DC Show Alert – Yeah Gates Spooktacular

If you’re in or around DC this weekend, I strongly recommend that you head to the Black Cat’s backstage on Sunday night (Halloween!) for a great bill featuring three bands from the up-and-coming Arlington-based Yeah Gates record label – America Hearts, The Cheniers and Foul Swoops.

You can learn more about Yeah Gates at the label’s website, and be sure to head over to The Vinyl District to hear members of all three bands talk about their “scariest” concerts.

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Thursday 28 October 2010 at 11:19 am

VIDEO: Generationals, “Trust”

Missed this one when it debuted a couple of days ago. Thanks to Julie for the heads up.

This is the first track from the band’s new EP, entitled Trust, coming out on Park The Van on November 16th. Can’t wait.

Generationals – Trust from LaundroMatinee on Vimeo.

Posted under Babystew Home,Videos by Steve on Wednesday 27 October 2010 at 11:14 pm

VIDEO: Quiet Company, “Biblical Sense of the Word”

Via Paste:

Posted under Babystew Home,Videos by Steve on Wednesday 27 October 2010 at 9:21 am

Meet Apex Manor

Before we get to the music, just a quick note — given how lazy I’ve been with the blog lately (and how busy I’ve been with work), I’m looking for ways to keep the blog active without having to actually, you know, spend a whole lot of time.

Hopefully that will change soon, but for now, my plan is to start doing more posts but rely a little more on cutting and pasting. Yeah, it’s lazy. But it at least means I can link out to music I like, and stuff I think you ought to hear.

And so with that in mind, meet Apex Manor, the new band from Ross and Brian of the dearly departed The Broken West (pictured at right). Debut MP3 from the band follows at bottom:

Ross Flournoy founded Apex Manor after the 2009 demise of The Broken West. Named after his Los Angeles “zen place,” Apex Manor was the idyllic apartment of his close friend and long-time collaborator Adam Vine.

Having relocated from the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles to Pasadena, Flournoy was enjoying suburban tranquility, but his car wouldn’t start and he found himself isolated. He whiled away the days cleaning the house, sitting on the porch, and splitting tallboys with the gardeners who worked nearby. And battling a case of writer’s block.

Enter an unlikely source of inspiration: an online songwriting contest. NPR’s Monitor Mix was soliciting original songs from readers, giving the prospective songwriter one weekend to write, record, and submit. Flournoy decided to give it a go and set about writing and recording at home. At least he would be doing something with his time. The song, “Under the Gun,” turned out to be about the process itself.

Now feeling inspired for the first time in months, Flournoy began writing at a feverish clip, penning more than 25 songs, nearly a third of which were co-written by Adam Vine. Flournoy then teamed up with former Broken West bandmate Brian Whelan to record some proper demos, and Apex Manor was born.

The Year of Magical Drinking was recorded at three different studios around LA and was produced by Dan Long (Film School, Local Natives) and Brian Whelan. The full-band Apex Manor plans to tour extensively in 2011 including SXSW.

Apex Manor is Ross Flournoy, Adam Vine (if he learns how to play the bass), Brian Whelan, and Andy Creighton.

Apex Manor, “Under The Gun”

Posted under Babystew Home,MP3s by Steve on Tuesday 26 October 2010 at 9:31 am

Initial Tomorrow Never Knows Lineup Announced

Via the official announcement:

Schubas’ and Lincoln Hall’s Tomorrow Never Knows festival, now in its seventh year, successfully mixes acclaimed and up-and-coming local and national indie acts during the bitter month of January, to make TNK a one-of-a-kind Chicago event. Kicking off January 12th and running through the 16th, this year we are partnering with Metro to add a third venue for TNK’s Friday and Saturday nights, thus continuing the festival’s annual evolution.

The initial lineup looks pretty fantastic if you ask me — especially that Mystery Jets + Title Tracks show. I’ve been waiting for a chance to see Mystery Jets again since 2006. And I can never see enough of Title Tracks.

Five-day passes ($75) and single-show tickets ($15) go on sale this Friday at noon.

Wednesday 1/12/11
Lincoln Hall: The Helio Sequence with Guests
Schubas: Special Guest with Generationals, Drink Up Buttercup and Pet Lions

Thursday 1/13/11
Lincoln Hall: Besnard Lakes with Special Guest, Lia Ices and A Lull
Schubas: Markéta Irglová with Sam Amidon, Jeremy Messersmith and Guest

Friday 1/14/11
Lincoln Hall: Mystery Jets with Title Tracks and Guests
Metro: Freddie Gibbs with Rita J and Guests
Schubas: Special Guest with Fol Chen, Apache Beat and BRAHMS

Saturday 1/15/11
Lincoln Hall: Handsome Furs with Guests
Metro: To Be Announced
Schubas: The Boogers (daytime Family Series show), The Concretes with The Red River and Special Guests (evening show)

Sunday 1/16/11
Lincoln Hall: Little Dragon with Alex Winston and Guests
Schubas: Human Tim/Robot Tim (daytime Family Series show), S. Carey with Darwin Deez, Young Man and Sea of Bees (evening show)

“Special Guest” denotes a confirmed act we cannot yet announce.

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Monday 25 October 2010 at 10:18 pm

This Week In Chicago [October 25-31]

If you think I’ve been a lazy blogger recently, it’s gonna get a whole lot lazier around here today. No full show listings for this week — just a few of the more interesting shows going on this week (to me, at least).

Theoretically I’ll be Detroit on Saturday to see Guided By Voices again, but that’s looking slightly less likely than it did a few days ago. If I stay in town, I’ll likely be at the Empty Bottle.

Shows I plan to attend are in bold.


MONDAY
Aragon: LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip
Hideout: Robbie Fulks w/ Justin Roberts + band – Down With Children


TUESDAY
Aragon: LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip
Fireside Bowl: The 1900s, Shapers, Verma
House of Blues: GWAR, The Casualties, Infernaeon, Mobile Death Camp


WEDNESDAY
None


THURSDAY
Empty Bottle: Woven Bones, Frankie Rose & The Outs, Radar Eyes, The Sleepovers
Lincoln Hall: The Vaselines, Dum Dum Girls
Saki (6pm): The Black Heart Procession
Vic: The Cult, The Black Ryder


FRIDAY
Hideout: JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Soul Summit, more
House of Blues: Queensryche Cabaret


SATURDAY
Empty Bottle: The Soft Pack, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Purling Hiss
Lincoln Hall: The Morning Benders, Twin Sister, Holiday Shores, Oberhofer
Riviera: Bob Dylan and His Band
Vic: The Dandy Warhols, Blue Giant


SUNDAY
Crown Tap Room: So Cow, Tic Tac Totally
Empty Bottle: Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Soft Pack, Purling Hiss
Riviera: Mumford and Sons, King Charles [SOLD OUT]
Vic: The Misfits, Juicehead, The Turbo Vamps

Posted under Babystew Home,This Week In Chicago by Steve on Monday 25 October 2010 at 9:00 am

Jeff Tweedy Solo Shows Announced

Just saw that Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has scheduled a short 3-show solo tour on the East Coast for the first week of December. That seems to be the extent of the tour, unless he adds second nights in any of the three cities (there are open dates, after all).

It’s probably a good bet that he’ll be doing another solo set at the Letters to Santa event at Second City in December, as he has in years past. That event hasn’t been announced for this year yet, though, so I’m not positive it’s even happening.

Anyway, here’s the dates and onsale info:

Sat., 12/4: New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
Two ticket limit; pre-sale starts Wed. 10/27 via Front Gate Tickets; regular onsale Fri. 10/29

Mon., 12/6: Tarrytown, NY (Music Hall)
Pre-sale starts Mon. 10/25 via Front Gate Tickets; regular onsale Fri. 10/29

Wed., 12/8: Charlottesville, VA (Paramount Theater)
Pre-sale starts Wed. 10/27 via Front Gate Tickets; regular onsale Fri. 10/29

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Friday 22 October 2010 at 10:51 pm

The Big Beat Goes On

If you know me or this blog at all, you’ll know that I was, am, and always will be a die-hard supporter of WOXY, the greatest little rock and roll station to ever grace the airwaves (and internet).

Sadly, WOXY went quiet this past March due to numerous financial challenges, and with it went the voices of three extremely knowledgeable, entertaining and downright cool DJs – Mike, Shiv and Joe (Edited to add: and sometimes Paige!).

And while each of the DJs has maintained pretty active Twitter and other online pursuits since the station’s demise, there’s been nowhere to go to hear them talk about, or introduce us to, music. Until now, that is.

After several weeks of trial episodes, and a few months of publishing New Tunes Tuesday posts on his blog, Mike Taylor today officially launched his brand new Big Beat ‘cast, which features more than an hour of music, talk and all-around wonderfulness.

If you were a WOXY fan, or if you’re just a fan of good music and, more importantly, good radio, set aside an hour of your time and check out The Big Beat.

The Big Beat ‘cast 01 by The Big Beat

Posted under Babystew Home by Steve on Tuesday 19 October 2010 at 10:06 am

This Week In Chicago [October 18-24]

Solid week of music this week, if a little more sedate than the last couple of weeks.  That’s a good thing, mind you – I’m still trying to recover from the 1-2-3 punch of Forgetters/Guided by Voices/Greg Dulli last week.

Right now it looks like I’ll be the Empty Bottle on Tuesday for Henry Clay People/The Dig and Schubas on Wednesday for Avi Buffalo/New Ruins.  There are several interesting options on Thursday and Friday too, but I’m gonna wait until later in the week to decide what, if anything, to see.  I’m tempted to check out the Friday night show at Lucky Gator, as I’ve never been there, and I kinda dig the late-90’s emo sounds of LIPREADER.

Shows in bold are recommended shows, while shows in larger bold red are shows that I plan on going to and/or shows that I really, really think you should be going to. Sorry, no embedded videos or songs this week.


MONDAY

Beat Kitchen: Extraordinary Popular, Delusions
Bottom Lounge: Kinch
Double Door (Dirtroom): Jon Griffin’s Comedy Night & Zinger Showcase
Empty Bottle: Joan of Arc, Miracle Condition, Violent ARP Band, Thunder Power [FREE SHOW]
Hideout: Robbie Fulks w/ Kathleen Keane – Robbie Goes Irish
Lincoln Hall: Bloody Beetroots Death Crew, Jamaica, Midnight Conspiracy [SOLD OUT]
Martyrs: Tin Lynott
Ronny’s: Chotto Getto, The Matt Kurz One, Jake & Kyle Traveling Roadside Extravaganza
Schubas: Olof Arnalds, Doug Paisley
Whistler: CHIRP BENEFIT w/ The Eternals, Verma, The Great Social Mind Destroyers


TUESDAY

Empty Bottle: The Henry Clay People, The Dig
Evanston SPACE: Leo Kottke [SOLD OUT]
Hideout: Sanctified Grumblers
House of Blues: FX’s The League
Lincoln Hall: The Dirty Diamons, Ornery Little Darlings, The Juliets, Will Phalen & The Stereo Addicts
Martyrs: Night of the Living Entertainers
Mayne Stage: Masters of Percussion
Riviera: Band of Horses, The Besnard Lakes [SOLD OUT]
Ronny’s: Swim Ignorant Fire, Yoni Gordon and the Goods, The Red River, Reddelicious
Schubas: Kim Richey, Hannah Schneider
Subterranean: Din, Shred Aquarium, Good Work Johnson, Bbaatbifffs


WEDNESDAY

Beat Kitchen: The Creepshow, The Blind Staggers, Tracer Bullets
Darkroom: The E! Event – King and Queen, H20 Soul, Second City Citizen, Southside Slim
Double Door: Remington Pettygrove, Sarah Holtschlag & The Crosscuts, more
Empty Bottle: Animal City, John the Savage, Michael Michael Motorcycle, Putting Out [FREE with RSVP]
Hideout: Immediate Sound Series ft. Branch/Hunt Duo, Jackson/Kimmel/Stein/Labycz
House of Blues: Aaron Lewis of Staind
Lincoln Hall: Erin McKeown
Martyrs: Always the Villain, Raised on Zenith, Neulore
Mayne Stage: World Music for Pakistan
Riviera: Social Distortion, Lucero, Frank Turner
Ronny’s: Sam Vicari, Bo and the Locomotive, Holy Matter, Kate Myers
Schubas: Avi Buffalo, New Ruins, Whiskey Music
Subterranean: The Ragtones, Sunken Ships, My Cold Dead Hand, Slow Witch
Vic: Ingrid Michaelson, The Guggenheim Grotto


THURSDAY

Abbey Pub: Jordan Rice, Bubbles Erotica, Victor Cologne
Darkroom: Ode, Nick Jaina, Zach Pietrini & The Broken Bones, Michael Dean Reynolds
Double Door: The Soul Summit Dance Party
Empty Bottle (7pm): Benoit Pioulard, Battleshop
Empty Bottle (10pm): Mark Sultan, Mickey [FREE with RSVP]
Hideout: Chicago Short Film Brigade
House of Blues: Hank III
Lincoln Hall: Just Desserts #11 ft. Drop The Lime, Dark Wave Disco, more
Logan Square Aud.: Mushroomhead, Koheleth, Final Trigger, more
Martyrs: Bruce Katz
Mayne Stage: Sam Friend
Metro: Pepper, Brother Ali, Pour Habit
Quenchers: Hay Perro, The Von Ehrics, Thunderunderus
Reggie’s Rock Club: Reign Inferno, Ashes, Kommandant, more
Ronny’s: Warbrides, Old Painless, Blackbeard
Schubas: Black Prairie (ft. members of The Decemberists), Canasta, Honda Pavarotti
Subterranean: Brother George, Hope & Therapy, Daniel Lutz, Fall Fox
Vic: Dr. Dog, Here We Go Magic
Whistler: This Is England… with DJ Elia (of Scotland Yard Gospel Choir)


FRIDAY

Abbey Pub: Rock City 7, Norwood Park All-Stars, Vendooza, The Lawless Brothers
Beat Kitchen: Deal’s Gone Bad, The Rebel Angels, The Beatdown
Bottom Lounge: Enter Shakiri, Haste The Day, Sleeping With Sirens, more
Chicago Theatre: Cheech & Chong
Congress Theater: DEADMAU5, Die Antwoord [SOLD OUT]
Double Door: Legendary Pink Dots (30th anniv. tour)
Empty Bottle: The Gories, White Mystery, John Battles
Hideout (6:30pm): Chicago’s Finest Hour
Hideout (10pm): TV Ghost, Running, Loose Dudes
House of Blues: Great Big Sea
Lincoln Hall: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Willy Mason
Lucky Gator Records: LIPREADER, Young Livers, Cloud Mouth, Shit Heads
Martyrs: Big Sandy & His Fly Right Boys, Los Straitjackets
Metro: Deerhunter, Real Estate, Casino vs. Japan
Old Town School of Folk: Bob Mould, Tim Eriksen
Park West: Carolina Chocolate Drops
Quenchers: A Lull, The Wiitala Brothers, Evening Bells
Reggie’s Rock Club: The Clockwork Vaudeville’s Carnival Delirium
Ronny’s: Rollin Hunt, Callers, Rock Falls, The Spend
Schubas: The Alternate Routes, Barefoot Truth, The Kin
Subterranean: Parachute, Hot Chelle Rae, Joe Brooks
Vic: Blonde Redhead, Pantha du Prince
Whistler: Matt Schneider


SATURDAY

Abbey Pub: Green, Ladies and Gentlemen, Hushdrops
Beat Kitchen: The Arrivals, The Intelligence, Toys That Kill, The Gateway District
Bottom Lounge: Pelican, The Life and Times, Swan King
Chicago Theatre: Celtic Thunder
Congress Theater: DEADMAU5, Die Antwoord [SOLD OUT]
Double Door: Jackie Greene, The Apache Relay
Empty Bottle (7pm): Eugene Robinson, Jason Soliday
Empty Bottle (10pm): The Gories, CoCoComa, Hollows
Hideout: Hideout Dance Party Fall Allnighter ft. The Postelles, more
House of Blues: Anberlin Feat. Crash Kings, Civil Twilight
Lincoln Hall: k-os, Shad, Astronautalis
Martyrs (7pm): Kevin So
Martyrs (9:30pm): Hello Dave, The Dirty Blue
Old Town School of Folk: Special Consensus
Quenchers: Haymarket Riot, Speed Governor, Bats & Mice
Reggie’s Rock Club (5pm): Cattle Decapitation, Devourment, Knights of the Abyss, more
Reggie’s Rock Club (10pm): I:Scintilla, Comasoft, Violet Winter, Heaven Malone
Riviera: The Script
Ronny’s: Hunters, Hallux, Angel Eyes
Saki (4pm): Swiss Dots, A Tundra
Schubas (7pm): Daniel Martin Moore & Ric Hordinski, Cheyenne Marie Mize
Schubas (10pm): Great Divide, Paleface
Subterranean (8pm): Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses, The Rustlanders [SOLD OUT]
Subterranean (11:30pm): Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses [SOLD OUT]
Vic: Bill Burr


SUNDAY

Beat Kitchen: The Eli Story
Double Door: Arms, Organ Yank, The Sometimes Family
Empty Bottle: IfIHadAHiFi, System & Station, Nervous Curtains, Waxeater
Hideout: Chicago Short Film Brigade
House of Blues: Inbound Kennedy, Main Street Minority, Sons of Mary, Even Bigger
Lincoln Hall: Phantogram, Josiah Wolf
Old Town School of Folk: Max Weinberg Big Band
Quenchers: Nato Coles, Stuffed, Animal
Reggie’s Rock Club: Destrophy, Samsahra, Skinwalker, more
Ronny’s: The Blacklist, All Ages, Strong Army Robbery, The Ross Originals
Saki: Blue Ribbon Glee Club, Dust Bunnies, DJ Wisconsin (3pm)
Schubas: Tyrone Wells, Andrew Belle, Crown Point
Subterranean: Zion I, 1773, No.Try.Do
Whistler: The Part Five, Argo Navis

Posted under Babystew Home,This Week In Chicago by Steve on Monday 18 October 2010 at 9:00 am

Greg Dulli @ Double Door [10/14/10]

Fantastic show from Greg Dulli at the Double Door last night. If you follow my Twitter feed, you probably n noticed that I spent much of the day wondering out loud if I might skip the show because I was so tired. Honestly, I came pretty close. But then, sometime yesterday afternoon, the folks at Time Out Chicago tweeted that John Curley – Greg’s old bandmate with The Afghan Whigs – would be joining the band on stage last night, and my decision was made. Sleep would have to wait.

I am incredibly happy that I went. Greg and band were in excellent form, playing songs primarily from The Twilight Singers’ last couple of albums, as well as a few new songs from the band’s recently-completed new disc (to be released in early 2011, apparently). If you haven’t done so already, you can download the first track from the album, “Blackbird and the Fox”, here.

And then, about 30 minutes into the show, it happened… John Curley came out, and the band played a six song Afghan Whigs miniset, including “If I Were Going”, “What Jail Is Like”, “Crazy”, “Step Into The Light”, “Summer’s Kiss” and “Let Me Lie To You”. Greg even did a short “Miles Iz Ded”/”Rebirth of the Cool” tease toward the end of the show.

For a kid who grew up in Cincinnati loving The Afghan Whigs as much as or more than just about any other band I’ve ever loved, this was pretty spectacular. Yeah, Greg’s been known to play most (or all) of these songs with The Twilight Singers over the years, but seeing him share a stage with John again was awesome. I’m not a huge fan of indie rock reunions (unless it’s GBV), but I could totally get behind a short Afghan Whigs reunion tour. Let’s make it happen, people.

Greg Dulli

Craig Wedren

Posted under Babystew Home,Concert Photos by Steve on Friday 15 October 2010 at 10:10 am

Forgetters @ Subterranean [10/12/10]

More pictures! Fewer words!

Posted under Babystew Home,Concert Photos by Steve on Thursday 14 October 2010 at 7:55 pm

Guided By Voices @ Riviera [10/13/10]

One of these days I’ll figure out a way to find time in the day to actually write something on this blog again. Until then, pictures.

Posted under Babystew Home,Concert Photos by Steve on Thursday 14 October 2010 at 7:48 pm

This Week In Chicago [October 11-17]

Great, great week of shows in Chicago this week. If you don’t get out and see some music, there’s something wrong with you.

Shows in bold are recommended shows, while shows in larger bold red are shows that I plan on going to and/or shows that I really, really think you should be going to. Sorry, no embedded videos or songs this week.


MONDAY

Beat Kitchen: Extraordinary Popular, Delusions
Chicago Theatre: Belle & Sebastian
Double Door: Ryan Powers, Mike Golden, Simplesinger, Frank Ferro
Empty Bottle: Rabble Rabble, Dikes of Holland, Great Society Mind Destroyers, Stychnine [FREE]
Hideout: Robbie Fulks – Thelonious Monk vs. The Monkees
Lincoln Hall: Jennifer Knapp, Lianna Carrera
Martyrs: Tim Sparks, Nicholas Barron
Metro: Neon Indian, Prefuse 73, Class Actress
Riviera: Miike Snow
Ronny’s: Zikr, Adam Thorn and the Top Buttons, more
Schubas: AA Bondy, Quieting Syrup


TUESDAY

Abbey Pub: T-v ill, Angie Star, LadyTwist, more
Beat Kitchen: FM Supreme, Gemstones, BBU, more
Bottom Lounge (5:30pm): War of Ages, The Color Morale, The Great Commission, more
Bottom Lounge (10:30pm): Curren$y, Big Krit, Smoke D.Z.A.
Double Door: Helmet, Intronaut, Villain vs. Villain, Bruised
Empty Bottle: Turbogeist, Cool Devices, Slow Horse
Fireside Bowl: Call Me Lightning, Rollo Tomasi, Yeti vs. Yeti
Hideout: Sanctified Grumblers
House of Blues: Flyleaf, Story of the Year
Lincoln Hall: Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys, Jimmy Griffin
Martyrs: John McLean Group, Gyan Riley, more
Metro: The Temper Trap, Delphic, The Hundred In The Hands
Reggie’s Rock Club: Red Rebel County, The Dreadnoughts, more
Schubas: Young Man, Yawn
Subterranean: Forgetters, 97-shiki, Canadian Rifle


WEDNESDAY

Abbey Pub: Vehicle, Fire At Endsville, Five Foot nine, more
Bottom Lounge: Beer Nuts, Howler, Hi Fi & The Roadburners, more
Chicago Theatre: Drake
Double Door: Jason and the Scorchers
Empty Bottle: Red Denizen, Streetwalker, Angel Eyes
Hideout: Immediate Sound Series ft. Herculaneum
Lincoln Hall: First Aid Kit, Ferraby Lionheart, Lionlimb
Martyrs: Kevin O’Donnell’s Fall Spectacular
Metro: The Walkmen, Japandroids, Miniature Tigers
Park West: Marc Cohn
Riviera: Guided By Voices, Times New Viking
Ronny’s: Doug Burr, Monahans, Meryll, Tom & Elizabeth Stedman
Schubas: Jukebox the Ghost, Elizabeth & The Catapult, Ruby Coast
Subterranean: Machinegun Mojo, Chatty Cathy, Bear With Hawk Fist, Silhavey


THURSDAY

Abbey Pub: Chester Brown, Fresh Hops, Midwest Hype
Beat Kitchen: Grandchildren, Dinosaur Feathers
Chicago Theatre: Drake
Crown Tap Room: John Wesley Coleman, Magic Milk, surprise guest
Double Door: Greg Dulli, Craig Wedren
Empty Bottle: Haptic, Red Electric Rainbow, Sunglasses
Enemy: Wasteland Jazz Ensemble, Heat Death, Hoff/Rosaly/Stein
Hideout: Brent Puls, Social Studies
Lincoln Hall (7pm): Surfer Blood, The Drums
Lincoln Hall (10pm): Surfer Blood, The Drums
Martyrs: Barefoot Fred, Ten Foot Tail, Modern Conversation
Mayne Stage: Hosannas, Michael Golden, A Tundra, more
Metro: Four Tet, Matthew Dear, Jon Hopkins
Park West: Clay Aiken
Ronny’s: Mako Sica, Nicoffeine, Jewsus, Birth
Schubas: Bell X1 (acoustic), James Vincent McMorrow
Subterranean: Chaperone, Dastardly, Elephant Gun, Dylan Kloska
Vic: New Pornographers, Tokyo Police Club


FRIDAY

Abbey Pub: Rico (Santana tribute), more
Beat Kitchen: Rocky Votolato, Ha Ha Tonka
Bottom Lounge: The Octopus Project, Starfucker
Chicago Theatre: Sufjan Stevens

Crown Tap Room: John Wesley Coleman, Half Rats
Double Door: Bottle of Justus, Last Fast Action, more
Empty Bottle: The Felice Brothers, Adam Haworth Stephens
Hideout: Califone, Sonoi, Michael Krassner
House of Blues: DJ Mike Relm, Tittsworth, Dani Deahl, more
Lincoln Hall: DeVotchKa, Angus & Julia Stone, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
Martyrs: Graham Czach, Dave Miller
Metro: Rusko, Phaded, Boogymon, more
Old Town School (7pm): Patty Loveless, Radney Foster
Old Town School (10pm): Patty Loveless, Radney Foster
Park West: K’Naan
Reckless Records (Wicker Park – 5pm): Social Studies
Reggie’s Rock Club: Nomeansno, Ford Pier
Riviera: Massive Attack, Martina Topley Bird
Ronny’s: Communist Daughter, Me and My Arrow, more
Schubas (7:30pm): Tony Joe White
Schubas (10pm): King Sparrow, Pet Lions, This Is Versailles
Subterranean: Secondary Modern, Steve Stone, more
UIC Pavilion: Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool
Vic: Trailer Park Boys Live


SATURDAY

Abbey Pub: Da!, Radar Eyes, more
Beat Kitchen: Passafire, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Katastro
Bottom Lounge: 1349, Triptykon, Yakuza
Chicago Theatre: Margaret Cho
Double Door: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Langhorne Slim, more
Empty Bottle: Baseball Furies, The Brides, Ramma Lamma
Hideout: AIDS Wolf, D. Rider, Bad Drugs
House of Blues (Back Porch): The Steepwater Band
Lincoln Hall: DeVotchKa, Angus & Julia Stone, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
Logan Square Aud.: Raekwon, GLC, more
Martyrs: Jon Langford’s Skull Orchard, Sally Timms, Andre Williams and the Gold Stars
Mayne Stage: Old Canes, Suns, The Thin Man
Metro: Joe Pug, The Changes, Vandaveer
Old Town School (7pm): Meshell Ndegeocello, Helen Money
Old Town School (10pm): Meshell Ndegeocello, Helen Money
Permanent Records (Time TBA): Expo ’70
Reggie’s Rock Club: Sig Transit Gloria, Finishing School, more
Ronny’s: Dead to Me, The Reaganomics, The Sky We Scrape, more
Saki (3pm): Jon Mueller, Olivia Block
Schubas (7pm): Julian Velard, Julia Klee
Schubas (10pm): Nathan Xander & Witchouse, The Kickback, The Migrant
Subterranean: Official Margaret Cho Afterparty
Vic: Mike Birbiglia


SUNDAY

Abbey Pub: Rough Cut, The Sppony Bards, more
Beat Kitchen: The Wildbirds, The Black Atlantic, The Lighthouse & The Whaler, more
Bottom Lounge: Eli “Paperboy” Reed
Chicago Theatre: Mary J. Blige
Double Door: The Fuck You Kiss My Asses, Rodeo, The Heroine, more
Empty Bottle: Andy Ortmann, DAD, Bret Koontz
House of Blues: AP Tour – Bring Me The Horizon, more
Lincoln Hall: Lissie, Dylan LeBlanc
Old Town School (4pm): Catie Curtis + Terry Hendrix, Lloyd Maines
Reggie’s Rock Club: Early Man, Evile, Bonded By Blood, more
Ronny’s: Death Crisis, Rat Bastards, Eske, Culo
Schubas (4pm): Songcircle- Chicago Showcase
Schubas (8pm): Pepper Rabbit, From a Fountain, more
Subterranean: Dozens, Minneapolis Henrys, Thunder Power, Ziyad Asrar

Posted under Babystew Home,This Week In Chicago by Steve on Monday 11 October 2010 at 9:00 am

Matador 21: Day Three Photos [10/3/10]

And here, finally, are pictures from Day 3 of last weekend’s Matador 21 festivities. Sorry I didn’t get these up earlier — I hate being that guy that puts up photos so far after the fact.

Kurt Vile

Times New Viking

The Clean

Shearwater

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

New Pornographers

Liz Phair

Yo La Tengo

Guided By Voices

Posted under Babystew Home,Concert Photos by Steve on Sunday 10 October 2010 at 7:57 pm

VIDEO: Robert Scott, “Too Early”

First video from Robert’s fantastic new album, Ends Run Together, out now via import from Flying Nun Records.

Posted under Babystew Home,Videos by Steve on Sunday 10 October 2010 at 6:27 pm

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