On the Radar: Nine Inch Nails returns with new music, Riot Fest opens a...

What’s happening this week? Cage the Elephant plan an acoustic album, Nine Inch Nails reveal more EPs, and Riot Fest opens a restaurant. All this and more On the Radar. Nine Inch Nails plan to release more EPs this year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvyywDE67tY We’re getting new music from Nine Inch Nails this summer, according to Trent Reznor. In an email sent out to fans who pre-ordered NIN vinyl reissues, Reznor revealed 2016’s Not the Actual Events was only part one of a trilogy of EPs. In the email he says, “”DID YOU KNOW THERE’S A NEW TOP-SECRET NINE INCH NAILS EP THAT WILL BE RELEASED BEFORE THE FIRST SHOWS WE DO THIS SUMMER? DID YOU KNOW NOT THE ACTUAL EVENTS WAS THE FIRST PART OF A TRILOGY OF RELATED EPS THAT WILL BE RELEASED ABOUT 6-8 MONTHS APART? NOW YOU DO. MORE INFORMATION ON THIS SHORTLY… THANK YOU. TRENT” Read the entire email here. The second currently untitled EP is slated to drop sometime this summer. Hopefully, it’ll come out before NIN plays Riot Fest on S..

On the Radar: RIP Greg Allmen, New Foo Fighters Song, Trevor Sensor, + More

This week in music we say goodbye to Gregg Allman, rock out with the Foo Fighters, and drool over the latest Lollapalooza and Riot Fest additions. All this and more On the Radar. Riot Fest and Lollapalooza get bigger and better Riot Fest Though we had to fight for it, it’s finally getting warmer in the city and we’re getting closer to festival season. Both Riot Fest and Lollapalooza already dropped their lineups, but they had more in store for music lovers. Riot Fest finally announced the second wave of bands and while it doesn’t feature big name acts, there are some notable additions. At the Drive-In, Best Coast, Seaway, Potty Mouth, Black Pistol Fire, Skating Polly, Upset, Gin Rummy, RVIVR, Radar State, Cockney Rejects, Cap’n Jazz, The Casualties, Mad Caddies, Versus, Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale, Warm Brew, Culture Abuse, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and Kembra Pfahler are all added to the already packed bill. And let’s not forget headliners Nine Inch Nails, Queens of ..

On the Radar: Spring Awakening, New Foo Fighters Music, Trevor Sensor, + More

This week in music we say goodbye to Gregg Allman, rock out with the Foo Fighters, and drool over the latest Lollapalooza and Riot Fest additions. All this and more On the Radar. Riot Fest and Lollapalooza get bigger and better Riot Fest Though we had to fight for it, it’s finally getting warmer in the city and we’re getting closer to festival season. Both Riot Fest and Lollapalooza already dropped their lineups, but they had more in store for music lovers. Riot Fest finally announced the second wave of bands and while it doesn’t feature big name acts, there are some notable additions. At the Drive-In, Best Coast, Seaway, Potty Mouth, Black Pistol Fire, Skating Polly, Upset, Gin Rummy, RVIVR, Radar State, Cockney Rejects, Cap’n Jazz, The Casualties, Mad Caddies, Versus, Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale, Warm Brew, Culture Abuse, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and Kembra Pfahler are all added to the already packed bill. And let’s not forget headliners Nine Inch Nails, Queens of ..

Listen to Boy Illinois latest single “Dancing Like Diddy”

Boy Illinois releases his new single “Dancing Like Diddy” after partnering with Priority Records. Illi uses his lyrical ability to pay homage to the greatest city in the world, Chicago. He does this cleverly throughout the track. Lyrics like “I’m still dancing like DLow”, “Step In The Name of Love” are just a couple of honorable mentions. Listen to the track below and let us know what you think. We look forward to more music from Illi. In the meantime we encourage everyone to do the DancingLikeDiddyChallenge The official “Dancing Like Diddy” video drops later this month. Dancing Like Diddy Just getting our dances moves together for when #DancingLikeDiddy drops @briahna31 @lordhaiti @djediisart ! #Yer #ImIlli #PriorityRecords #BornLeadersInc #SwankPR #ES #FA #TheAmbulanceFactory A post shared by Chakra Zulu (@theboyillinois) on Jun 1, 2017 at 5:28pm PDT The post Listen to Boy Illinois latest single “Dancing Like Diddy” appeared first on Chicago Music.

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

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DumuyU6SuaQ&feature=youtu.be&list=PLMx-oj8tIII08oxVa2qzN3zWp23vgzCZw 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. The post Listen to Major Lazer’s new EP “Know No Better” ft Travis Scott, Camila Cabello and Quavo appeared first on Chicago Music.

North Coast Music Festival 2017 feat: Gucci Mane, Carnage, Ween + More

North Coast Music Festival is thrilled to reveal the artist lineup for its eighth annual year, taking place on the sprawling grass of Chicago’s Union Park from Friday, September 1 to Sunday, September 3, 2017! Featuring incredible tree-dotted views of the city skyline, and 80 unbeatable performances from all corners of the creative pool, “Summer’s Last Stand” is music lovers’ chance to end the season on a high note. Headlining Friday will feature deadmau5, Eric Prydz and Gucci Mane. Headliners set for Saturday are Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, STS9 and Carnage. Closing out NCMF are Ween, Tipper and I special headliner that will be revealed very soon. Check out the full lineup below. North Coast Music Festival 2017 Artists: (* = Newly Announced) A Tribe Called Red Akenya *Autograf BADBADNOTGOOD Big Boi *Bob Moses Bonobo (Live) Carlile Carnage Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley deadmau5 & Eric Prydz Destructo Don Diablo Edamame Electric Guest Elephante *Ganja White Night Goldfish Gucci Mane Harrison..

June 2017 Concerts to see in Chicago, Stay in the loop

We are called Chicago Music for a reason – no matter what type of music you’re into, we want to make sure we have you covered. Featuring the latest events, music, reviews, interviews and entertainment from Chicago. Here we have listed some of the top concerts to see in Chicago this month. Get your tickets now! Future Nobody Safe Tour Concert Tickets at Hollywood Casino June 2, 2017 U2 Concert Tickets at Soldier Field June 3-4, 2017 U2 Concert at Wrigley Field. Kehlani Concert Tickets at Concord Music Hall Jessie Reyez Concert Tickets at Schubas June 14, 2017 Kaskade Concert Tickets at Aragon Ballroom June 16, 2017 Metallica Concert Tickets at Soldier Field June 18, 2017 Def Leppard at Hollywood Casino June 24, 2017 Red Hot Chili Peppers at the United Center June 30, 2017 Dead & Company at Wrigley Field June 30, 2017 The post June 2017 Concerts to see in Chicago, Stay in the loop appeared first on Chicago Music.

Lollapalooza 2017 Aftershows: Kaytranada, Banks, Phantogram, 6lack + More

Want to see even more from your favorite artists at the fest? Keep the party going at one of our Official 2017 Lollapalooza Aftershows with more than 55 performances featuring over 110 artists. From Metro to House of Blues, these legendary rooms will host the ultimate Lolla after-parties from Tuesday, August 1st through Sunday, August 6th. This list will be updated as more information is released. Who is ready for another year at Lollapalooza? Well rock your Chicago Music and we are offering a 10% discount because of Festival Season! WEDNESDAY 8/2 Kaytranada – Concord Music Hall – Tickets available HERE THURSDAY 8/3 Porter Robinson – the MID – Tickets available HERE Little Dragon – Concord Music Hall – Tickets available HERE Jai Wolf & Gryffin – Logan Square Auditorium – Tickets available HERE FRIDAY 8/4 Mac DeMarco – Concord Music Hall – Tickets available HERE Slushii – Logan Square Auditorium – Tickets available HERE Gramatik – the MID – Tickets available HERE SATURDAY 8/5 Al..

On the Radar: Ministry, Manchester Tragedy, Linkin Park + More

What’s going on this week? Looking back at the Manchester tragedy, Ministry’s new LP, Linkin Park’s outrage, and more. Check it out On the Radar. Ariana Grande concert in Manchester ends in tragedy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2xoCFGTi6w A night that was supposed to be filled with fun and music ended with tragic deaths. After an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday (May 22) an explosion went off killing 22 people and dozens injured. The crowd was predominately filled with teenagers and young kids. It was revealed early the next morning several children were killed in the explosion. According to witnesses, a bang was heard at 10:33 PM, London time, after Grande performed her last song and people began leaving the venue. Grande later tweeted she was “Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry.” At this time, she has currently suspended her international Dangerous Woman tour. The bomber was later identified as 22-year old British man Salman Abedi. He ..

Get Spring Awakening After Parties Tickets ft Keys N Krates, Afro Jack, Mr. Carmack...

Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) is thrilled to announce this year’s official after parties! Tickets to all afters will go on sale this Wednesday, May 24th at 10am CST. From Chicago’s most popular and intimate nightclubs including the MID, Prysm, Smart Bar and Sound-Bar, to concert venues like the legendary House Of Blues and Concord Music Hall, there are a plethora of shows throughout the weekend to keep the party going after the festival ends. 3-Day SAMF passes are almost sold out so grab your tickets now if you haven’t already. Spring Awakening Music Festival 2017 Official Afterparties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsH7cIulm8A&feature=youtu.be The post Get Spring Awakening After Parties Tickets ft Keys N Krates, Afro Jack, Mr. Carmack and More appeared first on Chicago Music.

On the Radar: RIP Chris Cornell, New Muse Music, Searching for Neverland + More

What’s happening with music this week? We mourn the tragic death of Chris Cornell, figure out what Muse is up to, and prepare for Lifetime’s Michael Jackson biopic. All this and more On the Radar. Michael Jackson biopic Searching for Neverland coming May 29 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SwwthteNPI Oh boy, so you ready for Lifetime’s Michael Jackson biopic? Searching for Neverland is the latest TV movie from the network. The movie is based on the book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in his Final Days by Jackson’s bodyguards Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard. The film follows the King of Pop’s final years and finds him trying to balance fame with parenthood. Starring as Jackson is the “world’s best” Jackson impersonator, Navi. Navi’s been portraying the popstar for a number of years and even worked with Jackson serving as a decoy and playing at his birthday parties. So, does he bare a resemblance? At moments, yes. If you squint your eyes hard enough he does look like J..

BET Awards Nominees 2017: Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper, Bruno Mars, Migos and Solonge

BET Awards Nominees are in and we have highlighted some categories below. Beyoncé’s seven nods include Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on “Freedom”, Album of the Year and Video of the Year. Bruno Mars, also up for Album of the Year and Video of the Year, nabbed a nomination as well for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist. Migos’ nods include Best Group and Best Collaboration for “Bad and Bougee” with Lil Uzi Vert. Best Male Hip-Hop Artist nominee Chance the Rapper is also a Best new Artist nominee along with 21 Savage, Cardi B, Khalid and Young M.A. BET Awards will air live on June 25 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET. The awards ceremony will cap off the annual BET Experience at L.A. Live in Los Angeles from June 22-25. Best Female R&B/Pop Artist ​Beyoncé Kehlani Mary J. Blige Rihanna Solange Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Bruno Mars Chris Brown The Weeknd Trey Songz Usher Best Group 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne A Tribe Called Quest Fat Joe & Remy..