Weed ‘Em Out–Any of These ‘Hit It’ For You?

Disclaimer: Q101 remains PERFECTLY neutral on the subject of marijuana—its legalization, use of, and long term effects on the body. Billboard. com has identified 20 songs that may have subtle (or blatant) references to Mary Jane, pot, weed, insert your favorite name here. Where’s Bob Marley in this list? http://www.billboard.com/column/billboard-lists/20-smokin-songs-about-weed-1005144932.story#/features/20-smokin-songs-about-weed-1005144932.story  

SPRING AWAKENING MUSIC FESTIVAL

Billed as Chicago’s first all-dance music festival, this inaugural event features Skrillex, Afrojack, Moby, Benny Benassi, Carl Cox, Datsik, Designer Drugs, Bart Bmore, Hardwell, R3hab, Sandro Silva, Oliver Twizt and others. You might like SOMEONE in this mix of performers. WHEN AND WHERE: Sat., Jun. 16, 12 p.m. | Through Jun. 17 | See more…

SYSTEM OF A DOWN and DEFTONES to Hit Chicago

System Of A Down is pleased to announce a slate of North American tour dates with special guest, Deftones! The Chicago date is August 15, 2012: Allstate Arena – Chicago, IL Tickets go on sale at 10 AM May 5th.   Source: http://www.systemofadown.com/#news

Go To Gotye

This time last year, you may not have heard about Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter Gotye, but now his work seems inescapable for many. In particular the song, “Somebody That I Used to Know” has become a global hit, the official video has over 175 million views and currently sits at the #1 spot on YouTube’s music chart….

Black Keys Get Treatment From ‘The Eye’

Sunday Morning.  CBS.  It’s a guilty pleasure:  Hands down the strangest show on TV.  One minute you’re watching a show about the effects of nuclear bomb testing on soldiers in the 1950s.  The next?  Taking in a story about cigarette boat racing.  10 minutes later, Mo Rocco is all atwitterpated about the maker of crochet-needles…

Jamboree 2012 dates announced…

The tentative dates have been announced for Chicago’s heritage outdoor music festival known as Jamboree: Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd. This two day outdoor festival of all things alternative has been held in Chicago since 1995. In the mid nineties, the Alt Rock Radio Powerhouse known as Q101 brought Bush, Collective Soul, Sheryl…

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Local H Gets “Close” To The Crowd @ The Montrose Room

Q101 and Local 101 came back to The Montrose Room this last Friday night, and we brought 2 Chicago bands with us, Stoop Goodnoise, and Local H. The doors opened at 8pm, and by the time yours truly spoke to the crowd for a few minutes, you coul hear the glasses clinking and see the beer…

Music And Politics With Scott Lucas Of Local H

J.T. Morand brings a frank, and interesting interview with Scott Lucas of Local H to the pages of the Chicago Sun Times, and we’re more than happy to share it with you, what with our Local 101 show with them March 9th at The Montrose Room: Local H makes a record only when they have…

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