Concert Preview--Bad Boy Bill at Voodoo Lounge

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

There aren't many names within the global house community as recognizable as Bad Boy Bill's. As the long-time poster boy for Chicago house, Bill has been taking house music to higher and higher levels since the mid-'80s, when he used to open for the famed Hot Mix 5. While he cut his teeth playing grimy Southside parties and building on the foundation started by pioneers like Frankie Knuckles, his DJing prowess eventually spilled outside of the Chicago area, as raves and dance culture grew more popular in the early 1990s. As a multifaceted DJ, Bill was known back then for consistently rocking some of the hottest and most intense sets that many house audiences had ever experienced. Two decades later, that still hasn't changed. Although he's definitely a part of the second wave of Chicago house stalwarts, he also, as one of the most versatile DJs in the history of the genre, mixes electro and downtempo sets with the best of them. He's in town spinning a special set and promoting his newest release, Behind the Decks Live, an interactive CD/DVD combination that's getting solid reviews. If you want to judge it for yourself, catch him this weekend at Voodoo, where he'll be on the decks until the wee hours of the morning. --Jonathan Cunningham

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.