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December 18, 2014

by Zack Baker

Tha Tour Part 1

It's only been a few months since Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug and Birdman dropped their stellar mixtape Tha Tour Part 1 as Rich Gang, and Quan told HotNewHipHop that fans could expect the follow up to the trio's debut as early as Christmas Eve. The prospect of a part two hitting before Part 1 is finished topping year-end lists perfectly follows Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan's prolific output in the mixtape and remix scene since scoring attention off their 2013 tapes/singles.

Rich Gang spent November touring the south and the eastern seaboard, and their tour is hitting Chicago this month on December 26 at The Chicago Theatre. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Young Thug also appears in Noisey's new 36-rapper, 42-minute posse cut "The Rap Monument." The Hudson Mohawke-produced track features rappers from all over, including Pusha T, Danny Brown, Killer Mike, YG, Action Bronson, Raekwon and more. Stream the behemoth of a song, along with Tha Tour Part 1 in its entirety, below...

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Young Widows
Photo: Young Widows in NYC in January 2014 (more by Ebru Yildiz)

Louisville post-punks Young Widows are heading out on tour next March with Shannon Wright. That tour stops in Chicago on March 13 at Beat Kitchen with additional support from Tropical Trash. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/19) at 10 AM.

Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Check out video of Young Widows playing their LP Easy Pain in full at NYC's Saint Vitus below...

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Juliana Hatfield

Juliana Hatfield has reignited her '90s band, Juliana Hatfield Three (her trio with drummer Todd Philips and bassist Dean Fisher), for a new album, Whatever, My Love, which will be out February 17 via American Laundromat Records. The trio has announced a tour for 2015 which will also serve as a 21st anniversary celebration of their 1993 debut, Become What You Are. (That's the one with "My Sister" on it.) The tour comes to Chicago on March 7 at Lincoln Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/19) at noon.

Full tour schedule is available at BrooklynVegan. Stream a track from the new album below...

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December 17, 2014

Electric Wizard at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Electric Wizard

British doom heroes Electric Wizard released their eighth album, Time To Die, earlier in the year, and have since announced a tour bringing them back to the US in 2015 with support from Satan's Satyrs. They haven't gone on a full US tour since 2002, and haven't played here at all since MDF 2012, but they'll play Chicago on April 7 at Metro. Tickets for that show go on sale this Friday (12/19) at noon.

Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream the title track from Time to Die below...

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The Twilight Sad
The Twilight Sad in Boston, 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Scottish post-punks The Twilight Sad dropped their latest album Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave earlier this year (named album of the year by Drowned in Sound), and played Empty Bottle less than a month ago. They'll be back soon for a headlining North American tour that hits Chicago on February 28 at Beat Kitchen. Tickets for that show go on sale at 10 AM on Friday (12/19), and are on fanclub presale now via the band's website.

Full tour schedule is available at BrooklynVegan. Stream the band's cover of Arthur Russell's "I Couldn't Say It To Your Face" below...

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December 12, 2014

STV
Future Islands

St. Vincent and Future Islands got in the season's spirt with a holiday show at the Chicago Theatre on December 2. Check out more pictures of that great double bill at BrooklynVegan.

December 10, 2014

photos by James Richards IV

Antemasque / Le Butcherettes
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Antemasque, the current band of Mars Volta/At the Drive-In members Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López, brought their tour to Chicago for a show on November 16 the Metro. Opening that show and the rest of the tour was Omar's pals Le Butcherettes. More pictures over at BrooklynVegan.

Clark
Clark

Two electronic greats, Clark and Nosaj Thing, have dates together in 2015 including a Chicago show happening on April 10 at Lincoln Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon on Friday (12/12).

Tour info and more at BrooklynVegan. Watch a video from Clark's self-titled 2014 LP below...

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November 24, 2014

Riot Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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Riot Fest Chicago wrapped up another great year this past September and now dates and ticket info have been revealed for 2015. The fest returns from September 11-13, and tickets go on a holiday presale Tuesday (11/25) at 10 AM.

November 21, 2014

American Football in NYC (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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The openers have been announced for American Football's four-night New Year's run in Chicago. The lineups look like this:

Dec 30 The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL w/ Braid
Dec 31 The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL w/ Pele, S. Carey
Jan 01 Lincoln Hall (All Ages) Chicago, IL w/ Joan of Arc
Jan 02 Lincoln Hall (18+) Chicago, IL w/ Maritime
That's the first announced reunion show for Pele, the been-reunited Braid and two bands who (like American Football) are fronted by ex-Cap'n Jazz members, Joan of Arc and Maritime. And as we explain here, S Carey is only a few degrees of separation from Pele.

Night 4 is sold out, but you can still get tickets to nights 1, 2 and 3.

Flyer below...

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