The year 1999 was a big one for Illinois: Dennis Hastert was named Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, 19 inches of snow blanketed Chicago in one of the biggest storms in recent history, and the Galapagos4 label was born.
If you're not too familiar with that last event, well, as the kids say, you've been sleepin'. G4 has been responsible for a long list of seminal Chicago hip-hop releases over the years, from the likes of Typical Cats, Maker and Qwel. Founder Jeff Kuglich moved out to northern California a few years back (he's back now), but the label's Windy City presence and style remained strong, which is why its 10th anniversary party will be held here next month.
On June 6, G4 will host two blowout shows at Reggie's Rock Club (a 6 p.m. set for the all-ages crowd, plus a 10:30 p.m. 21+ show). The lineup, as you'd guess, is full of artists from G4's past and present.
Check out the full list after the jump, and whet your appetite with this recording of the Typical Cats performing their classic, "Thin Red Line," at Reggie's earlier this year (earmuffs, kids).
DJ White Lightning
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Those with tickets to the late show can get into the early show for $12 at the door (while tickets last).