Month: January 2019

This week we caught up with a new duo on the Chicago rap scene, Free Snacks. Joshua Virtue and Ruby Watson recall how they both met at a party and immediately hit it of, something unusual, Virtue jokes, "because I normally hate rappers." Working alone, it's easy to get inside your own head, Watson said. [...]

On his new album “Resolution,” Shamir is making raw, vulnerable indie rock

The Opportunity Please Knock Chorus (a creative collaboration between Oscar Brown Jr. and the notorious Blackstone Rangers street gang) premiered 50 years ago.

Featuring The Juju Exchange, Akenya Seymour, Resavoir, Jeremy Cunningham, Mikel Patrick Avery’s Play, Angel Bat Dawid, Ben LaMar Gay and more.

If this list is any indication, 2019 will be filled with incredible music, thanks to artists like Kelsey Lu, IDER, Jean Deaux, Fontaines D.C., Mvstermind and more.

Rahkii is a Chicago singer / songwriter whose sound is too big for one genre. She’s worked as a background vocalist for Jennifer Hudson, Eryn Allen Kane and Patti LaBelle, and it’s high time for her to take the center stage.

In her latest video, Lizzo takes cues from assorted bits of nostalgia — Jane Fonda workout tapes, Coming to America, QVC infomercials — and shades them with her singular, life-affirming zeal.


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