October 12th, 2017 Join us for our weekly show featuring all Chicago music, Thursdays from 6-8pm on 88.7FM WLUW or streaming online at wluw.org!
Only4The Real – 6:00pm
Only4hereal is a Chicago based Hip Hop bloger that strives to shine a light on the overlooked and up and coming artist in the community. Only4TheReal.com uses various formats to promote what who or what we feel is hot and dealing with issues that plague or community. We have been in existence for 6 years now and continue to grow and grind. Only4TheReal is promotional company made up of Bundy Johnson (The killin machine), Everyday Jay, Bianca (B_Real), and Porscha (G Tadoe) and hosts of other associates.
Rymster – 6:30pm
Chicago is a city of Hip Hop veterans, warriors and freethinkers. It’s no frills approach to Rap and Hip Hop is cutthroat, blue collar and rough around the edges. Chicago MC, RhymSter embodies this gritty quality, and emerges from the Chicago scene as one of the brightest talents in the city.
With a mixture of the sharp staccato flows of the 90’s updated to the current musical landscape, RhymSter weaves in and out of the beat, cutting through tracks with superior wordplay, street bravado and mind piercing lyrics. RhymSter is a student and businessman of Hip Hop. He is the President of Ever Evolved, a producer by his own right, who also serves the Hip Hop community with his own studio, Ever Evolved. RhymSter has an innumerable stage presence, spontaneous energy, and has opened up for acts such as Curren$y and local legend Jitu Tha Jugganot. RhymSter has performed at venues such as The Metro, Subterranean and the Portage Theater. His company has recently thrown its first three-day festival called “E.A.T. (Evolve & Thrive) Music Festival. On top of that Ever Evolved has thrown countless events around the city of Chicago as well as some out of state events. RhymSter is a student and leader of the Chicago Hip Hop Renaissance, and is poised to take the game to a new level.
Dan Rico – 7:00pm
Chicago-based producer/ multi-instrumentalist Dan Rico blends bubblegum pop, soul, and hard-rock guitar into his own dizzying brand of 21st-century love songs. Informed by the blues, soul, and jazz tradition of his hometown as well as extensive winter stays in the South, Rico draws inspiration from a perfunctory melange of pop culture— movies, magazines, visual art, and television shows, as well as musically from the likes of artists of all eras- Duke Ellington, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, Prince, and Daft Punk to name a few. Rico explores classic genres with renewed vigor and an aesthetic sensibleness uniquely his own.
9pm // $5 // 21+