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photos by Kirstie Shanley

Divine Fits at Taste of Randolph on 06.14.2013

Taste of Randolph 2013 went down from June 14-16 in Chicago's West Loop. Divine Fits, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Joy Formidable, Lord Huron, Bear in Heaven, and many more acts performed on two stages throughout the weekend. Photographer Kirstie Shanley was at the street fest each day, and her pictures are in this post. More below...

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Divine Fits @ SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

The Taste of Randolph Street Festival is set to take place from June 14-16 this year. The fest, which is centered at 900 W. Randolph St., will feature two stages with performances by Divine Fits, The Joy Formidable, Lord Huron, Bear in Heaven, American Royalty, Matrimony, and many more acts. A suggested donation of $10 per day supports the West Loop Community Organization.

The full lineup hasn't been revealed yet, but you can check out the fest's initial offerings below...

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Hooray for Earth (photo by Erez Avissar)

As discussed, Hooray for Earth will head to Chicago next week for a performance at Schubas on January 16 as part of the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival. Bear in Heaven headline that show, Supreme Cuts and The-Drum are also on the bill, and advance tickets are still available.

Hooray for Earth, who are currently working on the follow-up to 2011's True Loves, have revealed a cover of Bear in Heaven's "Lovesick Teenagers" that they recorded back in 2009. You can take a listen to their their version of the track, and watch BiH play the original on KEXP at the bottom of this post.

All tour dates for both acts and both versions of "Lovesick Teenagers" are below...

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Lucero @ BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)

As discussed, the 2013 edition of Tomorrow Never Knows is set to take place from January 16-20 at Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Metro, Hideout, Smart Bar, and the Vic Theatre. A second round of acts have now been added to the festival; some playing brand new shows and some as support for previously announced headliners.

One of the new shows happens at Metro on January 19, and it'll be headlined by Lucero. Tickets for that one go on sale this Friday (11/23) at noon CST. Another new one is Bear in Heaven, Hooray For Earth, Supreme Cuts, and one more act TBA at Schubas on January 16. Tickets for that show also go on sale this Friday at noon.

January 19th's Freelance Whales show at Lincoln Hall, with Snowmine, now also features Hundred Waters on the bill. Advance tickets are still available; five-day passes are also still available.

Check out a TNK 2013 official mixtape below...

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Lollapalooza 2012 has revealed the full schedule for their 3-day festival, set to take place from August 3-5 in Grant Park. Check it out HERE.

A bunch of official aftershows have also been announced, happening from August 1-5. Here's a number of them (more TBA, including unofficial shows):

August 1
Alabama Shakes, First Aid Kit, Dry The River, Filligar @ Metro
Delta Spirit, FIDLAR @ Lincoln Hall

August 2
Passion Pit, GIVERS, Kishi Bashi @ House of Blues
Kids These Days, Overdoz @ Schubas
Dr. Dog, Kevin Devine, The Dunwells @ Lincoln Hall
Zedd, Gus K, DJ Gordo, DJ Torio @ The Mid

August 3
Bear in Heaven, YAWN @ the Empty Bottle
NERO (DJ Set), Die Antwoord, Anamanaguchi @ Congress Theater
Frank Ocean @ Metro
tUnE-yArDs, Washed Out @ House of Blues
The Black Angels, Night Beats @ Double Door
The War on Drugs, Milo Greene @ Schubas
Blind Pilot, Kopecky Family Band @ Lincoln Hall
Porter Robinson, Madeon @ The Mid
The Growlers, JEFF the Brotherhood @ Subterranean
Paper Diamond, Minnesota @ Bottom Lounge

August 4
White Rabbits, Dum Dum Girls, Oberhofer @ Cubby Bear
Doomtree, Naledge of Kidz In The Hall @ the Empty Bottle
Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, Midnight Conspiracy, Big Chocolate @ Congress Theater
The Afghan Whigs @ Metro
Of Monsters & Men, Yellow Ostrich @ House of Blues
Trampled By Turtles, The Devil Makes Three @ Double Door
Childish Gambino @ the Vic
The Temper Trap, Poliça @ Park West
Gary Clark Jr., LP @ Schubas
Twin Shadow @ Lincoln Hall
Calvin Harris, Nathan Scott @ The Mid
The Big Pink @ Subterranean
Bombay Bicycle Club, Hey Rosetta! @ Bottom Lounge

August 5
Chairlift w/ Alt-J @ the Empty Bottle
The Walkmen @ Lincoln Hall

Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday (6/15) at 10AM CST.

Bear in Heaven @ Hotel 'Vegan' during SXSW (photo by @bvAustin)

As mentioned, Bear in Heaven, Blouse, and Doldrums added a second show at Schubas (April 19) to their schedule. At the time of our post, ticketing info was forthcoming, but the show has now been placed on sale.

Bear in Heaven

As mentioned, Bear in Heaven, Blouse, and Doldrums are coming to Chicago to play Schubas on April 18. A second show, taking place the following night, has now been added to their tour schedule. Tickets will be posted shortly and go on sale this Friday (March 23), at noon CST.

Bear in Heaven and Doldrums both played at Hotel 'Vegan' in Austin, TX during SXSW, on Wednesday and Friday respectively. More on each day soon, over at BrooklynVegan.

An updated list of 2012 tour dates, below..

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today in Chicago
* Aziatix, Russell W @ Lincoln Hall
* Memoryhouse, Tiny Fireflies @ Schubas
* Spectralina @ Museum of Contemporary Art
* Grassroots Hip Hop Showcase @ Subterranean
* Hate Basement, Shatterd Hymen @ The Burlington
* Pearl and the Beard, Jon Drake and the Shakes @ SPACE
* Truman and His Trophy, Pisces At the Animal Fair, Honah Lee, No More Monsters @ Township

Memoryhouse play a record release show at Schubas tonight.

Spectralina, featuring Dan Bitney of Tortoise, play the MCA tonight.

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So far, we've announced that both JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound and Maps & Atlases are playing our BV Chicago SXSW day party.

Bear in Heaven have a new video for "The Reflection of You." Check it out below.

What else?

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Blouse @ 285 Kent in January (BKLYN) (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Blouse and Doldrums have been added as supporting acts to Bear in Heaven's upcoming tour. The three bands will hit Chicago's Schubas on April 18th, tickets are still available.

Bear in Heaven's new album, I Love You, It's Cool, is due to hit stores on April 3rd via Dead Oceans. The LP is still streaming at 400,000% slower than actual speed at the band's website. Take a listen to the full version of the album track "The Reflection of You" at the bottom of this post. Visit BrooklynVegan for a free download.

Doldrums, who recently headlined Schubas, also happens to be featured on Grimes' new LP Visions, which is currently streaming at NPR. The album will be released on February 21st in the US via 4AD. She'll hit the Empty Bottle on tour in support of the LP, on March 14th. Tickets are still available.

All dates and Bear in Heaven song stream, below..

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Bear in Heaven @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in 2010 (BKLYN) (more by Chris Doss)

Brooklyn's Bear in Heaven are set to release their new album I Love You, It's Cool on April 3rd via Dead Oceans; the band's first for the label. You can stream the album NOW, though they have slowed it down 400,000% so it will play until April 3rd. The savants explain the whole deal in a press release, which is posted on BrooklynVegan.

Bear in Heaven will kick off a 2012 headlining tour in late March, which reaches Chicago's Schubas on April 18th. Tickets go on sale this Friday (12/16), at noon CST.

All 2012 tour dates, and some videos, below..

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