Jul
17

Business/Event: MIYAGI RECORDS “Record Store Day ’21: pt.2”

By | BusinessEvents

Many thanks to everyone who supported and participated in Part 1 of our RSD / One Year Anniversary celebration! Despite a short burst of heavy rain, we couldn’t have asked for a better day for digging 🙂 If you missed the event, check out the recap here, so many good records were waiting to be […]

Apr
01

Event/TV/Music/Radio: ANDREW KITCHEN & “ATTACK OF THE BOOGIE” TV SHOW RECORD RELEASE

By | EventsMusicRadioTelevision

Photo Credit:  Roy “Doc” Kemp  (L to R) Go Bang!Magazine’s Pierre A. Evans, Andrew Kitchen, Harold Leffridge and Roy “Doc” Kemp APRIL 1, 2021 UPDATE!!!! ATTACK OF THE BOOGIE PREMIERS FRIDAY, APRIL 9th AT MIDNIGHT ON WJYS Channel 62 in Chicago & SYNDICATED Nationally in 25 cities Andrew Kitchen comes to us from right here […]

Apr
01

Business/Literature: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF GO BANG! MAGAZINE

By | BusinessEventsLiteratureOpinion

On November 24, 2019, I accepted an offer for my dream job with a radio station, as a freelance writer and social media manager. This was my first time fully pursuing my dream of being self-employed, so I took a leap of faith and accepted the position, as a side hustle to my main job. […]

Feb
21

Event/Poetry: 2021 BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION: “Panel, Performance & Open Mic” Event

By | EventsPoetry

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, February 26th @ 6pm! GO BANG Magazine’s FIRST Co-Sponsoring is the 2021 Black History Celebration “Panel, Performance & Open Mic”, presented by Community Against Hate / Poetic Recovery. This online event will be streamed live on www.PoeticRecovery.net  

Nov
01

Event/Arts & Culture: BLACK EXCELLENCE AWARDS

By | Arts & CultureEvents

For Immediate Release October 29, 2020 The African American Arts Allianceto host 2020 Black Excellence Awards Online ceremony honoring Black artists to be held November 10th Chicago, IL—The African American Arts Alliance (AAAA) will host the 20th annual Black Excellence Awards, an evening celebrating Black artists, Black voices, and Black stories across all artistic disciplines, […]

Sep
05

Event: GO BANG! Magazine’s 6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY!

By | Events

HEY! IT’S GO BANG! Magazine’s 6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY! I debuted my magazine on April 1, 2020 and these past 6 months have been spectacular. I want to thank EACH & EVERY ONE OF YOU for your support and feedback. Your encouragement keeps me motivated to continue doing what I do and bringing you more in-depth […]

Sep
01

Event/Opinion: I MARCHED ON WASHINGTON 2020 – “The Comittment March”

By | EventsOpinionUncategorized

WATCH THE ENTIRE EVENT courtesy of C-SPAN.org VIDEO:Click here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?475069-1/national-action-networks-get-knee-necks-rally-march&live=&vod=&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=e7e463ea-0c4e-428f-b62c-b4504254a42e&fbclid=IwAR1fNs64SGk1o_KASgWIBPxfdSWUW-THOI-FJDmRqM1KQuyhUXmmeqtw1bg   The National Action Network (NAN) held a “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Among the speakers were Vice Presidential Candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Rep. Ayanna […]

Sep
01

Events: ACTIVIST CURTIS HAYES, JR. “IT AIN’T HAPPENING!”

By | Events

Curtis Hayes, Jr. is a community activist, advocate, entrepreneur and most importantly father from Bluefield, West Virginia. Curtis is known nationally for his heartfelt conversation held during the June 2020 Charlotte, NC protest. “And I have a 5-year-old son,” Hayes cried out, palms open to the sky. “And it ain’t happening!” – Curtis Hayes, Jr. […]

Sep
01

Business/Events/Nightlife/Music: ROBBI THE PROMOTER

By | BusinessEventsMusicNight Life

Robbi The Promoter is based in New York City. He began promoting in 1995 and currently promotes dance parties (in and outside of New York), web sites, clothing, dance music videos + releases, and is affectionately known as the “5 Time Award-Winning Best Promoter”, winning Undergroundarchives’ Best Promoter award five years in a row (2000-2005). […]

Aug
01

Film: FILM INDEPENDENT FORUM

By | EventsFilm

  FILM INDEPENDENT FORUM   https://www.filmindependent.org/programs/forum/ July 31 – August 7This year we’re breaking new ground, digitally speaking. With health and safety our top priorities, The 2020 Film Independent Forum will take place entirely online, making it accessible by filmmakers around the globe. Forum passes are on sale now to Members and the general public. […]

Aug
01

Event: BLACK BUSINESS CRAWL

By | Events

July 23, 2020For Immediate Release http://TheBlackMall.com to Host Weekend Black Business Crawls in AugustBlack Business Month Project to Highlight Black-Owned Enterprises in Five Chicago Business Districts Chicago, IL – To mark the 26th anniversary of National Black Business Month in Illinois, an official recognition by the state of Illinois in honor of ancestor, Dr. Webb Evans, http://TheBlackMall.com […]

Aug
01

Film: AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL GOES VIRTUAL

By | EventsFilm

Online Edition Scheduled for August 21-30, 2020 LOS ANGELES, CA, (June 11, 2020) – ABFF Ventures LLC., today announced that the 24th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will take place online August 21-30, 2020 at abff.com. The ABFF Online Edition will continue the tradition of the live festival, featuring the best of independent black […]

Jul
30

EVENT: Live Lady Alma with Vertical Current *Virtual Live Experience* : !

By | EventsMusic

Link Stream â–şâ–şhttps://www.twitch.tv/THELADYALMA?fbclid=IwAR3o2YdiWtC-4hoCHoxfYaj74OaA2XkRhWBgheVK0CZm2Qa7U1gZhuGaGWI Artist/Festival : Lady Alma with Vertical Current *Virtual Live Experience*Date : 30 July 2020 – 3pm (EST)  2pm(CST)  Lady Alma with Vertical Current *Virtual Live Experience* Live in Online Event

Jul
01

Dance/Event/Music: HOUSE DANCE CLASS / ANDRE’ PIERRE “THE DANCIN’ MACHINE”

By | DanceEventsMusic

TICKET LINK:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/house-music-dance-class-tickets-98875293665   THE COVID-19 BAN WAS LIFTED IN CHICAGO ON FRIDAY, JUNE 26TH, 2020. THEREFORE WE CAN NOW RESCHEDULE OUR 1ST HOUSE DANCE CLASS:  Date And Time Sun, August 16, 2020 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT Location Dance Studio 403 East 69th Street Chicago, IL 60637 CLASS SIZE HAS BEEN “REDUCED” to 10-15 […]

Jul
01

Event/Music: HOUSE CLUB TOUR

By | EventsMusicNight Life

July 1, 20206th Annual HOUSE CLUB TOUR Global Crawl #2 Enjoy Four Hours of Sounds from Chicago, Detroit, Japan,Italy, Jamaica, London, Moscow & Brazil SHOWING @ HOUSECLUBTOUR.COM Music By: Maurice Joshua, Paul Johnson, RoussoulJukie Tha-Kidd, Randall Dean, Hula, First LadyDave Maze, Bruce Bailey, LoftSoulSoulBridge, DJ MarshyRedz, Cem CeylanRisha_Rush, DJ G VIEW on YOUTUBEor Visit CHICAGO […]

Jun
17

Events/Culture: JUNETEENTH (June 19th)

By | Arts & CultureEvents

http://pol.moveon.org/ On June 19, 1865, enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free. Now, 155 years later, people in cities and towns across the U.S. continue to mark the occasion with celebrations. This Friday, June 19th, is Juneteenth, an annual celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. To honor this […]

May
10

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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GO BANG! Magazine would like to wish ALL Mother’s & Mother figures, a HAPPY & SAFE Mother’s Day! ENJOY YOUR DAY! 

May
09

Music/Event: FOR THE LOVE OF DJ RON HARDY: A Musical Marathon/Fundraiser

By | Arts & CultureEventsMusicNight Life

On Friday, May 8, 2020, over 106,000 house music lovers came together and “HISTORY WAS MADE!” The Frankie Knuckles Foundation, The Chosen Few DJs, and Le Nocturne Chicago united to present a 10-hour musical marathon/benefit honoring the birthday of the late legendary DJ, Ron “Heart Attack” Hardy, and to raise money to buy a headstone […]

May
01

Mayor Lightfoot Announces First-Ever Virtual Commencement Celebration for All Class Of 2020 High School Seniors in Chicago

By | EventsOpinionTechnology

Mayor Lori Lightfoot TIKTOK Video Link:  https://www.tiktok.com/@mayorlightfoot/video/6821522741892566278   Reprinted from: https://cps.edu/news/press_releases/pages/PR1_04_30_20.aspx Oprah Winfrey to Deliver Commencement Address to Graduating Seniors FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 30, 2020 CPS Office of Communications(773) 553-1620—officeWebsite: http://www.cps.eduTwitter: @ChiPubSchoolsFacebook: ChicagoPublicSchools CHICAGO – In an effort to celebrate the city’s high school seniors who will not have a traditional graduation this spring, […]

Apr
30

HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY TO GO BANG! MAGAZINE FOUNDER PIERRE ANDRE’ EVANS

By | EventsOpinion

Join GO BANG! Magazine in wishing our magazine founder and Senior Editor Pierre Andre’ Evans, a Happy Belated 53rd birthday!!! HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOUR DAY!!!  (4/19/67) (Aries/Taurus) Pierre A. Evans is a freelance writer of Entertainment, Music, Art, Culture, Fashion and Current Events, and previously for SoulTrain.com, NDigo.com, ChicagoDefender.com, EmpireRadioMagazine.com, and UrbanMuseMag.com, an author, singer/songwriter, […]

Apr
30

Culture/Event: GO FUND ME / C.H.I.C.A.G.O. H.E.L.P. (Covid-19 $ RELIEF Assistance)

By | Arts & CultureEvents

GoFundMe Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/chicago-help-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet Pierre Andre’ Evans & Go Bang! Magazine (www.GoBangMagazine.co ) asks for YOU to support: C.H.I.C.A.G.O. H.E.L.P. (Chicago’s House Inspired Campaign Always Giving Others Help & Emergency Love Project) Please donate what you can, to help your fellow man! The COVID-19 Pandemic has hit the world with deadly force. Millions of people worldwide […]

Apr
26

Nightlife: VIRAL VIDEO/Large house party on West Side of Chicago amid Coronavirus pandemic

By | EventsNight Life

REPRINTED FROM by: WGN Web DeskPosted: Apr 26, 2020 / 11:50 AM CDT / Updated: Apr 26, 2020 / 12:28 PM CDT CHICAGO – Video of a house party Saturday night on the West Side has gone viral and caused concern among residents. The video, uploaded by Tink Purcell, has reached nearly 40,000 shares in […]

Apr
24

Music/Event: 2020 CHOSEN FEW PICNIC & HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

By | Arts & CultureEventsMusicNight Life

Reprint:Robbi Promoter23-44a 93rd stQueens, NY 11369 UPDATED STATEMENT ON THE 2020 CHOSEN FEW PICNIC & HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL April 24, 2020 We regrettably want to share with you all that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are canceling the in-person Chosen Few Picnic & House Music Festival scheduled for July 4, 2020 in Chicago’s […]

Apr
09

Events: All Large Summer Events in Illinois Should Be Canceled, Governor Says

By | Arts & CultureEventsMusicNight Life

REPRINT OF WWW.NBCCHICAGO.COM All large gatherings planned for summertime in Illinois may need to be canceled, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday. When asked during his daily coronavirus briefing if organizers of major summer events should plan on limiting crowds or making adjustments, Pritzker said he thinks “everybody needs to think seriously about canceling large summer […]

Apr
01

Comedian/Actor/Producer: DAMON WILLIAMS

By | ComedyEventsFilmTelevision

With 25 years in the industry, Damon Williams is a former Subway sandwich shop owner from Chicago, IL who began his comedy career at All Jokes Aside Comedy club. Damon’s previous television appearances include BET’s Comic View dating back to 1994, including his own one-hour special. He’s been featured on BET LIVE, Comedy Central’s Premium […]

Mar
28

Business: WRITERS THEATRE

By | Arts & CultureBusinessEventsTheatre

For over 25 years, Writers Theatre has captivated Chicagoland audiences with inventive interpretations of classic work, a bold approach to contemporary theatre and a dedication to creating the most intimate theatrical experience possible. Under the artistic leadership of Michael Halberstam and the executive leadership of Kathryn M. Lipuma, Writers Theatre has grown to become a […]

Mar
28

Business: A TASTE OF THEATER

By | Arts & CultureBusinessEventsTheatre

A Taste of Theatre is a 501(c) organization dedicated to supporting self-producing playwrights by providing them a platform to showcase one scene of their play. 2012 – The very first festival occurred at the Portage Theatre. At the event, Shelly Garrett, the American Association of Community Theatre, Actors Equity, Mike Oquindo, IATW Rep, Dramatist Guild […]

Mar
26

Comedian: DARRICK J.

By | ComedyEvents

Despite its humorous context, breaking into the comedy industry is no laughing matter. After experiencing the difficult politics of the funny business for himself, stand-up comedian, Darrick Jones, decided to take matters into his own hands. Inspired by his personal struggles within the field, he created an accessible platform for comedy s newcomers, Darrick s […]

Mar
26

Business: QUEENS OF HOUSE

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ALL female DJ line-up House Music Picnic 6th annual Queens of House Picnic Sunday, August 2, 2020 Free Entry, Free Parking  Location: Calumet Park Chicago Park District 9801 S. Avenue G. Chicago, IL 60617 Instagram:  @QueenOfHousePic Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/queensofhousepicnic/

Mar
26

Business: THE CHOSEN FEW DJS

By | BusinessEvents

Founded by Wayne Williams in 1977, the Chosen Few Disco Corp., a group of popular DJs from Chicago’s South Side – Williams, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett, Alan King and Andre Hatchett – were part of the first wave of DJs and producers in Chicago who created the sound that became known as House Music. Later […]

Mar
08

Dancer: Andre Pierre “The Dancing Machine” HOUSE MUSIC DANCE CLASS

By | Arts & CultureDanceEventsMusic

Dancer:ADVANCED TICKETS ONLY – NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!!! TICKET LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/house-music-dance-class-tickets-98875293665?aff=ebdssbeac Sun, April 26, 2020 (PENDING CORONAVIRUS BAN) 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT Dance Studio 403 East 69th Street Chicago, IL 60637 “GOTTA HAVE HOUSE” – House Dance Class Learn the basics through intermediate levels of house music club-dancing. House music began in […]