Concert preview: House music O.G. Bad Boy Bill still going strong after nearly three decades

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

A house music O.G. of Bad Boy Bill’s stature doesn’t come along every day. Chicago’s veteran party-rocker, producer and turntablist has been going strong for nearly three decades.

As a repeat finalist at the DMC nationals, his skills on the decks are unquestionable. As the first Chicago DJ to sell legal mixtapes, his status as a music biz pioneer is just as solid. And as an artist who has outlasted the rise and fall of so many movements, collaborators and competitors, his elasticity and durability deserve a hearty fist bump.

See if you can reach him for daps Friday when he and roeVy headline three stages of talent at The Bluestone — assuming he has a free hand what with that whole six-turntables-at-once thing.

The Bluestone

9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23

583 E. Broad St., Downtown