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Cap'n Jazz at House of Vans Chicago
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Q&As with Mike & Tim Kinsella on Cap’n Jazz reunion, American Football, Riot Fest, more

Mike and Tim's band Cap'n Jazz is playing reunion shows again for the first time since 2010. Mike's band American Football are also continuing their own reunion. We caught up with both prolific musicians ahead of Riot Fest, Brooklyn Steel shows for both bands, and more...

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Cap’n Jazz reuniting again in 2017, playing FYF Fest

In the indie/emo world, Cap'n Jazz are more influential than ever. The band -- whose members went on to form American Football, Owen, Owls, Joan of Arc, The Promise Ring, Maritime and more -- reunited back in 2010 for a few shows, and now they're back once again.

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Rolling Stone lists the best emo albums; Chris Carrabba/Mike Kinsella/Get Up Kids/Saves the Day supergroup opening for The Promise Ring

Rolling Stone picked the 40 greatest emo albums of all time. Plus, an exciting NYC show was announced.

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Tim Kinsella releasing new music, a book, and artwork for Joyful Noise’s “Artist In Residence” series

Joyful Noise's 2015 "Artist In Residence" will be the influential Tim Kinsella of Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc, Owls and more. The announcement reads:Throughout his 2015 residency, Tim will be creating a plethora of new music, words, and art, including 2 full-length albums on colored vinyl, a 10" EP, a 7", a book, & a surprise art object - all featuring screen-printed artwork, packaged inside a custom wooden box...

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Victor Villarreal releasing a new solo LP (stream it), playing “The Joan of Arc Gang”‘s Chicago residency

Victor Villarreal of Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc, Owls and other bands, will release a new solo album, Sleep Talk, the followup to 2012's Invisible Cinema, next week (2/3) via Joyful Noise (pre-order)...

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UK site Drowned in Sound’s Top 50 Albums of 2014

UK music site Drowned in Sound is kinda the British equivalent of Pitchfork, albeit with a very strong community aspect to it. They just published their 50 Favourite Albums of 2014 list and while it contains many of the LPs we've been seeing on a lot of these lists, it's a distinctly not-American point of view...

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Hop Along played w/ Owls, opening mewithoutYou ‘Catch for Us the Foxes’/Appleseed Cast tour; Joyce Manor streaming LP

Philly indie rockers Hop Along just wrapped up a run as openers on the Owls reunion tour. That tour hit NYC this past Friday (7/11) at Bowery Ballroom where, despite being openers, Hop Along had the place packed and plenty of people singing along...

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American Football add California shows to reunion tour; Tim Kinsella reading from his new book in NYC before Owls shows

American Football (the reunited emo band, not to be confused with Everywhere Else Football which much of the world is currently freaking out about) already announced four reunion dates including three sold-out Webster Hall shows in NYC and spot at Champaign, IL's Pygmalion Festival (tickets)...

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Jade Tree’s entire catalog is now on bandcamp (Promise Ring, Lifetime, Jets to Brazil, Cap’n Jazz, Pedro the Lion & more)

We were just saying Jade Tree Records is back (though they say don't call it a comeback). The label has now uploaded their entire catalog to bandcamp with full streams of all the albums and downloads available for $5 or less...

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Owen playing The Studio before American Football’s Webster Hall shows

Owen in Chicago in 2013 (more by Zach Pollack)

Mike Kinsella is a very busy man. First he'll be behind the kit of the Owls reunion tour with Hop Along and Glocca Morra which hits NYC on July 11 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets)...

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