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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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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]).

Check out the full One On One 2017 tour dates along with on-sale details. Continue Reading

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Hear ‘Exchange’ the Debut Project from Nico Segal’s New Band, The JuJu

posted by Oscar April 21, 2017

The Social Experiment’s Nico Segal (FKA Donnie Trumpet) has joined forces with Julian & Everett Reid and former Kids These Days bandmate Lane Beckstrom to form the new group The JuJu. As described on SoundCloud, “The JuJu is a musical partnership of childhood friends who came up through Chicago Public School music programs.”

The Jazz outfit created all the genre-bending music they’re offering on debut project Exchange, a 7-song album that features Nico’s SoX partner Nate Fox offering additional production while Jamila Woods lends her other-worldly vocals on “We Good.”

Check out the new album along with their live debut on Windy City Live below. 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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Photos: John Mayer at United Center on 4/11

posted by Alberto April 13, 2017

John Mayer’s The Search For Everything World Tour made a stop in Chicago this past Tuesday and it was one hell of a time. John not only gave us some performances for songs off of his forthcoming album, but he also took us all the way back to Room For Squares up to The Search For Everything and everything in between. This was my second time seeing John perform and the last time was before his surgery, so it was great to see him back to form pleasing thousands at the United Center.  Continue Reading

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See The Strokes Play Their “Biggest Show Ever” In Front of 90,000 People at Lollapalooza Argentina

posted by Oscar April 3, 2017

Over the weekend The Strokes helped close Lollapalooza Argentina, and they did so with a major highlight moment as their set was witnessed by the biggest audience of their careers. After playing the South American edition of the festival, bassist Nikolai Fraiture proclaimed The Strokes had played their “biggest show ever” thanks to a crowd that was 90,000 people strong!

Footage from the livestream has surfaced, and while we’re no crowd size estimators (at least not professionally), that crowd was indeed massive and those fans provided an atmosphere that can best fall under the description of, spectacular. They were bouncing as if they were following a finely choreographed routine, the fists waving, the soccer-stadium-ready chanting; it had it all. You know it’s lit when Julian Casablancas and the boy were compelled to do not 1, not 2, but 3 encores!

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Video: See Whitney Perform “Golden Days” on ‘WGN Morning News’

posted by Oscar April 3, 2017

Whitney hit up WGN Morning News over the weekend, where they performed a stripped-down version of their excellent track “Golden Days,” off last year’s Light Upon the Lake. The Chicago band were on the show promoting the forthcoming release of 12″ EP with covers of songs by Lion and by Dolly Parton.

Check out the performance above.

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Video: Migos Perform “Bad and Boujee” with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots with Office Supplies

posted by Oscar March 24, 2017

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has outdone itself with their latest performance of a hit song, using unusual objects/instruments. While previously employing classroom instruments as they played along with the likes of Adele, Metallica, and The Lonely Island, this time they made use of office supplies to play none other than the world-turning hit song by Migos, “Bad and Boujee.”

The Migos were joined by host Jimmy Fallon and house band The Roots, as they all donned their best Dwight Schrute-inspired fits consisting of short-sleeved button-ups and crappy ties. Scissors, tape, water bottles, coffee decanters, and even a guitar made out of a ruler, rubber bands, and an empty hand tissue box. Ain’t nothing boujee about this setup! See that performance above.

Migos were also the musical guests last night on the show, where they performed new single “T-Shirt” in fur coats. See that below. Continue Reading

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Video: Green Day Perform “Still Breathing” on ‘Colbert’

posted by Oscar March 22, 2017

Green Day have officially made their debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, making use of their appearance to bring to life a scorching performance of their hit single, “Still Breathing.”

As if it wasn’t enough to have the storied band hit the stage, they did so with a special introduction from God Himself, who labeled Green Day as his favorite band! Check out the raw performance above.

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Photos: Vevo House at SXSW

posted by Alberto March 21, 2017

Vevo hosted a SXSW party at SXSW this year with performances by Aminé, Sigrid, Young M.A., Jay Electronica and others. Special guests made some appearances throughout the 4-day party like Gary Clark Jr., while new Vevo products like Watch Party, were debuted to attendees.

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Video: Ice-T and T.I. Come Together to Perform “O.G. Original Gangster” and “Bring Em Out” Mash-up on ‘Kimmel’

posted by Oscar March 21, 2017

Ice-T and T.I. were the latest acts to participate in the “Mash-Up Mondays” series on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The duo hit the stage as Ice-T.I. and played a mash-up of Ice-T’s “O.G. Original Gangster” plus T.I.’s 2004 hit “Bring Em Out.”

Each rapper performs verses of their own track on top of the production of the other’s song, delivering some dope returns. The funkified take on “Bring Em Out” sounds particularly excellent as T.I. works the beat as if it were the song’s original instrumentation.