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Goose Island have shared some initial details for their annual 312 Urban Block Party. This year, it's slated to take place on September 20 from 4-10PM in front of their main production facility on Fulton Street in the West Loop (Fulton at Wood St.). The block party's music lineup features headliners The Breeders, with Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Cayucas. There will also be a second, local stage -- lineup TBA. Tickets for the 312 Urban Block Party (21+ only) go on sale this Friday (8/8) at 10AM CST.
The brewing company will be rolling out some rare and exclusive beers throughout the day, including the recent SVE Kolsch (made in collaboration with Sharon Van Etten) and the Recommended Pils, which were both on tap at Pitchfork Fest last month.
Stay tuned for more details...
Diarrhea Planet / Oshwa / Girl Group Chicago
Wicker Park Fest 2014 finished off on Sunday (7/27) with sets from Jeff the Brotherhood, Diarrhea Planet, Young Widows, Oshwa, Maritime, Girl Group Chicago, and many more. Pictures from Saturday (7/26) of the street fest can be found HERE, and pictures from Sunday are in this post. More below...
Owls / Hop Along / Foxing
Wicker Park Fest 2014 took place this past weekend on Milwaukee Avenue (between North Ave. and Paulina). Saturday (7/26) of the street festival featured performances by Owls, Pet Symmetry, The Felix Culpa, Dr. Manhattan, Hop Along, Foxing, Space Blood, and many more across three stages. Pictures from day 1 of Wicker Park Fest are in this post. More below...
Riot Fest Chicago 2014 is slated to take place from September 12-14 throughout Humboldt Park. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the festival, and its lineup features Jane's Addiction, Slayer, The Offspring, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), Gogol Bordello, Mastodon, The Murder City Devils, Failure, Title Fight, The National, The Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan, Samhain, Descendents, The Cure, Weezer, Social Distortion, Primus, Tegan and Sara, Cheap Trick, Patti Smith, and many more across seven-stages. The fest has now shared daily lineups, which you can check out at the bottom of this post. Three-day and two-day passes are still available, and single-day tickets are on sale now.
RFC 2014 daily lineups lie after the jump...
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Slowdive / Deafheaven / Perfect Pussy
Shoegaze legends Slowdive played their first U.S. show as a reunited band this Sunday. While the crowd seemed to mostly be waiting for headliner Kendrick Lamar, who was playing on the same stage a few hours later, their true fans did make themselves known, responding enthusiastically to classics off of their unforgettable 1993 release, Souvlaki. Slowdive lived up to the precedent set by fellow reunited UK shoegazers, My Bloody Valentine, playing a loud, intense set. Songs like "When the Sun Hits," gained a heavy, aggressive edge, giving Deafheaven a run for its money in respect to ferocity. Softer tunes like "Alison" lulled the crowd into a collective bliss. - [Arielle Gordon]
Pitchfork Fest 2014 closed things out this past Sunday (7/20) with sets from Kendrick Lamar, Slowdive, Grimes, Perfect Pussy, Speedy Ortiz, Deafheaven, Earl Sweatshirt, and more. We already posted some words and pictures about day 3 over at BrooklynVegan, but here are some more pictures for your viewing pleasure.
Chicago shapeshifters Dr. Manhattan are slated to self-release their new EP, titled BOLO YODO, on July 22. The EP's spazzy and hypnotic title track makes its premiere in this post. Tracklisting for the BOLO YODO EP can also be found below.
Dr. Manhattan have a couple of upcoming shows, including an appearance at Wicker Park Fest 2014 on Saturday, July 26. They'll play the Center Stage (headlined by Owls) at 5PM, sandwiched between Space Blood (3PM) and The Felix Culpa (6PM). Admission per day is a suggested donation of $5.
All known Dr. Manhattan dates, their new song stream, and LP info. for the BOLO YODO EP lie after the jump...
photos by James Richards IV
Death // crowd at West Fest 2014 on 07.13.2014
West Fest 2014 finished off on Sunday night (7/13) with performances by Death, Protomartyr, Turquoise Jeep, Ryley Walker, Mannequin Men, and more. Pictures from day 2 of West Fest 2014 are in this post (day 1 HERE). More below...
photos by James Richards IV
Lee Fields & the Expressions at West Fest on 07.12.2014
West Fest 2014 kicked off yesterday afternoon (Saturday, July 12) with performances from Lee Fields & the Expressions, Pink Avalanche, Jevon Jackson, Ssion, and many more across two stages. Pictures from day 1 of the street fest are in this post. West Fest 2014 continues today (Sunday, July 13) with sets from Death, Protomartyr, Turn To Crime, and more.
Pictures from day 1 of West Fest 2014 lie after the jump...
West Fest 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
West Fest 2014 is slated to take place on July 12 & 13 on West Chicago Avenue (between North Damen Avenue & North Wood Street) in West Town. The Empty Bottle-programmed main stage features Lee Fields & The Expressions, Death (who also play the Empty Bottle on July 12), Protomartyr, Ryley Walker, Pink Avalanche, Turquoise Jeep (yes, them), Turn To Crime, Mannequin Men, and more. You can check out the complete lineup with set times at the bottom of this post. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per day.
The full West Fest 2014 lineup can be found below...
Deafheaven @ Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 is just a month away (July 18-20), and a bunch of fest aftershows have now been announced. There are a few slated to take place around the corner from Union Park at Bottom Lounge, and others at Schubas and Lincoln Hall.
Here are your late-night show options...
photos by James Richards IV
Marc Maron at the Athenaeum Theatre on 06.14.2014
Comedian/podcaster/loveable grump Marc Maron hit Chicago this past weekend for a performance at the Athenaeum Theatre on June 14 as part of A.V. Club // The Onion's "26th Annual Comedy Fest." Maron bounced from topic to topic with ease, including the after life, ice cream, dining at Eataly, relationships, and the therapeutic power of traffic. Chicago via UK comedian Adam Burke got things started, and pictures from the Athenaeum Theatre are in this post. More below...
EMA @ the Empty Bottle in May (more by Milos Markicevic)
Pygmalion Music Festival 2014 is set to take place from September 25-28 at various venues throughout Champaign-Urbana, IL. The fest's initial lineup of Panda Bear, Sun Kil Moon, Deafheaven, Speedy Ortiz, Ex Hex, Mutual Benefit, Tycho, and more has now been expanded to include EMA, Into It. Over It., Owen, Maserati, Twin Peaks, and others. Three-day passes are still available, and single-day tickets are on sale now. Even more artists will be announced in the coming months.
Check out the current Pygmalion Music Fest lineup below...
Taste of Randolph 2014 is slated to take place from June 13-15 on West Randolph Street (between North Peoria Street & North Racine Avenue) in the West Loop. The music lineup for the three-day, food-focused street festival includes Minus the Bear, Delta Spirit, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Stagnant Pools, and more spread across three stages. You can scope the full lineup at the bottom of this post, and check out the complete schedule HERE. Admission is a suggestion donation of $10.
The full ToR music lineup can be found below...
Here is what's in store...
Wedneday, July 30Tickets for ALL Lollapalooza aftershows go on sale this Friday (6/6) at 10AM CST.
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
The Dismemberment Plan @ Pitchfork Fest 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
As discussed, the 2014 edition of A.V. Fest // Hideout Block Party is slated to take place on September 5 & 6. Its lineup has now been announced, and includes Death Cab for Cutie, The War On Drugs, The Dismemberment Plan, Mac DeMarco, The Handsome Family, Sylvan Esso, Plastic Crimewave Vision Celestial Guitarkestra, and more. The full festival lineup is listed at the bottom of this post. Two-day passes are still available.
A.V. Fest // Hideout Block Party 2014 lineup below...
Janelle Monae @ The Apollo in 2013 (more by Luis Ruiz)
Taste of Chicago 2014 is slated to take place from July 9-13 throughout Grant Park. The food-focused festival also features performances at the Petrillo Music Shell and a side stage at its south end. The Petrillo shows include Janelle Monae with Gary Clark Jr. on July 10, Jeff Tweedy with Lucinda Williams on July 12, Aloe Blacc with The Wailers on July 13, and more. Reserved seating for those shows is on sale now, and lawn seating remains free.
Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival 2014 is slated to take place from June 27-29 in Logan Square, along Milwaukee Avenue (between Kimball & Diversey). The fest's music lineup features powerhouse Minneapolis trio The Blind Shake, Landmarks, Electric Hawk, Night Moves, Treasure Fleet, Hologram Kizzie a.k.a. Psalm One, and many more on two-stages. You can check out the full lineup + set times at the bottom of this post. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per day.
Lydia Loveless @ Schubas in April (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Wicker Park Fest 2014 is slated to take place on July 26 & 27 on Milwaukee Ave. (between North Ave. and Paulina). The two-day street fest's fantastic lineup features Lydia Loveless, Laura Stevenson, Hop Along, Foxing, Owls, Space Blood, RJD2, Bonzie, Nick Waterhouse, JEFF the Brotherhood, Diarrhea Planet, Woods, Future Monarchs, Oshwa, El Ten Eleven, Young Widows, Maritime, Honeyblood, Miner, and many more. It'll go from noon-10PM each day and admission is a suggested donation of $5. You can check out the complete lineup and set times at the bottom of this post.
There are also a handful of WPF-related club shows happening at Subterranean and Beat Kitchen that weekend. Sub-t have an early show with Miner on July 25 (tickets), a late show with RJD2 on July 25 (tickets), and El Ten Eleven on July 26 with Kodak To Graph and Honeyblood (tickets). Beat Kitchen's got Foxing on July 25 with Pet Symmetry and Old Gray (tickets), and Diarrhea Planet on July 26 (tickets).
The full WPF 2014 lineup can be found below...
Lollapalooza 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
As discussed, Lollapaloooza 2014 is slated to take place from August 1-3 in Chicago's Grant Park. The fest, which features Eminem, Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, Spoon, Run the Jewels, Into It. Over It., Chance the Rapper, and more has now revealed set times for all three days. You can check 'em out below.Three-day passes and single-day tickets are sold out.
Lollapalooza 2014 set times lie after the jump...
Riot Fest Chicago 2014 is slated to take place from September 12-14 in beautiful Humboldt Park. The fest's 10th anniversary lineup features The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, The Flaming Lips, Descendents, Patti Smith, Social Distortion, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Mastodon, The Afghan Whigs, Superchunk, Mudhoney, Failure, Hot Snakes, Bouncing Souls, Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Orwells, The Menzingers, The Front Bottoms, The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, The Hotelier, and MANY more. Three-day passes are on sale now.
Check out the complete Riot Fest Chicago 2014 lineup below...
The third annual A.V. Fest // Hideout Block Party is slated to take place on September 5 & 6 this year. Early Bird two-day passes are on sale now, and the lineup will be announced on May 28. The 2013 festival featured Neko Case, Superchunk, The Walkmen, and many others. Stay tuned for more information.
photos by Brigid Gallagher
Yo La Tengo at Concord Music Hall on 05.01.2014
CIMM Fest 2014 music headliners Yo La Tengo came through Chicago last week for a performance at Concord Music Hall on Thursday night (5/1). Their 18-song set was heavy on material from 2013's great Fade and they also did a handful of covers, including the Sun Ra tunes "Rocket #9" and "Dreaming." Pictures from Concord Music Hall are in this post.
More pictures, some video footage, and YLT's full setlist lie after the jump...
Brian Wilson @ Chicago Theatre w/ The Beach Boys (more by James Richards IV)
CIMM Fest 2014 begins tonight (5/1), yet as with any festival, changes do happen. In this case, it happens to be a great one: the often reclusive Brian Wilson will be joining award-winning director John Anderson's From the Cutting Room Floor panel via phone/Skype. The panel takes place in the lounge at The Logan Theatre on Friday, May 2 from 8-9:30PM.
Here's its description:
More than 95% of footage shot for documentaries doesn't make the final product. In music documentaries, it's not unusual for classic performances, in-depth interviews and one-of-a-kind material - the stuff that the serious musicphiles consider gold - to wind up on the cutting room floor due to time constraints, legal complications and bad hair days. For the first time ever, Grammy-nominated director John Anderson, (Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE) - whose subjects have included Pete Townshend, Jack White, Neil Young, Ray Davies, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, The Beach Boys, John Fogerty, Emmylou Harris, James Cotton, Cheap Trick, John Prine, Eric Burdon, Tiny Tim, Kanye West, Andy Summers and John Cage - opens up his vault and shares with CIMMfest classic moments that have passed through his hands on their way to the cutting room floor.Festival passes (4-day + single-day) are still available.
Watch Brian Wilson and his band perform SMiLE live after the jump...
North Coast Music Festival 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
The 2014 North Coast Music Festival is slated to take place from August 29 - 31 in Chicago's Union Park. The EDM-leaning fest's initial lineup also features some great non-dubstep-y acts like Snoop Dogg, Little Dragon, Future Islands, Action Bronson, Bad Bad Not Good, ProbCause and more. It's the fest's 5th anniversary, and three-day passes ($150 +fees) are on sale now. Check out the complete initial lineup below...