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July 31, 2013

Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)

Lollapalooza 2013 is just around the corner and if you aren't heading to the festival (enter to win a pair of three-day passes from us), you do have the option to check out the webcast from the comfort of your own home via The webcast schedule doesn't include every set, but boats Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, The Postal Service, The National, Local Natives, The Cure, Alt-J, and more. Check it out at the bottom of this post.

In addition to the webcast, iPhone and Android users can also grab a FREE official festival app. It includes a standard schedule (which can be customized), the festival map, and discovery // social media components.

The 2013 Lollapalooza webcast schedule is below...

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February 27, 2013

Primus @ NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

Primus have announced that they'll be embarking on a 3D North American tour this spring. The band, who are no strangers to 3D, will roll into Chicago for a performance at the Riviera Theatre on June 2. Presale tickets for the Chicago show are available now via Primus' website. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday (3/2) at 10AM CST.

All Primus tour dates and the music video for "Lee Van Cleef" from 2011's Green Naugahyde are below...

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September 4, 2012

Dan Deacon @ the Ecstatic Music Festival (more by David Andrako)

Dan Deacon, who was just here to play the North Coast Music Festival, has added a Chicago show to his large fall international tour. It'll take place at Lincoln Hall on November 7, and features support from Height With Friends, Chester Endersby Gwazda, and Alan Resnick. Tickets go on sale this Friday (7/7) at noon CST.

As mentioned, Deacon's new album, America, came out last week via Domino Records. You can stream the LP in its entirety at the bottom of this post. Dan also has a new phone app, which turns your cellular device into part of his light show. The app is available for free download via the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Check out a trailer for the app below.

An updated list of tour dates, a stream of America, and a trailer for the app are below...

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July 25, 2012

this guy was not at home watching the webcast (Lolla '11) (more by Grant MacAllister)

Like they've done in past years, Lollapalooza have partnered with Dell for a webcast of select sets at the 2012 festival, which is taking place from August 3-5 in Grant Park.

The full webcast schedule and a webcast trailer are below...

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July 10, 2012


If you aren't headed to Union Park this weekend for the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival, you can stream it from the comfort of home (or wherever) via YouTube. Single-day tickets are still available.

There is also a free official festival iPhone app available via iTunes.

Check out the full schedule HERE.

June 5, 2012

Wilco @ Civic Opera House in December (more by Matt Ziegler)

You might remember what we called "Wilco week" in December, the band's five-night run of hometown shows ordered by decreasing venue size (Civic Opera House, the Riv, the Vic, Metro, and Lincoln Hall). Today (6/5) Wilco released a FREE iPad book dubbed The Incredible Shrinking Tour of Chicago, which includes photos, setlists, posters, backstage videos, and more from the week of local shows.

Wilco have also recorded a Spanish-language version of The Whole Love track "Dawned on Me," titled "Me Avivé," to thank Spanish-speaking Wilco fans for coming to their headlining set at the Primavera Sounds Festival. Take a listen to the song at the bottom of this post and purchase it via iTunes. The band's Popeye the Sailor-themed video for "Dawned on Me" is also below.

Wilco's only area show this summer is a performance at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva, IL on July 8, with support from Andrew Bird and The Congregation. Tickets are still available.

Stream of "Me Avivé" and video for "Dawned on Me" below.

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October 29, 2011

The Drums @ Subterranean on 10/04/2011 (more by Zach Pollack)

Having just toured through Chicago with a stop at Subterranean on 10/4, The Drums will return to the city to play two FREE "secret" shows as part of the launch for the new Windows Phone. The events will take place at 7PM on both November 11th & 12th, are 21+, and can be RSVP'd for now. Part of that RSVP is forking over your cellphone number, hopefully only to be texted tickets (as disclosed).

NOTE: These are single RSVP's, no (+1)'s are available.

Good luck.

July 11, 2011


The 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival is less than a week away, taking place (as always) at Chicago's Union Park from July 15th - 17th.

Tickets for Sunday (7/17) of the festival are now sold out, however ones for Friday, and Saturday are still available.

For festival-goers, they've designed a free iPhone app. Grab it here.

If you can't make it at all, there is now the option to live stream the festival via their website.

To view more details including lineup and set times, click through to a previous post.

You can also view all official/unofficial festival afterparties here.