Last week Riot Fest Presents, Rock Sin Anestesia, Metronome, and Star Events announced the debut of Ruido Fest, which they claim is the first three-day, multistage outdoor festival in the U.S. devoted to Spanish-language rock and Latin alternative music—and it’s happening in Pilsen this summer! Top-tier acts booked for the fest, which takes over Addams Park from Fri 7/10 till Sun 7/12, include Mexico City alt-rock kings Cafe Tacvba, LA fusion group Ozomatli, and Monterrey electronic-rock outfit Kinky (who also play Double Door on Wed 5/20). Three-day general-admission passes cost $114.99 (cheaper versions have sold out), and single-day passes go on sale soon.
Gossip Wolf is totally bummed to report that local psych-garage trippers Radar Eyes are calling it quits. According to guitarist Anthony Cozzi, who’s been playing shows lately with British duo Ultimate Painting, “The split is amicable and mostly due to general adult life stuff taking precedence.” Fans have a couple more chances to catch the band live: they play with Negative Scanner and Gel Set at Township on Sat 5/2, and they perform a final show on Fri 6/5 at the Hideout with Sun Splitter and Walking Bicycles. Cozzi adds that Radar Eyes have almost finished recording their second LP, which they plan to release digitally.
Speaking of Sat 5/2, Gossip Wolf should mention two record-release shows that night! Industrial-electro rockers Killwave—who sound like mid-90s Bowie singing for Front 242—will celebrate the album Death by Distortion at the Hideout, with support from Carried by Currents and Republic of Lights. And snazzy indie-rock trio Vaya release the bouncy, clanging EP Stay Rad Forever (Part 1)—whose spray-painted CD and tape versions helpfully include “printed instructions on how to stay rad forever”—at DIY space Young Camelot, joined by Oshwa, Foul Tip, and others. For details, message Young Camelot via its Facebook page. v
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