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On the Radar: Bonnaroo and Govenors Ball Lineups, New Song Featuring Chester Bennington, Lana Del Rey, + More

This week we’re talking about hot festival lineups, new music from Lana Del Rey, and Chester Bennington. All this and more On the Radar. Governors Ball and Bonnaroo reveal stellar 2019 lineups Governors Ball and Bonnaroo have shared their lineups for the year and they’re pretty awesome. Headlining Governors Ball are The Strokes, making it their first confirmed US performance of three years. Other acts include Florence + The Machine, Nas, SZA, Tyler the Creator, Lil Wayne, BROCKHAMPTON, The 1975, Kacey Musgraves, Vince Staple, Beast Coast (Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush…

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On the Radar: Smashing Pumpkins Celebrate 30th Anniversary, ‘Yadhi’ Gets Delayed, Mac Miller Benefit Concert + More

Too busy preparing for Halloween to keep up with music news? Chicago Music’s On the Radar has you covered. Check out this week’s edtion below. Smashing Pumpkins extend 2018 tour to celebrate 30th anniversary If you missed out on seeing the Smashing Pumpkins earlier this year, you’ll have another chance this winter. The band have announced a series of dates to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The new batch of shows kick off November 28 in Madison, WI and will hit up Chicago for another hometown show, St. Louis, and San…

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60th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees are in with JAY Z at the Helm

The Recording Academy™ welcomes this year’s class of GRAMMY® nominees. Already a 21-time GRAMMY winner, JAY-Z leads with eight nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar (7), Bruno Mars (6), Childish Gambino (5), Khalid (5), No I.D. (5), and SZA (5). Selected from more than 22,000 submissions across 84 categories, the nominations showcase some of the most gifted music makers of the past awards year. As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY is voted on by the Recording Academy’s membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and…

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SZA’s CTRL tour with Smino and Ravyn Lenae was a Sold Out Success at Concord

With an earlier show time starting at 7:00 pm, I arrived too late to catch Ravyn Lenae and only caught the end of Smino’s set.  Although I was only there for a couple songs, it was pretty evident that people were digging Smino.  Audience members pressed themselves close to the stage leaving only the areas surrounding the bars as clear walkways. The Main Event I snagged a prime short-person viewing spot in the elevated area behind the sound booth where I could see without tiptoeing and shifting side to side.…

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Chicago Music Playlist: May 2017 What You Should Hear

From hip hop to R&B to jazz and everything in between, we want to spotlight our favorite songs featuring both Chicago artists and artists playing in the city in our weekly Chicago Music Mix. If you have any suggestions or recommendations for us to consider, tweet us, post on our Facebook, or leave a message in the comments below! Chicago Music Playlist featuring Playboi Carti, SZA, Monte Booker, K’Valentine, They + More [iframe id=”https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/324237309&color=a6d6ef&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false”]

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Lollapalooza 2015 Recap

Photos by Bryan Allen Lamb Lollapalooza 2015: it came, it conquered, and it closed early. But not even Sunday’s crappy, unpredictable weather could put a damper on the weekend’s festivities. Packed full of artists of every genre, Lolla brought us the latest and the legendary, once again proving that this monster of an event cannot be tamed or topped. From Friday to Sunday, Lolla-enthusiasts spent their days and nights trekking back and forth from stage to stage across the large and lovely Grant Park. Though my feet are broken and…

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