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The Range

Maker of one of Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2013 (Top 100 tracks too), Rhode Island beatmaker The Range has some upcoming shows around the country including 1/19 at Empty Bottle with Supreme Cuts, Starfoxxx, and Soleman. Tickets are on sale.

All dates are listed along with a video interview conducted at Glasslands in Brooklyn, below...

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Kendrick Lamar fan at Lolla '13
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Day 2 of Lollapalooza 2013 went down in Grant Park yesterday (8/3) with sets from The Postal Service, Kendrick Lamar, Haim, Foals, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Local Natives, and more. Check out a full set of pictures at BrooklynVegan.

UPDATE: We posted a second set of day 2 pictures with The National, and more.

Lollapalooza wraps up today (8/4). We at BrooklynVegan will be there in the soundwave tent hanging out with Bear Mountain (who also perform), The Orwells, and School of Rock. Other bands playing the fest today, as you can see in our Sunday preview, include Cat Power, Phoenix, The Cure, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Alt-J, Baroness, Angel Haze, and more. If you're staying home, you can stream it live.

If you haven't been keeping up with our Lolla coverage, check out our day 1 review, day 1 pics, and more day 1 pics.

Day 3 pics (part 1) and day 3 pics (part 2) are up now too.

The Postal Service @ Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
Kendrick Lamar @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)

We already told you what we're excited to see on Friday (8/2) of Lollapalooza 2013, but there are also two more days of the festival in Grant Park. Here are our top picks for Saturday (8/3), as well as a full list of aftershows happening throughout the city...

Pujol @ 1:00PM, The Grove Stage
Consider getting to Lollapalooza early on Saturday afternoon to catch Nashville troublemaker Pujol at 1PM at The Grove Stage. 2012's United States Of Being is a garage-y gem, and he's currently working on its follow-up.

Charles Bradley @ 2:45PM, Bud Light Stage
"The Screaming Eagle of Soul" never disappoints. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires do an uplifting and fun show that you don't want to miss. There also isn't much up against them, so you've got no excuse. Do it.

Haim @ 3:30PM, The Grove Stage
Los Angeles sister-trio Haim pen incredibly infectious pop (a la Steve Nicks), and I can't help but love it. They're already huge and have just one EP to their name (debut LP coming in September). Catch 'em at The Grove Stage at 3:30PM.

Local Natives @ 4:00PM, Red Bull Sound Select Stage
Local Natives' Hummingbird put the California outfit miles beyond 2009's percussive Gorilla Manor, and they thankfully didn't lose a bit of their glimmer either. They've only refined their already-excellent live show these past few years, and should be great in Grant Park.

Foals @ 5:45PM, Petrillo Stage
With three great albums until their belt, including this year's Holy Fire, Foals are set to return to Chicago to deliver one of their signature all-out performances at Lollapalooza. It should be great as per usual, and it's cool that they're not on one of the massive stages. Petrillo is big enough that you'll be able to see the show well even if you're not particularly close.

Heartless Bastards @ 6:00PM, The Grove Stage
Heartless Bastards welcomed their newest album, Arrow, in February of 2012. It's their most straightforward and rockin' LP yet, and they're great live too. Catch them at 6PM on The Grove Stage.

The National @ 6:00PM, Red Bull Sound Select Stage
Unfortunately, Brooklyn's resilient The National are playing directly against Heartless Bastards at the South end of the park. I'll admit, I was nervous for what was to come after 2010's High Violet, but they definitely pulled it off with this year's Trouble Will Find Me. The best part is that the two records are extremely different. My advice is to make the most of your early evening by catching a bit of both The National and Heatless Bastards.

Kendrick Lamar @ 6:45PM, Bud Light Stage
Mix things up a bit by heading to the very North side of the park to see Kendrick Lamar at 6:45PM. I've been a fan for a while, but I don't think I fully "got it" until I saw him turn-up live. Lamar's great at getting the crowd all riled up, and I doubt his festival appearance will be of any exception to that.

Supreme Cuts @ 7:45PM, Petrillo Stage
Chicago production duo Supreme Cuts will close out the Petrillo Stage on Saturday night with a 7:45PM set. They'd be a great thing to see right after Kendrick Lamar, unless you're jonesing for the aggro-rap of Death Grips (7:15PM; The Grove Stage).

The Postal Service @ 8:30PM, Bud Light Stage
I distinctly recall purchasing a CD copy of Give Up when it came out in 2003, and being pleased to hear Ben Gibbard's voice in a different context. Fast-forward 10-years, and Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) are touring in celebration of its anniversary. I couldn't be more excited.

BrooklynVegan will also be set up each day of Lollapalloza inside Toytota's Soundwave Tent from 1-3PM (we start at 12:40PM on Saturday). Our hosts Billy Jones and improv genius Chris Gethard will be conducting live interviews, acoustic performances, and DJ sets. This is what it looks like on Saturday

BrooklynVegan SoundWave Stage - Saturday, August 2:
12:40 p.m. - Local Natives (performance and interview)
1:00 p.m. - IO Echo (interview)
1:30 p.m. - Smith Westerns (interview)
2:00 p.m. - Drowners (performance and interview)
2:20 p.m. - School of Rock
2:30 p.m. - Heartless Bastards (performance and interview)
You can check out our full Soundwave Tent schedule and the map on how to get there, and even enter to win a pair of three-day passes to Lollapalooza, HERE.

If you're heading to the festival, you'll definitely want to download the official mobile app. Not going to the festival? There are a ton of aftershows you can still get into, like our pair of FREE shows at Ultra Lounge (Russian Circles on Saturday). You can also check out the festival webcast from the comfort of your own home.

Saturday, August 3 in Festival Aftershows
* DIIV @ the Empty Bottle
* HAIM, St. Lucia @ Lincoln Hall
* Band Of Horses, Reignwolf @ Metro
* SKATERS, The Orwells @ Schubas
* Matt & Kim, Robert DeLong @ the Vic
* Ghost B.C., Skeltonwitch @ Double Door
* Frightened Rabbit, Wild Belle @ Park West
* Dada Life, Nathan Scott, Gus Karas @ The Mid
* Baroness, Royal Thunder @ Subterranean
* Two Door Cinema Club, MS MR @ House of Blues
* Kendrick Lamar, Baauer, BJ The Chicago Kid @ Aragon Ballroom
* Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bare Mutants, Netherfriends @ Empty Bottle
* Russian Circles, An Aesthetic Anaesthetic, Carbon Tigers @ Ultra Lounge

Sasha Go Hard

The 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival takes place next weekend, and there are many official // unofficial aftershow options to choose from throughout the city. Here's another you might want to check out: it's an event called P2 on July 19 in Pilsen, featuring Chicago rapper Sasha Go Hard, Supreme Cuts, The GTW, and Kit. Advance tickets are on sale now.

A flyer for P2 and song streams from each act are below...

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Nine Inch Nails fan @ Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)

The official Lollapalooza 2013 lineup has been announced, even though you already got a good peek at it when it leaked in full last week. The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, New Order, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Phoenix, The National, Baroness, and MANY more are slated to perform in Grant Park from August 2-4.

Three-day passes are long gone, but single-day tickets go on sale this Wednesday (4/3) at 10AM CST.

Check out the full Lollapalooza 2013 lineups-by-day below...

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by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Mykki Blanco - Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss (ZIP)

Mykki Blanco in Brooklyn in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Mykki Blanco

As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, NYC rapper Mykki Blanco is playing a hometown show this month before heading over to Europe for a few shows over there. But before that, Mykki will play a Chicago show this Thursday (1/10) at Beauty Bar with Teen Witch and DJ set by Supreme Cuts. The show starts at 9 PM and is free with RSVP before 10 PM. The show flyer is below.

Mykki's debut mixtape, Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss, came out last year via UNO NYC with production by Brenmar, Gobby, Flosstradamus, Gatekeeper, and others, plus a guest spot by Le1f. It's an awesomely wacked out mixtape that gets dark, trippy, and abrasive, often all at once. And whether it's with an ounce of sarcasm or not, Mykki balances the weirdness with some party rap cliches (like the repeated "we fuckin' this club up" in "Riot"). Mykki's shows only have more energy than the recordings, so things should get pretty wild at Beauty Bar on Thursday. You can download the mixtape for free above or stream it in its entirety, along with that show flyer and a list of all dates, below.

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Lucero @ BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)

As discussed, the 2013 edition of Tomorrow Never Knows is set to take place from January 16-20 at Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Metro, Hideout, Smart Bar, and the Vic Theatre. A second round of acts have now been added to the festival; some playing brand new shows and some as support for previously announced headliners.

One of the new shows happens at Metro on January 19, and it'll be headlined by Lucero. Tickets for that one go on sale this Friday (11/23) at noon CST. Another new one is Bear in Heaven, Hooray For Earth, Supreme Cuts, and one more act TBA at Schubas on January 16. Tickets for that show also go on sale this Friday at noon.

January 19th's Freelance Whales show at Lincoln Hall, with Snowmine, now also features Hundred Waters on the bill. Advance tickets are still available; five-day passes are also still available.

Check out a TNK 2013 official mixtape below...

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As mentioned earlier today, the 2012 edition of Neon Marshmallow is set to take place at The Burlington from November 15-18. The festival lineup has arrived tonight, and includes Pelican/Chord member and solo artist Trevor de Brauw, Thurston Moore, Greg Fox's Guardian Alien, MV & EE, Running, Julian Lynch, and many more acts. Festival passes are on sale now, and come with MP3s from Windbreaker, Ryley Walker, and more. Of course, you could take your chances and pay per-day at the door but we don't recommend it (and there might not be room for walk-ups).

Scope the full festival schedule-by-day below...

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Micachu & The Shapes @ Terminal 5 (NYC) (more by Amanda Hatfield)

The Adventures in Modern Music Festival is set to take place for the 10th year in a row, at the Empty Bottle from October 3-7. The "five-day celebration of outsider sounds" features eclectic lineups from top to bottom, with acts from all over the world.

The series kicks off on October 3 with performances by L.A. production duo Nguzunguzu, the godfather of home recording R. Stevie Moore, Sao Paulo Underground, and Christina Vantzou.

Dark ambient duo Demdike Stare, black metal upstarts Vattnet Viskar, Demdike Stare's Modern Love labelmate Andy Stott, and Joshua Abrams' Natural Information Society will all be performing at the Bottle on October 4.

October 5 features locals Supreme Cuts (who recently released their debut LP), London-based psychedelic outfit Shit and Shine, Duane Pitre, and Tatsuya Nakatani & Vanessa Skantze.

Chicago footwork king Traxman, French minimalist Sylvain Chauveau, Norwegian ambient artist Biosphere (who recently collaborated with Lustmord), and Hallock Hill will take over the venue on October 6.

The series ends in a big way on October 7, with a show featuring Micachu & The Shapes, Holy Other, Lee Noble, and Joseph Van Wissem. Holy Other was set to make his Chicago debut at the Congress Theater on Friday night (9/7) with Amon Tobin, but that show got canceled. This will now serve as his Chicago debut, on his very first tour. Holy Other just welcomed his great debut LP, Held, via Tri Angle. You can stream the album via Spotify.

Tickets for each individual AIMM show go on sale TODAY (9/8) at noon CST. There won't be any festival passes for sale.

Full lineups-by-day for AIMM and some song streams are below...

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DOWNLOAD: Supreme Cuts - "Sherm" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Supreme Cuts - "Gully" (feat. Haleek Maul) (MP3)

Supreme Cuts @ The Dustbowl in April (more by Tyler Trykowski)

Chicago footwork duo Supreme Cuts are getting ready to release their debut LP, Whispers in the Dark, on July 10 via Dovecote Records. Download the album's lead single "Sherm" at the top of this post and listen to a few other LP tracks below.

They're also working on a new mixtape, Chrome Lips, due out later this summer via Dovecoat/Mishka. The tape's lead track "Gully," which is available for download at the top of this post, features Brooklyn rapper Haleek Maul and is a good mix of their space-y production and his tight rhymes.

The duo will hit the road with Poliça in August for a few dates (all are listed below) and before that happens, they'll also play a number of Chicago shows. First up, on June 4, is Teengirl Fantasy's show at the Bottle. Then they'll play the Redmoon Theater on July 14 with The-Drum and Mister Lies, and open up for Gold Panda at the Bottom Lounge on July 27.

All Supreme Cuts dates are listed below, along with some song streams.

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French producer Onra (aka Arnaud Bernard) is here. He'll be kicking off a set of North American dates with a show at the Beauty Bar tonight at 9PM, with support from Supreme Cuts (DJs), Doc Ill & Raj Mahal of Push Beats, and DJ Moppy & RTST of Cutz On Cuts. Admission is FREE before 10PM and $3 thereafter.

Onra is gearing up for the release of his new EP, Deep in the Night, due out on June 12 via Fool's Gold. The first taste of album, a track titled "L.O.V.E.," has arrived and reminds me of SBTRKT's "Sanctuary" with a bit more boogie in its step. Take a listen to that and a few other tracks at the bottom of this post. The EP also features a guest spot from Slum Village's T3 on the album opener "After Hours." Catch a very affordable (free if you can help it) and bound-to-be-interesting performance from Bernard at Beauty Bar tonight.

All Onra dates are listed below, along with some song streams and album info.

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by Parker Langvardt

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan @ Schubas on 5/18/2012

With two hand-painted clouds made of cardboard on the front of the stage, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan guitarist John Ancheta and keyboardist Brendan Swanson began making atmospheric sounds with their instruments, accompanied by booming recordings of thunder. Drummer Alaska B and the band's lighting tech Alana Ruth were also on stage when vocalists Ruby Kato Attwood and Ange Loft walked through the crowd carrying a black and white paper dragon over their heads. Attwood wore a compact, paper headdress with a sort of royal appearance, while Loft had more of a wig-like headdress with many long black strands that draped down past her waist like flat dreadlocks.

The thunder led into "Queens," from their debut self-titled album, with deep, swirling organ. The vocalists started off slightly timid - it was the first show of the first Yamantaka // Sonic Titan tour, after all - but they became more confident as the suspense built toward the first rolling drum fill and guitar riff. By the time they hit the pulsing bridge, everything had fallen perfectly into place. The second song they played (not from the album) was a slow, psychedelic piece with light organ and distorted bass. The heavy "Reverse Crystal // Murder of a Spider" was followed by drumming and syncopated chanting. Loft took off her headdress at some point, and Attwood danced fluidly with a large paper fan in hand. "Hoshi Neko," the closest Yamantaka // Sonic Titan has gotten to writing a pop song, led into feedback, noise, and dissonant, atonal melodies reminiscent of an Indonesian Gamelan orchestra and jazz keyboardist Sun Ra. It eventually merged into the fast, pulsing "A Star Over Pureland," highlighted by high-pitched primal vocals. They closed with "Crystal Fortress Over The Sea of Trees," which could be considered a companion to "A Star Over Pureland" with its noisy sections that include chiming Asian arpeggios, wordless vocal melodies, and more wild organ.

The dance-oriented openers weren't entirely appropriate, but each put on a good performance in their own right. Supreme Cuts used drum pads and a sampler/sequencer to create smooth, upbeat songs with minor vocal samples. Eight Bit Tiger was a little farther off-base from the headliner, using guitars and keyboards to create funk and synth-pop that got the crowd dancing. Seeing the audience shrink a bit after Eight Bit Tiger, I couldn't help but wonder if there was really no experimental rock band in town that could have benefited Yamantaka // Sonic Titan at least a little bit more.

Check out my interview with Ruby Kato Attwood of Yamantaka // Sonic Titan HERE, and some videos from the show below.

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As seen on BrooklynVegan, Gold Panda (aka Derwin Schlecker) put out a new single, "Mountain" b/w "Financial District," digitally via Ghostly in the US. Take a listen to both tracks at the bottom of this post. Purchase the MP3s and/or preorder a 7" vinyl, which will be available on June 12, at the Ghostly webstore.

Gold Panda's upcoming tour schedule consists of a bunch of European festivals and a small number of North American dates. One of those North American dates is a performance at the Bottom Lounge on July 27. Supreme Cuts will act as main support for the Chicago show, and tickets go on sale this Saturday (May 19), at 10AM CST.

All 2012 tour dates and a stream of his new 7" below...

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photos by Tyler Trykowski

Pictureplane @ The Dustbowl on 4/27/2012

On Friday night (April 27), Pictureplane, Alphabets, Supreme Cuts, The-Drum, and Abyss played a show at The Dustbowl (which was moved there from Q4/Multi Kulti). Some shots of Pictureplane and Supreme Cuts' sets below...

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The FADER/Captain Morgan's new concert series Step Into the Black visits Chicago's Enclave on Wednesday night (April 25), with a FREE party featuring Jhené Aiko and DJ sets from Supreme Cuts. RSVP for entry.

Aiko, who is signed to No I.D.'s Artium Recordings, released her debut mixtape, Sailing Soul(s), in March of 2011. One of the tape's tracks, "Stranger," was recently featured on a Night Bus mix by CFCF. She has also been featured on a few tracks that fall under the Black Hippy umbrella, including Schoolboy Q's "Sex Drive," Ab-Soul's "Terrorist Threats," and Kendrick Lamar's "Growing Apart (To Get Closer)." Her debut LP, Souled Out, is expected to hit stores soon. Take a listen for yourself below, and catch her live on Wednesday night.

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Pictureplane @ 285 Kent in Brooklyn (more by Andrew St. Clair)

Knuckle Rumbler are hosting a "secret" loft show on April 27, with the great bill of Pictureplane, Alphabets, Supreme Cuts, The-Drum, and Abyss (of Pushbeats). You can get inside the loft space, which is located somewhere in the West Town/Wicker Park area at 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., by RSVPing for the FREE event.

UPDATE: The show is at Q4/Multi Kulti and is no longer free ($10 @ door). Your RSVP will only provide the venue info. Doors are at 9PM.

UPDATE #2: The show has been moved to The Dustbowl (3214 W. Augusta Blvd.). Doors are at 10PM.


The Association of Writers & Writing Programs, a national, nonprofit literary organization for teachers and writers, will kick off the 2012 edition of their annual Chicago conference on Wednesday, February 29.

Presentations, readings, lectures, panel discussions, forums, and more will take place at both The Hilton and Palmer House hotels. Registration is officially sold out.

There are also a number of off-site, open to the public events happening at places like the Empty Bottle, The Hideout, Lincoln Hall, the Stop Smiling storefront, and the Double Door.

The Empty Bottle have FREE (with RSVP) events on both Wednesday and Thursday night. One in particular we'd like to highlight is the venue's Wednesday night late show, which features a reading and musical performance by James Greer (ex-Guided By Voices) and a set by the Mutts.

The Hideout have both an early and late reading on Friday night.

The Double Door have a reading on Friday night.

Lincoln Hall are hosting a literature party on Friday night, featuring author/musician Tim Kinsella.

Stop Smiling and Melville House Publishing are having a party at the Stop Smiling storefront (1371 N. Milwaukee Ave.) on Friday night. The event boasts a number of readings and will also have music from The-Drum (who just played our Vita Hill show), Supreme Cuts, and DJ Pariguayo.

What are you going to check out?


The traveling Red Bull Music Academy hits Chicago tomorrow (2/10), for an all-building event at Metro/Smart Bar, starting at 10PM.

Frankie Knuckles, who will speak on House music at the MCA in March, will headline the show with support from: Michael Serafini, DJ Spin, Charlie Glitch, DJ Rashard, Rampage, DJ Slugo, Maddjazz, and DJ Deeon. Cheaper advance tickets are on sale now or you can pay a bit more at the door.

Tomorrow's big kick-off event aside, The RBMA will also be throwing four additional shows downstairs at Smart Bar throughout the next month..

02-16 Fort Knox Five, Intel, Maker and DJ Merk 1.
02-23 Nguzunguzu, Supreme Cuts (Live), Bizzies, Sparkletone and Jake Guidry.
03-01 Lunice, Ruckus, DJ The Tornado and Jeff Pietro.
03-08 Ana Sia, Lobounce, DJ Belly and Tylr.
Smart Bar are offering FREE admission to all four events before 11PM, if you flash that specific day's "daily tweet" at the door.

Some Frankie Knuckles videos, below..

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