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ATCQ’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge Share “Questions”

A Tribe Called Quest may be gone, but its surviving members have continued to remain busy. Ali Shaheed Muhammad, former affiliate of the legendary hip-hop collective, has teamed up with frequent collaborator Adrian Younge – this time in the form of The Midnight Hour. The duo recently shared “Questions“, the first single from their forthcoming full-length […]

Neil Young To Embark on Solo Summer Tour

Neil Young is set to hit the road once again. On Wednesday, the legendary singer/songwriter shared a string of solo performances scheduled to take place this summer. According to Neil Young Archives, the brief six show run will make stops in St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit and Boston. Ahead of the performances, Neil shared his thoughts […]

George Clinton, The Flaming Lips to Headline Taste of Chicago 2018

When it comes to Taste of Chicago, showing restraint is easier said than done. With sights and smells from over 60 local food venders, it can be easy for one to spiral into a self-induced food coma. Luckily, another year of stellar (and free) entertainment will help you break away from temptation. On Wednesday morning, Chicago’s […]

Mac DeMarco Teams Up With Melanie Faye For “Eternally 12”

It started last night. Exhausted after a long day, I decided to check Instagram one final time before going to bed. As I scrolled through my feed, I received a notification that Mac DeMarco was going live. After clicking on the stream, it became apparent that Mac was busy working in the studio, and was […]

Flea Announces Memoir “Acid for the Children”

It’s happening. On September 25th, Flea’s long-awaited memoir will finally hit shelves. “Acid for the Children” will be an unabridged ‘tell-all’ chronicle of the bassist’s life experiences, triumphs, and hardships. The 400-page narrative will provide readers with a first-hand glimpse into the musician’s tumultuous past, including his reoccurring struggles with substance abuse.  Further details have not yet […]