Smino Commemorates The Release of the “Wild Irish Roses” With New Zero Fatigue Merchandise

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Smino released what he called the final video from blkswn, “Wild Irish Roses.” Soon after, he released new Zero Fatigue merchandise, including a long sleeve Wild Irish Roses long sleeve shirt.

Wild Irish Roses is probably my favorite song off blkswn so I’m glad it is immortalized on merchandise. You can check out the visual below.

 

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Four Female Acts To Check Out At Lollapalooza 2018

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Lollapalooza caught a lot of flack this year by not having any female headliners (the first female’s name, St. Vincent, doesn’t appear until the fourth line of the poster). However, while many people will flock to see female acts like Camila Cabello and Dua Lipa, there are some other female acts further down the poster that should definitely be checked out.

Sabrina Claudio

I spoke about Sabrina Claudio earlier in Acts Should Do A Lollapalooza After Show. I think she is going to be one of those acts that will be big and you wish you were at her Lolla set before other’s put you on to her. This is probably one of the sets I’m most excited for.

Lykke Li

Okay, I admit I’m not super cool and I first heard about Lykke Li after Drake sampled her on “Little Bit” on So Far Gone. But I have since heard other songs from her and I think she will have an edgy set that will differentiate herself from a lot of the pop and rock acts that are playing the festival.

Alina Baraz

I had only heard of Alina Baraz after someone told me that they were excited to see her at Lolla. After checking her out, she’s definitely the brand of drowsy, moody R&B that I love and will be great for chilling during an afternoon set.

Jessie Reyez

Jessie Reyez is one of the unsung heroes in the music industry; she cowrote many of the songs on Calvin Harris’ “Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1.” I loved her solo song “Hard To Love” that closed out the album, so I’m very much looking forward to her set.

 

Acts That Should Do A Lollapalooza 2018 After Show

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Lollapalooza released its lineup for the 2018 festival. While many are complaining about the high price of the ticket, which usually sell out before the line-up is announced (not this year though), you can still get your Lolla fix for a cheaper cost with their after shows around the city. Below are five acts that would be a great fit for an after show.

Sabrina Claudio

Her brand of R&B and sultry voice would be a great fit or a smaller venue at night. The acoustic version of “Tell Me” shows an intimate set would be fantastic. Also, her only previous tour was being an opening act for 6lack’s “Free 6lack” tour.

Both of her projects “Confidently Lost” and About Time, shows me that I would love to vibe out at an after show starring her.

Khalid

I know his set is going to be so crowded and full of people who just want to listen to “Location.” But can we have an intimate set with the full album and all his features and moan about exes and star crossed loves?

Zedd

Special request: Silent disco with Zedd. In air-conditioning. 21+ so know suburban high-school kids tripping on drugs.

Daniel Caesar

I feel like his set will be a very chill vibe, which would be great during the day at Lolla, but also a way to turn down after a long day at the festival.

Goldlink

I think Goldlink would be a great late night set to party to, maybe on a Thursday or earlier in the week while energy is still high.

Lollapalooza Gives Clues To Its 2018 Lineup with Lolla Train

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In celebration of Lollapalooza tickets going sale today, there was a Lolla Train going along the Orange line track this afternoon in Chicago. Lollapolooza tweeted that the train might offer clues who will be on this year’s lineup, which has yet to be release. Tweets from Lolla Train riders said artists that were being played included:

Bruno Mars

Cardi B

Brockhampton

Zedd

Playboi Carti

Nav

Bebe Rexha

Lil Pump

Quinn XCII

Vampire Weekend

Tyler The Creator

Walk The Moon

Rex Orange County

CHUVCHES

Portugal. The Man

Superorganism

Cuco

Pale Waves

R.LUM.R

Twitter user @nicoleeooo made this playlist below of songs that were played during the train ride.

Does this make you more excited about Lollapalooza? Have you bought tickets yet or waiting for the official lineup?

Mo Pop 2018 Festival Lineup

Mo Pop, a Detroit music festival, announced its lineup.  With an electric mix of indie, R&B and rap including acts like St. Vincent, Daniel Caesar and Vince Staples.

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This festival is giving me Pitchfork-like vibes, and hopefully that means I’ll see acts that I love, and be introduced to new music.

Tickets are currently going for $99.50 for a 2-day and $75 for a single day, so definitely get a 2-day. You can get them here.

Check out a playlist for the event below.

 

Pitchfork Announces The First Wave of Performers for 2018 Chicago Festival

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Pitchfork Music Festival released its first wave of performers for its lineup for the 2018 Chicago festival. As they did last year, Pitchfork painted the lineup on a mural in Chicago. So far, only one of the headliners has been announced, Tame Impala on Friday. Other performers include DRAM and Chicago’s Ravyn Lenae.

You can see the lineup so far below, and also the live video of the painting of the video.

Friday, July 20:

Tame Impala
Julien Baker
Lucy Dacus
Melkbelly
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

Saturday, July 21:

Raphael Saadiq
This Is Not This Heat
Kelela

Sunday, July 22:

DRAM
Kelly Lee Owens
Irreversible Entanglements
(Sandy) Alex G
Japandroids
Ravyn Lenae

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