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Jim Jones Revue @ Brooklyn's MHoW in 2011 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
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As we've been telling you, Tomorrow Never Knows 2014 is set to take place from January 15-19 at Schubas, Lincoln Hall, Metro, Smart Bar, and the Hideout. In addition to the initial festival lineup of Darkside, Yuck, Weekend, Betty Who, John Newman, The Rural Alberta Advantage, James Adomian, Nikki Glaser, and Natasha Leggero, more acts have now been announced. That list of newly confirmed artists includes The Jim Jones Revue, Cayucas, San Fermin, Pink Frost, Landmarks, and Indians.

Here's the full festival lineup:

Wednesday, January 15
* Cayucas, Jeremy Messersmith, Bonzie, Bad Bad Hats @ Lincoln Hall
* The Jim Jones Revue, Diane Coffee, Chicago Stone Lightning Band @ Schubas

Thursday, January 16
* Betty Who @ Schubas
* James Adomian @ Hideout (7 & 10PM)

Friday, January 17
* The Rural Alberta Advantage @ Lincoln Hall
* Weekend, StarTropics @ Schubas
* Nikki Glaser @ Hideout (7 & 10PM)
* Darkside @ Metro
* AndHim @ Smart Bar

Saturday, January 18
* John Newman @ Lincoln Hall
* San Fermin, Landmarks @ Schubas
* Natasha Leggero @ Hideout (7 & 10PM)
* Hugo Ball @ Smart Bar

Sunday, January 19
* Yuck, Pink Frost @ Lincoln Hall
* Indians, Casimer & Casimir @ Schubas

Individual tickets for each show (linked above) go on sale this Friday (11/1) at noon CST. More five-day festival passes will also be made available soon. Stay tuned for additional TNK 2014 information.

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As discussed, Schubas and Lincoln Hall's annual Tomorrow Never Knows Festival is slated to take place from January 15-19 in 2014. Shows will also be taking place at Metro, Smart Bar, the Hideout, and The Athenaeum Theatre, and they've now shared their initial lineup. That lineup includes Darkside, Yuck, Weekend, Betty Who, John Newman, The Rural Alberta Advantage, and comedians James Adomian, Nikki Glaser, and Natasha Leggero. Early Bird five-day passes are long sold-out, but hang in there for additional ticketing information.

We do know that Darkside will be playing Metro on January 17 as park of TNK 2014, and advance tickets for just that show are on sale now.

All other festival information is forthcoming. The current TNK 2014 lineup is below...

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Jamie xx (with The xx) at Congress Theater, October 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
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As discussed, The xx will tag Chicago later this week for a performance at the Aragon Ballroom on Thursday, September 26 with Nite Jewel. Tickets for that show are still available, and production mastermind Jamie xx will also be DJing at Smart Bar later that night. Searchl1te and Striz will get things started, and advance tickets are still available.

Take a listen to a few Jamie xx mixes after the jump...

Continue reading "Jamie xx DJing at Smart Bar after xx's Aragon Ballroom show"

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As discussed, Schubas and Lincoln Hall's annual Tomorrow Never Knows Festival is slated to take place from January 15-19 in 2014. Shows will also be held at Metro, Smart Bar, the Hideout, and The Athenaeum Theatre. Early Bird five-day passes ($75) for the winter fest are on sale now. They'll get you into every show if you're of age (Hideout and Smart Bar are 21+).

All other TNK 2014 info. is forthcoming.

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Schubas & Lincoln Hall's annual winter festival Tomorrow Never Knows is slated to return for a 2014 edition, from January 15-19. Other participating venues include Metro, Smart Bar, Hideout, and The Athenaeum Theatre. All other festival information is forthcoming. Stay tuned for more details...

Meanwhile, revisit our coverage of TNK 2013.

Four Tet @ 2011's NYC Creators Project (more by Ryan Barkan)
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Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) is slowly beginning to announce a spring North American tour. He'll play Coachella next month, will participate in The Red Bull Music Academy's NYC events in May, and has just added a DJ set at Smart Bar on May 16 to his schedule. Nate Maniac will act as main support, and ticketing information is forthcoming. Check Etix for updates.

Hebden just recently dropped a pair of new tracks. The first was a great, official remix of Justin Timberlake's "Suit and Tie," and the second was a new one called "For These Times" which appears on Nonplus+ Records' Think And Change compilation. The entire comp. is fairly dance-floor-ready and Hebden's contribution is no exception to that rule. You can stream both of his new tracks at the bottom of this post. He's also set to welcome a reissue of 2003's Rounds in May via Domino Records.

All known Four Tet tour dates and those song streams are below...

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Montreal-based producer Jacques Greene had a successful 2012. He welcomed two great EPs (Concealer, Ready) and has continued to grow his Vase label. Later this month, Greene will embark on a North American tour. That tour will reach Chicago on February 2 for a performance at Smart Bar with Savile. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.

All Jacques Greene tour dates and some song streams are below...

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Lucero @ BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
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As discussed, the 2013 edition of Tomorrow Never Knows is set to take place from January 16-20 at Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Metro, Hideout, Smart Bar, and the Vic Theatre. A second round of acts have now been added to the festival; some playing brand new shows and some as support for previously announced headliners.

One of the new shows happens at Metro on January 19, and it'll be headlined by Lucero. Tickets for that one go on sale this Friday (11/23) at noon CST. Another new one is Bear in Heaven, Hooray For Earth, Supreme Cuts, and one more act TBA at Schubas on January 16. Tickets for that show also go on sale this Friday at noon.

January 19th's Freelance Whales show at Lincoln Hall, with Snowmine, now also features Hundred Waters on the bill. Advance tickets are still available; five-day passes are also still available.

Check out a TNK 2013 official mixtape below...

Continue reading "Lucero, Bear in Heaven, Hooray For Earth & more acts added to Tomorrow Never Knows 2013"

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As mentioned, the 2013 edition of the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival is slated to take place at Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Metro, Smart Bar, and the Hideout from January 16 - 20. The initial lineup for the winter festival has been shared, and features some of the most highly-anticipated new artists. A few of those artists will be making their Chicago debuts during the fest, and some will simply be making return trips to our city.

The initial schedule-by-date is as follows:

JANUARY 16
Born Ruffians, Night Moves, Future Monarchs & guest @ Lincoln Hall (Tickets)

JANUARY 17
Merchandise, Palma Violets, Sundress & guests @ Schubas (Tickets)
Wild Belle, and guests @ Lincoln Hall (Tickets)

JANUARY 18
Free Energy, The Orwells, and guests @ Schubas (Tickets)
Niki & The Dove, ONUINU, and guests @ Lincoln Hall (Tickets)

JANUARY 19
Freelance Whales, Snowmine, and guests @ Lincoln Hall (Tickets)

JANUARY 20
Jessie Ware, Kriz Baronia, and guests @ Lincoln Hall (Tickets)

Discounted five-day presale passes are now sold out. More festival passes, and all the individual tickets linked above, go on sale Friday at noon.

Sonic Youth @ Williamsburg Waterfront in 2011 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
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As mentioned, Sonic Youth are releasing a live album, titled Sonic Youth - Smart Bar - Chicago 1985, on November 14 via their own Goofin' Records. Take a listen to "Intro/Brave Men Run (In My Family)" from the LP at the bottom of this post. "Intro" and "Brave Men Run (In My Family)" are the first two tracks on their 1985 LP Bad Moon Rising, which they were on tour in support of at the time.

Listen to "Intro/Brave Men Run (In My Family)" below...

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Pantha du Prince @ Good Units in 2011 (NYC) (more by Vincent Cornelli)
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Pantha du Prince (aka Hendrik Weber) is currently working on the follow-up to his 2010 LP Black Noise, which he plans to release early next year via Rough Trade. Stay tuned for more information on that. Weber is headed to the US later this month to perform at Moogfest, and he'll also be playing select North American shows before and after the fest. One of those shows is a performance at Smart Bar on November 2 with Savile. Advance tickets for that show are on sale.

All Pantha du Prince dates and a video are below...

Continue reading "Pantha du Prince prepping new LP, touring, playing Smart Bar"

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Sonic Youth, whose skin basher Steve Shelly just recently parted ways with Disappears, have revealed the "news" they promised was coming today.

That news is a new live album, recorded at Chicago's Smart Bar in 1985...

In August 1985 Sonic Youth were touring across the states following the release of their recently released LP 'Bad Moon Rising'. This performance from August 11, 1985 at Chicago's Smart Bar was recorded on 4-track cassette. This live recording consists of much of Bad Moon Rising and early performances of Secret Girl + Expressway to Yr Skull later to be released on EVOL, as well as a rare never before released live rendition of Kat 'N' Hat.
Sonic Youth - Smart Bar - Chicago 1985 is due out on November 14 in 2LP/CD/digital formats via their own Goofin' Records.

Check out the tracklist below...

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DOWNLOAD: Lindstrøm - "Rà-àkõ-st" (MP3)

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Norwegian producer Lindstrøm (aka Hans-Peter Lindstrøm) is set to follow-up February's Six Cups of Rebel with a second album this year, called Smalhans, due out on November 6 via Smalltown Supersound. He recently shared the album's ready-for-the-floor lead single "Rà-àkõ-st" which is available for download above/to stream below. Smalhans' cover art and tracklist can also be found at the bottom of this post.

Lindstrøm has also announced a few October US tour dates. One of those is a performance at Smart Bar on October 13. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but check the venue's website for updates.

All Lindstrøm dates, a stream of "Rà-àkõ-st," and album info for Smalhans are below...

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The Walkmen @ Metro during Tomorrow Never Knows 2012 (more by John Yingling)
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As mentioned, Tomorrow Never Knows 2013 is set to take place from January 16-20 at Schubas, Lincoln Hall, Metro, Smart Bar, and the Hideout. A limited amount of presale passes for the festival go on sale this Friday (8/17) at noon CST.

Stay tuned for more information on this year's festival.

Rustie's Glass Swords LP
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As seen on BrooklynVegan, Scottish producer Rustie is making his way to North America in September for a short tour. That tour includes a vist to Chicago's Smart Bar on September 13. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but check Etix for updates. Support on the Chicago show will come from Nightwave, Psymbionic, Team Bayside High, DJ Belly, and Haywyre.

Rustie collaborated with Nightwave earlier this year, to rework the track "Surph" which appeared on his Glass Swords LP. Stream it at the bottom of this post. As of late, the beatmaker has been working vocalist Aluna Francis (of UK R&B duo AlunaGeorge). They tackled another track from Glass Swords, titled "After Light," which is also streaming below.

All Rustie dates and streams of "Surph" and "After Light" are below...

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Barcelona producer John Talabot is headed to the US this summer to play a couple of dates. There aren't any in Chicago, but Talabot will be visiting again in September and is set to perform at Smart Bar on the 28th of the month. Orchard Lounge will act as main support and advance tickets are on sale now.

Talabot released his debut LP, ƒIN, back in February via Permanent Vacation. ƒIN is collection of moody dance tracks that are similar in style to the output of fellow Barcelonians Delorean. Where Delorean might opt for a burst of sunny synth lines, Talabot turns to darker more somber tones. The two groups mesh nicely on the album track "Journeys," which features vocalist Ekhi Lopetegi. Stream that and a few other John Talabot tracks at the bottom of this post.

All John Talabot tour dates are listed below, along some song streams.

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Craig Finn of The Hold Steady @ Do Division on 6/2/2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
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Taste of Randolph Street Festival kicks off on Friday night (6/15) featuring sets from Los Campesinos! and Those Darlins. The fest continues on throughout the weekend and includes performances by The Hold Steady, Santah, Hollows, Angel Melendez & The 911 Mambo Orchestra, and more.

Admission is $10 per day and as always, there will be a slew of local restaurants serving up great food just inside of the gates. Check out the full music lineup-by-day below...

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James Murphy @ Madison Square Garden in NYC (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
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James Murphy has been keeping busy lately with a coffee addiction and screenings of Shut Up And Play The Hits, a documentary on his band LCD Soundsystem's final show at Madison Square Garden in April. He's also started to announce a few DJ performances, including ones at The Great GoogaMooga, The Roots Picnic, Governors Ball, and Chicago's The Mid. The DFA Records-head will hit the Chicago dance club on March 23 with support from DJ La Jesus, Mister Joshua, and Kool Hersh. Advance tickets are on sale.

Speaking of DFA Records, The Juan Maclean will hit Smart Bar for a DJ set on April 6. Main support comes from Samone Roberts and Advance tickets are on sale.

Check out the trailer for Shut Up And Play The Hits, which screened at SXSW last week, below..

Continue reading "James Murphy is coming to The Mid; The Juan Maclean are DJing @ Smart Bar"

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The traveling Red Bull Music Academy hits Chicago tomorrow (2/10), for an all-building event at Metro/Smart Bar, starting at 10PM.

Frankie Knuckles, who will speak on House music at the MCA in March, will headline the show with support from: Michael Serafini, DJ Spin, Charlie Glitch, DJ Rashard, Rampage, DJ Slugo, Maddjazz, and DJ Deeon. Cheaper advance tickets are on sale now or you can pay a bit more at the door.

Tomorrow's big kick-off event aside, The RBMA will also be throwing four additional shows downstairs at Smart Bar throughout the next month..

02-16 Fort Knox Five, Intel, Maker and DJ Merk 1.
02-23 Nguzunguzu, Supreme Cuts (Live), Bizzies, Sparkletone and Jake Guidry.
03-01 Lunice, Ruckus, DJ The Tornado and Jeff Pietro.
03-08 Ana Sia, Lobounce, DJ Belly and Tylr.
Smart Bar are offering FREE admission to all four events before 11PM, if you flash that specific day's "daily tweet" at the door.

Some Frankie Knuckles videos, below..

Continue reading "Red Bull Music Academy arrives in Chicago tomorrow"

Four Tet @ Creators Project 2011 in NYC (more by Ryan Barkan)
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Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) has just announced that he'll be in Chicago on December 30th to perform a DJ Set at Smart Bar! Hebden has no other announced US dates at the moment, which will definitely make his appearance that much more special. Tickets will be posted shortly.

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A few TBA shows aside, the lineup for Tomorrow Never Knows 2012 is complete! Tickets for each individual show are going on sale tomorrow (11/11), and Saturday (11/12). Five-day passes (which are your best bet) go on sale tomorrow (11/11), at noon CST. Check out the lineup below.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11TH
Com Truise, Lazercrystal, Special Guests @ Schubas (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (11/11), at noon CST.

Glass Candy, Chromatics, Special Guests @ Lincoln Hall (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12TH
Tycho, Active Child, Ant'lrd, Abstract Science DJs @ Lincoln Hall (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

Plants and Animals, Herman Dune, Special Guests @ Schubas (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13TH
Gauntlet Hair, Caveman, Special Guests @ Schubas (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

Lincoln Hall show TBA

Craig Richards (Fabric), Kate Simko @ Smart Bar (21+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

Nadastrom, Rampage & Nader, Special Guests @ Metro (18+)
Tickets are on sale now.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14TH
Chairlift, Poliça, Special Guests @ Schubas (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

Grouplove, Hospitality, 1,2,3, Special Guests @ Lincoln Hall (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

The Walkmen @ Metro (18+)
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, at noon CST.

Mr. Saturday Night, James Friedman, Only Children @ Smart Bar (21+)
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, at noon CST.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15TH
Two Gallants, Special Guest @ Lincoln Hall (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

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Chicago's Tomorrow Never Knows festival has announced its 2012 return, slated for January 11th - 15th.

This year (unlike last), the festival has expanded to include Hideout, and Smart Bar, along with the annually participating Lincoln Hall, Schubas, and Metro.

Five-day passes go on sale this Friday, for $75 a piece.
More details regarding lineup to come. Stay tuned.