PIVOT Gang Artist dinnerwithjohn Killed in Downtown Stabbing
A 24-year-old member of Chicago's rap group Pivot Gang was stabbed to death on Wednesday in the Fulton River District.
Officers found Walter Long Jr., 24, unresponsive at around 3 p.m., and pronounced him dead at the scene. A fistfight broke out before the stabbing, according to ABC7. Police took someone into custody but have not announced any charges.
Long, known as John Walt and dinnerwithjohn, was in Pivot Gang with MFn Melo and his cousins Saba and Joseph Chilliams. He was getting ready to release his long-awaited Dinner with John project later this year.
"Always quick to put a smile on, or to offer up words of kindness, he was a beloved and respected part of the Chicago music community that will be dearly missed," said Phlash Gordon of Fake Shore Drive.
In July, John Walt released the single "Sundress Season." He will be greatly missed, our hearts go out to the entire PIVOT Family at this point in time. More to come soon.
It’s back! Teaming up with our friends @redbullmusic to announce Red Bull Music Festival Chicago. Two weeks, 7 shows, 35+ artists. Don’t miss it. #REDBULLFESTCHI
VICTOR INTERNET Announces New Project 'Victor's Debut', First Headlining Tour, and Tropicália Set
With an appearance at Austin City Limits and massive North American Tours with Cuco and Sleater-Kinney. Kaina is CRUSHING IT.
6DNetworktainment presents the second annual WindyFest takes place this Sunday, September 1st at The Lab on Lake (3450 W. Lake Street). The community-focused festival aims to “strengthen and celebrate community pride by encompassing all things local, from the artwork showcased, to the music performed and vendor booths led by businesses and educational entities.”
Another tastefully curated bill (courtesy of 1833, React Presents and CAA) will bring in two renowned female artists to perform at Metro this Friday, August 23rd. In lieu of 2019’s cancelled Mamby on The Beach (what would have been her first appearance at a Chicago music festival), London artist Nao headlines the Wrigleyville Venue and recruits one of Chicago’s own as a special guest: Jean Deuax.
Louis The Child drops a limited collaboration with designer King Rello to celebrate the duo’s love for Chicago and their set at Lollapalooza 2019.
Over 20+ $3.00 beers with a heavy pour of local music talent — we’re in!
Iris Temple, Tatiana Hazel and Kali Uchis performing at Lollapalooza’s 13th Annual Nelarusky aftershow, Benefiting Special Olympics Illinois.
After announcing new dates and a new location, Mamby On The Beach releases one of our favorite Chicago festival lineups of 2019. See you on the beach!