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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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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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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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POD Photos: Khalid at Aragon Ballroom (#30DaysInChicago)

posted by Alberto November 30, 2017

On the heels of being nominated for 5 Grammys, including the coveted Best New Artist award, Khalid stepped out in front of a sold-out crowd at Aragon Ballroom last night to celebrate the occasion. The concert was a part of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in Chicago, a month-long concert series, that comes to a close today. We were on hand for a handful of shows this past month and every show was a great time. Last nights show featuring Marteen Estevez, Amber Mark and Khalid was no exception. Check out some of jpegkai’s photos from the night below. Continue Reading

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Watch Vic Mensa Perform “We Could Be Free” on The Late Show

posted by Alberto November 21, 2017

Vic Mensa made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night and put on a hell of a performance while also sending out a message to all those affected in the world recently. Chicago surely has a lot to be proud about when it comes to Vic. Check out his performance of “We Could Be Free” off of The Autobiography above.

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Video: St. Vincent Performs “Los Angeless” on ‘Ellen’

posted by Oscar November 12, 2017

The extraordinary St. Vincent was the musical guest on Ellen today, on which she appeared to perform her Masseduction song “Los Angeless.”

Surrounded by masked dancers in monochromatic outfits, Annie Clark hit the stage to deliver a lively rendition of her song about the inescapable, consuming allure of the West Coast city. Check it out above.

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Video: Kid Cudi Brings Out Kanye West at Chicago Show

posted by Oscar November 5, 2017

Kid Cudi was in town last night and while performing at the Aragon Ballroom, Cudder surprised the crowd by bringing out Chicago’s own Kanye West. The long-time collaborators performed Kanye’s The Life Of Pablo track “Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1.”

This Yeezy’s return to the stage after almost year, since finishing his Saint Pablo Tour. For those who weren’t witnesses to this dope moment, luckily there were fans out there that uploaded some footage. Check that above.

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Video: Vic Mensa Covers Radiohead’s “Karma Police” for BBC Radio 1’s Piano Sessions

posted by Oscar November 1, 2017

BBC Radio 1’s Piano Sessions has been delivering some dope results lately with some interesting renditions of the artists’ own tracks and their chosen covers. The latest artist to do something dope with that is Chicago’s own Vic Mensa, who appeared on the show to perform a couple tracks.

Vic covered Radiohead’s classic “Karma Police,” as well as his own track “We Could Be Free.” See the dope cover above and his The Autobiography song below. Continue Reading

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Video: Metallica and Fans Sing Along to “Don’t Look Back In Anger” in Manchester, UK

posted by Oscar October 29, 2017

Metallica is currently on tour in the old country and at their stop in Manchester they gave the crowd a memorable moment by way of an Oasis cover. The Thrash Metal icons led the crowd in an arena-wide singalong of the Britpop band’s “Don’t Look Back In Anger,” which has been adopted as a rallying anthem for the northern English city following a bombing there at an Ariana Grande concert in May.

Robert Trujillo on bass, Kirk Hammett on guitar, plus a Metallica crowd’s-worth of singing, and you’ve got yourself a special experience. See that below. Continue Reading