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On the Radar: Grammy Performances, 2019 Super Bowl Half Time Show, Bikini Kill Reunites and More

Catch up on all the music news you may have missed with the latest edition of On the Radar. Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi to officially play Super Bowl 2019 Half Time show Well, it’s happening. Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl 2019 Halftime Show with special guests Travis Scott and Big Boi. Scott was rumored to be a part of the show, but the NFL recently made the official announcement. Before settling on Maroon 5 the league reached out to other artists, like Pink, Nicki Minaj,…

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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: 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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Watch Major Lazer New Interactive Video “Know No Better”

Major Lazer debuts an interactive version of their video for “Know No Better,” featuring Travis Scott, Camila Cabello and Quavo, today. One of the first ever videos of its kind, viewers can now switch between the dream and reality storylines portrayed in the original version, an experience facilitated by Eko in collaboration with director Philip Andelman. Use the button in the top right corner to alternate between dream and reality. Know No Better Video “Eko’s unique interactivity enables creators to connect with viewers unlike any other digital platform, fostering deep emotional connections with audiences by giving them…

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Listen to Major Lazer’s new EP “Know No Better” ft Travis Scott, Camila Cabello and Quavo

Major Lazer releases a surprise, six-track EP, Know No Better, alongside the new single “Know No Better” featuring Travis Scott, Camila Cabello and Quavo. The EP comes two years to the day after the band’s groundbreaking LP Peace is the Mission, and expands upon the group’s global sound, taking inspiration from their travels to Pakistan, Cuba, South America, Africa and more while paying homage to their island roots. Take a listen to Know No Better and let us know what you think.

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Coachella 2017 Full Lineup with headliners Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga and Radiohead

Coachella 2017 Lineup Coachella will happen April 14-16 and 21-23 in Indio, California. The lineup of Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga and Radiohead will certainly boost the interest level for attendance, not to mention a spike for ticket resellers. Get it how you live. Other notable artists performing at Coachella 2017 include: Bon Iver, the xx, Father John Misty, Car Seat Headrest, Four Tet, S U R V I V E, Justice, New Order, Future Islands, Kaytranada, Real Estate, Mitski, Whitney, Hans Zimmer, Preoccupations, Banks & Steelz, New Order, Future, Gucci Mane, Schoolboy…

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Freaky Deaky 2016 was the ultimate way to spend Halloween

Festival goers in their best homemade or store-bought costumes made Freaky Deaky their ultimate Halloween playground. The three stages, The Shrine, The Big Top, and The Crypt stage were perfectly crafted to capture the eerie Halloween feeling.  That feeling paired with incredible performances from a stacked lineup during the three-day weekend. Day 1 The first day saw early support from local electronic duo The Trap House and San Holo. Naming a few, the first day saw a strong start to an even more powerful finish. The comedian turned rapper Lil Dicky…

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