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Run The Jewels Rapper Killer Mike Addresses St Louis Audience Night Of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Last night, a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decided against indicting Officer Darren Wilson in the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Following the decision, protests and riots broke out in Ferguson and across the country.Run The Jewels, the hip-hop duo consisting of rappers Killer Mike and El-P, happened to be playing at the...

Setlist / Video: First Aid Kit @ The Vic 11/22/14

Swedish sisters Johanna Soderberg and Klara Soderberg have been performing as First Aid Kit since 2008. The folk duo recently played The Vic in support of their newest record, Stay Gold, and the set contained some interesting surprises, including two covers and a guest.The band infamously gained fame from a cover of Fleet Foxes Tiger...

Interactive Graph: The History Of Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza has experienced huge growth since its incarnation as a touring festival in 1991. As the festival settled solely in Chicago in 2005, the costs of touring were no longer an issue, allowing the curators to schedule more artists. With an increased number of artists came a more diverse range of musical genres.Chicago Tribune recently assembled...

Stream or Download: Drive-by Truckers @ The Vic 10/24/14

Drive-By Truckers havent stopped touring since the release of English Oceans, the bands tenth full-length studio album. The ceaseless tour included plenty of big dates and festival outings, but also found the band playing a fairly intimate show at The Vic in October.Anyone who doubts DBTs ability to rock like they used to needs...

Review: Chris Forsyth & Solar Motel Band @ Empty Bottle 11/19/14

Brian Eno once famously claimed that the Velvet Underground had originally sold only 30,000 copies of their debut album, but everybody who bought one went out and formed a band.Only a few dozen souls braved frigid November night to see guitarist Chris Forsyth and his Solar Motel band at the Empty Bottle. Curiously, despite the...

Setlist / Poster: Skydeck Allstars @ Willis Tower 11/22/14

We'll have more on this show in the next couple days, but wanted to get the setlist up from this remarkable show up ASAP.Joe Marcinek Band with Steve Molitz and Freekbass provided a great start to the night including a Bowie Fame jamSkydeck All StarsMarcus Rezak (DTM) - GuitarJohn Gutwillig (Disco Biscuits) - GuitarMike...

Contest | Old Shoe & Chicago Farmer Meet-and-Greet @ Schuba's 11/26/14 [Black Wednesday]

Old Shoe made a name for themselves playing weekly in Chicago, plugging away at a weekday residency at the old Ace Bar -- gigging with their pals and cultivating a loyal following.But these days, their local shows seemed to be tied to major events, even as the places they play get higher in profile....

When Can We Expect the Uber / Spotify Partnership in Chicago?

Spotify and car service Uber have announced a partnership allowing users to choose music from their Spotify accounts through the stereo of Ubers cars.Users will see a music bar on the bottom of their Uber app after requesting a ride if matched with a music-enabled Uber. By tapping the symbol, users can immediately choose...

Like A Good Neighbor - Riot Fest Forms Charitable Foundation to Benefit 26th Ward

Improvements and repair to Humboldt Park following the combination of rain and foot traffic from Riot Fest are now completed, according to Riot Fest organizers.Ground damaged from the three-day festival this past September have been reseeded, with topsoil added and aerated, and fencing has been installed to protect the recently repaired areas within the...

Setlist / Review / Video | Kevin Barnes Covers Bowie at MCA 11/20/14

By: Alex WoodIts kind of intimidating to be inside the body of David Bowie, Kevin Barnes said before performing Queen Bitch.The song opened a short set of acoustic Bowie covers performed by Of Montreals singer at the Museum Of Contemporary Art as part of the David Bowie Is exhibit.Of Montreal has consistently drawn...