Major Lazer (Diplo and Jillionaire) has announced the dates for their Free The Universe 2013 World Tour which kicks off in Canada on February 28th ends May 16th in Berlin, Germany.The 42-date tour will hit 38 cities throughout the U.S and Canada, Latin America and Europe.
Grown Kids Radio DJ B MAJ will join Dance Syndrome residents, Soulphonetics, for Chicago’s most electrified afro-latin/global dance party at TAXIM on Saturday, December 29th.
FMEL Chicago and Soulphonetics present the Future Sounds of Buenos Aires Tour featuring DJ El G at Beauty Bar on Friday, December 28th. EL G, the co-founder of WhatsUpBuenosAires.com, ZZK Records, and Zizek Club, brings from Argentina new sounds of digital cumbia, electro-reggaeton and Andean folklorico among other sound mutations.
The night after Christmas, Excursions — Chicago’s monthly underground dance exploration into diverse sounds of deep house music — will commence with special guests DJs Soulphonetics (Christian Vera and Caswell James). Heavily infused with rhythms of the Afro-Latin diaspora, this musical journey encompasses a variety of influences from broken beat, tech house, jazz-funk, and classic and nu-soul.
Starting January 12th with their Electric Pow Wow party, Ontario’s A Tribe Called Red is bringing their unique mix of hip-hop/dancehall/electro/traditional pow wow music to venues throughout Canada and NYC as well.
Tonight’s edition of Dance Syndrome will be infused with electronic Afro-Latin sounds from Bumbac Joe, a new musical project by Venezuelan producer/DJ Demetrio de CCs (Leopoldo Bello), who will be joined by residents Soulphonetics.
On Black Wednesday (the night before Thanksgiving), Chicago’s Taxim will be hosting a party that will help you work up an appetite with a little hip-hop, house, electronica, reggae, funk, and Latin goodness!
Rihanna was crowned queen of West Hollywood during the city’s annual Halloween Carnival, where she was also presented with the key to the city by the mayor of West Hollywood, who bowed in her presence.
Gozamos’ Dia de los Muertos Party returns to the Chicago Urban Art Society tomorrow night! Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with dancing, arts and face painting!
Soulphonetics is turning Dance Syndrome into a Halloween extravaganza at Chicago’s Taxim on Saturday, October 27th. Afro-Latin grooves will be accompanied by Sweater Funk crew’s DJ Mamabear, who will bring her arsenal of soul and funk.
Even though he received some bad news yesterday, that isn’t stopping Chris Brown from going on tour. He was granted travel approval and to celebrate, the star has announced dates for the first leg of his “Carpe Diem World Tour,” which is set to kick off on November 17th in Norway.
Dance Syndrome, Chicago’s most electrified afro-latin/global dance party kicks off the beginning of Fall with the Sunny Side Up crew at TAXIM on Saturday, September 29th. Sunny Side Up, composed of two DJs — 4BZ and Mwelwa Musambacine, has been keeping feet moving to soca, reggae, Afrobeat and Brazilian sounds for eight years now.
Sean Paul’s Tomahawk Technique North American Tour kicks off this Fall in support of his new album, which has finally released in the U.S. after a massive drop in Europe and the Caribbean months ago.
Even though her new album just officially released yesterday, that isn’t stopping P!nk from gearing up for a tour. According to Billboard, the singer-songwriter has announced the ‘Truth About Love Tour,’ which is set to kick off on February 13, 2013.
Arte y Vida Chicago is celebrating its 5th Anniversary tonight with a special concert featuring eclectic Spanish ensemble Canteca de Macaofrom Madrid! The band is known for its fusion of reggae/ska, flamenco, cumbia and elements of circus that entrances audiences.
Erykah Badu and her musical project The Cannabinoids perform at a special live showcase entitled”Renegades of Funk” at Seattle’s 2012 Decibel Festival on Friday, September 28th. Taking place at Paramount Theater, the soul songstress and her band will be supported by The Starship Connection.
It has been announced that Chief Rihanna will be embarking on her 5th headling concert tour entitled the “Diamonds World Tour.” Kicking off at Buffalo, New York on March 8, 2013, the 27-city tour will visit Montreal, Chicago, Detroit and Toronto before ending at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on May 4th.
Lady Gaga who has been on tour for a few months in Asia, Australia, and Europe, is soon to hit North America with her Born This Way Ball! The singer has announced 26 new dates for Canada and the United States starting on January 11, 2013.
The 9th Annual DECIBEL International Music Festival (the SXSW of electro music) is set to take place in Seattle, WA on September 26th through 30th. Headliners include The Cannabinoids featuring Erykah Badu, Carl Craig, Arial Pink, Orbital, Shpongle, Matthew Dear, and many more.