Thursday, February 26, 2015

Playlist from Rdio US

Rdio, one of the world’s largest licensed music services, offers a catalog of over 32 million songs in 85 countries worldwide.
Rdio's mission is to provide access to every song, on every device, anywhere in the world instantly, online or offline — tuned to you.

Llamas on the Lamb
·         Break Free – Ariana Grande/ ZEDD
·         Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
·         Runaway – Kanye West
·         Spitting Games – Snow Patrol
·         On the Run – Pink Flloyd
·         Run the World – Beyonce
·         Escape Route – Paramore
·         Loose Booty – Juvenile
·         Get Loose – Tyga
·         Wild for the Night – A$AP Rocky
·         Wild Ones – Flo Rida
·         Wild Wild West – Will Smith
·         Animal – Neon Trees
·         Band on the Run – Paul McCartney
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#CAS15 2015 Chicago Auto Show Roundup

Chicago Auto Show 2015 #CAS15


Despite one fewer public day, the Chicago Auto Show’s attendance grows 7 percent year-over year.

The Chicago Auto Show concluded a successful nine-day run this past weekend, boasting a 7 percent increase in attendance compared to last year. With more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space, the Chicago Auto Show is the nation’s largest auto show. The show’s media preview this year hosted 18 world premieres including the introduction of the Kia Trail’ster concept as well as important consumer vehicles such as the Acura RDX, Chevrolet Equinox, Honda Pilot and Toyota Avalon.

“With so many attendees and so much room to spread out, the Chicago Auto Show is the nation’s consumer auto show,” said John Webb, 2015 Chicago Auto Show chairman. “That was in evidence with the large number of mainstream vehicles that made their world debut here this year.”

In addition to the RDX, Equinox, Pilot and Avalon, the 2015 Chicago Auto Show also saw world introductions of the Acura MDX, Chevrolet Silverado Custom and Midnight and Colorado GearOn, Ford Police Interceptor, Hyundai Elantra GT and Veloster Rally, Kia Trail’ster concept and Rio, Nissan 370Z Roadster NISMO concept and GT-R LM NISMO race car, Ram Laramie Limited and Toyota Camry and Corolla Special Editions.

Taking advantage of the large number of attendees, the Chicago Auto Show is also a leader in technology and social media activations. The show provided free Wi-Fi to all attendees, and the official Chicago Auto Show app had more than 33,000 downloads during the run of the show – easily doubling the number of downloads from a year ago. In addition, the app incorporated cutting-edge beacon technology designed to message attendees as they approached significant vehicles or sponsor-activation areas.

The Chicago Auto Show also continued to engage with its thousands of fans across social media. The show’s #CAS15, was a top trending hashtag on Twitter during the Media Preview and directly reached 30 million people totaling 22,500 tweets. Fans could also see their tweets and Instagram posts on a social media wall, a hub where the social media team also hosted a series of Twitter chats and blogger meet-ups throughout the show.

“Our social media strategy is simple: to encourage our thousands of fans and attendees to share their personal experiences of the nation’s largest auto show through comments, pictures and videos,” said Dave Sloan, Chicago Auto Show general manager. “The auto show is a perfect blend of old-school crowdsourcing combined with today’s technologies to exponentially increase the marketing reach of the show.”

Planning is already underway for the 108th Chicago Auto Show. The 2016 Chicago Auto Show will open to the public on Feb. 13 and run through Feb. 21. The media preview will be Feb. 11-12, 2016, and First Look for Charity will be Feb. 12, 2016.

For more information, please visit

About the Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North America vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 vital Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2015 public show will be February 14-22. For more information, visit or

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group’s dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit

OICA-LOGO-130The 2015 Chicago Auto Show is officially sanctioned by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Founded in Paris in 1919, it is known as the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles.

Also visit United Buying Service of Chicago for Car Buying Deals  | Chicago Auto Show Reviews at UnRated Flair Magazine

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Redmoon Partners with The Gathering Group to Create Moments of Spectacle Experience at Snowstorm

Redmoon Partners with The Gathering Group to Create Moments of Spectacle Experience at Snowstorm

Music and Art Combine to Become Winter Whiteout of Spectacles on March 7

Chicago, IL – February 17, 2015 – The Gathering Group, the revolutionary live event production company that will bring the first-ever Snowstorm Winter Music and Arts Festival to Chicago next month, has officially announced an entertainment partnership with the Chicago-based spectacle and public arts organization, Redmoon.

With the full lineup set for Navy Pier on Saturday, March 7, Snowstorm Music and Arts Festival is more than just your average music festival. Snowstorm will be an interactive, winter wonderland, incorporating musical, artistic and experiential elements into one holistic sensory adventure.

"Redmoon is thrilled to be an entertainment partner in the first year of this annual EDM event,” said Alex Balestrieri, Director of Events at Redmoon. “At a time that is traditionally cold and quiet, the Gathering Group is creating another large-scale opportunity for Chicagoans to enjoy each other and their city in celebration." 

In order to achieve this one-of-a-kind experience, Snowstorm partnered with Redmoon, which has a wide range of experience in cross-collaboration and the creation of interactive experiences. Together, the brands will bring art and music in tandem to the festival. Snowstorm begins with the Drum Cart, a three-tiered, pedal-powered percussion tank with a trio of skilled drummers. After attendees make their way through the entrance, they will be greeted by servers with floating trays suspended from hot air balloons in the Grand Ballroom and then, in the Chill Out Zone, guests will find interactive digital photo booths so friends can capture special moments.

A few additional elements of Snowstorm will include Napkin Ladies decked out in glamourous gowns, woven from removable cocktail napkins and overhead, guests will see Hot Air Balloon Servers carrying party favors from silver trays floating midair.

“Snowstorm Winter Music and Arts Festival will take the electronic music festival experience to the next level,” said Breana Coco-Marks, Director of Operations. “Redmoon’s core model—drama and flare for creative, unique events at iconic Chicago landmarks like Navy Pier—aligns perfectly with the artistic experience we are creating for attendees.”

Snowstorm will feature Moby, one of the industry’s most preeminent and influential artists, as the event’s headliner. The Gathering Group is also proud to present ASTR, Figgy, The Hood Internet, Kody Madro, Louis the Child, Orchard Lounge, RJD2,

Chicago is known for its tough winters, and this one-day festival is a celebration of the Windy City’s residents’ resiliency. Snowstorm will be incorporating a “whiteout” motif, encouraging attendees to don their best all-white outfits to celebrate the cold season and the hottest beats.

The event is open to fans of electronic music and those looking for a unique music festival experience to break the cold monotony of winter. It will take place at the Grand Ballroom and Lakeview Terrace at Navy Pier on March. 7. For more information about Snowstorm and to purchase ticket packages, please visit:


About Snowstorm Music and Arts Festival

This year, we’re melting the ice and bringing you out of your cold-weather hibernation with the city’s first annual winter music festival: Snowstorm. Join us as we celebrate surviving another Midwest winter with some of the hottest artists in electronic music, featuring Moby, RJD2, Trippy Turtle, The Hood Internet, ASTR and more artists at Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier. Snowstorm will be a fully immersive festival experience with sights and sounds that bring the heat. The first major music and arts based winter gathering of its kind, Snowstorm is the must-attend event of the season.

About The Gathering Group
The Gathering Group’s mission is to revolutionize the live event and festival experience by embracing technology. In the era of online connections and social media, finding time to connect offline can be challenging. The Gathering Group aims to tie interactions across all mediums by leveraging social media to develop unique and powerful gatherings. Our passion is producing world-class events that transcend the typical and exceed the expected. For more information, visit

About Redmoon

Over the past 24 years, Redmoon has become a valued Chicago institution with its high profile collaborations, vibrant outdoor performances and dynamic community and educational programming. Redmoon’s site-specific performances have opened in Millennium Park, animated the fa├žade of the Museum of Contemporary Art and commemorated the groundbreaking of the Modern Wing for the Art Institute. At the same time, Redmoon has brought its work to the parks and streets of Chicago’s most underserved neighborhoods, deploying spectacle to bridge difference and transform the ways that people see and understand public spaces. Since 1990, Redmoon has performed for more than 380,000 people in 49 different neighborhoods, and around the globe in Holland, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, China, Japan and France. 

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Spring Awakening Is back


Teaser Video Released
GA & VIP Tickets On Sale Now
New Stage Added

CHICAGO, IL - React Presents is thrilled to announce the lineup for the fourth annual Spring Awakening Music Festival, happening at the historic Soldier Field in Chicago, IL, June 12th, 13th, and 14th! Grammy-award winning producer ZEDD is joined by the #1 DJ in the world, HARDWELL, and dance music legend TIESTO returns! Eric Prydz, Diplo Afrojack, Dada Life, Duke Dumont, Excision, Chicago's Flosstradamus, Martin Garrix, and Zeds Dead round out the headliners, with a SURPRISE HEADLINER making their Chicago debut to be announced in the coming weeks!

General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale now at!

Check out the official teaser video:

Trance Arena | Bass Kitchen | Beatport
-Listed In Alphabetical Order-
…and more to be announced!

In 2015, SAMF continues it's expansion with a new fourth stage added under the historic colonnades on the east side of Soldier Field. There will be over 75 national and internationally touring artists spanning all genres of dance music. Trance legend PAUL VAN DYK headlines the Trance Arena, with dubstep producer ZOMBOY taking over the Bass Kitchen stage, and Hot Creations Records own JAMIE JONESheadlining the Beatport Stage.

Chicago artists are well represented once again, paying homage to the city that gave birth to house music. Cajmere and Derrick Carter return, with trap pioneers Flosstradamus, who recently sold out two Chicago shows in December 2014. SAMF continues to support regional talent and will be announcing rising producers in the coming weeks. In 2014, local production duo Dionysus won the DJ contest, and later went on to be featured in the Chicago Tribune.

As previously announced, in 2015 SAMF will be an 18+ event. You can find further information here.

About Spring Awakening Music Festival
Spring Awakening was originally founded as a concert series in 2008 featuring Benny Benassi, ATB, Above & Beyond, and more. The event eventually outgrew the theater, and in 2012 Spring Awakening Music Festival was launched as an outdoor two-day festival at Soldier Field, headlined by Skrillex and Afrojack. In 2013, SAMF expanded to three days with Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Moby, and 100 other artists on the bill with over 90,000 people in attendance.  In 2014, the festival's growth continued, with nearly 100,000 people in attendance, and headlined by Pretty Lights, Kaskade, Tiesto, Knife Party, Diplo, Big Gigantic, and many more.

About React Presents
Founded in 2008, React Presents is a full service club, concert, and festival promotion company based in Chicago, IL. React Presents produces events at the MID and Concord Music Hall in Chicago, and books select events in venues across the Midwest, with offices in Detroit and Milwaukee. React Presents produces three festivals: Spring Awakening Music Festival, North Coast Music Festival, and Summer Set Music & Camping Festival. React is an SFX Entertainment, Inc., company (NASDAQ: SFXE), the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals.

Spring Awakening Music Festival 2015
June 12 - 14, 2015
Soldier Field
1410 South Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

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2015 Vans Warped Tour Dates Announced

2015 Vans Warped Tour Dates Announced

Are you ready for more Vans Warped Tour pit action? The 2015 Vans Warped Tour will kick off on June 19th in Pomona, CA and run through August 8th in Seattle, WA. Stay tuned for ticket info and head over to Vans Warped Tour to see when we will be in a city near you.

Vans Warped Tour will also have brand new customizable tees and a varsity jacket available this Thursday, October 16th, in the online store.
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STYX With Def Leppard and Tesla coming to Chicago




February 24, 2015 – It’s been over two years since a full STYX concert was broadcast on national TV (“Styx:  The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live” DVD, which aired on VH1 Classic and the Palladia HD channel).  Now comes time for a brand new live event that’s set to premiere on AXS TV on Sunday, March 15 at 8pm Eastern Time/5pm Pacific Time.

The band’s show was filmed at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV in front of a sold-out, adoring audience during last year’s “The Soundtrack of Summer” tour.  STYX performed many of their greatest hits, including “Come Sail Away,”  “Renegade,” and “The Grand Illusion.”  They even dug deep into their catalog for such fan favorites as “Light Up,” and were joined on stage by tour mate and former Eagles guitar legend Don Felder for “Blue Collar Man.”  Felder’s show earlier that same night was also filmed for AXS TV, which will air immediately following STYX’s special.  Felder’s special culminates with special guest STYX guitarist Tommy Shaw trading vocals and the classic electric guitar licks on “Hotel California.”

Meanwhile, as STYX’s headlining tour continues to work its way across the U.S., the legendary Rock band has confirmed a massive summer tour supporting another legendary Rock band, Def Leppard, along with Tesla.  The three-month trek will launch in June and conclude October 4 in Bismarck, ND at the Bismarck Civic Center.  Combined, STYX--Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitar), James “JY” Young (guitar, vocals), Chuck Panozzo (bass), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Ricky Phillips (bass) and Todd Sucherman (drums)--and Def Leppard have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.

“Our 2007 tour with Def Leppard forged a friendship that's never wavered,” proclaims STYX singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw.  “It was such an unforgettably fun experience for us.  We've all been waiting for the planets to align so we could do it again.  Well friends, they have indeed aligned!  And this time, those soulful bad boys from Sacramento, Tesla, will be there, too.  What a night of music this will be!
Is summer here yet? Come on!”

Guitarist James “JY” Young is equally as excited.  "The mutual admiration society between Styx and Def Leppard began in the UK in 1978 when Joe Elliott attended Styx's first-ever performance in Def Leppard's home town of Sheffield, England,” he says.  “Both bands having emanated from working class beginnings, either on the South Side of Chicago, or the Steel Town of Sheffield, England, there is a natural camaraderie and synergy amongst them.  I feel like these guys are long-lost brothers of mine.  It's going to be Guitars A-blazin' and Drums A-poundin' regardless of who’s on the stage, featuring arguably the most successful rock band of the late 1980's, paired with one of the most successful bands of the late 1970s, early 1980s.  The ingestion of too much sugar can lead to illness, but ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ is a recipe for healthy smiles and a fun night for everyone!!!”

Check out STYX at any of the following stops (with more to be added in the coming weeks):

DATE                           CITY                             VENUE

STYX Headlining:

Thu 2/26            Tulsa, OK                      The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
Fri 2/27             San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sat 2/28            Fort Worth, TX               Billy Bob's Texas
Thu 3/12            N Myrtle Beach, NC       House of Blues
Fri 3/13             Cherokee, NC                Harrah's Cherokee Pavilion
Sat 3/14            Orlando, FL                   Universal Studios Florida - Music Plaza Stage
Fri 3/20             Norman, OK                  Riverwind Casino
Sat 3/21            Mulvane, KS                  Kansas Star Arena

STYX With Def Leppard and Tesla:

Thu 6/25                        West Palm Beach, FL    Cruzan Amphitheater
Sat 6/27                        Birmingham, AL             Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sun 6/28                       Atlanta, GA                   Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Tue 6/30                        Charlotte, NC                 PNC Music Pavillion Charlotte
Thu 7/2                         Bristow, VA                   Jiffy Lube Live
Fri 7/3                           Virginia Beach, VA         Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Sun 7/5                         Uncasville, CT                Mohegan Sun Arena
Tue 7/7                         Gilford, NH                    Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook
Thu 7/9                         Mansfield, MA               Xfinity Center
Sat 7/11                        Bethel, NY                    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sun 7/12                       Darien Lake, NY            Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Tue 7/14                        Toronto, ONT.                Molson Amphitheatre
Fri 7/17                         Clarkston, MI                 DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thu 7/23                        Wantagh, NY                 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Fri 7/24                         Saratoga Springs, NY     SPAC
Sat 7/25                        Holmdel, NJ                   PNC Bank Arts Center
Fri 8/7                           Davenport, IA                 Mississippi Valley Fair (STYX ONLY)
Sat 8/8                          Sioux Falls, SD             Sioux Falls Arena
Tue 8/11                        Kansas City, MO           Starlight Theatre
Fri 8/14                         Sedalia, MO                  Missouri State Fair
Sat 8/15                        Des Moines, IA              Iowa State Fair
Mon 8/17                       Cincinnati, OH               Riverbend Music Center
Tue 8/18                        Nashville, TN                 Bridgestone Arena
Fri 8/21                         Dallas, TX                      Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sat 8/22                        Woodlands, TX              Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun 8/23                       Austin, TX                     Austin360 Amphitheater
Thu 8/27                        St. Paul, MN                 Minnesota State Fair
Fri 8/28                         Grand Forks, ND            Alerus Center
Sun 8/30                       Noblesville, IN                Klipsch Music Center
Tue 9/1                         Allentown, PA                The Great Allentown Fair
Thu 9/3                         Louisville, KY                 KFC Yum! Center
Fri 9/4                           Maryland Heights, MO    Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Sat 9/5                          Tinley Park, IL               First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Wed 9/16                      Auburn, WA                  White River Amphitheatre
Thu 9/17                        Ridgefield, WA               Amphitheater Northwest
Sat 9/19                        Mountain View, CA        Shoreline Amphitheatre
Tue 9/22                        Chula Vista, CA             Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Wed 9/23                      Phoenix, AZ                  Ak-Chin Pavilion
Fri 9/25                         Albuquerque NM            Isleta Amphitheater
Sat 9/26                        Denver, CO                    Pepsi Center
Mon 9/28                       West Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Wed 9/30                      Spokane, WA                Spokane Arena
Fri 10/2                         Bozeman, MT                Breeden Fieldhouse
Sun 10/4                       Bismarck, ND                Bismarck Civic Center
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Ookay and Borgore live at Concord Music Hall

Ookay and Borgore live at Concord Music Hall

Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL – February 7, 15

By: Mercedes Vazquez

I always try to follow up with Dim Mak Records based on the DJs that will come through Chicago and when I saw that Borgore was coming I had to buy tickets. Then I saw Ookay was another highlighter for the show and I knew this concert was going to be crazy. When I saw crazy, you know everyone is going to have a blast and their might be some girls who just get a bit too wild and strip in stage. I had already seen Ookay in Joliet and that day was amazing but let’s not focus on Joliet because the people in Chicago know how to get wild as well. Let me say that this show was sold out quickly.

Let me say that when Ookay got in stage he did not waste any time at all. He started off with ‘Bouncer’ a remix with Showtek. He mixed it up with parts of ‘Wonderwall by Oasis,’ he was bringing a lot of the classic 90s music that I grew up with and let me say he killed it that night. Many memories came back when he was playing those songs with the new modern music of today that we can hear in the radio. He’s the type of artist that doesn't have just one genre, he mixes it up and keeps you dancing the night away. You get flashbacks when you listen to songs when you were in middle school or even high school. His music has this calm brooding yet steadfast. His consistent beats contain some rap lyrics that are formed in a way that everything just goes perfect together
. Throughout the show the energy tends to pick up and we all just want to have a great night. Ookay always has to play that ‘Pina colada’ song that makes you sway your arms back and forth and singing to the song because well who didn't know that song. He the type of DJ that likes experimenting with music and does an amazing job. Ookay always had so much energy in stage that made you kept going, he even crowd surfed. Let’s just say things were going to get more intense because the night was not over yet. Everyone should check out his new EP Ghost that came out in November, it steps in a different direction and you get a taste of everything he does but he is someone you should watch live.

Ookay had us cheering for Borgore after his last song and Borgore played his ‘#NEWGOREORDER’ intro for us. So what Chicago did was go hard just with the first song Borgore played, when the beat dropped the smoke cannons when off and he mixed it with ‘Ready for Action by Alvaro & Joey Dale’ to keep the vibe at a steady pace. I was feeling the bass vibrations since I was like 3 rows from the front, yes I was that close. I love being upfront and to dance away like nobody is watching. Borgore played ‘No Flex Zone’ and had people singing the lyrics while he was dropping some dubstep remixes that makes you want to lose control. Borgore is the type of DJ that plays dubstep basslines, so if you have a passion for dubstep music, you should go to his shows. He always has modern EDM theatrics and some scandalous dancers who can work that pole. I was even speechless with what those girls can do, I wanted to be them. Borgore simply gets up on stage so people can lose their minds for a few hours and to be honest he does it pretty well. Things just kept getting better
when Borgore and the crowd started to sing ‘Sweet Dreams,’ this song is my all-time favorite from the 80s and he mixed it up with some trap beats which was not bad all. I truly enjoyed that version. Borgore blew my mind when he worked that pole. I thought things couldn't get any better but I was so wrong. He played ‘Unicorn Zombie Apocalypse’ and then the twerk contest began. Yes, there was a twerk contest for Chicago, so there was about 30 girls shaking their asses to us and do you remember I was in the front row. I didn't know where to look but I’m sure every guy was enjoying the view. So if twerking wasn't enough the keep the night alive some girl ending up flashing people on stage. Yes these things tend to happen a lot now. But I go for the music not all the scandal, but what can I say Borgore does know how to throw a show that will keep you up in your feet and entertain. I ended up getting sprayed with champagne at the end of the night by Borgore well a lot of us did. As you can see this day was nowhere near ordinary but I did have a blast. Hopefully this will not be the last time I get to see Borgore.

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