Entries tagged with: Bottom Lounge
OFF! @ Congress Theater, 2012 (more by Carmelo Espanola)
Hardcore punk supergroup OFF! are slated to return with a new album, titled Wasted Years, which is due to hit stores on April 8 via Vice. Keith Morris and co. just recently shared a video for the LP's lead single "Void You Out," and you can check it out at the bottom of this post. OFF! have also announced a spring North American tour in support of their new album, with Cerebral Ballzy and NASA Space Universe. Look for the three acts to tag the Bottom Lounge on May 8. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Saturday (2/15) at noon CST.
All OFF! dates and their new video lie after the jump...
The National @ Aragon Ballroom in 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
Tickets to see The National and Daughter at The Chicago Theatre go on sale this Friday at 10AM. JAM Productions and venue presales will be active from 10AM to 10PM today (1/23); the passwords are trouble and NATIONAL, respectively.
Last year, UK psychedelic outfit Loop reformed for ATP UK and stated that their reunion would continue in 2014. You already know that they'll be playing Austin Psych Fest in May and an intimate NYC show beforehand. The band have since revealed more North American dates surrounding their APF appearance, including a performance at Bottom Lounge on April 27. Tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now. The reunion is "not going to be around long," insists frontman Robert Hampson. "...I refuse to prolong it and for it to become embarrassing. It'll be sharp and to the point...straight to your heart and then, it's gone," he continued. Grab your tickets.
All known Loop dates and a couple of videos lie after the jump...
New Year's Eve (December 31) is just around the corner... have you figured out what you're doing yet? There are a handful of great concerts and parties taking place in Chicago this year, from Death (the band) to Roky Erickson to Star Slinger to Girl Group Chicago, and many more. Check out your options below...
Oozing Wound, Magic Milk, Jimmy Whispers, and DJ Mike Lust will kick out the jams at the Empty Bottle. Advance tickets are still available and you could even return the following night for Everyone's Hungover, which is just like "Everyone's A DJ, but with multiple playlists from multiple humans and the company of all your buddies/plas/comrades/frenemies from all over this weird little community."
Speaking of veteran Chicago punks, The Lawrence Arms play Concord Music Hall with Masked Intruder, Downtown Struts, and Direct Hit! (tickets). TLA are gearing up for the release of their first full-length album in eight-years, titled Metropole, which is due out on January 28 via Epitaph. You can take a listen to the LP's lead single "You Are Here" at the bottom of this post.
And don't be an idiot--take the CTA (or a cab) out/home instead of driving drunk. CTA Penny Rides begin at 10PM on New Year's Eve and last until 4AM.
Touché Amoré @ Riot Fest 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)
Here's a post-hardcore match made in heaven. Touché Amoré and mewithoutYou will be teaming up for a co-headlining North American jaunt from February to March. T.A. welcomed their excellent third album, Is Survived By, earlier this year via Deathwish. The LP was produced by Brad Wood, who also handled production on mewithoutYou's great Catch For Us the Foxes and Brother, Sister. Seahaven will open all dates on the tour and Caravels will be along for the ride for the Chicago stop, which is slated for February 22 at Bottom Lounge. Tickets go on sale today (12/13) at noon CST.
All dates, some song streams, and a tour poster lie after the jump...
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
Into It. Over It. (aka the project of Chicago's Evan Weiss) will be heading out on a winter U.S. tour in late-January. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and A Great Big Pile of Leaves have now been revealed as support for that tour, which is slated to commence with a performance at Bottom Lounge on March 1. Tickets for the Chicago show are still available.
As discussed, Weiss' other band Their / They're / There are gearing up to welcome their second EP, Analog Weekend, on December 10 via Polyvinyl // Topshelf. They'll play a record release show at Schubas on December 15 with Mansions (tickets).
All Into It. Over It. dates are listed below...
photos by Jeff Ryan
Knapsack at Bottom Lounge on 11.15.2013
On Friday night (11/15), emo vets Knapsack came through Chicago on their short reunion tour for a performance at Bottom Lounge. Blair Shehan and co.'s headlining set consisted of cuts from each of their three full-length albums, including "Katherine The Grateful," "Cellophane," and "Thursday Side Of The Street." Excellent support came from Maritime and All Eyes West, and pictures from the show are in this post.
More can be found below, alongside Knapsack's full setlist...
Coliseum @ Acheron in August (more by Fred Pessaro)
Coliseum, who just recently wrapped a September North American tour, are slated to embark on a U.S. run next month in continued support of this year's Sister Faith. Many of their dates are with Chicago's own Pelican, but they've also got a headlining show of their own in the Windy City. Look for the trio to tag Bottom Lounge on October 3 with opening sets from great locals The Swan King and Arbogast. Advance tickets are on sale now.
All known Coliseum dates are listed below...
photos by Marfa Capodanno
All Eyes West at the Threadless Warehouse on 8.27.2013
Once in a while, Threadless invite bands to play their West Loop warehouse. These shows are generally live sessions and/or for employees only, but you may have visited the warehouse for their annual Pitchfork Fest pre-party. Chicago punks All Eyes West played the Threadless warehouse earlier this week, and we've got pictures in this post.
AEW were just recently able to fund the production of their second album via a Kickstarter campaign. They'll be heading to J. Robbins' Magpie Cage Recording Studio with the man himself next month to track the LP. Stay tuned for more information.
All Eyes West just wrapped a short East Coast tour, and they'll also be playing a couple of hometown shows this fall. First, they'll play Reggie's on October 5 with Braid, Break Anchor, and Suns (tickets). They've also been added as support for Knapsack's November 15 show at Bottom Lounge (tickets).
All AEW dates and pictures from their 8/27 show at Threadless are below...
Locrian @ Brooklyn's Saint Vitus in June (more by Greg Cristman)
Locrian have announced a couple of U.S. tour dates surrounding their appearance at Kentucky's Boomslang Festival. One of those dates is a rare hometown show at Bottom Lounge's upstairs room on September 22. Tickets go on sale this Friday (8/23) at noon CST.
Locrian's most recent (and excellent) LP, Return to Annihilation, hit stores in June via Relapse Records. A complete stream of the album, all known Locrian dates, and a couple of videos lie after the jump...
Southwestern psychedelic punk collective Destruction Unit welcomed their great new album, Deep Trip, earlier this week via Sacred Bones. The eight-track LP is equal parts spacey and crushing, and you can take a listen to a few songs from it at the bottom of this post.
Destruction Unit will be embarking on a fall North American tour in support of Deep Trip later this week. It originally wasn't quite determined where they'd be playing in Chicago, but we now know that they'll headline Bottom Lounge's upstairs room on September 5. Advance tickets are on sale now.
All Destruction Unit dates and a few song streams are below...
Blackened slowcore trio True Widow welcomed their third album, Circumambulation, last month via Relapse Records. It's their first for the label and you can get lost in its ethereal greatness by streaming the LP in its entirety at the bottom of this post.
True Widow will be joining the like-minded Chelsea Wolfe and co. on their fall North American tour. As discussed, that tour includes a performance at Bottom Lounge on September 21. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are still available.
All known True Widow dates and a stream of Circumambulation are below...
Krill @ WBAR-B-Q 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Boston trio Krill self-released their great new album, Lucky Leaves, earlier this year. The outfit craft scorching indie rock in the vein of Built to Spill, Modest Mouse, and Frog Eyes, and you can take a listen to the LP at the bottom of this post. Additionally, they've got a new video for the album cut "Theme From Krill" which can also be found below.
Krill have a handful of East Coast shows scheduled for this month and then will be embarking on a full North American tour in September. That tour includes a pair of Chicago shows: an appearance at Humboldt Park DIY spot Big Forever's Big Forever Fest on September 21 and a show at Bottom Lounge on September 22 with Alex Calder and Steve JR. Additional information on the DIY festival is forthcoming. Advance tickets for that Bottom Lounge show, which they open, are still available.
All known Krill dates, a stream of Lucky Leaves, and their new video for "Theme From Krill" lie after the jump...
Hello everyone! We're enjoying a few months of vacation after our final For My Parents tour performances in China & Mongolia. We've been working on new music and will go to the US to record the first half of our next album in November. Along with that, we're excited to announce that we'll be doing nine shows in the Northeastern US & Eastern Canada in late November. We hope that if you're in the area, you can make it to one of these shows: We may very well be offering a preview of some new songs. [Mono]Mono's fall North American tour includes a performance at Bottom Lounge on November 22 with Dirty Three's Mick Turner, who also plays a couple of other dates with the Japanese post-rockers. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (8/16) at noon CST.
All Mono dates are listed below...
The Postal Service @ Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
Menomena @ Metro, October 2012 (more by Grant MacAllister)
Portland-based groups Menomena and The Helio Sequence will be joining forces for a fall U.S., co-headlining tour. Their Northwest connection aside, both bands put out great new albums this past fall -- Moms from Menomena and Negotiations from The Helio Sequence. They'll roll into Chicago for a performance at Bottom Lounge on October 21. Tickets go on sale this Friday (7/19) at noon CST.
All dates and a couple of videos are below...
Queens of the Stone Age @ NJ's Vintage Vinyl (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
Tickets for The Weeknd's two-night stand at The Chicago Theatre on October 13 & 14 go on sale today at noon.
Pelican at Maryland Deathfest 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As discussed at Invisible Oranges, Chicago instrumental favorites Pelican are readying their first LP in four years, Forever Becoming, which is due out on October 15 via Southern Lord. You can listen to the LP's triumphant lead single, "Immutable Dusk," at the bottom of this post.
In addition to upcoming shows at Fun Fun Fun Fest and NYC for two nights of Invisible Oranges CMJ-ing, look for the hometown boys to hit Bottom Lounge on November 13th. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/12) at noon CST.
All Pelican dates and a stream of their new single are below...
Merchandise @ Schubas in January (more by Milos Markicevic)
Aside from the many other great Pitchfork Festival aftershows we've already told you about (Savages, Waxahatchee, ...Trail of Dead & more), Ground Control Touring have put together some pretty excellent bills over at Bottom Lounge. Friday, July 19 features Merchandise, Daughn Gibson, Connections, and Steve Gunn, Saturday, July 20 consists of Trash Talk, White Lung, and Ratking, and Parquet Courts will be performing on Sunday, July 21 with TBA special guests. All three shows are super cheap - $7 advance // $10 at the door - and 17+. Tickets, linked above, go on sale this Friday (6/21) at noon CST.
Check out a flyer for the aftershows below...
King Khan & the Shrines @ NCMF 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Psychedelic soul outfit King Khan & the Shrines are slated to release their eighth studio album, titled Idle No More, on September 3 via new home Merge Records. You can check out the album's lead single "Born to Die" at the bottom of this post. Preorder Idle No More via Merge's webstore.
King Khan & co. will be supporting Idle No More with a fall North American tour. That tour includes a performance at Bottom Lounge on October 23. Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming, but check Ticketweb for updates.
All known King Khan & the Shrines dates and a stream of their new single are below...
As discussed, !!! will be heading to Chicago for a performance at Bottom Lounge this Saturday (6/8) with Sinkane. Advance tickets for the show are still available, and we've also got two pairs to give away! Contest details can be found at the bottom of this post. !!! are on the road in support of their new LP THR!!!ER. It's every bit as funky as 2010's great Strange Weather, Isn't It?, and you can check it out below.
All !!! tour dates, contest details, and a stream of THR!!!ER are below...
As you might know, Norton Records' Brooklyn warehouse was decimated by Hurricane Sandy. Many benefit events have been happening in NYC, and Chicago will show Norton some love with an event at Bottom Lounge's Volcano Room on June 7.
Here are some details:
The first all-Norton artist trib show from the masterminds at Roctober and utilizing all the fritzy talent that the Windy City can offer!!!!We're not sure if the benefit will require advance ticketing, but stay tuned for more details, and definitely get out there to support Norton! UPDATE: Advance tickets are on sale now.
Featuring Norton R'n'B Legend - T.VALENTINE OF "Hello , Lucille , Are You a Lesbian?", "Betty Sue" , "Shake Your Funky A.S.S." fame!
The Bama Lamas play The Norton Hits !
Girl Group Chicago as The Shangri - Las !
The Polkaholics as King Uszniewicz and his Uszniewicztones !
The Dyes salute Norton Rockabilly !
Gentleman John Battles as Hasil Adkins !
James Porter as Sam The Sham !
Ratso as Esquerita !
DJ Todd Killings !
East of Edens Soul Express !
Raffles ! Prizes ! Surprises !
Bosnian Rainbows @ Bottom Lounge, February 2013 (more by Zach Pollack)
Bosnian Rainbows, the new-ish project of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (At The Drive-In, The Mars Volta) and Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes), have announced that they'll be touring throughout the U.S. this summer. That tour includes a performance at Bottom Lounge on July 24, where they played on their first-ever North American tour in February. Tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.
As you might know from seeing Le Butcherettes, Teri is an absolutely insane (in the best way possible) frontwoman. She's even a little crazier in BR, as she doesn't play guitar or keyboards like she does in her main project. Bosnian Rainbows' debut, self-titled LP is slated to hit stores on June 25 via Sargent House. You can check out their recently-released video for "Turtleneck" and full 2013 tour schedule below...
The Music Tapes @ Bottom Lounge, September 2011 (more by John Yingling)
Julian Koster and his Music Tapes have been playing "shows" for many years now. They're currently in the midst of what they are calling The Traveling Imaginary tour, which is pretty much Koster's grand vision come to life. This, of course, includes the seven-foot tall metronome, but also makes use of a circus tent, 16mm cartoons, and much more. The Traveling Imaginary will roll into Chicago for a pair of shows at Bottom Lounge on May 1. Advance tickets for the early show (6PM) are still available. Advance tickets for the late show (9:30PM) are not sold-out, but "tickets are currently not available through TicketWeb." The venue will not be running at full capacity for these shows, due to the circus tent.
All known Traveling Imaginary tour dates and some videos are below...
Kylesa @ Maryland Deathfest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Savannah-based sludge metal outfit Kylesa are gearing up for the release of their sixth full-length album, Ultraviolet, which is due out on May 28 via Season of Mist. You've already heard the LP track "Unspoken," and they've just revealed another called "Quicksand." You can take a listen to both tracks at the bottom of this post. Ultraviolet is up for preorder in multiple formats via SoM's webstore.
Kylesa will be heading out on a North American tour in support of the LP next month with Blood Ceremony, White Hills, and Lazer/Wulf. That tour includes a performance at Bottom Lounge on June 5. Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming, but check Ticketweb for updates.
Kylesa's full tour schedule and those song streams are below...