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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

Tickets to see Connan Mockasin
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.

The Faint @ NYC's Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Omaha dance-punk outfit The Faint are slated to release Doom Abuse, their first full-length album in six-years, on April 8 via SQE Music. You can check out the LP's pulsating lead single "Help in the Head" in video form at the bottom of this post.

The Faint have also announced a large spring North American tour in support of Doom Abuse. That tour includes a performance at Metro on May 23, and tickets go on sale this Friday (2/28) at noon CST.

All Faint dates and their new video lie after the jump...

Continue reading "The Faint announce new LP 'Doom Abuse,' playing Metro on spring tour (dates, new video)"

Television @ Rough Trade NYC (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
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New York punk legends Television have announced a handful of North American tour dates surrounding their appearance at Knoxville, TN's Big Ears Festival. Their brief run includes a performance at Metro on May 8, and tickets for the Chicago show go on sale today (2/14) at noon CST. After touring North America, the band will then head to Europe for Primavera Sound (Barcelona, Spain), Optimus Primavera Sound (Porto, Portugal), Bergenfest (Bergen, Norway), and more.

All Television dates and a couple of videos lie after the jump...

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Metronomy @ MHoW earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Metronomy's new album, Love Letters, is due out on March 11 and they've now announced The Love Letter to America Tour, which will bring them to our shores this spring. That tour includes a performance at Metro on May 21, and tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (2/14) at 10AM CST.

They've also just recently shared a Michel Gondry-directed video for the LP's title track, which you can check out at the bottom of this post. That video, a stream of another album cut called "I'm Aquarius," and their full tour schedule can be found below...

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Conor Oberst @ Brilliant Corners in 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
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Conor Oberst is set to release his new album, Upside Down Mountain, on May 20 via Nonesuch. Today, he's shared the album's lead single "Hundreds of Ways," which will also hit stores on its own as a Record Store Day 7". It begins like many Oberst tunes, but gets very David Byrne-like around 01:00. You can take a listen to the song at the bottom of this post. The LP was produced by Jonathan Wilson and includes guest vocals from First Aid Kit.

Conor will also be embarking on a spring North American tour in support of his forthcoming LP. Dawes will open all dates, including Conor's two-night stand at Metro on May 29 & 30. Tickets for both nights go on sale this Friday (2/14) at noon CST.

All Conor Oberst dates and a stream of "Hundreds of Ways" lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Conor Oberst releasing new LP, playing two nights at Metro on spring tour (dates, song stream)"

photos by James Richards IV

Lord Huron at Metro on 01.30.2014
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Last week, Los Angeles indie folk collective Lord Huron came through Chicago on their largest North American tour yet for a performance at Metro with openers Night Moves. The outfit played all of 2012's Lonesome Dreams, as well as some newer tunes, like "We Went Wild," "The Stranger," and "Fool For Love." Were you there? If so, what did you think? We've got pictures and LH's complete setlist in this post. More below...

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Frequent collaborators Freddie Gibbs and Madlib are slated to release their collaborative full-length effort, Piñata, on March 18 via Madlib Invazion. Following singles "Deeper," "Shame," and "Thuggin'," the duo have now dropped off a tune called "Robes" featuring Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt and Domo Genesis. The LP is also set to feature Raekwon, Scarface, Ab-Soul, Danny Brown, and others. You can take a listen to all four Piñata singles at the bottom of this post.

The pair will hit the road throughout North America this spring in support of the LP. That tour opens with a performance at Metro on March 7, and tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

All known Freddie Gibbs x Madlib dates and streams of those singles lie after the jump...

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Neko Case @ Hideout Block Party 2013 (more by Jeff Ryan)
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Tickets to see Earth at the Empty Bottle go on sale this Friday (1/31) at 10AM CST.

Tickets to see Trail of Dead at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Schoolboy Q at Metro go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Ghost B.C. and King Dude at the Vic go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Taking Back Sunday at Concord Music Hall go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see The Both (Ted Leo + Aimee Mann) at Metro are on sale now.

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

Tickets to see Neko Case and The Dodos at The Chicago Theatre go on sale this Friday at 10AM. A venue presale, WXRT presale, and a JAM Productions presale will all be active from 10AM to 10PM today; the passwords are CASE, xrtcase, and nekoman, respectively.

Schoolboy Q @ NYC's Central Park in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
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Black Hippy party rapper Schoolboy Q is slated to release his new album, Oxymoron, on February 25 via Top Dawg Entertainment // Interscope. The LP features great singles "Collard Greens" (feat. Kendrick Lamar), "Man of the Year," and "Break The Bank," and includes guest appearances from A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Raekwon, Tyler the Creator, Black Hippy members (in addition to Kendrick), and others. The trio of singles are available to stream at the bottom of this post.

Q will be supporting Oxymoron with a world tour that features Odd Future/Black Hippy collaborator Vince Staples and new TDE-signee Isaiah Rashad. The three acts will tag Chicago as part of that run, for a performance at Metro on April 22. Tickets go on sale this Friday (1/31) at 10AM CST.

Speaking of Isaiah Rashad, he just released his new album, Cilvia Demo, earlier this week and also shared a video for its single "Soliloquy." The effort includes "Ronnie Drake" featuring labelmate SZA and "Shot You Down" with Jay Rock and Q. Those streams, Q's singles, and their full tour schedule lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Schoolboy Q playing Metro on 'Oxymoron' tour w/ Vince Staples & Isaiah Rashad (dates, streams)"

The Both @ Hideout Block Party 2013 (more by Jeff Ryan)
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Longtime friends and recent tourmates Aimee Mann and Ted Leo have announced that they'll be releasing their debut, self-titled effort as The Both on April 15 via Mann's Superego Records. You can take a listen to its power-poppy lead single "Milwaukee" at the bottom of this post (via Rolling Stone). Tracklisting for The Both LP can also be found below.

Mann and Leo will be embarking on a spring North American tour in support of their forthcoming album. That tour includes a performance at Metro on May 9; ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming.

All Both dates, that song stream, and LP tracklisting lie after the jump...

Continue reading "The Both (Aimee Mann + Ted Leo) ready debut LP, playing Metro on spring tour (dates, song stream)"

The Dillinger Escape Plan @ Brooklyn's MHoW, 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed)
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As seen on BrooklynVegan, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk, Retox (the project of The Locust's Justin Pearson), and Norway's Shining will be teaming up for a spring North American tour. That tour kicks off at the beginning of April, and is slated to tag Chicago for a show at Metro on April 11. Tickets go on sale this Friday (1/24) at noon CST.

All dates and a few videos lie after the jump...

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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.

Wye Oak @ Hideout Block Party 2012 (more by Sara Pieper)
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Wye Oak began tracking the follow-up to 2011's excellent Civilian this past fall at NYC's Rare Book Room studios. The currently untitled LP is slated to arrive sometime this year via Merge Records. In stark contrast to Civilian, singer Jenn Wasner told SPIN there aren't any guitars on the record. "The idea was really appealing to me because we had sort of hit a wall, just with the complete and total excess of touring that we had done, the use and overuse of that format," she said. They haven't shared anything from the LP yet, but we're nonetheless looking forward to the next chapter of Wye Oak.

After playing Coachella 2014, Wye Oak will be heading out on a spring North American jaunt at the start of May. That tour includes a performance at Metro on May 13, and tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (1/24) at noon CST.

All Wye Oak dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Wye Oak prepping new LP, playing Metro on spring tour"

Metro photos by Jeff Ryan; Saki photos by Zach Pollack

Superchunk at Metro on 01.18.2014
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Superchunk came through Chicago this past weekend to headline one of the larger Tomorrow Never Knows performances at Metro on Saturday night (1/18). Support on that show came from Roomrunner and Split Single (aka the project of current touring bassist Jason Narducy), and pictures of all three acts are in this post. Before hitting Metro for a full-band show, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan and Jim Wilbur also played an acoustic in-store at Saki Records. The pair played a handful of tunes from 2013's great I Hate Music and slipped in "Detroit Has a Skyline," "Learned To Surf," and other older tunes. Pictures and some video footage from their Saki in-store are also in this post.

More pictures + their setlist from Metro and shots + videos from Saki lie after the jump...

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photos by Brigid Gallagher

Darkside at Metro on 01.17.2014
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Darkside, the collaborative project of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington, tagged Chicago on Friday night (1/17) for a performance at Metro as part of Tomorrow Never Knows 2014. The prog/dance duo brought airy, pulsating soundscapes and Pink Floyd-esque guitar lines to the packed venue of folks ready to let loose. Were you there? If so, what did you think of the show? A set of pictures from Metro are in this post.

More below...

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Action Bronson at VICELAND at SXSW 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
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NYC rapper Action Bronson will be kicking off a winter U.S. tour this weekend on the East Coast. That tour features support from Party Supplies, who produced last year's Blue Chips 2, and will tag Chicago for a performance at Metro on January 24. Advance tickets are still available.

Action is also prepping his debut LP, which is slated to hit stores sometime this year via Atlantic / VICE Records. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he confirmed that Queens rapper Kool G Rap and Mobb Deep will appear on the LP.

All Action Bronson dates and a couple of videos lie after the jump...

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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"

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