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Future Announces 2017 ‘The Future Hndrxx Tour’

posted by Oscar June 21, 2017

Future has announced today his new The Future Hndrxx Tour, which will support this year’s double release of albums FUTURE and HNDRXX and will kick off next month after the July 8th appearance in Milwaukee for Summerfest. #TheFutureHndrxxTour will be hitting Portugal, Mozambique, and Tanzania before coming to North America to play in cities like Toronto, Tampa, Virginia Beach, before concluding in Atlanta. After that, Future will first be heading to New Zealand and Australia, and will follow that up with a trek through Europe.

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Riot Fest Announces Single-Day Lineups and Adds Danzig to Lineup

posted by Oscar June 21, 2017

The 2017 edition of Riot Fest is taking shape today with the announcement of the single-day lineups. Along with the breakdown of which day artists like A Day To Remember, Vic Mensa, At The Drive In, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., and New Order are performing, but the festival has also announced the return of Danzig to its lineup.Single-day and two-day tickets ON SALE FRIDAY at 10am CDT.

Tomorrow morning we will also be learning the final two full-album performances. Currently, we know that Dinosaur Jr. (You’re Living All Over Me)Bad Brains (40th anniversary set), Built to Spill (Keep It Like A Secret), The Lawrence Arms (Oh, Calcutta!), and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Let’s Face It) are among the acts that are playing full albums at this year’s Riot Fest.

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Foo Fighters Announce New Album, ‘Concrete and Gold’ & Announce Fall Tour + Cal Jam Fest

posted by Oscar June 20, 2017

Today’s a hell of a day for (us) fans of the Foo Fighters! One of the best Rock bands in the world, the Foos shared some big news today with the official announcement of their forthcoming album along the announcement of a new music festival.

The ninth album from Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins & the rest of the group, is titled Concrete and Gold and it will be released on September 15 worldwide Roswell Records / RCA Records and available for preorder now. Speaking on the on the mission statement for this project, leader Dave Grohl said:

“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that.”

More details on that below…

In support of Concrete and Gold, Foo Fighters gave some major announcements on how/when to see them live! Not only are they going on a Fall tour that will hit some smaller cities across the U.S. including Knoxville, TN; Madison, WI; Champaign, IL; and Spokane, WA… But they’re also putting on a music festival that precedes the tour, called Cal Jam! The 12-hour fest is taking place October 7 at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA and will feature the best bands the genre has to offer, including Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Babes In Toyland, Japandroids, Bob Mould, plus more.

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LCD Soundsystem Announce New Album ‘American Dream’ & 2017 World Tour

posted by Oscar June 19, 2017

LCD Soundsystem are coming back in full force this year, confirmed today with their announcement of a new album titled American Dream and an accompanying world tour. The album includes 10 songs and it will be released September 1 via Columbia Records/DFA (tracklist below).

The group have also announced the dates their 2017 world tour, bookended by residencies at Brooklyn Steel: a seven-performance run spanning June 16-24 currently underway and a ten-show homecoming taking place over December 11-23. In the time between those LCD Soundsystem will circle the globe, performing in arenas, theaters and festivals worldwide—including previously announced headline appearances at Pitchfork, Forecastle, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, among others.

Tickets for the newly announced headline dates are on sale to the public as of Friday, June 23, 2017. Check for further information.

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The Weeknd Announces Phase Two of ‘Starboy: Legend Of The Fall World Tour’

posted by Alberto June 13, 2017

The Weeknd will be hitting the road once again this fall for phase two of his Starboy: Legend of The Fall World Tour. This time around, French Monata, Gucci Mane and Nav will be joining him on tour. Check to see if the Toronto native will be making a return to a city near you in September by seeing the full list of dates below. Tickets can be purchased HERE. In related Weeknd news, you can read his cover story in Forbes magazine’s latest issue HERE.

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A.CHAL Announces 10-City ‘ON GAZ Tour’

posted by Alberto June 13, 2017

A.CHAL has just announced his first ever headlining tour that will kick off on August 23rd in Santa Ana in support of his recent project, ON GAZ. You can hit the jump for the full list of ticket links of the 10 city tour. We will definitely be in attendance at the Chicago show at Reggie’s.

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Slowdive Announce New 2017 U.S. Tour Dates

posted by Oscar June 13, 2017

Following the release last month of their critically-acclaimed, self-titled comeback album (*after 22 years!), Slowdive have shared the new dates for another trek through North America. The band will follow-up shows in Europe and Asia with a return to our continent for a run of shows that will commence in the Fall.

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A-Trak Announces 1st Annual DJ & Beat Battle: the Goldie Awards; Diplo, Just Blaze will Judge

posted by Oscar June 6, 2017

Fool’s Gold Records founder A-Trak has announced the first annual Goldie Awards, a new DJ & beat-making competition that celebrates the best there is in the art form. The battle comes thanks to a partnership between Fool’s Gold, TMWRK, THUMP and Noisey.

With the Goldie Awards, A-Trak introduces a modern take on the competitions that gave him his start. He himself has won a record-breaking five World DJ Championships, so it makes sense for him to want to champion others in the game.

In a press release about the competition, A-Trak said: “Nowadays DJs and producers are bigger than ever. But there’s no championship that celebrates how important and relevant they’ve become. That’s why I created Goldie Awards: a DJ and beat battle adapted to what these art forms represent today.

Starting today, applicants can submit videos online, on Instagram and YouTube with the hashtag #GOLDIEAWARDS to be considered for either the Beat Battle or DJ Battle. After these social media-driven preliminaries, six DJs and six producers will be chosen for the final showdown. The twelve contestants will get their chance to be discovered at the first ever Goldie Awards show on September 7th at Brooklyn Steel in NYC, hosted by Dave East. They will be judged on technical skill and creativity by a panel of modern DJ legends Diplo, Mannie Fresh, Mija, Just Blaze, Craze, Destructo and The Whooligan.

Open to the public, Goldie Awards will be a first-of-its-kind party to see some of the best names in electronic music discuss their craft and showcase new talent. If you’re looking to flex your skills you can apply now at GOLDIEAWARDS.COM. Tickets will be available starting this Friday, June 9th; link below. Continue Reading

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Mac DeMarco Shares Video for “One Another” and Announces Radio City Music Hall Show

posted by Oscar June 5, 2017

Mac DeMarco has been keeping busy since releasing This Old Dog, his third full-length album including a sold-out tour through North America and appearances at festivals like Primavera Sound in Barcelona and NYC’s Governors Ball.

Today, Mac has shared the news that his first New York headline show in support of the latest record will take place this coming September 22nd at the iconic Radio City Music Hall, but before that he will be making his first network television debut will be this Friday, June 9th on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!

The good news doesn’t stop there, as the British Columbian has also released a new music video for his song “One Another.” In this visual we find old dog DeMarco “rock one more time” with an unlikely new pal: Death.

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Playboi Carti Announces Headlining Summer Tour

posted by Alberto June 2, 2017

Playboi Carti stole the show at Soundset this year and I thought if he comes to Chicago later this year, I can’t miss that show. My wish was granted as Young Carti just announced a headlining summer tour and is making a pit stop at the legendary House of Blues in Chicago. See the full list of dates below.  Continue Reading

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Arcade Fire Release New Song “Everything Now”; Announce Album and the ‘Infinite Sound Tour’

posted by Oscar June 1, 2017

A day after people started sharing videos of themselves playing a new Arcade Fire song that was being sold at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival, and after having performed the song live for the first time at a surprise show in Barcelona, Arcade Fire has now released “Everything Now,” the title track from the band’s fifth album due out July 28th.

The song was released paired with its video; you can check that out above. Below you’ll find details on the new album and the dates of their Infinite Content Tour. Continue Reading

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Second Wave of Riot Fest Lineup Announcements Adds 20+ Bands, Including At The Drive In

posted by Oscar June 1, 2017

Riot Fest 2017 got a big update with their second round of lineup announcements, which added more than 20 bands including At The Drive In and Best Coast.

This year’s lineup was already making Riot Fest a contender of music festival of the year when the first announcement revealed headliners like Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, and the reunited Jawbreaker, plus others like M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Vic Mensa, TV On The Radio, and Action Bronson.

Today’s announcement included the additions of Cap’n Jazz, Cockney Rejects, The Casualties, Black Pistol Fire, Mad Caddies, Radar State, RVIVR, Versus, Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale, Warm Brew, Culture Abuse, Potty Mouth, Skating Polly, Upset, Gin Rummy, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and Kembra Pfahler. We also learned today the artists that will be performing iconic albums, including Dinosaur Jr. (You’re Living All Over Me)Bad Brains (40th anniversary set), Built to Spill (Keep It Like A Secret), The Lawrence Arms (Oh, Calcutta!), and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Let’s Face It).

Riot Fest 2017 will take place September 15th – 17th at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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