The Whoevers – Is You With It? [Produced by WalkingShoe]

•May 27, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Cormega Show 5.28.14The Whoevers fill in the blanks on their new single Is You With It? The summer breeze and something to drive slow to beat by WalkingShoe is a great compliment for the dynamic duo of J. Arthur and Dotkom. The Whoevers will be performing tomorrow night (5/28) with Cormega at the Grandbar.

[Chicago Event] May 21, 2014 – ROW CYPHER & ULON

•May 21, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Poets and Emcees! Bring your bars tonight to Poitin Stil to try and land a $200 first place prize for the best performance about vehicle safety! Ted Weissberg & Pete Esaun Keller are on the hosting duties. Go support this fantastic effort by ULON and Row Cypher!




IllSide Radio: Dr. Dre Cashes In, Solange Goes In & Michael Sam Drafted

•May 15, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Hov & FamilyThis week Odeisel & Gabe tour music industry news from the Dr. Dre and Apple camp on the eve of their forthcoming billion dollar deal. Will those Beats by Dre headphone dollars find their way back to the community? OD and Gabe have their opinion for you. The cat fight of the week between Jay-Z and Solanage made headlines and IllSide Radio delivers the blow by blow of the kick heard round the world. Michael Sam and the NBA playoffs round out this week’s show. Check it out y’all!


IllSide Radio: The NBA Playoffs & The End of Donald Sterling

•May 3, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Donald SterlingThis week the super duo come out guns blazing as they discuss Donald Sterling’s NBA ban and why the NBA didn’t take action years earlier. There hasn’t been a better 1st round of NBA playoffs and OD and Gabe talk about some of their favorite moments and players performance. Outkast celebrated their 20th anniversary this past week, and IllSide Radio talks about their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik that started it all. This and more on IllSide Radio.

Around Town with ULON’s Pete “Esaun” Keller

•April 18, 2014 • Leave a Comment

April row cypherUnited Legion One Nation’s founder, Pete “Esaun” Keller joins Vocalo’s Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza to talk about the upcoming Open Mic event promoting safe driving on April 23rd in the South Loop. Esaun talks about the partnerships it took to make this event happen, and how this will the first of many ongoing events that will be taking place throughout the Summer!

Location: 24 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL
Date: April 23, 2014
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Cost: FREE
Bonus: $100 prize to best piece promoting vehicle safety
Websites: RowCypher.Com & ULON.US


Around Town with Kevin Turk

•April 3, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Kevin TurkThis week Vocalo’s Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza and D.L. Hopkins are joined by Mr. Kevin Turk, one of the Co-Founders (or Godfathers) of the International Tom Hank’s Day taking place on April 12, 2014. Kevin talks to Gabe & DL about how a boring April fools day Tom Hanks Movie marathon 11 years ago now has turned in to an annual event that helps people in Africa through LifeLine Energy (Tom Hank’s favorite charity). Listen then make plans to attend the 11th annual International Tom Hank’s Day by going to .

Around Town Weekend with Gabe Mendoza & DL Hopkins (Weekend of March 28, 2014)

•March 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment

ChicagoHip hop’s elder statesmen Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Rob Base and Slick Rick join iconic rapper and hype-man, Doug E. Fresh live in concert at the Chicago Theatre. Celebrate Greek culture and heritage at the Greek Independence Day Parade. Cosplayers gather at the Chi-Fi science fiction conference. All this and more on Around Town hosted by Vocalo correspondent Gabe Mendoza and D.L. Hopkins.

Dates and hours: Saturday, March 29, 3pm–3am
Venue: Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 E Monroe St
Prices: $20

Doug E Fresh and Friends
Dates and hours: Saturday, March 29, 8pm
Venue: The Chicago Theatre, 175 N State St
Prices: $59–$100

Greek Independence Day Parade
Dates and hours: Saturday, March 29, 2:30pm
Venue: Along Halsted St between Randolph and Van Buren Sts
Prices: Free

Harmonica Dunn presents: Second City Citizens, The Palmer Squares, Jordan Looney, and DJ Elliven
Dates and hours: Friday, March 28, 8pm
Venue: The Tonic Room, 2447 N Halsted St
Prices: $8; must be 21 to attend

Lil Dicky | Show You Suck | Second City Citizens | Bees Knees
Concord Music Hall
Dates and hours: Saturday, March 29; doors open at 7:30pm
Venue: Concord Music Hall, 2047 N Milwaukee Ave
Prices: $16

Shamrock Shuffle
Dates and hours: Sunday, March 30; wave 1 8:30am, wave 2 8:55am, wave 3 9:15am
Venue: Grant Park, Monroe St and Columbus Dr
Prices: Free for spectators; registration closed



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