Riot Fest drops the hammer with 2017 lineup

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Riot Fest returns to Chicago’s Douglas Park from September 15th-17th, 2017. Once again, the lineup is truly something to behold. Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and a reunion of seminal punk band Jawbreaker top this year’s bill. Other notable acts include M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, New Order, Prophets of Rage, Paramore, Beastie Boys’ Mike D (spinning a DJ …

Meet Mykele Deville: Chicago’s DIY Rap Phenomenon

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Photography by​ Zakkiyah Najeebah When speaking about Chicago poet-rapper Mykele Deville, it’s easy to delve into hyperbole. To many entrenched in Chicago’s DIY community, he represents change, a rising tide that spilled over the dam separating homogeneous scenes. A tide that created the diverse blend found today in the city’s most popular below-ground art spaces. From afar, he is a larger-than-life …

Source: Arcade Fire, Muse, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper to headline Lollapalooza 2017

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Photos by David Brendan Hall (Arcade Fire, Muse) and Philip Cosores (Chance) Lollapalooza is set to unveil its 2017 lineup on Wednesday morning. Industry sources tell Consequence of Sound that Arcade Fire, Muse, The Weeknd, and Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper are among the headliners topping the bill. Arcade Fire have played Lollapalooza twice before, first in 2005 as an early evening act opening …