Lettuce, Future Rock and Turbo Suit team up for New Year's Eve blowout in Chicago at The Riv on December 31, 2015

Silver Wrapper and Jam present Lettuce with special guests Future Rock, Turbo Suit and more TBA on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at The Riviera Theatre. After celebrating their 20th anniversary as modern day rulers of old school funk, the Brooklyn-based juggernaut Lettuce is not showing any signs of slowing. "We’re more together and set to crush than ever before," says drummer and chief songwriter Adam Deitch of the all-star group that he and his accomplished band-mates cut their teeth with back in their Berklee School of Music days. That much history, along with the A-list crop of projects that each member has taken on away from Lettuce, gives the group a bottomless well of musical ideas and unrivaled chemistry—in fact, referring to themselves as a band of brothers. "I was in a practice room at 16 with these guys, and it all clicked," says lead bassist Erick "Jesus" Coomes. "We all felt rhythms in similar ways. We were all about the pocket from day one." After having the most successful year of the bands career in 2014, Lettuce is ready to rage.

Chicago’s electronic rock stalwarts Future Rock continue to pound out pulsating beats with the verocity of a 70′s era rock band. They are justly celebrated for legendary performances that turn crowds everwhere into a vast and energized dance floor, forcing even the palest and most resolutely hard-to-impress hipsters to call up their inner dance monsters. Live performances combine loops, samples and Mickey Kellerman’s keyboards with Darren Heitz’s drums plus Felix Moreno’s Larry Graham-style bass slapping to create an enormously powerful groove. Their light show is as good as their music, and their set have been known to inspire dance frenzies.

Turbo Suit is a vibrant voice in live electronic music. The versatile Indianapolis trio is comprised of David Embry on production and vocals, Nicholas Gerlach on tenor saxophone and EWI, and Jeff Peterson on drums.

Doors at 7:30 pm. Show at 8:30 pm. Ages 18+.

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Lotus to play two night run at The Riv on November 27-28, 2015

Silver Wrapper and Jam present two nights of Lotus on Friday, November 27, 2015 and Saturday, November 28, 2015 at The Riviera Theatre. Lotus returns to Chicago for TWO nights! Lotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all electronic music festival and then the next night crash a traditional rock festival with their dance heavy beats, synths and samples. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band's distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends.

No matter what the venue, the energetic joy and catharsis of a Lotus show is infectious. The band slowly built a devoted fan base through steady touring and the crowds have grown at an increasing pace. This grassroots growth has made the band in high demand for festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and Rothbury and earned the band sold out shows at the country's premier theatres and clubs.

Doors at 7:30 pm. Show at 8:30 pm. Ages 18+.

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Greensky Bluegrass kicks off 2016 with two night run at The Vic on January 1 and January 2

Silver Wrapper and Jam present Greensky Bluegrass with special guests Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers on Friday, January 1, 2015 and Saturday, January 2, 2015 at The Vic Theatre. Greensky Bluegrass have forged a defiant, powerful sound that, while rooted in classic stringband Americana, extends outwards with a fearless, exploratory zeal. The tension and release between these components – tradition and innovation, prearranged songs and improvisation, acoustic tones and electric volume – is what makes them so thrillingly dynamic, in concert and on record.

That their sound is so seamless, so organic, is testament to Greensky’s enduring vision and tireless dedication. Since their first rumblings at the start of the millennium, they have emerged as relentless road warriors, creating a captivating live show while at the same time developing a knack for evocative, disarming songcraft.

Doors at 7:00 pm. Show at 8:00 pm. Ages 18+.

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ODESZA brings "In Return World Tour 2015" to Chicago at Aragon Ballroom on November 21, 2015

Silver Wrapper and React present ODESZA with special guests TBA on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Aragon Ballroom. In 2012, a striking new voice emerged from the wider surge of electronic music in the U.S. ODESZA's Summer's Gone stood out from the crowd; it was a collection of songs, not just beats; and its irresistible, startling dreaminess, addictive drums and fathoms-deep bass set it apart from the by-the-numbers brutality of EDM's also-rans. In an age of manufactured internet buzz and carefully plotted hype, ODESZA's story was refreshingly authentic: A brilliant new duo unveiled their music on the internet, and the world paid attention.

Released September 9, 2014, In Return has more than just delivered on the promise of ODESZA's previous work. A record with a precocious maturity and coherence, it's a start-to-finish stunner of pop-infused, electronic wonder, littered with infectious hooks and potent atmosphere. Vocal performances from Zyra, Py and Shy Girls accompany that of Madelyn Grant on “Sun Models,” expertly worked into ODESZA's trademark, mood-altering uplift. ODESZA developed a new live performance to accompany In Return, ensuring that the shows do full justice to the album. Their work ethic and constant evolution has resulted in sold out headline tours of North America last fall, Australia this winter and North America again this spring with every show selling out in advance in the biggest venues they've headlined to date. Never ones to settle, ODESZA's ambitious live production continues to expand in time for performances at every major music festival this summer including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Hangout, Sasquatch, Governors Ball, Firefly, Melt and more.

One of the stunning aspects of ODESZA is the speed with which they've created a large, devoted fanbase – testament to just how refreshing, immediate and exciting their music is. Don't miss ODESZA's Return World Tour 2015 Chicago performance this fall at Aragon Ballroom Saturday, November 21st, 2015.

Show at 10:00pm. Ages 18+.

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Disclosure returns to Chicago on October 15, 2015 at Navy Pier

Silver Wrapper and React present Disclosure with special guests Claude VonStroke and Pomo on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Navy Pier. Electronic music duo, Disclosure will embark on a headlining North American tour including Chicago's famous Navy Pier. For this next live run, Disclosure are ready to unveil their biggest production to date. “Can’t wait to bring our brand new live show to America,” said Disclosure. “Been working on it and the album for a while now - beyond excited to play it for you all!”

A number of exciting collaborators who appear on their new album, Caracal have been teased out over recent weeks including Lion Babe, Nao, Kwabs, Gregory Porter and most recently, Sam Smith. Disclosure have now revealed the full track listing, which also includes The Weeknd, Miguel and Lorde, alongside talented newcomers Jordan Rakei and Brendan Reilly.The duo’s anticipated sophomore album will be released September 25th on Capitol Records.

Doors at 6:00pm. Show at 7:00pm. Ages 18+.

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Gramatik returns to Chicago to headline Aragon Ballroom on September 11, 2015 behind new EP, "Epigram"

Silver Wrapper presents Gramatik on Friday, Septmeber 11, 2015 at Aragon Ballroom.

Gramatik was born and raised in Slovenia, Central Europe. He started producing his first beats early on for his own hip-hop group, later expanding his production skills with influences like jazz, blues and funk which had stayed with him from childhood. Gramatik has released 8 albums, 3 EPs, numerous singles and remixes and was nominated for European MTV Music Award in 2014. In 2013 he established his own record label, Lowtemp, allowing him to further realize his idea of music being a free medium. Soon after the launch Lowtemp started signing aspiring art-ists from US and Europe. Following a long history of file sharing with his music, Gramatik released the The Age Of Rea-son LP and his entire discography in partnership with BitTorrent. Gramatik’s music continued to spread through the web, making him 3rd most downloaded artist on BitTorrent in 2014. 2014 was a breakthrough year for Gramatik in Europe where he gained the level of attention he has seen throughout North America. On his two worldwide tours in support TAOR and the LYM campaign, he performed to many sold out crowds including Paris, New York, Chicago, Amster-dam, Red Rocks in Colorado and huge crowds at major festivals like Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Ultra, Secret Garden Party, Outlook, Dour and Glastonbury. 2015 is set to be another banner year with dates already announced at Coachella, BUKU, Hangout, Electric Forest, To-morrowWorld, Holy Ship, Electric Zoo, Sonar, Rock En Seine, Sziget Festival and more. 2015 will also see the release of his new EP, Epigram on Lowtemp.

Doors at 8:00 PM. Show at 9:00 PM. Ages 18+.

Tickets go on-sale Friday, July 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM noon CST at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Hudson Mohawke to play Concord Music Hall in Chicago with The-Dream on November 11, 2015

Silver Wrapper presents Hudson Mohawke with special guest The-Dream on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Concord Music Hall.

Hudson Mohawke (Ross Birchard) has been on a meteoric rise the last few years, working with some of the biggest names in hip hop, pop and dance music but everything started in a bedroom in Glasgow when he was barely a teenager. From age 15 he was an award winning scratch DJ producing happy hardcore on cracked software - he came to define a generation of electronic fusion producers but unlike many of his peers, Hudson has matured into a fully fledged contemporary hitmaker continually working to break the mold. Hudson Mohawke recently released his new album, Lantern, with a brand new video for Warriors, and you can listen to the whole album from the Scottish producer here.

Terius Youngdell Nash, better known by his stage name The-Dream, is an American RnB and pop record producer, singer, and songwriter. He has also co-written songs, including songs with Dear Jayne, "Me Against the Music" (2003) for Britney Spears, "Umbrella" (2007) for Rihanna, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (2008) for Beyoncé and "Baby" (2010) for Justin Bieber. He has released five studio albums in 2007 to 2013, and currently just dropped the brand new "The Crown" EP. Listen here.

Doors at 8:00 PM. Show at 9:00 PM. Ages 18+.

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K. Michelle and Azealia Banks team up for blowout at Aragon in Chicago on September 16, 2015

NOTE: This show has been CANCELLED. Refunds are available at original Point of Purchase.

Please visit the Facebook link here for a statement by K. Michelle

Centric and Silver Wrapper presents K. Michelle and Azealia Banks on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at Aragon Ballroom.

K.Michelle's first full-length album, 2013’s Rebellious Soul [Atlantic Records], flipped the script for R&B and enjoyed staggering success in the process. Arriving at #1 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums” chart and #2 on the Top 200, it made history as it became the highest Top 200 entry for a female R&B singer’s debut since 2001.

Azealia Banks’ debut album Broke With Expensive Taste reached #1 on the U.S iTunes Hip Hop Charts and #3 in the U.S Album Charts. The album has been described as a house rap and dance-pop record which incorporates elements from a wide range of genres, including punk, trance, trap, R&B and UK garage.

Hot Buttered Rum returns to Chicago on September 23, 2015 at 1st Ward / Chop Shop

Silver Wrapper presents Hot Buttered Rum on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at 1st Ward / Chop Shop. Hot Buttered Rum lives for songs. Songs to sing in the shower. Songs to crank through your earbuds at the DMV. Songs to name your babies after, and then make more babies to. The band’s three songwriters — Nat Keefe, Erik Yates and Aaron Redner — spin tales about the good times, the bad times, and the roads in between, and belt them from the heart in three-part harmony. Bryan Horne’s athletic standup bass and Lucas Carlton’s tasteful percussion combine with the acoustic instruments to create what is California’s own acoustic music. Hot Buttered Rum’s years of touring have given the band the chance to work and play with a wide cross-section of musicians, people like Phil Lesh, Chris Thile, Brett Dennen, and Robert Earl Keen. Seasoned veteran Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), acoustic guru Mike Marshall, and left-coast rocker Tim Bluhm (Mother Hips, Nicki Bluhm) have all produced studio albums for the band. Each guided HBR towards the next step in its evolution. It’s a sound that’s as tough to describe as it is easy to love, and it has found its way to the most prestigious pop, folk, and bluegrass stages in the country: Telluride, Newport, Bonnaroo, Strawberry, Hardly Strictly, Kate Wolf, Horning’s Hideout, String Summit, Grey Fox, All Good, High Sierra, Wakarusa, and many more.

Doors at 8pm. Show at 9pm. Ages 18+.

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Aer brings "One of a Kind Tour" to Concord Music Hall in Chicago on September 25, 2015

Silver Wrapper presents Aer with special guests Cody Simpson and Chef'special on Friday, September 25th, 2015 at Concord Music Hall. In 2010, two friends from Wayland, Massachusetts came together to form a band that combined all of their musical interests, from rap to reggae, indie rock to pop. David von Mering and Carter Schultz, better known as Aer, haven’t looked back since. With the release of their skillful debut album The Bright Side in 2012, Aer set the bar high with a slew of innovative and engaging songs fitting of summer sunshine and crashing waves. Fans and critics alike took notice, with the album earning the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Albums Chart and a spot on the Billboard Top 200. With performances across North America and Europe with artists like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Slightly Stoopid, Action Bronson, Iggy Azalea, ASAP Rocky and Hoodie Allen, Aer’s presence in the music world has steadily grown, readying their fans for their third studio album,One of A Kind set for release later this summer. The album’s first single, “I Can’t Help It,” released May 18, 2015, is a good representation of Aer’s feel-good sound, one that has grown and matured alongside the duo.

Doors at 6pm. Show at 7pm. All Ages.

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Suwannee Hulaween 2015 initial Lineup Announced

Silver Wrapper and Purple Hat Productions have announced the first round of artists for the third annual Suwannee Hulaween, hosted by Seminal Colorado jamband The String Cheese Incident over Halloween weekend October 30 to November 1, 2015 at the famed Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Performing at Suwannee Hulaween is Denver’s electro-soul and glitch-hop pioneer Pretty Lights, San Francisco eccentrics Primus, Chicago's psychedelic hip-hop hero Chance The Rapper and his live band, The Social Experiment, legendary Georgia jamtronica innovators STS9, rising Seattle electronic-indie duo ODESZA, San Diego's post punk reggae beach rockers Slightly Stoopid, and Detroit’s electro-funk and live saxophone sensation GRiZ, along with Lettuce, Railroad Earth, Papadosio, The Floozies, Sam Bush Band and many more. Fans will also be treated to three nights, and 7 sets, of The String Cheese Incident, along with a theatrical, surprise cover-filled show on Halloween. Hulaween 2015

For guests that want to start the party early, Hulaween is hosting an onsite pre-party on Thursday, October 29, 2015 with Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and several additional artists to be announced soon. Festival goers can also get excited for the return of an expanded Spirit Lake - an experiential artistic glowing menagerie of multimedia metalwork, paintings, sculptures, light projections and live performances that morphs the prehistoric-looking forest into a vivid dream-like space. With hardly any overlapping sets throughout the weekend, attendees have plenty of time to wander the mystical campgrounds abuzz with costumed fans and interactive theme camps while not missing any music they want to experience. Suwannee Hulaween will also feature theme nights, yoga, workshops and endless interactive surprises throughout the weekend. Set in the midst of 800-acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the black Suwannee River and complete with the largest bat house in the southeast US, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is one of the most beautiful live music venues in the country. The park also offers guest comforts including a general store, full-service restaurant, free showers, indoor bathrooms and water stations. Tickets and Ultimate Incident VIP Packages go on sale Tuesday, June 23, 2015. To join the wait list for cabins, golf cart rentals and RV hook-ups, please contact SOSMP at 386.364.1683. Stay tuned for additional artist announcements, workshops and theme nights! For information visit www.SuwanneeHulaween.com.

Suwannee Hulaween 2015 Phase 1 Lineup

  • The String Cheese Incident (3 nights)
  • Pretty Lights
  • Primus
  • Chance the Rapper & Social Experiment
  • STS9
  • Slightly Stoopid
  • GRiZ
  • Lettuce
  • Railroad Earth
  • Papadosio
  • The Floozies
  • Sam Bush Band
  • The New Mastersounds
  • Dopapod
  • Future Rock
  • Goldfish
  • Elephant Revival
  • The Nth Power
  • Earphunk
  • Sister Sparrow and the Dirtybirds
  • Turbo Suit
  • The Shook Twins
  • Jon Stickley Trio
  • Post Pluto
  • ...and more TBA

Thursday Pre-Party

  • Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
  • ...and more TBA

Tipper and Friends to play Three Nights in Chicago, IL at Thalia Hall this August 21-23, 2015

Silver Wrapper and Infrasound present Tipper and Friends for Three Nights in Chicago, IL from Friday, August 21, 2015 to Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Thalia Hall.

After last year's sold out show at Portage Theatre, Tipper returns to Chicago in the more intimate confines and beautiful setting that is Thalia Hall. Modeled after the Prague Opera House and built in 1892, the Hall was a beacon of the neighborhood community and existed as one of the most ornate theaters of its times. It was granted landmark status in 1985, but was closed to the public in the 1960s and remained virtually untouched until the end of 2013 when the new owners began work on it. It has been restored to its original charm and character, but also treated acoustically to bring a wide array of music, community, and artistic events to the neighborhood it serves.

In celebration of such an inspiring undertaking, Tipper and Friends are going to spend 3 nights at Thalia Hall presenting three different experiences across each night. Friday night will feature a Tipper Downtempo or Journey Set, with support from Ion Driver and visual manipulations by the esteemed Johnathan Singer. Saturday night Tipper will present an Uptempo Set and turn off the visuals, inviting everyone to put on their dancing shoes and spend the night smiling at each other instead of the stage. Sunday night Tipper changes gears again, and for only the 3rd time ever (and first time in the Midwest) present his sit down Ambient Set, encouraging everyone in GA to bring pillows or cushions to get comfy and absorb the visuals by Johnathan Singer matching Tipper’s ambient flow.

Invited as the sole artist in residence for this occasion, XAVI will be Live Painting all three nights and also produce an exclusive show poster which he will reveal closer to the event. There are everything from seated balcony to opera box seats, friendly staff, and great sound on offer for Tipper's only Chicago area show for 2015. All 3 shows are 17+. See you there.

Doors at 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday, 7:00 PM on Sunday. Ages 17+.

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Little Dragon DJ Set on 5/29/2015 at Beauty Bar Chicago

Silver Wrapper presents Little Dragon DJ Set as an After Party to their SOLD OUT Concord Music Hall show on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Beauty Bar.

Little Dragon are a Swedish electronic music band from Gothenburg, formed in 1996. Little Dragon takes tired musical traces and styles, gives them a shot in the arm, and leaves listeners with something fresh and positive. Their music is full of subtle touches, capturing fleeting emotional moments, twinned with gnawingly memorable pop flourishes and hooks. On Friday, May 29, 2015, they treat Chicago to a RARE and INTIMATE DJ Set. Here's some footage from their Boiler Room set.

Doors at 9:00pm. Show at 11:30pm. Ages 21+.

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Paul Basic and Leikeli47 team up at 1st Ward / Chop Shop in Chicago for FREE with RSVP show on 5/30/2015

Silver Wrapper presents Paul Basic and Leikeli47 on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1st Ward / Chop Shop.

Over the last several years, Colorado producer Paul Basic (Paul Brandt) has developed his own brand of beats fusing dusty samples with hard hitting drums and razor-sharp basslines. His roots are in drumming, having played in a band with label-mates Michal Menert and Derek Vincent Smith through highschool before moving on to produce his own tracks. He draws from a slew of inspirations in order to create his own style within the PLM electro hip-hop movement.

Leikeli47 is a female rapper from Brooklyn, New York City, USA. Little is known about her... she has not revealed her face, birth date or name. Leikeli47 (pronounced Leh-Kay-Lee) made her musical introduction by debuting her self-produced mixtape, "Lk-47." Her 11-track mixtape garnered initial buzz due to the hard-hitting tomboy anthem "Miss America." The rebellious New Yorker whom is celebrated across the pond by BBC 1XTRA's Sarah-Jane Crawford, had a slew of her tracks featured for Sarah-Jane's "Smash of the Week." Her music also caught the attention of UK DJ/radio personality, Lily Mercer, who introduced Leikeli's electric boom bap sound to her Rinse FM audience.

Doors at 9:00pm. Show at 10:00pm. Ages 21+.

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Taste of Randolph returns in 2015 with Dinosaur Jr, The Dandy Warhols, Best Coast, Lettuce, Emancipator Ensemble and many more!

Silver Wrapper & Star Events announce the 17th annual Taste of Randolph, taking place June 19-21, 2015 in Chicago, IL and featuring some of the top bands in indie rock today spanning three stages, all benefiting the West Loop Community Organization! This year’s artists include American alternative rock legends Dinosaur Jr, Portland based psychedelic post punk band The Dandy Warhols, L.A. based surf pop rockers Best Coast, Boston born funk outfit Lettuce, etheric Portland producer's live band Emancipator Ensemble, and many more, plus a DJ Dance Stage hosted by The Mid!

Dinosaur JrThe Dandy WarholsBest Coast LettuceEmancipator EnsembleTennis New MastersoundsThe RevivalistsThe Bright Light Social Hour Elephant RevivalNovalimaLittle HurricaneFort Knox Five Hey Rosetta!DreamersJakubiCon Brio Daniel WadeStrung Like A HorseGrowler JJ & DreSwamp HeatNasty Snacks … and many more TO BE ANNOUNCED!

plus a DJ DANCE STAGE hosted by The Mid


Taste of Randolph converges some of the Windy City’s Best in Food, Music and Festival Fun for one unforgettable weekend to benefit the West Loop Community Organization. Attracting massive crowds and always a favorite amongst Chicagoans, The Taste of Randolph is located in one of the city’s most famous restaurant rows-the Randolph Street Corridor.

Top-rated West Loop neighborhood restaurants come together with talented artisans and eclectic vendors for this three-day, cross-cultural celebration. Artisan and restaurant booths are intermixed along two the aligning rows that adorn six blocks of Randolph Street during the three-day festival. As festival-goers meander along the six-block stretch, they can also explore the various merchants selling goods. Among the many items offered by artisans are handcrafted jewelry pieces, clothing, artwork and a multitude of other fun accessories.

West Loop Community Organization and Star Events are pleased to reveal a few of the confirmed restaurants participating in this year's Taste of Randolph. Some of this year’s notable restaurants, joining the prestigious lineup, will include: Belly Q, La Luce, Nicholas Quality Meats, Nonna’s and Tete Charcuterie. Taste of Randolph rookie restaurants, Nonna’s and Tete Charcuterie, already have Chicagoans buzzing, particularly Formento’s grab-and-go counterpart Nonna’s. If you’ve ever attended, you know just how amazing the food is and the full lineup of participating restaurants will be released in a few weeks. So far things are looking mighty tasty!

New elements of this year’s Taste of Randolph will consist of a Restaurant Oasis and ice cold Corona brews. The Restaurant Oasis will offer festival-goers the opportunity to sample one select food item during a two-hour time period. Based on first-come, first-served, those who are looking for a special treat can swing by the Restaurant Oasis. From noon to 2 p.m. and then, again, from 4 to 6 p.m. select restaurants will have a limited amount of their favorite delectable menu item up for grabs for eager taste testers.

Many talented artists have performed at the festival in the past including My Morning Jacket, Spoon, Drive By Truckers, Here We Go Magic, Califone, John Butler Trio, Divine Fits, The Joy Formidable, Milo Greene, Lord Huron, Greensky Bluegrass, Kaiser Chiefs, Delta Spirit, Minus the Bear, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Escort, Bear In Heaven and hundreds of others.

This festival, produced by Star Events, benefits the West Loop Community Organization, where residents, visitors, and businesses have an active voice in decisions affecting the neighborhood parks, development, schools, traffic, safety, and more. The organization is constantly working to ensure positive growth for the neighborhood, while offering social events and promoting beneficial developments to improve the quality of life in the West Loop.

For the third year in a row, Chicago-based independent jam, indie, and dance music promoters Silver Wrapper have curated all the stages, bringing some of the hottest up-and-coming names in the indie rock world, as well as plenty of established bands and Chicago favorites. Silver Wrapper co-produces North Coast Music Festival, Suwannee HulaweenChicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival, and hundreds of events throughout the year around Chicago. The festival will also feature a dance stage, hosted by The Mid, which was recently voted as the #40 Nightclub in the World from DJ Mag.

Hudson Mohawke returns with new album "Lantern", tour stops in Chicago at 1st Ward / Chop Shop on Saturday, May 23, 2015

Silver Wrapper presents Hudson Mohawke on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1st Ward / Chop Shop.

Hudson Mohawke (Ross Birchard) has been on a meteoric rise the last few years, working with some of the biggest names in hip hop, pop and dance music but everything started in a bedroom in Glasgow when he was barely a teenager. From age 15 he was an award winning scratch DJ producing happy hardcore on cracked software - he came to define a generation of electronic fusion producers but unlike many of his peers, Hudson has matured into a fully fledged contemporary hitmaker continually working to break the mold. Two weeks ago, Hudson Mohawke announced his new album, Lantern, with a creepy teaser, and now the Scottish producer has shared the first track from the album: the fittingly titled "Very First Breath." The new track, which premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show earlier today, features vocals from French singer Irfane nestled amid booming, spacious bass and anxious synths. Listen to it here.

Doors at 9:00 PM. Show at 10:00 PM. Ages 18+.

Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

UB40 ft. Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue to play Concord Music Hall on Saturday, September 19, 2015

Silver Wrapper, React and Riot Fest present UB40 ft. Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Concord Music Hall.

Iconic UK reggae/pop ensemble UB40 ft. Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue have confirmed their first extensive North American tour in eight years. The band’s principle songwriter and venerable vocalist Ali Campbell, will be joined by exceedingly talented percussionist/trumpeter/vocalist Astro and outstanding keyboardist Mickey Virtue, all of whom are founding members of the original UB40.

Known for their exuberant stage show, UB40 feat Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will tantalize fans by performing all the hits that catapulted them to the forefront of the ubiquitous musical landscape including “Red, Red Wine,” “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love,” “Kingston Town,” “One In Ten” and “Food For Thought.” Concertgoers will also be treated to new material from the band’s latest album release Silhouette. Recorded in London’s renowned RAK Studios, Silhouette is an inspired mix of freshly-minted new songs and sparkling, reggaefied cover versions of classics by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Chi-Lites and others.

Doors at 8:00 PM. Show at 9:00 PM. Ages 18+.

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Goldfish brings "Organic House" Tour to 1st Ward / Chop Shop on Saturday, March 21, 2015

Silver Wrapper presents Goldfish (Live) with special guests Auto Body on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1st Ward / Chop Shop.

At the core of Goldfish has always been the collision of real, live "organic" instruments with electronic beats, creating an uplifting blend of dance music. Over the past few years a ground swell of like minded artists has begun to develop the same organic musical aesthetics. It seems like almost overnight this sound that we love so much has exploded online and onto the collective airwaves worldwide. Some people refer to it as "Deep House" - and although it does owe a fair amount of inspiration to this genre, it definitely has its own set of unique characteristics, so we found the need to differentiate it with its own genre: "Organic House" was born. Listen to Goldfish "Organic House" album here. This compilation features some of the biggest tracks currently rocking dance floors, as well as a selection of future classics. It’s more than just a compilation of the freshest sounds but a state of the nation: Organic house.

Conceived in and birthed from Austin's steamy underground houses of Rock, Auto Body is live Electro Fusion. Fueled by their shared bloodlust for sonic divinity, and armed with a war chest of synthesizers, samplers, rattlesnakes, and a bass guitar, Tibaut Bowman (DJ Thibault) and Felix Moreno (Future Rock), crusade the universe in search of the electronic Holy Grail.

Doors at 9:00 pm. Show at 10:00 pm. Ages 18+.

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Little Dragon to headline Concord Music Hall on Friday, May 29, 2015

Silver Wrapper presents Little Dragon with special guests tba on Friday, May 29th, 2015 at Concord Music Hall.

Yukimi Nagano, Erik Bodin, Fred Wallin and Håkan Wirenstrand make up Little Dragon, the zeitgeist band that blend strands of R&B, electronic and indie into beautifully and meaningfully crafted songs. Over the course of three critically-lauded albums, Little Dragon have established themselves as a band keen to never rest on their laurels - constantly prodding and playing with the boundaries of their sound. After receiving a Grammy nomination for Dance/Electronic album of the year and launching their commercially and critically successful 2014 album Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon is back to announce a North American tour. To coincide with the announcement, the band is sharing a remix of their single "Pretty Girls" by Australian producer Chet Faker. The remix is part of a forthcoming Nabuma Rubberband remix EP and can be found here.

Doors at 8pm. Show at 9pm. Ages 18+.

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Turbo Suit to headline Lincoln Hall on Friday, February 13, 2015

Silver Wrapper presents HEADLINER with special guests Muzzy Bearr and Inverse Universe on Friday, February 13th, 2015 at Lincoln Hall.

Turbo Suit is a vibrant voice in live electronic music. While under the name Cosby Sweater, the band has been making crowds dance since their launch in 2012. They have shared the stage with Pretty Lights, Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Lotus, Deltron 3030 and EOTO, and performed at a plethora of top national festivals. On multiple occasions the band has been joined by Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee on keyboards. Turbo Suit consistently drops new original music with songs that are infectiously danceable, making it impossible not to groove along with the winding, sensual saxophone melodies and ultra-accessible beats.

Muzzy Bearr and Inverse Universealso set to perform.

Doors at 8pm. Show at 9pm. Ages 18+.

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