Entries tagged with: Metro Chicago
photo: La Dispute at Riot Fest Chicago 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Metro has just announced that it will be hosting an intimate La Dispute matinee show at its fourth floor Top Note Theater on April 4. Tickets for the 12:30PM show are on sale now. This small gig is in addition to their show at Metro proper on April 5 with support from tourmates Title Fight and The Hotelier (tickets).
Bob Mould @ NYC's Bowery Ballroom last week (more by P Squared Media)
Resilient punk troubadour Bob Mould has announced that he'll be returning to Chicago to headline Metro on New Year's Eve (December 31). Mould and his live-wire band -- Jason Narducy and Jon Wurster -- are currently on tour throughout North America and have added a few December/January shows to their schedule. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (9/19) at noon CST.
All Bob Mould dates and his recently-released video for "The War" lie after the jump...
Run the Jewels -- RTJ2 LP cover art
Run the Jewels (aka the badass hip hop duo of Killer Mike and El-P) are slated to release their second album, which is simply titled RTJ2, on October 28 via Mass Appeal. That's its cover art above, and you can take a listen to the LP single "Blockbuster Night Part 1" at the bottom of this post. A complete tracklisting for RTJ2 can also be found below. The album is set to feature appearances by Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine), Travis Barker (blink-182), mysterious producer Boots (who did most of the new Beyonce LP), and Foxygen side project Diane Coffee. They'll also be releasing a RTJ2 remix LP in 2015 via Fool's Gold.
Mike and Jamie will be embarking on a fall North American tour in support of their forthcoming LP. It'll feature main support from Ratking and Despot, and you can look for the three acts to tag Chicago for a show at Metro on November 22. Tickets go on sale this Friday (9/5) at noon CST.
All RTJ dates, that song stream, and LP info. for RTJ2 lie after the jump...
At the Drive-In @ Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López's post-Mars Volta // At the Drive-In band Antemasque released their debut LP earlier this year, but it's since been taken off the internet and will be "officially" released in October via Omar's Nadie Sound label. While you wait for the full LP to arrive, you can take a listen to the album cuts "4AM" and "Ride Like The Devil's Son" at the bottom of this post.
Antemasque will be embarking on a fall international tour in October. Though Flea is featured on the album, the band's lineup is rounded out by permanent bassist Marfred Rodríguez-López and former Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch (who's on the LP). Le Butcherettes have been named as main support for the tour -- Omar produced and played bass on their album and is in Bosnian Rainbows with LB frontwoman Teri Gender Bender. You can look for the two acts to tag Chicago for a show at Metro on November 16. Advance tickets are on sale now.
All Antemasque dates and those song streams lie after the jump...
Hot Water Music @ Metro, January 2013 (more by Zach Pollack)
Gainesville, FL's storied Hot Water Music are set to celebrate their 20th anniversary as an outfit with a fall US tour. That tour features support from Dave Hause and The Flatliners, and is slated to begin in early-November. You can look for the three acts to tag Chicago on November 5 for a show at Metro. Tickets go on sale this Friday (8/22) at noon CST. Presale tickets for the entire tour are available now.
All Hot Water Music dates and some videos lie after the jump...
FKA Twigs @ Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
UK electro-popper FKA twigs welcomed her debut LP earlier this week to critical acclaim. She's proved she can bring it live too, on a brief summer North American tour. FKA has announced that she'll be returning to North America for a large-scale fall tour. That run includes performances at venues like the 9:30 Club (D.C.), Union Transfer (Philly), and Terminal 5 (NYC), as well as a show at Metro on November 13. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (8/15) at noon CST.
All FKA Twigs dates and the video for LP1's "Two Weeks" lie after the jump...
Twin Shadow have postponed their fall North American tour, including their previously announced show set to happen at Metro on September 23. New dates will be announced shortly, and refunds will be available.
Here's a message from the band:
North American Eclipse Tour UpdateAll remaining TS dates are listed below...
To all of our awesome fans, I am very sorry to announce that we will be postponing this Fall's North American ECLIPSE TOUR.
While the band is more then excited to get out on the road and see you, there have been more then a few moving parts, leading us to re-evaluate the time that we launch our North American ECLIPSE TOUR.
As our ambitions with the live show and the music grow, we want to make sure we get it right. There is a lot of really great things going on behind the scenes of Twin Shadow that I want to tell you badly about, but we need to take some time to make sure everything settles perfectly.
The tickets you purchased will still be honored for the postponement dates that we will announce next month. If you'd prefer a refund just return to your point of purchase with your tickets and they'll sort you out.
While we are postponing our North American tour, we are keeping a select number of shows listed below, our goal is to use these shows to implement new elements that will help push things forward [Twin Shadow].
Courtney Barnett @ Lollapalooza 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Australian charmer Courtney Barnett, who recently tagged Chicago to play Lollapalooza, has announced that she'll be embarking on a fall North American tour with San Fermin and Mikhael Paskaley. That tour includes a performance at Metro on October 27, and advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.
All CB dates and a couple of videos lie after the jump...
Dum Dum Girls at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Dum Dum Girls were just in Chicago for Pitchfork Fest and an official afterparty, and they've announced that they'll be back on their fall North American tour. That run includes a show at Metro on October 24 at Metro. Tickets go on sale this Friday (7/25) at noon CST.
Full DDG tour schedule is available at BrooklynVegan. Check out the short film for their song "Are You Okay" below...
Twin Shadow in NYC, August 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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...
Spoon @ Governors Ball 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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...
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...
photos by Jeff Ryan
The Lawrence Arms at Metro on 06.07.2014
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...
photos by James Richards IV
Conor Oberst // Dawes at Metro on 05.30.2014
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...
photos by Jim Vondruska, words by Jonathan Mondragon
Failure at Metro on 05.22.2014
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...
Owen Pallett @ NYC's Bowery Ballroom earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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...
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...
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Wye Oak // Braids at Metro on 05.13.2014
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.
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...