Chi-town Gets Live: Red Bull Sound Select

In case you did not know…there is a lot to do in Chicago. So, Thursday, 2/7, I got the chance to check out Red Bull & Fake Shore Drive’s, Sound Select, featuring, Freddie Gibbs, Sasha Go Hard, Tree & ShowYouSuck at Bottom Lounge, hosted by Dave Jeff. Check out my review.

Host Dave Jeff

I think the coolest thing about going to a concert is feeling the music reverberate throughout your entire body. I don’t know if that’s what everybody else was feeling that night, but there was certainly something that made everyone come to the Bottom Lounge on a Thursday night, when it was snowing like crazy. I arrived at 8p.m., when the doors opened, and there was already a long line. They must have known that the first 75 people there got a free flyer.

DJ Victoriouz was already going when the doors opened and the line struggled forward. The crowd was already ready to go. get through the doors but once they were in, they were dancing. I knew I was in for a pretty great time. There was a bar off to the side for those eligible to drink. The members on stage were, of course, drinking Red Bull.

The show consisted of headliner, Freddie Gibbs, and three hot, unsigned acts from Chicago. Red Bull Sound Select works to bring out emerging artists, and this night, the acts were Tree, the opening act, and former member of Project Mayhem.


Next up was female emcee, Sasha Go Hard. She kept the crowd pumped up with her perfomance. Sasha recently dropped her latest project, Round 3. ShowYouSuck really got the crowd going. Everyone was moving at this point.


And let’s not forget about headliner, Freddie Gibbs…the crowd was in a frenzy, when he made it to the stage.


The Red Bull Sound Select is definitely a great opportunity for unsigned artists to create a buzz in Chicago. I can not wait for the next one!

Peep the footage.

-Jessica Rennie, Contributor


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