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  • Interview: Chicago Afrobeat Project's Kevin Ford talks about upcoming album 'What Goes Up'

    Interview: Chicago Afrobeat Project's Kevin Ford talks about upcoming album 'What Goes Up'

    Afrobeat music, a genre with its roots in Nigeria that was virtually invented by the late great Fela Kuti, is known primarily for two things: It is constructed of stretched-out grooves that put listeners in a mood to dance all night, and, because of Fela’s outspoken nature and his constant battles...
  • Kid Cudi designs the Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' Tour

    Kid Cudi designs the Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' Tour

    North America is about to re-enter the “Cudi Zone,” as Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi has officially announced his first batch of concerts of the year. Titled the Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ Tour, the 26-date run of shows start on Sept. 30 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and run until Nov. 22 with a...
  • Jamila Woods shares new video for 'LSD' ft. Chance The Rapper

    Jamila Woods shares new video for 'LSD' ft. Chance The Rapper

    At the beginning of the summer, singer Jamila Woods and Chance The Rapper put out an open call on social media for aspiring student filmmakers in Chicago high schools to work on an upcoming video project for Woods’ song “LSD” from her album Heavn. On Tuesday (Aug. 15), Woods shared the video for...
  • Watch Barack Obama congratulate Chance The Rapper during free Chicago concert

    Watch Barack Obama congratulate Chance The Rapper during free Chicago concert

    Chance The Rapper continues to live up to his title as the people’s champion of music today. After serving as the grand marshal for the Bud Billiken Bash on Saturday, Chicago's annual celebration marking the start of the school year, the Grammy-winning singer announced he’d be throwing a free...
  • PVRIS releases new track, ‘Winter’

    PVRIS releases new track, ‘Winter’

    The U.S. rock sensation, PVRIS has released a new song, “Winter,” the fourth track off their upcoming sophomore album, All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell due out Aug. 25 via Rise Records. To keep fans watching as well as listening, the group simultaneously released a dramatic black and white...
  • Kamasi Washington announces 'Harmony of Difference' EP, along with North American tour dates

    Kamasi Washington announces 'Harmony of Difference' EP, along with North American tour dates

    Jazz saxophonist extraordinaire Kamasi Washington has announced the upcoming release his first new music since 2015’s The Epic, with an EP titled Harmony of Difference. The six-track album is scheduled for a Sept. 29 release via Young Turks, just in time for his North American fall tour, which he...
  • Chance the Rapper joined Kendrick Lamar on stage during his performance at Chicago's United Center on Thursday. 

    Watch: Chance The Rapper joins Kendrick Lamar on stage during Chicago concert

    Kendrick Lamar was in Chicago on Thursday night, performing at the United Center as part of his DAMN. summer tour. To celebrate the occasion, Kendrick surprised fans by welcoming out Chicago’s favorite son at the moment, Chance The Rapper. Together the two performed a cover of Chance’s “No Problem...
  • Watch Eddie Vedder join Roger Waters on stage for performance of ‘Comfortably Numb’

    Watch Eddie Vedder join Roger Waters on stage for performance of ‘Comfortably Numb’

    Roger Waters’ Us + Them Tour was in Chicago over the weekend for a pair of shows at the United Center. During the show on Sunday evening, Waters invited up one of the city’s favorite rock and roll sons, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, to help close out the 23-song set with a performance of the Pink Floyd...
  • Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher announce ‘Back To Back’ comedy tour dates

    Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher announce ‘Back To Back’ comedy tour dates

    Comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher are heading out on a ‘Back To Back’ North American tour this fall, with 20 total shows starting on Sept. 21 at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre and wrapping up just under a month later at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin on Oct. 15. Throughout the past...
  • A Tribe Called Quest perform at Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

    5 memorable moments from day two of Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

    Day two of the Pitchfork Music Festival was a lot more crowded than the first day. That's not surprising since Saturday had the best lineup of the weekend. On day two A Tribe Called Quest played one of their first shows in over a year, and longtime musician PJ Harvey put on a stellar performance...
  • LCD Soundsystem at Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

    7 memorable moments from the first day of Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

    Yesterday the 2017 Pitchfork Music Festival kicked off at Chicago's Union Park. The first day was chalked full of memorable moments, with some being amazing, and a few being not so great. Overall, it was a fun-filled day of music that ended on a fantastic note with LCD Soundsystem's high energy set...
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    Queen still 'Killer' with Adam Lambert in Chicago

    Iconic rockers Queen returned to Chicago, performing as Queen + Adam Lambert, filling the United Center for an evening of classic rock that included their greatest hits. Hitting the stage a little after 8 p.m., most of the sold-out audience had found their seats before the lights dimmed, obviously...
  • Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

    From set times to directions, your complete guide to Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

    The time has come for Pitchfork Music Festival. This weekend, tens of thousands will flock to Chicago's Union Park for the three-day fest. We already know the complete lineup, which consists of headliners LCD Soundsystem, Solange and A Tribe Called Quest. Aside from music, there's so much more to...
  • 5 must-see artists at Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

    5 must-see artists at Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

    This weekend Pitchfork Music Festival will once again take over Chicago's Union Park. Watching the headliners is a no-brainer, but which other acts are worth the time to see live this weekend? Thankfully, there's an abundance of artists featured on the lineup that you won't want to miss.  Before we...
  • Music line-up for Taste of Chicago 2017

    Music line-up for Taste of Chicago 2017

      Taste of Chicago, the premier music and food festival in the nation, will be held at Grant Park in Chicago on July 5-9, 2017. As many of the 4th of July festivals are concluding, the season’s mega-festival will be gearing up for crowds of music and food aficionados. The festival will be free to...
  • Free July 4th events in Chicago 2017

    Free July 4th events in Chicago 2017

      The City of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs will be throwing a host of events for the Independence Day holiday. Following are some of the free events in the Chicago area for 2017. Keep in mind, that while the events will be free to attend, food, refreshments, and carnival rides will be extra...
  • Chance the rapper donating his Grammy award to Chicago museum

    Chance the rapper donating his Grammy award to Chicago museum

    Chance the Rapper took home 3 Grammy Awards in his debut as a Grammy nominated artist this year. There is no doubt that he is defying the odds with his skyrocketing career as a contemporary rapper and recording artist in today’s market. Chance the Rapper is more than a Grammy Award winning rapper...
  • Dan + Shay perform live at Country LakeShake 2017

    Photos: Gary Allan, Dan + Shay, Craig Campbell at Country LakeShake 2017

    This past weekend country music artists took over Chicago's lakefront during the third annual Country LakeShake Festival. Just a few of them that performed on the mainstage were the duo Dan + Shay, solo artist Craig Campbell, longtime country music singer Gary Allan, and Michael Ray.  Hands down one...
  • Concerts and shows to check out July 4th weekend in Chicago 2017

    Concerts and shows to check out July 4th weekend in Chicago 2017

    You've got a cookout planned, a great spot for fireworks, and you're relaxing in the summer heat. What's left? Live music. Few things are more fun than a concert, especially to celebrate a holiday in the middle of summer, when the concert season is at its peak. And Chicago has a lot of concerts for...
  • Rascal Flatts perform live at 2017 Country LakeShake Festival in Chicago

    Photos: Rascal Flatts, Brothers Osborne, The Cadillac Three close out Country LakeShake Festival 2017

    Year three of Country LakeShake Festival has come to an end, and the band that closed the weekend out was none other than Rascal Flatts. They weren't the only artist worth mentioning that performed in Chicago on Sunday. Earlier in the day Brothers Osborne, The Cadillac Three, and William Michael...
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