Entries tagged with: Metro Chicago
'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...
photos by James Richards IV
Warpaint // Cate Le Bon at Metro on 03.28.2014
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...
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...
Tickets to see Yann Tiersen at Bottom Lounge go on sale this Friday at noon.
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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Judge @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
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...
Eels @ NYC's Webster Hall, 2013 (more by PSquared Photography)
The Faint @ NYC's Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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.
All Faint dates and their new video lie after the jump...
Television @ Rough Trade NYC (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
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...
Metronomy @ MHoW earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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...
Conor Oberst @ Brilliant Corners in 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
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...
photos by James Richards IV
Lord Huron at Metro on 01.30.2014
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...
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...
Neko Case @ Hideout Block Party 2013 (more by Jeff Ryan)
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)
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...
The Both @ Hideout Block Party 2013 (more by Jeff Ryan)
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...
The Dillinger Escape Plan @ Brooklyn's MHoW, 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed)
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...
The National @ Aragon Ballroom in 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
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.
Wye Oak @ Hideout Block Party 2012 (more by Sara Pieper)
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...
Superchunk at Metro on 01.18.2014
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...
photos by Brigid Gallagher
Darkside at Metro on 01.17.2014
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.
Action Bronson at VICELAND at SXSW 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
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...
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...
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."
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.
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.