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Chicago performers who fled to Mexico for opportunities continue to make a go of it as they await a revived local scene

Link to Original Article: https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-chicago-music-mexico-pandemic-0226-20210226-i32hy7ypozd3fni3ntkn2poa6m-story.html   A lot can happen in six months. Just ask Kice Akkawi, the director of operations for Treblemonsters, a music management and curation company. Last August, Akkawi and a group of musicians temporarily moved down to Mexico from Chicago to take advantage of the country’s more lax COVID-19 restrictions and...

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Due to the Restaurant & Bar Closures in Chicago/Illinois, thousands of artists, musicians and DJ’s are directly impacted.

[vc_custom_heading text="Due to the Restaurant & Bar Closures in Chicago/Illinois, thousands of artists, musicians and DJ's are directly impacted. We spoke with Kice from Treblemonsters who's taking the lead on a relief effort for this industry. We are all getting through this together! Stay well out there! -Sonic OnAir " font_size="24" text_align="left" font_weight="700"]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...

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Livestreaming can be almost as interactive as a live show, thanks to a platform created by a Chicago booker looking at life during and after quarantine

Not everyone can be a DJ D-Nice. After a brief week of marathon Instagram livestreams from his Los Angeles-area home, the photographer and DJ reached a livestreaming milestone: more than 100,000 visitors to his “Club Quarantine.” It certainly didn’t hurt that D-Nice (otherwise known as Derrick Jones) has been a stalwart in the musical industry since the ’80s, and regularly performs for celebrities and political figures like Michelle Obama. For the non-celebrity performer, trying to navigate the digital music world in a COVID-19 world is a lot trickier. While many performers have turned to platforms like Zoom and Instagram Live......

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‘Bring Out The Creative’ Giving Artists Free Space To Perform

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Closing Of Bars And Restaurants Leaves Musicians Without Work

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FEATURED ARTIST: KICE AND TREBLEMONSTERS

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