Sonic Week 10.12: Dope Hope

Wait for the day when Hope is Dope, When living air is life and up there really is just blue, And water is wet only when it’s inside of you // Crave the day that starts only when your eyes open wide, To the cue of mint breath — unopened, white, light, Soaking in presence, still twirling from gravity and … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Chicago Fresh Ep1: [dope] TENNIS SHOES

Nosferatune debuts its Chicago artist showcase series — Chicago Fresh — with an intimate video of Tennis Shoes, a musician bound only for the no-boundaries, future-sound hip hop cry. Falsetto soliloquies churn into rapping poetry before we can even put our sneaks into a shoebox on the closet shelf. Get familiar with the softer side … Continue reading

PHOTOS: Tennis Shoes Live at Empty Bottle 12.10.14

The Empty Bottle this past Wednesday opened house to a vibrant community of local hip hop enthusiasts. J.A. Grimms & Blacknight, Solarfive, and David Ashley (of Chi collective Jody) brought their energy to the small, cool-lit stage of Western Avenue’s coziest dive venue. Fans caught and drove the night, jumping in squads of ecstasy and supporting their … Continue reading

Sonic Week 2.28: Crackle Hop

HITS HITS HITS HITS Oh baby girl you look so fine, oh baby girl you look so fine. Queens-based Stones Throw hip hop masher Homeboy Sandman releases a bonus track with every new record. While it’s quite literally a ‘buy my music now’ plea, beats by El RTNC and Paul White (Danny Brown’s Old) are fresh … Continue reading