Entries tagged with: Metro Chicago
Warpaint @ Laneway Fest Detroit (more by James Richards IV)
As seen on BrooklynVegan, Warpaint are slated to welcome their self-titled second album on January 17 via Rough Trade Records. The LP was produced by Flood and mixed by Nigel Godrich. You've already heard the album's lead single "Love is to Die," and they've now shared another great track called "Biggy." You can stream both songs at the bottom of this post.
Warpaint have also just announced a brief spring North American tour. That tour includes a performance at Metro on March 28. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale on Wednesday, December 11 at noon CST.
All Warpaint dates and streams of "Biggy" and "Love is to Die" lie after the jump...
The War on Drugs @ ACL Fest 2012 (more by Glen Brown)
Philly's The War on Drugs are slated to welcome their new album, Lost In The Dream, on March 18 via Secretly Canadian (who have handled all of their releases). The LP was written and recorded over the course of two-plus years in Philadelphia, North Carolina, New York, and New Jersey, with frontman Adam Granduciel behind the boards. Take a listen to the album's big lead single "Red Eyes" at the bottom of this post. Cover art and tracklisting for the LP can also be found below.
Granduciel and co. will be embarking on a spring North American tour immediately following the release of Lost In The Dream. That tour includes a performance at Metro on March 23. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.
All War on Drugs dates, LP info. for Lost In The Dream, and a stream of "Red Eyes" lie after the jump...
Arcade Fire in Bushwick last month (more by Eric Kayne)
Superchunk @ A.V. Fest // Hideout Block Party 2013 (more by Jeff Ryan)
Annual winter festival Tomorrow Never Knows is continuing to expand its lineup to both include new shows and feature great openers.
A pair of new ones are Superchunk and Roomrunner at Metro on January 18 (tickets) and Oneohtrix Point Never and Tim Hecker at Lincoln Hall on January 16. Tickets for that show go on sale this Friday (11/15) at noon CST.
An updated TNK 2014 schedule can be found below...
Jim Jones Revue @ Brooklyn's MHoW in 2011 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
As we've been telling you, Tomorrow Never Knows 2014 is set to take place from January 15-19 at Schubas, Lincoln Hall, Metro, Smart Bar, and the Hideout. In addition to the initial festival lineup of Darkside, Yuck, Weekend, Betty Who, John Newman, The Rural Alberta Advantage, James Adomian, Nikki Glaser, and Natasha Leggero, more acts have now been announced. That list of newly confirmed artists includes The Jim Jones Revue, Cayucas, San Fermin, Pink Frost, Landmarks, and Indians.
Here's the full festival lineup:
As discussed, Schubas and Lincoln Hall's annual Tomorrow Never Knows Festival is slated to take place from January 15-19 in 2014. Shows will also be taking place at Metro, Smart Bar, the Hideout, and The Athenaeum Theatre, and they've now shared their initial lineup. That lineup includes Darkside, Yuck, Weekend, Betty Who, John Newman, The Rural Alberta Advantage, and comedians James Adomian, Nikki Glaser, and Natasha Leggero. Early Bird five-day passes are long sold-out, but hang in there for additional ticketing information.
We do know that Darkside will be playing Metro on January 17 as park of TNK 2014, and advance tickets for just that show are on sale now.
All other festival information is forthcoming. The current TNK 2014 lineup is below...
Godflesh @ MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As seen on BrooklynVegan, Godflesh have been forced to postpone their upcoming U.S. tour due to visa issues. The postponed dates include their performance at Metro on October 22. New dates are forthcoming, but we do know that they're slated for April of 2014. Stay tuned for more information.
The Breeders @ Pitchfork Festival 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
The Breeders have been celebrating the 20th anniversary of Last Splash on tour and with reissues all year. They hit Chicago as part of that tour to play Pitchfork Festival 2013, and will be back to play Metro on December 14. Tickets go on sale this Friday (10/11) at noon CST.
Meanwhile, The Pixies, which no longer features bassist Kim Deal, are also touring. As discussed, you can catch them at the Riviera Theatre on February 9. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday at 10AM.
All known Breeders dates are listed below...
Blake Judd's mugshot
Nachtmystium leader Blake Judd was arrested this past Saturday (10/5) on charges of theft, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Department Of Corrections. The charges (720 ILCS 5/16-1) boil down to theft by unauthorized control of property not exceeding $500. The Illinois General Assembly describes this as being a Class A misdemeanor. Blake's bail is set at $25,000 with a court date set for this Friday (10/11).
Nachtmystium have shows scheduled for October and November, including an appearance at CMJ and a hometown show at Metro on November 30 with support from Weekend Nachos, Krieg, Harms Way, and Wilt (tickets). It's unclear if Blake will be able to appear at any of these dates.
Nachtmystium's current tour schedule can be found below...
photos by James Richards IV
Phosphorescent at Metro on 9.20.2013
After their appearance at Laneway Festival Detroit earlier this month, Matthew Houck's Phosphorescent toured through Chicago for a performance at Metro with Indians. Their 9/20 headlining set was heavy on this year's great Muchacho, but they also gave a nod to 2010's Here's to Taking It Easy by performing "Tell Me Baby" and "Nothing Was Stolen." Pictures and their complete setlist from Metro are in this post. More below...
Tricky @ Osheaga Festival 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Due to ongoing visa issues, Tricky has been forced to cancel many of his fall U.S. tour dates. This includes his performance at Metro on October 9, which was originally scheduled to take place on June 17. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase and he hopes to return stateside for a complete 2014 tour. A handful of shows are still on, including one in NYC.
Chicago's Weekend Nachos are gearing up for the release of their new album, titled Still, which is due out on November 8 via Relapse/Deep Six. You can take a listen to the LP cuts "S.C.A.B." and "Satan Sucker" at the bottom of this post.
Weekend Nachos will be heading out on fall North American tour in support of their new album. That tour includes a pair of hometown shows: a record release at The Fallout on November 8 and Metro on November 30 with Nachtmystium (tickets).
All Weekend Nachos dates and those song streams lie after the jump...
High on Fire at Bowery Ballroom, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Listen, DO NOT miss this tour. Stoner metal vets. High on Fire and Norwegian riff lords Kvelertak have explanded their fall North American tour. That tour now includes a performance at Metro on November 22 with additional support from Doomriders. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Saturday (9/14) at noon CST.
An updated list of HoF // Kvelertak dates lie after the jump...
Sleigh Bells -- Bitter Rivals art
NYC-based noise pop duo Sleigh Bells are slated to release the follow-up to 2012's Reign of Terror, titled Bitter Rivals, on October 8 via Mom + Pop. That's its cover art above and you can check out the LP's title track/lead single and tracklisting at the bottom of this post.
Sleigh Bells will be embarking on a fall North American tour in support of Bitter Rivals in October. That tour features support from Doldrums on most dates, including their performance at Metro on November 10. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (9/6) at noon CST.
All Sleigh Bells dates, their new single, and tracklisting for Bitter Rivals lie after the jump...
Joey Bada$$ @ NXNE 2013 (more by David Andrako)
The annual Smokers Club Tour is set to return to North America this fall. SCT 2013 features co-headliners Ab-Soul (of Black Hippy) and Joey Bada$$, with The Underachievers, Joey's Pro Era crew, Chevy Woods, Cashius Green w/ Pheo, and many more. SCT will roll into Chicago for a performance at Metro on October 24. Ticketing information is forthcoming.
All Smokers Club dates, a tour poster, and some song streams are below...
Cults @ Wicker Park Fest 2013 (more by Lindsey Best)
NYC-based duo Cults are slated to release their second album, Static, on October 15 via Columbia Records. You can check out the album's lead single "I Can Hardly Make You Mine" and a trailer for the LP at the bottom of this post.
Cults will be embarking on a fall North American tour in support of Static in October. That tour includes a performance at Metro on November 23. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (8/23) at noon CST.
All Cults dates and their new single // LP trailer are below...
CHVRCHES @ Lincoln Hall in June (more by Chase Turner)
As discussed, Glasgow's CHVRCHES will be touring North America this fall in support of their forthcoming debut LP, The Bones of What You Believe (due out on 9/24 via Glassnote). That tour includes a show at Metro on September 11 (tickets) and they've just added a performance at Lincoln Hall on September 10. Tickets for the LH show are on sale now.
CHVRCHES' full 2013 tour schedule and a couple of videos are below...
Old 97s @ Brooklyn Bowl in June (more by Kurt Christensen)
The always-great alt. country outfit Old 97s are gearing up for a fall North American tour in November. Many of their dates are with Drive-By Truckers (who play the Vic on Halloween), but they've also got a few of their own shows. One of those is a performance at Metro on November 13. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are still available.
All known Old 97s // Rhett Miller solo dates are listed below...
Slyvan Esso is the new project of Mountain Man's Amelia Meath and Megafaun's Nick Sanborn. The pair just recently welcomed their debut effort, "Hey Mami" // "Play It Right" 12", via Trekky Records. On the 12", Meath approaches vocals similarly to the way she does in Mountain Man with a bit more soul behind it. Sanborn then joins her with thick, quivering synth leads and suddenly everything merges together beautifully. You can take a listen to both tracks at the bottom of this post and the 12" also includes accapella and instrumental versions of each.
Slyvan Esso will be hitting the road with Volcano Choir (yet another Frankenstein-like combo) this fall. As discussed, that tour kicks off with a performance at Metro on September 6. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are still available.
All known Sylvan Esso dates and a stream of their debut 12" are below...
Phosphorescent @ Pitchfork Festival 2013 (more by Cory Dewald)
Phosphorescent, who recently hit Chicago to play the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival, will be touring North America again this fall. Matthew Houck and co. have a handful of European dates coming up and then will return stateside to begin their tour later this month. That tour includes a performance at Metro on September 20 and advance tickets are on sale now.
Phos. also have a new music video for "Ride On / Right On" from this year's great Muchacho. Check it out below, alongside their full 2013 tour schedule...
Savages @ Lincoln Hall earlier this month (more by Jeff Ryan)
Earlier this month, UK post-punk outfit Savages made their Chicago debut with an intense performance at Lincoln Hall as part of Sound Opinions LIVE. They played a second sold-out show at the venue the following night, as well as the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival later that weekend. Did you catch any one of their three Chicago shows?
The ladies will return to North America this fall for a September/October run. That run didn't initially include Chicago, but they've now added a performance at Metro on September 16. Tickets go on sale this Friday (8/2) at noon CST.
All Savages dates and some video footage from their Pitchfork Fest set are below...
Kate Nash @ Bowery Ballroom earlier this year (more by PSquared Photography)
Non-Lollapalooza act Kate Nash and Half Moon Run, who play the BMI Stage on Sunday, August 4 at 6:50PM, will be performing at a Billboard-helmed pre-party at Double Door on Thursday, August 1. Blondfire are also on the bill, and admission is FREE with RSVP.
As discussed, Kate Nash will also be playing Metro on November 1 as part of her fall tour in support of Girl Talk. Tickets for the Chicago show are still available, and La Sera (the project of Katy "Kickball Katy" Goodman) have been added as main support.
All Kate Nash dates and a flyer for the Lollapalooza pre-party are below...
Built to Spill @ BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Long-running indie rock favorites Built to Spill will be heading out on a large fall U.S. tour in October. That tour features a bunch of different openers, including Lee Ranaldo & the Dust (who play the Empty Bottle on October 13), but Slam Dunk are along for most of the ride. Doug Martsch and co. will tag Chicago for a performance at Metro on November 14 with Slam Dunk and The Warm Hair. Tickets go on sale TODAY (Friday, July 26) at noon CST.
BtS' most recent album, There Is No Enemy, arrived in the fall of 2009. For Record Store Day 2013, they released a remastered 2xLP version of 2000's Live. I grabbed a copy, and it never leaves the turntable for too long.
All Built to Spill dates are listed below...
OMD in at T5 in NYC - 7/17/13 (more by Greg Cristman)
We are sorry to inform you that Malcolm [Holmes] was taken ill during last nights show in Toronto. He's currently being treated for heat exhaustion in hospital but is recovering well. Sadly however we have to cancel the remaining shows of the year (including Rewind festival). Please accept our sincere apologies, we really appreciate your understanding at this very difficult time. We will give you more news on Malcolm as and when.Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark drummer Malcolm Holmes was hospitalized for heat exhaustion after the band's recent show at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall. Due to this, OMD will be canceling all shows for the remainder of the year. This includes their tour with Diamond Rings, which was scheduled to roll into Chicago this Tuesday (7/23) for a performance at Metro. If you bought tickets, stay tuned to Metro's website for updates on refunds.
We wish Malcolm a speedy recovery. According to their Facebook page, they've been to visit him in the hospital and he's hoping to fly back home early this week.
The Postal Service @ Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)