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August 5, 2014

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Indiana's gritty slowcore/emo unit Cloakroom have a couple of busy months coming up, filled with tours alongside Basement and Whirr (separately). They'll tag Chicago for a pair of sold-out shows at Subterranean on August 14 & 15 with Basement, Superheaven, and Pity Sex, and they'll be back with Whirr for a show at Beat Kitchen on September 23 (tickets). They've also added yet another Chicago show between runs with Basement and Whirr at the Fireside Bowl on September 2 with Darto, Carbonleak, and Lume. Advance tickets for that show are on sale now. All known Cloakroom dates are listed at the bottom of this post.

Earlier this summer, the trio finished tracking and cut the lacquers for their new full-length album. Details on the LP are sparse, but it'll be out sometime in the near future via Run For Cover (who also released Infinity in June of 2013).

All known Cloakroom dates and a stream of Infinity lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Cloakroom playing Fireside Bowl before tour w/ Whirr"

August 4, 2014

Pond @ BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Perth outfit Pond, which features a couple members/ex-members of Tame Impala, are currently prepping a new LP for release sometime this year. Details are sparse, but we do know that it's called Man, It Feels Like Space Again. They've also announced that they'll be embarking on a fall North American tour in October. That tour includes a show at Lincoln Hall on October 23, and tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (8/8) at noon CST.

All Pond dates and a couple of videos lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Pond playing Lincoln Hall on fall North American tour (dates)"

August 3, 2014

photos by Jeff Ryan

American Football at Beat Kitchen
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Billed as an Owen show, the headliner at Beat Kitchen last night (8/2) was actually American Football! "Welcome to our first public practice as American Football," said the band before launching into their hour-long set. Mike Kinsella and co. played almost all of their landmark self-titled LP, a couple of B-sides, and their namesake EP. Lifted Bells (members of Braid, T/T/T, Options, etc) got things started, and pictures from Beat Kitchen are in this post.

AF's next upcoming show is the Pygmalion Music Festival in Champaign-Urbana, IL on September 28. Tickets for that show and festival passes are still available.

More pictures and AF's full setlist lie after the jump...

Continue reading "American Football played a surprise show at Beat Kitchen (pics, setlist)"

August 1, 2014

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Tickets to see Single Mothers at Schubas go on sale today (8/1) at noon CST.

Tickets to see Shabazz Palaces at Lincoln Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Ought at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Spray Paint at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see King Crimson's third show at the Vic Theatre are on sale now.

Tickets to see Turnover at Beat Kitchen are on sale now.

Tickets to see Baauer and Boys Noize at Concord Music Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Nick Waterhouse at Lincoln Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Meat Puppets and Cass McCombs at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Minus the Bear and Young Widows at Bottom Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Speedy Ortiz and Ex Hex at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Twin Peaks at Lincoln Hall are on sale now.

July 31, 2014

Boys Noize w/ Skrillex at Lollapalooza 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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"Harlem Shake" producer Baauer may not being flooding YouTube anymore, but he's still producing hard-hitting electronic tracks. Baauer and German producer Boys Noize have just announced a co-headlining tour with support from Lido (DJ Set), Spank Rock, and Nadus. That tour comes to Chicago on October 17 at Concord Music Hall. Tickets go on sale on Friday (8/1) at noon CST.

Full tour schedule is available at BrooklynVegan. Check out the tour trailer and flyer below...

Continue reading "Baauer & Boys Noize playing Concord Music Hall on fall co-headlining tour"

Scott & Charlene's Wedding in New York in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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Aussie expats Scott & Charlene's Wedding will be embarking on their first-ever US tour in September. That tour includes a show at the Empty Bottle on September 15. Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming, but you can check Ticketweb for updates.

Full tour schedule is available at BrooklynVegan. Check out the Rocky-themed video for "Jackie Boy" and a stream of the band's latest album below...

Continue reading "Scott & Charlene's Wedding playing the Empty Bottle on first US tour (dates)"

Rise Against at L.A. Rising in 2011 (more by Debi Del Grande)
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Rise Against are heading out on tour with Touche Amore and Radkey this fall, but their stop in Chicago is a bit different than other dates. The three bands play Aragon Ballroom on September 11 in the Riot Fest 10th Anniversary show with The Lawrence Arms. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and tickets for Riot Fest Chicago are still available.

The Lawrence Arms' Brendan Kelley and Neil Hennesey have another band together, The Falcons, who are playing the recently announced Red Scare Anniversary show at Metro in October. Plus, Hennesey's other project Treasure Fleet are playing at the Recess Records 25th Anniversary show at Township in August.

Full tour schedule for the Rise Against/Touche Amore/Radkey tour is available at BrooklynVegan. Check out a few videos below...

Continue reading "Rise Against, Lawrence Arms, Touche Amore & Radkey playing a Riot Fest 10th anniversary show at Aragon Ballroom"

photos by James Richards IV

Interpol / Strand of Oaks at House of Blues
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Lollapalooza act Interpol touched down in Chicago on Wednesday night (7/30) to play an official festival pre-show at the House of Blues with support from Strand of Oaks. Paul Banks and co. ran through fan-favorites like "Obstacle 1," "Evil," "Stella Was a Diver," and others, as well as "All the Rage Back Home," "Anywhere," and "My Desire" from their forthcoming LP El Pintor. Pictures and Interpol's complete setlist from the House of Blues are in this post.

As discussed, Interpol also play a free show at Thalia Hall TONIGHT (7/31). RSVP is now closed, but if you received a confirmation/ticket, we suggest showing up early.

Strand of Oaks will return to Chicago for a show at Schubas on August 17 (tickets) as part of their summer tour with Christopher Denny.

More pictures from the HoB show and Interpol's full setlist lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Interpol & Strand of Oaks played House of Blues (pics, setlist)"

July 30, 2014

Ought @ Brooklyn's Baby's All Right earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Montreal indie rockers Ought just recently wrapped a summer tour with Dub Thompson, and have now announced that they'll be embarking on a September/October North American run. That run includes a show at the Empty Bottle on September 20. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (8/1) at 10AM CST.

All Ought dates and a couple of song streams from their debut LP More Than Any Other Day lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Ought playing the Empty Bottle on fall North American tour"

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Virginia Beach four-piece Turnover are gearing up for the release of their new 3-song Blue Dream 7", which is due out on August 26 via Broken Rim (US) // Dog Knights (Europe). The 7" follows their 2013 Run for Cover debut Magnolia, and its lead single "Disintegration" just made its premiere via BrooklynVegan. Slow, clean picking builds up to a nice post-hardcore peak on the track, and you can take a listen to it at the bottom of this post.

Turnover will be embarking on a fall North American tour with support from Light Years and Malfunction. That run hits Chicago on October 2 at Beat Kitchen. Advance tickets are on sale now.

All Turnover dates and that song stream lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Turnover releasing new 7", playing Beat Kitchen on fall tour (dates, new song stream)"