Music

Above and Beyond in Chicago: Why No Dancing?

February 15, 2015
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This year’s Valentine’s Day in Chicago was marked with the sold out concert of the famous electronic music duo Above and Beyond. Thousands of people beat the frigid weather and filled the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom to capacity. Two hours after the start of the event I was thinking of leaving. The headliner “Lane...

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20 years later: V.V. still got moves!

November 24, 2014
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Chicago concert review: by Oksana Koval.  To my surprise I found myself at the concert of V. V. (Vopli Vidoplyasova), the most famous Ukrainian folk rock band performing here in Chicago right before Thanksgiving 2014 at a night club in Chicago called “Nikki”. I used to go to their concerts in Kiev, Ukraine more...

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SOJA, Los Rakas, House of Blues and Yoga

May 13, 2013
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By Oksana Koval. Friday May 10 was an unusual night in Chicago in so many ways. Some say this was the best SOJA concert ever. For me, this was a transcending experience which blended any state borders between California and Illinois, and possibly other regions, mixed in with the wind that brought the hippies...

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Halloween 2010 Live Music Jam in San Francisco

November 3, 2010
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This music was created by random musicians known in various circles of music and dance in San Francisco, Bay Area. They gathered for a Halloween Party at Liliana's house in sunset and played different instruments together. This is what came out. Property of musicians and dancers. Magic was in the air.

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Father’s Day 2010: Belly Dance performance at Retirement Center [videos]

June 25, 2010
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Oksana, Olinda and Cassy performed their belly dances at the South San Francisco Retirement Center on Father's Day June 20, 2010 as part of Arabesque Belly Dance Troupe. This is a second year, the Retirement Center invites this troupe to perform. Here are the videos from two of the dances.

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Quite a Light Show at 1015 [video]

May 25, 2010
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San Francisco night club called "1015", named by its address on Folsom street, has a new light technician with noticably new lighting skills. This video snippet was captured during Dubfire's May 22, 2010 performance. See for yourself.

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Arts on Fire 2010: Belly Dance Performance [Videos]

April 16, 2010
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On April 9, 2010 during the annual Arts on Fire Festival, Arabesque Belly Dance Troupe gave another fiery belly dance performance. Here are the video snippets of some dances.

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Serious Dancing with Cosmic Gate at Ruby Skye last night..

February 21, 2010
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Some serious dancing went on in Ruby Skye last night . Cosmic Gate was responsible for the music, everybody else for something hard to describe in words..

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Love Fest 2009: Insanity

October 4, 2009
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Love Fest 2009: Insanity

It is about 4pm at the Civic Center Bart Station and there is a long snaky line of people moving two steps at the time, climbing up from the Bart station, screaming in excitement. The Grove Street is lined up with people on both sides, waiting to meet up with friends, texting, calling, puking.

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New song from NORDJs

September 1, 2009
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New song from NORDJs

In the continuing tradition of bringing party into your home, NOR DJS from Chicago just released a new song. It is available for your downloading pleasure, free of charge.

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