Category Archives: Concert Reviews

DownBeats’ Best Sets of 2014

A couple of weeks ago we sat at our weekly DownBeats staff meeting and began reflecting on the past 12 months and came to the realization that 2014 was a milestone year in terms of the sheer amounts of shows and festivals we attended. We crossed state lines on multiple occasions beginning the festival season […]

Our Chicago Thanksgiving Marathon

In Chicago, the birth-place of House Music, the extended Thanksgiving weekend is a time where thousands are thankful for life, health, family and friends, but also for the gift of dance music. It is no secret in this city that while the day time may be filled with extended meals, early Christmas shopping and a […]

Time Warp USA – A Techno Pilgrimage

See the end of the article for 11/07 UPDATE on location and line-up! With this summer’s festival season coming to an end, techno fans all over North America are rejoicing at the news that world-famous Time Warp is to celebrate its 20th Anniversary by setting foot in America for the first time ever. Scheduled to take […]

The Perfect Chicago Rooftop Party – Guy Gerber Rumors

Recently, Chicago has seen a surge of events being thrown at more diverse locations than ever. Moving out of regular nightclubs and the usual after-hours spots, event promoters in the city have looked at more unique venuess to host their parties. Recently this trend has seen heavyweight EDM DJs such as Kaskade and Afrojack play […]