I’m excited to announce HARD’s Mouth Taped Shut shows that are beginning here in Chicago at the Congress Theater this Friday, December 9th at 8pm. This show starts here in Chicago, but it’s being brought to all the big cities like New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and even London. The headliners also differ, here in Chicago, we’ll be blessed with the masterful talent of Sebastian Ingrosso, but New York will be graced with the duo skills of The Bloody Beetroots.
Who would have known that all it would take for me to attend was to RSVP online and pick up a free ticket. Well, that’s exactly what happened. Unfortunately, tickets are no longer available for the December 10th New York show. Good thing I’m in Chicago! And although there’s little about the event online, it seems to have a connection to the upcoming remake of the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Maybe it’s because Lisbeth Salander is one tough chick and the show is going to be an intense experience. Maybe it’s because the book is based in Sweden and Sebastian Ingrosso is one-third of Swedish House Mafia. Who knows?
What I do know is that Sebastian Ingrosso is an incredible DJ and producer. Although as a solo DJ artist he’s ranked 26th by DJMag, he’s most known for his involvement with Swedish House Mafia, ranked 10th. He began as just a curious teenager practicing in his father’s studio until he released his first official remix through Mega Records in 1999. Since then, he’s honed his own powerfully melodic and harmonious sound and has helped bring about new artists such as Max Vangeli and Alesso.
According to Ingrosso,
Dance music is growing and growing and it already took over America. Dance music is definitely taking over as an influence in hip hop and R&B. Like I’ve been saying for a while now, trance and melodies are coming back and they’re also combining. I think people are tired of big breakdowns and then it comes back to nothing… Everybody loves a great kick-drum and a killer bass-line but people also want to hear pianos stabs! Plus, vocals are definitely coming back! But not cheesy vocals – they have to be real.
Hopefully this is what we can expect tomorrow here in Chicago at the Congress Theater!
If you’re still looking to go, RSVP now and pick up your ticket today at the Congress Theater before 8pm tonight!