Hearing Things

Kanye West is releasing his new album, 800 & Heartbreak, in November, because he got it done early.

• And speaking of Kanye, he and Rhymefest have teamed up to create a "Muppet Show"-like puppet show for Comedy Central.

• Wilco and Fleet Foxes have recorded a cover of Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released," available for free download here.

InChiCity.com interviews the guys behind Gowhere Hip Hop.

• The Smashing Pumpkins are finally playing in Chicago proper -- their first since 2000. Here's DeRogatis' take.

Pitchfork reviews the soundtrack by The Final Solution for a blaxploitation film that was never made.

&bull Decider fills in the local background on this new Rise Against video:

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