WEEKEND PICKS
Chicago Weekend Roundup: February 21st-23rd, 2014

For some blood-pumping EDM and a rave-like atmosphere, Mayhem at The MID is the perfect place to kickstart your weekend. Grandtheft, DJ Zebo, Kite, and Caked Up are joining together at this 21+ event, presented by React and The MID, a venue somewhere between a live music hall and an upscale nightclub. The VIP cover charge is $10, and ticket buyers must arrive to club by 11:30 pm for guaranteed admission.

Anjunabeats duo Norin & Rad are two rising stars breaking into DJ sets across the country. Featuring trance-inspired beats and progressive EDM, the team are known for anthems like "DeVas," "Zion," and "Pistol Whip," as well as remixing the Halo 4 soundtrack and "The Way You Are" by Peking Duk. The event is hosted at Palladium nightclub at the Castle, and early bird tickets are $10 (so buy now!).

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Chicago Weekend Roundup: November 22-24 2013

Friday, November 22nd

Alvaro's "Welcome to the Jungle Tour" is hitting Chicago this weekend. This Dutch DJ has worked with names like Will.i.am, Far East Movement, Pitbull and Lil Jon and now he's rocking the house at the Palladium in the huge multi-venue Castle Chicago this Friday.

632 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654

306 N Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60661

Saturday, November 23rd

Alesso is on the Uprising, at least that's what his tour is called. From collaborating with Calvin Harris to playing the main stage of Summerburst, he's doing big things. Now he's taking over the states with his Uprising Tour- next stop Chicago at the Aragon Ballroom.

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Chicago Weekend Roundup: October 18th - 20th 2013

Friday October 18th

Stop by Concord Music Hall this Friday to catch Boys Noize on their North America Fall Tour! $25 for general admission tickets and $80 for a pack of 4 tickets. Event is from 9 pm - 2 am. 18 +

2047 N Milwaukee Chicago, Illinois 60647

Don't miss the lovely Nadia Ali live at Castle this Friday October 18th! click here to get on the guestlist with free admission before 11:30 pm and reduced admission after 11:30. You can also get VIP bottleservice and table reservations. General admission is $20. 21 +

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Chicago Weekend Roundup: October 11-13 2013
Friday, October 11th Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60640

Swing by Castle to get your dance on with Yoni and Paul Universe at the ATB Afterparty. 10pm-4am. $10 early bird, $15 pre-sale, $20 general admission. 21+.

Castle, 632 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610

Saturday, October 12th

DJ/producer Armand Pena spins at Castle. $15 pre-sale, $20 general admission. 21+.

Castle, 632 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610 Primary, 5 W. Division, Chicago, IL 60610

Sunday, October 13th

Hip hop artists The Weeknd take the stage at The Chicago Theatre. $45-50.

The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601

WEEKEND PICKS
Chicago Weekend Roundup: Sept 13-15 2013

Friday, September 13th

Swing by Castle Chicago for Palladium presents Audien, featuring Mario Florek and Paul Universe. The night kicks off at 10pm and rages 'til 5am. 21+.

Check out Oktoberfest, Chicago's longest running beer tasting festival. With live music from Spoken Four and enough beer and food to leave you happy and stuffed for days, this event is not to be missed. The event kicks off at 2:30pm and you can get your tickets here now.

John C. Kluczynski Federal Plaza, West Adams St, Chicago, IL 60604

NOTABLES
[VIDEO] Vice Mag Talks The Future of Nightlife

New York nightlife is a volatile industry, always on the look out for the next thing. You can rave about a club one week, but it may not even exist the next. With this video, Vice releases its second video installment serializing different aspects on the NYC party scene. Here, we listen to David Byrne, Peter Gatien, Amy Sacco and other pillars of nightlife talk about their experiences and predictions on the future of nightlife. You can watch the first part of the series, here, which focuses on club design.

WE OWN THE NIGHT
The Maestros of Revelry: Pioneers of NYC Nightlife

History is oft dictated by a few great men—great not always in character, but in their capacity to shape the world around them. As epicenter of the nightlife universe, NYC’s shadowy godfathers of the night are of particular interest. As the minds behind the most successful, exclusive, and profitable clubs of their respective eras, these pioneers have almost single-handedly revolutionized the game.

Spanning the debaucherous, gilded '20s of the Jazz Age, to the current EDM-fueled bacchanals, the men behind the curtain have conceptualized nightlife into the brand it currently is. By marketing exclusivity, affluence, popular music, and atmosphere, these 5 men elevated revelry into an art form—of which they are the maestros.

IN THE HOUSE
Destination: House Club

You peruse the kiosks, wondering through a maze of collared shirts, handbags and bad lingerie. Suddenly you gaze up in bewilderment. You think you were here once. A long time ago. The DJ booth was right …

While all the other clubs in the Meatpacking district require dress shoes and button downs, Cielo remains true to the freedom of the house music spirit. A small space, the dance floor is cozy under a classic disco ball. Strobe lights reverberate off the walls, which are cushioned in waves to create a very unique visual effect.

IN THE BOOTH
DJ Vitale: From Brooklyn To Tokyo

Check out our exclusive interview with New York's DJ Vitale. As an international nightlife sensation, Vitale has played some of the hottest rooms in the world. From The Limelight and Palladium in New York to Feria in Tokyo, DJ Vitale has become a worldwide label and spins the best sounds from city to city. DJ Vitale sat down with us to talk about where he came from and where he is now.

What is the best party you have every played?

The Dolce & Gabbana party in South Korea. I was DJing for people who had no idea what the music was in the store in Seoul.

What is the craziest thing a fan has ever asked you?

To play Shakira during a house set. Oh, and there was the time that two girls asked to make out in the DJ booth while I was spinning at The Limelight.