In Brian Coleman’s liner notes for the 2010 Get On Down reissue of Common’s Resurrection, producer No I.D. (aka Dion Wilson) talked about his early collaborator, the Twilite Tone, who was also Common’s DJ. Specifically he credited Tone, born Anthony Khan, for helping catalyze the growth of Chicago’s hip-hop community in the late 80s and […]
#Imomsohard at the Vic, Gorillaz, and more things to do this weekend in Chicago
Square Roots Festival, Tamir Rice’s mother at Stony Island Arts Bank, and more happenings from July 7-9
Cartoon supergroup Gorillaz roll through Chicago with their overstuffed Humanz in tow
Since breaking out in the 90s as front man of Brit-pop powerhouse Blur, Damon Albarn has turned into the rare rock star who’s unable to make a bad record—but that doesn’t mean everything he’s done has been great. As the wizard pulling the levers behind the curtain of Gorillaz, Albarn has managed to gift the […]
United Airlines’ public relations crisis continues as its stock falls, and other Chicago news
Also, the city of Chicago has announced that its buildings will be entirely powered by renewable energy by 2025.
Omar Souleyman and Four Tet team up for “Wenu Wenu”
The master of Casio-based Syrian wedding music returns.
My Best of 2012 Spotify playlist—five hours of the year’s most pleasure-inducing music
Where else can you hear ZZ Top’s “I Gotsta Get Paid” and E-40’s “I’m Laced” in the same place?
You Shoot: Gorillaz at UIC Pavilion
That’s some nice melodica action.
Early Warnings Roundup
This week’s Early Warnings include Brendan Benson, Chromeo, Deer Tick, John Mellencamp, Fang Island, Ghostface Killah, Gorillaz, Pierced Arrows, Sonny & the Sunsets, and Women.