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Riot Fest Announces Late Night Shows feat. The Orwells, Taking Back Sunday, Dinosaur Jr.

posted by Oscar August 15, 2017

Riot Fest time is almost here and to help build up the hype they have revealed their aftershows lineup. While the party at Douglas Park wraps up by 10:00pm a month from now, fans will be able to keep enjoying live performances from this year’s lineup at the Riot Fest Late Night shows.

The late night lineup features The Orwells, The Queers and The Ataris, GBH, Buzzcocks, Hot Water Music, New Found Glory, Bayside, Gogol Bordello, Cap’n Jazz, Dinosaur Jr. and Built to Spill, and Taking Back Sunday.

Check out the full lineup in the poster above and listed below. Continue Reading

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Event: Saba, Joseph Chilliams, MFnMelo Will Perform for John Walt Day 11/25

posted by Oscar August 10, 2017

The life & memory of John Walt will be celebrated this coming November 25th thanks to a special show at the House Of Blues Chicago. Saba, Joseph Chilliams, MFnMelo, and others will pay tribute to the late fellow Pivot Gang cofounder at this show. Frsh Waters, Sounds By Squeak, DamDam, and some special guests will also appear as we celebrate the artist also known as dinnerwithjohn.

Tickets will cost $18 in advance and $20 at the door; it should also be noted that meet & greet + early entry will be granted for the first 50 buyers! Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10AM CST here.

All proceeds will be going to the John Walt Foundation.

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Event: Jamila Woods “LSD” Premier Party at House of Vans

posted by Oscar August 10, 2017

Jamila Woods is taking a bit of a different approach to releasing her new video for “LSD.”

Woods will be unveiling her video at a premiere party, for which the Chicago singer has partnered up with House of Vans and Chance the Rapper to honor an aspiring film-maker and Chicago Public School student contest winner as well as benefit Chance’s art non-profit SocialWorks.

Vincent Martell and Sam Bailey from VAM Studio are lead directors on the video alongside the student director, Ashley Huicochea of Prosser Career Academy. The event will feature performances by Jamila Woods and Kaina, plus sounds by oddCouple, Chanté, and DJ RTC.

House of Vans Chicago
113 N Elizabeth St., Chicago

Rules & Important Information:
– Entry is NOT guaranteed
– First Come, First Served Until we hit Capacity
– Doors at 7PM ~ Show 8PM
– RSVP Required ~ Limit 2 tickets per person. Any plus one’s must be present at time of check in.
– No Ins & Outs
– All Ages
– Drinks available for 21 + WITH VALID ID
– Indoor/Outdoor event, prepare accordingly
– There are no cash machines onsite so bring cash or credit cards
– ZERO TOLERANCE for drugs or underage drinking.

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Liam Gallagher Covers British GQ

posted by Oscar August 8, 2017

Liam Gallagher has landed the cover story on the latest issue of British GQ. In the interview, the former Oasis star opened up about his forthcoming solo debut As You Were, living the “whole cliché: the sex, the drugs, the rock’n’roll” lifestyle, and his children’s musical interests steering more towards Grime.

Expanding on the taste in music of his children, he left a memorable quote in “My kids fucking love grime music… Stormzy, Skepta—he seems pretty mad. I like him,” followed by “They also like that bloke, WhatsApp Ricky. You know, the American geezer, stylish, funny, gold teeth.” When the interviewer asks him if he means A$AP Rocky, Gallagher responds, “Oh yeah, that’s the fella. WhatsApp Ricky. That’s a better fucking name anyway.” He also called out Dave Grohl for ruining it for everyone in the game after touring despite his broken leg so everyone has to show that kind of strength.

Get the Liam Gallagher issue of British GQ on Thursday 3 August.

Liam will be on tour in North America this coming November, see the dates here.

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

posted by Oscar August 7, 2017

The Growlers have officially announced their new music festival, the Growlers Six. The unveiling also brought the inaugural lineup, which the band will headline along with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Modest Mouse on October 28-29 at the LA Waterfront.

The rest of the lineup features Bad Brains, Butthole Surfers, Dan Auerbach, Danny Brown, Juvenile, DJ Seinfeld and more. Check out additional details below. Continue Reading

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Arcade Fire Adds Chicago Date To Infinite Tour (Oct. 30), Plus The Breeders as Supporting Act

posted by Oscar August 7, 2017

Photo: Guy Aroch

Arcade Fire are following up a superb headlining spot closing out Lollapalooza 2017 with some great news for fans…  Win Butler, Régine Chassagne and crew have announced that they will be making a triumphant return to Chicago on October 30 as part of their Infinite Content Tour through North America.

This announcement comes after the news that the band’s fifth studio album, Everything Now has entered the Billboard 200 at #1, with sales just shy of 100,000 since its release July 28 through an exclusive 360-degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony corporation. Everything Now has also debuted at #1 on the UK album chart.

For that Chicago date, Arcade Fire has added The Breeders as their support act, while Wolf Parade has been called upon for support on the tour’s September 5 North American opener at Centre Videotron in Quebec City, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band will support September 17 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Check out the Infinite Content Tour updates below. Continue Reading

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Arcade Fire Launch #InfiniteInfiniteContent #DressCodeGate Contests (LIVE NOW)

posted by Oscar July 26, 2017

Photo: Guy Aroch

Arcade Fire are set to release their fifth album, Everything Now, this Friday, July 28, and now they’re currently running two Twitter contests for fans.

The first, called Infinite Infinite Content, challenges fans to create their own version of the song “Infinite Content” using only musical scores and MIDI files that the band has provided. That competition ends at 11:59 eastern time on July 27.

The second, inspired by the negative reaction to a fictional dress code that the band never insisted on for tomorrow’s intimate show in Brooklyn, is called #Dresscodegate. The band is asking fans to tweet a photo of themselves in their least hip, least trendy outfit; winners will have access to special VIP areas at the show, and they’ll be gifted a bunch of Everything Now swag.

Follow Arcade Fire on Twitter @arcadefire

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LCD Soundsystem Announce New 2017 U.S. Dates

posted by Oscar July 17, 2017

Coming off headlining Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 over the weekend, LCD Soundsystem have announced that they will be returning to Chicago for two nights at the Aragon Ballroom this coming November 6 and 7. The double date in Chicago is part of the set of five new U.S. dates to its 2017 world tour supporting its forthcoming AMERICAN DREAM album, out September 1 via Columbia Records/DFA.

The other three dates will see the group perform second nights at The Anthem In Washington, D.C. and the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, plus a show at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Check out the updated tour schedule below. Continue Reading

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Vic Mensa Announces Debut Album Title + Release Date

posted by Alberto July 11, 2017

Vic Mensa announced the title and release of his Roc Nation debut LP via a marketing campaign at 4 bookstores in Chicago and New York. The new album, The Autobiography, will be released on July 28th. We are very excited to see what Vic Mensa has cooked up. Let’s hope we get some visuals or a new joint leading up to the new release.

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Arcade Fire Share New Track and Video: “Signs Of Life”

posted by Oscar June 30, 2017

Arcade Fire have dropped their latest song off forthcoming album Everything Now, and it’s titled “Signs of Life.” The track, which was. Everything Now is due out July 28 on CD, cassette, digital download and heavyweight black vinyl LP, as the press release via Everything Now Co. notes, through an exclusive 360-degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony corporation. The band has unveiled the track listing to the new album, which can be found after the jump.

Win Butler and company are really showing off their depth here with another danceable track, this one hot enough for a 70s era club that would boast a disco ball and fro’d up ‘dos. The music video is pretty campy, as if Miami Vice was reinterpreted as an art film. The video was directed by Miami-based film/art collective Borscht, who shot the paranormal investigation storyline on 16mm film earlier this month in Miami.

Check out more details below. Continue Reading

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Video: See Drake and Will Ferrell as Handshake Coaches for NBA Awards Sketch

posted by Oscar June 27, 2017

Last night saw the inaugural NBA Awards, which saw Drake host a night celebrating the best of the premier basketball league in the world. Drizzy showed off his comedy chops not only with his opening monologue, but he also participated in a couple of sketches that proved the Canadian rapper got plenty more to offer in the comedy realm beyond “Hotline Bling” memes. The highlight sketch featured Drake and Will Ferrell school some ball players, which included DeMar DeRozan, how to properly react to your team making clutch shots! “The Jenga,” “The Gossip Queen,” and “The Prom” are all fire celebrations that we’re expecting (/hoping) to see this upcoming NBA season. The Obi-Wan might be a stretch tho… See that above.

You can also check out an extras clip with other handshake celebration like the helicopter” and the “Lavar Ball” that are dope, plus a Get Out sketch and a press conference one below. Continue Reading

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Metro Boomin Announces Boominati Worldwide Label; Shares “No Complaints” feat. Offset and Drake

posted by Oscar June 26, 2017

Metro Boomin has launched his new label Boominati Worldwide in partnership with Republic Records and Universal Music Group, and to celebrate the occasion the rising producer has shared his solo debut “No Complaints,” feat. Drake and Offset from Migos. Peep that after the jump.

The St. Louis-born and Atlanta-based talent will release his own music as well as additional future Boominati Worldwide signings. In the meantime, Metro Boomin is gearing up for a tour later this summer with Bryson Tiller; check out those dates below. Continue Reading