Sundance 2017 proved a huge success yet again. This year a number of impressive entries from a broad array of categories caught our attention, including Wind River, The Discovery, I Am Not Your Negro, Mudbound, and the outlandish comedy Wilson with Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern. Now that the celebration is over and everyone in Hollywood is looking forward to the Oscars at the end of the month, here are a few more mentionable entries you should look for in theaters in the coming months. Continue reading →
In light of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first movie and the onset of Beatlemania across the Atlantic, Richard Lester’s A Hard Day’s Night is being prepped for re-release this summer. The film featured John, Paul, George, and Ringo in their first big screen appearance, which coincided with the release of the album of the same name and featured most of the same songs, including A Hard Day’s Night, Can’t Buy Me Love, And I Love Her, and I’ll Cry Instead. Although the film was not particularly praised by critics, and was even totally bashed by John Lennon in later years following the band’s breakup, it has remained a beloved classic in Beatle-lore. Following the band’s breakthrough performance on the Ed Sullivan Show, which introduced the group to a new generation of Americans, A Hard Day’s Night was released a month later and only further propelled the group to a new level of international stardom. You can catch the movie in theaters this summer starting on July 4th.
The Chicago emcee/producer just released his five track EP, Easily. About a month ago here at MADE, we gave everyone a little heads up, as Chuck debuted the track, “Came Thru/Easily”. Just because we are so nice, here it is again incase you missed it.
The five track EP features Chuck’s signature sound with simple but heavy drum and bass, taking it back to the basics; but yet, once again he brings the heat on this one. Right now the EP is only available on iTunes for just over $5. We have always been a big fan of Chuck and the Cool Kids as their music bangs out parties and shows. God damn though, we had to turn Swervin wayyyyyyyy up.
Stay tuned for more as Chuck releases his solo album, Convertibles, on February 11th, 2014.
A few days ago Vic Mensa and the good guys at iLL Roots linked up on a snippet for Vic’s track “Yung Net” off of his upcoming project “INNANETAPE”. Vic shows his more lyrical side in this one with some quick witted bars and off flows. Check out the clip above and stay tuned for that INNANETAPE which drops on September 30th.
Chicago Based blog iLLRoots has finally re-opened it’s webstore for purchases. iLLAmerica will mainly be featured at their website, but anyone in Chicago can probably get their hands on some at RSVP Gallery in the Wicker Park neighborhood. We’ve been big fans of Mike Waxx and everything that iLLRoots has done for the cities up and coming artists and the music scene as a whole, so make sure to support local Chicago artists; and be on the look out for the next Ill Roots Radio tape soon.