Entries tagged with: Reggies
You're not letting us in?!? (more by Fred Pessaro)
San Francisco's strenuous metal/doom duo, BLACK COBRA, has unfortunately been denied access into the United States' northern neighboring country." nearly entirely comprised of Canadian dates", but Chicago was in there too. Bummer! Stay tuned for updates.
While amidst their North American tour -- which was nearly entirely comprised of Canadian dates, with BLACK COBRA co-headlining alongside Anciients, with opening support from Black Wizard -- the band was denied entry into the country for virtually no reason. Having invested thousands of dollars into merch for the tour, they decided to tough it out and try again at a different access point, where again they were denied, with no explanation, and after thorough inspections of their vehicle and gear. This forced the band to return to California instead of performing in more than twenty cities across Canada.
BLACK COBRA today issued the following collective statement to their fans on the debacle: "As many of you already know, we were denied entry at the border of Canada. Because of the financial strain this has put on us, we were forced to cancel the remaining tour dates in the US as well. In the meantime, we will continue working on our forthcoming record and are looking into booking another tour in the US. We apologize to our fans and thank you for your continued support."
New US BLACK COBRA tour actions will be confirmed immediately and announced in the coming days; no Canadian dates will be scheduled. Stay tuned for further transmissions.
Black Breath @ Brooklyn's the Knitting Factory in 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Seattle thrash outfit Black Breath have announced a post-Maryland Deathfest US mini-tour with support from NYC crew Mutilation Rites, Nashville rippers Yautja, and Seattle grindcore band Theories. (Mutilation Rites and Theories will also be at MDF.) That brief run finishes off with a show at Reggie's on May 31, and tickets go on sale this Friday (4/4) at 10AM.
All dates and some song streams from each band lie after the jump...
As seen on BrooklynVegan, revered saxophonist // composer John Zorn is always keeping busy with some kind of project. Last year was about celebrating his 60th birthday by performing all sorts of folk, and he just recently played with Thurston Moore at the former Twilight member's NYC residency. Zorn is now focusing on his Bladerunner project, which first surfaced in 2000. Its main members are Zorn, ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, and legendary bassist // producer Bill Laswell. They haven't recorded anything official, but you can check out some live footage of the group at the bottom of this post.
Bladerunner have a few rare, upcoming performances. This includes Australia's Adelaide Festival, a couple in NYC, and a pair of shows at Reggie's on May 3. Tickets for the early (7PM) and late shows (10PM) are on sale now.
All known Bladerunner dates and that live footage can be found below...
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.
Death @ Afro-Punk Fest 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Detroit protopunks Death will be heading to Chicago to ring in 2014 with a performance at Reggie's on December 31 with support from locals El Mejor and Le Tour. Tickets for the New Year's Eve show go on sale this Friday (11/15) at 11AM.
As part of Red Bull's ongoing Sound Select series, Fake Shore Drive have put together the bill of Mannie Fresh, Lucki Eck$, ZMoney, and Giftz for a show at Reggie's on September 19. Tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now; use the promo code breakmusic.
Fresh served as one half of the rap duo Big Tymers with Birdman (formerly known as Baby). Birdman heads up Cash Money Records, who Fresh was in-house producer for from 1993 to 2005. Fresh has also released a couple of solo records and has been working on a collaborative album with Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) called OMFGOD. The first taste of that album is a single entitled "Black Jesus," which you can check out at the bottom of this post.
Mannie Fresh's OMFGOD single and a poster for the RBSS show are below...
photos by Marfa Capodanno
All Eyes West at the Threadless Warehouse on 8.27.2013
Once in a while, Threadless invite bands to play their West Loop warehouse. These shows are generally live sessions and/or for employees only, but you may have visited the warehouse for their annual Pitchfork Fest pre-party. Chicago punks All Eyes West played the Threadless warehouse earlier this week, and we've got pictures in this post.
AEW were just recently able to fund the production of their second album via a Kickstarter campaign. They'll be heading to J. Robbins' Magpie Cage Recording Studio with the man himself next month to track the LP. Stay tuned for more information.
All Eyes West just wrapped a short East Coast tour, and they'll also be playing a couple of hometown shows this fall. First, they'll play Reggie's on October 5 with Braid, Break Anchor, and Suns (tickets). They've also been added as support for Knapsack's November 15 show at Bottom Lounge (tickets).
All AEW dates and pictures from their 8/27 show at Threadless are below...
Saint Vitus @ Brooklyn's Saint Vitus, September 2012 (more by Samantha Marble)
Doom juggernauts Saint Vitus have announced that they'll be embarking on a fall U.S. tour with rotating support from Pallbearer, Zoroaster, and Hookers. That tour includes a performance at Reggie's on October 8 with Pallbearer and Hookers. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale on Tuesday, August 27 at noon CST.
This set of dates is in celebration of the reissues of Saint Vitus' C.O.D. and Die Healing, which are up for preorder via Season of Mist.
All dates, a tour poster, and a couple of videos are below...
As seen on BrooklynVegan, Los Angeles punk veterans The Dickies are still at it. They've got a handful of upcoming shows in their home state and then will be heading out on a fall U.S. tour in late-October. That tour includes a performance at Reggie's on November 9 with Brain Vacation. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.
All Dickies tour dates and a couple of videos are below...
Acid Rap-per Chance the Rapper has a very big August in Chicago coming up. He'll perform at Lollapalooza 2013 on Friday, August 2 (BMI Stage at 6:50PM), will play a sold-out aftershow at Reggie's on 8/2 as well, AND a Red Bull Sound Select show in Grant Park on August 1. The RBSS show happens at 8PM at Monroe Street and Columbus Drive with openers Cherub and Rivals of the Peacemaker. Admission is FREE, but you must request tickets (18+ only).
Red Bull Sound Select are also presenting Metric at the House of Blues on July 27, Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Empty Bottle on August 2, and they've got a stage at Lollapalooza.
Take a listen to Chance's great Acid Rap after the jump...
Fucked Up @ Brooklyn's House of Vans in June (more by Maclyn Bean)
Fucked Up are currently on tour throughout North America, and will tag Chicago this weekend for a performance at Reggie's on Saturday night (7/27) with Brick Assassin and Hobo and Boxcar. If you haven't seen FU live, what are you waiting for? Ol' Pink Eyes (aka frontman Damian Abraham) spends a majority of the show in the crowd, and the band are incredibly tight. They've been playing a few new songs on this run too. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are still available. It's their last North American show before heading off to Europe next month, so it's bound to be an extra high-energy gig.
Orange Goblin at MDF 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As discussed at BrooklynVegan, Orange Goblin must love the US... After a recent tour earlier this year they'll be back for more this fall. Holy Grail and Lazer/Wulf will support the band on this set of shows, which hit Reggie's on October 22nd. Tickets go on sale on August 2 at noon CST.
All dates and a stream of 2012's A Eulogy For the Damned are below...
Death in June -- 2013 U.S. Tour Flyer
Controversial neofolk outfit Death in June will be embarking on a very brief fall U.S. tour in September. They've been banned in Chicago a couple of times, but will be headlining Reggie's on September 16 as part of this tour. Advance tickets are on sale now.
All dates are listed below...
When a metal guy says "That's so Raven," it takes on a whole different meaning. That's because the NWOBHM/thrash favorites have had close to 40-years to influence legions of long/short-hairs alike and, as discussed at Invisible Oranges, now have the video to prove it. The band will hit the road for a string of dates this fall with MPire of Evil in tow, make sure to catch them at Reggie's on October 1. Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming.
Exhumed at California Discord Fest, 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Exhumed are readying their new LP, Necrocracy, for release on August 6 (stream a track), and as such they'll go out on a string of death-metal-heavy dates will join Dying Fetus, Devourment, Abiotic and Rivers of Nihil. the dates include a stop at Reggie's on October 27, and tickets are on sale.
The Dwarves at Knitting Factory in 2011 (more by Harriet Roberts)
Long-running shock rockers The Dwarves and straightforward punks The Queers are heading out on North American tour together in August. That tour kicks off on August 21 in Indianapolis, IN, and will tag Chicago for a performance at Reggie's on August 23. Advance tickets are on sale now.
All dates and a couple of videos are below...
Murder by Death @ Do Division 2012 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Bloomington, Indiana's Murder by Death have unveiled a video for "Lost River" from their 2012 LP, Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon (Bloodshot Records). The track is carried by MbD's oaken-voiced frontman Adam Turla, and its visual accompaniment was directed by O'Death's Gabe Darling. Check out the clip at the bottom of this post.
Murder by Death will be embarking on a large summer // fall North American tour next week. That tour finishes off with a performance at Reggie's on September 29, with support from Larry and His Flask and The Blind Staggers. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (5/24) at noon CST.
Murder by Death's full tour schedule and new video are below...
photos by Milos Markicevic
Butterclock at Reggie's on 4.16.2013
Butterclock released the digital version of her EP last month (4/15), which included the Grimes-esque track, "Holograms," which didn't appear on the physical version. Last week, she dropped the video for that track, and you can watch that below.
The day after the digital release of her EP, Butterclock brought her tour through Chicago for a show at Reggie's with Teen Witch, Magicks, Shuteye, and Moon River. A set of pictures from that show are in this post.
More pictures and the new video below...
Dawes @ The Parish during SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Dawes are set to welcome their new album, Stories Don't End, on April 9 via Red General Catalog (US) // Hub Records (Canada). A video playlist can be found at the bottom of this post, which includes a lyric video for their slick new single "From A Window Seat," studio footage // brief interviews, and an LP trailer.
Dawes are currently on tour throughout North American, and won't head home for good until late-July. That tour includes a FREE, 6PM show at Reggie's on April 1. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis (21+ only), and you can enter to win guaranteed entry for two HERE.
All Dawes tour dates (including some with Bob Dylan) and that video playlist are below...
Marduk at Music Hall of Williamsburg, June 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Didn't you know that when things get SERIOUS and you are ready to throw a punch, the first logical thing to do is remove all of your clothes? Well, that's what one Marduk fan thought anyway at their recent tour stop at Reggie's. Check out the video via The Gauntlet below.
Los Angeles-based hip hop trio Pac Div welcomed their second studio album, GMB, in November of 2012 via RBC Records. The solid LP features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Blu, and others, as well as production from The Cool Kids' Chuck Inglish, Pac Div member Like, and more. Stream "Cross-Trainers" featuring Kendrick Lamar and Blu, and check out their brand new video for "Savages" at the bottom of this post.
Pac Div will head to Austin, TX for SXSW, and then will use the festival to kick off their spring North American tour. That tour includes a performance at Reggie's on March 25 with Johnny Polygon, After the Smoke, and Taylor Bennett. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.
All Pac Div dates, a tour flyer, and that song stream + music video are below...
As you may already know, Black Flag have reformed and will be releasing a new album sometime this year. Their lineup consists of Greg Ginn on guitar, Ron Reyes on vocals, Gregory Moore on drums, and Dale Nixon (which is just Ginn's pseudonym) on bass. That lineup are beginning to reveal some summer tour dates, including a pair of shows at Reggie's on June 8 & 9. Good For You will act as main support, and tickets for both shows go on sale this Saturday (2/23) at noon CST.
In related news, make sure not to confuse Black Flag with the Keith Morris-fronted FLAG.
All known Black Flag dates are listed below...
Joey Bada$$ @ SUNY Purchase in 2012 (more by Kellyann Petry)
As seen on BrooklynVegan, young Brooklyn-based rapper Joey Bada$$ has unveiled his international "Beast Coast Tour" with BC cohorts Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers. That tour will kick off at South by Southwest in Austin, TX, and will reach Chicago for a performance at Reggie's on April 11. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (2/22) at noon CST.
All Joey Bada$$ and co. tour dates and some song streams // videos are below...
Bolt Thrower will return to the U.S. for a string of dates dubbed "Return to Chaos!" The run will surround their upcoming appearances at Maryland Deathfest and Chaos in Tejas, and includes only one other show east of the Mississippi River: a performance at Reggie's on June 1 with Benediction. Tickets go on sale this Friday (2/15) at noon CST.
All Bolt Thrower dates and a tour flyer are below...