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On the Radar: Chance the Rapper on SNL, New Gorillaz, Night Riots Release New...

Miss out on last week’s hottest stories? Catch up with this week’s On the Radar. Chance the Rapper to host SNL with musical guest Eminem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKbEsG5XoO0 Lil Chano from 79th already made his Saturday Night Live debut back in 2015, as a musical guest. Now, he’s heading back to the show, but this time to host. Taking over musical duties that night is none other than Eminem. Could you think of a more perfect pairing? Hopefully, there’ll be a moment when the two will share the stage. And maybe we can get some more info about Em’s rumored new album. It all goes down November 18, so make sure you set your DVRs. Before that episode premieres, Tiffany Haddish will host the show with musical guest Taylor Swift on November 11. Night Riots release “Little Black Dog” for a Halloween treat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfWHnsoQ9AA Night Riots gave us a Halloween treat last week. They posted a new single on their Youtube page called “Little Black Dog.” The song ha..

Obama Foundation Summit Live Stream from Chicago with

Obama Foundation Summit: a community event that will bring together thousands to celebrate civic leaders making a difference around the world and inspire those in attendance and watching live to make a positive impact in their own communities. Chance the Rapper is working with the Foundation on the creative design of the event. Chance the Rapper, Gloria Estefan, and The National will perform. Additional artists will be announced at a later date. The community event will be November 1 at 8:30 PM CT. Obama Foundation Summit Live Stream The post Obama Foundation Summit Live Stream from Chicago with appeared first on Chicago Music.

Obama Foundation Summit Live Stream from Chicago with Chance the Rapper

Obama Foundation Summit: a community event that will bring together thousands to celebrate civic leaders making a difference around the world and inspire those in attendance and watching live to make a positive impact in their own communities. Chance the Rapper is working with the Foundation on the creative design of the event. Chance the Rapper, Gloria Estefan, and The National will perform. Additional artists will be announced at a later date. The community event will be November 1 at 8:30 PM CT. Obama Foundation Summit Live Stream The post Obama Foundation Summit Live Stream from Chicago with Chance the Rapper appeared first on Chicago Music.

Fun Things to do in Chicago in November

The editorial team shares some of the most noteworthy events in Chicago over the next few weeks. Check them out below and let us know if there are any you feel we should add to the list. The Maine The Maine is an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona, formed in 2007. Their first release, the EP Stay Up, Get Down was released in late 2007, followed by a five-song EP titled The Way We Talk on December 11, 2007. When November 1, Wednesday @ 5:00 PM Where House of Blues Chicago 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL Lizz Wright Lizz Wright is an American jazz and gospel singer. When November 1, Wednesday @ 8:00 PM Where City Winery 1200 Randolph Street Chicago, Illinois 60607 Our Lady Peace Our Lady Peace is a Canadian rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario in 1992. Headed by lead vocalist Raine Maida since its formation, the band additionally consists of Duncan Coutts on bass, Steve Mazur as lead guitarist, and Jason Pierce on drums. When November 2, Thursday @ 5:00 PM Where House of Blues ..

On the Radar: A Week of Loss, Justin Timerlake at the Superbowl, Sleep On...

Catch up on the music news everyone’s talking about with this week’s On the Radar. RIP George Young, Scott Putesky, and Fats Domino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQQCPrwKzdo Last week, we lost three musicians who made huge contributions to music. First, Scott Putesky aka Daisy Berkowitz, died at 49 after a four year battle with colon cancer. Putesky is the co-founder and original guitarist for Marilyn Manson. His work can be heard on the band’s debut LP, Portrait of an American Family and Smells Like Children. He later left the group in 1996 during Antichrist Superstar recording sessions citing creative differences. Marilyn Manson posted a touching statement on Instagram. We also lost George Young, brother of AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young. He was 70 years old. Young produced the first five AC/DC albums and also played in his own band, The Easybeats. He also wrote for pop and rock artists over the years. “It is with pain in our heart that we have to announce the passing of our ..

Bareburger Lakeview Fall Daily Specials and the Impossible Burger are here

Bareburger Lakeview releases their Daily Fall Specials. Stop by and enjoy delicious Organic Burgers, Beer and Wine. You may have heard about the Impossible Burger, well it’s here and everyone loves it. This delicious, juicy, 100% plant based burger made from a combination of wheat protein, coconut oil, potato protein and heme. Their dedication to quality is impeccable by using different grills and fryers for Vegetarian and Vegan food. Be sure to sign up for their newsletter here and receive discounts instantly. Bareburger Lakeview Daily Specials Meatless Monday – 15% of when the entire party goes vegetarian Tap Tuesday – $5 20oz Beer & Cider Wine Wednesday – $6 glasses of wine and half-price carafes The post Bareburger Lakeview Fall Daily Specials and the Impossible Burger are here appeared first on Chicago Music.

Fun Things to do in Chicago in Oct & Nov

The editorial team shares some of the most noteworthy events in Chicago over the next few weeks. Check them out below and let us know if there are any you feel we should add to the list. Witches, Brews & Goblin Treats When October 27 to October 31 Where House of Blues 201 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601 The Front Bottoms The Front Bottoms are an American indie rock band that originated in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. The band consists of Brian Sella, and Mat Uychich. When October 27, Friday @ 7:30 PM Where House of Blues 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60654 Easton Corbin Dan Easton Corbinis an American country music singer. He signed to Mercury Records Nashville in 2009 and released his self-titled debut album in March 2010, featuring the two number one hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll with It”, as well as the number 14 hit “I Can’t Love You Back”. When October 27, Friday @ 7:30 PM Where 203 N Genesee Street Waukegan, IL 60085 Bad Bunny When October 27, Friday..

On the Radar: RSD Black Friday, New Music from A Perfect Circle, Michael Jackson...

Catch up on music’s most talked about stories with the latest installment of On the Radar. Black Friday Record Store Day releases revealed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qJp6xlKEug If you didn’t get your fill of exclusive vinyl back in April, then prepare yourself Record Store Day Black Friday edition. It all goes down November 24. While there aren’t as many limited-edition releases as the big day, there are still some notable releases. Some highlights include: Humanz – Gorillaz Picture Disc Guardians of the Galaxy Picture Disc Queen’s “We Are the Champions” and “We Will Rock You” 12-inch Black Rooster – The Kills “Wonderful Christmastime” – Paul McCartney available on red and green 7-inch. Check out the full list of releases along with participating record stores here. A Perfect Circle release their first new song in 14 years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6kd0FQhd5k After waiting (im)patiently for new music, A Perfect Circle finally delivered. Last week, they released..

The Boy Illinois releases new mixtape “Windy” ft Saba, YP and More

After a long hiatus and releasing some noteworthy singles over the past year, The Boy Illinois is back with ‘WINDY’. A unique project that speaks on The Boy Illinois perspective of Chicago. Recruiting major producers HearonTrackz (Shawnna, Kanye West), J Bravo (Waka Flocka, Chaz French) & more to deliver a noteworthy release. WINDY has a mixture of raw vibes, catchy hooks and pure lyricism that shows renewed charisma for the young artist. Tracks such as Salute and Saba featured single Cool are stand-outs from the project. Track five King, Me ft. Chai Tulani & Windy Indie is a track not to miss. With tantalizing production from Lord Haiti, King, Me is a powerhouse song. Each artist brings an unforgettable verse, demanding recognition from listeners. Accompanied with a hook that begs to be on replay, King, Me steals the show. The newly Priority Records affiliate shows that he is ready for his next step. WINDY encompasses many aspects of Chicago, bringing heavy hitting wavey vibes to a ..

On the Radar: Creeper in the US, Eminem Slams Trump, Green Day Announce Greatest...

Did you watch Eminem’s Trump diss or pre-order Green Day’s new release? Did you know Creeper is returning to the US? Catch up with On the Radar. Creeper and Neck Deep announce US tour dates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmDiNAIccW8 One of the best new bands in punk rock is the UK’s Creeper. Those who attended Warped Tour this year got the chance to see Southampton band’s energetic set. If you missed out or want to catch them again, you’re in luck. Starting early next year, they’ll be heading out on tour as a support act on Neck Deep’s The Panic and the Peace tour. Also joining the outing is Speak Low if You Speak Love. Dates kick off January 18 in Santa Ana, CA and wrap up February 28 in Los Angeles, CA. The tour swings by Chicago at the Concord Music Hall February 12. Tickets are on sale now. Creeper also has a book in the works titled The Last Days of James Scythe that dives deeper into the story told on Eternity in Your Arms. Pre-order a copy here. Eminem gives Donald Trump a..

‘Casting Couch’: The Origins of a Pernicious Hollywood Cliché

The chorus of condemnation against Harvey Weinstein, as dozens of women have come forward to accuse the producer of serial sexual assault and harassment, has often turned on a quaint-sounding show-business cliché: the “casting couch.” Glenn Close, for instance, expressed her anger that “the ‘casting couch’ phenomenon, so to speak, is still a reality in our business and in the world.” The casting couch—where, as the story goes, aspiring actresses had to trade sexual favors in order to win roles—has been a familiar image in Hollywood since the advent of the studio system in the 1920s and ’30s. Over time, the phrase has become emblematic of the way that sexual aggression has been normalized in an industry dominated by powerful men. How did this seemingly innocuous phrase become so ensconced as a standard show-business trope? The casting-couch tradition originated in theatrical productions on Broadway well before the Hollywood film industry became the new locus of the entertainment world. ..

The Barren Future of The Weinstein Company

The power that Harvey Weinstein wielded—the power he abused for the entirety of his Hollywood career, according to dozens of allegations of harassment, rape, and assault—was wrapped up in his name. He made sure of that even before co-founding his own studio, The Weinstein Company, in 2005, encouraging his image in the press as that of a movie mogul pushing indie darlings to Oscar success and box-office triumph through sheer force of will. Though the earliest alleged incident goes as far back as 1980, before he was a famed mega-producer, Weinstein appears to have used his growing clout as a shield and a cudgel over the years, threatening to ruin his victims’ careers if they exposed him. Weinstein’s fall from grace has been rapid after stories from The New York Times and The New Yorker detailed a wave of allegations against him two weeks ago. He was fired by The Weinstein Company (TWC), and, in an unprecedented step taken this past weekend, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences..

Rick Perry Wants to Bail Out the Coal Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C.—If the United States is going to have even a chance of meeting its climate-change goals under the Paris Agreement, there are few actions more pressing than taking coal plants offline. Coal-burning power plants emit more heat-trapping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than any other part of the electricity sector. It’s been widely reported that coal is inexorably on its way out—that cheap natural gas, made available by fracking, is eroding coal’s dominance in the U.S. grid. But the speed of that transition matters immensely to the planet, as the United States is currently not on track to slow its emissions fast enough to avert catastrophic climate change. This week, two powerful men set up on Capitol Hill to fight over the speed of that transition. One of them vied to keep up the pressure on coal retirements in a press conference on Wednesday; the other threw his support behind still-surviving plants in a Congressional hearing on Thursday. The two were inhabiting unusu..

How Stalin Hid Ukraine’s Famine From the World

In the years 1932 and 1933, a catastrophic famine swept across the Soviet Union. It began in the chaos of collectivization, when millions of peasants were forced off their land and made to join state farms. It was then exacerbated, in the autumn of 1932, when the Soviet Politburo, the elite leadership of the Soviet Communist Party, took a series of decisions that deepened the famine in the Ukrainian countryside. Despite the shortages, the state demanded not just grain, but all available food. At the height of the crisis, organized teams of policemen and local Party activists, motivated by hunger, fear, and a decade of hateful propaganda, entered peasant households and took everything edible: potatoes, beets, squash, beans, peas, and farm animals. At the same time, a cordon was drawn around the Ukrainian republic to prevent escape. The result was a catastrophe: At least 5 million people perished of hunger all across the Soviet Union. Among them were nearly 4 million Ukrainians who died ..

Soot-Covered Bird Corpses Cough Up Environmental Secrets

It’s a story about mystery, grime, and a phoenix rising from the ashes—so of course it started in Chicago. The Field Museum, a Greco-Roman citadel of natural history on the shores of Lake Michigan, is famous for its Egyptology exhibit and for displaying Sue, the largest T. rex ever discovered. But among scientists and biologists, it carries a different distinction. In its basement and archives, the Field Museum holds more than 3 million specimens: drawers and drawers full of the stuffed corpses of long-dead creatures. Among these dead are hundreds of Illinoisan birds, many of them captured and killed in the decades after the city’s founding. For years, curators and collection managers had noticed that something was off about some of them. Birds from the late 19th century were noticeably darker than other specimens of their own species from other time periods or other locations. They suspected the birds had been stained by the soot that once choked Chicago’s skies—but without looking at..