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As discussed, Lollapalooza 2014 is slated to take place from August 1-3 throughout Chicago's Grant Park. Set times just recently arrived, and official festival aftershows have now been announced.

Here is what's in store...

Wedneday, July 30
Interpol, Strand of Oaks @ House of Blues
Courtney Barnett, Varsity @ Schubas

Thursday, July 31
Grouplove, Joywave @ Metro
Broken Bells, Wild Cub @ House of Blues
Chvrches, Panama @ the Vic
The Kooks @ Park West
J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Pujol @ Schubas
Portugal. the Man, Royal Blood @ Lincoln Hall
Temples, Drenge @ Subterranean
Blood Orange, Ratking @ the Empty Bottle
Cash Cash, Gus Karas, Gordo, & Torio @ The Mid

Friday, August 1
Parquet Courts, Running @ the Empty Bottle
Disclosure (Live) @ Aragon Ballroom
Spoon, Wildcat! Wildcat! @ Metro
The Head and the Heart, Vance Joy @ House of Blues
Phosphorescent, PAPA @ Double Door
Jenny Lewis, The Apache Relay @ Park West
Cut Copy, Bomba Estereo @ the Vic
Kodaline @ Schubas
Typhoon, Desert Noises @ Lincoln Hall
The Glitch Mob (DJ set), Zebo @ The Mid
Gramatik, HeRobust, Russ Liquid, Gibbz @ Concord Music Hall
Bombay Bicycle Club, Bear Hands @ Bottom Lounge
Kate Nash, Meg Myers @ City Winery Chicago
Savemoney Militia @ Reggie's

Saturday, August 2
White Denim, Roadkill Ghost Choir @ the Empty Bottle
Deltron 3030, Shepard Fairey (DJ set) @ Block 37
Martin Garrix @ Aragon Ballroom
Glen Hansard, The Districts @ Metro
Young the Giant & Friends, The So So Glos @ House of Blues
Run The Jewels, Ratking @ Double Door
Cage the Elephant, Bear Hands @ the Vic
The 1975, Gemini Club @ Park West
San Fermin, Hollow & Akimbo @ Schubas
Lucius, Bronze Radio Return @ Lincoln Hall
Rudimental, Kidnap Kid, My Nu Leng @ evilOlive
Flume, Duke Dumont, Anna Lunoe @ Concord Music Hall
RAC (DJ set), Lindsey Lowend @ Subterranean
Rebelution @ Bottom Lounge
Jhene Aiko, Shy Girls @ Reggie's

Sunday, August 3
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ the Vic
Fitz & The Tantrums, Fly Golden Eagle @ Metro
Nas, Vic Mensa @ House of Blues
Bleachers, Cardiknox @ Lincoln Hall
Skrillex, Gesaffelstein @ Concord Music Hall

Tickets for ALL Lollapalooza aftershows go on sale this Friday (6/6) at 10AM CST.

Lollapalooza 2013 (more by James Richards IV)

After it was already confirmed that Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, and Skrillex would be playing Lollapalooza 2014, the full festival lineup has arrived and also features Outkast, Spoon, Interpol, Broken Bells, Lykke Li, Cut Copy, EL-P & Killer Mike's Run the Jewels, Darkside, Chance The Rapper, and many more. You can check out the full lineups-by-day at the bottom of this post.

Lollapalooza 2014 goes down in Chicago's Grant Park from August 1-3. Three-day passes are now sold-out, but single-day tickets go on sale TODAY (3/26) at 10AM CST.

Full lineup below...

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Savages at Lincoln Hall on 7.18.2013 (via BVChicago Instagram)

On Thursday night (7/18), Savages and Parquet Courts played a Sound Opinions live show at Lincoln Hall. The night consisted of interview segments for each band, by hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, followed by short sets. For Savages, the S.O. show served as their Chicago debut and they'll also be headlining the venue again tonight (Friday, 7/19). During the group's interview segment, founding member Gemma Thompson spoke of her affinity for Wire (who they'll share the stage with this weekend at Pitchfork Fest) and how she hadn't picked up a guitar until she was a fine arts major who needed to compose a soundtrack for an exhibit. If you're headed to Pitchfork Festival, you can also catch Savages at 4:15PM on July 20 on the Green Stage.

Check out some video footage of both Savages and Parquet Courts from Sound Opinions Live below...

Continue reading "Savages & Parquet Courts played 'Sound Opinions Live' at Lincoln Hall (videos)"

Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by James Richards)

As mentioned, Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival is returning to Union Park from July 19-21 with sets from Bjork, Joanna Newsom, Belle & Sebastian, R. Kelly, Solange, Rustie, Low, The Breeders, Swans, Savages, Merchandise, Julia Holter, KEN mode, White Lung, TNGHT, Evian Christ, Waxahatchee, El-P, Killer Mike, and more across three stages (Red, Blue, and Green). The set times for the festival have now been announced, and you can check out the full day-by-day schedule below.

3-day passes are sold out, but single day tickets are still available.

Continue reading "Pitchfork Festival 2013 full schedule announced"

Parquet Courts @ Bowery Ballroom in April (more by Fred Pessaro)

Remember when Japandroids and Ty Segall played // were interviewed by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot at Lincoln Hall? The Sound Opinions hosts will be throwing a similar show this year, on July 18, with Savages and Parquet Courts. Admission is FREE, but you'll have to RSVP come July 1. Stay tuned to Sound Opinions' Twitter account for more info.

As discussed, Savages will also be headlining Lincoln Hall on July 19, and Parquet Courts play Bottom Lounge on July 21.

Merchandise @ Schubas in January (more by Milos Markicevic)

Aside from the many other great Pitchfork Festival aftershows we've already told you about (Savages, Waxahatchee, ...Trail of Dead & more), Ground Control Touring have put together some pretty excellent bills over at Bottom Lounge. Friday, July 19 features Merchandise, Daughn Gibson, Connections, and Steve Gunn, Saturday, July 20 consists of Trash Talk, White Lung, and Ratking, and Parquet Courts will be performing on Sunday, July 21 with TBA special guests. All three shows are super cheap - $7 advance // $10 at the door - and 17+. Tickets, linked above, go on sale this Friday (6/21) at noon CST.

Check out a flyer for the aftershows below...

Continue reading "Merchandise, White Lung, Parquet Courts & more playing Bottom Lounge during Pitchfork Fest weekend"

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (more by James Richards IV)

As discussed, Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 is set to take place in Union Park from July 19-21. The festival's initial lineup featured R. Kelly, Björk, Belle & Sebastian, Joanna Newsom, the Breeders (playing Last Splash), Swans, Rustie, El-P, Chairlift, Killer Mike, TNGHT, Sky Ferreira, ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Mac DeMarco, Foxygen, Angel Olsen, Trash Talk, and Tree.

The remainder of the lineup has just been revealed, and includes M.I.A., Lil B, Solange, Wire, Yo La Tengo, Low, Savages, Toro Y Moi, Phosphorescent, Metz, Autre Ne Veut, Mikal Cronin, Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Woods, Julia Holter, Glass Candy, Andy Stott, Pissed Jeans, Frankie Rose, Ryan Hemsworth, Waxahatchee, Blood Orange, Daughn Gibson, Evian Christ, White Lung, KEN Mode, and DJ Rashad.

Three-day passes and single-day tickets are still available.

Check out the full lineup-by-day below...

Continue reading "Savages, Pissed Jeans, Wire, Waxahatchee, KEN Mode & more acts added to Pitchfork Festival 2013"

by Michael Wronski


Brooklyn quartet and Texas transplants, Parquet Courts' August record release of Light Up Gold flew under the radar this summer, but it shouldn't have. The group's sound is a throwback to the early post-punk days, conjuring elements from late-70s bands Wire and Television with a fresh twist. Setting them apart is the way Andrew Savage (member of Teenage Cool Kids and Fergus & Geronimo) shouts, spits, sings, and speaks over catchy guitar hooks and solid, economical drumming. The album runs like a collection of poems put to music, ranging from the nostalgia of youth and purpose to walking around Queens high, looking for food.

Parquet Courts will be visiting Chicago for a performance at the Empty Bottle on December 27. The Gizmos and Thee Yolks are also on the bill, and advance tickets are still available.

All known Parquet Courts tour dates and a stream of Light Up Gold are below...

Continue reading "Parquet Courts are touring, playing the Bottle w/ The Gizmos"