Entries tagged with: Lincoln Hall
photos by James Richards IV
Strand of Oaks / Kevin Morby at Lincoln Hall
Tomorrow Never Knows 2015 finished off this past weekend with shows at Lincoln Hall, Schubas, the Metro, The Anthenaeum Theater, and the Hideout. We opted to catch Strand of Oaks' Lincoln Hall gig on Saturday night (1/17) with support from former Woods bassist turned solo artist Kevin Morby and Nashville-via-South Carolina dark Americana chanteuse Adia Victoria. Strand of Oaks delivered nearly all of 2014's great HEAL, as well as a few older tunes and a blistering cover of The Replacements classic "Alex Chilton". A full set of pictures, video footage of the HEAL cut "JM," and Strand of Oaks' complete setlist are in this post.
We've also got coverage of Protomartyr's TNK show, which you can check out HERE. Which TNK 2015 shows did you attend?
More pictures from the 1/17 show, some video footage, and Strand of Oaks' setlist lie after the jump...
photos by James Richards IV
Protomartyr / Spider Bags at Lincoln Hall
The 2015 edition of Schubas // Lincoln Hall's annual winter festival Tomorrow Never Knows kicked off earlier this week with shows happening at those two venues, as well as at Metro, The Athenaeum Theater, and the Hideout. First up for us was Detroit post punks Protomartyr's headlining show at Lincoln Hall (the outfit's second time there since the release of 2014's great Under Color Of Official Right) with support from Merge-signed garage slingers Spider Bags, locals Varsity, and Detroit's Turn To Crime. Protomartyr frontman Joe Casey snarled over the ace band's intense dissonance, making for just the type of cathartic performance we've come to expect from these guys. Spider Bags were a choice precursor too, and we unfortunately missed the other two sets that night. Pictures from the 1/24 Lincoln Hall show, including a shot of Protomartyr's setlist, are in this post. TNK 2015 continues through Sunday, and we've got additional coverage from the fest on the way.
More LH pics lie after the jump...
photos by James Richards IV
Interpol // Hundred Waters at the Riviera Theatre
Last week, Interpol brought their El Pintour run with LA experimentalists Hundred Waters through Chicago for a packed show at the Riviera Theatre on Wednesday, November 12. The long-running NYC crew were heavy on that LP as well as 2002's Turn on the Bright Lights, and they also played a few tunes from both Antics and their 2010 self-titled album. Pictures and their full setlist from the Riv are in this post.
Hundred Waters are out with Interpol for the remainder of November, and have now announced a February/March North American tour of their own. That set of dates includes a show at Lincoln Hall on February 24, and tickets go on sale this Friday (11/21) at noon CST.
More pictures from the Riv, Interpol's setlist, and Hundred Waters dates lie after the jump...
photos by James Richards IV
Twin Peaks // Ne-Hi at Lincoln Hall on 10.30.2014
Chicago garage rockers Twin Peaks are currently winding their way through North America in support of their new LP Wild Onion. That run hit Chicago for a Devil's Night hometown show at Lincoln Hall with support from Ne-Hi and Flesh Panthers, and pictures are in this post. More of them, The Warriors gang Halloween costumes included, can be found below...
The Orwells @ Riot Fest Chicago 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Local upstarts The Orwells have announced that they'll be ringing in 2015 with a pair of hometown shows. They'll do Lincoln Hall on December 30 & 31 (New Year's Eve) with support from Criminal Hygiene and another TBA opener on both nights. Tickets for both nights (18+) and a limited number of two-show passes go on sale this Friday (10/3) at noon CST. All Orwells dates are listed below.
All known Orwells dates lie after the jump...
photos & words by Milos Markicevic
Tobacco / Oscillator Bug at Lincoln Hall
Black Moth Super Rainbow main man Tobacco (aka Tom Fec) brought his brand of fuzzed out weirdness to Lincoln Hall last Wednesday (9/17) in support of his third release, Ultima II Massage, which hit stores earlier this year via Ghostly. Prior to his headlining set, tourmates Oscillator Bug played a few synth punk tracks, later followed by a brooding shoegaze set from The Stargazer Lilies. Setting up his gear up soon after, Fec played a clip of an old Jerry Springer episode that featured a man who's only course of action after catching his girl in the act with his best friend was to write a list of things he would no longer do for him. The audience laughed as the guy read through the list, and you could spot Fec grinning in the shadows. After reaching ten on the list, Fec and his accompanying band members (also the touring members of BMSR) cut into "Streaker" which was accompanied by its creepy Eric Wareheim-directed video. Fec's penchant for weird found footage was showcased in full with increasingly strange visuals that included everything from alien porn to nail polish infomercials (all standard fare at a Tobacco show). Around the time the band played "Heavy Makeup," the front center crowd turned into a moshpit that remained fairly active until the end of the show, which closed off with the soothing BMSR track "Sun Lips." Pictures from Lincoln Hall are in this post.
More of them lie after the jump...
photos & words by Milos Markicevic
Metronomy at Lincoln Hall
Electronic producer Dawn Golden (aka Dexter Tortoriello) opened for Metronomy this past Friday (9/12) at Lincoln Hall. Tortoriello's been accompanying the band on their fall tour, and played a set that consisted of tracks from his debut LP Still Life, which was released earlier this year on Diplo's Made Decent label. The audience seemed a little caught off guard at first, but his emotional vocals and highly personal lyrics resonated with the crowd and he clearly won at least a few fans by the end of his set. Metronomy hit the stage dressed in sharp matching outfits a little later and started off with "Holiday" before making their way to some newer songs off their fourth studio album, Love Letters, playing its excellent single "I'm Aquarius." The band, which had played the Metro a few months prior, mentioned they still had the Chicago fresh in their memory and that it was good to be back. They concluded their set with "You Could Easily Have Me" and left the stage, only to return for a jamming two song encore before thanking the audience and calling it a night. Pictures and Metronomy's full setlist from Lincoln Hall are in this post.
photos by Kari Terzino
Shabazz Palaces at Lincoln Hall
Hip-hop oddity Shabazz Palaces brought their tour in support of their recently-released album Lese Majesty through Chicago for a performance at Lincoln Hall on September 13. Chandeliers got things started, and pictures from Lincoln Hall are in this post (none of Chandeliers). More below...
Lavender Country, the pseudonym of Washington state singer/songwriter Patrick Haggerty, released what's widely recognized -- by institutions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and CMT -- as the first openly gay country music album in 1973. The self-titled LP sees Haggerty and co. drawing from classic country players like Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, but also from the avant-folk movement of the late '50s. Lavender Country was originally re-released in 1999, and was more recently given an overhaul by indie label Paradise of Bachelors in March. You can take a listen to the album cuts "Cryin' these Cocksucking Tears" and "Lavender Country" at the bottom of this post. Lavender Country can be heard in full via Rdio, Spotify. I'm particularly fond of the album's lyrically darker moments like "Georgie Pie," "Back in the Closet Again," and "Straight White Patterns," yet it also holds some more triumphant offerings too.
Lavender Country's bio tells their story best:
The record reflects Haggerty's experiences: his upbringing on a tenant dairy farm in rural Washington, on the Canadian border; his dismissal from the Peace Corps on the spurious grounds of his sexuality; and his righteous struggles as an outraged young gay man navigating the Pacific Northwest in the immediate aftermath of Stonewall. He designed Lavender Country as a vehicle for what he deems "The Information": valid cultural communications intended to resonate with those unable to access similar resources. (Playing "Cryin' These Cocksucking Tears," one of the indisputably great country song titles ever, cost a brave Seattle DJ her FCC license.)Haggerty and co. will be embarking on a brief Midwest tour in late-November. That tour includes a performance at Lincoln Hall on November 23. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (8/22) at noon CST. This set of dates serves as their second US run since the late reissue, and the band had previously reunited for a brief period in 2000.
All Lavender Country dates and those song streams lie after the jump...
Lydia Loveless @ Wicker Park Fest 2014 (more by Jeff Ryan)
Alt-country singer Lydia Loveless began to announce a fall US tour last month, and has since added dates to that run. One of those new stops is a performance at Lincoln Hall on November 28. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale TODAY (8/15) at noon CST. That show comes after a sold-out, two-night run at Schubas and an appearance at Wicker Park Fest 2014.
All Lydia Loveless dates are listed below...
Foxygen will return with a new album, called Foxygen...And Star Power, which is due out on October 14 via Jagjaguwar. It's a 24-track LP, and you can check out its lead single "How Can You Really" at the bottom of this post. Cover art and tracklisting for ...And Star Power can also be found below.
Foxygen will be embarking on a fall tour with Dub Thompson in support of their forthcoming LP. That tour includes a two-night stand at Lincoln Hall on October 16 & 17. Tickets for both shows go on sale TODAY (8/15) at noon CST.
All Foxygen dates, LP info. for ...And Star Power, and that video lie after the jump...
Pond @ BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Perth outfit Pond, which features a couple members/ex-members of Tame Impala, are currently prepping a new LP for release sometime this year. Details are sparse, but we do know that it's called Man, It Feels Like Space Again. They've also announced that they'll be embarking on a fall North American tour in October. That tour includes a show at Lincoln Hall on October 23, and tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (8/8) at noon CST.
All Pond dates and a couple of videos lie after the jump...
photos by Brigid Gallagher
Tweedy at Lincoln Hall on 07.17.2014
Earlier this month, Tweedy, the new project of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer, played a Sound Opinions live show at Lincoln Hall. Jeff and Spencer Tweedy were interviewed by S.O. hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, and then performed tunes from their forthcoming collaborative album Sukierae (due out on 9/16 via Wilco's dBpm Records). Pictures from the 7/17 Sound Opinions live show are in this post.
More pictures and a few Sukierae song streams lie after the jump...
Twin Peaks @ Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Chicago crew Twin Peaks are gearing up for the release of their second album, called Wild Onion, which is due out on August 5 via Grand Jury. You've already heard the LP's lead single "Flavor", and the whole shebang is now streaming ahead of its release date via Pitchfork Advance.
Twin Peaks, who recently played Pitchfork Fest, have expanded their summer/fall North American tour. That run now includes a hometown show at Lincoln Hall on October 30 with NE-HI and Flesh Panthers. Advance tickets are on sale now. They'll also play an in-store at Reckless Records' Lakeview location on August 5 at 5PM.
All known Twin Peaks dates are listed below...
Shabazz Palaces @ Williamsburg Park in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Today, experimental hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces welcome their new album Lese Majesty via Sub Pop Records. The 7-suite, 18-track LP serves as the follow-up to 2011's excellent Black Up, and you can take a listen to the album in its entirety at the bottom of this post.
Shabazz Palaces are currently on tour throughout the US and will be embarking on another stateside leg in September. That run includes a show at Lincoln Hall on September 13, and tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (8/1) at noon CST.
All Shabazz Palaces dates and a stream of Lese Majesty lie after the jump...
Om at the Met in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Meditative drone metal outfit Om have announced that they'll be embarking on a brief October US tour with support from Watter -- a supergroup featuring members of Grails and Slint. That tour includes a performance at Lincoln Hall on October 11, and advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.
Watter welcomed their debut LP, This World, in late-May via Temporary Residence. The album is made up of six sinister, sprawling tracks, and you can take a listen to "Rustic Fog" and "Small Business" at the bottom of this post.
It's also no surprise that this run is brief, as Om's Al Cisneros is gearing up for an August tour with Sleep. As discussed, that tour includes a sold-out, two-night stand at Thalia Hall on August 28 & 29. Sleep just recently released their first new song in 20-years. Emil Amos, who's also in Grails, is gearing up for the release of his next Holy Sons album. It's called The Fact Facer and is due out on September 23 via Thrill Jockey (preorder). Robert A. A. Lowe also has his share of Lichens dates.
All Om // Watter dates and a few song streams and videos lie after the jump...
My Brightest Diamond -- This Is My Hand LP cover art
Experimental popsmith My Brightest Diamond (aka Shara Worden) is gearing up for the release of the follow-up to 2011's excellent All Things Will Unwind. It's called This Is My Hand and is due out on September 16 via Asthmatic Kitty. That's its cover art above, and you can take a listen to the LP opener "Pressure" at the bottom of this post. Worden and co. get right down to business on the opening track, incorporating the Detroit Party Marching Band into Shara's whirlwind mix of horns, synths, beats, woodwinds, and more. Tracklisting for This Is My Hand can also be found below. In advance of the LP, My Brightest Diamond welcomed the five-song None More Than You EP via Asthmatic Kitty last week. You'll find a full stream of the EP below.
My Brightest Diamond will be embarking on a fall/winter international tour in support of her new EP and forthcoming LP. That tour includes a show at Lincoln Hall on Novemer 13, and advance tickets are on sale now.
All MBD dates, streams of "Pressure" and the new EP, and tracklisting for both albums lie after the jump...
Perfume Genius @ Schubas, April 2012 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
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...
photos by Jeff Ryan
The Antlers at Lincoln Hall on 06.29.2014
The Antlers brought their summer North American tour in support of their recently-released album Familiars through Chicago for a sold-out show at Lincoln Hall on Sunday night (6/29). The NYC-based crew performed the entire LP, as well as a few tunes from Undersea, Burst Apart, and Hospice. Tourmates Yellow Ostrich got things started, and pictures from Lincoln Hall are in this post.
More pictures and The Antlers' complete setlist lie after the jump...
Metronomy @ Brooklyn's MHoW in February (more by Amanda Hatfield)
London-based electropop crew Metronomy have announced that they'll be embarking on yet another North American tour in support of this year's Love Letters. That tour is slated to begin in September, and includes a show at Lincoln Hall on September 12. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (6/27) at noon CST.
All Metronomy dates are listed below...
S. Carey @ NYC's Highline Ballroom in 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Longstanding experimental folk crew Califone and S. Carey (aka Bon Iver member Sean Carey) have announced that they'll be embarking on a US co-headlining tour in September. That eight-date run includes a performance at Lincoln Hall on September 14, and tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (6/27) at noon CST.
All Califone // S. Carey dates and a couple of videos lie after the jump...
photos by Brigid Gallagher
Swans // Xiu Xiu at Lincoln Hall on 06.23.2014
Experimental wrecking crew Swans finished off their two-night stand at Chicago's Lincoln Hall with a second sold-out show on Monday night (6/23). Much like Sunday night's performance (and other dates on this tour), Michael Gira and co. played three new tunes -- "Frankie M," "Don't Go," and a pulverizing alternate ending to To Be Kind's "Bring the Sun" called "Black Hole Man." T.B.K.'s loose and funky "A Little God In My Hands" and the incredibly tense "Just a Little Boy" also made their way into the set, as did The Seer's "The Apostate." Xiu Xiu, which solely consisted of founding member Jamie Stewart this time around, got things started with a modular synth-based noise set. Pictures from the 6/23 Lincoln Hall show are in this post. More below...
Texas post-rock crew This Will Destroy You are slated to welcome their fourth album, Another Language, on September 16 via Suicide Squeeze. The LP serves as the follow-up to 2011's Tunnel Blanket, and you can take a listen to its great lead single "Dustism" at the bottom of this post. That's its cover art above, and tracklisting for the LP can also be found below.
TWDY will be embarking on a fall North American tour with support from Future Death and Silent Land Time Machine in October. That tour includes a show at Lincoln Hall on October 25. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (6/27) at noon CST.
All TWDY dates, that song stream, and album info. for Another Language lie after the jump...