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Twin Peaks Release Final Two Songs from Sweet ’17 Singles Series, Announce Compilation LP

posted by Oscar December 6, 2017

2017 was an unconventional year in new music for POD favorites Twin Peaks, who slowly but steadily shared an album’s worth of material, two songs at a time starting with “Tossing Tears” back in June. Today the group has shared the final two tracks that will complete their Sweet ’17 Singles series compilation album.

The album brings together 12 songs in total, with the last singles released today being “In The Meadow” and “We Will Not Make It (Not Without You).” While the 7-inches were only available to the 300 people who bought the subscription, all 12 songs will be compiled and released as a limited edition 12″ on February 9th via Grand Jury.

Listen to SWEET ’17 SINGLES below. Continue Reading

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Miguel Announces ‘The War & Leisure Tour’

posted by Alberto November 30, 2017

Miguel has just announced a brand new tour in support of his forthcoming album, War & Leisure, that will be dropping tonight at midnight (12/1). Miguel will be performing at lots of theaters across the country, so you’ll definitely have a chance to see him perform in a city near you starting in February. Check out the full list of dates below. Tickets can be picked up HERE.

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 Announces Holiday Sale Beginning Today

posted by Oscar November 27, 2017

For the thirteenth year, the Pitchfork Music Festival will return to Chicago’s Union Park next summer. The 2018 festival will take place from Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22.

Today, November 27th, marks the first day of their special holiday sale, in which a limited amount of 3-day early bird passes will be available to purchase for a discounted price of $150. Once they sell-out, three-day passes will be on sale for the regular price of $175. Additionally, as part of the holiday sale, single-day tickets will be available for $65, and +PLUS tickets will be available for $350. All pricing will increase after the holidays.

The lineup is yet to be revealed but with appearances from A Tribe Called Quest, Chance The Rapper, and FKA Twigs, you can expect that 2018 will feature a bomb collection of artists as well!

+PLUS tickets provide an elevated festival experience. +PLUS tickets include:

  • Access to premium food vendors and specialty cocktails
  • Air-conditioned bathrooms
  • Access to private specialty bars (21+ only)
  • Admittance to shaded seating areas
  • Use of cell-phone charging stations and wifi
  • Expedited entry to the festival
  • “Come and Go” re-entry privileges

PURCHASES TICKETS HERE: https://buff.ly/2BjPYAV

Revisit coverage of the 2017 edition of the festival, including our favorite performances as well as our photo galleries (Day 1; Day 2)

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SXSW Music Festival 2018 Announces Next Round of Artists feat. Andrew W.K., Knox Fortune, Rapsody

posted by Oscar November 7, 2017

The South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) has announced the latest round of artists that will be performing at the 2018 event. Each year the SXSW Music Fest hosts a select mix of new, up-and-coming, international, and legendary artists from multiple genres. The 32nd annual festival will take place on stages around central Austin from Monday, March 12 – Sunday, March 18, 2018.

With today’s announcement, some of the highlights from this round of artists include Andrew W.K. (New York, NY), Boy Harsher (Northhampton, MA), Holy Motors (Tallinn, Estonia), Joe Crepúsculo (Barcelona, Spain), Knox Fortune (Chicago, IL), Lido Pimienta (Toronto, Canada), Molly Burch (Austin, TX), Mothers (Athens, GA), Otzeki (London, England), Quiet Slang (Philadelphia, PA), Rapsody (Snow Hill, NC), Tedy Andreas (Houston, TX), and Wallows (Los Angeles, CA).

See below for the list of the next round SXSW 2018 performing artists. Continue Reading

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U2 feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Get Out of Your Own Way”

posted by Oscar November 1, 2017

After appearing on the Compton rapper’s “XXX” off his 2017 album DAMN., U2 has recruited Kendrick Lamar for their latest song “Get Out of Your Own Way.” The song is the latest release from U2’s 14th studio album, Songs of Experience, due our December 1st, 2017 via Interscope Records in the U.S. and on Universal Canada on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms.

Not only are they offering us a new tune, but accompanying that new track is the band’s announcement eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour of North America slated for 2018. The tour will kick off on May 2 in Tulsa, OK, and will proceed to cities like Chicago, Nashville, Montreal, and Philadelphia.

To get fans hyped up for what’s to come, the band have also detailed their new album. Bono and crew have revealed the tracklist for their new album along with its album cover art. See all that after the tour dates listed below. Continue Reading

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Dan Auerbach Announces 2018 Solo Tour

posted by Oscar October 30, 2017

Dan Auerbach will be going out on tour next year through North America. The Easy Eye Sound Revue Tour, named after his label, will come after Auerbach’s release of his second solo studio album Waiting On A Song earlier this year.

The lead singer of the bands The Black Keys and The Arcs, Auerbach will be hitting the road with Shannon & the Clams and Robert Finley.

Check out the 2018 tour dates below. Continue Reading

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Photos: MetroPCS Presents Sounds Of Chicago feat. Big Sean, Powered by Pandora

posted by Alberto October 20, 2017

MetroPCS and Pandora teamed up and put together an amazing event in Chicago a few days ago. The night was filled with good vibes including complimentary drinks and food, along with free tote bags, power banks and more. To close out the night at Park West, Big Sean performed a good number of his hits that had the crowd rocking the entire time. Below you can see more photos from the event provided by Timothy Hiatt (Getty Images for Pandora).

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Queens Of The Stone Age Announce 2018 Villains North American Tour Dates

posted by Oscar October 18, 2017

Photo: Andreas Neumann

After rocking people’s faces off at Riot Fest and Denver’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Queens Of The Stone Age have today confirmed the dates for the 2018 leg of their Villains Tour through North America.

Following sold out dates in Indianapolis, Boston, Portland, and a headline show at NYC’s historic Madison Square Garden this month, QOTSA will hit cities across the West coast with stops in Canadian cities Victoria and Vancouver, then proceeding to Portland and Eugene in Oregon before a run of shows across California.

Tickets for the new dates will go on sale starting October 27. See more details below. Continue Reading

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BØRNS Announces 2018 North American Headline Tour

posted by Oscar October 9, 2017

BØRNS has announced his upcoming headline North American tour for 2018. The Indie-pop artist will be following-up his run of 2017 (sold-out!) club shows, which kicks off here in Chicago at Sub-T on October 15 and ends in San Francisco next month, with a 21-date tour.

The 2018 headline tour will see BØRNS start off in Oakland on January and continue to cities like Vancouver, Milwaukee, Houston, and Cleveland before finishing up on February 17 in Philadelphia.

For this tour, BØRNS has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to support Grid Alternatives and their work bringing accessible renewable energy technology and job training to underserved communities (www.gridalternatives.org).

Check out the tour dates below. Continue Reading

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Sam Smith Shares New Song “Pray” and Announces ‘The Thrill Of It All 2018 Tour’

posted by Oscar October 6, 2017

Sam Smith has detailed his forthcoming sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, which will be released worldwide on November 3rd via Capitol Records, and has taken opportunity of the announcement to also share new song “Pray.”

The song’s title sets the theme right off the bat for the elements you’ll hear in the track’s production and lyrics, incorporating elegant strings and a lively choir for backing vocals to a Gospel-tinged sound that is a proper accompaniment to Smith’s singing about reading the bible and being his counterpart’s disciple while admitting he’s more sinner than saint. Smith’s seemingly got another hit on his hands here.

Smith has also announced the North American dates for The Thrill Of It All tour. The trek through arenas will kick off on June 18, 2018 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and moving on to shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (June 27), New York City’s Madison Square Garden (June 29) and before concluding back in Canada at Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome on September 13. See below for more tour details.

Hear “Pray” below. Continue Reading

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Lorde Adds Run The Jewels and Mitski to her 2018 ‘Melodrama Tour’

posted by Oscar October 4, 2017

Lorde has revealed the artists that will be kick things off and rile up crowds as part of the New Zealand singer’s forthcoming Melodrama Tour. The supporting acts include Run The Jewels, Mitski, and Tove Styrke, and they have also teased that “special guests” will also participate.

The North American tour will start on March 1 in Milwaukee and will conclude April 15 in Nashville. Along with announcing the show openers, Lorde has announced the addition of a Seattle show for March 9th.

Take a look at the dates below. Continue Reading