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Grand Theft Auto Soundtrack Box Set Announced For December 2014 Release

November 3rd, 2014
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Rockstar Games and Mass Media are releasing a tastefully curated soundtrack to their sensational and most recent installment of the Grand Theft Auto series. The Grand Theft Auto V box set will contain 59 tracks. Read more…

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Frankie Knuckles Dies at 59

April 1st, 2014
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Legendary Chicago house artist Frankie Knuckles passed away today at the age of 59.
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Riot Fest Chicago: Day Three

September 27th, 2013
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On the West Coast, a thirty percent chance of rain usually translates to: cloudy with if-you-cross-your-fingers-it-will-rain weather. However, thirty percent chance of rain in the outskirts of Chicago means you don’t turn down your friend’s offer for that umbrella– you are going to get caught in a downpour. On day three of the music festival, Riot Fest fans in Chicago did their best to work with that what Mother Nature offered.
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Riot Fest Chicago: Day Two

September 26th, 2013
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Day Two of Riot Fest Chicago: the attendance seemed greater and the temperatures steeped lower for the Windy City. With gates opening earlier, lines of fans were tightly knit, ready to see bands who were locked into sets as early as eleven thirty. For those who still had to wait for their set selection, they took to see what had become of the foot-long block of butter from Day One of the festival. Behold, sculpted beautifully is a butter sculpture of John Stamos during his Full House days. Surely, the iconic mullet never look so delicious and strangely appetizing until now. Across the way, the young Florida native band Surfer Blood took to the Root Stage. Their mellow surf-rock vibe drew in a decent crowd as guitarist and singer John Paul took to the audience to sing along to their hit single, “Swim.” Surfer Blood’s sunny post-punk hooks brought some sunlight to the not-so-sunny Saturday morning.
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Riot Fest Chicago: Day One

September 25th, 2013
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Riot Fest scratches in its ninth year running and calls Chicago’s Humboldt Park home over the weekend, located Northwest of the city in Chicago’s rich Puerto Rican community. Punk kids and rock & roll enthusiasts alike flock to the festival by plane, train or public transportation, as many are here to experience being thrown back into the eighties, nineties or early millennium-– depending on when you were in middle school last. Whether it was Joan Jett, Bad Religion, Sublime or Fall Out Boy, your mom yelled at your young self to turn it down. Nevertheless, your inner angsty thirteen year old will be satisfied this weekend. Aside from that, by the looks of it so were people’s wardrobes as metal chain wallets, old studded belts and jean vests covered in dated band patches seemed to be pleased to be pulled out from the back of the closet. The Chicago weather took a 180-degree turn as all week, humid and hot temperatures cooled down for the festival. Thankfully, it made the post-Hannah-Montana-Miley-Cyrus-es to put some pants on-– or thick tights for those adamant on not wearing pants. Merch tables buzzed as festival goes swarmed to pick up a hoodie as winds kicked up and the sun went down.
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Passion Pit’s Gear Destroyed by Storm In Chicago

September 2nd, 2013
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Due to a massive thunderstorm in Chicago, Passion Pit, who was playing the North Coast Music Festival, was forced to play a DJ set after their gear was destroyed by the weather Friday night.

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Death Grips Don’t Show at Lollapalooza After Fans Destroy Band’s Equipment

August 3rd, 2013

Following day one of Lollapalooza last night, hip hop band Death Grips were scheduled to play an official after party. The band, however, did not show up. According to reports from Reddit and Pitchfork, after realizing that the band was not going to be there, fans began destroying their equipment, including a drum kit supposedly belonging to the band’s producer, Zach Hill. Read more…

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Scott Murphy & Rivers Cuomo Release New Album Scott & Rivers In Japanese

May 12th, 2013

Allister’s Scott Murphy and Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo have joined forces to release their self-titled debut album, “Scott & Rivers,” which is almost entirely in Japanese.

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A Lull – Confetti

December 28th, 2011

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Confetti All Over the Place

Hailing from the Windy City, the percussion based band A Lull started when Nigel Dennis and Todd Miller’s previous band broke up in 2008. Since then, the duo have collaborated with numerous friends and musicians to create their own unique sound. Now as an 8-piece band, they’ve finally released their debut Confetti, a booming, progressive piece with countless layers of sounds and influences. Read more…

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Chicago Music Festival Lineup Revealed, Featuring DMB, Kid Cudi, Flaming Lips

April 7th, 2011

Dave Matthews Band have announced the second of four summer tours, this one taking place July 8-10 in Lakeside, Chicago.  The lineup features a wide array of performers, including Kid Cudi, Flaming Lips, David Gray, O.A.R., and Ben Folds.  Check out the full lineup after the jump. Read more…

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