The most famous “Advanced Music and Multimedia Art” festival in the world keeps spreading its brand and way of understanding the musical panorama around the world. This autumn Chicago will be the selected city (back to the US again for the 2nd year in a row) offering an always eclectic & very selective non-conformist line-up of both international & local artists…
From the 9th to the 11th September, Sónar will take place on several landmark locations in Chicago. On one side the Jay Pritzker Pavillion on opening day, the Chicago Cultural Center for the by-day activities and the Smart Bar for the nightly DJ sets.
The Sonar ADN has be exported with the same philosophy and objective across the globe since 2002 when it first appeared in Lisbon. Since then more than 10 cities have welcomed the electronic experiment (Tokyo, London, Rome, Seoul….). Sonar Chicago has a very ambitious line-up where several electronic mutations and genre clashes will delight the American music lovers.
More than 30 activities, concerts conferences & showings… everything for free! (only the Sonar Club Night @ the Smart Bar will cost you $5).
The opening event as you already know.. @ Jay Pritzker Pavillin where Detroit producer Jimmy Edgar will present his new album. You’ll also jump to The Slew + Kid Koala’s scratch-rock before ending with Dutch DJ Martyn (accompanied by Bradien & Faraón visual projections).
At night two renown Chicago electro clubs will host the event: On Sept. 10th the Sónar Club Night will be @ Smart Bar organized with the Red Bull Music Academy including live performances by Black Devil Disco Club, Space Dimension Controller and DJs Appleblim, Cosmin TRG & Todd Osborn. Then you have the Empty Bottle with the concert cycle “Adventures in Modern Music” organized by music mag The Wire.
Sounds bad? mmmmm Sounds ok? mmmmmmm Sounds alrite…. nothing exciting ….. maybe mmmmmmm. Well, it’s for free so…. up to you. Rest of the line-up & many many more details, videos, photos and the usual stuff on their official webpage.
(The Slew feat. Kid Koala)
Sónar Chicago is being organised in association with US Bonnaroo Festival promoter AC Entertainment (Bannaroo = a huge US music festival). The objective is to spread the philosophy of the Barcelona festival by adapting it to new cities and formats. It is anticipated that Sonar Chicago will be a regular event.
As per the Barcelona festival Sonar Chicago will be split into Sonar by day and Sonar by night.