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Video: Tyler, the Creator Performs ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

posted by Oscar December 11, 2017

Tyler, the Creator is the latest artist to visit NPR’s offices to perform a Tiny Desk Concert. Tyler’s participation in the concert series saw him play Flower Boy cuts “Boredom,” “See You Again,” and “Glitter.”

The man behind Golf Wang was backed by a quintet as they put on the first nighttime performance of the series, which allowed Tyler and his team to bring the house lights down and display their own setup for how they wanted the stage to be illuminated.

Check it out above.

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Brill Drops New Single “Don’t Tweak” in Advance of First Headlining Show on 12/15

posted by Luis Hernandez December 11, 2017

Brill is back with new music 6 months after his well received debut project, TIMING IS EVERYTHING. Keeping the momentum going he enlists The 25th Hour for production on the new single, “Don’t Tweak.” Brill reminisces about a  girl that is playing him, so he sings the popular Chicago slang to get this point across to her. Along with this, he is HEADLINING his first show in Chicago! Watch him sing and entertain a crowd this Friday, December 15th as he’ll take the stage with his band at Subterranean (2011 W. North Ave.) for “SAVEMONEY FOR R&B LIVE.” 

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Video: See SZA Perform “The Weekend” and “Love Galore” on ‘SNL’

posted by Oscar December 10, 2017

SZA has made her Saturday Night Live debut as the musical guest with last night’s broadcast of the James Franco-hosted episode. The TDE singer appeared on SNL to deliver electric performances of her stand-out CTRL songs “The Weekend” and “Love Galore.”

SZA was backed by a gospel choir and a live band that, if my eyes serve me right, featured SoX member Stix and Carter Lang. This scintillating appearance was the icing on the cake for a year that really saw SZA blossom into a true star. Continue Reading

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Start a “RIOT!” with Angry Blackmen’s new single

posted by Alejandro Hernandez December 8, 2017

2017 has been a wild year, and Chicago rap duo Angry Blackmen dropped their latest single releasing some of their frustrations about it, claiming it to be “The Blackest song of all-time.”

The duo’s previous tracks have a more upbeat and positive sound that contradicts their name, but “RIOT!” is their first single that strays away from that sound in favor of something more, well, angry. With an aggressive bass and sinister synths on the production, the hook asks the listener if they’re “Down to start a riot? Are you down to start a war?/ We some Angry Blackmen and we kicking down the door.”

They deliver their lyrics in a flurry of punches with such ferocity, the listener is sure to feel pumped enough to incite a full staged riot (or at the very least finish their last set of reps at the gym). Either way, Angry Blackmen finished the year on a strong note, and are set to be an act to look out for in the Chicago scene come 2018. Make sure to listen to the track below and include it in your daily motivational/hype playlist.

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Video: King Krule Performs an NPR ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

posted by Oscar December 6, 2017

King Krule is the latest act to appear on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. The British singer hit the small “stage” with a 5-piece backing band.

Collectively they rolled through tracks from his 2017 album, The Ooz. The setlist was composed of “Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver),” “Lonely Blue,” “Logos,” and “Sublunary.” See King Krule’s “tiny desk concert” above.

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Video: Miguel Performs “Sky Walker” with Travis Scott on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

posted by Oscar December 6, 2017

Last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which was featured special guest host Tracee Ellis Ross, saw a performance from Miguel as the musical guest. Promoting his new album War & Leisure, Miguel hit the stage to perform the track “Sky Walker” with Travis Scott.

Don’t miss Miguel on his tour kicking off next year.

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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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A$AP Rocky Releases “Ginger Bread Mob” Cookie Kit

posted by Oscar December 5, 2017

A$AP Rocky is for the kids! The rapper has teamed with It’Sugar to release his “Ginger Bread Mob Cookie Kit.”

The cookie kit will help you make your very own crew of A$AP homies, proving it is indeed “the season to get baked with your homies!” All proceeds will be donated to the ASAP Foundation, which was founded in memory of the late A$AP Yams to drive drug abuse awareness and prevention.

Get your “Ginger Bread Mob Cookie Kit” here.