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Tickets to see Braid at Township are on sale now.

Tickets to see Gap Dream at Subterranean go on sale this Friday (6/27) at 10AM CST.

Tickets to see White Lung at Subterranean go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

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

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

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

Tickets to see Spoon and EMA at The Chicago Theatre go on sale this Friday at 10AM. A JAM Productions presale for the show is currently active, and the password is "RENT".

Tickets to see Cymbals Eat Guitars at Schubas go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Living Colour at Park West are on sale now.

Tickets to see Twin Shadow at Metro go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Justin Townes Earle at the Vic Theatre go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats at Subterranean go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Mirah and Death Vessel at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Tennis and Pure Bathing Culture at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Jungle and Empress Of at Thalia Hall are on sale now.

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

Tickets to see Chromeo at the Riviera Theatre go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see King Diamond at the Vic Theatre go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see This Will Destroy You at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Twin Shadow in NYC, August 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Twin Shadow has announced a fall North American tour in support of his forthcoming album Eclipse. Official release information is sparse, but the LP should hit stores sometime this fall via 4AD. In April, TS shared a new single titled "To The Top." He just recently performed the tune on Conan, and you can check out that footage at the bottom of this post.

Twin Shadow's "Eclipse Tour" includes a show at Metro on September 23. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (6/27) at noon CST.

All Twin Shadow dates and footage of "To The Top" from Conan lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Twin Shadow prepping new LP, playing Metro on fall tour"

Spoon @ Governors Ball 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Spoon have shared "Rent I Pay" from their forthcoming LP They Want My Soul, which is due out on August 5 via Loma Vista. You can take a listen to the track at the bottom of this post, and the LP is now up for preorder in multiple formats // bundles.

They've also announced a September North American tour with rotating support from Hamilton Leithauser and EMA. That tour includes a performance at The Chicago Theatre on September 16 with EMA. Tickets go on sale this Friday (6/27) at 10AM CST; stay tuned for presale information. Spoon will also tag Chicago much sooner for a sold-out Lollapalooza "after"show at Metro on August 1, and a Lolla festival slot on August 2.

All Spoon dates and that song stream lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Spoon share "Rent I Pay" from new LP, playing The Chicago Theatre on fall tour (dates, new song stream)"

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Tickets for ALL Pitchfork Festival aftershows go on sale today (6/20) at noon CST.

Tickets to see The Cult at Concord Music Hall are on sale now.

Tickets to see Drake and Lil Wayne at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Propagandhi at Concord Music Hall are on sale now.

Tickets to see Chet Faker and Mount Kimbie at Concord Music Hall are on sale now.

Tickets to see Sleep's second show at Thalia Hall are on sale now.

Tickets to see X at City Winery Chicago are on sale now.

Tickets to see Zammuto at Schubas go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see J. Roddy Walston & The Business and Pujol at Metro go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Pinback and Tera Melos at Bottom Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Mike Birbiglia at The Chicago Theatre go on sale today at 11AM.

Tickets to see The Life and Times and Deleted Scenes at Beat Kitchen are on sale now.

Tickets to see Gardens & Villa at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see The Cave Singers at Schubas go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Woman's Hour at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Delta Spirit at the Vic are on sale now.

Tickets to see Alkaline Trio at Metro are on sale now.

Tickets to see Brian Posehn at Beat Kitchen are on sale now.

Tickets to see Alt-J's second show at the Riv are on sale now.

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Alkaline Trio have announced that they'll be performing their complete eight-album discography over four-nights in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Brooklyn. Their hometown shows will take place at Metro from October 16-19, and tickets for all four nights are on sale now.

All Alkaline Trio dates and a couple of song streams lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Alkaline Trio performing complete discography at Metro"

photos by Jeff Ryan

The Lawrence Arms at Metro on 06.07.2014
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Chicago's resurgent Lawrence Arms finished off their summer North American tour in support of Metropole with a hometown show at Metro on June 7. The Copyrights, Sam Russo, and Dog & Wolf got things started, and pictures from Metro are in this post. More below...

Continue reading "The Lawrence Arms, Copyrights, Sam Russo, and Dog & Wolf played Metro (pics)"

photos by James Richards IV

Conor Oberst // Dawes at Metro on 05.30.2014
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Conor Oberst brought his North American tour with Dawes in support of Upside Down Mountain through Chicago for a two-night stand at Metro on May 29 & 30. We caught the second of two sold-out shows, at which he played a fair amount of tunes from the new LP and also a handful of Bright Eyes favorites, like "We Are Nowhere and It's Now," "Bowl of Oranges," and "Something Vague." Tourmates Dawes got things started, and pictures from Metro are in this post. More below...

Continue reading "Conor Oberst & Dawes played two nights at Metro (night 2 pics, setlist)"

photos by Jim Vondruska, words by Jonathan Mondragon

Failure at Metro on 05.22.2014
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Last night (5/22), 90s space rock outfit Failure played their first Chicago show in 16-years at the Metro. Billed as An Evening With Failure, the night began with an automated announcement: that in lieu of a traditional opening act, the band would show a short film, composed of a collage of various films and TV shows that have inspired their music. Included in this 20-minute short were clips of Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris and Mirror, classic Bond flick The Spy Who Loved Me, Stanley Kubrick opus 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Ren & Stimpy short "Space Madness," and finally, a scene from René Laloux's stop-motion art film Fantastic Planet, the titular inspiration for Failure's 1996 album.

Following the final seconds of the film Fantastic Planet, the band took the stage, manning individual corners laced with tube lights, two massive 15" Sunn PA cabinets, and a futuristic-looking sound desk/electronic instrument workstation complete with various synths and suspended laptops. Opening with Fantastic Planet staple "Another Space Song," it was evident that not only was the band in top form, but so was their sound. Greg Edwards, the primary vocalist, paused in between songs to say that they were extremely skeptical about the reception of their reunion and that Chicago was their favorite place to play back in the day, and that it was obvious that it still is. An extremely stoked and lively crowd was prepared for more songs.

Consisting mainly of material from 1996's Fantastic Planet, with a few tracks from 1994's Magnified, every song, from the characteristically fuzzed-out bass tone of "Frogs," to the driving alt-rock of "Undone," to what is hands-down their most popular song, "The Nurse Who Loved Me," was spot-on, sounding like a more immediate and powerful rendition of their recorded counterparts. The encore saw them play the only song from their 1992 Steve Albini-recorded debut Comfort, "Macaque." Personal highlights included "Saturday Savior," "Solaris," and "Heliotropic." "Heliotropic," in particular, was immense and doomy, proving why the song was worthy enough to inspire a fuzz pedal named after it.

More pictures from Metro and Failure's complete setlist lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Failure played Metro (pics, review, setlist)"

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Tickets to see Swans' second show at Lincoln Hall go on sale TODAY (5/23) at noon CST.

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

Tickets to see The Tontons at Schubas go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for all Taste of Chicago shows at the Petrillo Music Shell are on sale now.

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

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

Tickets to see How to Dress Well at the Museum of Contemporary Art go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Owen Pallett at Metro go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Joyce Manor at the Bottom Lounge go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see FaltyDL at Metro go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Com Truise at Lincoln Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Mike Watt's Il Sogno del Marinaio at Schubas go on sale today at noon.

Owen Pallett @ NYC's Bowery Ballroom earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Owen Pallett is slated to release the follow-up to 2010's excellent Heartland, titled In Conflict, next week via Domino Records. You can get a feel for the LP by checking out music videos for "Song for Five & Six" and the Brian Eno-featuring number "The Riverbed" at the bottom of this post. Preorder a copy of In Conflict via Domino's webstore.

Pallett just recently wrapped up a tour with Doldrums, and has now announced a fall North American run in support of the LP. That tour opens with a performance at Metro on September 4. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale TODAY (5/23) at noon CST.

All Owen Pallett dates and those videos lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Owen Pallett beginning fall North American tour at Metro"

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NYC producer FaltyDL has a bunch of international dates scheduled from June - August. He'll also be supporting Bonobo on his fall North American tour, which includes a show at Metro on September 19. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (5/23) at 10AM CST.

British artist Chris Shen recently filmed members of the NYC dance group W.A.F.F.L.E. doing what they do best on the Q train. Soundtracking their moves was an unreleased track from FaltyDL, and you can check out a video clip of the happening at the bottom of this post. (The NYC producer can be seen standing by the door on the right.)

All FaltyDL dates and that video footage can be found below...

Continue reading "FaltyDL playing Metro on North American tour w/ Bonobo"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Wye Oak // Braids at Metro on 05.13.2014
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Wye Oak brought their North American tour with Braids through Chicago for a performance at Metro on Tuesday night (5/13). The duo are out in support of their great new album Shriek, and they split their headlining set between the LP, 2011's Civilian, and 2009's The Knot. Pictures from Metro, Wye Oak's complete setlist, and video footage of "Hot As Day" are in this post.

More below...

Continue reading "Wye Oak & Braids played Metro (pics, setlist, video)"

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

Tickets to see Low at Subterranean are on sale now.

Tickets to see Crystal Stilts and Juan Wauters at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Dawn Landes at Schubas go on sale today (Friday, 4/25) at noon CST.

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

Tickets to see Paul McCartney at the United Center go on sale on Monday (4/28) at 10AM.

Tickets to see Echo & the Bunnymen at Metro are on sale now.

Early Bird passes for the 2014 Pygmalion Music Festival are on sale now.

Tickets for ALL Ravinia Festival shows are on sale now.

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Echo & the Bunnymen are slated to release their first new album in five-years, titled Meteorites, on June 3 via 429 Records. You can get a feel for the LP by taking a listen to singles "Lovers on the Run," "Market Town," and "Holy Moses" at the bottom of this post. The outfit will be supporting their new album with a summer North American tour. That tour includes a performance at Metro on August 10, and tickets go on sale this Friday (4/25) at 10AM CST.

All Echo & the Bunnymen dates and those song streams lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Echo & the Bunnymen playing Metro on summer tour (dates)"

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The third annual Cold Waves Music Festival is slated to return to Metro this year on September 26 & 27. The two-night fest features Waxtrax! Records giants Front 242, industrial metal kingpins Fear Factory, a very rare performance from German outfit Die Krupps, Youth Code, a posthumous appearance from Chicago's Acumen Nation, Chris Connelly's newest project Cocksure, and many more. You can check out the complete lineups-by-day at the bottom of this post. Single day tickets, two-day passes, and VIP packages are now available.

The complete Cold Waves '14 lineup lies after the jump...

Continue reading "Cold Waves Music Festival 2014: Front 242, Fear Factory, Die Krupps, Youth Code & more"

The Lawrence Arms @ Riot Fest Chicago 2010 (more by Katie Hovland)
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Earlier this year, The Lawrence Arms returned with their triumphant new album Metropole. They haven't played a proper hometown show since the LP hit stores, but have now announced a summer US run that finishes off with a performance at Metro on June 6. It features support from The Copyrights and Sam Russo, and tickets go on sale TODAY (4/18) at 10AM CST.

All known Lawrence Arms dates and a stream of Metropole lie after the jump...

Continue reading "The Lawrence Arms playing Metro on summer US tour (dates)"

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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.

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'90s alternative rock outfit Failure reunited earlier this year and then did some touring with Tool. They've now announced their first headlining North American tour since the reunion, which is slated to begin in early-May. They'll tag Chicago as part of that run for a performance at Metro on May 22. Ticketing information is forthcoming, but check Metro's concert calendar for updates.

All Failure dates and some video footage from a recent reunion show lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Failure playing Metro on North American reunion tour (dates)"

photos by James Richards IV

Warpaint // Cate Le Bon at Metro on 03.28.2014
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Warpaint's tour with Cate Le Bon hit Chicago on Friday (3/28) for a sold-out show at Metro. The outfit's headlining set was heavy on their great new self-titled LP, but they also played some tunes from both The Fool and Exquisite Corpse. Were you there? If so, what did you think? We've got pictures and the setlist from the 3/28 show in this post. More below...

Continue reading "Warpaint & Cate Le Bon played Metro (pics, setlist)"

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Legendary Italian horror-prog crew Goblin have always had somewhat of a revolving door lineup. In 2013, they embarked on their first-ever North American tour featuring original members Claudio Simonetti, Maurizio Guarini, and Massimo Morante. Here's where that revolving door becomes slightly troublesome--Goblin returned to North America for a tour with Zombi, but the lineup did not include the aforementioned. Current Goblin is Massimo Morante, Maurizio Guarini, Fabio Pignatelli, Agostino Marangolo, and Aidan Zammit. They'll be touring North America this spring, but Zammit can't make it and will be temporarily replaced by Zombi's Steve Moore. That tour doesn't feature any Midwest dates, but you can browse its routing at the bottom of this post.

Meanwhile, there's also Claudio Simonetti's Goblin--Simonetti, Bruno Previtali, Federico Amorosi, and Titta Tani--who are also doing some touring this spring/summer. The only North American date on their schedule is a show at Metro on May 3 as part of CIMM Fest 2014, where they'll be performing a live score of Dario Argento's Suspiria. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (3/21) at noon CST.

All Claudio Simonetti's Goblin // Goblin dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Claudio Simonetti's Goblin playing Metro in May"

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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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The Best Fest's Petty Fest, Dylan Fest, and Stones Fest are New York tradition. They've taken the fests elsewhere too--like Austin, Los Angeles, and San Francisco--and this year, Petty Fest is coming to Chicago for an event at Metro on April 23. It'll be hosted by The Cabin Down Below Band with special guests Jakob Dylan, Alison Mosshart (Kills, Dead Weather), John Stirratt (Wilco), Eric Pulido (Midlake), members of The Wild Feathers, Brendan Benson, Butch Walker, Cory Chisel, Ruby Amanfu, Danny Masterson, Erika Wennerstrom (Heartless Bastards), Jesse Malin, Dave Davidson (Maps and Atlases), Adriel Denae, Kelly Hogan, Lukas Nelson, Nikki Lane, Robert Elis, Butterfly Boucher, "and many more surprise guests." Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (3/14) at noon CST.

A few Tom Petty videos lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Petty Fest is coming to Chicago: Alison Mosshart, John Stirratt, Brendan Benson, Cory Chisel & many more at Metro"

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Tickets to see Wolf Eyes at Land and Sea Dept. are on sale now.

Tickets to see Travis Scott at Metro go on sale today (3/7) at noon CST.

Tickets to see Frameworks at Township are on sale now.

Tickets to see Black Milk at Subterranean go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Uh Huh Her at Lincoln Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Timber Timbre at the Empty Bottle go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Hamilton Leithauser at Park West go on sale today at noon.

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

Tickets to see Owls' first show in 12-years(!) at Subterranean go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids) at Beat Kitchen are on sale now.

Tickets to see Margot & The Nuclear So and So's at Lincoln Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Eagulls at Beat Kitchen go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Judge at Metro go on sale today at noon.

Judge @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Reunited NYC hardcore legends Judge have announced that they'll be playing Metro on June 21 with support from H2O, Blacklisted, and Foundation. Like most great hardcore shows, this one is early-as-hell (5PM doors) and open to all-ages. Tickets for their Chicago show, billed as their "only Midwest date," go on sale this Friday (3/7) at noon CST.

The Chicago show happens about a month after Judge play Las Vegas' great Punk Rock Bowling Festival. Their full 2014 tour schedule and a couple of videos lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Judge announce Metro show w/ H2O, Blacklisted & Foundation"

Eels @ NYC's Webster Hall, 2013 (more by PSquared Photography)
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Tickets to see Big Ups at Cobra Lounge are on sale now.

Tickets to see The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Fear of Me at the Empty Bottle go on sale this coming Monday (3/3) at 10AM. Presale tickets are available now via the band.

Tickets to see Queens of the Stone Age & Chelsea Wolfe's second show at the Aragon Ballroom go on sale today (2/28) at 10AM CST.

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and Kirin J Callinan at the Empty Bottle go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see The Faint at Metro go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Eels and Chelsea Wolfe at the Vic Theatre go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see J Mascis at Subterranean are on sale now.

Tickets to see Die Antwoord at the Riviera Theatre go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see First Aid Kit at Park West go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Polica's two-night stand at Lincoln Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Tegan and Sara's two-night stand at the Vic Theatre go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Basement's second show at Subterranean are on sale now.

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