On the Radar: Chance the Rapper on SNL, New Gorillaz, Night Riots Release New Song + More

Chance the Rapper

Miss out on last week’s hottest stories? Catch up with this week’s On the Radar.

Chance the Rapper to host SNL with musical guest Eminem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKbEsG5XoO0

Lil Chano from 79th already made his Saturday Night Live debut back in 2015, as a musical guest. Now, he’s heading back to the show, but this time to host. Taking over musical duties that night is none other than Eminem. Could you think of a more perfect pairing?

Hopefully, there’ll be a moment when the two will share the stage. And maybe we can get some more info about Em’s rumored new album. It all goes down November 18, so make sure you set your DVRs. Before that episode premieres, Tiffany Haddish will host the show with musical guest Taylor Swift on November 11.

Night Riots release “Little Black Dog” for a Halloween treat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfWHnsoQ9AA

Night Riots gave us a Halloween treat last week. They posted a new single on their Youtube page called “Little Black Dog.” The song has a haunting, eerie vibe that frontman Travis Hawley perfectly captures with his vocals. With mentions of spooky things and Halloween making it a new favorite for your spooky playlist. Check out the track above and download it here.

Night Riots also played a show in Chicago last week, but they’ll be back for WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas. Catch Night Riots along with Rise Against and Papa Roach on November 30. Tickets are still available.

Gorillaz drop new video for ‘Garage Palace’ featuring Little Simz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoAxRICB9j8

Last week, the Gorillaz gave us a colorful new video for the track “Garage Palace” taken from the deluxe version of Humanz. Featuring British rapper Little Simz, the clip shows the two in an 8-bit game reaching checkpoints, completing missions, and taking down enemies. After that, they have to fight the final boss. Check it out above.

Gorillaz are currently on their European and UK tour, which features Little Simz as the opener. Tickets are on sale now.

Upcoming Shows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w7OgIMMRc4

Check out Chicago’s own Krewella when they perform at the Aragon Ballroom on November 10. Tickets are still available.

Guns N Roses swing by the United Center November 6 on their Not In This Lifetime Tour. But you better hurry and get your tickets soon.

LCD Soundsystem plays the Aragon Ballroom three nights in a row November 6 – 8. The first two nights are sold out, but you still have a chance to get tickets for night three. If you missed out the first two times, make sure you grab tickets.

Finnish band, HIM plays the House of Blues as part of their Bang and Whimper farewell tour on November 10.

Chicago Artist Spotlight: MusicReloaded

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btfj0bn4QGI

Chicago artist MusicReloaded is more than a singer or writer. She’s someone who gives back to the community and shares a love of music with others. Aside from releasing her own music, with her latest Single for the Summer EP out now, she works with several schools to encourage music education.

She even teaches piano in her hometown of Gary, IN. Some of the organizations she’s worked with include Chicago Children’s Choir and Musical Arts Institute. This year, she started the See Me, I Am Campaign, which aims to “eradicate the theory that the beauty of black women only lies in her strength.”

Blending electronic with soul music, her songs are smooth with a subtle groove that gets you moving. Her latest single “Hello” is out now. Make sure to check it out and watch some highlights from her House of Blues performance above.

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on Examiner, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, Kitty Whipp, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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