May 20 – May 26 Events

Monday May 20
SRTB Presents – Porn N Chicken’s Harry Potter Banger! – EvilOlive – RSVP on Do312 WEBSITE for no cover till 11 pm.
Surreal Chicago – Industry Night – The MiD – Leo Lauretti, Kalendar, Dante – Free entry with password “Surreal” till MIDNIGHT and reduced cover after.

Tuesday May 21
Surreal Chicago – Bodi – Brett Rubin and Dj Metro – RSVP for no cover before MIDNIGHT HERE or text ‘Surreal” to 46786

Wednesday May 22 

Thursday May 23
V.I.PEEPS –  The MiD – Free entry till MIDNIGHT for gentlemen and ALL NIGHT for ladies with password “V.I.PEEPS”
Surreal Chicago – The MiD- Password “Surreal” for free entry till MIDNIGHT and reduced cover after.
In Your Eye Chicago and Bass Syndicate – Ultimate Dj Championship – Barn n Company $cover, $3 red solo cup Thursdays beer and drinks. More info HERE

Friday May 24
Insomniac Events  – EDC Chicago Day 1 – Chicago Speedway Joliet, IL – To Get Your Single Day Tickets Follow THIS LINK
React Presents – Qbert, Shortkut, Free Soul Battle (bboy battle) – The MiD To RSVP for free entry before pm or to buy tickets for general admission express entry (only guaranteed before 11:30 pm) follow THIS LINK
V.I.PEEPS – Destructo – Soundbar – Free Entry with Password “Let Me In”  Event info Page HERE.
Alpha Entertainment – Soundbar – Free Cover all night with password “A List” , for 3 hosted drink tickets before 11:30pm say “Alex Arroyo”

Saturday May 25
Insomniac Events – EDC Chicago Day 2 – Chicago Speedway Joliet, IL – To get Your Single Day Tickets Follow THIS LINK
V.I.PEEPS -The MiD –  Free entry till MIDNIGHT for gentlemen and ALL NIGHT for ladies with password ‘V.I.PEEPS”
Surreal Chicago – Lumen – RSVP HERE Ladies for Free entry ALL Night and Guys for free cover before MIDNIGHT and reduced cover after, or TEXT “Surreal” to 46786.
Surreal Chicago – The MiD – Nathan Scott & Bill Basli – Mention “Surreal” for reduced cover after 2 am.

Sunday May 26
Insomniac Events – EDC Chicago Day 3 – Chicago Speedway Joliet, IL – To Get Your Single Day Tickets Follow THIS LINK
Surreal Chicago – Bull n bear- Industry Party – Official After party is at Dolphin.

EDC Chicago Ticket and Location Info


At noon today Pasquela Rotella of Insomniac Events followed through with his promise of providing the much anticipated info about EDC Chicago details. Releasing the official dates and tweeting and instagram photo of what looks like the Chicago Speedway in Joliet. EDC Chicago will be hosted from Friday May 24 to Sunday May 26th. Tickets will go on sale at noon central time on Wednesday January 23.


People will complain that its not directly in Chicago but in my opinion no other available venue in Chicago was large enough to host the massive production that is EDC. Grant Park hosts Lollapalooza, Union Park North Coast Music Festival, Soldier Field has Spring Awakening Music Festival. This was the most logical of location though its a bit of a drive from the city.

To get tickets on January 23rd follow this link to the EDC Chicago Website. A 3 day pass will be ONLY $175 while VIP’s who have to be 21+ can enjoy the 3 day event for $299. Chicago will be the first time EDC party goers can also choose to camp at the event. Like other music festivals that showcase the camping option all campers will be allowed to walk back n forth between eh festival grounds and their campsites throughout the 3 days. If you choose to camp you must buy a camp permit which brings the general admission price to $295 and VIP to $419

Don’t be shy Chicago!! well see you in Joliet on memorial day weekend!! #JustStayChi

Chicago NYE and 2013 Preview

We’re only one week into the New Year; people have had just about enough time to recover from their Chicago New Years Eve festivities and right off the bat we get bombarded with big news announcements and plans for this year’s summer festival schedule. I’ll get to all that in a second, but first let’s look back at some of the more EDM focused events Chicago hosted while ringing in 2013.

Vision or The Castle had Mr Paul Oakenfold for the evening. This just shows that some of the more “original” popular EDM DJs (I include ATB and Tiesto in that list) still got it. If you need any convincing try to remember his set at North Coast last year. He showed he can still compete with today stoop talent, though trance has taken a back burner to Dubstep and Trap.

Congress Theater was packed for New Years Eve and the day before having Hardwell and Deniz Koyu on Sunday while The M Machine ,Mat Zo and Porter Robinson rung in the New Year with 4500+ ragers going crazy. This was probably the youngest of all the events as most catered to a more dressed up older audience. But it’s good to see the kids had somewhere to party as well.

Big Gigantic played with Griz at The Aragon ballroom for his second New Years Eve in a row in Chicago. Big Gigantic brings something different to the EDM scene, as they blend saxophone with percussion performance with and electronic twist. Griz can be best compared to Pretty Lights. If you haven’t checked either of them out you definitely should. They were fun to watch at electric forest last year.

The Hilton Chicago had its new year’s celebration hosted by Playboy Playmates while Mike Posner and Chicago’s very own Bad Boy Bill performed.  The night also included a dinner. This event was more of a dress up even but WhySoChi did have some friends who attended and said they had a blast.


But enough about 2012 time to take a quick look at 2013. Today 1/9/2013 tickets go on sale at NOON for EDC Las Vegas 2013! Follow this LINK to the EDC website to get your tickets. If you are like me you might consider skipping buying tickets as EDC has been confirmed for a Chicago debut this year. So far no lineup has been release but rumors have spread that it will be located at a racetrack and that Memorial Day weekend is the target date. But stay tuned because Pasquale Rotella, the owner of Insomniac Events who throw EDC has announced that on January 16 more details of EDC Chicago will be released.


We also posted a picture on our facebook page late last night what seems to be a document showing that the city of Miami is trying to stop Ultra Music Festival in March to last two weekends. This year is the first year Ultra has been split for two weekends and allegedly the authorities want to keep it just to one. More specifically week two would potentially be cancelled. I guess well have to see what happens, this could also be hoax.

541998_373169849446334_1960559246_nWe also posted a picture we found out and about on the town showing a nice little preview of what to expect from this years Spring Awakening music festival. Form what we can tell in the picture (to your left) we can see that Calvin Harris fans and Bassnectar bass-heads will be in attendance this year. Just a few weeks after EDC Chicago.

That’s all I have for now, thanks for reading we do appreciate it. Be sure to “like” us on facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.