Recent Posts in tour dates
December 9, 2013
Bob Mould @ Riot Fest Chicago 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)
Bob Mould released his debut solo effort, Workbook, in the spring of 1989. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the album, and Mould will be celebrating that milestone with Workbook 25, a deluxe 2xCD / 2xLP reissue. The CD's second disc is a live recording of his entire 1989 performance at Metro, a venue which he most recently played at in 2012.
Bob will also be embarking on a brief "25 Years of Workbook" tour next year with bassist Jason Narducy. That tour kicks off in late-February, and includes a two-night stand in Chicago: Old Town School of Folk Music on March 1 and City Winery Chicago on March 2. Tickets for the Old Town show go on sale this Friday (12/13) at 8AM CST. Tickets for CWC go on sale on Friday at 9AM. We've also got a pair of tickets to give away for the Old Town show! Details on how to enter to win can be found at the bottom of this post.
You can also catch Bob at Second City's 24-hour Letters To Santa benefit on December 17.
All known dates and contest details lie after the jump...
Nick Waterhouse @ Metro in February (more by James Richards IV)
Retro soulman Nick Waterhouse is slated to release his second album, titled Holly, on March 4 via Innovative Leisure. No complete LP tracks have been revealed yet, but you can hear a bit of "This Is a Game" within a Holly teaser clip at the bottom of this post.
Waterhouse and his band will be embarking on a winter North American tour before the LP hits stores. That tour includes a performance at Lincoln Hall on February 21. Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming, but check LH's concert calendar for updates.
All known Nick Waterhouse dates and that LP teaser lie after the jump...
December 6, 2013
Warpaint @ Laneway Fest Detroit (more by James Richards IV)
As seen on BrooklynVegan, Warpaint are slated to welcome their self-titled second album on January 17 via Rough Trade Records. The LP was produced by Flood and mixed by Nigel Godrich. You've already heard the album's lead single "Love is to Die," and they've now shared another great track called "Biggy." You can stream both songs at the bottom of this post.
Warpaint have also just announced a brief spring North American tour. That tour includes a performance at Metro on March 28. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale on Wednesday, December 11 at noon CST.
All Warpaint dates and streams of "Biggy" and "Love is to Die" lie after the jump...
Band of Horses @ Lollapalooza 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
Band of Horses just recently released the Acoustic at The Ryman 7" for Record Store Day Black Friday. That 7" featured "No One's Gonna Love You" and a cover of Gram Parsons' "A Song For You" recorded live at the Nashville venue in April. They're now slated to release a full-length version of the Ryman show on February 11; Its complete tracklisting can be found at the bottom of this post.
BoH will be continuing their acoustic streak in 2014. A winter North American tour is beginning to take form, and you can catch them at the Vic Theatre on February 19. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Saturday (12/7) at 10AM CST.
All BoH dates, Acoustic at The Ryman's tracklisting, and footage of them performing "No One's Gonna Love You" at the venue lie after the jump...
The War on Drugs @ ACL Fest 2012 (more by Glen Brown)
Philly's The War on Drugs are slated to welcome their new album, Lost In The Dream, on March 18 via Secretly Canadian (who have handled all of their releases). The LP was written and recorded over the course of two-plus years in Philadelphia, North Carolina, New York, and New Jersey, with frontman Adam Granduciel behind the boards. Take a listen to the album's big lead single "Red Eyes" at the bottom of this post. Cover art and tracklisting for the LP can also be found below.
Granduciel and co. will be embarking on a spring North American tour immediately following the release of Lost In The Dream. That tour includes a performance at Metro on March 23. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.
All War on Drugs dates, LP info. for Lost In The Dream, and a stream of "Red Eyes" lie after the jump...
Carcass @ NYC's Gramercy Theatre in September (more by Greg Cristman)
Carcass, the Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem are joining forces for the 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour. The third annual jaunt will kick off in March, and is slated to reach the House of Blues on April 5. VIP ticket bundles----ticket, t-shirt, 18x24 poster, "skip the line" pass, and Nuclear Blast digital sampler----are available now. General admission tickets for the Chicago show go on sale on Wednesday, December 11 at 10AM CST.
Death metal pioneers Carcass made their triumphant return this year with Surgical Steel, their first album since 1996's Swansong. Gorguts welcomed their great Colored Sands LP, which serves as the band's first in seven-years. Baltimore's super young Noisem also impressed with their death-thrash debut Agony Defined. They recently wrapped a tour with the Black Dahlia Murder, who will serve as direct support for Carcass.
All Decibel tour dates and a tour poster lie after the jump...
Perfect Pussy @ 285 Kent in October (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Syracuse, NY-based noise punks Perfect Pussy have inked a deal with Captured Tracks, who will be releasing their debut full-length in early 2014. The outfit are currently on tour throughout North America, and will remain on the road through January. That tour includes a performance at Schubas on January 22 with locals Broken Prayer. Tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.
Their forthcoming full-length follows this year's scorching I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling EP. They've since shared another track, called "Advance Upon the Real," which appears on the new Accidental Guest Recordings compilation, Beyond Inversion. You can take a listen to both releases at the bottom of this post.
All known Perfect Pussy dates and those song streams lie after the jump...
December 5, 2013
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
Into It. Over It. (aka the project of Chicago's Evan Weiss) will be heading out on a winter U.S. tour in late-January. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and A Great Big Pile of Leaves have now been revealed as support for that tour, which is slated to commence with a performance at Bottom Lounge on March 1. Tickets for the Chicago show are still available.
As discussed, Weiss' other band Their / They're / There are gearing up to welcome their second EP, Analog Weekend, on December 10 via Polyvinyl // Topshelf. They'll play a record release show at Schubas on December 15 with Mansions (tickets).
All Into It. Over It. dates are listed below...
Xiu Xiu @ Lincoln Hall in 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
Earlier this week, Xiu Xiu delivered NINA, an LP of Nina Simone covers, via Graveface Records. Take a listen to Jamie Stewart's versions of "Don't Smoke In Bed," "Just Say I Love Him," and more at the bottom of this post. Xiu Xiu are also slated to release a new full-length, titled Angel Guts: Red Classroom, in February via Polyvinyl. Get a feel for the LP by checking out its lead single "Stupid In The Dark" below.
Xiu Xiu will be heading out on a North American tour after their new album arrives. That tour includes a performance at Schubas on March 7. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (12/6) at noon CST.
All Xiu Xiu dates and streams of NINA and "Stupid In The Dark" lie after the jump...
December 3, 2013
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks are slated to welcome their new album, titled Wig Out At Jagbags, on January 7 via Matador Records. It serves as the follow-up to 2011's solid Mirror Traffic, and you can take a listen to lead single "Lariat" at the bottom of this post.
Malkmus and co. will almost immediately head out on a European tour following the release of Wig Out.... You'll get your chance too, when they tour North America from mid-February to April. Catch them at Lincoln Hall on February 20 with tourmates and hometown boys Disappears. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (12/6) at noon CST.
All Jicks dates and a stream of "Lariat" lie after the jump...