Entries tagged with: Handsome Furs

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Kyuss Lives! @ Stubb's in Austin, TX (more by Tim Griffin)

today in Chicago
* H+ Records Grand Opening
* Bonobo, DJ Intel, BRC @ The Mid
* Poi Dog Pondering @ Metro (Night 1)
* Peter Mulvey @ Schubas (Early Show)
* Brandi Carlile, The Secret Sisters @ SPACE
* Ganglians, Friends, Architecture @ Beat Kitchen
* Crystal Stilts, Soft Speaker, Hollows @ Empty Bottle
* Hunters, Himalayan, Orwell, Masses @ Ultra Lounge
* S. Carey, The Hudson Branch @ Schubas (Late Show)
* AM Taxi, The Sweeps, Young Distractions @ Lincoln Hall
* White Mystery, The Cell Phones, Rabble Rabble @ Hideout
* The Fray, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Perri @ Chicago Theatre
* Kyuss Lives!, The Sword, Black Cobra, Bible of the Devil @ the Vic
* Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot, Hot Rod Hucksters @ House of Blues
* Moon Furies, Perfect Kiss, Ghosthouse, Eight Bit Tiger @ Double Door
* Kentucky Knife Fight, Farewell Milwaukee, Will Phalen @ Subterranean
* The Paver, Nineteen Thirteen, Post Honeymoon, Harps of Tartarus @ Panchos
* Sea of Shit, Sick/Tired, Mellow Harsher, Machismo, Worn Out @ Rancho Huevos
* The Hooks, The Fabulous Naturals, Love and Radiation, Facing Winter @ Stage Bar
* Thursday, Zechs Marquise, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Native @ Bottom Lounge
* Smith Westerns, Franki Chan, Black Light Saints, Windy Soul Club, Kirby Kaiser @ Hard Rock Hotel

Handsome Furs have a new video for "Serve the People." Check it out below.

S. Carey plays Schubas tonight (12/2). Catch him as part of Bon Iver at the UIC Pavilion on December 9th.

Dum Dum Girls made their TV debut on Fallon. Footage below.

What else?

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Moonface @ Mercury Lounge in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Like he/they did during Pitchfork Fest weekend, Moonface (aka Spencer Krug) is playing Lincoln Hall on October 26th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, at noon CST. More tour dates HERE.

Moonface's debut LP Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped was released on August 2nd via Jagjaguwar, and Spencer is reportedly working on a new album as we speak.

Spencer's Wolf Parade partner-in-crime Dan Boeckner released his third LP under the Handsome Furs-moniker, titled Sound Kapital, on June 28th via Sup Pop Records. The duo recently toured though Chicago, tagging the Bottom Lounge on July 27th. Check out some pictures, and a review of the show HERE.

words & photos by John Yingling


In an interview I did with the band in January, during Tommorow Never Knows 2011, Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry told me of the "sparkly" and aggressive, digital sounds that would be incorporated into their new record.

That's exactly what we all got on Friday night (7/29), a hazy, futuristic dance-party, complete with lasers. ...Lasers!

Parlovr opened. Their bio says they're "sloppy", but it was definitely in a good way.

Handsome Furs played all but one song off Sound Kapital. Dan left his guitar silent for a good amount of the night and focused on the pummeling, slick chunks of new material. They played a few of these, like "Memories of the Future", live for the first time ever in front of Chicago in January. The new record's songs have only gained potency in those seven months. Though the crowd took a little warming up, half-way through, when "Repatriated" kicked in, they had everyone screaming like each song was their last.

The Montreal-based duo proved once again that they can be fully engaging without a set filled with Dan's guitar slinging. They obviously enjoy playing these songs. "Serve the People" is a driving stunner they now call "Fuck the Police." "Agony" didn't make the record, but is still one of their best songs live.

They ended their set with an encore of "Legal Tender," followed by "No Feelings". Dan jumped into the crowd more than once. A Handsome Furs show has some of the best chemistry you'll ever see, and this night, we were all happy to watch it unfold. Smiling and wide-eyed, like little children.

You can view more pictures, and the Furs' setlist below..

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Paul McCartney @ Yankee Stadium (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)

Handsome Furs, and Parlovr are playing the Bottom Lounge.

Z-Trip, De La Soul, Nosaj Thing, and Daddy Kev are playing the Congress Theater.

Pictureplane, Teengirl Fantasy, and Gatekeeper can be found at Empty Bottle.

Glorious Vapors, Tim Kinsella, and Chocolate Horse are playing at Hideout.

Morning Teleportation, and Colour Music are playing Subterranean.

James Murphy (DJ Set), and Shit Robot are playing the Mid.

The Heartless Bastards will play an early, acoustic set at Schubas. Later on the venue will host Richard Bucker's record release show, with support from Cameron McGill.

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival starts today.

Corrosion of Conformity, Coliseum, The Atlas Moth, and Hunters will play Reggie's.

Joan of Arc, and Azita will kick off SummerSonic.

Schubas will hosts Death Ships' record release show, with special guests: Like Pioneers, and Blasted Diplomats.

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound will play SPACE.

Paul McCartney will play Wrigley Field. He'll also do it again tomorrow.

Death Cab For Cutie (photo by Autumn de Wilde)

Bob Mould (of Husker Du) will host an "evening of reading and music" at the Mercury Theatre on June 16th.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, at 10AM CST.

The Bronx are playing Subterranean on July 9th.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, at 10AM CST.

Mountain Man are playing Schubas on July 12th.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

The recently reunited Cibo Matto will play Lincoln Hall on July 14th, with support from Tony Castles.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

Band of Heathens are playing Schubas on July 28th.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

The Handsome Furs are playing the Bottom Lounge on July 29th.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

Taking Back Sunday are playing two nights at the House of Blues on July 30th & 31st.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at 10AM CST.

As previously announced,
Death Cab For Cutie and Frightened Rabbit will be playing at UIC Pavilion on August 25th.
Presale tickets will be available starting Friday, at 10AM CST and be off sale by 10PM.
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Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, at 10AM CST.

Houses will play Schubas on August 27th.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

They Might Be Giants are playing the Riv on September 23rd.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, at 10AM CST.

photos by Graeme Flegenheimer

Handsome Furs

Handsome Furs headlined Lincoln Hall in Chicago on 1/15 with Cloud Nothings and Oberhofer, a one-off show for the husband-wife duo as part of the annual Tomorrow Never Knows Festival. A set of pictures from the show continues below...

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