2019 has just started and there’s already juicy music news. See what stories we’re talking about on that latest edition of On the Radar.
Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, and Tame Impala will headline Coachella 2019
Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, and Tame Impala are among headliners for the 2019 edition of Coachella Music and Arts Festival. Other acts on the bill include Janelle Monáe , Billie English, Turnstile, Solange, Diplo, Anderson .Paak, Kid Cudi, Weezer, Bad Bunny, Chvrches, Bassnectar, Kacey Musgraves, and more.
Coachella 2019 takes place over two back-to-back weekends – April 12 -14 and April 19 -21 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Tickets are currently on sale. Both festival weekends will also be livestreamed for the first time. Previously, only one weekend was made available online.
Prior to the announcement, Kanye West canceled his headline appearance at the festival over a dispute regarding the stage setup calling it “artistically limiting.”
The Raconteurs announce 2019 touring plans
Recently, The Raconteurs revealed a new album in the works and released two new songs. Now, the band has announced plans for a 2019 tour. Singer Brendan Benson confirmed the news on Twitter saying:
“2019 is going to be an exciting year of touring with The Racs!”, Benson proclaimed in a tweet.
2019 is going to be an exciting year of touring with The Racs!
— Brendan Benson (@brendanbensongs) December 30, 2018
So far, they’ve already confirmed an appearance at Australia’s Byron Bay Bluefest in April. More dates should be announced soon. The currently untitled album will serve as the follow-up to The Raconteurs’ second album, Consolers of the Lonely, which was recently re-released for its 10th anniversary on Jack White’s Third Man Records.
Cardi B to release new album this year
Cardi B released her smash debut album, Invasion of Privacy, just last year, but she’s ready to make a follow up. During an interview on Instagram Live, the rapper revealed to fans her plan to release a new album this year.
“Of course it’s gonna be an album in 2019,” she answered when asked by a fan. “Hopefully, I could get my album done around the same time that Invasion of Privacy came out, but I don’t know how possible that’s gonna be because I feel like I’m going to be extremely, extremely busy.”
Cardi B is currently finishing her New Zealand tour. She’ll then perform at Bud Light’s Super Bowl Music Fest on February 2 along with making appearances at various festivals, including Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores and Spain’s Primavera Sound.
Don’t miss local favorites Mr. Blotto at Reggie’s Rock Club with School of Rock on Wednesday, January 8. Click here to get tickets.
The Brothers Osbourne hit up the Riviera Theater with special guest The Wild Feathers on Thursday, January 10. Grab tickets here.
Catch Destructo on the Let’s Be Friends Again Tour featuring Redlight, Sirius Hood, and J. Worra on Friday, January 11. You can get tickets here.
The Forge welcomes Ensiferum, Septic Flesh, and Dismalimerence on Saturday, January 12. Get tickets while you still can.
Chicago Artist Spotlight: Holly,
Holly, is a local indie rock band that blends old school soul and R&B with upbeat indie rock. Though the band only formed this year, their unique sound and vintage vibe is quickly earning them praise from fans and critics alike. Longtime friends Tanner Bednar, Rafe Soto, and Brandon Couture formed the band after previous projects fell through. Inspired by Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, and Otis Redding, Holly, capture the soul sound and pair it with their love of modern indie rock. The result is a sound that takes you back to the golden age of soul.
To get a taste of their old school vibe, check out “Have It All,” which is heavily inspired by doo-wop before bursting into high energy jangly rock music. Their current single “Pull Me In” can be found on their latest EP Letters from Lawndale. Pick up a copy here.