Did you watch Eminem’s Trump diss or pre-order Green Day’s new release? Did you know Creeper is returning to the US? Catch up with On the Radar.
Creeper and Neck Deep announce US tour dates
One of the best new bands in punk rock is the UK’s Creeper. Those who attended Warped Tour this year got the chance to see Southampton band’s energetic set. If you missed out or want to catch them again, you’re in luck. Starting early next year, they’ll be heading out on tour as a support act on Neck Deep’s The Panic and the Peace tour. Also joining the outing is Speak Low if You Speak Love.
Dates kick off January 18 in Santa Ana, CA and wrap up February 28 in Los Angeles, CA. The tour swings by Chicago at the Concord Music Hall February 12. Tickets are on sale now. Creeper also has a book in the works titled The Last Days of James Scythe that dives deeper into the story told on Eternity in Your Arms. Pre-order a copy here.
Eminem gives Donald Trump a beating in new freestyle
At the 2017 BET Awards last week, Eminem gave us one of the most memorable moments with a freestyle performance. Dubbed “The Storm” Em spent four minutes ripping into Trump attacking him over immigration, corruption, racism, gun control, and the NFL.
Here’s a sample of his vicious rap: “But we better give Obama props/ Cause what we’ve got in office now’s/ A kamikaze that’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust.” Later he says “Plus he gets an enormous reaction/ When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that and/ Instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada/ All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored or would rather/ Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers.”
After the rap, many praised Em for his words including Colin Kaepernick, who tweeted out his thanks to the rapper. Watch it all go down above.
Green Day announce new greatest hits album God’s Favorite Band
While we shouldn’t expect a new LP from Green Day anytime soon, the boys have a new release to tide fans over. The band announced their upcoming greatest hits album, God’s Favorite Band, out November 17. The LP collects their biggest hits spanning their entire catalog. As a bonus, it also features the new song “Back in the USA” and a new version of “Ordinary World” featuring Miranda Lambert.
Pre-orders are live on Green Day’s website with various bundle offers.
While it would’ve been more exciting to get a new live album, a greatest hits LP will at least keep the fans happy. Plus, the artwork is awesome. It’s a reference to a joke made on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and originally on their live release Bullet in a Bible.
Big Sean returns to the city for an exclusive free performance at Park West on October 18. Spots are filling up fast, so make sure you RSVP.
Celebrate Kesha’s massive comeback with her performance at the Aragon Ballroom October 18. Grab tickets here.
Catch RapCaviar Live featuring Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti and DJ Drama at the Aragon Ballroom October 20. Tickets are still available.
Imagine Dragons swing by the United Center with special guests Grouplove and K. Flay as part of their Evolve Tour on October 18.
Chicago Artist Spotlight: Evan Styless
Ghanaian born Evandass Addae aka Evan Styless is one of the best R&B singers from Chicago you’re not listening to. It’s easy to miss Styless since his social media presence isn’t the biggest, but he’s constantly publishing music on his SoundCloud that stands out from standard R&B crooners.
Songs like “Best of Me,” “Paradise Falls/Lost,” and “These Days” mixes Styless’ smooth vocals with ambient electric scores and R&B beats. His music’s got a groove that gets you moving as soon as it starts. Yet, it sounds sweet enough to set the mood for a romantic evening. If you’re looking for music that puts a fresh spin on R&B, then check out Evan Styless. Hopefully, an EP or album will come from him soon.