February 14, 2014 |
Beck, Kendrick Lamar and Neutral Milk Hotel will headline the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, Pitchfork announced Friday. Scheduled for July 18-20, the lineup (thus far) includes: Grimes Slowdive Giogio Morodor Tune-Yards Death Grips Sun Kil Moon Pusha T Sharon Van Etten Diiv Factory Floor Wild Beasts The Julie Ruin Haxan Cloak Mas Ysa The Range Circulatory System Ka Single-day passes are $60, three-day passes $130. On sale now . Want more?
January 26, 2014 |
At some point Macklemore and Ryan Lewis went from breakout independent rap stars to a duo it was uncool to like. Is it theoretically surprising to see them take down Kanye, Jay Z, Drake and Kendrick all at once? Yes. But you know what? "The Heist" is a good album. It's fun. It has something to say. Let's turn the backlash backwards. Besides, there's nothing you can do about it. M+RL were big winners during Sunday's Grammys, taking home best new artist, best rap album and, more significantly, setting the scene for a mass wedding (officiated by Queen Latifah and including...
November 5, 2013 |
UPDATE: Kanye West's Yeezus tour dates have been officially rescheduled for Chicago as well as other tour stops. The Nov. 7 and 9 dates have been moved to Tuesday, Dec. 17 and Wednesday, Dec. 18. Ticketholders should hold onto their tickets; Nov. 7 tickets will be honored Dec. 17, Nov. 9 tickets Dec. 18. Detroit and Toronto stops on the tour have been rescheduled as well as Chicago. Yeezus will go to Detroit on Dec. 19 and Toronto on Dec. 22-23. Fake Shore Drive was first to report the postponed shows Monday afternoon.
November 4, 2013 |
** (out of 4) Eminem is one of the best rappers ever. That fact cannot be disputed. Yet “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” the sequel to Em's 2000 smash, is a frustrating record. Though Slim Shady hasn't lost a step technically, the bawdy, "shock you for the sake of doing it" style hasn't aged well. There are times where Mathers now sounds like your drunk uncle, goading you to fight him by using slurs in a failed attempt to regain the power of language that was always offensive.
October 17, 2013 |
During Disclosure's early evening set at Lollapalooza 2013, British brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence paused to pay tribute to house music--a genre with deep Chicago roots that heavily informs the pair's celebrated full-length debut, “Settle.” “Chicago, home of house music!” they cheered. “We love Chicago and everything its music has done for us!” It's a point Guy, 22, reiterated in a recent phone interview, saying, “Basically, all my musical heroes are from [Chicago]
August 13, 2013 |
Last night on New York radio station Hot 97, Big Sean debuted a new song featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica that was cut from his upcoming album "Hall Of Fame. " Other than the usual 80-pound bench press boasts (That would be Sean) and uninteresting new bars from the rap equivalent of your cousin who was a starting linebacker for Michigan who quit and then took a few years to "find himself" after college (That would be Electronica.), it wasn't a big deal. Oh crap, I forgot about Kendrick!