Lollapalooza 2016 Playlist

Lollapalooza is a day away and we seriously couldn’t be more excited. There are so many great acts to look forward to, it’s great to sing and dance with old friends, and the after parties are always bomb. We get a bonus day this year since Lolla is celebrating their 25th anniversary. In order to get you amped up as well, we  created four different playlists based on the artists we want to see each day. Enjoy! Continue reading

Around The Way Girl: Mary Brewer

Love yourself first and foremost. Fill yourself up with so much love that you can’t help but let it spill over to the world around you. Mary Brewer is 26 and from Chicago. She went to the University of Illinois at Chicago and studied Sociology with a focus on Gender and Women’s Studies.  She believes believes she will return to school soon for my doctorate in Gender and Women’s Studies, but JUST got out of school debt so may wait until someone finally has the good sense to make education a social welfare priority like many other thriving societies, or just go to Germany and get it for free. In the meantime, she packed her belongings and her dog and is traveling the United States by van.

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Pitchfork Highlights + Fashion

Now that we are fully recovered from Pitchfork (not as young as we thought we were) we can talk about how lit that bitch was! When going to a festival you have to have a game plan as to how you’re going to successfully see your favorite artists. I have to admit it was very difficult and we couldn’t get to some of the acts that we hoped for in time, like Digable Planets *cries.* All in all this was an amazing weekend! Check out our favorite performances, festival fashion and fun sponsor booths. Continue reading

Banger: Dreezy Goes Off On Debut Album ‘No Hard Feelings’

“I took a break from all the hype so that you bitches could practice.” It’s finally here! Late last night Dreezy blessed us with her major label debut album No Hard Feelings and it’s pretty obvious babygirl means business. It’s a known fact the 22-year-old Chicago girl is a force to be reckoned with, but now it’s time for the world to take note. Continue reading

Pitchfork Music Festival Has Arrived!

Chicago hands down is the Mecca for summer music festivals. There’s always some kind of major event happening every weekend. From world renown festivals like Lollapalooza to the neighborhood street fests, SummerTimeChi is the lit place to be. This weekend Chicago hosts Pitchfork Music Festival starting today, July 15th, going through Sunday July 17th, and The Around The Way will be there providing ya’ll with coverage! Check out some of the artists we’re excited to see. Continue reading