• David Holloway
  • Dismemberment Plan

Though this week’s crop of Early Warnings is a bit small, the announcement of a Chicago stop on the Dismemberment Plan reunion tour more than makes up for it in my book. In honor of Barsuk’s reissue of the fantastically fantastic Emergency & I (four bonus tracks included), the pleasantly quirky indie-rock quartet booked a handful of dates (most of them now sold out) in its hometown of Washington, D.C., and along the east coast. As of right now, the Chicago show at Metro on February 19 is the band’s only one in the midwest. I’m going to go ahead and say that it’s probably a good idea to get your tickets sooner rather than later.

In other news, the annual Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival at the Congress Theater celebrates its third year by expanding into a three-day event and hosting shows at Double Door and Lincoln Hall. Only a few acts have been confirmed thus far, including headliners Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. I can only assume that some bluegrass and/or blues will appear in the lineup at some point.

Highlights this week also include Raekwon at the Logan Square Auditorium, Vincent Gallo’s Rriiccee at Lincoln Hall, Mavis Staples at Park West, and a New Year’s Eve show with Yeasayer and Health at Metro.

As usual, check out the rest of my list after the jump: