Daily Archives: April 1, 2014

King Reign-Killer

Toronto rapper King Reign examines the stereotypes about all Black males being sociopaths in his song “Killer.” After making fun of Toronto’s mayor Rob Ford, who became infamous last year after getting caught smoking crack, Reign points out that urban dwellers are also afraid of killers but have to live beside them. The rapper is preparing for the release of his Sincere album this summer.


Elektric Hangover Feat. Rome Cee

Rome Cee’s “Elektric Hangover” is a double-sided single produced by AmBuSh music about love and the lack of it. The songs starts out with warm guitars that eventually disappear and get replaced by jazzy piano licks underneath Rome Cee’s story about a failed romance.


2014 Chicago Blues Festival Full Line-up – June 13 and 15 in Grant Park


The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to announce the complete line-up for the 31st Annual Chicago Blues Festival set for June 13 through June 15 in Grant Park. This year the festival theme celebrates “Blues by the Lake,” with three days of the finest blues music featuring headliners Carolina Chocolate Drops, Otis Taylor Band and a special celebration commemorating the centennial of John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson featuring Billy Boy Arnold and The Siegel-Schwall Blues Band with Sam Lay. Also headlining, Theo Huff, Willie Clayton, Bettye LaVette Nikki Hill, Aaron Neville and Dr. John.

The FREE admission Chicago Blues Festival is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. The Petrillo Music Shell will feature headliners at 6 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14. The stage will run 5:30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. on Sunday, June 15.


The Wall Street Journal Interviews Janie Hendrix

Lee Hawkins of The Wall Street Journal interviews Janie Hendrix about maintaining the legacy of Jimi Hendrix. They also talk about her upcoming official movie about Hendrix, her non-interest in John Ridley’s film starring Andre 3000 and her feelings about the Jimi Hendrix murder conspiracy rumors.


Locksmith-Hardest Song Ever Feat. Leah Tysse

Locksmith’s “Hardest Song Ever” is a reflective look at his emotional past that included abuse and his way of purging it out of his system. The song is the first single from A Thousand Cuts that comes out April 15th.