On the Radar: New Justin Timberlake LP, A Perfect Circle Reveal New Song, Festival Lineups + More

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We’re finally back after the holiday break, so why not catch up on the latest music news with this week’s On the Radar.

Justin Timberlake announces new album ‘Man of the Woods’

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Justin Timberlake is back and bringing us new music this year! Last week, the singer revealed his new album, Man of the Woods, out February 2. The record comes out just two days before his big performance during Superbowl LII in Minnesota. Timberlake gives us a taste of the new LP with a teaser trailer where he describes it as his most personal album yet. Shortly after the announcement, JT gave us the tracklist, album art, and the lead single “Filthy,” which you can listen to above.

Following that, he revealed dates for his upcoming Man of the Woods tour, which you can check out here. Many have already noted a musical departure with his latest work. It doesn’t seem to have the same upbeat, bouncy nature we’re used to from JT. Instead, many have compared the snippets to Bon Ivor. Oddly enough, the singer impersonated Bon Iver during a 2012 episode of Saturday Night Live. Still, we’re excited to hear what JT has in store for us this year.

A Perfect Circle reveal new song “Disillusioned”

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While we’re still waiting to hear about the new Tool album, it seems we will get a new A Perfect Circle album this year. The band recently released a new song from their currently untitled LP dubbed “Disillusioned.” The slow, atmospheric track shows the band hasn’t skipped a beat during their 14-year absence. Previously, the band released the lead single “The Doomed” along with a bleak music video.

Hopefully, this will keep you satiated while we wait to hear more about the new album. A Perfect Circle will most of this year touring overseas, with their European tour dates kicking off June 1 in Nurburgring, DE. Before that, they’ll play various festival dates including, Los Rageous Music Festival, Northern Invasion, and Rock on the Range.

Governors Ball and Coachella reveal 2018 lineup

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Hope you saved some of that Christmas money because two major festivals revealed their lineups. First Coachella confirmed the rumor of Beyonce, Eminem, and the Weeknd headlining the 2018 event. The full lineup also includes The War on Drugs, Vince Staples, SZA, Migos, A Perfect Circle, Miguel, Post Malone, Tyler the Creator, HAIM, alt-J, and David Byrne to name a few. You can check out the entire lineup and get ticket information here. Coachella takes place in California April 13-15 and April 20- 22.

Not to be outdone, NYC’s Governors Ball Music Festival also revealed their lineup. Headliners include Jack White, Eminem, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Travis Scott. Other acts scheduled to perform are N.E.R.D., The Gaslight Anthem, Halsey, CHVRCHES, Khalid, and Uzi Vert to name a few. For the full lineup and for ticket information check out the festival website. It all goes down in New York June 1 -3.

Upcoming Shows

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Catch Lana Del Rey on her LA TO THE MOON tour at the United Center with special guest Jhene Aiko January 11. You still have time to get tickets so don’t miss out!

DATSIK brings the Ninja Nation Tour to the Aragon Ballroom January 12 with special guest Brillz, Space Jesus, Riot Ten, and Wooli. Grab tickets here.

Kali Uchis plays the Concord Music Hall Saturday, January 13. Treat yo’self and get tickets here.

Hope you already got tickets for Craig David’s sold out set at Chop Shop on January 13 in support of his upcoming album The Time is Now out January 26.

Chicago Artist Spotlight: Breakfast Beer

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Chicago folk outfit Breakfast Beer is still in their infancy, only forming in 2016, but they’re planning the new year to be a big one. Formed by Jack Shales, Jackson Hill, Tyler Sone, and Collin Boltz, the band started off with unplanned living room jams that led to getting serious about making music together.

After spending a year working hard on music, the band dropped their debut Breakup EP last week. Drawing inspiration from acts like Fleetwood Mac, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, and Phish the five track release shows a promising new band cutting their teeth. It’s a bit rough around the edges, but it’s a step in the right direction for Breakfast Beer. If you want to check out their music, visit their Bandcamp page.

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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