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January 26, 2015

photo: Teen Suicide by Jess Rizzo
Teen Suicide

Maryland's disbanded-reunited-disbanded-again reunited noise punks Teen Suicide are teaming up with indie rocker Alex G for an upcoming tour across the eastern half of the US. They stop in Chicago on January 31 at Beat Kitchen with support from stellar New York rockers LVL UP and a full band showing from local songwriter Spencer Radcliffe. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream some stuff from all four bands on the Chicago show, below...

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photo: Empire! Empire! at CMJ 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)

Michigan-based emo band Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) is heading out on a tour in support of the reissue of their 2009 debut, What It Takes To Move Forward. The run features the band playing the album in full and it brings them to Chicago on January 30 at Reggies with support from tourmates Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers (who have a split with Kind of Like Spitting on the way) and locals Bluebirds. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream What It Takes To Move Forward and a Warren Franklin song from the KOLS split, below...

Continue reading "Empire! Empire! & Warren Franklin playing Reggies on tour"

Faith No More

Back for their first North American shows since 2010, Faith No More is coming to Chicago on May 7th at Concord Music Hall. Tickets go on sale Friday, 1/30, at 10am.

Psychocandy live

As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, The Jesus & Mary Chain's debut album, Psychocandy, turns 30 old this year and the Reid brothers are celebrating by playing it on tour. North American dates were just announced, including Chicago's Riviera Theatre on May 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/30) at 11 AM via Etix.

SufjanSufjan

Six days before the Antlers and Death Cab For Cutie do it, Sufjan Stevens will play the Chicago Theatre (on 4/24). The show, part of a just-announced larger tour, will be in support of CARRIE & LOWELL, Sufjan's new album coming out at the end of March on Asthmatic Kitty.

After a series of presales on 1/27 and 1/29, tickets for the Chicago show go on general sale on Friday (1/30) at 11am. PRESALE PASSWORD IS "EUGENE" (WITHOUT QUOTES).

New album trailer can be watched below.

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Screaming FemalesScreaming Females

Screaming Females will scream back into Chicago to hit Empty Bottle on March 27th in support of their new album "Rose Mountain". Get your tickets before it's too late. Check out the full tour at BrooklynVegan. Listen to new burner "Ripe", below..

Continue reading "Screaming Females will shred apart Empty Bottle on tour"

Mountain GoatsMountain Goats

The Mountain Goats will head out on tour in support of John Darnielle's new wrestling-themed album in April, hitting The Vic on April 18 . Tickets at the link

New song and more dates at BrooklynVegan.

Death CabDeath Cab

Death Cab For Cutle and The Antlers will play Chicago Theatre on 4/30 as part of a larger tour in support of their new album whose track "Black Sun" was released today. Tickets to the Chicago show go on sale Friday, 1/30, at noon, and an Internet Presale starts 26 hours earlier.

Rufus

Rufus Wainwright announced two shows at Chicago's City Winery, happening May 5 & 6. RufusWainwright.com presales for both shows begin Monday, January 26 at 12 pm CST."

Pitchfork FEst
photo: Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Tickets are on sale for Pitchfork 2015, which runs from Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19 at Chicago's Union Park. "A limited number of three-day passes are currently available for $150 and single day passes available for $65. The initial batch of three day passes will include a free one-year subscription to The Pitchfork Review (a $49.99 value). Our three-day passes will sell out very quickly, so we encourage you to act fast:"

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