Nora Singh
Interviews 

Interview: Hit Bargain’s Nora Singh talks about the new LP, getting older, and why ‘Die Hard’ is awesome

When you make plans to go out for the night they probably don’t involve wrestling your friends, throwing punches, and standing on guy’s faces. For Nora Singh, it’s just another night on tour. Singh is the frontperson for LA’s “queencore” art-punk band, Hit Bargain. They released their debut self-titled EP in 2016 and became known for their ferocious sound and unpredictable live shows. Their new full-length debut, Potential Maximizer, has more of their thrilling sound while providing commentary on the current political state. Singer Nora Singh spoke with Chicago Music…

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News 

On the Radar: RIP Malcolm Young, Goodbye Warped Tour, New Linkin Park LP + More

This week On the Radar talks about the end of Warped Tour, Linkin Park’s new LP, remembering Malcolm Young, and more. Warped Tour’s cross country run coms to an end in 2018 The Vans Warped Tour announced that 2018 will be the last year the festival tours across the country. Kevin Lyman, who founded the punk rock festival in 1995, broke the news during a new interview with Billboard. The reason behind the decision is partly financial, partly out of exhaustion. He told Billboard “We were doing fine, but we…

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Parquet Courts at Empty Bottle
Reviews 

Parquet Courts, Built To Spill, Meat Wave, Good Willsmith at Empty Bottle

Good Willsmith At first, this sounded like experimental robot noises mixed with a distorted stream, almost like someone jammed the transmission on some white noise. I wasn’t sure at first if I liked this, but it grew on me, especially with the addition of a more steady bass-heavy rhythm.  Their experimental, sometimes ambient sound might not be mainstream ready, but their set was a thought-provoking journey I’d happily take again. Meat Wave With a complete 180-degree rotation, Meat Wave released a lot of pent-up punk rock energy.  Their lead singer’s…

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News 

On the Radar: Creeper in the US, Eminem Slams Trump, Green Day Announce Greatest Hits LP + More

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…

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Pharrell Williams
News 

On the Radar: New Foo Fighters Video, Misfits Reunite, NERD + More

This week On the Radar, a new Foo Fighters video, reunion shows from The Misfits and NERD, Chicago’s Kid Breeze and more. Original Misfits announce a new reunion show After reuniting for the first time in 33 years at Chicago’s Riot Fest in 2016, the Misfits are ready to play together one more time. The original lineup of the legendary punk band will play what is being billed as their only “2017 performance in the world…or any world” in Los Angeles at the Forum Dec. 30. Not only will the show feature…

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