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

By | BusinessMusic

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

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 […]

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 […]

Aug
01

Music: CHUCK “THE VOICE” ROBERTS

By | Music

“In The Beginning There Was Jack and Jack had a Groove” The House music gospel, The Preacher’s Anthem are just a few of the descriptions given to the now famous speech. Fans of House, Dance and other genres of music for that matter can most certainly finish the rest of the verse that Chuck “THE […]

Aug
01

Music: JON PIERCE

By | Music

A native of the south side of Chicago, Jon Pierce packs quite a bit of baritone into his slim 5’10, 175lb. frame. At just the impressionable age of 11, he realized his deep love and sheer passion for music having been exposed early on to such musical genius as Stevie Wonder, Fela Kuti and Maze […]

Aug
01

Music / Radio / Business: TERRY “DJ GLOVEMASTER SIZ” MOORE / DA DJZ ORIGINALZ

By | BusinessMusicRadio

Terry Moore, Sr. aka Glove Master Siz is a DJ from the Southside of Chicago. He started his DJ career in the early 1980’s. He’s a self-taught DJ who started by DJ’ing parties and weddings across the Chicago area. Soon after, he started teaching DJ’s in the area the skills he knew. In the mid […]

Aug
01

Radio/Music: DJ TONY “SANCHEZ” WILLIAMS

By | MusicRadio

Tony Williams is a 61 year old GOD fearing man who has one son and a granddaughter. He’s been a DJ since he was 15 years old and his mentor is a DJ named William Armstrong aka Terrible Tubbs. In addition to DJ’ing, he is also an entrepreneur, being the owner of Truly Blessed Inc. […]

Jul
30

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

By | EventsMusic

Link Stream ►►https://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 […]

Jul
01

Music: JOHN ROCCA (Dance/EDM)

By | Music

John Rocca, a dance music performer, remixer and record producer. During the early 1980s, he formed, played with, wrote for, produced and managed his first musical band, Freeez, with success. His first self-funded and self-released effort was “Keep in Touch”, a #1 song in the UK Blues & Soul Magazine Dance Charts and #49 in […]

Jul
01

Business/Music: FREDERICK DUNSON / FRANKIE KNUCKLES FOUNDATION

By | BusinessMusic

  Photo credit:  Ernest Collins Serving others and giving back to his community has always been important to Frederick Dunson. Born on Chicago’s west side, he attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Grammar School, St. Ignatius College Prep and Columbia College where he majored in Arts & Entertainment Management & Public Relations. He was employed […]

Jul
01
Jul
01

Music/Radio: DJ XANDER JAMES/HOUSE NATION LIVE

By | MusicRadio

Australian born Xander James is a music connoisseur, delivering a unique dance music experience. He’s a House DJ and electronic music producer, with a career spanning 20 years, and has numerous original tracks and remixes under his belt. His productions have been released on music labels across the globe, including Dualism Records, Deep Soul Space, […]

Jul
01

Music/Television/Business: “MARCUS MIXX” SHANNON / TRAX RECORDS & TRAX TV

By | BusinessMusicTelevision

Born Marcus Shannon and raised in Chicago, IL, Marcus has been making House music since the mid 80’s, when House music was the “heartbeat” of Chicago’s nightlife. Over his career, he has recorded different types of House music ranging from Acid to Deep, and from to Techno to Weird. He often experiments with sound and […]

Jul
01

Business/Music/Nightlife: TONI SHELTON / ANOTHER TONI SHELTON PRODUCTION

By | BusinessMusicNight Life

When it comes to beauty, Toni Shelton has been at the forefront of identifying and leading a trail of it from coast to coast. As a Chicago native, she has made her mark from Hollywood to New York City and everywhere in between. She’s known for being energetic, sexy, and a one-of-a-kind woman. Whether working […]

Jul
01

Business/Music/Nightlife: RONDA FLOWERS / RFK PROMOTIONS

By | BusinessMusicNight Life

RONDA FLOWERS, “Queen of House”, is a House music pioneer. As co-founder of RFK Promotions, Ronda Flowers and Koko, “Soulful Saturdays”, “Summer House Series with KoKo, Nick Nonstop & Torin Edmond” and “House Club Tour with Dana Divine”; Ronda specializes in creative social marketing and promotion companies that specializes in hosting events for urban professionals; […]

Jul
01

Music: TP CORLEONE (House, Dance & Funk)

By | Music

TP Corleone is a DJ, musician and radio show host currently making waves in today’s vibrant entertainment world, more specifically in the House, Dance music and Funk scenes. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, he began playing piano in the first grade and his dad would buy albums by his favorite P-Funk […]

Jul
01

Music: LOFIET BROWN (Gospel House)

By | Music

Lofiet Brown was born in CHicago on November 8, 1975. He became interested in music at an early age. Being inspired by his father and aunt, who would DJ at parties, Lofiet became instantly hooked and fell in love with music. Lofiet’s mother became saved early in life and started taking Lofiet to church. In […]

Jul
01

Music: ELIJAH LYRICS (Reggae & Dancehall)

By | Music

 & DancehallA music star was born from a Prophetess from Nigeria, Africa. He was named Elijah Olufisayo Adeyemi Akinpelu, popularly called “Elijah Lyrics.” He grew up between two worlds, one being his family’s deep ties to Christian music in the church of God established by his mother, and the other being years he spent soaking […]

Jul
01

Music: KYM SIMS (House)

By | Music

Kym Sims, the multi-award winning singer/songwriter, best known throughout the world for her massive ‘90s dance anthem “Too Blind To See It”, a slick funky ‘90s House record with an infectious backing track, with a sensational song and chorus from Kym Sims. It’s a record which still has huge appeal today and doesn’t fail to […]

Jul
01

Music: SCOTT FEATHERSTONE / SOULed OUT Events

By | Music

PHOTO CREDIT:  Edmahoo_Artist In the 90s, Scott released a series of EPs that went by relatively unnoticed until recently. These records are now highly sought after, having been rediscovered by new school and up and coming DJs worldwide, with veterans such as Desyn Masiello (Seekers) and Alex Picone (Small Black Dots) helping in this rediscovery […]

Jun
01

Music: NEW CD RELEASE By Former Isley Brother CHRIS JASPER “For the Love of You”

By | Music

Gold City Music announces a NEW CD RELEASE By Former Isley Brother CHRIS JASPER “For the Love of You” Former Isley Brother CHRIS JASPER goes back to the catalogue of music he wrote for the Isley Brothers during 1973-1983 to cover some of the group’s biggest hits as well as new renditions of some R&B […]

Jun
01

Film/Music/Literature: YVETTE McWHORTER

By | FilmLiteratureMusic

Yvette McWhorter, a cannabis industry worker, can usually be found journaling or jotting down ideas for original books, movies, plays or songs. Writing a book has always been on her bucket list. With her current manuscript “Steppin In The Key of Love” on the horizon, Yvette is that much closer to making her dream come […]

Jun
01

Film/Music/Business: RON SIMMONS

By | BusinessFilmMusic

Ron, the oldest of six, was born in Chicago and raised by his mother, a single parent, in many communities on the near north side, and finally Cabrini Green. He started as a Vista worker but would become a community activist & staff person with community based organizations such as The Intelli-Gents, a member of […]

Jun
01

Music: TEJ’AI SULLIVAN: Michael Jackson Tribute Artist

By | DanceFilmMusic

He has the look, he has the sound, and he has the moves!!! From the wardrobe to the stage show, one thing is certain: No one personifies Michael Jackson like Tej’ai Sullivan. He began his professional career at the early age of two years old. He got his start performing at family functions and birthday […]

May
31

Music: NATEL

By | Music

Jamaican singer Natel, born Nathaniel Hewitt, is bringing a new style and presence to the Dancehall/Reggae scene. Son of well-known guitarist Correl Hewitt, Natel has been exposed to authentic, good music from a very young age. His vocal tone is strong and confident, yet still offers a smooth and melodic quality which allows him to […]

May
18

Music: VIOLINIST RICHMOND PUNCH

By | Arts & CultureMusic

Richmond Punch is a violin virtuoso who delivers a riveting, dynamic, explosive, and powerful performance! A native of Dallas, Texas, Richmond graduated from the top-rated Arts Magnet Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He honed his craft and earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the famous Juilliard School of […]