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Future Announces 2017 ‘The Future Hndrxx Tour’

posted by Oscar June 21, 2017

Future has announced today his new The Future Hndrxx Tour, which will support this year’s double release of albums FUTURE and HNDRXX and will kick off next month after the July 8th appearance in Milwaukee for Summerfest. #TheFutureHndrxxTour will be hitting Portugal, Mozambique, and Tanzania before coming to North America to play in cities like Toronto, Tampa, Virginia Beach, before concluding in Atlanta. After that, Future will first be heading to New Zealand and Australia, and will follow that up with a trek through Europe.

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Riot Fest Announces Single-Day Lineups and Adds Danzig to Lineup

posted by Oscar June 21, 2017

The 2017 edition of Riot Fest is taking shape today with the announcement of the single-day lineups. Along with the breakdown of which day artists like A Day To Remember, Vic Mensa, At The Drive In, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., and New Order are performing, but the festival has also announced the return of Danzig to its lineup.Single-day and two-day tickets ON SALE FRIDAY at 10am CDT.

Tomorrow morning we will also be learning the final two full-album performances. Currently, we know that Dinosaur Jr. (You’re Living All Over Me)Bad Brains (40th anniversary set), Built to Spill (Keep It Like A Secret), The Lawrence Arms (Oh, Calcutta!), and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Let’s Face It) are among the acts that are playing full albums at this year’s Riot Fest.

Find the daily lineup in the poster above and listed below. Continue Reading

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Foo Fighters Announce New Album, ‘Concrete and Gold’ & Announce Fall Tour + Cal Jam Fest

posted by Oscar June 20, 2017

Today’s a hell of a day for (us) fans of the Foo Fighters! One of the best Rock bands in the world, the Foos shared some big news today with the official announcement of their forthcoming album along the announcement of a new music festival.

The ninth album from Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins & the rest of the group, is titled Concrete and Gold and it will be released on September 15 worldwide Roswell Records / RCA Records and available for preorder now. Speaking on the on the mission statement for this project, leader Dave Grohl said:

“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that.”

More details on that below…

In support of Concrete and Gold, Foo Fighters gave some major announcements on how/when to see them live! Not only are they going on a Fall tour that will hit some smaller cities across the U.S. including Knoxville, TN; Madison, WI; Champaign, IL; and Spokane, WA… But they’re also putting on a music festival that precedes the tour, called Cal Jam! The 12-hour fest is taking place October 7 at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA and will feature the best bands the genre has to offer, including Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Babes In Toyland, Japandroids, Bob Mould, plus more.

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LCD Soundsystem Announce New Album ‘American Dream’ & 2017 World Tour

posted by Oscar June 19, 2017

LCD Soundsystem are coming back in full force this year, confirmed today with their announcement of a new album titled American Dream and an accompanying world tour. The album includes 10 songs and it will be released September 1 via Columbia Records/DFA (tracklist below).

The group have also announced the dates their 2017 world tour, bookended by residencies at Brooklyn Steel: a seven-performance run spanning June 16-24 currently underway and a ten-show homecoming taking place over December 11-23. In the time between those LCD Soundsystem will circle the globe, performing in arenas, theaters and festivals worldwide—including previously announced headline appearances at Pitchfork, Forecastle, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, among others.

Tickets for the newly announced headline dates are on sale to the public as of Friday, June 23, 2017. Check for further information.

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RiOT! – “CHOSEN” (prod. Linus x RiOT!)

posted by Ellena Rodriguez June 15, 2017

What better way to get ready for summer than with some dope new music. Chicago rapper RiOT! is back with a hot track titled “CHOSEN” produced by himself and fellow Chicago native… Linus.

Take a listen to the joint down below, and make sure to follow RiOT! on Twitter and SoundCloud.

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Julia Jacklin Announces New 7″; Shares Video for New Single “Eastwick”

posted by Oscar June 13, 2017

Before making her way to stages of major festivals like FYF, Glastonbury, Newport Folk, Pickathon, Splendour In The Grass and others, Julia Jacklin has announced a new 7″ to be released via Polyvinyl Recording Co. on September 15th.

Jacklin, who debuted on our pages thanks to her stellar, dreamy live cover of The Strokes’ “Someday,” has also shared the visual for first single “Eastwick.” The track builds slowly, Jacklin’s vocal gliding you through the serene vibes until you hear the full band kick in. The chunky guitar solo provides excellent contrast, charging at you with a steady pace but not without leaving its mark. Check that out in the music video above.

Jacklin recently stopped by NPR Music to perform a quietly dazzling Tiny Desk concert; watch now after the jump.

Today Jacklin also announces a US headline tour for November plus three East Coast dates alongside Mitski in July (all details below). Continue Reading

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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: Dann!e Amnes!a – “BLACK BOY”

posted by Ellena Rodriguez June 8, 2017

What a beautiful day it is in the city for some dope music featuring even doper Chicago creatives. Chicago underground rapper, Dann!e Amnes!a, is making his POD debut alongside Chicago filmmaker, Zoé Kraft, with visuals to his hot track “BLACK BOY”. The DYL produced song is one of many that can be heard off of his upcoming tape. Follow Dann!e Amnes!a on twitter @DannieAmnesia to keep up with any of his forthcoming work. ALSO, follow more visuals like this at @zzooee55 on Instagram.

But for now, enjoy the surreal visuals to “BLACK BOY” down below.

Happy birthday Z!

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UG Vavy Drops Another Heat Check with ‘Pardon’

posted by Alejandro Hernandez June 7, 2017

After teasing fans on social media, UG Vavy finally dropped his new single and it’s another heater. ‘Pardon’ is just the latest heat check for the producer-rapper, warming up  for his debut mixtape set to drop later this summer.

In the past year since UG started getting major buzz in Chicago, audiences have come to know him for his wavy trap-style production mixed with witty wordplay, and ‘Pardon’ no exception. “Punchlines, I don’t f–k with jabs,” he says in the song’s second verse, and it is just one of the many clever bars riddled throughout the track. Make sure to peep the track below, as well as keep an eye out for Preheat 0.5, an EP of his already released music, plus three new bonus tracks.



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A-Trak Announces 1st Annual DJ & Beat Battle: the Goldie Awards; Diplo, Just Blaze will Judge

posted by Oscar June 6, 2017

Fool’s Gold Records founder A-Trak has announced the first annual Goldie Awards, a new DJ & beat-making competition that celebrates the best there is in the art form. The battle comes thanks to a partnership between Fool’s Gold, TMWRK, THUMP and Noisey.

With the Goldie Awards, A-Trak introduces a modern take on the competitions that gave him his start. He himself has won a record-breaking five World DJ Championships, so it makes sense for him to want to champion others in the game.

In a press release about the competition, A-Trak said: “Nowadays DJs and producers are bigger than ever. But there’s no championship that celebrates how important and relevant they’ve become. That’s why I created Goldie Awards: a DJ and beat battle adapted to what these art forms represent today.

Starting today, applicants can submit videos online, on Instagram and YouTube with the hashtag #GOLDIEAWARDS to be considered for either the Beat Battle or DJ Battle. After these social media-driven preliminaries, six DJs and six producers will be chosen for the final showdown. The twelve contestants will get their chance to be discovered at the first ever Goldie Awards show on September 7th at Brooklyn Steel in NYC, hosted by Dave East. They will be judged on technical skill and creativity by a panel of modern DJ legends Diplo, Mannie Fresh, Mija, Just Blaze, Craze, Destructo and The Whooligan.

Open to the public, Goldie Awards will be a first-of-its-kind party to see some of the best names in electronic music discuss their craft and showcase new talent. If you’re looking to flex your skills you can apply now at GOLDIEAWARDS.COM. Tickets will be available starting this Friday, June 9th; link below. Continue Reading

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Vic Mensa Announces New Project: ‘The Manuscript’

posted by Oscar June 6, 2017

New music from Vic Mensa is underway! The SaveMoney rapper shared a trailer today on YouTube that offers the project’s title, The Manuscript, and a June 8th release date. So this Thursday, be ready to hear the latest sounds from one of Chicago’s dopest.

Not only that, but the video description says that “The Manuscript 6/8. 1 of 2,” meaning we’re due a second part sometime in the new future! The news alert that keeps on giving. So while you wait, check out the teaser above.

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Second Wave of Riot Fest Lineup Announcements Adds 20+ Bands, Including At The Drive In

posted by Oscar June 1, 2017

Riot Fest 2017 got a big update with their second round of lineup announcements, which added more than 20 bands including At The Drive In and Best Coast.

This year’s lineup was already making Riot Fest a contender of music festival of the year when the first announcement revealed headliners like Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, and the reunited Jawbreaker, plus others like M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Vic Mensa, TV On The Radio, and Action Bronson.

Today’s announcement included the additions of Cap’n Jazz, Cockney Rejects, The Casualties, Black Pistol Fire, Mad Caddies, Radar State, RVIVR, Versus, Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale, Warm Brew, Culture Abuse, Potty Mouth, Skating Polly, Upset, Gin Rummy, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and Kembra Pfahler. We also learned today the artists that will be performing iconic albums, including Dinosaur Jr. (You’re Living All Over Me)Bad Brains (40th anniversary set), Built to Spill (Keep It Like A Secret), The Lawrence Arms (Oh, Calcutta!), and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Let’s Face It).

Riot Fest 2017 will take place September 15th – 17th at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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