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Toronto's Greys and Philly's Dangerous Ponies are both (separately) on tour throughout North America at the moment. Both bands will hit Chicago on April 6 for a show at Swerp Mansion with My Dad, Truman & His Trophy, and a killer secret headliner (trust us, you'll want to be there). The show will begin at 8PM, and Swerp are asking that you make a donation upon entry for touring bands.

The pummeling four-piece that is Greys welcomed their great Drift EP last month via Kind of Like Records. They remind me a lot of fellow-Torontonians Death From Above 1979 and Metz, but are really making something far more abrasive than both of them. And it only feels right that Greys are coming to Chicago because if they'd been active 20-some-odd-years-ago, they would've fit right in with Touch and Go bands like Girls Against Boys, Polvo, and The Jesus Lizard. BV's Andrew Sacher recently profiled and spoke with the band, which you can check out HERE.

Dangerous Ponies are among the many Philly-based acts-- Swearin', Hop Along, Waxahatchee, etc.-- crafting hook-laden, indie-pop today. Earlier this month, they self-released a solid four-song EP called Tenderheart. It's a pretty quick EP at that (all four-tracks fit on a 7"), but is nonetheless worth a listen. It was produced by Algernon Cadwallader's Joe Reinhart (who also did production on Hop Along's Get Disowned) and was engineered by Reinhart and DP member Kyle Pulley at the Philly studio they run together, called The Headroom.

All Greys // Dangerous Ponies tour dates and streams of their new EPs are below...

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Twin Shadow @ Lincoln Hall in 2011 (more by James Chadwick)

As discussed, Twin Shadow play a MINI // RCRD LBL-sponsored show in a "not normal" venue in Chicago tonight. That venue is Lubinski Furniture in Wicker Park (1550 N. Milwaukee Ave.), and the show will begin at 6:30PM. According to the event's Facebook page, only the first 100-fans in line will get in. If you're set on going, get there early.

Happy Monday.

Twin Shadow @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As part of MINI and RCRD LBL's new event series, Normal Crashers, they'll be presenting "not normal" concerts in Chicago, Austin, New York, and Los Angeles in the very near future. Twin Shadow will be playing the Chicago event, which is happening on Monday, December 3. According to a press release, these shows will NOT be taking place in regular venues. Check out the Chicago event page for clues on the time and location; we'll let you know if we hear anything.

A few Twin Shadow videos are below...

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FADER and vitaminwater are hosting an Uncapped event in Chicago on Thursday night (6/14) at 8PM. The address, as seen on the flyer above, is 1052 W. Monroe St.. RSVP for admission (21+).

As you may recall, The Dead Weather played something similar in 2010.

Who do you think is playing?

Pictureplane @ 285 Kent in Brooklyn (more by Andrew St. Clair)

Knuckle Rumbler are hosting a "secret" loft show on April 27, with the great bill of Pictureplane, Alphabets, Supreme Cuts, The-Drum, and Abyss (of Pushbeats). You can get inside the loft space, which is located somewhere in the West Town/Wicker Park area at 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., by RSVPing for the FREE event.

UPDATE: The show is at Q4/Multi Kulti and is no longer free ($10 @ door). Your RSVP will only provide the venue info. Doors are at 9PM.

UPDATE #2: The show has been moved to The Dustbowl (3214 W. Augusta Blvd.). Doors are at 10PM.


As shown in the flyer above, Matt & Kim will play a FREE (21+) show at the Congress Theater tomorrow night (12/1). RSVP HERE.

(thx John)