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Recap: Schoolboy Q at Pitchfork 2014

Perhaps in a reference to Earl Sweatshirt's composed energy during his earlier set, Schoolboy Q made it clear that his show would be a chill-free zone by announcing, "This ain't gonna be one of these cool guy sets. I'm here to turn it up!"

Recap: Earl Sweatshirt at Pitchfork 2014

Earl Sweatshirt probably didn't make any new fans during his Sunday set.

Rise Against reclaims its voice

Rise Against reclaims its voice

These days, anyone with a smart phone or computer can comment on social issues. Don't like something? Start an online petition. Preferably about something more productive than wanting to deport Justin Bieber.

Garth Brooks brings tour to Chicago in September

Garth Brooks brings tour to Chicago in September

Garth Brooks has announced he will be returning to Chicago for the first time in 17 years. Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will be playing the Allstate Arena on Thursday, September 4.

Mixtape mini-reviews: King Louie, Lil Durk, Sulaiman

Mixtape mini-reviews: King Louie, Lil Durk, Sulaiman

Several notable Chicago rappers have released mixtapes in the past few days. Here's how they fared:

North Coast Music Festival after shows announced, 15+ events scheduled for late August

North Coast Music Festival after shows announced, 15+ events scheduled for late August

The 5th annual North Coast Music Festival has announced their official aftershows. More often than not, these aftershows are an opportunity for folks to keep the party going after the festival shuts down for the night. 

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'Rescue Me' singer Fontella Bass dies

American soul singer Fontella Bass, who topped the R&B chart in 1965 with the so...

American soul singer Fontella Bass, who topped the R&B chart in 1965 with the song "Rescue Me," died in St. Louis. She was 72.