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[CS Video] Chicago Creative Profile: Upendo Taylor

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. ShotRead More


[New Merch] Alex Wiley: Village Party Maple Leaf Tee

Brand new to the online store, we give you the “Village Party Mapleleaf Tee”.  Show your support of Alex Wiley, Village Party, and some kind of respect for Canada all once.  These tees are limited in quantities, were designed by Nikko Washington, and run S-XXL.  Grab yours now via our Online Store.  


[CS Event] Joey Bada$$ at Metro

As the Chi transitions into recluse/hibernation season, it’s important to make the best of the relatively-nice weather while we have it. Not only do we have the Sir Michael Rocks/Robb Bank$ show next Monday, the 22nd, for people to enjoy, but w’re also happy to help throw Joey Bada$$’ upcoming show at Metro alongside 1833 PresentsRead More


[CS Press] Greg Kot’s Interview With Alex Wiley

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. The piece debuted on the frontRead More