Entries tagged with: Chicago PD
As mentioned, the Mad Decent Block Parties are returning to select cities next month and will make a stop in Chicago on August 18. We now know that it will be happening from noon-10PM that day on W. Fulton St. between N. Ashland Ave. & N. Justine St., right next to the Cobra Lounge. Though a specific list of artists have not yet been revealed for the Chicago block party, the overall lineup includes Major Lazer, Action Bronson, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Spaceghostpurrp, Lunice, Jacques Greene, Casey Veggies, BADBADNOTGOOD, Baauer, Jim-E Stack, Bosco Delrey, Three Loco, and more.
Flosstradamus were originally included in the lineup, but have been told by the Chicago Police Department that their headlining set at West Fest almost caused a riot so they have removed the duo from the block party. We were in attendance but admittedly were over at the main stage watching the Black Lips at that time. We did however exit the festival near Floss' stage, WHILE they were still playing, but did not see anything too crazy. Bummer.
RSVP for the event is still open. Stay tuned for the full Chicago lineup.
L.E.P. Bogus Boys
As you may have heard, the Chicago Police Department allegedly banned the L.E.P. Bogus Boys from performing at the House of Blues on May 3, alongside headliner A$AP Rocky. Well, Fake Shore Drive reports that the CPD issued this statement to Marina City Online:
"We don't monitor musical acts," said Lieutenant Maureen Biggane, Commanding Officer of CPD's news affairs department. "In the event that we are made aware of a popular performer or act coming to town, we may adjust manpower to ensure the public safety of the community surrounding the venue."Hm...
Earlier today, the House of Blues admitted to the fact that THEY were behind the ban:
"The House Of Blues made an autonomous decision, one not influenced by the Chicago Police Department, to remove LEP Bogus Boys from the May 3 A$AP Rocky concert," a House of Blues spokesman told the Tribune on Monday. "Unfortunately the decision was initially communicated to the artists' representation via an e-mail that inaccurately cited the reasons and source of the cancellation. We apologize for any misunderstanding surrounding this decision."The Tribune article ends with the band questioning whether the venue was lying about the police being involved then, or not being involved now (cover up?).
Portugal. The Man @ Lollapalooza 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
As reported by the Chicago Tribune, Portugal. The Man (who had everything stolen at lolla) have recovered most if not all of their gear.
Chicago resident Juan Ocampo, 39, was charged with felony theft and ordered to be held on $10,000 bail for stealing their van, plus trailer, with $80,000 worth of gear inside.
The band reported that its Ford van and trailer, with all their equipment, was stolen between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Aug. 8 from a parking lot in the 900 block of South Wabash Avenue. The van and trailer were found the next day near 58th and Paulina Streets, but the equipment was gone.
Missing were eight guitars, an electric organ, an electric piano, musical pedals, drums, speakers and microphones, an iPod and a banjo, according to a list released by the band.
Ocampo told police he bought the equipment for $1,000 after meeting a man at the Swap-0-Rama flea market in the 4000 block of South Ashland Avenue on Aug. 9.
The man showed him some instruments and "indicated he had much more of the same," according to a police report. Ocampo told the man to bring the items to his house, which the man did afternoon. Ocampo told police he agreed to pay the man $1,000.
A few things are still missing, including a beautiful, Gretch White Falcon (pictured above). All in all this is a large victory not just for bands in the US, but around the world.
The guys in Portugal. The Man plan to thank the Chicago PD with CDs, as well as you guessed it: doughnuts.
"Don't be offended when we send a pile of doughnuts over," the band posted on Facebook. "We are understanding in its simplicity. It's like a marathon runner eating a stack of pancakes before the run. It is much needed energy in your long days of crime-solving and we appreciate this because, well, doughnuts are delicious and sending cupcakes is a little to mamby-pamby for the sissys you most certainly are not. All respect."