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.
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.
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Our favorite band from Northampton is back in Chicago, opening for White Arrows and Family of the Year this Friday, October 12th, at the Empty Bottle. We had a chance to cover the band back in March and they were great. Frontman Tom Stubbs never stops dancing, moving all over the stage getting down to the bands infectious melodies. If you make it out to the Empty Bottle to catch these guys, you won’t be disappointed. Especially since tickets are only $8!
The Vaccines will return to North American in early 2013 for their first headlining tour! This news comes on the day of the bands’ U.S. release of their critically acclaimed, U.K. chart topping sophomore LP Come Of Age. Kicking off on January 29th in Boston, MA, the band will bring their guitar-packed, energy-filled live performance to some of the best venues across North American including the 9:30 Club in D.C., Lincoln Hall in Chicago, The Fillmore in San Francisco and many more (full list of dates below).
Maximo Park, the double platinum powerhouse from New Castle, is back with not only vengeance but the new release of their 4th album “The National Health” via Straight To The Sun Records (part of The Musebox Label Group), which was released digitally on July 3 with a physical release date of August 28, and will be supported by their first tour in five years including eight US dates. Maximo Park has announced today that the supporting acts for their US tour dates will include Stagnant Pools, Zambri, and the buzzed about LA quintet The Neighbourhood.
I’ve been waiting for a chance to catch Sleeper Agent live since last July, and this weekend the dates will finally work out. I first discovered the band reading Spin Magazine, who featured them in their “Breaking Out” segment. The 6 piece band from Bowling Green originally came together after guitarist Tony Smith and drummer Justin Wilson found barista turned singer Alex Kandel performing at open mic’s. They’ll be in Chicago Saturday night in support of Ben Kweller, who recently released a new album titled Go Fly a Kite, at Lincoln Hall at 10 PM. Tickets are sold out, so check out Craigslist if you weren’t lucky enough to get one.
We Were Promised Jetpacks head to the Bottom Lounge this Friday, March 23rd, where they are set to perform at 9 PM. The four-piece post-punk/indie-rock group from Edinburgh, Scotland that has toured with the likes of Bear Hands and Jimmy Eat World, has been a long time ACITM favorite. I had the chance to catch the band at West Fest in 2010, and they blew me away. A band that far eclipses their recorded sound live, nowadays, is almost impossible to find – but WWPJ does just that. The band provides a powerful, emotional, frenetic yet perfectly balanced sound that hooks you within minutes.
Attendees of the W Hotel’s Symmetry Live event in Chicago Tuesday night were graced with the relaxed rhythms of The Naked and Famous, the impeccable style of well-dressed Chicagoans and a beautiful night fit for an outdoor party compliments of Mother Nature.
Fluorescent lights lit up the Symmetry Live stage and the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel sparkled in the distance as guests mingled with one another sipping complementary cocktails. Most Chicagoans in attendance were decked out in sharp style- men in classic, pinstripe suits and women in trendy fur vests.