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Video: Foo Fighters Gave Live Debut To New Song “Lah Di Da”

posted by Oscar June 17, 2017

Foo Fighters are back to performing this year and during their recent appearance the Secret Solstice festival in Reykjavik, Iceland, the band delivered a little something more than what fans could’ve asked for. Dave Grohl and company surprised the crowd by playing a new track called “Lah Di Da,” which follows-up their previous offering, “Run.” From the look of things, the Foos are preparing one might fine and rocking new album!

Check out the live debut above.

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See Lil Yachty Rap About ‘The Simpsons’ Characters with Jimmy Fallon + The Roots

posted by Oscar June 16, 2017

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of Lil Yachty’s (I won’t hate on dude; he’s doing work), but my opinion on the rising star might be changing if he keeps making moves like this! So “Lil Boat” did a lil video for The Tonight Show in which he rapped about 59 characters from The Simpsons, my favorite show ever, and it’s all pretty damn good.

Yachty was on the mic rocking all yellow with a jewelry piece inspired by the show, with the help from members of The Roots playing a minimalistic take on the theme song and host Jimmy Fallon helping guide things with some cue cards. There are some pretty dope bars here that true fans of the show would appreciate like “Hans Moleman was saying Boo Urns” and “I’ma school you like Chalmers and Skinner/Serving up steamed hams for dinner/I’m on fire, world that’s a fallacy/It’s really aurora borealis-y.”

Check it out above.

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POD Photos: Jessie Reyez at Schubas 6/14

posted by Alberto June 15, 2017


Jessie Reyez made her tour stop at Chicago’s legendary venue Schubas last night and it sure was a memorable night. The Toronto native got to celebrate her birthday with the sold-out crowd that was very anxious to see her hit the stage. The entire venue erupted once Jessie walked on stage and opened up her set with “Shutter Island.” Jessie continued to run through her entire Kiddo EP and even threw in a few covers of Chance The Rapper, Jay Z and ScHoolboy Q songs.

Jessie came out for an encore to perform her song “Blue Ribbon” and the energy was at its highest point for the night. Be sure to catch her on tour in a city near you. Check out a few photos I captured at the show below.  Continue Reading

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The Weeknd Announces Phase Two of ‘Starboy: Legend Of The Fall World Tour’

posted by Alberto June 13, 2017

The Weeknd will be hitting the road once again this fall for phase two of his Starboy: Legend of The Fall World Tour. This time around, French Monata, Gucci Mane and Nav will be joining him on tour. Check to see if the Toronto native will be making a return to a city near you in September by seeing the full list of dates below. Tickets can be purchased HERE. In related Weeknd news, you can read his cover story in Forbes magazine’s latest issue HERE.

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A.CHAL Announces 10-City ‘ON GAZ Tour’

posted by Alberto June 13, 2017

A.CHAL has just announced his first ever headlining tour that will kick off on August 23rd in Santa Ana in support of his recent project, ON GAZ. You can hit the jump for the full list of ticket links of the 10 city tour. We will definitely be in attendance at the Chicago show at Reggie’s.

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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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Video: Chance The Rapper Covered “Hey Ya” and “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” at Bonnaroo

posted by Oscar June 11, 2017

Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival [Source: Facebook – @Bonnaroo]

Chance The Rapper made a strong case for “artist of the year” this weekend while performing at Bonnaroo. The Chicago man participated in the Superjam where artists come together to cover songs, and for his time on that stage he decided to renditions of OutKast’s infectious “Hey Ya!” and iconic the Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg collab “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang.”

You can check clips of what went down in those performances below. Continue Reading

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Video: Death Cab For Cutie Honor Chris Cornell With “Fell On Black Days” Cover in Seattle

posted by Oscar June 10, 2017

The Chris Cornell tributes keep coming, as the music world continues to mourn the loss of one of the most striking voices in Rock music. During their show in Seattle, WA, Death Cab For Cutie paid their respects by covering the Soundgarden classic, “Fell On Black Days.”

Check out the heartwarming performance above.

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Video: See Mac DeMarco Perform “One More Love Song” on ‘Fallon’

posted by Oscar June 10, 2017

Mac DeMarco is officially a big-time player now, seeing how the charming dude made his network television debut yesterday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. DeMarco hit the stage to perform “One More Love Song,” off his 2017 album This Old Dog. 

Mac appeared on the show sporting a super rad custom tee featuring John Cena, who was also a guest last night, in a chokehold…. And they actually got to meet. Check out the pic of them together below. Continue Reading

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POD Giveaway: Win Two 2-Day Passes to Mamby On The Beach 2017

posted by Alberto June 7, 2017

React’s Mamby On The Beach festival is coming back to Oakwood Beach later this month and we are happy to announce that we are giving away a pair of passes to the two day festival. There are lots of POD faves on the lineup this year including Saba, Raury, Thundercat, BJ The Chicago Kid, Marian Hill, Sir The Baptist, Ravyn Lenae and more, so this is a can’t miss event. For more info on how to win passes, check out the simple contest instructions below. Tickets for the fest are also still available HERE.

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Once you follow both accounts, send editor@pursuitofdopeness.com an email letting us know which one act on the lineup you are looking forward to seeing perform live for the first time.

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Playboi Carti Announces Headlining Summer Tour

posted by Alberto June 2, 2017

Playboi Carti stole the show at Soundset this year and I thought if he comes to Chicago later this year, I can’t miss that show. My wish was granted as Young Carti just announced a headlining summer tour and is making a pit stop at the legendary House of Blues in Chicago. See the full list of dates below.  Continue Reading