We have a stacked lineup to kick off this first weekend of March! Come out and join us for one or all 4 events! This Thursday, Chicago natives Win & Woo will be bringing you some of their dope new music at Lincoln Hall. On Friday, Autograf returns home for a blowout show at Bottom Lounge, as part of their CAUTION: LIVE Tour! Then, come dance with us at Evolution of Sound, Vol. 4, featuring local Chicago DJs! On Saturday, Microdot will be hosting Hangar01 brought to you by UndergroundChi. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and we hope to see you out on the dance floor this weekend!
Thursday, 3/1: Chicago natives Win & woo
EVOL Chicago is proud to collaborate alongside Chicago natives, Win & Woo, as they throw down some of their newest music at Lincoln Hall this coming Thursday, March 1. We will be setting up a pop-shop to vend their official merch, as well as our very own EVOL Chicago clothing & accessories. Doors open @9pm. 18+
A duo from Chicago, IL, Win and Woo is comprised of longtime friends Nick Winholt and Austin Woo. Their eclectic style is pop inspired, fused with a heavy blend of melodies & driving bass lines that work seamlessly with intricate percussion. The two draw inspiration from those who create art/music that can withstand the test of time and push the limits of their creativity.
Event page > https://www.facebook.com/events/139069366884680/
Soundcloud > soundcloud.com/winandwoo
Friday, 3/2: chicago's very own, autograf
Come lose yourself as Autograf returns home to take over Bottom Lounge this Friday, March 2 as part of the CAUTION: LIVE Tour! EVOL Chicago will be vending our local Chicago merch and organizing a raffle worth $50+ in clothing & accessories. Doors open @8pm. 17+
Event page > https://goo.gl/P7tPTc
Soundcloud > soundcloud.com/autografmusic
"Chicago-based Autograf began as an art project, then morphed into a musical group playing live electronica. For each show, members Jake Carpenter, Louis Kha and Mikul Wing conceptualize and create visuals to complete their unique ambience."
Friday, 3/2: EVOLution of sound, vol. 4
EVOL Chicago will be teaming up with Skagg Ent. again to bring you Evolution of Sound, Volume 4 at Exit, this Friday March 2. We've got a stacked lineup of local Chicago talent, with Alex Kislov headlining this fantastic Autograf afters. Doors open @10pm. 21+
Event page > https://www.facebook.com/events/2030788557210188/
Skagg Ent > https://www.facebook.com/skagg.ent
Alex Kislov > https://www.facebook.com/AlexKislovMusic
Saturday, 3/3: hangar01, ft. angel alanis & paul johnson
If you want to keep the party going all weekend long, come join us for Hangar01, brought to you by UndergroundChi on Saturday, March 3. Dance til 7am to some Chicago Techno, location will be announced on the day of the event. Doors open @10pm. 21+
Microdot is inspired and driven from his experience with the 90s rave scene. He has infused a movement: “Chicago Techno,” a movement he continues to spread with his performances and production. Not only is he producing and playing many shows, he’s also behind creating some of the biggest underground parties in the Midwest.
Event page > https://www.facebook.com/events/1757995320925872/
Soundcloud > https://soundcloud.com/microdot-musique
Photo credit: Roy Cases & Oscar Gonzalez
OUR NEW "606 COLLECTION"
EVOL Chicago set out to design a new collection of apparel and accessories that would help unify our community. This task was definitely challenging, considering how many different neighborhoods there are across our diverse city. Each neighborhood, whether we're talking about Wicker Park, Pilsen, or Rogers Park, for example, has its own vibe & unique street culture. We searched for a way to unite our city, and that's where the 606 Collection was born.
The one thing that ALL our Chicago neighborhoods have in common is the first 3 digits of their zipcodes: 606. The beautiful and simplistic street grid system is another important element of the 606 Collection as well. While other cities are hard to navigate, Chicago's grid system serves as the perfect foundation for the more than fifty 606 zipcodes.
OUR POP-UP SHOP IN WICKER PARK
EVOL Chicago is proud to announce our very first pop-up shop, in collaboration with Stoney Station Gallery in Wicker Park! We will be featuring our new "606 Collection" and our classic "We Love House Music" gear.
On Saturday, December 9, our Launch Party will be a day-time event, including grand opening sales, guest DJs, and a raffle ticket giveaway! It will be an event you won't want to miss.
Huge thank you to everyone that came out to join EVOL Chicago and Skagg ent. as we embarked on our first event in Chicago! Check out the photo album and recap video below to see what you were apart of, or what you missed out on! We are proud to announce that EVOLUTION OF SOUND VOL. 2 will be announced very soon! Stay Tuned :)
Imagine rolling into the campgrounds at Sherwood Forest on a gleaming Freightliner semi truck. Now, imagine standing in front of that semi truck decked out with EVOL Chicago vinyls, our Electric Forest owl spread out on the hood, and glowing LED lights calling you towards it! Oh yes. This was the center of our glorious EVOL Chicago base camp the past two weeks, and we could not have asked for anything more memorable.
We almost didn’t make it to the Forest this year. Two days before we were set to depart, our very own EVOL truck driver, Gene Pavelko, seriously injured his foot at a Metallica concert and needed a boot and crutches just to walk! Most people would have called it quits, but not Gene. He’s the real MVP, gaining us ADA access at Forest for a prime location directly behind the Ferris wheel that was home to our epic afters.
Weekend 1 - Getting our feet wet
The first couple days of rain didn’t stop us. EVOL Chicago set up a mini soundcamp, bringing in guest DJs to spin some amazing house until the sun came up. We proudly partnered with Alex Kislov from Good Looks Chicago to curate the dopest sunrise sets for our EVOL fam of over 300 party-goers, nightly. Much to our surprise, Pasquale Rotella, owner of Insomniac, stopped by on his golf-cart to congratulate us on throwing such awesome afters. Hi-fives all around.
Weekend 2 - Gaining a reputation
Word had spread and we knew we had to step up our game for Weekend 2. We brought in ARVII MALA from Good Looks Chicago to run the decks and secure some amazing talent. On Thursday night, ARVII MALA opened b2b with GoodSex and threw down some dirty house beats to kick off the weekend -- Chicago-style! They followed up with unforgettable sets by Yheti, Xonic, Win & Woo from Chicago. On Saturday night, our base camp was banging with the beats of local Chicago Djs, including Elevated, who played b2b with JSquared, laying down some dirty trap. After closing the Forest stage Saturday night, Pillow Talk came through to play an amazing sunrise set.
Overall, EVOL Chicago base camp definitely left a mark in Sherwood Forest this year. Much love to the hundreds of new and old friends who supported us and came out to party every night! Your enthusiastic energy and positive vibes kept us going every night! Til next year.
Special THANK YOU to all the DJs who played at EVOL Chicago Base Camp (Sound Cloud Links below)
And thanks for stopping by to party with us:
Today, an iconic Chicago symbol turns 100 years old. The Chicago flag, one of the most prevalent and often reproduced symbols in our city, is finally reaching this milestone. Despite its age, the design still stands as one of the most beloved city flag designs in the country. EVOL Chicago takes pride in unifying our city and commemorating house music. It seems only right that we celebrate the 100th birthday of the Chicago Flag by hosting a giveaway. We will be giving away 1 flag per social media platform ;Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter ….. Here are the links and rules for each platform! If you aren't feeling lucky here is the link to purchase one. Good Luck!
Ignited flames, dug up bases, and thousands of people jumping and screaming in complete chaos: this was the scene of White Sox's Stadium Comiskey Park on July 12, 1979. On a day dubbed as Disco Demolition Night, over 50,000 people attended a double header to do more than watch baseball. With a disco record and 98 cents, people were allowed to watch the Chicago White Sox play the Detroit Tigers and participate in making history.
The first drop of Winter 2017 included our cut and sew "Optic" long sleeve and "Origin" snapback. Read more about these two pieces below.