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Neko Case @ Hideout Block Party 2013 (more by Jeff Ryan)

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.

Neko Case @ Radio City Music Hall, 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)

Neko Case and collaborators The Dodos have announced that they'll be teaming up for a spring North American tour. That run, which surrounds Neko's appearances at Coachella 2014, includes a performance at The Chicago Theatre on May 13. Tickets go on sale this Friday (1/31) at 10AM CST; stay tuned for presale information.

All Neko Case // Dodos dates and a couple of videos lie after the jump...

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photos by Jeff Ryan

Mavis Staples // Neko Case // crowd
Mavis Staples - AV Fest 2013, Chicago - photos by Jeff Ryan - September 6th, 2013
Neko Case - AV Fest 2013, Chicago - photos by Jeff Ryan - September 6th, 2013
Nude Beach - AV Fest 2013, Chicago - photos by Jeff Ryan - September 6th, 2013

A.V. Fest / Hideout Block Party 2013 began on Friday evening with performances by Neko Case, Mavis Staples, Trampled By Turtles, and Nude Beach. Neko headlined the whole shebang in support of her excellent new album, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You. She's also got a new band member--Archers of Loaf // Crooked Fingers leader Eric Bachmann on guitar. We've got pictures and a few videos from Day 1 of the festival in this post. Day 2 is now underway, and more of our Day 1 coverage can be found below...

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As discussed, A.V. Fest // Hideout Block Party is slated to take place on September 6 & 7 this year. The intimate festival will feature performances by Neko Case, Superchunk, Mavis Staples, The Hold Steady, The Walkmen, BOTH (Aimee Mann + Ted Leo), and many more. Two-day passes and single-day tickets are still available. Check out the lineups-by-day and set times at the bottom of this post.

Neko Case and Superchunk will both hit Chicago next month toting brand new albums. Case's The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You is set to arrive on September 3 via Anti- and Superchunk welcome I Hate Music on August 20 via Merge. Both LPs are now streaming in full via NPR. Superchunk also have a new video for the album cut "Me & You & Jackie Mittoo," which you can watch below.

Daily lineups and set times for A.V. Fest // Hideout Block Party, and Superchunk's new video, lie after the jump...

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Neko Case at Lowdown Hudson Blues Fest 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)

Neko Case has announced that she'll be releasing her new record, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You, on September 3 via Anti-. Today, Case has revealed the LP's lead single "Man," which features guitar work from M. Ward. You can take a listen to the track and watch an album trailer clip at the bottom of this post. The album's tracklisting can also be found below.

As discussed, Neko Case will be playing A.V. Fest // Hideout Block Party 2013 in September. Two-day passes for the festival are still available, and other acts include Superchunk, The Walkmen, The Hold Steady, and more.

All known Neko Case tour dates, a stream of her new single, an album trailer, and LP info. are below...

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As discussed, A.V. Fest // Hideout Block Party 2013 is set to take place on September 6 & 7 this year. They've just announced their HUGE initial lineup of Neko Case, Superchunk, The Walkmen, The Hold Steady, BOTH (Aimee Mann + Ted Leo), Trampled by Turtles, Mavis Staples, and more. Two-day passes are still available, but it doesn't seem like they'll be around for long.

Check out A.V. Fest // Hideout Block Party's full initial lineup below...

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photos by Josh Darr

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The 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival took place this past weekend in Union Park.

A set of pictures from day one (Friday, 7/15) of the festival continue below..
Head to BrooklynVegan to check out even more pics.

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Nick Cave

In a rather odd turn of events; Neko Case, and Nick Cave have teamed up to cover The Zombies track, "She's Not There" for HBO's True Blood.

KCRW DJ, and True Blood Musical Supervisor; Gary Calamar made the pairing:

The brainstorming began. I spread the word. I spoke with one of my friends CC Adcock, the great Louisiana musician and producer about it and he came up with a new arrangement for the song, more dark and sexy. We thought it would be great to make it a sly duet between a man and woman. I loved the idea. Many artists were thrown around in our conversations of who would be the ideal couple, Florence and the Machine, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, The Kills, etc etc etc but scheduling conflicts got in the way. Then, as strange as it may sound, I got a little help none other than The Cars. Yes, those 80′s synth pop new wavers, The Cars!

You see, The Cars have just released a new album, their big comeback. Recently I received the advance copy of their new album, checked it out, and filed it away in my CD collection. Using the tried and true alphabetical filing system I slipped it it it's proper place in the "C" section. Suddenly something magical happened. My eyes took a little trip further down the C section. NEKO CASE practically jumped into my arms and whispered "I'll do it, call me, let's talk about She's Not There for True Blood".

Yes Neko's beautiful voice and sexy twang would be perfect for True Blood. Then I decided to go with the magical flow and continued down the C section. Johnny Cash...mmm,, would be great but he's er...dead. Cat Power mmm, could be very interesting. I would love to watch Cat and Neko go at it, but NO we need a man for this collaboration. Then the second bolt of lightning hit me: NICK CAVE.

Head to KCRW to check out their version of "She's Not There."
In Neko-related news; she'll be playing a free show in Chicago this weekend.

Neko Case @ The Bell House in February (more by Amanda M. Hatfield)

The Poetry Foundation are launching their new performance space (61 West Superior Street), by offering a free concert from famed, singer-songwriter; Neko Case.

61 West Superior Street


Case is a lover of poetry, who has been published in the foundation's own Poetry magazine. In the November 2007 issue, as part of the magazine's "View from Here" series, Case contributed an essay called "My Flaming Hamster Wheel of Panic about Publicly Discussing Poetry in This Respected Forum." Case's piece countered the misconception that poetry is for the elite.

Neko Case will take the stage on Saturday, June 25th at 8:30PM. No tickets will be sold for this event, instead the Poetry Foundation will give away 90-pairs of free tickets via a lottery.

The lottery pool will be open until 5PM tonight; you can enter to win tickets here.
You must be 18+ to attend, and the rest of the contest rules can be found here.

Winners will be notified by email on Wednesday, June 22nd.
Good luck everyone!

My Morning Jacket @ Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by David Andrako)

My Morning Jacket's new LP Circuital, hits stores today via ATO Records. The album was recorded in an old church-gymnasium in the group's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and features the direction of super-producer/musician/composer Tucker Martine.

"The new record, Circuital, is named after the title song," explains Jim James, of My Morning Jacket's sixth studio album. "On that song I sing about ending up in the same place where you started out. And that makes a lot of sense for this album... I hate the phrase 'going back to our roots', but for this record we came home and made it in Kentucky. And it just felt a lot like it did when we were first starting out..."

Jim James on the Circuital recording sessions..

"There was no AC, no-one had their laptops. We recorded everything on tape. It was like, we're just who we are, with what we have with us at the moment, and that's all we have. It was a beautiful thing, and it really cemented what we all mean to each other, as people and as a band. We've learned, slowly over the years, how to function more healthily, I guess, so we don't all combust. Making this record, it felt like our friendship was only strengthened." [ATO Records]

My Morning Jacket will play the first show of their 2011 summer tour tonight; at home, at the Louisville Palace Theatre. American Express will be live streaming their performance as part of their 'Unstaged' series. Tune in here at 8PM CST to watch their set.

They'll hit Chicago on June 17th to play the Auditorium Theatre. Tickets are still available.

You can view the Circuital track listing, all 2011 tour dates, and more below...

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"As previously announced, the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival will be taking place on Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 17th at Chicago's Union Park! Tickets went on sale on March 4th, and sold out in a record time of 24 hours! That being said, single-day passes can still be picked up at the rate of $45 per day.

Friday will see the addition of Guided By Voices and Neko Case; Saturday's lineup will feature No Age, Gang Gang Dance, G-Side, and Chrissy Murderbot; Sunday's stellar lineup now includes The Fresh & Onlys, Radio Dept., HEALTH, Shabazz Palaces, Baths, How To Dress Well, Kurt Vile, and Twin Sister. Stay tuned for more bands still to be announced in the coming weeks!"

Head below to view the full lineup by day...

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