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July 29, 2014

Underground Railroad to Candyland at Chaos in Tejas 2011 (more by Harriet Roberts)
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Classic punk label Recess Records will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a tour this year. Bands playing stops on the tour include Underground Railroad to Candyland (which label founder Todd Congelliere plays in), Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet (mems Smoking Popes, Lawrence Arms), White Night and many more. Lenguas Largas are the only band playing every stop, with the rest of the lineup shifting with each show. The tour comes to Chicago on August 23 at Township Treasure Fleet, Lenguas Largas, White Night and Two Houses. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Recess (and Greedy Records) is also putting out The Dwarves Invented Rock 'n' Roll, the new record from The Dwarves, next week (8/5). You can stream that in full at Punk News.

In other punk label anniversary news, Red Scare is celebrating its 10th anniversary here in Chicago too (the label's hometown). The show is set for October 25 at Metro with performances from The Reaganomics, The Falcon (mem The Lawrence Arms), Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder, The Lillingtons (another rare reunion date), Direct Hit!, The Methadones, Elway, The Brokedowns and more TBA. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All Recess Records tour dates are listed, with a stream of a the label's latest sampler, and a Lillingtons stream, below...

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Twin Peaks @ Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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Chicago crew Twin Peaks are gearing up for the release of their second album, called Wild Onion, which is due out on August 5 via Grand Jury. You've already heard the LP's lead single "Flavor", and the whole shebang is now streaming ahead of its release date via Pitchfork Advance.

Twin Peaks, who recently played Pitchfork Fest, have expanded their summer/fall North American tour. That run now includes a hometown show at Lincoln Hall on October 30 with NE-HI and Flesh Panthers. Advance tickets are on sale now. They'll also play an in-store at Reckless Records' Lakeview location on August 5 at 5PM.

All known Twin Peaks dates are listed below...

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Shabazz Palaces @ Williamsburg Park in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
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Today, experimental hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces welcome their new album Lese Majesty via Sub Pop Records. The 7-suite, 18-track LP serves as the follow-up to 2011's excellent Black Up, and you can take a listen to the album in its entirety at the bottom of this post.

Shabazz Palaces are currently on tour throughout the US and will be embarking on another stateside leg in September. That run includes a show at Lincoln Hall on September 13, and tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (8/1) at noon CST.

All Shabazz Palaces dates and a stream of Lese Majesty lie after the jump...

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KEN mode in NYC in February (more by Di Lynn Ring)
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Post-hardcore rippers KEN mode have announced a fall North American tour surrounding their appearance at Raleigh, NC's Hopscotch Music Festival. They'll hit the road at the tail end of August, and will tag Chicago for a show at Reggie's on September 8. Ticketing information is forthcoming, but you can check Ticketfly for updates. The trio have also shared a new video for Entrench's "The Promises of God," which you can check out at the bottom of this post.

Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Check out the new video below...

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Meat Puppets at Wicker Park Fest 2013 (more by Lindsey Best)
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Alt-rock heroes Meat Puppets are pairing up with Cass McCombs for a co-headlining tour. Not all the dates have been announced, but some have trickled out, including the Chicago show happening on October 23 at The Empty Bottle. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/1) at 10 AM.

All currently announced dates are listed at BrooklynVegan. Check out a stream of Meat Puppets' classic Meat Puppets II as well as a live video of a few Cass McCombs tracks below...

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Spider Bags in NYC in 2013 (more by PSquared)
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Chapel Hill garage rockers Spider Bags will release their fourth album Frozen Letter next week (8/5) with Merge Records and you can stream it on NPR now. They also recently made a new live session (video by Andrew Johnson) for album track "Back With You Again in the World" and you can view that below.

The band's tour kicks off after the album release and they will hit Chicago on August 14 at The Hideout with Fresh Panthers and Life Partner. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Check out the live session video below...

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July 28, 2014

Minus the Bear @ NYC's Best Buy Theater in 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
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Minus the Bear have announced that they'll be releasing a new full-length LP, titled Lost Loves, on October 7 via Dangerbird Records. Lost Loves is a collection of rarities and unreleased songs from the past several years of writing and recording. You can check out the LP's cover art and tracklisting at the bottom of this post.

MTB will be embarking on a fall US tour in support of Lost Loves. All Midwest dates feature an opening set from Young Widows, including a show at Bottom Lounge on October 23. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale to the general public this Friday (8/1) at noon CST. There's also an ongoing VIP presale for all dates. The band are also celebrating the 10th anniversary of their 2004 EP They Make Beer Commercials Like This, which will be played in full on this run.

All MTB dates, LP info. for Lost Loves, and a couple of song streams lie after the jump...

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Speedy Ortiz @ 4Knots 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
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Speedy Ortiz, who just recently tagged Chicago to play Pitchfork Fest, have expanded their fall North American tour with Ex Hex. That run now includes a show at the Empty Bottle on October 25 with additional support from Split Feet. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now. Speedy will also play Champaign-Urbana, IL's Pygmalion Music Festival in late-September.

All Speedy Ortiz dates and some song streams lie after the jump...

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July 25, 2014

Om at the Met in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
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Meditative drone metal outfit Om have announced that they'll be embarking on a brief October US tour with support from Watter -- a supergroup featuring members of Grails and Slint. That tour includes a performance at Lincoln Hall on October 11, and advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

Watter welcomed their debut LP, This World, in late-May via Temporary Residence. The album is made up of six sinister, sprawling tracks, and you can take a listen to "Rustic Fog" and "Small Business" at the bottom of this post.

It's also no surprise that this run is brief, as Om's Al Cisneros is gearing up for an August tour with Sleep. As discussed, that tour includes a sold-out, two-night stand at Thalia Hall on August 28 & 29. Sleep just recently released their first new song in 20-years. Emil Amos, who's also in Grails, is gearing up for the release of his next Holy Sons album. It's called The Fact Facer and is due out on September 23 via Thrill Jockey (preorder). Robert A. A. Lowe also has his share of Lichens dates.

All Om // Watter dates and a few song streams and videos lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Om playing Lincoln Hall on fall tour w/ Watter (mems. of Grails & Slint)"

Mutual Benefit @ Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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Mutual Benefit tagged Chicago last weekend to play Pitchfork Fest 2014, and have since expanded their fall North American tour. That run now includes a show at the Empty Bottle on September 25 with support from Ricky Eat Acid. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

An updated list of Mutual Benefit dates can be found below...

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