Posts in category "Music"

Twitter Takeover Concert Hosts Chicago Rap Scene

Twitter Takeover Concert Hosts Chicago Rap Scene
Upon stepping a toe into the neon lighted, heavily bodied space-memories of ghetto house cuts, spray painted skyline backdrops, and talk of infamous trips to 50 Yard Line and The Lick came rushing to mind. For many, the rap and hip-hop lifestyle of the 90s and early 00s went out with portable cd players and... Read more »

Solange 'Shuts Down' Chicago

kicked off the night with some drinks from Bottom Lounge's behemoth sized bar area.
Solange. The living, breathing entity of everything that is wonderful and wild and natural and free. This past Monday 4-Star Explorer got the chance to shout, shimmy, and shake to the hits from Solange’s recently released EP, True. The EP has been receiving rave reviews since June and for good reason. True does a good... Read more »

Top 15 Christmas Songs That Were Released Before Justin Bieber Existed

#1 Donny Hathaway-This Christmas-Release Year:1970.

It's a simple win. Nothing brings a tear to your eye...fills you with the holiday spirit...reminds you that singers shouldn't wear red leather skinny jeans quite like this song. And reminds me at least for 3 minutes and 40 seconds that Christmas doesn't have to suck.
Christmas Songs. Along with ugly hand knit sweaters have become synonymous with things that are despised about the holidays. What, with music execs figuring new ways to turn a profit and equally due to the fact that lite rock stations and stores have been playing wintery themes since November 1st. I figured what was more... Read more »
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Elle Monee and Loren D. Present the Songbook Review

Elle Monee and Loren D. Present the Songbook Review
On the third day of 4-Star my city gave to me…some new tracks to get me ‘bodied. In the true spirit of New Music Monday, I felt compelled to post something fresh. Elle Monee and Loren D’s The Songbook proves that great music has no expiration date. I’ve said before and I’ll say it again,... Read more »

Miguel's Kaleidoscope Dream Album Review and More...

Miguel's Kaleidoscope Dream Album Review and More...
Having a jonesing to review some new music and not having any local talent lined up this month I decided to shift through some of the music I’m currently into and thought “Yea, maybe I can make something out of that.” I know many of my facebook friends are still healing from the barrages of... Read more »