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On the Radar: Kendrick Lamar’s Oscar Nomination, New Music from Vampire Weekend, Ariana Grande’s New LP and Chicago Concerts

Kick off the week by catching up on music’s biggest stories and more with this week’s On the Radar. Kendrick Lamar receives first Oscar nomination Kendrick Lamar has been nominated for his first ever Academy Award. Lamar and SZA’s collaboration for Black Panther’s, “All The Stars,” is one of the five nominees for Best Original Song at the 2019 Academy Awards. Other contenders for the award include David Rawlings and Gillian Welch for “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs); Diane Warren for “I’ll…

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Rockstar Rodie. The Chicago Theatre. Dec 28, 2018. Photo by- Kevin Baker @ImKevinBaker. Chicago, Il
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Chicago Music Rockstar Rodie Tears Down Pre NYE Jam at The Chicago Theatre

Chicago Music and Zo Ent has their sights set high on Chicago’s Hip Hop Hippie Rockstar Rodie. Following up from his spectacular performance at Summer Jam 2018 at the United Center. Rodie’s performance was high intensity from the time he took the stage. His set consisted of songs from his mixtape “Perfect Timing” which will be released on New Year’s Eve. Be sure to check out his music and show some love for Chicago’s own. Photos and Video by: Kevin Baker @ImKevinBaker Jason Pinkney @TheCameraGoon

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On the Radar: Rihanna and Childish Gambino’s Movie, Grimes Release New Music, Sonic Temple Lineup + More

Kick off the week by catching up on music’s biggest stories and the hottest shows hitting Chicago this week with the latest edition of On the Radar. Watch the trailer for Childish Gambino and Rhianna’s new secret movie This past summer, reports surfaced that director Hiro Murai (Atlanta) was in Cuba with Atlanta cinematographer Christian Sprenger and “This is America” creative director Ibra Ake working on a new project with Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover and Rihanna. Details surrounding the project were sparse with only the name “Guava Island” to…

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On the Radar: Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl, Kanye West’s ‘Yandhi,’ Robyn’s New LP + More

If you were too busy enjoying the gorgeous weather this weekend, see what you missed in music with the latest edition of On the Radar. Report: Maroon 5 to play the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show According to Variety, Maroon 5 is set to perform the Super Bowl LIII halftime show in Atlanta, Georgia on February 3, 2019. Needless to say, the news has been met with lukewarm responses. Another report states that Cardi B, who teamed up with the band on the song So far, a representative for Maroon…

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On the Radar: Eminem’s Surprise LP, The Orwells Breakup, Muse Announce New LP + More

Kick off the week by catching up on the hottest music news with the latest edition of On the Radar. Eminem Drops Surprise Album ‘Kamikaze’ Last Friday, Eminem surprise the world with a new album dubbed Kamikaze. Executive produced by Dr. Dre and Eminem, it includes the song from the Venom soundtrack, which he previously teased. The record features guest spots from Joyner Lucas, Royce Da 5’9,” Jessie Reyez, and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. If the artwork looks familiar it’s because it’s a homage to Beastie Boys’ License to Ill.…

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On the Radar: 30 Seconds to Mars, Nicki Minaj and Future Tour, Drake Goes Back to Degrassi + More

The hot weather got you down? Stay cool and catch up with the latest music news on the latest edition of On the Radar. 30 Seconds to Mars guitarist quits the band Tomo Miličević, guitarist for 30 Seconds to Mars, has quit the band. He revealed the news last week with a tweet saying “I am no longer in 30 Seconds to Mars. I don’t really know how to explain in a note how I could have come to a decision like this, but please believe me when I say…

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On the Radar: Kendrick Lamar makes history, Kanye West reveals new album, Eddie Reyes leaves Taking Back Sunday, + More

It’s Monday again, which means it’s time for the latest edition of On the Radar. Catch up with all the music news you missed right here. Kendrick Lamar wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music Kendrick Lamar scored a major win last week that’s better than all his awards so far. Lamar’s fourth album, DAMN., was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music. This marks the first time a non-classical or jazz artist has won the award. In the announcement, the Pulitzer board gave praise to the album for capturing “the…

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