Midwest Hype is a 7-piece outfit hailing from all over Indiana/Chicago. The band's sound is rooted in reggae, jazz, and hip-hop, yet constantly expands in every direction, bringing together the vast influences of all seven members to create a sonically unique blend that is the essence of true modern rock n' roll. With an extremely high-energy live show that never fails to capture the electricity in the air, Midwest Hype is a free-wheeling, dance floor mayhem-inducing force to be reckoned with.
Spare Parts has become an institution. With over 13 years of playing music as a trio, Kevin Kozol (keys), Colin Scott (bass), and Mike Bruno (drums) have toured the world bringing their blend of original funk-jazz music winning over discerning fans everywhere. Spare Parts has not only headlined countless shows over the years, but has also opened as direct support for artists including Victor Wooten, Wayne Krantz, The Wailers, Marco Benevento, George Clinton, etc. Based in Chicago, IL they are currently signed with Ropeadope Records. Videos, audio and more can be found @: http://sparepartsmusic.com/
"I'm always looking for the new and unique and quite often I look to the Chicago scene where there's always something interesting to be found. From that fertile ground comes BRIGHT MINOR from one of my favorite Chicago groups these days, SPARE PARTS. These guys squeeze more out of keyboards, bass and drums than any trio you'll find anywhere!"
-Russ Davis- MOJA Radio
The Palmer Squares
Ac and Term have shared a number of things over the years, from a plate of nachos one time, to an unhealthy infatuation with polysyllabic rhyme schemes, to their very first mushroom trip. However, these two sissy boys most recently enjoy sharing various stages throughout the Chicagoland area and posting make out videos on YouTube. They can be considered: in the moment, on the edge, over the top, but under the radar. so turn on, tune in, and drop dead cuntface.
Comprised of veteran funk rockers, indie-reggae horn players, and MC Don D, Chicago Loud 9 creates a unique blend of music that bridges the culture gap. There's nothing they love more than creating good music that truly puts us all up on cLOUD9.
"When you reach the clouds.....never come down."
Whether or not you’ve heard of ILL Ambition yet doesn’t matter. After you come to a live show it’s guaranteed you’ll be leaving as a fan! ILL Ambition has been labeled as “Some of the best performers in Chicago," and for many good reasons. While rap now a days seems to have become redundant and all too predictable, ILL Ambition is a breath of fresh air to the music scene.
What started as a one man solo act has evolved into a band of equally talneted rock stars that have come together to ingeniously infuse Hip-Hop with rock, funk, electronica, and even top 40. ILL Ambition is on the leading-edge of Hip-Hop today. It’s only a matter of short time before we witness them sky rocket into super stardom!
No Label on Me ! Live It How You Feel & Boss Up