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[CS Video] Chicago Creative Profile: Upendo Taylor

Check out our new profile on @UPENDO_ as part of our Chicago Creative series with @Ploom #ArtMusicPax

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We teamed up with Ploom for a unique event and content series profiling & celebrating Chicago-based artists. The “Chicago Creative Series” features pop-up art installations and behind the scenes photos & documentaries showcasing immensely talented artists in the Windy City.

Here, participating artist Upendo Taylor is profiled in this short video by Andrew Zeiter. Shot in Upendo’s studio, take a…

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Introducing the @Alex_Wiley: Village Party Maple Leaf Tee. Available now.

Brand new to the online store, we give you the “Village Party Mapleleaf Tee”.  Show your support of Alex Wiley, 

Introducing the @Alex_Wiley: Village Party Maple Leaf Tee. Available now.

Brand new to the online store, we give you the “Village Party Mapleleaf Tee”.  Show your support of Alex Wiley, 

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[CS Event] Closed Session Live: Evanston feat Alex Wiley, XVRHLDY, Carl of Hurt Everybody

[CS Event] Closed Session Live: Evanston feat @Alex_Wiley, @XVRHLDY, @LongLiveCarl of @HurtEverybody

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We are bringing Closed Sessions Live out to Evanston to party with some Wildcats.  The show takes place October 3rd at 27 Live and will feature performances from Alex Wiley, XVRHLDY, and Carl of Hurt Everybody.  Advance tickets for non-students are available now for $10.  If you are a Northwestern Student, you can find physical tickets on campus or at the door for only $5 with student ID.

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[CS Event] @joeyBADASS_ at @MetroChicago

As the Chi transitions into recluse/hibernation season, it’s important to make the best of the relatively-nice weather while we have it.

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[CS Press] @gregkot’s Interview With @Alex_Wiley (@chicagotribune)

Just before Alex Wiley took the stage for one of his biggest shows to date at North Coast Festival a few weeks back, the CS-representative sat down with Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune for an all-encompassing interview meant to gauge where the quickly-rising emcee is at with his artistry.

[CS Press] @gregkot’s Interview With @Alex_Wiley (@chicagotribune)

Just before Alex Wiley took the stage for one of his biggest shows to date at North Coast Festival a few weeks back, the CS-representative sat down with Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune for an all-encompassing interview meant to gauge where the quickly-rising emcee is at with his artistry.

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[CS Press] Alex Wiley’s “Vibration” Featured On FSD’s List of ‘Chicago Summer Records We Loved In 2014’

[CS Press] @Alex_Wiley’s “Vibration” Featured On @fakeshoredrive’s list of ‘Chicago Summer Records We Loved In 2014’

vibrationfinalfinalTo add another piece of praise to Alex Wiley’s streak of high regards in the blogosphere, we’re happy to see one of Village Party‘s singles, “Vibration”, land on FakeShoreDrive’s list of ‘Chicago Summer Records We Loved In 2014‘. In case you are unfamiliar with the short-yet-sweet track, I’ve included it below for your listening pleasure.

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[New Release] “So Stupid” feat Sir Michael Rocks & Vic Mensa (BLEV Remix)

Listen & Download @SeeBlev’s remix of “So Stupid” feat @SirMichaelRocks & @VicMensa

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BLEV is an up & coming producer out of Oklahoma City. He linked with Alex Wiley during a tour, and went on to produce Village Party standouts “See The Day”, “Splash Game”, and “Ducats”.

As part of our upcoming Closed Sessions remix project, BLEV choose to remix our CS Vol. 2 favorite, “So Stupid” feat Sir Michael Rocks & Vic Mensa (originally produced by DJ Babu).

This a great update of an…

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[CS Event] @SirMichaelRocks, @RobbBanks & More At Reggie’s

In case you didn’t get your fair share of concerts in for this summer, fall in Chicago seems to have an unusual amount of dope hip-hop shows coming up, and coincidentally Closed Sessions is stamped as a sponsor for a lot of them.

[CS Event] @SirMichaelRocks, @RobbBanks & More At Reggie’s

In case you didn’t get your fair share of concerts in for this summer, fall in Chicago seems to have an unusual amount of dope hip-hop shows coming up, and coincidentally Closed Sessions is stamped as a sponsor for a lot of them.

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[Making Sense] The Complexity Of A Self-Portrait

[Making Sense] The Complexity Of A Self-Portrait (@andrewzeiter)

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“When I am in my painting, I am not aware of what I’m doing. It is only after a sort of ‘get acquainted’ period that I see what I have been about.”-Jackson Pollock

Words & Photo by Andrew Zeiter

Art is always, and should always be a challenge.  It constantly excites me to have a direct interaction with my art, like Jackson Pollock standing atop his canvas feeling like a giant, becoming…

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[CS Photos] Closed Sessions with Allan Kingdom & Odd Couple

[CS Photos] Closed Session w/ @AllanKNGDM & @OddCoupleBeats

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Allan Kingdom is an up & coming artist out of the St. Paul/Minneapolis scene. He is part of the eclectic & DIY-driven crew, thestand4rd, which also includes Spooky Black, Psymun, and Bobby Raps. Jake Heinitz from GreenRoom Mag first introduced us to Kingdom last fall & we’ve been hearing his name ever since then. In addition, Sam Schmieg aka Schmiegiddy, is from Minneapolis as well and is quick…

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