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Beyoncé Tickets Not Happening? 30 Chicago Shows To Soothe The Sting

Maybe the show of the year isn’t the cards for everyone, but keep that energy while supporting the artists we love here at Vocalo! Can we be real? Like, really real? Folks are out here putting together GoFundMe campaigns to procure Beyoncé tickets, despite the fact that LiveNation notes that demand for tickets to Queen […]

Finding And Supporting Independent Artists In The Age Of Streaming

A panel of industry insiders discusses how fans can discover and support independent artists that are making big waves in music.

The Reel Critic Reviews ’80 For Brady’

Reggie Ponder reviews the new film that centers both recently-retired Tom Brady and veteran actresses with "unmistakable chemistry".

For Aymar Jèan Christian, Chicago is Full of Honest Storytellers (2018)

For Vocalo's 15th anniversary, we're looking back on archived segments of "This Is What Chicago Sounds Like."


Finding And Supporting Independent Artists In The Age Of Streaming

A panel of industry insiders discusses how fans can discover and support independent artists that are making big waves in music.

The Reel Critic Reviews ‘A Man Called Otto’

Reggie “The Reel Critic” Ponder breaks down Tom Hanks' latest film 'A Man Called Otto'

Black Star Line Festival 2023: Bekoe’s Recap

The Black Star Line Festival was last weekend. Check out our recap now!

Director and Musician Terence Nance is a Creative Maximalist

The creator of HBO's Random Acts of Flyness discusses making larger-than-life art and making guitar slides out of beer bottlenecks.

Beyoncé Tickets Not Happening? 30 Chicago Shows To Soothe The Sting

Maybe the show of the year isn’t the cards for everyone, but keep that energy while supporting the artists we love here at Vocalo! Can we be real? Like, really real? Folks are out here putting together GoFundMe campaigns to procure Beyoncé tickets, despite the fact that LiveNation notes that demand for tickets to Queen […]

For Channel Seven, “Life Itself Is An Art Collective”

Channel Seven is a new Chicago-based artistic collective started by local artists Coop and Marz...

She’s Face, And It’s Facetime! 

Chicago artist She's Face breaks down her single "need this," featured on our "In Rotation" playlist for January.

Noah Sims Says 2023 Will Be His Most Active Year Yet

Artist/producer and Supa Bwe, Kaina & Taylor Bennett-collaborator Noah Sims returns to the music scene with his new single "Casablanca".

For Aymar Jèan Christian, Chicago is Full of Honest Storytellers (2018)

For Vocalo's 15th anniversary, we're looking back on archived segments of "This Is What Chicago Sounds Like."

For Ennis Martin, Sci-Fi Has Space For Everyone 

Ennis Martin is a painter, illustrator and sci-fi fanatic, most known for his whales with legs. This is what his Chicago sounds like.

Nina Sánchez Liberates Her Community Through Creativity

Nina Sánchez works to make a change in her community through teaching and forging creativity.

Tony Smith Changes the World One Student (and One Photo) at a Time

Multimedia artist Tony Smith mentors young artists and teaches them to make a difference with the art they create. Mississippi-born, Chicago-raised multimedia artist Tony Smith spent his high school days throwing house parties and cutting his teeth in the late ‘70s house music scene. Often collaborating with musical icons like the Chosen Few and Frankie […]

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Vocalo Sweet Sixteen: Heavy Rotation

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    Shirt

    SZA

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    Where I Go (feat. H.E.R.)

    NxWorries

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    Boundaries

    Jamila Woods

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    YAH Know feat. King Promise

    Chance The Rapper

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    No L's

    Smino

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    Skin Tight (feat. Steve Lacy)

    Ravyn Lenae

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    Twin Flame

    Kaytranada & Anderson .Paak

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    Sunshine (feat. Fousheé)

    Steve Lacy

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    You Never Visit Me

    Masego

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    Coming Down (with Ari Lennox)

    Dj Drama & Dreamville

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    Stressed

    Doechii

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    Aang

    Pivot Gang

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    Ce Soir feat Syd

    Duckwrth

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    This Year

    Emily King

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    Gummy

    Ari Lennox

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    Bruddanem

    JID (feat. Lil Durk)