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Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare Unveils 3-Day Music Event

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is the must-visit horror destination this Halloween. From a twisted carnival, to three unique horror houses based on Zombie’s unique cinematic visions, there is no better place to have the shit scared out of you in 2015. This week, Great American Nightmare unveiled plans for three nights of live music […]

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Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare Returns

Halloween is coming! Halloween is coming! Just as the summer heat is starting to get you down, Rob Zombie has announced his Great American Nightmare will be returning to Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, IL (just outside Chicago) for its second engagement from September 25-November 1. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 31. […]

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Riot Fest Chicago 2015 Lineup Revealed

Christmas has moved from December to May this year, and tonight is the night Santa gives us all the one thing we have been demanding: The lineups for Riot Fest 2015. The final lineup to be revealed tonight, May 27, was for the Chicago event, which takes place Sept. 11-13. Additional bands and details will be revealed […]

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Ratboys Stream Debut LP, ‘AOID’

When Brooklyn Vegan premiered Ratboys‘ single “Tixis,” I was instantly intrigued. Never hearing of the band before, with “Tixis,” and an upcoming release via Topshelf Records, I knew Ratboys would be a band to watch. That upcoming LP, AOID, is now streaming via Culture Collide. The band creates a wonderful medley of acoustic inspired indie […]

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ALBUM STREAM: Ryley Walker – ‘Primrose Green’

On  March 31, singer-songwriter Ryley Walker will be releasing his brand new full-length, Primrose Green, via Dead Oceans. It’s a highly anticipated release riding on the 24-year-old’s ability to create ’70s-style folk with mindblowing ease. If you’re a fan of Tim Buckley, John Martyn, or Van Morrison, give it a listen asap. It’s streaming in […]

Grateful Dead To Play Trio Of Shows To Commemorate 50th Anniversary

Attention all Dead Heads! Your time has come to see one of the greatest jam bands to ever grace a stage for the last time. That’s right, the Grateful Dead will be reuniting for a trio of shows for 4th of July weekend. Famous for its eclectic utilization of various musical genres, the band announced […]

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Danny Brown Is Writing a Children’s Book

When it comes to rappers, their voice is either a hit or miss for listeners. The actual words they’re spitting, however, are indisputable. So for those who have never taken to Danny Brown‘s shrill squawking but love the lines he’s dropping, there’s good news: soon you can admire his work in the form of a children’s […]

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5 Incredible Former Victory Records Artists The Scene Forgot

For the better part of the last fifteen years, Victory Records has been one of the most influential independent labels in alternative music. Though the quality of their current roster is open for debate, there was a time in the not too distant past where seemingly every band who signed with the Chicago based record […]

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Bonfires Get “Closure” In New Music Video

Chicago pop-punk quintet Bonfires recently released a brand new music video for their song “Closure.” The song comes from their debut EP, We All Talk About Dying Like We’ve Done It Before, which arrived this past July. The guys have been hard at work since their debut, having released a second short EP, entitled Nothing […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Mineral @ Riot Fest Chicago

Nostalgia is something special, especially to the music scene. Memories are tied to bands that have become defunct, and have gone to do other things. That’s what makes the reunions of those bands so special. It brings a crazy amount of people together to cherish a special occasion that may never happen again. The reunion […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Modern Baseball @ Riot Fest Chicago 2014

Modern Baseball is, by and large, one of the most important breakthrough artists of this year. If their first album, Sports, didn’t prove that, the band’s 2014 release of You’re Gonna Miss It All should have. Not only is their recorded music perfect for singing along and laughing, but this honest and witty four-piece perfects […]

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Riot Fest Release Chicago and Denver Set Times

The moment is finally here — we can all start budgeting and planning our weekends for Chicago and Denver Riot Fest stops. The greatest punk rock show in North America, Riot Fest has a stacked lineup at both festivals including the likes of The Cure, Slayer, The National, The Flaming Lips, Weezer, Say Anything, Taking […]