Ready to rage every weekend (and weekday)? We’ve got you covered.
The Chronicle has a comprehensive and constantly updated Google Calendar up on our website filled with all of the details about Chicago EDM concerts.
Watch out for these artists:
Kaytranada 10/6 @ Concord
Electronic producer Kaytranada is known for putting out chill, soulful music that also incorporates the wonky beats of hip-hop and R&B. He played Chicago earlier in the summer at the Mamby on the Beach music festival, and will be at Concord Music Hall in early October.
His debut album, 99.9%, was released earlier this year and received praise for collaborations with artists such as Vic Mensa, AlunaGeorge and Anderson .Paak. He is well-known for tracks like “GLOWED UP” and “DRIVE ME CRAZY.”
Apart from his musical talent, he brings an alluring, goofy charisma to his live performances.
GRiZ 9/12 @ Navy Pier
Grant Kwiecinski can do amazing things with his saxophone. The future-funk artist, more commonly known as GRiZ, will be at Navy Pier, one of Chicago’s largest venues, on Saturday, November 12th.
Known for tracks like “Good Times Roll” and “A Fine Way to Die,” the Detroit native will be travelling the States on his Good Will Prevail tour, supported by openers Louis Futon, Brasstracks, Haywyre and more. He visited Chicago earlier this summer for a set at Lollapalooza, gracing the audience with an unforgettable performance.
His music is sure to appeal to a variety of music tastes – jazz, EDM and funk – but one thing’s for sure, it will certainly get you dancing.
Louis the Child 9/26 @ Metro
Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett, both recent graduates of New Trier High School in Winnetka, have accomplished more by their freshman year of college than most of us probably did. The electronic music duo first gained popularity when their track “It’s Strange ft. K. Flay” received support from Taylor Swift and Lorde, and even performed at Northwestern in 2015 for a fundraising event hosted by Zeta Beta Tau.
Since then, they’ve released many popular remixes of songs by Zella Day, Miike Snow and Ty Dolla $ign. They’ve toured with Big Gigantic, performed at Coachella and have their own tour lined up for the fall.
The duo loves playing their hometown, opening for Lido in late 2015, hosting their own show at Lincoln Hall in March 2016, playing a set at Lollapalooza and even making a surprise appearance at Mad Decent Block Party when performer Oshi dropped out at the last minute.
Their first show at the Metro sold out quickly, so they added a second show for the night before. Grab your tickets quickly before it sells out again!
[part of The Northwestern Chronicle’s Freshman Issue, Fall 2016]