Here is a small Chicago Hustles January 2013 To Do List of events this month Chicago Hustles will be visiting, documenting or hitting up with our fellow creatives & entrepreneurs. Our goal is to capture Chicago for the world to see, we shoot all of our own images, record all of our own video and enjoy every creative we meet no matter how irrelevant you may think you are. THIS IS OUR PASSION and we thank you for riding with us as we evolve in 2013. Check it out.
January 9, 2013
Join us for our Do312 Meet Up of 2013, at Wicker Park’s Emporium Arcade Bar. (1366 N. Milwaukee Ave.) Wednesday, January 9th! Come game dinner with us and have a few drinks all for free, That’s right, we are footing the bill for grub, beer, & game tokens! This edition is guest curated by White Mystery (Alex and Francis White) and featuring a DJ set by them which will also be avail for download for you.
MAKE SURE YOU RSVP, like always there will be complimentary Old Style Light, Red Bull & Vodka, a few bites, Cutty Sark whiskey, AND Gunslinger Jerky! -WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Please feel free to bring a friend or two but yes make sure they all RSVP.
January 11, 2013
Chicago hip hop and lifestyle store, The Bassment, is closing its doors after 10 years as a staple in our community’s hip hop scene. But they’re going out in grand style as Rakim, DJ Tony Touch, and more are putting on a show at The Shrine on January 11th. Hope to see you there. Shouts to Shabazz!
January 11, 2013
Harmonica Dunn & Giacana Rock have put together another night of quality Hip Hop and the best from Chicago’s ever growing beat scene. Push Beats very own Doc ILL and Zainghis Khan will be in your ears all night, along with the talents of Chicago’s finest MC’s Roy Kinsey and Giacana Rock. Headlining the nights performances and blessing the mic and the tables will be NEAK w/ SLOT-A! Hope you are as excited as we are to bring in the New Year with amazing people and music. Here is some of what your getting into……………You can purchase tickets at the following link: http://www.ticketfly.com/
January 14, 2013
Chicago Tattoo is proud to announce that we will be a part of the Sailor Jerry Birthday event again this year! In celebration of Sailor Jerry’s 102nd birthday we will be tattooing 102 free anchor tattoos on 1/14. First come first served, 21+with a valid I.D., doors open at 12. #ctc #chicagotattoo #chicagotattoocompany #chicagotattooco #tattoo #tattoos #traditionaltattoo #traditionaltattoos #sailorjerry #sailorjerrytattoo #sailorjerrytattoos
January 19, 2013
We’re super excited to celebrate our 3 Year Anniversary this month!! That first Soul Summit Free Dance Party back in 2010 seems like only yesterday. This month we’re honored to have as guest DJ the mighty CHAIRMAN MAO from New York City! Mao is a great DJ and co-collaborator of Ego Trip (His details below). So come on down to the Double Door SATURDAY January 19th and celebrate 3 years with us! We couldn’t have done it without you guys!! THANK YOU!!
SOUL SUMMIT IN PHOTOS: 3 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE Read more here
January 25, 2013
“In the dark, womb-like sanctuary of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady studios in downtown Manhattan-a place that has birthed historical musical moments-sits the artist known as Iron Lung, Tical, Wu Brother #1, Johnny Blaze, and of course…Method Man. With a trusty, half-lit blunt by his side, he is lounging in front of white grand piano, his hands sweeping the keyboards, trying to remember a tune he memorized years ago.” read more
“A Chicago born and bred emcee. Singer/songwriter. A wild guitarist. A random lyricist. Managed by Aria Movement and ambassador to Chicago Tribe b-boy crew. Rapping and battling on Chicago’s Hip Hop scene since the age of 14 has given him a fearless stage presence. Songs are one thing, but live, Aerias goes all out. Every show is “the last show”. Currently in Chicago and promoting his current EP “What Doesn’t Kill You” (An homage to getting up when beaten and bloodied by Life) he’ll hit the road to finally do what he’s been wanting to., lighting hearts on fire one by one and city by city, word by word.”
January 26, 2013
Saturday, January 26th:
FREE EARLY EVENT!
WBEZ Off-Air Series…
The 5th Annual WINTER BLOCK PARTY for Chicago’s Hip-Hop Arts
Doors: 12pm / Show: 12pm-6pm
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Saturday, January 26th:
WBEZ Off-Air Series…
WINTER BLOCK PARTY FOR CHICAGO HIP HOP ARTS: An Evening of Music and Celebration
Featuring SIDEWALK CHALK * ADD 2 *
Hosted by PSALM ONE with JESSE MENENDEZ and KEVIN COVAL
Tickets: $10 Student, $12 WBEZ Members, $15
18 & Over
Doors: 7pm / Show 8pm
January 31, 2013
Starting in January 2013, DJs from Chicago will begin stage one of the battle for the coveted title of Red Bull Thre3style National Champion – a title that comes with bragging rights; cash prizes; a stamp of approval from some of the best DJs in the world including DJ Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip and A-Trak; …and a ticket to compete in the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals in December.
Red Bull Thre3Style is an innovative concept that gives highly skilled DJs a global platform to showcase their skills, battle and gain notoriety by rockin’ the dance floor. Unlike other DJ battles that are based on solely technical aspects, Red Bull Thre3style has a creative and original format that seeks to find the DJ that has best perfected the true art of rockin’ the party. Competing DJs are given 15 minutes and the challenge to play three different genres of music while keeping the crowd rockin’ on the dance floor. A panel of music industry judges will select the winners based on track selection, creativity, mixing skills, stage presence and crowd reaction. Whoever is named best on the decks gets bragging rights a prize purse and advances to the next step on the road to the world finals. Event schedule, updates and music from past competitions can be found at
Competing DJs include Boi Jeanius, Trentino, Slugo, MaddJazz & PHNM
The event will be hosted by Hollywood Holt
Guest judges will include Big Once (RB3S 2011 U.S. Champion), Four Color Zack (RB3S 2012 World
Champion), Pumpin’ Pete (2 time Chicago DMC Champion)