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Tickets to see A Minor Forest at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see TEEN at Schubas go on sale TODAY (4/11) at noon CST.

Tickets to see Failure at Metro go on sale this Saturday (4/12) at noon.

Tickets to see Bane at Subterranean are on sale now.

Tickets to see High on Fire's second show at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Silver Apples, Magik Markers, and Wrekmeister Harmonies at the Bohemian National Cemetery are on sale now.

Tickets to see Eyehategod, Ringworm, and Enabler at Cobra Lounge are on sale now.

Tickets to see The Antlers at Lincoln Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Saintseneca at SPACE go on sale this Saturday at 11AM.

Tickets to see Hot Tuna (acoustic) at SPACE go on sale this Saturday at 11AM.

Tickets to see Jack White at The Chicago Theatre and the Auditorium Theatre go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Lambchop at the Old Town School of Folk Music go on sale today at 8AM.

Tickets to see Boris at Bottom Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Justin Timberlake at the United Center go on sale on Monday, April 14 at 10AM.

Boris @ Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Japanese experimental metal outfit Boris have announced that they'll be releasing their new album, Noise, on June 17 via Sargent House. You can get a feel for the LP by checking out its pummeling, seven-minute lead single "Quicksilver" at the bottom of this post. The band will also be embarking on a summer North American tour in late-July. That tour includes a performance at the Bottom Lounge on August 10. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (4/11) at noon CST.

All Boris dates and a stream of "Quicksilver" lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Boris releasing 'Noise,' playing Bottom Lounge on summer North American tour (dates, new song stream)"

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Tickets to see Hannibal Buress at Beat Kitchen are on sale now.

Tickets to see Josh Ritter at City Winery Chicago go on sale this Friday (3/28) at noon CST.

Tickets to see Odonis Odonis at the Bottom Lounge are on sale now.

Tickets to see M.I.A. at the Riv go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Jessy Lanza at Schubas are on sale now.

Tickets to see Fu Manchu at Subterranean are on sale now.

Tickets to see Young Widows and Helms Alee at Subterranean go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Rodriguez at The Chicago Theatre go on sale to the general public this Saturday at 10AM. A JAM Productions presale will be active this Friday at 10AM; the password is "SEARCHING".

Tickets to see Trans Am and CAVE at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Destruction Unit at Township are on sale now.

Three-day passes for the 26th Annual Comedy Festival at the Athenaeum Theatre are on sale now. Single-day tickets go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Saintseneca at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see King Khan & the Shrines at the Empty Bottle go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Radioactivity and Bad Sports at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Tigers Jaw and Pity Sex at Subterranean go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Swans at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see The Felice Brothers at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, and You Blew It! at Concord Music Hall go on sale on April 3 at noon.

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Toronto noisemakers Odonis Odonis are gearing up for the release of their second album, Hard Boiled Soft Boiled, which is due out on April 15 via Buzz Records. So far, they've shared a number of album cuts -- "New Obsession," "Are We Friends," and "Angus Mountain" -- and yet another has arrived today. It's a real mind-melter called "Order In The Court" and director Lee Stringle has placed the song among animated versions of Hieronymus Bosch paintings. You can check out their new video and take a listen to all other tracks at the bottom of this post.

Odonis Odonis will be embarking on a brief North American tour in support of their new LP in April. That tour includes a performance at the Bottom Lounge's Upstairs Room on April 25. Tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

All Odonis Odonis dates and that video // song streams lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Odonis Odonis share new video, playing Bottom Lounge on spring tour (dates, video)"

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Slint's extremely thorough Spiderland box set is due to hit stores on April 15 via Touch and Go Records. One of its many components is Breadcrumb Trail, a never-before-seen, 90-minute documentary on the band and the making of Spiderland. It features extensive interviews with Slint, Steve Albini, Ian Mackaye, David Grubbs, David Yow, James Murphy, and more. You can check out a trailer for it at the bottom of this post. The film will be screening at the Music Box Theatre on April 16 and a Q&A with director Lance Bangs will follow it. Tickets are on sale now.

UPDATE: Slint members Dave Pajo and Todd Brashear will join the Q&A session.

Slint will also be touring North America this spring and their run includes a performance at the Bottom Lounge on May 10. Tickets are still available.

The trailer for Breadcrumb Trail can be found below...

Continue reading "Slint doc. 'Breadcrumb Trail' is screening at the Music Box"

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Tickets to see Neil Young at The Chicago Theatre go on sale this Saturday (3/22) at 11AM CST. A JAM Productions presale for both dates will be active from 10AM to 10PM this Friday; the password is "young2".

Tickets to see Skull Defekts + Daniel Higgs at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Pantha Du Prince at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Yamantaka // Sonic Titan at Bottom Lounge's upstairs room are on sale now.

Tickets to see Slint at the Bottom Lounge go on sale this Friday (3/21) at noon.

Tickets to see Floor at the Double Door go on sale this Saturday at noon.

Tickets to see The Chain Gang on 1974 at the Empty Bottle go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see New Order at the Aragon Ballroom go on sale this Friday at 10AM. A JAM Productions presale will be active today (3/20) from 10AM to 10PM; the password is "JAMORDER".

Tickets to see Phish's three-night run at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island go on sale on Saturday, March 29 at 10AM.

Tickets to see Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Kiss and Def Leppard at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre go on sale this Friday at noon.

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan @ BV-CMJ 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
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Canadian experimental rock and performance art collective Yamantaka // Sonic Titan just finished up a run at SXSW and are slated to hit the road throughout North America again next month. This tour surrounds their appearance at the 2014 Austin Psych Fest, and they'll be teaming up with Perfect Pussy on most dates. The pair won't be sharing a bill in Chicago though (PP play their own show at Township on April 1), where Y // ST will headline the Bottom Lounge's Upstairs Room on May 9. Tickets are on sale now.

All Yamantaka // Sonic Titan dates and a couple of videos lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Yamantaka//Sonic Titan playing Bottom Lounge on spring tour"

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Slint have been inactive for a handful of years now, but after playing ATP UK in 2013 and with a Spiderland box set coming down the pike, they're back to playing North American dates. Their just-announced tour will bring them to Chicago for a performance at the Bottom Lounge on May 10. Tickets go on sale this Friday (3/21) at noon CST. They're also playing the Forecastle Festival in their hometown of Louisville, KY.

All known Slint dates and a stream of Spiderland lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Slint playing Bottom Lounge on US reunion tour (dates)"

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Tickets to see Petty Fest--with Alison Mosshart, John Stirratt, Jakob Dylan, and many more--at Metro go on sale this Friday (3/14) at noon CST.

Tickets to see Seahaven, Adventures, and Foxing at Beat Kitchen go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see High on Fire at the Empty Bottle go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Vampire Weekend at UIC Pavilion go on sale this Friday at 10AM. A JAM Productions presale will be active from 10AM-10PM TODAY (3/11); the password is "STEP".

Tickets to see The Menzingers at Bottom Lounge go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Yann Tiersen at Bottom Lounge go on sale this Friday at noon.

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Philly punks The Menzingers' fourth album, Rented World, is slated to hit stores on April 22 via new label Epitaph. They've already revealed its great lead single "In Remission," and have now announced a spring/summer North American tour in support of the LP. That tour kicks off in late-May and includes a performance at the Bottom Lounge on June 6 with opener(s) TBA. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (3/14) at noon CST.

All Menzingers dates and their music video for "In Remission" lie after the jump...

Continue reading "The Menzingers releasing 'Rented World,' playing Bottom Lounge on North American tour (dates, new video)"

OFF! @ Congress Theater, 2012 (more by Carmelo Espanola)
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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...

Continue reading "OFF! playing Bottom Lounge on spring tour w/ Cerebral Ballzy"

The National @ Aragon Ballroom in 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
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Tickets to see How to Dress Well and Forest Swords at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday (1/24) at noon CST.

Tickets to see Weekend at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Tycho at Concord Music Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

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.

Tickets to see Tokyo Police Club at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Ringworm and Death Before Dishonor at Cobra Lounge are on sale now.

Tickets to see S.Carey and White Hinterland at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Waxahatchee and All Dogs at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Loop at Bottom Lounge

Tickets to see Wye Oak at Metro go on sale this Friday at noon CST.

Tickets to see Baths and Young Fathers at Concord Music Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Manchester Orchestra at the House of Blues go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Foals at the Aragon Ballroom go on sale this Friday at 10AM. A JAM presale will be active from 10AM to 10PM today; the password is number.

Tickets to see Billy Joel at Wrigley Field go on sale this Saturday (1/25) at 10AM.

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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...

Continue reading "Loop playing Bottom Lounge & other North American dates surrounding Austin Psych Fest"

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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...

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Legendary Detroit protopunks Death will be closing out 2013 at Reggie's with support from Rabble Rabble, Le Tour, and El Major. Tickets--including VIP packages--are still available.

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."

Minneapolis' own Dessa and Astronautalis can be found at Lincoln Hall. They'll each be backed by a full band, and tickets are still available.

Flosstradamus play the Riviera Theatre with Alex Young and DJ Spinz. Tickets are still available, and you can also catch them at the Riv on December 30.

Local H and Stoop Goodnoise play Subterranean (tickets).

Jimmy Eat World and Chicago's own Smoking Popes play the House of Blues. Tickets will cost you quite a bit, but are still available.

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.

Roky Erickson, White Mystery, and Hounds of Baskerville play Beat Kitchen (tickets). You can also catch Roky at Beat Kitchen on December 30 with Heavy Times and Hounds of Baskerville.

Girl Group Chicago and The Yolks will bring you into 2014 at the Hideout (tickets).

Los Lobos play a pair of shows at City Winery Chicago (7:30PM; 11PM).

Archie Powell & The Exports, The Noise FM, and Hemmingbirds play Emporium Arcade Bar. Tickets include a Jeppson's Malort toast(!).

Star Slinger, Lil Texas, Equator Club, and Stefan Ponce can be found at Beauty Bar. Tickets include a one-hour open bar and a champagne toast.

Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys and Nicholas Tremulis play SPACE (tickets).

Crowbar, Thunder Driver, and The Ox King play Cobra Lounge (tickets).

Windy City Soul Club takeover the Logan Square Auditorium (tickets).

Mucca Pazza play Double Door with Chandeliers and DJ RomaSoul (tickets).

Black Joe Lewis plays Metro with Outer Minds and Numero Group DJs (tickets).

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound and Cracker play the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel (tickets).

Pickwick and My Gold Mask play Schubas (tickets). You can also catch Pickwick at Schubas on December 30.

Cheech & Chong and War play The Chicago Theatre (tickets).

Motion City Soundtrack play Bottom Lounge (tickets).

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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.

Continue reading "a guide to New Year's Eve shows and parties in Chicago"

Touché Amoré @ Riot Fest 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)
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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...

Continue reading "Touche Amore & mewithoutYou playing Bottom Lounge on 2014 North American tour"

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
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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...

Continue reading "The World Is... & A Great Big Pile of Leaves playing Bottom Lounge and other dates with Into It. Over It."

photos by Jeff Ryan

Knapsack at Bottom Lounge on 11.15.2013
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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...

Continue reading "Knapsack, Maritime & All Eyes West played Bottom Lounge (pics, setlist)"

Coliseum @ Acheron in August (more by Fred Pessaro)
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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...

Continue reading "Coliseum playing Bottom Lounge w/ Swan King & Arbogast in October"

photos by Marfa Capodanno

All Eyes West at the Threadless Warehouse on 8.27.2013
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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...

Continue reading "All Eyes West played the Threadless warehouse (pics), playing Chicago shows with Braid & Knapsack this fall"

Locrian @ Brooklyn's Saint Vitus in June (more by Greg Cristman)
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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...

Continue reading "Locrian announce Chicago show at Bottom Lounge"

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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...

Continue reading "Destruction Unit welcomed 'Deep Trip,' playing Bottom Lounge on fall North American tour"

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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...

Continue reading "True Widow released an LP, opening for Chelsea Wolfe at Bottom Lounge"

Krill @ WBAR-B-Q 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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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...

Continue reading "Krill have a new video, playing Big Forever & Bottom Lounge on fall North American tour"

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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...

Continue reading "Mono playing Bottom Lounge w/ Mick Turner in November"

The Postal Service @ Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
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Tickets for The Postal Service's August 4 show at Metro go on sale TODAY (Friday, July 19) at 10AM CST.

Tickets for Alt-J's September 9 show at Aragon Ballroom go on sale this Saturday (7/20) at 10AM CST.

Tickets for Menomena's October 21 show at Bottom Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for Zola Jesus' October 24 show Garfield Park Conservatory are on sale now.

Tickets for Sparks' November 6 & 7 shows at Lincoln Hall go on sale today at noon.

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