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LCD Soundsystem Announce New 2017 U.S. Dates

posted by Oscar July 17, 2017

Coming off headlining Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 over the weekend, LCD Soundsystem have announced that they will be returning to Chicago for two nights at the Aragon Ballroom this coming November 6 and 7. The double date in Chicago is part of the set of five new U.S. dates to its 2017 world tour supporting its forthcoming AMERICAN DREAM album, out September 1 via Columbia Records/DFA.

The other three dates will see the group perform second nights at The Anthem In Washington, D.C. and the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, plus a show at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Check out the updated tour schedule below. Continue Reading

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Recap: Fat Tire Battle of The Bands

posted by Rosario Edwards July 10, 2017

Schuba’s hosted a magnificent Battle of the Bands, pitting 4 up and coming Chicago acts against each other for a chance to open up for legendary band, The Roots, all for a great cause. Proceeds for the event went to the alliance of the Great Lakes to help protect our wondrous Lakes.

White Mystery opened the show with their theatrical sibling rock and roll. Alex White commanded the crowd and Francis White made sure everyone got really weird.

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Klangstof and Local Natives Take Over The Concord

posted by Rosario Edwards June 30, 2017

With a crowd comprise mostly of people fresh off the beach from Local NativesMamby on the Beach set, the vibes were already very intimate and laid back.

While everyone was certainly excited to see Local Natives perform in a more intimate setting, the Norwegian band Klangstof stole the show.

Drawing comparison to Radiohead, they’re synth driven rock with emotional lyrics perfectly fit the atmosphere at the Concord Music Hall. Many of their songs began with a slow burning build up that erupted into powerful empathic and chaotic release. Standouts included album single “Hostage” as well as “Sleaze” from their current album aptly titled “Close Eyes To Exit“. The band closed their set after lead singer Koen Van de Wardt thanked everyone graciously for joining in their journey as they had traveled all the way from Norway to perform here in Chicago. It was an excellent set and definitely left us looking forward to hearing more from these guys! Continue Reading

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Liam Gallagher Announces Fall 2017 Solo Tour

posted by Oscar June 23, 2017

Liam Gallagher’s venture as a solo career continues to take shape, with the storied Britpop icon announcing today a run of November concerts in the US. Liam, who is already due to play festivals like Lollapalooza 2017 and Osheaga along with dates throughout East Asia, will be touring North America in support of his forthcoming new album As You Were. The 9-date tour in November will also feature a special guest that is still yet to be announced.

So far, our only example of what to expect from Liam’s solo effort is the debut single, “Wall Of Glass.”

Find all the dates in the poster above, and listed below. Continue Reading

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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.

Check out the new dates below. Continue Reading

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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.

Find the daily lineup in the poster above and listed below. Continue Reading

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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.

Find all the details below. Continue Reading

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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.

Check out the new tour dates 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.

More details on the NYC show below. See above to check out the music video. 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

Peep the full lineup below. Continue Reading