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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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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 (

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

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Event: Knox Fortune’s 1st Show, feat. Peter Cottontale and Lido at Lincoln Hall

posted by Oscar October 3, 2017

Knox Fortune’s putting on his first show! Following the release of his stellar debut album Paradise, Fortune has rounded up his boys Lido and Peter Cottontale to perform at Lincoln Hall on November 13th. Oh yeah, and the Chicago DJ is teasing that the night will also feature special guests, so there’s your added incentive in case you were still needing some convincing.

Get your tickets here; $10 in advance and $15 at the venue. The show starts at 7pm; see you there!

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Thom Yorke Adds Two U.S. Dates; ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ Will be Re-issued

posted by Oscar October 2, 2017

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has announced two US headline shows in a live mix with Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri.

Yorke will be playing material from across his solo catalogue and the two dates will precede his previously announced appearance at Day for Night Festival in Houston, Texas.

The dates are:

  • December 12th – The Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA
  • December 14th – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
  • December 17th – Day For Night Festival – Houston, TX

Go here for ticket details. The tickets will go on general sale on Friday, October 6th at 10am PST.

Thom’s 2014 album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes will be re-issued on XL Recordings and will be available in record stores on CD & Vinyl and via streaming services on December 8th.

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Event: The Growlers at The Vic Theatre (10/6)

posted by Oscar September 29, 2017

The Growlers are coming back fo Chicago! This coming October 6, Brooks Nielsen and co. will be performing at The Vic Theatre. 

The band is about a year removed from their latest album, City Club, which saw them broaden their sound for their first release under Julian Casablancas’ label, Cult Records. The record saw the Cali group step away a bit from their signature Beach Goth stylings to venture out to explore and adopt elements from other genres; the move may have initially stirred some mixed feelings among some fans, but once you got past the impact shock of hearing them do things differently, it was easy to see (and appreciate) what they were trying to accomplish. Revisit our review of City Club to see why I picked it as one of my favorite albums of 2016. 

Get your tickets to their 10/6 concert here:

The group will also be holding their new festival at the end of the month. The Growlers Six will have its inaugural shows on October 28 & 29 at the LA Waterfront and will feature performances from the Growlers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, Danny Brown, Dan Auerbach, and Juvenile. Check out the lineup and other details below. 

Recap: The Growlers at Thalia Hall

The Growlers Announce New Music Festival Plus Lineup feat. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, Danny Brown

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101WKQX Announces The Nights We Stole Christmas Lineup feat. Queens Of The Stone Age, Rise Against, Run The Jewels

posted by Oscar September 25, 2017

Yooooo, shout outs to 101WKQX! Summer festival season may be over, but thanks to Chicago’s dope Alternative station, we have some great shows to look forward to at the end of the year!

101WKQX have announced the lineup for their annual concert series, The Nights We Stole Christmas and it has Chicago’s own Rise Against plus Foster the People and Queens Of The Stone Age all headlining!

Taking place at the Aragon Ballroom the weekend of November 30th, night 1 will see Rise Against with Papa Roach and Night Riots closing things off; night 2 has Sir Sly and Cold War Kids opening for Foster The People; and finally on night 3 (my personal favorite lineup) will have Biffy Clyro + Run The Jewels + Queens Of The Stone Age. I want to go to there…

More details below. Continue Reading

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Morrissey Announces 2017 US Tour

posted by Oscar September 22, 2017

Morrissey is hitting the road! The British singer will be putting on shows in support of his forthcoming new album Low in High School. The tour will kick off on October 31 at Portland’s Schnitzer Concert Hall and will continue until December 7 where it will finish off at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston.

Though he’s known notoriously for cancelling shows and abandoning performances, he’s touring regardless. So even though he’s got this infamous rep, if you’re into his music, it could very well be worth a shot to get tickets to a concert near you.

Check out the tour dates below. Continue Reading

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Jay-Z Adds Vic Mensa to his ‘4:44 Tour”

posted by Oscar September 20, 2017

Big news from Roc Nation today! Jay-Z is going out on tour in support of his 2017 album 4:44, and it was announced today that the iconic artist has recruited Roc Boy Vic Mensa to provide support on the tour.

The ambitious tour will take off on October 27 in Anaheim and will continue throughout North America (including a December 5 show in Mensa’ hometown of Chicago) before finishing off back in Cali on December 21 in Los Angeles.

According to Bandsintown, it looks like Vic will be on board for the entire tour! Check out the dates below. Continue Reading