Chance The Rapper

Chance the Rapper cancels headline set at Splendour in the Grass

July 20, 2019

Due to headline Splendour in the Grass on the festival’s final day, Chicago emcee Chance the Rapper has unfortunately been forced to cancel on his highly anticipated headlining set. Citing illness, the rapper hasn’t even been able to board the flight to Australia. News that will no doubt put a huge disappointment for fans who […]

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Live Review: Saba loved his CARE FOR ME show in Sydney just as much as we did

December 6, 2018

On Tuesday night, the Sydney Opera House was treated to one of the first Australian performances of Chicago rapper Saba, an incredibly talented rising star with a lot of hype surrounding his career to date. He was met with the warmest of welcomes from the packed Opera House, with energy and cheers greeting each changing […]

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As he embarks on his debut Australian tour, Chicago rapper Saba is ready to hit the spotlight

December 3, 2018

Teetering between the early-2018 release of an album, and his upcoming Australian tour, Saba is poised for a deserved spike in notoriety. A Chicago based rapper, cut from the same cloth as Chance the Rapper, Saba fell into the local indie rap scene in southern Chicago, acting as an antonym to the swirling popularity of […]

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Album Review: Joey Purp’s QUARTERTHING (2018 LP) shows incredible progression from the rising hip hop star

September 14, 2018

The stellar year for music that has been 2018 delivers once again with the new release from Chicago rapper Joey Purp. Off the strength of previous project iiiDrops (featuring the bouncy hit ‘Girls @‘ featuring Chance the Rapper) he’s released QUARTERTHING, a new album that shows incredible progression for the rising star. A member of the […]

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Glass Animals prove festival highlight while Chance the Rapper celebrates in his hometown on Lollapalooza Saturday

August 6, 2017

Much warmer temperatures and clearer skies awaited the hundred plus thousand people that attended day three of Lollapalooza. Day One was filled with pouring rain and a thunderstorm that cut the day short and Day Two had a little rain but cold temperatures and almost no sun. So Day Three was just what the crowd […]

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Six unmissable performances set to come out of Lollapalooza 2017

August 1, 2017

The biggest names in rock, hip-hop, pop and more will take over Grant Park for the 13th edition of Lollapalooza in Chicago next weekend. The four-day festival is headlined by Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire, The Killers and Muse, but that is just the start of the packed lineup. Australia and New Zealand will have a […]

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Bonnaroo celebrates 16 years of live music with Lorde, Flume and more over the weekend

June 14, 2017

Bonnaroo hit its full swing this past weekend with massive headliners that brought in tens of thousands. Saturday had three of the biggest names from three drastically different genres. Chance the Rapper kicked off Saturday night with as much energy and enthusiasm as anyone on the lineup. Ripping through his early work and touching on […]

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Tash Sultana, Middle Kids, Alison Wonderland to join Jay Z & The Killers at Austin City Limits 2017

May 5, 2017

Only hours ago, Jay Z was squeezed onto the Austin City Limits festival line up ahead of the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, The Killers and sis-in-law Solange – an exciting return from the New York King who is currently popping up on a few huge stages throughout the year. Of course, ACL is a huge drawcard for […]

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Vance Joy & Alison Wonderland to join Arcade Fire, Muse and The Killers at Lollapalooza in August

March 22, 2017

Lollapalooza has come on through this year, as the line up for the festival’s flagship event in Chicago has finally made its way online. The three dayer is set for August 3rd – 6th at Grant Park and will be headlined by Muse, Arcade Fire, Chance The Rapper and The Killers, while the rest of the festival is coming packing some […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 18, 2017

Our Top 20 Singles from 2016 represent not only what was a strong and diverse year in new music, but they also presented themselves to be solid indicators of the trajectories of some of our favourite new artists. From NGAIIRE‘s “House on a Rock” to B Wise‘s “No Questions”, through to huge international hitters in Childish Gambino‘s “Redbone” […]

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The Top 40 Albums of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 12, 2017

Top 20’s are always hard to pull together. As we saw with the first part of our Best Albums of 2016 countdown, the list was looking to be a varied one, with records from bands including Descendents, The Hotelier, Julia Jacklin and NO ZU all making the cut. As we look to the Top 20 records (as voted by our […]

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U2 to headline 2017’s Bonnaroo festival in June; Flume, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and more also feature

January 12, 2017

Bonnaroo has gone and nabbed U2 for a special headline spot this year, taking place a few weeks ahead of the band’s massive tour to commemorate The Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary. A huge coup for the Tennessee event for sure, Bonnaroo doled out its full line up overnight, featuring the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Major Lazer, Chance The Rapper, The […]

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Tkay Maidza joins Flume, The Avalanches and more on 2017 Governors Ball line up in New York

January 4, 2017

Well, damn. Talk about a 24 hours for festival line ups. First we had Coachella break in their 2017 lineup and now, New York’s Governors Ball has done the same thing with unveiling their round of artists set to hit Randall’s Island Park in June. Tool, Chance The Rapper, Phoenix and Childish Gambino lead the top billing spots for the June […]

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From Alison Wonderland to ZHU: Nine Field Day artists you can’t miss this New Year’s Day

December 29, 2016

Since 2002, Field Day has helped the over 18’s crowd in Sydney celebrate the New Year with some of the biggest (and most eclectic) names in party music. This year is no different, with a fantastic line-up of musical artists that will make the first day of 2017 one you won’t forget. January 1st will host […]

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Chance The Rapper to play Sydney & Melbourne in January

October 24, 2016

Chance The Rapper will be bringing his Coloring Book to Sydney and Melbourne in January, with Live Nation confirming the Chicago artist’s debut Australian headline dates this morning. Chance is already on festival line ups around the country for summer, including Field Day and Beyond the Valley, but these headline dates aren’t shows to be missed. Chance […]

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Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino both set for Field Day in Sydney!

August 30, 2016

Field Day is a must for many music fans keen to keep the New Year’s party going well into January 1st and for their 2017 event, the Sydney festival organisers have confirmed both Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino to appear. For fans of both artists, being able to catch them on the same line up, especially at a […]

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Chance the Rapper, MSTRKRFT & more hitting up Beyond the Valley for New Year’s!

August 9, 2016

Beyond the Valley has revealed their first round of artists confirmed for their 2016/2017 event, with Chance the Rapper leading a stellar group of international and Australian artists up at the Lardner Park New Year’s celebration. Chano’s Australian visit continues to garner hope as fingers are crossed tightly for some headline dates while he’s out here but for […]

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The 20 Best Albums of 2016…So Far

July 13, 2016

Having tipped the midway point of 2016, we asked our team to look back on what’s been a strong six months of new music releases already. Across the genres, there’ve been some stellar local and international albums dropping and drawing some heated conversation across fandoms. Whether it was in The Drones‘ release of arguably their […]

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The 50 Best Hip Hop and R&B Songs of 2016 (So Far)

July 12, 2016

High profile releases from the likes of Kanye, Drake, and Beyoncé, plus show-stealers from Chance the Rapper, Skepta, Anderson .Paak and dvsn have fleshed out what has been a very strong six months for hip hop and R&B. We’ve also seen emerging talents like Gallant and Joyner Lucas, comebacks from Fat Joe and Maxwell, and […]

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Festival Review: Friday at Bonnaroo 2016 – Manchester, Tennessee (11.06.16)

June 12, 2016

Bonnaroo hit its stride on Friday with a jam packed lineup meant to rock, surprise and most importantly distract the tens of thousands in attendance from the sweltering heat. Thursday marked the beginning of the 15th edition of Bonnaroo, but Friday marks the first day of the Main Stage and when the big bands come out to play. The day […]

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Album Review: Kanye West – The Life of Pablo (2016 LP)

February 15, 2016

First off, who is this Pablo to whom Kanye West refers with his album title, The Life of Pablo? Picasso? Neruda? Escobar? Is he inexplicably trying to revive Petey Pablo’s career? Referencing Radiohead’s classic debut? Maybe he is likening himself San Pablo (St. Paul), another biblical reference following the religious megalomania of Yeezus. Most likely […]

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Last Week On Late Night: The Five Best Musical Performances On US Late Night TV (26th To 30th October)

November 2, 2015

Here’s the latest list of the best US late-night TV music performances of last week. In this edition: Chance The Rapper, Alabama Shakes, Rod Stewart, Seth MacFarlane and Jack Garratt. Our own talk show fiend Lachlan scours the masses of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with James […]

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Six artists not to miss during Day Three (Sunday October 4th) of Weekend One at the Austin City Limits Festival

October 4, 2015

The final day of the first weekend of Austin City Limits 2015 wraps up with some exciting appearances from the realms of pop, hip-hop, Americana, blues and more. We’ve been bringing you our tips for the festival so far this weekend, click through to see who we’d recommend catching if you’re out at Zilker Park […]

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