Recent Posts in tour dates

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"

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.

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

January 19, 2015

Derek Grant

Current Alkaline Trio and former Suicide Machines drummer Derek Grant is releasing his debut solo album, Breakdown, on Red Scare this week (stream it), and in honor of that he'll play some release shows, including two in Chicago. First, he's doing a FREE in-store at Reckless Records on 1/20 at 6 PM, and then he'll play Beat Kitchen on Saturday (1/24) with The Gunshy and Dog & Wolf. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

For those shows, he'll be joined by Neil Hennessey of The Lawrence Arms on drums, Eli Caterer of Smoking Popes on guitar, and Matt Van on bass. They also play a show in Normal, IL and one in Detroit. All dates are listed below...

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January 16, 2015


Surviving Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will reunite to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary with three Chicago shows from July 3-5 at Soldier Field, the same venue their last show with Jerry Garcia took place. Joining them will be Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby who performed with the Dead several times in the '80s and '90s, and Jeff Chimenti of Bob Weir's band RatDog. Bob Weir tells tells Billboard that these will be the last shows with the four Dead members together.

Tickets will be available to fan club members from February 9-11, a local public presale runs from Feb. 12-13, and the general on-sale begins Feb. 14. Tickets will surely sell right out, and then, well you may require a miracle.

January 7, 2015

photo: Two Houses @ 86 Mets in 2014 (more by Patrick Houdek)

Fresh off a hometown show at Ian's Party 2015, Chicago punks Two Houses will be embarking on a winter Midwest/Southern tour. They'll spend most of January on the road, and you can check out a complete list of dates at the bottom of this post.

Two Houses' latest effort, their rousing Disappointer 7" EP, arrived in June via Rad Girlfriend Records // Let's Pretend Records. Its melodic title track serves as the centerpiece of the EP, and the whole thing is available to stream in this post.

All Two Houses dates and a stream of Disappointer lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Two Houses touring this winter (dates, EP stream)"

January 2, 2015

Rainer Maria in NYC on NYE (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Rainer Maria

'90s/early '00s-era emo greats Rainer Maria kicked off the new year with a reunion show in NYC, and they'll be continuing holiday celebrations in 2015 with a Valentine's Day (2/14) show at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. Opener TBA. Tickets are on sale now.