EARL SWEATSHIRT TALKS FUTURE, BACON, AND TOUR


LA rapper Earl Sweatshirt sat down with BBC radio for an interview that revealed all sorts of insights, both goofy and illuminating, about his time on his 3-month Wearld Tour. The two talked about Earl’s wild nights and highlighted the most memorable, or in some cases unmemorable, cities on the tour. But the bulk of the interview revolved around the enigmatically delicious breakfast meat that we like to call bacon. Earl joked that Europe’s breakfast style is trash and how “breakfast is an institution that needs to be taken seriously.” He even verified that Tyler, the Creator gets bacon flown in and cooked side stage for him during his shows.

In the midst of all the breakfast humor though Earl eventually spilled the beans about what to expect from his music in the future. From the sounds of it, Earl has a lot of great ideas. Incorporating new elements into songs is his latest staple, and he even demonstrates a little sneak peak of it in the interview by play a funky loop that features a banjo.

After an infamous mix tape, multiple collaborations and a debut album, it looks like Earl Sweatshirt took his time on tour to not only celebrate his hard work, but also find inspiration for his upcoming recordings. Listen to the full interview with BBC above and don’t forget to buy your tickets to his Metro show on July 19.

Posted on Tuesday July 1



MUSIC MONDAYS: TWIN SHADOW


Back in April, Twin Shadow released a new single, “To The Top,” and appeared on "Conan" a few weeks ago to perform it live. With a recent tour announcement for the fall, word is now out that a new full-length is on its way. While the information surrounding the LP, entitled "Eclipse," is scarce, Brooklyn Vegan reports that the album is due out this fall via 4AD. Twin Shadow stops at Metro on September 23rd. We’re betting there will be some new tunes played but there’s only one way to find out. Get tickets for Twin Shadow at Metro here.

Posted on Monday June 30



NEW SHOWS ON SALE
ON SALE THIS FRIDAY 6/27 @ NOON IN METRO:
Tuesday, September 23: TWIN SHADOW
Thursday, October 30: ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES

ON SALE NOW IN METRO:
Friday, July 25: EAGLE TRACE * DISTANT BROTHERS * SAMI GRISAFE * THE CENTRAL STANDARD * NOTHING COMPANY
Saturday, July 26: SECRET COLOURS * GRAMPS THE VAMP * LITTLE BOY JR.

Posted on Friday June 27



Teaser Thursdays: Neverland’s Summer Olympics
We're celebrating Pride this week at Metro/Smart Bar, and we're thrilled to welcome Neverland for their "Summer Olympics" themed party this Saturday night! ChicagoPride.com sat down with Neverland's Co-Founder and Creative Director Anthony DiFiore to talk about the party.

"This is our first major Neverland at a big concert venue, so we chose a fun theme for summer that everyone can get into," DiFiore said of their choice for 'Summer Olympics.' "Dressing up in sports gear or Olympics gear can be sexy, or can be creative and intriguing if people go the route of a sport like fencing."

"... we've been waiting for two years for a stage the size of the one at Metro -- there's so much drama and excitement you can create on a big stage," DiFiore said. "Aside from the music, the performers, the costumes and the walking art, the stage installation alone is worth the admission price, and will bring this party up to the level of major gay dance parties around the country."

You can read the entire article here. Tickets will be available at the door as well as in advance!

Posted on Thursday June 26



OWEN PALLETT REMIXED BY DJ RASHAD AND DJ SPINN


Less than a month ago Owen Pallett, the Oscar Nominated composer and pop violinist, released his latest album "In Conflict" and is on the move yet again with the release of a few remixed versions of latest single “Song for Five & Six.” With remixed songs there is always that risk of the DJ going a bit overboard and completely losing the novelty of the original song. Luckily in this case it is the exact opposite. Since Pallett’s music already thrives on a series of synthetic loops and angelic vocals, each DJ was able to enhance those features and provide a refreshing twist to the uniqueness of Pallett's latest single in three exclusive tracks. “Song for Five & Six” was remixed by Ada, the Cyclist, and the late DJ Rashad was accompanied by his frequent collaborator, DJ Spinn.

Owen Pallett is scheduled to hit the Metro on September 4 for a memorable performance that you won’t want to miss. Tickets are available here!

Posted on Tuesday June 24



ON SALE TODAY (FRIDAY 6/20) @ NOON IN METRO:
Saturday, July 19: EARL SWEATSHIRT * MICK JENKINS
Buy tickets HERE

Thursday, September 18: J. RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS * PUJOL
Buy tickets HERE

Tuesday, October 7: BANKS: THE GODDESS TOUR
Buy tickets HERE

Tuesday, November 11: ST. LUCIA
Buy tickets HERE

Posted on Friday June 20



STROMAE VISITS SETH MEYERS
Stromae, the dance-pop singer from Belgium, made his US television debut this week on Late Night with Seth Meyers where he performed a theatrical version his dangerously infectious hit song “Papaoutai.” Although he sings completely in French, Stromae has flawlessly transcended every crowd into a massive dance party after just one song. It’s something about his elastic dance moves and assorted blend of European hip-hop beats that has the whole world talking about him. His breakout single hit number one in 16 countries and he is quickly becoming the next big thing here in America. Stromae is playing a sold out show at Metro on September 24, his first ever performance in Chicago.


Posted on Wednesday June 18



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