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Taylor Swift's '1989' is generic and annoying

Taylor Swift's '1989' is generic and annoying

RedEye's Dana Moran says Taylor's new record lacks the personality that makes her work special.

Top 29 November 2014 concerts

Top 30 November 2014 concerts

Run the Jewels, FKA Twigs and Death From Above 1979 highlight the month.

One Direction to play Soldier Field next August

The British pop group is set to play Soldier Field next August

Chance The Rapper: 5 things we learned about his new music

Chance The Rapper: 5 things we learned about his new music

There will be a new Chance the Rapper full-length in 2014. In a lengthy interview with Billboard Magazine yesterday, the Chicago native revealed a lot of new information with the biggest announcement being that his next project will be out before the end of the year. Despite a consistent stream of one-off singles throughout this year, this will mark his first full release since 2013's breakout "Acid Rap." Here's 5 things we learned about the record.

Chief Keef reportedly dropped from Interscope Records

Chief Keef reportedly dropped from Interscope Records

Chief Keef has reportedly been dropped by Interscope Records

New Chicago concerts on sale: Foo Fighters, Sam Smith, Sleater-Kinney

New Chicago concerts on sale: Foo Fighters, Sam Smith, Sleater-Kinney

The veteran rockers and rising soul singer leads this week's batch of shows.

New music playlist: October 2014

New music playlist: October 2014

Looking for new music? Here's a playlist of songs to check out

Foo Fighters announce Wrigley Field show

Foo Fighters announce Wrigley Field show

At the Foo Fighters show at Cubby Bear last week, Dave Grohl teased the crowd about a possible show across the street at Wrigley Field some day -- following the leads of friends Paul McCartney and Pearl Jam. "Maybe we'll even play Wrigley Field one day," he said. "We'll be back soon, I hope. Might not be at the Cubby Bear."

Hozier is one of the year's breakout acts

Hozier is one of the year's breakout acts

In some respects, time hasn’t been on Hozier’s side recently. He was only in town for three or four hours while performing at Lollapalooza, preventing him from checking out the Chicago blues that influenced him or seeing sights from “The Blues Brothers,” which he’d watch on repeat as a kid. Despite a willingness to participate in pretty much any skit while in studio to perform at “Saturday Night Live” (where he says Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Steven Spielberg were in attendance), there wasn’t time to make that happen.

Best songs of 2014 so far