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Easily one of the most anticipated concerts for many fans this month, The 1975 return to Chicago’s Uptown to put on what’ll be a night fused with funk and rock sounds. The English band who hit the map with their song “Chocolate” and self-titled debut album in 2013, have clearly proven themselves to be one of hottest rock bands playing today.
Their second album, extensively titled: “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It,” was released late February and was met with positive reviews from both critics and dedicated fans. While ticket prices lean closer to $100, there may be no other time to check out “The 1975,” as their fandom and popularity continue to grow.
One of Brazil’s most renowned musicians performing today, Seu Jorge, has made a name for himself both as the renewer of Brazilian pop samba and as an actor. Starring in films such as “City of God,” where he played Knockout Ned, and as Pelé dos Santos in Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” Jorge’s talent is not only vast but also undeniable.
Don’t let the unfamiliarity of Brazilian pop music scare you away from this concert, as Jorge will also be paying a tribute to the late David Bowie. This tribute is a nod to his character in “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” in which he performed Bowie’s song “Life on Mars” in Portuguese.
Although his music may certainly not be for everyone, electronic dance music producer and DJ Marshmello has become one of the strongest artists in his genre. At last summer’s Lollapalooza festival, Marshmello brought down the house as hundreds upon hundreds swarmed around the stage to dance to his bass-heavy and groovy electronic beats.
Performing in a marshmallow-styled mask, the identity of Marshmello has never been revealed, but many believe he is the American DJ Chris Comstock. Whether that’s true or not remains to be revealed, but one thing is certain: Marshmello knows how to throw a show.