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IN MUSIC: SIX PITCHFORK ACTS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2017

The Pitchfork Music Festival will be taking place at Union Park this upcoming weekend, consisting of 41 total performing acts, with the headliners being LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange to close out on Sunday. While of course we’re hella excited to see these headliners perform, there’s a list of artists and bands performing this weekend that contain a level of deep musical substance and authenticity.

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COLOR ME BADD: JEFF PAK

Last week we had Chicago illustrator and SAIC alum Jeff Pak come in and adorn our gallery walls with his life size coloring book installation, Color Me Badd which includes a light hearted mixture of characters, words, anime, phrases, and pop coluture references pre-drawn by Pak. If you've ever been told not to draw on the walls or to stay within the lines, this show is not that. Guests are invited to color in his illustrations with crayons and actively be a part of the piece.

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IN MUSIC: MIXTAPE MONDAYS 7.10

Summer has us on our toes, and we want to make sure we keep you on yours! July has been poppin so far, and this weekend will be nothing short of that. We've got the Silver Room Block Party this Saturday, and we are covering the Pitchfork Music Festival! Summer is offically underway, and our beloved resident DJ Bonita Appleblunt mixed y'all up something smooth for this week's installment of Mixtape Mondays. Check out our Summer Mix Volume 1.

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IN FASHION: ONLI PACKS

Check out ONLi Packs, created by our right hand AMFM man, Dxtr Spits. ONLi Packs are functional backpacks for the modern creative, dream chasers, and the go-getters. Each backpack is specifically designed by local Chicago artists, with the purpose of catering to the needs of all individuals. They just wrapped up their first contest where artists submitted their work to be chosen for the newest pack. We can't wait to get more of these in the AMFM shop!

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IN MUSIC: MIXTAPE MONDAYS 7.3

The weekend continues this Monday with the 4th of July right aroundthe corner. We got the vibes over at amfm with our kickback with Rich Jones. And if you're cookin, bump something with us! Coming back again with our installment of Mixtape Mondays, our purpose is to enhance your musical knowledge with some of the dopest music that’s been buzzing through our ears at the AMFM Lab. So whether you’re riding your bike out through the neighborhood, or you’re waiting to hop on the Pink Line, here’s some jawns to keep y’all flowing through the week.

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Q&A : LAUREN ASTA

A blank wall, a bucket of dark paint, a stepping ladder, and time. For the traveling California-bred muralist and artist Lauren Asta, there’s really not more that she asks for to showcase her vision to the world. With her instillations flourishing in major cities throughout the country (Oakland, Boston, New York, Chicago, San Diego), to say that the 35-year-old artist has been making significant moves to enhance her artistic visionary would be a vast understatement.

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IN MUSIC: MIXTAPE MONDAYS

Summer’s finally here in Chicago! Of course, what better way to celebrate this warm atmosphere than by us providing y’all with some tunes to help get you through the week? Coming back again with our installment of Mixtape Mondays, our purpose is to enhance your musical knowledge with some of the dopest music that’s been buzzing through our ears at the AMFM Lab. So whether you’re riding your bike out through the neighborhood, or you’re waiting to hop on the Pink Line, here’s some jawns to keep y’all flowing through the week.

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IN MUSIC: JAMILA WOODS "HOLY"

Jamila Woods continues to awe us with her soothing melodies and ethereal visuals in her music video “Holy,” shot by VAM, and directed by Brown Girls co-creator Sam Bailey. The track comes from her debut album HEAVN, which when initially released in July was only available on SoundCloud, but then was given a digital and physical launch through Jagjaguwar and Closed Sessions. The music video was offered in celebration of the news.

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IN MUSIC: GEM TREE "MARY JANE"

Rising star and hometown hero Gem Tree released her video for the funkadelic, neo-soul song “Mary Jane”. Shot and edited by the duo, Kalyn Jacobs and Jovan Leslie Monique the visuals offer a fun tribute to the herb, paying homage to black women along the way.

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IN MUSIC: EP REVIEW .99¢ BY DALLY AUSTON

Dally Auston, Chicago born and bred rap artist, recently dropped a highly-anticipated new project as he takes us on his journey. Each track having a clear, individual meaning and completely different sound. Once pressing play, we were met with a delightful, nostalgic declaration of his mission through his music with soft Congo drums behind his lyrics in, “Before Roses.”

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IN MUSIC: SAMPHA,NONAME & SANGO @ METRO CHICAGO

February kicked off with a musical bang at Metro Chicago, with three hard hitting sold out shows back to back. Metro is always known for it’s great and eclectic taste in music booking, so it was no surprise that we found ourselves at three amazing shows, within a two week span, London’s Sampha, Chicago’s very own Noname, and Seattle’s Sango.