Recent Posts in tour dates

April 6, 2015


As posted on BrooklynVegan, Legendary punk/postpunk group Wire will bring their DRILL festival to Chicago from June 11-13, featuring special collaborations, special guests and more. Here's the breakdown:

Thursday, June 11 will be at at The Hideout and will feature jazz musicians Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley collaborating with Wire on a new version of their classic 154 track, "Map Ref. 41°N 93°W." Vandermark and Wooley will also perform their own set, as will Olivia Block (tickets).

Friday, June 12 will be at at Thalia Hall and is headlined by a collaborative performance with St. Vincent for an extended take on their repetition excursion "Drill." The night also features sets from Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, White Lung, and The Fly (tickets).

And then on Saturday, June 13 at Metro will be the pinkflag guitar orchestra, consisting of Wire plus dozens of other guitarists joining them for an epic version of Pink Flag's title track, plus sets by admitted fans Disappears and Tim Hecker (tickets).

Wire's new self-titled album is streaming now at NPR. For all Wire dates, visit BV.

March 25, 2015

photo: Lollapalooza 2014 (more by James Richards IV)

The Lollapalooza 2015 lineup has been announced. Check it out below.

The fest happens July 31 - August 2 in Grant Park. Tickets are on sale now, and single day passes go on sale at 10 AM CT.

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2015 lineup announced"

February 17, 2015

METZ @ DbA 11/21/2014 (photo by @jon_yi and @qbertplaya)

METZ and FIDLAR announced a tour today, and though they won't be playing Chicago together, they will be both be here separately.

FIDLAR play Double Door on May 4. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/20) at 10 AM. Meanwhile, METZ play May 20 at Lincoln Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday at noon. No openers announced for either one yet.

Full tour schedule at BrooklynVegan. Stream the single from METZ's upcoming album, below...

Continue reading "METZ & FIDLAR touring together, playing Chicago separately"

February 13, 2015

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

The lineup is announced! Tickets are still on sale. Check out who is playing, below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 lineup (Wilco, Run the Jewels, Sleater Kinney, Ariel Pink, Panda Bear & more)"

February 11, 2015


Vetern hard rock act AC/DC have announced a tour that will hit Chicago on September 15 at Wrigley Field. Tickets for that show go on sale Monday (2/16) at 10AM.

Full schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Listen to a song from their new album and watch a classic video below...

Continue reading "AC/DC to play Wrigley Field on 2015 tour"

February 9, 2015

photo: The Replacements in NYC in 2014 (more by PSquared)

The Replacements are playing two Chicago shows on their 2015 tour, April 29 & 30 at Riviera Theatre. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM on February 20. All dates HERE.

photo: Protomartyr at TNK Fest 2015 (more by James Richards IV)

The Empty Bottle's free winter block party, Music Frozen Dancing, returns for a 2015 edition on February 28, this time with Perfect Pussy, Protomartyr, and Chicago staples Oozing Wound and NE-HI. Like last year, the event is 100% free, all ages, and outdoors. Goose Island will be serving up beer, alongside caffeinated offerings from Dark Matter Coffee. Gates open at 1PM.

February 5, 2015

photo: Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Desert Daze 2014 (more by Debi Del Grande)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra will be embarking on a summer North American tour in support of their recently announced LP Multi-Love, out 5/26 via Jagjaguwar. That run includes a show at Lincoln Hall on June 6, and tickets go on sale this Friday (2/6) at noon CST. Check out the album's Supertramp-esque title track at the bottom of this post. All tour dates, LP info., and more can be found over at BrooklynVegan.

Take a listen "Multi-Love" after the jump...

Continue reading "Unknown Mortal Orchestra releasing new LP (hear the title track), playing Lincoln Hall on summer tour"


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

Two-day passes for Levitation Chicago at Thalia Hall are on sale now.

Tickets to see Alabama Shakes at The Chicago Theatre go on sale this Friday (2/6) at noon CST. A Jam Productions presale for that show will be active at 10AM today; the password is MUSCLE.

Tickets to see Ice Balloons and Odonis Odonis at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Crosby, Stills and Nash at The Chicago Theatre go on sale this Saturday (2/7) at 10AM. A Jam Productions presale for that show will be active on Friday from 10AM to 10PM; the password is CSN2.

Tickets to see San Fermin and Natalie Prass at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

February 4, 2015

Levitation Fest Chicago

Austin Psych Fest has become one of the most consistently solid festivals over the course of the past few years, and this year's Texas installment goes down in May at the usual spot, Carson Creek Ranch (though they're calling the fest "Levitation" now). Recently the festival has been spreading its reach, like their CMJ showcase in New York last year, and now they're bringing the psych to Chicago.

APF is putting on a smaller two-day Levitation Chicago installment at Thalia Hall on March 13 and 14 with an amazing lineup. They've got veteran post-punks The Pop Group, shoegaze heroes Swervedriver, proggy psych improvisor Oren Ambarchi, crushing post-punks Viet Cong, trippy garage rockers Lumerians, drone-obsessed Mind Over Mirrors, garage partiers Heaters, brooding droners Vision Fortune, ear-shattering shoegazers Christines and more all coming to Chicago for the festival. Two-day passes for the festival are on sale now, and more bands will be announced in the coming weeks.

Stream some music from a bunch of the currently announced bands below...

Continue reading "Austin Psych Fest presenting Levitation Chicago w/ The Pop Group, Swervedriver, Oren Ambarchi, Viet Cong & more"