This week’s Early Warnings include Deerhunter, Frightened Rabbit, the National, New Pornographers, Gaslight Anthem, Dirty Projectors, the Umbrella Music Festival, Social Distortion, Magic Kids, and Wavves.
The lay of the land, critics’ picks, and afterparties
This week’s Early Warnings include the Big Pink, Coliseum, Blitzen Trapper, Phoenix, Devo, the Chicago Jazz Festival, the National, Shonen Knife, and Wavves.
The first week of Pavement’s European tour: Dublin, Glasgow, Paris, and Amsterdam.
Jim Kirk leaves Bloomberg News to join the Chicago News Cooperative as managing editor.
The Lollapalooza lineup: reactions and predictions
What you need to know before you go
Intro | Saturday | Sunday friday17 5 PM Tortoise I never saw Tortoise as radical reinventors of rock. To me it just looked like they had good taste, deep curiosity, and remarkable focus; what other people called “postrock” was just the band following their interests where they led, using whatever atypical instrumentation it took to […]
Intro | Friday | Sunday saturday18 1 PM Disappears Initially a recording project for Brian Case (formerly of the 90 Day Men and currently with the on-hiatus Ponys) and Graeme Gibson (formerly of Boas and currently with the Fruit Bats), now a tightly wound live quartet, Disappears are one of the Chicago scene’s most promising […]
Intro | Friday | Saturday sunday19 1 PM Michael Columbia Like many of the mostly local bands in the incestuous circle surrounding the Obey Your Brain label, Chicago trio Michael Columbia plays an avant-garde brand of jazz-inflected funk that might come off as pretentious if it weren’t buoyed by such a sense of fun. On […]