Entries tagged with: ASAP Rocky
* Caravan of Thieves, Talons @ Schubas
* Unur, YOU, Black Marble @ The Burlington
* A Light Sleeper, The Night Hours, Altos @ Empty Bottle
* Many Places, Project Film, Diov, Wilshire @ Subterranean
* Run And Punch, Old Black and Blue Eyes, Palmer Squares, The Janitor and the Bum, We Don't Need Roads @ Double Door
Unur, YOU, and Black Marble play The Burlington tonight.
Many Places, Project Film, Diov, and Wilshire play Subterranean.
We interviewed Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes.
A$AP Rocky has a new video for "Fuckin' Problem" from his forthcoming LP LONGLIVEA$AP. Check it out below.
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A$AP Rocky @ Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
A$AP Rocky and the A$AP Mob are slated to head out on the LongLiveA$AP tour in late-September, which features Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q. All three acts hit Chicago earlier this month to perform at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival. That tour will reach Chicago on October 11 for a show at the Congress Theater. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but check Ticketfly for updates.
In related news, Rocky was arrested in NYC last week after a brawl with some photographers, which caused him to miss his scheduled performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Brawls are kind of his thing.
All LongLiveA$AP dates are listed below...
"Vegan" (photo by James Richards IV)
"Rain controlled the tempo of Pitchfork Music Festival day one early on, but the clouds eventually gave way to sun shine and music from an eclectic and entertaining lineup of acts. At its close, Friday of Pitchfork Fest 2012 was a humid but fun time that was definitely not short on memorable moments." [LoudLoop]
"In a sharp programming shift, Day 1 went from the psychedelic pop of Olivia Tremor Control into the mixtape hip-hop of A$AP Rocky. The only similarity I can think of between the two acts is that there are higher than average odds that both their listeners partake of illicit substances." [Jim DeRogatis]
"Dirty Projectors, a six-piece New York band with some highly acclaimed albums in its resume, demonstrates seriously accomplished chops during a set full of art-pop songs. [Greg Kot]
We already posted up one set of pictures from the first day of Pitchfork Fest up on BrooklynVegan. Here is a BV Chicago exclusive set and it continues below....
A$AP stopping for a quick photo opp. before the show
Despite what was said to be a Chicago Police Department ban on the L.E.P. Bogus Boys' opening set at the House of Blues, headliner A$AP Rocky brought out the local duo for a surprise performance at tonight's show.
After the Bogus Boys ran through a few songs, Chief Keef's GBE crew (minus Keef) joined them and the A$AP Mob for a performance of "I Don't Like." The amount of people on stage (30+ at that point) apparently came close to breaking it, so the venue quickly cut the track/shut down the show.
Video footage of both happenings can be found below via Fake Shore Drive...
A$AP Rocky @ Coachella (weekend 2) (more by David Andrako)
As mentioned, A$AP Rocky makes his Chicago debut at the House of Blues TONIGHT (May 3), with support from Been Trill. Hopefully you grabbed some tickets in time because this show is sold out. L.E.P. Bogus Boys were supposed to open but what we'll call "some booking issues" took place.
A$AP has released a new (NSFW) video for his track "Goldie." You can view the footage at the bottom of this post. RSVP Gallery, who are presenting the show, have printed up some exclusive A$AP merchandise. The gear is definitely available via their website and may be for sale at the House of Blues tonight.
Reminder: You can also catch A$AP at the 2012 Pitchfork Festival.
Video for "Goldie" below...
L.E.P. Bogus Boys
As you may have heard, the Chicago Police Department allegedly banned the L.E.P. Bogus Boys from performing at the House of Blues on May 3, alongside headliner A$AP Rocky. Well, Fake Shore Drive reports that the CPD issued this statement to Marina City Online:
"We don't monitor musical acts," said Lieutenant Maureen Biggane, Commanding Officer of CPD's news affairs department. "In the event that we are made aware of a popular performer or act coming to town, we may adjust manpower to ensure the public safety of the community surrounding the venue."Hm...
Earlier today, the House of Blues admitted to the fact that THEY were behind the ban:
"The House Of Blues made an autonomous decision, one not influenced by the Chicago Police Department, to remove LEP Bogus Boys from the May 3 A$AP Rocky concert," a House of Blues spokesman told the Tribune on Monday. "Unfortunately the decision was initially communicated to the artists' representation via an e-mail that inaccurately cited the reasons and source of the cancellation. We apologize for any misunderstanding surrounding this decision."The Tribune article ends with the band questioning whether the venue was lying about the police being involved then, or not being involved now (cover up?).
L.E.P. Bogus Boys
The L.E.P. Bogus Boys were dealt some bad news yesterday when they were informed that the Chicago Police Department had barred them from performing at an upcoming A$AP Rocky show on May 3. Now, the Windy City duo take to the radio to explain why police have banned them from performing.Not cool. Listen to the interview below...
In a recent interview with Tony Sculfield and The Morning Riot and Fake Shore Drive's Drew Barber, the L.E.P. Bogus Boys explained that police felt that some of the group's lyrics contain violent imagery that it would be dangerous for them to perform at Chicago's House of Blues. They added that while they understand that crime is a major problem in Chi-Town, it is poverty that causes it, not music.
"We received an email from Don C, [West's] manager [who] was promoting the show at the House of Blues, saying that Chicago Police are shutting L.E.P. down," they explained. "[The] circumstances are not known, 'cus we've performed already three times at the House of Blues, no violence, not trouble...they said that due to the violence that's happening around [and] the type of music that we make [we can't perform]."
They added, "The situation that's going on in Chicago is not about music. If you're going to target music, you might as well target television. It's poverty; there's no jobs, there's no eating. You have to contribute that to the violence. It has nothing to do with the music or what have you...right now, I guess we're going to have to protest and actually go into the city of Chicago and explain to people...we're doing music, we're not promoting violence."
As you can gather from this poster, RSVP Gallery are presenting NYC rapper A$AP Rocky's Chicago debut at the House of Blues on May 3. Local duo the L.E.P Bogus Boys and G.O.O.D. Music's BEEN TRILL DJ crew will act as main support. There's no word on if the entire A$AP Mob will be performing, but they seem to play most shows with A$AP. Tickets go on sale this Friday (April, 13), at 10AM CST.
A$AP will also hit Chicago in July to perform on Friday (July 13) of Pitchfork Fest 2012.
Some videos below..
Pitchfork have just announced the initial details of their 2012 festival, taking place July 13-15 in Chicago's Union Park.
The fest's initial lineup includes: Vampire Weekend, Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hot Chip, AraabMUZIK, A$AP Rocky, the Field, Liturgy, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Tim Hecker, and Willis Earl Beal (who we recently hosted at Cole's Bar). Over 30+ more acts TBA.
Tickets go on sale NEXT Friday (March 9), at noon CST.
$45 per/day or $110 for a 3-day pass.
Stay tuned for any/all lineup additions.
Feist played the Riv in November.
Grimes plays the bottle on March 14.
Cloud Nothings play Schubas on April 6.
GY! BE-related project Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra played Lincoln Hall in January.