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2016 Tune Tourney Round 2: Chicago

While not quite as shocking as London’s first round, Chi-town had its own share of thrills.

Joey Purp absolutely destroyed DJ Rashad, winning 88% of the vote, setting up what might be one of the best matchups of the tournament against Chance the Rapper. This is going be a fun one.

One of the biggest shocks was the loss of ANOTHER one-seed! While the early loss of Wilco stings a bit, the idea of Wilco losing to green beans makes me giggle.

Who moves on to the Sweet Sixteen? Cast your votes and spread the word, as these eight matchups close on Friday, December 2 at noon.

Matchup 1: Edamame – “Tree Shadows” vs. Jim O’Rourke – “Half Life Crisis”




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2016 Tune Tourney Round 1: Chicago

The third region of the Tune Tournament is dedicated to the Windy City. Chicago has continued to maintain its reputation as a major hub for hip hop artists, with Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, and Joey Purp on the field this year among a host of others. Do they have what it takes to topple Chicago veterans such as Wilco, Jim O’Rourke or Andrew Bird? Only time will tell.

I’m a big fan of secret shows (I mean, who isn’t?), and earlier this year Chance the Rapper, arguably the biggest name in Chicago hip hop right now, played a last-minute gig at iconic venue The Metro. Just a block away from Wrigley Field in Lakeview, the show sold out almost instantly, selling tickets exclusively through the venue’s box office. Props to The Metro for nixing the online option, negating those pesky online transaction fees and cyber scalpers!

Who moves on to the round of 32? Cast your votes and spread the word, as these eight matchups close on Friday, November 25 at noon.

Matchup 1: Wilco – “If I Ever Was a Child” vs. Edamame – “Tree Shadows”




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The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past Turns 25 Today

In a parallel universe where video game cartridges (THAT ARE GOLD) are sentient beings, The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past is out renting a car from Hertz and going on a road trip with its underage friends Donkey Kong Country, Super Metroid, and Earthbound piling in the backseat.

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