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Album Stream: N.E.R.D Releases ‘No One Ever Really Dies’

posted by Oscar December 15, 2017

The return of N.E.R.D has officially arrived today as the group has released its comeback album, No One Ever Really Dies.

Their first new album since Nothing was released back in 2010 sees Pharrell and crew connect featured acts like Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar (on two tracks — the other also featuring M.I.A.), Future, André 3000, Ed Sheeran, and Gucci Mane with Wale. Frank Ocean earned a writing credit on K. Dot-featuring track “Don’t Do It!”

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12 Artists to See at Riot Fest 2017

posted by Oscar September 12, 2017

It’s Riot Fest week!! The Chicago festival is best known for putting together some of the nation’s best lineups year after year, bringing back iconic bands for special reunions along the way, and the 2017 edition is right up there among their best ever.

We’ve been attending the Punk-rooted festival since 2011 and this year’s going to be a bit different for us, as it marks the first time we’re attending as part of the press. So instead of sneaking our way to the front rails to see the action up-front or hopping from mosh pit to mosh pit, we’ll be bouncing around all of Douglas Park this weekend to take in all it’s got to offer and taking photography of the artists we are most eager to see from this lineup.

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite artists on the lineup that we are looking forward to seeing perform live at Riot Fest 2017. Check out the can’t-miss acts below.
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Riot Fest Announces First Wave of Acts for the 2017 Lineup, feat. Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, and a Jawbreaker Reunion

posted by Oscar April 19, 2017

Happy Riot Fest lineup announcement day! OK, that doesn’t have a good ring to it, but WGAF when you finally get the first wave lineup announcement today… Nine Inch Nails (Friday), Queens Of The Stone Age (Saturday), and the exclusive reunion of pioneering punk band Jawbreaker will all headline Riot Fest 2017.

Riot Fest will take place September 15-17 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL. Three-Day Passes go on sale today (4/19) at Noon CDT. Get your tickets here!

Among the 70 artists unveiled today are dope acts like New Order, M.I..A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ set), Gogol Bordello, Vic Mensa, TV On The Radio, Fidlar, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, The Orwells, and Andrew W.K. Other highlights include Paramore, A Day To Remember, Bad Brains, New Found Glory, Good Charlotte, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. See the full roster of artists in the poster above and listed below.

Over 25 more bands will be announced in the next wave in May, but on Thursday, April 20th the fest organizers will reveal which acts will be performing  Continue Reading

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Video: M.I.A. – “Borders”

posted by Oscar November 27, 2015

Not long after releasing new track “Borders,” M.I.A. quickly delivers the song’s accompanying music video. In these self-directed visuals we find the UK artist join refugees on their trek to reach freer lands as they climb fences, crowd into boats, and she even walks on water.

Note the redesigned Paris Saint-Germain kit with its Fly Emirates sponsor logo in the front instead reading “Fly Pirates.” Gotta love M.I.A. See the clip above.

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ProbCause – “M.I.A.” featuring Saba

posted by Alex August 25, 2015


Here’s something cool from two of our Chicago favorites. ProbCause linked up with Saba on “M.I.A” which serves as a little something to hold us down until Friday’s Drifters release. Be sure to check out The O’My’s and Saba open up for ProbCause live as they go on a Midwest tour this upcoming month. Listen to “M.I.A.” below.

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M.I.A. – “Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border”

posted by Oscar July 13, 2015


Some new new from M.I.A.! M.I.A. today releases “Matahdatah Scroll 01 ‘Broader Than A Border’,” a two-song release that features one song from her fifth studio album Matahdatah, to be released on Interscope Records.

Featuring “Swords” and “Warriors,” “Matahdatah Scroll 01 ‘Broader Than A Border’” is being released with an accompanying video joining the two songs together into a single piece of work. The film moves from sequences shot in India to the Cote d’Ivoire and is directed by M.I.A.

Zane Lowe premiered “Swords” as his World Record on his Beats 1 radio show this morning. The film premieres exclusively on Apple Music today. Watch and listen to ‘Swords’ and ‘Warriors’ here: AppleMusic.com/M.I.A. Hear the new track and see the clip after the jump. Continue Reading

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Video: Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Metallica, Jack White Play Glastonbury 2014

posted by Oscar June 30, 2014

The biggest music festival in the “home country” took place this past weekend with huge performances from the likes of Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Jack White (playing “Lazaretto” above), Metallica and Lana Del Rey. Some of the other notable names on the bill included MGMT, Sam Smith, St. Vincent, HAIM, Warpaint, and James Blake.

See some of our favorite clips, captured by the BBC in HD, from this year’s Glastonbury Festival below. Continue Reading

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Glastonbury 2014 Lineup adds Jack White, Skrillex, Robert Plant, Chance The Rapper

posted by Oscar April 4, 2014


Today it was announced that this year’s lineup for Glastonbury has added huge acts in Jack White, Skrillex, Pixies, Robert Plant, M.I.A., Danny Brown and (long-time POD favorite) Chance The Rapper, which already boasted the likes of Arcade Fire, Black Keys, Warpaint, Lana Del Rey, Dolly Parton, Disclosure, and Blondie.

The iconic festival takes place from June 25 to June 29 in Pilton, England. Tickets sold out in record time (back in October 2013!) but a resale of canceled/refunded tickets will be held on April 24 (more info here).

You can see the full lineup in the poster above or see them below.

**Hey, Chano, if you need a roadie for this trip or whatever, hit me up! Continue Reading

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M.I.A. – “UNBREAK my Mixtape”

posted by Oscar August 21, 2013

MIA - UNBREAK my Mixtape"

After some dodgy moments that pitted the UK rapper and her record label Interscope, a new M.I.A. track has surfaced. “UNBREAK my Mixtape” has a much more toned down sound compared some of the singer’s hits, with a beat that sounds like a Hip Hop beat you’d hear in the early 90’s. The song samples Blur’s “Tender” and Karen Dalton’s “I Love More Than Words Can Say.”

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Events: Pitchfork Festival Lineup Includes M.I.A., Lil B, Solange, Wire, Low, Savages, Yo La Tengo

posted by Oscar March 26, 2013

(Photo: Pitchfork.com)

While Lollapalooza was busy getting its 3-day passes sold out within hours of their release, the other big Chicago summer music festival, Pitchfork Music Festival, has unveiled this year’s full lineup. Continue Reading