Waffle Fest 3 hosted by the Waffle Gang | Empty Bottle | Hip-Hop | Chicago Reader
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Waffle Fest 3 hosted by the Waffle Gang 

When: Sat., Dec. 21, 8 p.m. 2013
Price: $10
The Waffle Gang, led by Chicago vocalist Shawn “Awdazcate” Childress, encompasses an Internet radio show, a loose rap collective, and a club dedicated to eating breakfast at night. The third centers on waffles (obviously), and the first two are devoted to the underground hip-hop scene that’s been happening in Chicago since well before Chief Keef was born—a scene that has stayed fixedly focused, despite all the trends to blow through rap music in that time, on old-school undie values such as intellectual lyricism, boom-bap beats, and showcases with a million and a half performers on the bill. This one features short performances by at least 15 artists, including Childress (who recently self-released an album, Cognac Signature, that sounds like Chicago-style OutKast) and scene veteran Pugs Atomz, plus DJ sets by Mulatto Patriot, juke pioneer Gant-Man, and others. —Miles Raymer


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