range of Chicago hip hop with performances from Chandler London, D-Win, Alex Blocker, and A.S.A (Spazz & Reelo); a solid bill for a Sunday night. This one’s 18+ and tickets are available for $10, click the link below to grab your’s now.
Location: 2011 W North Avenue, Chicago When: Saturday, December 13th @ 9:30PM
The One Man Pizza Party will be having his homecoming show tomorrow at Sub-T. Show You Suck has accomplished a lot this year, so it’s only right that the city comes out to party with the man. Dimo’s Pizza will sponsor the event and BBU will also hit the stage along with a few special guests (L.O.D?). If you know what’s up, you wont pass this by; besides it’s FREE.99.
Location: 1442 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago When: Friday, October 24th // 7PM-Midnight
This weekend is looking like another busy weekend full of events. Tonight, Naked Creativity 2 will go down at The Silver Room in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. The event will feature live music and art with performances from Hyype, Roy French, Plain Dave, ADOT and Roman Flowrs among others. This one’s 18+ and tickets are only $5, if you’re looking for something to get into, think about hitting this up; it ends at Midnight so there’s still plenty to get into after.
Location: 1366 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago When: Thursday, October 16th @ 9PM
Fake Shore Drive will be curating an event at Wicker Park’s Emporium Barcade tonight, and the lineup is pretty dope. The night will feature performances from Joey Purp, Netherfriends, Chris Crack, Fess Grandiose and Angel Katz, rounding out what should be a good time. This one’s 21+ and it’s FREE, if you’re looking for something to fill out your Thursday night you should stop by Emporium.
Location: Damen Avenue, Between North Avenue & Schiller Street, Chicago (Wicker Park) When: Sat-Sun: June 21st-22nd // Noon-10PM
Chicago’s festival season continues with another round of street fests this weekend. Wicker Park’s Green Music Festival will once again shut down Damen avenue between North ave & Schiller St. The festival reflects Wicker’s environmentally conscious attitude by offering green vendors alongside like-minded local retailers. The event will also feature performances from Cheap Girls, AM Taxi, Guided By Voices and Meat Wave to name a few. This one’s all ages and their only asking for a $5 donation to enter, as always beer tents will be available for those who come thirsty. We attended this one back in 2012 and it was a pretty good time, if you happen to be near the Wicker Park neighborhood this weekend; stop by and check it out. Click the link below for more information.