The Antidote Presents: New (S)Cool featuring: Kami de Chukwu, Joey Purps, Stay Gold, The GTW & Kit
The Antidote is a new event series that merges music, art, technology for a one-of-a-kind experience. We curate monthly art shows that showcase young musicians and artists alongside independent vendors.
A hybrid of the public market, art fair, and concert, The Antidote puts on display the best emerging talents & visionaries in the Chicago art & tech scenes while creating a platform to support small businesses and independent creatives through dialogue, community, and commerce. A completely different way to discover new artists, brands, non-profits, designers, apps & more all in one night out.
· Live Performances From:
~ Kami de Chuckwu (Save Money)
~ Joey Purps (Save Money)
~ Stay Gold (Sir Devin Hudson x Bengfang) (DJ Set)
~ The GTW
· 20 independent vendors from the region
· Free beer courtesy of Ale Syndicate
· Live interactive stream online via Youtube
When: Friday, August 30 from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM.
Where: Blue1647 - A 15,000 sq. ft., next generation tech incubator, supporting all forms of entrepreneurs from events, filmmakers, artists, engineers, and designers. Located in the heart of Pilsen’s business district, BLUE1647 is a 5 minute walk from the Pink line 18th St. stop, a stone’s throw from UIC and walking distance from Halsted. The #60 Blue Island CTA bus runs 27/7 and stops just down the block.
Cost: $7 Limited Pre-sale tickets / $10 General Admission: PURCHASE HERE
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A Look Inside LA’s U-Mini Burger: spin-off of famed Umani Burger
The owner/founder of Umani Burger, Adam Fleischman, sat down to talk about the difference between his famous, California food spot(s) Umani Burger and his new project, U-Mini Burger, as well as what separates U-Mini from the rest of the fast food restaurants around the City Of Angels. Apparently, the burgers don’t lose a single bit of soul or integrity between Umani & U-Mini either- just a little bit of the price. In fact, the 1/4 lb. burgers look so good that you might consider relocating to Los Angeles just to be closer to them.
Up-and-coming Chicago resident, The Holy Ki†, managed to bless us with his debut, full-length project overnight. Entitled NewWavey, the release is everything you would expect from Kit after hearing his singles “Fuck You" & "Profit Prophet" and, to no surprise, is executive produced by Chicago-based production team The-Drum.
With guest slots from The GTW (a production credit) & Jeremiah Meece of The-Drum fame, Kit mans the drugged-out, syrupy rap opus solo dolo. Stream the mixtape right here and grab it via Mediafire. Smoke to it & get #LOWNT. It’s the only way to go.
Parisian streetwear brand BWGH (Brooklyn We Go Hard) recently released images from the lookbook surrounding their upcoming fall/winter collection. The “Stonehaven” collection was shot on the same Scottish countryside which inspired the fabrics & colors for the collection. Proper trousers, shirts, jackets & more in beautifully rich earth tones made with the customer looking good regardless of living in a city like Paris or roughing it in the middle of nowhere (like the model above who looks like he’s not happy about the weather).
Stay tuned for release dates and peep Hypebeast TV’s latest episode of Hypebeast Spaces which just happens to be all about the new BWGH store that recently opened in the Cité de la Mode et du Design. They sit down with brand co-founder David Obadia to talk about the past, present & future of Brooklyn We Go Hard.
Cool Hunting recently visited NW Cannabis Market- a medical marijuana farmer’s market in Seattle- for a quick tour of one of their 2 locations and some kind words from some bud farmers.