Entries tagged with: Lincoln Hall
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Minor Characters at Lincoln Hall on 3.01.2013
Chicago quartet Minor Characters celebrated the release of their new EP, Heal Me, Healing Times, with a show at Lincoln Hall this past Friday (3/1) with Pet Lions and Brother George. It was the most triumphant performance I've seen from the group yet, as they tried out their more experimental new material for a local crowd and took a fresh approach to older songs. Did you catch their EP release show? If so, what did you think? We've got pictures from their set in this post, but unfortunately none of Pet Lions or Brother George.
Minor Characters will begin touring down to Austin, TX for SXSW later this week. As discussed, they'll be playing our joint day party with Epitonic at Swan Dive & Barbarella Patio on Wednesday, March 13. The party starts at noon, their set is at 2:15PM at Barbarella Patio, and admission is 100% FREE. JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Generationals, The Besnard Lakes, Ume, and many more acts will perform on two stages through the day. If you're headed to Austin, come hang out.
More pictures from Minor Characters' 3/1 EP release show and their full tour schedule are below...
photos by Cory Dewald
WHY? at Lincoln Hall on 2.21.2013
Anticon fixtures WHY? brought their North American tour with Astronautalis and Dream Tiger (aka Liz Wolf of WHY?) through Chicago last Thursday (2/21) for a performance at Lincoln Hall. We unfortunately missed Dream Tiger, but more pictures of the headliners and Astronautalis can be found at the bottom of this post.
As discussed, WHY? will be playing our joint SXSW day party with Epitonic on March 13 at Swan Dive & Barbarella Patio. Admission is free, and we've got two full stages of music from noon - 6PM.
More pictures from the 2/21 Lincoln Hall show are below...
"Devastated to be missing tonight's show @LincolnHall" - Trust
Trust @ NYC's Terminal 5 in December (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Toronto's Trust were scheduled to headline Lincoln Hall tonight (Tuesday, February 26), but are unfortunately having some visa issues. Tonight's Lincoln Hall show has been canceled, and ticket buyers will be contacted. They also canceled their show in Detroit last night and won't be appearing in Minneapolis on Wednesday night either.
Best of luck resuming your tour, guys!
Trust's current 2013 tour schedule is below...
Dirty Projectors @ Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (more by Chase Turner)
Dirty Projectors have expanded their spring/summer tour schedule, which features performances at Sasquatch Music Festival, Governors Ball, and Bonnaroo, to include a pair of shows at Lincoln Hall on June 13. Tickets for both shows (7PM and 10PM) go on sale this Friday (3/1) at noon CST. Their current 2013 tour schedule can be found at the bottom of this post.
DPs have also shared a new track, called "There's a Fire," which appeared as the B-side to their limited edition "Offspring Are Blank" 7". A handful of those 7"s remain on the Domino Records webstore, and you can also take a listen to the track below.
All known Dirty Projectors tour dates, a stream of "There's a Fire," and the group's video for "Offspring Are Blank" are below...
Chicago quartet Disappears have announced that they'll be following 2012's Pre Language with a self-released EP this spring. It's called Kone, clocks in at over 30-minutes, and is due out on April 16. You can take a listen to the EP's third of three tracks, titled "Kone (Edit)," at the bottom of this post. The group will also be releasing their next full-length album later this year.
Disappears will be embarking on a U.S. tour right after they welcome their forthcoming EP. That tour kicks off with a performance at Lincoln Hall on April 18 with support from Pinebender and The Cairo Gang. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (2/22) at noon CST.
All Disappears tour dates and a stream of their new single "Kone (Edit)" are below...
photos by Stan Golovchuk
The Residents at Schubas on 2.15.2013
This past weekend, art rock weirdos The Residents came through Chicago on their celebratory 40th anniversary tour for a pair of shows-- Schubas on February 15 and Lincoln Hall on February 16. Did you catch either of the two sold-out performances? Were they absolutely bonkers? We've got a set of pictures from their Friday night (2/15) show, live footage of "Mahogany Wood," and their full setlist from Lincoln Hall the following night in this post. More below...
Pallbearer @ Beat Kitchen in September (more by Carmelo Espanola)
Yesterday, we told you Louisville's Young Widows will be opening Boris' first of two "residency shows" at Lincoln Hall on May 10. May 11 now has an opener too, and it's doom metal outfit Pallbearer. Advance tickets for both shows are still available.
Pallbearer just recently hit Chicago (on February 3) for a stacked performance at Reggie's with Enslaved, Royal Thunder, and Ancient VVisdom. Were you there? How was it?
All known Pallbearer dates and a stream of their 2012 LP Sorrow and Extinction are below...
As seen on BrooklynVegan, New Orleans duo Generationals are set to release their third full-length album, Heza, on April 2 via new home Polyvinyl Records. They've shared Heza's lead single "Spinoza," which sounds a lot like the material on their great 2011 LP Actor-Caster. Take a listen to the track at the bottom of this post.
Generationals will be embarking on a spring North American tour in April after Heza hits stores. That tour includes a performance at Lincoln Hall on May 4 with support from Brass Bed. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (2/15) at noon CST.
All Generationals tour dates and a stream of "Spinoza" are below...
DOWNLOAD: Minor Characters - "Heal Me" (MP3)
Chicago indie rockers Minor Characters welcomed their great, self-titled debut in November of 2011. On February 25, they'll self-release the follow-up to that album, titled Heal Me, Healing Times, and we're proud to premiere its lead single and opener "Heal Me." Much like their debut, the new EP features whip-smart songwriting and a wide range of dynamics. Grab the track above and/or take a listen to it at the bottom of this post. A teaser clip for Heal Me, Healing Times can also be found below.
Minor Characters will be playing an album release show for Heal Me, Healing Times at Lincoln Hall on March 1. Pet Lions and Brother George are also on the bill, and advance tickets are on sale now. The guys will also be doing a bit of touring this spring, which includes a stint at SXSW in Austin, TX.
Minor Characters' current 2013 tour schedule, a stream of their new single, and a teaser clip for Heal Me, Healing Times are below...
Young Widows @ Brooklyn's Saint Vitus in April of 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Blackened post-hardcore trio Young Widows have been named as main support for many shows on Boris' upcoming "residency tour." As discussed, that tour includes a pair of shows at Lincoln Hall on May 10 & 11. Young Widows will open the May 10 show, and advance tickets are still available.
The trio's third full-length album, In and Out of Youth and Lightness, hit stores in 2011 via Temporary Residence. A complete stream of the LP, and their full 2013 tour schedule, are below...
Andy Stott's Luxury Problems LP
Manchester-based producer Andy Stott welcomed his most recent album, Luxury Problems, in October of last year via longtime label Modern Love. Like its title and cover art suggest, Luxury Problems is a swanky affair that features measured vocals from Stott's former piano teacher Alison Skidmore. If you haven't heard it yet, you can and really should take a listen to the album in its entirety at the bottom of this post.
Stott will be heading to North America this spring for what's shaping up to be a complete tour. Though details are currently sparse in other cities, he'll be playing Lincoln Hall on March 10 with JETS (Jimmy Edgar and Machine Drum (aka Travis Stewart)) and Octo Octa. Advance tickets for the very solid electronic show are on sale now.
All known Andy Stott tour dates, a full stream of Luxury Problems, and some assorted tracks from JETS and Octo Octa are below...
DOWNLOAD: Kurt Vile - "Wakin On A Pretty Day" (MP3)
Kurt Vile @ NYC's Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Philly's Kurt Vile is set to release his new double album, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, on April 9 via Matador Records. Today, he's shared the 9+ minute album track "Waking On A Pretty Day," which you can grab for free at the top of this post. The song is also available to stream below. While you're down there, check out the LP's cover art and tracklisting.
Kurt Vile and his backing band The Violators will be embarking on a spring North American tour in support of his forthcoming 2xLP. That tour features a few different opening acts, including The Fresh & Onlys and Angel Olsen (who just played the Hideout), and will visit Chicago for a stop at Lincoln Hall on May 14 with support from Steve Gunn and a TBA opener. Tickets go on sale this Friday (2/15) at noon CST.
All Kurt Vile tour dates, a stream of "Wakin On A Pretty Day," and album info. for Wakin on a Pretty Daze are below...
Shuggie Otis @ Highline Ballroom, 1/10/2013 (more by PSquared Photography)
As discussed, cult R&B artist Shuggie Otis will be headed out on a North American tour in support of his forthcoming "lost" album, Wings of Love, which is due out on April 16 via Epic/Legacy. That tour includes a performance at Lincoln Hall on April 17 (tickets), and he's just added an April 16 show at the venue to his schedule. Tickets for the new Chicago date go on sale this Friday (2/08) at noon CST.
An updated list of Shuggie Otis tour dates and a stream of his 1974 classic Inspiration Information are below...
John Talabot @ Congress Theater, October 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
Barcelona producer John Talabot will be heading to the U.S. in late-May to perform at the just-announced Sasquatch Music Festival. He will also be playing some North American dates while he's around, including Lincoln Hall on May 26. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (2/08) at noon CST; opener(s) TBA.
All John Talabot tour dates and his brand new 'Acetate Dub' remix of Peaking Lights' "Beautiful Son" are below...
a sweaty METZ @ Knitting Factory in November of 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
In-your-face Toronto punks METZ have been on quite a ride since welcoming their debut self-titled LP via Sub Pop back in October. The trio have just announced a massive tour, that includes both European and North American legs. As part of their North American leg, they'll hit Lincoln Hall on May 12. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (2/08) at noon CST; opener(s) TBA.
All METZ tour dates and a recent KEXP session are below...
Boris @ Metro, October 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
Boris have announced that they'll be embarking on a spring U.S. "residency tour," which will see the band visiting seven cities for two-night stays. The first evenings will consist of "all-time classics along with many new songs never before played in the US." They'll perform 2000's Flood on the second night at each venue, along with a noise/drone/experimental set. That tour includes a stop at Lincoln Hall on May 10 & 11. Tickets for both shows and a two-show pass go on sale this Friday (2/01) at noon CST.
All dates and a tour teaser clip are below...
Deerhoof @ Schubas, September 2012 (more by Sara Pieper)
Deerhoof welcomed their 11th studio album, Breakup Song, in September of 2012 via Polyvinyl Records. The band have just released a video for the LP track "We Do Parties," in which they run around Tokyo playing arcade games and putting up Deerhoof stickers. Check out the clip at the bottom of this post.
Deerhoof will be embarking on a spring U.S. tour in April. That trek includes a show at Lincoln Hall on April 8 with tourmates People Get Ready, and The Delphines. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.
All Deerhoof tour dates and their new video for "We Do Parties" are below...
Phosphorescent @ ACL 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Phosphorescent (aka Matthew Houck) will release his new album, Muchacho, on March 19 via Dead Oceans. Check out the LP's lead single "Song for Zula," which features a string section and some light drum programming, at the bottom of this post. Muchacho's cover art and tracklisting are also below.
Houck and his band will be touring North America in support of the LP this spring. That tour kicks off at SXSW in Austin, TX, and will reach Chicago on April 13 for a performance at Lincoln Hall. Tickets go on sale this Friday (2/01) at noon CST.
All Phosphorescent tour dates, a stream of "Song for Zula," and album info. for Muchacho are below...
The Men @ Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
The Men are set to welcome their new album, New Moon, on March 5 via Sacred Bones. New Moon's lead single "Electric" has been floating around for a bit, but if you haven't heard it yet, it's available to stream at the bottom of this post.
The release of New Moon was announced earlier this month, along with a large international tour schedule. That schedule has since been expanded and now includes a performance at Lincoln Hall on April 11. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (1/25) at noon CST.
The Men's current 2013 tour schedule and a stream of "Electric" are below...
Ultraísta @ LA's the Echoplex, October 2012 (more by Debi Del Grande)
As discussed, Ultraísta are currently on tour throughout North America in support of their debut self-titled LP. They've unfortunately had to cancel a couple of shows due to a family emergency, and their performance at Lincoln Hall on January 25 is one of those. All ticket buyers will be contacted by the venue. The group's updated tour schedule can be found at the bottom of this post.
Ultraísta also have a new video for the LP standout "Wash It Over." Check out the clip below, along with their amended tour schedule...
Jessie Ware @ Lincoln Hall on 1.20.2013
Despite bone-chilling temperatures on Sunday night (1/20), Jessie Ware sold-out Lincoln Hall for her Chicago debut and delicately positioned the cherry on top of Tomorrow Never Knows 2013. Ware brought broad smiles to chapped lips and smooth steps to shrunken joints as she emerged from swaths of thick blue smoke to deliver "Devotion" as the opener to a set that made me question whether listening to her recordings again could ever do her stunning voice justice.
As conversational with the crowd as I have ever seen an artist, Ware delivered graceful banter and open storytelling with her endearing British accent and phrases (she described Lincoln Hall as "swish"). Ware told us about getting her nails done earlier that day, about how "Taking in Water," though oft overlooked, is one of her favorite songs to perform because it's about her little brother, and at one pause exclaimed, "There are so many blokes in here! Where are all my girls?"
This has certainly been an overwhelmingly exciting year for Ware, but she didn't hesitate to offer sincere details on the news we've been anxiously reading about her budding career. She apologized for the difficulty of accessing her music online--lamenting Devotion being taken off iTunes--and informed us that Questlove's fro smells like the loveliest of incenses. Caught up in nervous giggles during the first verse of "What You Won't Do For Love," Ware gives us hope that a genuine, grateful pop star can succeed in the cutthroat music business. The audience was more than willing to wait for her to compose herself; it almost made closing our eyes and mouthing the words more enjoyable.
Ware's band was as remarkable as the diva herself, providing exceedingly tight soul grooves and tearing through "Wildest Moments," "Running," "Sweet Talk," and "110%" with enviable precision. Ware's crew is a studied, fluid operation. Jessie Ware was humble, passionate, and one of the best live voices I've heard in a while. The faces of fans in the crowd gave me faith that she'll stick around; Ware can't resist keeping them smiling.
On An On, Mister Lies, and DJ Kriz Baronia opened the show, and a set of pictures from the night are in this post. More below...
Clinic's Free Reign LP
Liverpool outfit Clinic welcomed their seventh album, Free Reign, late last year via Domino Records. They haven't done much touring since the release of 2010's Bubblegum, though that will change this spring when they visit North America in support of Free Reign. That tour begins on the East Coast in April, and will tag Chicago for a performance at Lincoln Hall on April 24. Ticketing information is forthcoming, but check Lincoln Hall's calendar for updates. All dates are listed below.
The band also have a trippy new video for the Free Reign cut "Seamless Boogie Woogie BBC 10pm (rpt)." Check it out below, along with their full 2013 tour schedule...
photos by Sara Pieper
Wild Belle @ Lincoln Hall on 1.17.2013
On Thursday night (1/17) native Chicagoans Wild Belle headlined Lincoln Hall as part of Tomorrow Never Knows 2013. High Highs, Black Light Dinner Party, and Winston Wolf kicked off the night. Were you there? What did you think of the show? We've got pictures and a couple of videos. More below...
Minneapolis-based group Cloud Cult are set to welcome their 9th album, Love, on March 5 via frontman Craig Minowa's own Earthology Records. That's its cover art above, and you can check out its tracklisting at the bottom of this post. Streams of Love's awesomely bombastic "1x1x1," and slow-building "All The Things We Couldn't See" are also below.
Cloud Cult will be embarking on an April US tour in support of Love with JBM. That tour includes an April 19 performance at Lincoln Hall. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (1/19) at noon CST. All known tour dates are listed below.
All Cloud Cult tour dates, Love's tracklisting, and streams of "1x1x1" and "All The Things We Couldn't See" are below...