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Chicago Legend BiGBODYFiJi Announces New EP/Listening Party!

posted by Miguelini April 26, 2017

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It’s only been 3 months since MiLiTiA MUZiK VOL.1 came out but BIGBODYFIJI and the DECENTMILITIA plan to keep taking 2017 by storm. This Friday at JUGRNAUT there will be a listening party for Fiji’s latest project, the Messico EP, which is set to drop on May 5th. All Decent Militia family and friends need to come out to witness this historic moment but if you can’t make it for whatever reason, DSTNTNVISUALS will be having a live Instagram stream of the entire event! (Shoutout !)  You will have to come to JUGRNAUT Friday or tune into the live stream to find out why BiGBODYFiJi is the true king of the streets and maybe even discover the mystery behind his recent fascination with… Mexico? (A Cinco de Mayo release date, Messico Ep, what is going on???) Until then check out the tracklist below! All I can say is 2017 is already looking Decent as fuck.

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Recap: Pigeons & Planes’ No Ceilings Showcase ft. Kemba, Kaiydo, Michael Christmas, & Boogie

posted by Ellena Rodriguez April 26, 2017

On 4/25, the Pigeons & Planes show, No Ceilings made a pit stop in Chicago’s Bottom Lounge to showcase some dope artists.

To kickoff the night, the rap duo of Chris Crack and Vic Spencer took the stage. Now known as Chri$ Spencer, the two took the audience by surprise as they were not listed to perform. Nonetheless, they set the mood right as they performed a few of their own tracks along with a few songs off of their joint project titled Who The Fuck Is Chri$ Spencer?

Next one up was Kemba, formally known as YC The Cynic. The Bronx rapper stepped into the spotlight with his vintage mic and gave us a mellow and poetic start to his set. He performed his well-known Frank Drake-produced track titled “Already” among other joints that kept everyone vibin’ to thanks to his rhythmic bars. He closed his set with a more energetic track as he had everyone chanting the chorus “Do yo know who you fuckin’ with!?”

20 year old Orlando native Kaiydo followed and showcased himself as an upbeat, yet versatile artist. His set was nothing short of fun as the audience sang along to his catchy tracks like “Arcade” and, of course: “Fruitpunch.” The young rapper hasn’t been in the industry for long and shared with the audience that No Ceilings is actually his first tour. With that, I was very impressed with his performance as he showed he is one artist to look out for.

After Kaiydo came Michael Christmas to command the mic and he was nothing short of memorable. The Boston rapper gave so much love to Chicago as he took many moments to appreciate the city. He even gave a shoutout to Harold’s Chicken (aaayyy). With that being said, Mickey’s chemistry with the crowd was incredible and his presence had everyone smiling. He even went over his set limit yet no one was complaining. From “Michael Cera” to “Grab Her Hand,” Mickey was definitely a highlight of the night.

Last but not least, the highly-anticipated performer of the night, it was finally time for Boogie to close things out. He managed to keep the energy high as everyone sang and danced along to his tracks. From “Oh My” to “Nigg* Needs,” Boogie made a modestly-sized crowd feel like a crowd 3X the size that was actually there. He closed the night off right and made it a night to remember.

Check out our gallery for pictures from No Ceilings down below.

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Life Is Beautiful 2017 Lineup Announced, feat. Chance The Rapper, Gorillaz, Blink-182, Muse

posted by Oscar April 25, 2017

The annual Las Vegas music festival Life Is Beautiful has revealed its lineup for the 2017 today and it’s proving to be one of their best ever. This year’s collection is stacked on pretty much every genre, with some of the bigger names including Chance The Rapper, Muse, Gorillaz, Lorde, and Blink-182.

Some of the other dope names on the lineup include MGMT, Cage The Elephant, ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, HAIM, Pusha T, Vince Staples, Sean Paul, Two Door Cinema Club, De La Soul, and THEY.

The festival will take place downtown Las Vegas on September 22-24, and it will also include Cirque Du Soleil, Bill Nye, and a comedy showcase.

Tickets on sale 10AM PDT Thursday! lifeisbeautiful.com

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Paul McCartney Announces One On One 2017 U.S. Tour

posted by Oscar April 25, 2017

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The legendary Paul McCartney is coming back Stateside this year! McCartney has announced a new run of U.S. dates to his One On One Tour.

The former Beatle will kick things off July 5th at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena and continue to cities and metropolitan areas that had not seen a Paul McCartney concert in quite some time — or ever at all. Cities like Tampa, FL; Des Moines, IA; and Omaha, NE will welcome McCartney back for the first time since his 2005 US Tour. One On One will take Paul to three cities and venues he’s never played before: July 13th at the Infinity Energy Arena in Duluth, GA, July 15th at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, LA, and July 19th at the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita KS. The tour’s July run concludes on the 25th at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park in Tinley Park IL—Paul’s first appearance in the region since his now-legendary 2015 Lollapalooza headline performance (I was there and it was indeed legendary… my 2nd favorite concert ever [s/o The Strokes in 2003]).

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Kendrick Lamar Announces The DAMN. Tour feat. Travis Scott and D.R.A.M.

posted by Oscar April 24, 2017

Fresh off two headlining performances at Coachella 2017, Kendrick Lamar announced early this morning the dates for his new The DAMN. Tour. The trek through 17 cities in North America will feature Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. as the supporting acts.

The tour will kick off on July 12 in Phoenix and will continue to cities like Dallas, Philadeplphia, Brooklyn, Toronto, Chicago, and Vancouver. See all the dates below. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest Announces First Wave of Acts for the 2017 Lineup, feat. Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, and a Jawbreaker Reunion

posted by Oscar April 19, 2017

Happy Riot Fest lineup announcement day! OK, that doesn’t have a good ring to it, but WGAF when you finally get the first wave lineup announcement today… Nine Inch Nails (Friday), Queens Of The Stone Age (Saturday), and the exclusive reunion of pioneering punk band Jawbreaker will all headline Riot Fest 2017.

Riot Fest will take place September 15-17 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL. Three-Day Passes go on sale today (4/19) at Noon CDT. Get your tickets here!

Among the 70 artists unveiled today are dope acts like New Order, M.I..A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ set), Gogol Bordello, Vic mensa, TV On The Radio, Fidlar, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, The Orwells, and Andrew W.K. Other highlights include Paramore, A Day To Remember, Bad Brains, New Found Glory, Good Charlotte, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. See the full roster of artists in the poster above and listed below.

Over 25 more bands will be announced in the next wave in May, but on Thursday, April 20th the fest organizers will reveal which acts will be performing  Continue Reading

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NEW SHOW ALERT! Smokepurpp,Lil Pump,Sonny Digital,Isaiah G and more!

posted by Miguelini April 18, 2017

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Frank Minicino’s Victory Lane Entertainment has just announced a new Chicago show on May 27th! This is an impressive lineup of talent scheduled to take the Portage stage that evening, you can continue reading after the jump to get familiar with these dope artists. If you want to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets be sure to retweet the giveaway happening on Frank’s Twitter (@_Minicasino) right now! A handful of winners will be chosen at 8:00pm cst, don’t sleep!

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Gorillaz Announce Humanz Tour 2017; First North American Tour In 7 Years

posted by Oscar April 17, 2017

Gorillaz have confirmed today that the band will be hitting North America for their first tour of the continent in seven years! Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, the masterminds behind our favorite animated group, announced the dates where their iconic characters Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, Russel Hobbs and 2D will appear throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The Humanz Tour will kick off right in our backyard at Northerly Island here in Chicago on July 8 and will continue to cities like Toronto, Boston, Quebec City, New York, and Seattle before finishing up at III Points Festival in Miami, FL the weekend of October 13-15. General on-sale for tickets starts this Friday, April 21 at Gorillaz.com

Gorillaz will be joined onstage by any number of dope artists that are featured on the new album, which gives us all the possibility that the likes of Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis, among others can make an appearance on the forthcoming Humanz Tour.

See the full tour dates below. Continue Reading

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Summer Set Releases 2017 Lineup

posted by Alberto April 14, 2017

Summer Set unvieled the official lineup for their annual festival in Somerset and it is a pretty dope one. Zeds Dead, Zedd and GRiZ will headline the fest while Run The Jewels, Post Malone, Die Antwoord, Playboi Carti and many more fill out the rest of the lineup. Don’t tweak and pick up tickets for the fest going down August 11th through the 13th HERE.

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Event: 421 Bash w/ Bubba Sparxxx, Brandon James & guests @ Joe’s Bar on 4/21

posted by Ellena Rodriguez April 12, 2017

On Friday April 21st, Georgia’s own Bubba Sparxxx will be headlining at Joe’s Bar on Weed St. Sparxxx is coming to Chicago with a diverse group of artists including, POD favorite, Brandon James. James is a dope R&B Chicago based artist that has already performed at some notable Chicago venues including House of Blues, Reggie’s Rock Club, and has even opened for Earth Wind and Fire at the UIC pavilion.

Check out more details about the event down below.

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Video: Twin Peaks – “Wanted You”

posted by Oscar April 10, 2017

The Twin Peaks dudes have dropped a new music video for their song “Wanted You,” off 2016’s fantastic album, Down In Heaven. The Chicago group got Ezra Ewen to direct the visual, collecting a series of events and bringing them together as one to convey a particular mood that pairs well with the slow groove jam.

Singer and guitarist said about the video in a press release:

“We had a list of a few things when we started; snow, old car, candles, paint, coats, chess, animal masks… Most of it was things we had lying around. We improvised it and then we played with the editing, using reverse footage, to give it a cycle, so it ends where it begins.”

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Afropunk Brooklyn 2017 Lineup Announced feat. Thundercat, Gary Clark Jr., Kaytranada, + a St. Heron Stage

posted by Oscar April 6, 2017

The 2017 lineup for the Brooklyn installment of Afropunk has been announced. The roster for this year includes Soul II Soul, Sampha, Thundercat, Kaytranada, Dizzee Rascal, Gary Clark Jr., Macy Gray, SZA, Serpentwithfeet, Sango, The Cool Kids, and Kevin Abstract. Solange’s St. Heron and Kaytranada will also  Many more headliners will be announced soon, too.

The critically-acclaimed fest will take place August 26-27 at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene. See the lineup below. Continue Reading