ISSUE #42 / JANUARY 10, 2019

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Oozing Wound
Tween Shitbag

Hard-hitting local trio Oozing Wound have delivered their first single from new record High Anxiety, due out March 15th on Thrill Jockey Records. This gut-tightening three-and-a-half minute slugfest is all you need to awaken the senses. (Better for you than caffeine, and way more addictive than nicotine.)

No info yet on a release party, but we’ll let you know if we hear of one.


Song 31

The distinctive flow and topical lyrics that made her a household name this fall are clearly evident in this new track. After a sold-out run at Thalia Hall for New Years, this local MC is headed out on the road in 2019. Take the world by storm Noname!

We don’t expect a Chicago date till the summer for sure.



A soulful retro-funk gem straight from the Twin Cities, Lizzo is a treasure as her video for “Juice” clearly demonstrates.

There are no Chicago dates for her in the near future.

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Skyway Man and Teddy and The Rough Riders
Lagniappe Sessions EP

Nashville’s Skyway Man teams up with alt-country quartet Teddy and The Rough Riders for a psych-folk EP that caught our ear with its instant charm.

Teddy and The Rough Riders are playing next Monday, January 14th, at The Empty Bottle. It’s FREE!



A gorgeous ballad from D’Angelo that appeared in Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available without playing the video game. Find this moody, soulful tune on all your streaming services!

He isn’t currently on tour.

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Uncle Murda  
Rap Up 2018

Every year Brooklyn’s  Uncle Murda (Leonard Grant) sums up the year with a hip hop and pop culture infused rhyme fest. This years nine plus minute track covers everything from the Kanye craziness to the Drake v. Pusha T feud to Cardi B blowing up to Lebron’s LA move and way beyond...

No tour dates for Uncle Murda at the moment.

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Chaka Khan
Hello Happiness

The Queen of Soul, Chaka Khan has returned with her new track, “Hello Happiness” and has leaked a new album with the same title debuting on February 15th. The song boasts that notable funk beat, taking listeners back in time... W. With Chaka Khan’s up-beat voice and positive lyrics, audiences will revel in the happiness music brings through this perfectly titled song.     


The Chicago native does not have any stops in Chicago planned yet.


Baila Baila Baila

Puerto Rican Reggaeton rapper Ozuna releases new dance hit “Baila, Baila, Baila” (Dance, Dance,Dance), an anthem to women who don’t want to have anything to do with love, but just want to have a good time with their girlfriends. Ozuna plays a character who is enamored by her own confidence and even more so while dancing at the club. Although a typical reggaeton theme, the song is fun and makes you wanna get up and dance with her!


Ozuna isn’t making it off the West Coast anytime soon.


other notable JAMS from THIS WEEK

  • Greensky Bluegrass / Courage for the Road

  • Frances Cone / Late Riser

  • MIKA / Sound Of An Orchestra

  • Paul McCartney / Get Enough

  • Black Pistol Fire / Level

  • Abhi The Nomad / FLUSH

  • Cienfue / Easy on the Eyes

  • Bear Hands (feat. Ursula Rose) / Blue Lips

  • Our Last Night / When the Party’s Over