A combination of gruff rap and beats that sound like "Tetris" on crystal meth, Mykki Blanco is equal parts Marilyn Manson and DMX. She is also the female alter ego of 28-year-old California native and former Chicagoan Michael Quattlebaum Jr., and you likely aren’t familiar with his music.
Matt Pais talks to the breakout country star about her live show, songs about trailers and sass.
The first annual AAHH! Fest, a community-focused concert effort between Common and his Common Ground Foundation and Donda's House Inc. (a creative arts foundation co-founded by Kanye West and Che "Rhymefest" Smith"), took place Sunday in Union Park. With an already announced lineup of emcee Dave Chappelle, DJs like Timbuck2, Wayne Williams, Vince Adams and performers like Lil Herb, Diggy Simmons, MC Lyte, Twista, De La Soul, Jay Electronica, Lupe Fiasco and Common himself, there was more than enough to call the event the most stacked of any of the festivals that took place in Chicago this year.
Matt Pais says the Chicago band's latest shows increased focus while delivering songs that stick with you.
Look. We all know it. Butts are winning these days.
Clean Bandit straddles the line between the concert hall and the club, combining live, classically derived string arrangements with gurgling electronic beats.
The rising pop star leads the roster of this week's shows.
Female stars are dropping some of the most anticipated albums this fall.
The ladies are stealing the night in Chicago's fall concert scene.
The comedic duo karaoke the all-too famous tune.