Kendrick Lamar kicks off his new tour with fellow TDE Black Hippy members ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and Ab Soul, tonight in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan and concludes on June 26th in Arizona, and unfortunately there is NO Chicago stop. At least we have Kendrick at Lolla.
BUT WAIT. There’s a remix in this promo video and UOENO it!
The promo video comes with a Black Hippy remix of U.O.E.N.O., featuring a Schoolboy reference to Rick Ross’s infamous “molly” line and Ab Soul taking “the game by storm just to X-Men out.” It’s not the Kendrick/Yeezus rumored track, but this just might be better. Full tour dates after the jump. Enjoy!
Not only are Chicago hip-hop influenced production duo, Flosstradamus, gearing up to take Austin by storm in two weeks with their official TURN UP! SXSW showcase, they released a video for “Look at the Sky.”
Showcase is set for Friday, March 15th from 9 PM – 2 AM at Republic Live (301 W. 5th Street), featuring performances from Supreme Cuts, Toddla T, Cashmere Cat, Mykki Blanco, DJ Slink, and Chief Keef.
Get pumped for the show with the video featuring Deniro Farrar below. Extended tour dates after the jump.
Brazen Detroit rapper Danny Brown will team up with New York producer Baauer for a string of dates this April dubbed “The Worst of Both Worlds” around their respective appearances at this year’s Coachella Festival. Baauer, the man behind the current Billboard number 1 hit “Harlem Shake”, has turned the party up across the world with his hip-hop influenced take on dance music. Fool’s Gold artist Danny has been hard at work finishing up Old, his follow-up to, XXX, the lauded 2011 record that help land him on the covers of XXL, The Fader and Wax Poetics, along with a coast-to-coast fall tour that had him performing along with fell 2012 standouts A$AP Rocky and Schoolboy Q. “The Worst of Both Worlds” kicks off April 9th in Houston, and runs through both weekends of Coachella.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Kick it college-style at the Mid on Saturday night with Diplo. The man who founded record label Mad Decent and made the hashtag #expressyourself go viral, Diplo has also created some very impressive remixes- Usher’s “Climax” is among them.
The UK’s next big thing and the band we told you all about in the “Week that Was,” The 1975, released a music video for their awesome single “Chocolate.” Check it out below. They’ve got an EP coming out in early March to support their first ever tour in the US. Details about that after the jump.
Emeli Sandé, the 25-year-old talented artist from London, played Tuesday to a sold out Lincoln Hall crowd. Sandé is already a huge artist in the UK, performing in both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics, and selling more copies of her album Our Version of Events than any other artist in 2012 in the UK. With honest lyrics, a gospel-infused sound and a pure vocal range, Sandé wowed her audience Tuesday night. If you haven’t listened to this girl yet, make sure you find her on Spotify ASAP. Check out photos from the show after the jump!
Following an opening slot at the Kids These Days show last week, Kami de Chukwu, Joey Purps, and Preston San hit the Canopy Club in Champaign Thursday night. The Save Money Army brings along The Kid Daytona, Mickey Factz, The Boy Illinois, and Frank Leone along with them, with doors opening at 10:30.
We’ll be giving away 2 free tickets to the show, all you have to do is comment on the acityinthemidwest facebook page with your favorite Save Money track. If you want to assure yourself a ticket, PURCHASE THEM HERE. $7 dollars for this much music is a bargain. Help #SaveChampaign by making sure you’re in attendance Thursday night. Hit the jump for tracks from each of the artists performing. Continue reading →
Friday, December 7th, turntable mastermind and electronic music pioneer DJ Shadow hits MAYHEM at the MID! Resident DJ Zebo warms up the room along with DJ Intel and Moppy. Don’t miss a legend making a stop in Chicago!
This is not a live album. This is an experiment in residency. Our friend Netherfriends returns to Chicago for the month of November to perform every Monday at Schubas. Each week, Shawn Rosenblatt, sole writer and performer of Netherfriends, will prepare 4 new songs to track and record (along with re-arranged classics) with plans to release the collection as a new album. During each performance, Shawn will have the audience contribute sounds he can then sample to help compose the songs (how cool is that? Show up to Schubas one of these nights and you’ll be included in an album).