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Chief Keef's probation, the Ultra Lounge shooting, and more music news


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A Cook County Juvenile Court judge has ordered Pitchfork to turn over the raw footage from an interview it conducted with lightning-rod local rapper Chief Keef at a New York gun range in June. Prosecutors asked last month for Pitchfork to surrender the footage so that the court could determine whether Keef had violated the terms of his probation, but Pitchfork protested, citing the First Amendment and the Illinois Reporter's Privilege Act. Now the website must turn over the footage by next Wednesday; a follow-up hearing is scheduled for Monday, December 17, the day before Keef's Interscope debut, Finally Rich, comes out, and Keef could be sent to jail. Spin writer Chris Martins says it's "sure to be a bittersweet week for Keef," but considering the MC's probation case is a national news story, it could help bolster the album's first-week sales. Pitchfork's attorney, Travis Life, had no comment.

DNAinfo has an update on this morning's shooting at Logan Square's Ultra Lounge that left four injured; DJ JT Da Don (aka Jay Thompson) was one of the evening's performers, and he told DNAinfo it's the third time in a week that a gig of his had been marred by gunplay. Local booking agency MP Shows handles Ultra Lounge concerts Wednesdays through Mondays, and so was not involved in last night's events; MP Shows owner Brian Peterson says he has no idea who booked last night's Ultra Lounge event.

Local drone duo White/Light has announced the final act scheduled for the current incarnation of its Face the Strange series at the MCA. The band will be performing with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon; the show is scheduled for Tue 3/26.

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