Recent Posts in tour dates

July 22, 2014

Radiator Hospital in NYC in January (more by Dylan Johnson)
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Philly pop-punks and Swearin' // Waxahatchee associates Radiator Hospital have a new album calledTorch Song out now and they'll be heading out on a fall US tour in support of it. That tour includes a show at the Fireside Bowl on September 7. Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming, but check Phantom Note Productions' site for updates.

All Radiator Hospital dates (some venues still TBD) and a stream of Torch Song lie after the jump...

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Hop Along @ Brooklyn Bazaar in March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Philly indie-rockers Hop Along, who just finished up a tour with Owls, are slated to tag Chicago this weekend for a performance at Wicker Park Fest 2014. They'll play the North Stage on Saturday, July 26 from 4:45 - 5:30PM. (Owls play the Center Stage from 8:30 - 9:30PM.) Saturday of the fest also features the reunited Dr. Manhattan (who have a new EP out), The Felix Culpa (who are also back in action and have a new split coming), Foxing, Laura Stevenson, Lydia Loveless, and many more. Admission per day is a suggested donation of $5.

Hop Along have also been added to mewithoutYou's Catch for Us the Foxes 10th anniversary tour with The Appleseed Cast. As discussed, that run includes a show at Bottom Lounge on October 11. Advance tickets for that excellent triple bill are still available.

All Hop Along dates and a couple of song streams // videos lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Hop Along playing Wicker Park Fest this weekend, were added to the mewithoutYou // Appleseed Cast tour"

July 21, 2014

J. Cole @ Governors Ball 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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J. Cole has announced that he'll be playing Concord Music Hall TONIGHT (7/21). Much like his recent 'Dollar & A Dream' tour (which tagged Chicago), the price of admission to tonight's show is just $1. Those are all the details we've got for now. Get there early if you want to get in.

UPDATE: J. Cole says he's "adding a 2nd show. because of Chicago curfew, there's an age restriction on the 2nd show. 18 and up." Assuming that means both an early and late show at Concord...

UPDATE #2: The early show is at 6PM // late show at 10PM.

AGBPOL in Brooklyn in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Boston label Topshelf Records have announced the first-ever Topshelf Records Tour. The headliner is Brooklyn's A Great Big Pile of Leaves (who are currently on tour with Braid), who will be joined by fellow Topshelf signees Diamond Youth, Prawn, and Field Mouse (whose debut LP Hold Still Life comes out tomorrow, 7/22). The label will also release a special tour 7" that will feature tracks from all four of the bands. The tour will stop in Chicago for a show at Beat Kitchen on September 26. Tickets for that show and for the rest of the tour will go on sale this Friday (7/25) at 10AM CST.

Full list of dates are below...

Continue reading "Topshelf Records tour (A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn, Field Mouse) coming to Beat Kitchen (dates)"

July 18, 2014

Perfume Genius @ Schubas, April 2012 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
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Perfume Genius is gearing up for the release of his third album, titled Too Bright, which is due to hit stores on September 28 via Matador Records. It was recorded with Portishead's Adrian Utley, and PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish contributed to a handful of tracks. You can take a listen to the LP's lead single "Queen" at the bottom of this post. Cover art and tracklisting for Too Bright can also be found below.

Perfume Genius will be embarking on a North American tour in support of Too Bright in late-September. That tour includes a show at Lincoln Hall on October 1 with Matteah Baim, and advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

All Perfume Genius dates, that song stream, and LP info. for Too Bright lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Perfume Genius releasing 'Too Bright,' playing Lincoln Hall on fall tour"

Blonde Redhead -- Barragán cover art
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Veteran NYC dream pop outfit Blonde Redhead are slated to welcome their new album, titled Barragán, on September 2 via Kobalt. The LP serves as the follow-up to 2010's great Penny Sparkle and that's its cover art above. So far they've shared two album cuts -- "No More Honey" and "Dripping" -- and you can take a listen to both of them at the bottom of this post.

Blonde Redhead will be embarking on a November/December North American tour in support of Barragán. That tour includes a show at Bottom Lounge on November 3. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale TODAY (7/18) at noon CST.

All Blonde Redhead dates and those song streams lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Blonde Redhead releasing new LP, playing Bottom Lounge on fall tour (dates, new song streams)"

July 17, 2014

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Comedy oddity Tim and Eric (aka Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) have announced that they'll be embarking on a fall North American tour. Dr. Steve Brule of Check It Out! (aka John C. Reilly) will be along for the ride, and the wacky comedy trio will tag Chicago for a two-night stand at the Athenaeum Theatre on September 23 & 24. Tickets for both shows go on sale to the general public this Friday (7/18) at 10AM CST. A presale for each night is currently active; the password is "BINGUS".

All Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule dates and a few videos lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Tim and Eric playing two nights at the Athenaeum Theatre on tour w/ Dr. Steve Brule"

Merchandise @ Schubas in June (more by Milos Markicevic)
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Merchandise's 4AD debut After The End is due to hit stores in about a month (on 8/25), and the band have now shared a new video for the LP's second single "Enemy." The clip was directed by Tim Saccenti and draws inspiration from filmmaker greats Stan Brakhage, Kenneth Anger and William Eggleston. You can check it out at the bottom of this post.

Merchandise have also announced a fall North American tour with direct support from like-minded Danish quartet Lower. That tour includes a show at the Empty Bottle on October 10 with additional support from local outfit Final Grin. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

All Merchandise dates and their new video lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Merchandise share new video, playing the Empty Bottle on fall tour w/ Lower"

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Chicago shapeshifters Dr. Manhattan are slated to self-release their new EP, titled BOLO YODO, on July 22. The EP's spazzy and hypnotic title track makes its premiere in this post. Tracklisting for the BOLO YODO EP can also be found below.

Dr. Manhattan have a couple of upcoming shows, including an appearance at Wicker Park Fest 2014 on Saturday, July 26. They'll play the Center Stage (headlined by Owls) at 5PM, sandwiched between Space Blood (3PM) and The Felix Culpa (6PM). Admission per day is a suggested donation of $5.

All known Dr. Manhattan dates, their new song stream, and LP info. for the BOLO YODO EP lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Dr. Manhattan releasing new EP (stream a track), playing Wicker Park Fest"

Devo in NYC in June (more by PSquared)
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Arcade Fire are bringing their Reflektor tour to Chicago for two shows -- August 26 & 27 at United Center -- and those shows just got way better. Legendary new wave/post-punk/all around weirdos Devo (who Arcade Fire have covered) have been added as support to both dates! Tickets for those shows are still available.

Full tour schedule, including dates with Television, the reunited Unicorns, the reunited Constantines, and more, at BrooklynVegan. Watch a video of Arcade Fire covering Devo's "Uncontrollable Urge" below...

Continue reading "Devo added to Arcade Fire's Chicago shows"

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