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May 22, 2013
As discussed, Secret Chiefs 3 hit Chicago this week for a pair of shows: they played Schubas on Tuesday night (5/21), and were scheduled to play Beat Kitchen tonight (5/22), but that show has now been moved to Township. BK tickets will NOT be honored (refunds should be coming shortly), and Township tix are on-sale now.
An updated list of Secret Chiefs 3 tour dates are below...
Courtney Love will be touring throughout North America this summer with support from Sub Pop act Starred. Though Hole had a surprise reunion in NYC last spring, this run of dates are all solo gigs. An East Coast run in June had already been outlined, but the pair have just added a performance at the House of Blues on July 18, which is part of their Midwest/Canada/West Coast leg. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Thursday (5/23) at 10AM CST.
All known Courtney Love tour dates and some song streams are below...
Ty Segall @ the Empty Bottle, February 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
Hyper-prolific garage rocker Ty Segall has announced that he'll be releasing his first solo album of 2013, titled SLEEPER, on August 20 via Drag City. No new music has surfaced as of yet, but you can check out a trailer for the LP at the bottom of this post. Ty will also be embarking on a summer tour in support of SLEEPER. That tour hasn't been announced in full, but already includes a performance at the Logan Square Auditorium on August 31. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale TODAY (5/22) at noon CST.
All known Ty Segall tour dates and that album trailer are below...
May 21, 2013
photos by Jeff Ryan
Futurebirds // Diarrhea Planet at Schubas on 5.17.2013
On Friday night (5/17), Athens, GA's Futurebirds brought their tour with Diarrhea Planet through Chicago for a performance at Schubas. The band are currently on the road in support of their Fat Possum debut Baba Yaga, and delivered a very solid headlining set. Pictures from their Schubas show are in this post.
Openers Diarrhea Planet have been touring like crazy this spring, and have a new LP, called I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, coming out this summer via Infinity Cat. Earlier this week, they revealed the album's lead single "Separations." It's a great Pinkerton-like rocker, and you can check it out via Pitchfork.
More pictures from the 4/17 show at Schubas are below...
As you might know, Norton Records' Brooklyn warehouse was decimated by Hurricane Sandy. Many benefit events have been happening in NYC, and Chicago will show Norton some love with an event at Bottom Lounge's Volcano Room on June 7.
Here are some details:
The first all-Norton artist trib show from the masterminds at Roctober and utilizing all the fritzy talent that the Windy City can offer!!!!We're not sure if the benefit will require advance ticketing, but stay tuned for more details, and definitely get out there to support Norton!
Featuring Norton R'n'B Legend - T.VALENTINE OF "Hello , Lucille , Are You a Lesbian?", "Betty Sue" , "Shake Your Funky A.S.S." fame!
The Bama Lamas play The Norton Hits !
Girl Group Chicago as The Shangri - Las !
The Polkaholics as King Uszniewicz and his Uszniewicztones !
The Dyes salute Norton Rockabilly !
Gentleman John Battles as Hasil Adkins !
James Porter as Sam The Sham !
Ratso as Esquerita !
DJ Todd Killings !
East of Edens Soul Express !
Raffles ! Prizes ! Surprises !
Murder by Death @ Do Division 2012 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Bloomington, Indiana's Murder by Death have unveiled a video for "Lost River" from their 2012 LP, Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon (Bloodshot Records). The track is carried by MbD's oaken-voiced frontman Adam Turla, and its visual accompaniment was directed by O'Death's Gabe Darling. Check out the clip at the bottom of this post.
Murder by Death will be embarking on a large summer // fall North American tour next week. That tour finishes off with a performance at Reggie's on September 29, with support from Larry and His Flask and The Blind Staggers. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (5/24) at noon CST.
Murder by Death's full tour schedule and new video are below...
As discussed, Naked Raygun will be playing Metro on June 29 with The Arrivals, White Mystery, and Acidic Tree. Advance tickets are still available for that show, and they've also added a second performance, on June 28 with Zero Boys and The Crombies. Tickets for their new show are on sale now.
A couple of Naked Raygun videos are below...
We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Fashion's Night Out '12 (more by Sachyn Mital)
Ribfest Chicago 2013 is set to take place from June 7-9 in North Center (at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue // Irving Park Road // Damen Avenue). They'll have two stages of music throughout the weekend, which feature We Were Promised Jetpacks, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Mucca Pazza, California Wives, Jonny Fritz (formerly Jonny Corndawg), and many more acts. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per day.
Check out the full Ribfest Chicago 2013 music lineup below...
CSS @ Metro in 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
CSS are gearing up for the release of their new album, Planta, which is due out on June 11 via SQE Music. It's their first without guitarist Adriano Cintra, who left the band shortly after 2011's La Liberación hit stores. The group joined forces with producer Dave Sitek in Los Angeles to record the LP, and you can check out its poppy "Hangover" at the bottom of this post.
CSS will be heading out on a summer North American tour in support of Planta. That tour includes a performance at Lincoln Hall on June 29 with tourmates IO Echo. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.
All CSS tour dates and a stream of "Hangover" are below...
photos by James Richards IV
Of Montreal at Lincoln Hall on 5.17.2013
On Friday night (5/17), Of Montreal brought their North American tour with Wild Moccasins through Chicago for a performance at Lincoln Hall. Their headlining set was heavy on material from 2008's Skeletal Lamping, but they also reached back to the fan-favorite Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? for a handful of songs. Were you there? If so, what did you think? Pictures and their full setlist from the 5/17 Lincoln Hall show are in this post.