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Local Music Notebook: 2 Chainz At Tanner Elementary

1. He stayed in school.


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2 Chainz graduated from Alabama State University after four years with a 4.0 GPA.

(At 6-foot-5, he was on a basketball scholarship there.)

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Eighty-four percent of Tanner Elementary's students are low-income; 9.5 percent are homeless.

The school is named after artist Henry Ossawa Tanner.

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2 Chainz at the Chicago Theatre on Friday night.

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2. Reckless Angel Olsen.

"We just added a new member to the Angel Olsen band, which is my friend Emily Elhaj," Olsen tells Consequence of Sound.

"She used to work at Reckless Records in Chicago and was a buyer there. So, she's playing bass for us, and then Stewart [Bronagh], who was playing bass, will now be playing guitar [along with Josh Jaeger on drums]. So, I've just been really focusing on working with others a lot, which has been cool."

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Olsen's 'Burn Your Fire For No Witness is out February 18th on Jagjaguwar. It sounds like this:

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3. The Orwells Out East.

"Chicago-based garage punk fivesome The Orwells are more suited for small clubs, not arenas that pack more than 6,500," the Patriot-Ledger of Quincy, Massachusetts reports.

"But the barely legal kids weren't fazed by their surroundings, tearing through a frenetic set at Boston's Agganis Arena Thursday night like they were playing a 150-capacity dive bar."

They opened for the Arctic Monkeys. From that show:

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Posted on February 11, 2014


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