Entries tagged with: Common
Common @ Central Park Summerstage in 2010 (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Common was a guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, mostly to chat about his new movie, LUV (out January 18). Fallon also got him talking about music, and Common shared that he'll be releasing an EP with the film, his first-ever mixtape, and a new album (due out in September)(via Fake Shore Drive). The Chicago-based entertainer also has a few more films coming out in 2013; it's quite the packed schedule. Stay tuned for more information on new Common music.
Footage of his chat with Jimmy Fallon and a trailer for LUV can be found below...
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Tickets for Nas' show at Congress Theater on November 14 with Lauryn Hill are on sale now.
Tickets for A Place to Bury Strangers' November 14 show at the Bottle with Bleeding Rainbow are on sale now.
Tickets for Common's show at the Horseshoe Hammond Casino on November 30 are on sale now.
Tickets for The Polyphonic Spree's holiday show at the Logan Square Auditorium on December 11 are on sale now.
Tickets for The Killers' show at UIC Pavilion on December 21 with Tegan And Sara are going on sale this Saturday at 11AM CST. A JAM presale for that show is currently active; the password is battle.
Tickets for Lady Gaga's February 13 show at the United Center are on sale now.
We've partnered with the City of Chicago, The Night Ministry and the Common Ground Foundation to help homeless youth in Chicago. Be part of our cause, and come visit our new retail locations with a $20 donation - in exchange we'll give you a ticket to see Chicago native Common perform live! [Virgin Mobile]Common is playing Metro on Thursday, July 26 as part of a Virgin Mobile-presented benefit show for homeless youth. The Common Ground Foundation, as you might imagine, is run by Common and strives to better urban communities. Tickets will ONLY be available in exchange for a $20 donation at the Wrigleyville Virgin Mobile store (2562-64 N. Clark St.) on Saturday (7/21) and Sunday (7/22) from noon-2PM both days.
Common released his most recent album, The Dreamer/The Believer, in December of 2011. Check out a few videos from the album below...
Chicago rapper/actor/author Common will throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the White Sox home-opener against the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, April 13. Game time is 1:10PM CST. Pre-game ceremonies begin at 12:30PM.
Jane's Addiction @ The Wellmont Theater in NJ (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
Summer Camp Music Festival, which takes place in Chillicothe, IL's Three Sisters Park (May 25-27), has added another round of artists to the lineup. Some of these are: Jane's Addiction, Common, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Gov't Mule, and AraabMUZIK. "Getting Closer" tickets are on sale now. Current lineup below..
today in Chicago
* Clip Art, Algebro, Any Kind @ Schubas
* Thin Hymns, Quicksails @ The Whistler
* Robbie Fulks, Don Stiernberg @ Hideout
* Erick Deshaun Dorris, William Kurk @ Reggie's
* Little Trouble Girl, Regex, Argo Navis @ Panchos (Free Show)
* Radio Moscow, The Velcro Lewis Group, Strychnine @ Ultra Lounge
* The English Softhearts, The Ice Machine & Swift, Golden Birthday, Presssures @ Empty Bottle (Free Show)
Clip Art begin their January residency at Schubas tonight (1/9).
Both The Velcro Lewis Group and Strychnine, who play the Ultra Lounge tonight, are also on the bill of Chicago Psych Fest 3.
Stream new albums from Kathleen Edwards and Howler via NPR.
Common has a new video for "Raw (How You Like it)." Check it out below.
Common @ Central Park Summerstage in 2010 (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Common released his 9th studio album The Dreamer/The Believer earlier this week via Warner Brothers/Think Common Music, his first under the label. The album features production from No I.D., guest spots from John Legend, Makeba Riddick, and Nas (who he's at work on a 2012 collaborative LP with), plus an original poem by Maya Angelou. More on The Dreamer/The Believer at BrooklynVegan.
The Chicago-bred rapper will be making a hometown appearance on Wednesday evening (12/28), at F.Y.E. in The Loop (26 East Randolph Street), at 5PM CST. For a chance to meet Common, I've been told you must do the following: (1.) Purchase The Dreamer/The Believer at THAT STORE and save your receipt. (2.) Wristbands will be given out to all bearing receipts starting at 8:30AM CST that day. Good luck.
Some videos from the album (including one featuring Nas), below..
Wilco @ the Civic Opera House on Monday (more by Matt Ziegler)
today in Chicago
* Tab Benoit @ SPACE
* JD Samson, Dida Ritz @ Berlin
* Sons of the Never Wrong, Zozo @ Abbey Pub
* Graham Colton, Steve Moakler @ Lincoln Hall
* Wilco, Jon Langford and the Skull Orchestra @ the Vic
* Alabama Shakes, The Lawrence Peters Outfit @ Hideout
* Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Steepwater Band @ House of Blues
* Fair To Midland, Dead Letter Circus, Aficionado @ Subterranean
* Del Rey, The Swan King, The Chord, Bruce Lamont @ Empty Bottle
* Holiday Road Tour, Futurebirds, Grass Giraffes, Flying Cars @ Schubas
* Geronimo!, Volcanoes Make Islands, Dick Wolf!, Joe Robinson @ Panchos
* The Melismatics, Board of Governors, Red City, Farewell Captain @ Double Door
Stream Common's new album The Dreamer/The Believer via a widget below.
Deer Tick played Conan last night, video below.
Wilco play their third of five area shows this week, tonight at the Vic.
Feist @ Church of the Intercession in October (more by Jessica Amaya)
Feist and her band (featuring Mountain Man as backup singers) will play the Riv.
SBTRKT makes his live (not DJ like North Coast) Chicago debut at the Bottom Lounge.
Star Slinger, Shlohmo, and Shigeto can be found at Lincoln Hall.
Le Butcherettes, Gypsyblood, and White Mystery will play Subterranean.
Electric Six play their second to last show of tour with Kitten and Andy D at the Double Door.
If it's disco you are looking for, check out Miami Horror and Hey Champ at The Mid.
Big Sean, Cyhi The Prince, and Shawn Chrystopher will play a sold out show at Metro.
Amen Dunes will play a FREE, 5PM in-store at Reckless Records' Wicker Park store.
Loyal Divide, Lazers and Fast and Shit, and Verma will play the Empty Bottle.
Holy Ghost!, Jessica 6, and Eli Escobar will play the Double Door.
Mark Sultan will play the Ultra Lounge.
The Wombats will play a sold out show at Subterranean, with support from The Postelles and The Static Jacks.
Comedian Michael Ian Black will perform at Park West.
Common speaks about his recently published memoir One Day It'll All Make Sense at the UIC Forum. CANCELED
Chaperone, Dastardly, and Grandkids are playing the Beat Kitchen.
Beer Hoptacular! returns to the Aragon Ballroom for a second year.
Designer Drugs, Black Matter, Pls Dnt Stp, and Gemini Club will play Reggie's.
Chickenfoot, Ponderosa will play Metro.
Chicago's own Radar Eyes and Wax Idols will play Cole's along with Terry Malts.
The Civil Wars and Milo Green will play the Vic.
A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Benoit Pioulard, and Ken Camden will play Lincoln Hall.
Jonny Corndawg, Man is Man, and Ice Rod will play Schubas.
Like David Shrigley, hip hop artist Common is promoting a new book in town today (9/20). And like Shrigley, you have more than one chance to see him. Check out Common's list of book promo dates below...
Of Montreal crowd rafting @ NCMF (photo by Laura HoneyBadger)
In its second year, the three-day North Coast Music Festival brought an estimated 50,000 people to Union Park over Labor Day Weekend, eclipsing its draw from last year by 10,000 and selling out Saturday and Sunday in advance. Like last year, the fest featured an eclectic lineup of DJs, hip-hop, jam bands and groups straddling the lines between.One of those 50,000 people in the audience was "the purple guy". Hard hitting video footage of the purple one (no, not Prince), along with a video of Common performing "Chi City" (what were your favorite sets of the weekend?), below...
LED lighting flanked DJ platforms and served as backdrops at two of the four stages, which was an improvement from last year, though the sound-bleed issues remained. The lights added needed visual interest during DJ sets such as during Wolfgang Gartner's fresh, hard-driving mix wizardry. The same could be said for SBTRKT, who wore a teal mask, and performed a seamless and pleasing set that featured dubstep grooves with some honeyed vocal loops. No matter for the audience, who were often more riveting than what was happening on stage. Many young fans wore outrageous outfits and mirrored the diversity onstage, wielding sticks topped with various items, from stuffed animals to handmade robots, like totems. [Chicago Tribune]