Nov
25

Events / Music: ELECTRONIC MUSIC CONFERENCE “DECADE OF DANCE 2012 – 2022”

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EMC announces final Conference Speakers & Festival Line Up of more than 150 artists including Calvin Harris, Green Velvet, Anna Lunoe, John ‘Jammin’ Collins (Underground Resistance), Anna Morgan, Joseph Capriati, Nina Kravitz Electronic Music Conference (EMC) celebrates its 10 year anniversary under the theme ‘Decade Of Dance: 2012 – 2022’. They have now announced their […]

Oct
30

Dance/Music: JA’PAN NATION: A Provocative & Dynamic Performer

By | DanceMusic

All photos courtesy of Ja’Pan Nation “His vocals are dynamic!”“He disrupts equilibriums!”“His style is renowned!”“Ja’Pan Nation is refreshing!” Charles Hall, Jr., better known as Ja’Pan Nation, embodies the definition of sound. A collage of versatility, composing tones of dance and choreography, while conquering all haters, Ja’Pan Nation represents adversity, redefining your average perception of rhythm […]

Oct
20

Film/Television/Music: COMPOSER ROBERT “DIGGY” MORRISON

By | FilmMusicTelevision

Photo courtesy of:  Quincy  J. Trent Rob Morrison has emerged as a powerful force in the film and entertainment industry. As an award-winning composer, Morrison has worked with a wide variety of artists across multiple genres. In 2004, Morrison became a highly sought-after composer when the world-renowned artist, Beyoncé released her multi-platinum album, “Dangerously In […]

Oct
10

Music: CHANTAY SAVAGE…CHICAGO’S OWN!

By | Music

Photo credit:  Ernest Collins   The daughter of a jazz musician who hails from Chicago, was raised on the sounds of jazz and soul legends Sarah Vaughn, Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and Anita Baker. Also, a Prince devotee, Chantay possesses a range and power that accentuates her vocal versatility. Like so many professional […]

Oct
03

Music/Business: PRODUCER/DJ LOUIE GOMEZ & BASSMENT TAPES RECORDS

By | BusinessMusic

Photo credit:  Paris Brightledge   Louie Gómez has been involved in the Chicago House music scene since day one. As a House music pioneer, Gomez stepped onto the stage of dance music history by discovering, a then unknown, Jamie Principle. Louie went on to produce the original eight minute “Dub Vocal Mix” of “Your Love”, […]

Sep
25

Music: CHRIS JASPER NEW ALBUM “RAISE THE BAR”

By | Music

All photos courtesy of:  ChrisJasper.com   Bringing back the funk…”Raise The Bar…the Title Track from Chris Jasper’s 17th solo album “Raise The Bar” available on CD and Vinyl at ChrisJasper.com (Free Domestic Shipping). Also available at iTunes, Amazon and More! If you are familiar with THE ISLEY BROTHERS, then you know Rock & Roll Hall […]

Sep
23

Music/Dance: LONDON’S LEGENDARY PAUL “TROUBLE” ANDERSON BDAY BOOGIE

By | DanceMusic

PHOTO COURTESY OF:  Nicky Harwood   The Legendary London DJ, Dancer and Club Culture Icon … PAUL “Trouble” ANDERSON’S ALLSTAR Macmillan BIRTHDAY BOOGIE Sunday, 25th September, 20223pm – 11pm At Egg LDN Featuring Sean McCabe, Kid Batchelor, Jeffrey Hinton, Bobby & Steve Zoo, Neil Pierce, Roy The Roach, Rap Saunders, Rhythm Doctor, DJ Soulprovyder **LIve […]

Sep
02

Music/Business: JULIAN KEYZ

By | BusinessMusic

Photo courtesy of:  Pirooz Moshavash   Julian Demond Thomas (born November 5, 1993), known professionally as Julian Keyz, is an American recording artist, musician, record producer, disc jockey (DJ), singer/songwriter, actor, dancer, author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Born and raised in Chicago, IL, he became involved in the local music scene at the age of 10. […]

Aug
30

Music / Business: DEE JAY ALICIA (DJA)

By | BusinessMusic

All photos courtesy of:  Emanuel Love Dee Jay Alicia (DJA), a Chicago native, developed a love for music at a young age. Her musical beginnings were rooted in Soul, Steppers, and R&B. She began her DJ career in 1996 under the guidance of her mentor and then husband DJ Raphael. When she was properly prepared […]

Aug
29

Music/Radio/Business: STEVE MIGGEDY MAESTRO

By | BusinessMusicRadio

All Photo Credits: Eric Williams Born and raised in Chicago through two Belizean parents, Steve’s musical journey started at birth through osmosis. His journey marks are with vinyl, instruments, and action. His humble musical beginnings included guitar and piano lessons, as well as choirs until the Hot Mix 5 and Prince came into his life. […]

Mar
14

Music/TV/Film: TCMG PRESENTS JOHN WESLEY WILSON, JR. aka J.D. WESLEY

By | FilmMusicTelevisionUncategorized

Photo & Stylist Credit: Stacy Jordan The Corbett Music Group Presents JD Wesley! J.D. Wesley was born John Wesley Wilson Jr., an extremely talented young man. At an early age his parents along with the community, noticed that his vocal ability was strong and like none other. From that moment onward, singing and music was […]

Feb
15

Events/Music: FULL PEPSI SUPERBOWL LVI HALFTIME SHOW

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Video courtesy of: https://www.nfl.com/ Watch the full Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show with performers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar featuring 50 Cent and Anderson CLICK LINK BELOW:   https://www.nfl.com/videos/full-pepsi-super-bowl-lvi-halftime-show-featuring-dr-dre-snoop-dogg-eminem-mary-

Feb
15

Music: STEVIE WONDER “BLACK MAN” 1976

By | Arts & CultureMusic

YouTube video courtesy of: @wipeout2649 CLICK VIDEO LINK ABOVE      #BlackHistoryMonth Stevie Wonder’s “Black Man” resonates even more in 2022, just as it did in 1976! Check out this revised video that really gives LIFE to the original monumental song. LYRICS: First man to dieFor the flag we now hold highWas a Black Man(Crispus […]

Feb
13

Music: J.D. WESLEY “THE BELL TOLLS FOR YOU” (Lyrical Breakdown)

By | Music

  Black History Month, February 2022, will continue to usher in the song, which has become an anthem and movement, “The Bell Tolls for You.” “Lyrically speaking, ‘The Bell Tolls for You’ speaks to the socio-economic injustices and marginalization of people of color. It also shines a spotlight on those souls “we lost along the […]

Jan
18

Music: PRESS RELEASE: THE BELL TOLLS FOR YOU #TheBellTolls4U

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2022 Contact: Pierre A. Evans Media/PR Director The Corbett Music Group Contact: pierreevans@hotmail.com The Corbett Music Group presents the timely release of “The Bell Tolls for You” A poignant and profound social justice song featuring the rich and powerful voice of singer/actor/producer J.D. Wesley VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwiShOzKJ-o&list=RDMwiShOzKJ-o&start_radio=1 In the spirit […]

Jan
09

Music: “THE BELL TOLLS FOR YOU” The Corbett Music Group Releases Powerful Social Justice Anthem

By | Arts & CultureMusic

  THE BELL TOLLS FOR YOU Video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwiShOzKJ-o&t=2s Tyrone Corbett is a songwriter, producer, engineer, videographer and owner of The Corbett Music Group. Corbett is not new to the entertainment industry and has worn many hats over the years. He started as a background singer and has worked with some of the industries finest […]

Jan
09

Television / Music: JANET JACKSON | Extended Trailer | Lifetime

By | MusicTelevision

Reprint of LIFETIME’s YOUTUBE video: VIDEO PROMO HERE: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPHFcDHJYTU It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Night one of #Janetdoc premieres Friday, January 28th at 8/7c. The four-hour event, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Janet’s first album, Janet Jackson (1982), is set to simulcast on Lifetime and A&E, two of the flagship […]

Dec
16

Music: CUEE “THE EXPERIENCE” CONCERT TOUR

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Photo credit: Jake Scherm   Originating from Chicago, Illinois, Quis Wright aka Cuee, is a hip-hop artist in Lawrence, KS. He exhibits an energetic and fun, yet smooth and motivational edge to his style of music. One of his most meaningful steps in his evolution, has been writing more openly about his sexuality and queerness […]

Nov
20

Music/Film/TV/Business: CEDRIC “WHOA BOI” COLLINS

By | BusinessFilmMusicTelevision

Cedric “Whoa Boi” Collins, was raised in the most impoverished and crime-ridden neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Englewood. Despite all the crime, violence and drugs that saturated his community, Whoa Boi wrapped himself in his music. At the age of seven, Whoa Boi was playing the organ and drums for his neighborhood church. […]

Nov
10

Event/Film: “THE WOODSTOCK OF HOUSE” Black Harvest Film Festival Debut

By | Arts & CultureDanceEventsFilmMusicNight Life

 House music is the third largest music genre in the world!!!! Here is the trailer. https://vimeo.com/633808501   Black Harvest Film Festival will virtually stream The Woodstock of House November 13- December 2, 2021. Streaming Ticket Info:  https://watch.eventive.org/gsfc/play/6168922c7c7500030b0cfe7a The documentary “The Woodstock of House”, a film that explores the origins of Chicago House music and its’ […]

Oct
20

Music: Singer, Songwriter, Musician KERRY “KJ” JAMES ROGERS, JR

By | Music

Photo Credit: Dean Bernard Kerry James Rogers Jr. aka Kerry James or “KJ” is a 28 year old R&B/Soul artist, singer-songwriter and musician born in Chicago and raised in Gary, IN. KJ began singing at the age of 19 when his mother (and #1 fan!)) gave him his first acoustic guitar for Christmas, in 2012. […]

Oct
16

Music: Hip Hop Artist BARI “BIMPGOD” GEE

By | Music

Bari Gee aka BIMPGOD, a Hyde Park, Chicago native, has always been into music since his third-grade teacher put him in the school talent show to RAP and he won. Since then, Bari has been developing his rap and fashion style and has stayed active and relevant in the Chicago music scene. BIMPGOD is the […]

Oct
01

Music/Business: NIGEL “TREW” RIDGEWAY & TREW BRAND

By | BusinessMusic

Photo credit:  Clayton DeLa Chappelle   Nigel Ridgeway aka TREW has a love for DJing that began in grade school when using two tape decks to spin basement parties. TREW’s main aim is to weave a common thread through seemingly disparate genres. Drawing inspiration from the early 1980s NYC art/music world, he believes no genre […]

Sep
28

Music/Events/Business: JULIUS THE MAD THINKER, MI CASA HOLIDAY & YOURPASSION1ST

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Phote credit: Power Quevedo    Julius the Mad Thinker (JtMT) is a dynamic producer and must-see international DJ talent. Since the age of 17, Julius has worn many hats while distinguishing himself in the dance music industry. He is a true visionary with infectious energy and amazing music. In 2009, Julius and business partner Jenn […]

Sep
28

Music/Business: TYRONE CORBETT & THE CORBETT MUSIC GROUP

By | BusinessMusic

Photo credit:  Kevin Corbett   Songwriter, Producer, Vocal Arranger/Producer, Recording/Mixing Engineer, Videographer, and Visionary are a few of the hats Tyrone Corbett wears to accomplish his goals in the entertainment industry. He studied Commercial Music at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Va. and has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years. Tyrone […]

May
02

Music: DJ LATANYA “LADiiBUG” BRYANT-CALAHAN

By | Music

LaTanya Bryant-Calahan, who is better known to the House community as LADiiBUG, is a Chicago native who has been making a name for herself as a DJ on the Chicago House music scene.  LADiiBUG inherited a strong love for music from her parents and her involvement in award-winning choirs and multiple music groups. Under the […]

May
02

Music/Radio/Business: DJ MICHELLE “MeMe” HUGHES

By | BusinessMusicRadio

“From Miss Gucci to Mizz MeMe to the infamous FoxXxy!” THE LOVE FOR THE MUSIC STARTED AT 13 IN 8TH GRADE. LISTENING TO ANYTHING SHE COULD GET HER HANDS ON AND THEN GOING TO THE PARTIES @ 14, SNEAKING IN THE POWER PLANT (HOT CLUB IN CHICAGO EARLY 80’S) TO EXPERIENCE (NOT HEAR) FRANKIE KNUCKLES […]

May
02

Music/Business: DJ GREG GRAY & NU BANG COLLECTIVE

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Photo courtesy of Emmett V. Nicholas   Music is one man’s expression to the world. As a DJ, we convey that message to the masses. Greg Gray was exposed to a variety of music at a young age. Growing up in the ‘70s, Disco, R&B, Funk and Blues were the foundation from which his love […]

May
01

Music: UPDATE ON LOFIET BROWNS’ “LET’S WORK!” GOSPEL HOUSE SONG

By | Music

Here is an update to an interview GO BANG! Magazine had with Mr. Lofiet Brown which published in the July 1, 2020 issue:(Previously published 7/1/20 interview):Click here: https://gobangmagazine.com/2020/07/01/music-lofiet-brown-gospel-house/ UPDATE: Since the 7/1/20 interview in Go Bang! Magazine, the response has been overwhelmingly positive and such a blessing. The interview allowed me to reach people all over […]

Apr
01

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

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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 […]

Mar
31

Music / Business: ANDRE “MUSIC MAN” WILLIAMS / A&W ECSTASY RECORDS

By | BusinessMusic

Andre was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. He has performed at many venues throughout the Midwest, East Coast & West Coast. Andre is a true entertainer / writer / producer / vocalist. Singing has always been a passion of his. Andre’s genuine love and appreciation for music has allowed him to emerge as one […]

Feb
01

Music/Business: DJ MARKISS KNOBS/HOUSE OF THE SUN/TURTLE WAX RECORDINGS

By | BusinessMusic

Photo credit: http://www.cassiehastuphotography.com/ DJ/Producer/Label Owner Markiss Knobs has devoted over 25 years of his life to House music. Playing across the globe alongside top DJ’s and upcoming DJs at all types of venues from festivals, raves, clubs, lounges, bars, beach parties and underground parties including Pacha (Ibiza) and Oh! Marbella (Marbella). For over a decade, […]

Jan
01

Music / Radio/ Business: DJ CELESTE ALEXANDER & SOPHISTICADO RECORDINGS

By | BusinessMusicRadio

Photo by Marcus Pizer Make up by Viola Nicholson    While other women were watching the game in the industry, DJ Celeste Alexander dared to play it. Wife, mother, DJ and co-owner of a music label, Celeste manages to balance these responsibilities while delivering and creating some of the deepest, soulful mixes in today’s house […]

Jan
01

Music / Theatre: BLAKE HAWTHORNE

By | MusicTheatre

Blake Hawthorne is a performing singer, songwriter and actor hailing from Indiana destined to leave a mark in Chicago and the world. At the youthful age of 21, he has already performed in several musicals and released his own music, independently. He’s performed in a number of stage productions in the Chicagoland area including “The […]

Dec
01

Music: Rest In Peace DJ ANJI STONE (BEU) (1970-2020)

By | Music

  TRIBUTE: DJ Anji Stone (Beu)(June 19, 1970 – November 11, 2020) “If u Don’t Stand 4 Something, U’ll Fall 4 Anything!” “I am a LOVER of the music culture. 3rd Generation Legends of Vinyl” “Live, Love & Enjoy Life!!!..2morrow isn’t promised, and don’t wait 2 make things right, do it right now!!..4give those that […]

Dec
01

Music/Business/Film/TV: VINCE LAWRENCE & SLANG MUSIC GROUP

By | BusinessFilmMusicTelevision

Photo credit:  Tyler Curtis   Vince Lawrence of Chicago, IL is an American dance music producer, businessman and is one of the leading innovators of the genre of music called “House music”. Industry insiders recognize Lawrence as co-author of “On and On”, the first recording officially designated “House music”. He worked with Jesse Saunders in […]

Dec
01

Music/Business: DJ DUANE “TASTEMAKER” POWELL & SOUNDROTATION

By | BusinessMusic

  Photo credit:  SEED LYNN   Duane Powell’s love for music started an early age growing up in the 1970’s being exposed to Chicago’s rich Soul music scene. His uncles were disc jockeys until the mid 80’s and artists including Minnie Riperton, The Emotions, Chaka Khan, Miki Howard and The Staple Singers were their classmates […]

Dec
01

Music/Business/Dance/Fashion: DJ CZARINA MIRANI aka CZBOOGIE: 5 Magazine & Fivestarboogie Dancers

By | BusinessDanceFashionMusic

Photo credit: Leslie Carroll   Born in the Philippines to a Filipina mother and Indian father, Czarina (aka Czboogie) moved to the United States and attended Northwestern University majoring in Theater. She wanted to be an actress and did films, TV, commercials, and modeling, (all that lovely shit) for 15 years, but also had a […]

Nov
01

Music: KEKE PALMER “Actually Vote”

By | Arts & CultureMusic

SONG VIDEO LINK:  (courtesy of YouTube)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGOAXdva_LE Visit http://vote.org to find your local polling place. KEKE PALMER in “Actually Vote”brought to you by GENERATOR COLLECTIVE + STARRPIX directed by JAKE WILSONwritten by FINNEAS, BENJ PASEK, JUSTIN PAUL, KALEENA ZANDERSproduced by FINNEAS featuring ILANA GLAZER, JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, JULIANNE MOORE, BELLA THORNE video produced by KARL FRANKENFIELD, ILANA GLAZER, […]

Nov
01

Music/Business: DJ TONY MADD EVANS / SGI ENTERTAINMENT

By | BusinessMusic

Photo Credit:  Victor Price   Growing up in Chicago in the South Shore area, Tony Evans (DJ Tony Madd) fell in love with music. His creativity was sparked, being able to walk out of his back door and hear live bands playing nearby. In the 70’s and 80’s Tony was fortunate to grow up with […]

Nov
01

Music: LORENZO OWENS

By | Music

Photo Credit: Brandon Appleton/Refined You Studio   It is a proven fact that only two percent of people truly pursue their dreams, while 98% spend most of their lives lamenting lost opportunities. Chicago’s Lorenzo Owens is not one of those unfortunates. As a finalist on Oprah Winfrey’s “Pop Star Challenge” back in 2004, he finished […]

Nov
01

Music/Business/Radio: JAMES C. BIRDSONG, JR. / BIRDSONG ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTING AND ARTS, INC.

By | BusinessMusicRadio

James C. Birdsong, Jr. is an aspiring gospel vocalist, songwriter, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, advocate for our children and author of The Best is Yet to Come: A Testimony of One Young Man’s Redemption, an inspirational memoir published nationally and to this date, received positive reviews and appearances on multiple television, radio and print media platforms […]

Oct
30

Music/Radio: PRODUCER/DJ MATT BLACK (UK)

By | MusicRadio

DJ Matt Black is a UK based House and Techno producer and DJ most known for his funky, driving baselines, and uniquely engaging style. Born Matthew Belcher, Matt is a House/Techno producer and DJ most known for his first official release “Let Them Groove” which generated over 1 million streams worldwide. Starting his career in […]

Oct
21

Music: JENIQUA

By | MusicUncategorized

Jeniqua grew up expressing herself through poetry, writing songs and filling the home with singing… her own tunes and those of her favorite’s, Whitney, Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin, Ce Ce and Be Be Winans etc. She is equally comfortable with R&B, soul, jazz fusion, Gospel & dance and appeals to a wide demographic. Her voice […]

Oct
01

Music/Business/Nightlife: REGGIE C. CORNER / THEWAYWEWERE PRODUCTIONS 20th ANNIVERSARY

By | BusinessMusicNight Life

Reginald Corner is one of House music’s greatest assets in Chicago and has been extremely instrumental in keeping the peaceful celebration of music alive. On the House scene since it began in 1980, Corner has had the pleasure of watching House flourish over the past four decades. During that time, he formed relationships with some […]

Oct
01

Music/Business: HYDE PARK RECORDS’ ALEXIS BOUTEVILLE

By | BusinessMusic

Photo courtesy of: https://www.facebook.com/HydeParkRecords GO BANG! Magazine founder Pierre Andre’ Evans recently approached Hyde Park Records owner Alexis Bouteville, in hopes that Hyde Park Records would stock and sell his debut book “INSIDE THE MINDS OF ENTERTAINERS.”  Alexis responded that he was more than happy to support local talent and would definitely place the book […]

Oct
01

Music/Nightlife: Detroit’s DJ TONY PEOPLES

By | MusicNight Life

Photo courtesy of www.facebook/com/DJTonyPeoplesHouseGroup Young Tony Peoples was only seven years old when he picked up a new toy and a record player with two speakers. He would place one speaker outside of his bedroom window and DJ for the neighbors or anyone walking by that could hear him. He knew at that moment he […]

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). […]

Sep
01

Music/Business/Nightlife: REG ‘DJ BOXX’ ANDERSON, Bosar Music

By | BusinessMusicNight Life

Boxx – An established presence in House music, as well as being a complete DJ and Producer in the industry. He’s a long time Chicago DJ, beginning from his first residency at the Galaxy Disco in 1985 at the age of 17. Boxx has had the opportunity to play in many cities and venues in […]

Aug
01

Music: LADY ALMA

By | Music

International singer and songwriter, LADY ALMA, is bringing her soaring, searing vocals back to eager audiences who desire her incomparable funk-house-soul stylings. From her dynamic live shows that left critics and fans alike breathless across the globe for two decades, to the recent revival of her hit single produced by The Rainmakers entitled “Let It […]