Entries tagged with: The Yolks
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...
Outer Minds @ Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more)
The Reader B-Side and the Empty Bottle are set to host another one of their booze cruises on Lake Michigan this month. On Thursday, September 13 they'll be setting sail with Outer Minds, The Yolks, and White Mystery (DJs) in tow. Line up begins at 6PM on Navy Pier and the ship leaves at a prompt 6:30PM. Tickets are on sale now, and include drinks / food.
Headliners Outer Minds are prepping their new LP, Behind the Mirror, for release in late-October via FDH and Red Lounge. Take a listen to the album's lead single, which they shared earlier this summer, called "We Are All Stone" below.
The 2012 edition of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival is slated to take place this weekend (from July 20 - July 22) on, well, Milwaukee Avenue (between Kimball and California) in Logan Square. The street festival features over 100-artists performing on three stages, theater/dance/performance art, an art market, food from local restaurants/food trucks, and more.
The music lineup throughout the weekend includes Disappears, Ana Tijoux, the Yolks, the Runnies, the Mutts, Rabble Rabble, and more. Check out the full lineup below.
Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per day or you can purchase a $10 festival pass for the whole weekend, which is half off until tomorrow (aka you save $10).
There are also a few festival aftershows happening at the Empty Bottle. Disappears, Radar Eyes, and Population play on Friday (tickets). NOMO, The Eternals (trio), and Low Tide Dance play the venue on Saturday (tickets). And Ana Tijoux, Phero & Phillip Morris, Color Brown, and Soulphonetics (DJ set) play on Sunday (tickets).
The full MAAF music lineup and a trailer for the fest are below...