Premiering on OVO Sound Radio moments ago, Drake has blessed us with another great collaboration with YMCMB labelmate and founder, Lil Wayne. This time Weezy hopped on Drake’s Views track ‘Hype’, one of the standouts from the album and a song that Drake performed when he hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this month. We only have Wayne’s verse right now, as the full version of the track was taken down, but will update you as an official version is available for fans.
Stream Lil Wayne’s verse on Drake’s Views record ‘Hype’ below!
If you were sad to learn that the Summer Sixteen Tour wasn’t coming to a city near you, or you didn’t quite get your tickets in time, don’t worry because Drake and Future have extended their huge tour into the fall. With new dates in Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, Brooklyn and many more, the What A Time To Be Alive rappers have extended the Summer Sixteen Tour into October.
Drake and Future are still scheduled to kick off their epic tour on July 20th in Austin, TX, until the tour now concludes October 15th in Newark, NJ. Expect some amazing live performances from Drake and Future’s collaborative tracks, as well as some awesome solo performances from Future’s biggest records and songs off Drake’s forthcoming and highly anticipated LP, Views.
Check out Drake and Future’s Summer Sixteen Tour dates below and get more ticket information here!
After the announcement that Miami rapper Pitbull would be the last announced Marcus Amphitheatre headliner for this year’s Summerfest in Milwaukee, many expected that the festival’s final cast of headliners was set in stone. However, to fan’s pleasant surprise today, Summerfest has released it’s official 2016 schedule and with it added some big names! And while one Summerfest’s slight weaknesses in its lineup this year was its light hip-hop presence, the lakefront festival not only added Milwaukee hip-hop collective New Age Narcissism (led by rapper WebsterX), but legendary rapper Common will be returning to Summerfest this year.
Also joining Common on the list of new acts are Moon Taxi, GGOOLLDD, Mayer Hawthorne, Gin Blossoms and more! With the new list of performers, we can’t remember the last time that we’ve been this excited for Summerfest. Get your tickets to Summerfest now and check out the official schedule here.
Summerfest will take place from June 29th to July 3rd and July 5th to the 10th, with general admission tickets starting at only $13!
The WGCI Summer Jam is coming back to Chicago this year and the lineup just got that much better! In addition to the stacked list of artists performing, which include Fetty Wap, Young Jeezy, 2 Chainz, T.I., Migos and more, ‘Panda’ rapper Desiigner and DJ Khaled signee Kent Jones will take stage at the Summer Jam as well. You won’t want to miss out on Friday, June 17th at the United Center to see Kanye West’s newest signee perform his #1 breakout single, ‘Panda’ and more!
Tickets are on sale now, so check out WGCI’s official website for more information.
In support of their new studio album, PersonA, indie-folk band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros brought their summer tour to the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI. Following their memorable 2015 performance at the city’s lakeside festival, Summerfest, the sold-out crowd was more than excited to see the talented indie favorites, and they didn’t travel alone either. Joining the band tonight were Los Angeles-natives and alternative rockers, Harriet. While Harriet introduced themselves to many in Milwaukee tonight, the guys certainly picked up a number of new fans with performances from 2014, What’s Mine Is Yours EP.
Following Harriet’s opening performance, it was time for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, led by singer Alex Ebert, to hit the stage. The Up from Below artists emerged on stage with the house lights on, waving to fans while Alex shook hands and even signed a young woman’s vinyl. Soon after, they opened their set with a performance of their PersonA track ‘Somewhere’. As expected, the band performed the majority of their new album, which released just last month. Perhaps the highlight of the night came though as Edward Sharpe performed their biggest hit single to dates, ‘Home’. Although the band wasn’t joined by former member Jade Castrinos, the lead female singer on ‘Home’ who parted ways with the band in 2014, it didn’t matter because Alex Ebert and company gave 110% into the performance.
If you go into an Edward Sharpe concert thinking that ‘Home’ is their only record, you couldn’t be any more mistake. The 1,000+ in attendance tonight can personally vouch behind the live performances and studio recordings of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s PersonA, their fourth studio album. ‘Home’ has certainly survived as the band’s stand out song to date, but tracks like ‘No Love Like Yours’ and ‘Let It Down’ have definite potential to be the group’s next breakout track.
What was even more impressive was Ebert’s relationship with his audience. Instantly as he greeted the crowd he paid tribute to the beautiful Pabst Theater, and told fans how his father performed there as an actor many decades ago. Throughout the night the band took multiple song suggestions from the crowd, Ebert would sit down with the crowd, even letting audience members tell their favorite jokes while the rest of the band prepared their instruments, and even small things like Ebert’s eye contact with audience members made the performance an especially intimate and memorable one. Whether you know every one, one song, or none, everyone can leave an Edward Sharpe concert having a great night.
Check out our photos from tonight’s performance below and check out the remaining dates for the tour here.
Chicago’s premiere beachside festival, Mamby On The Beach, is returning to the Windy City this year, and the lineup rivals even last year’s! Hitting the stage at Mamby in 2016 will be Lupe Fiasco, Milky Chance, Animal Collective, Chromeo, Santigold, Chet Faker and many more. Mamby is set to take place on July 2nd and 3rd at Chicago’s Oakwood Beach, and if you were there last year, you know it’s an amazing location for a music festival, so enter our contest now!
Winning is easy, enter at the link below and by following The Early Registration on social media, by sharing the contest with your friends, you gain entries that increase your chances of winning! Contest ends June 12th.
But why leave things to chance? Buy your tickets here before they sell out!
If its initial lineups are any indication, this will be the best year for Riot Fest yet, as festival organizers have announced the first wave of Denver and Chicago artists. Hitting the stage at Riot Fest this year will not only be the reunion of the original Misfits, but Morrisey, Death Cab For Cutie, Rob Zombie, Jane’s Addiction, Sleater-Kinney, Fitz & The Tantrums, Jimmy Eat World, All Time Low, Death Grips and many more will be performing at this year’s Riot Fest. And don’t assume that it is all rock either, fans will also catch memorable performances from Nas, Tyler The Creator, Joey Bada$$ and Method Man & Redman this year.
Riot Fest will kick off this year in Chicago on September 16-18th at Douglas Park, and September 2-4th in Denver at the National Western Complex. You’ll definitely want to grab your festival passes fast for this one, so visit RiotFest.org or Ticketfly.com for more ticket info.
Check out the first wave of Chicago and Denver performers below.
Music fans have been more than excited that a new Gorillaz LP is currently under works, and we have now learned that a familiar face in Chicago is likely working on the new and highly anticipated project. Hours ago, Gorillaz-affiliated producer Remi Kabaka (voice of the Gorillaz’s Russel Hobbs) posted a photo of Vic in the studio in Chicago. While we can’t say for sure whether they were all working on the Gorillaz’s forthcoming album, it’s a definite possibility. This may seem like an unlikely collaboration on the surface, but Mensa definitely is a rock star, as much as he is a rapper. Whether it’s providing feedback or a guest feature, a Vic and Gorillaz record would be amazing.
Spring Awakening is returning to Chicago to kick off your summer and it’s better than ever! And that’s why we are giving you a chance to see Deadmau5, The Chainsmokers, Dillon Frances and many more, and all for free. Taking place on June 10th through the 12th at Addans/Medill Park, Spring Awakening is a must for your summer this year so enter our contest now!
Winning is easy, enter at the link below and by following The Early Registration on social media, by sharing the contest with your friends, you gain entries that increase your chances of winning! Contest ends May 30th.
But why leave things to chance? Buy your tickets here before they sell out!
It’s Bad Boy for life in 2016 as Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/whichever moniker you prefer has just announced a huge Bad Boy reunion tour. Featuring Lil Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, French Montana and more, this will definitely be a special event next fall. The reunion tour will get started August 25th in Columbus, OH and will make 25-stops in total (New York, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta & more) until the tour comes to an end October 8th in Oakland. Tickets go on sale this Friday (May 20th), so don’t miss out because for a tour this huge, they will go fast!