Friday, May 26, 2006
Chicago Shows
With the end of May sneaking up on us like a Good Charlotte tribute album, let's see what concert gems June holds for the Chicagoland area.

June 1st - The Walkmen - The Metro
June 3rd - Blondie - Ravinia
June 3rd - The 1900s - Schubas
June 10th - Snow Patrol - The Vic
June 11th - Elvis Costello - Ravinia
June 16th - The Spinto Band - Schubas
June 23rd - Rogue Wave - The Empty Bottle
June 23rd - Calexico & Jason Collett - The Metro
June 24th - Fiery Furnaces - The Metro
June 28th - Seu Jorge - The Metro
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Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Pitchfork Opening Night Party
Could anyone be more excited about Pitchfork Fest than I??? I'm guessing not. If any of ya'll will be in the Chicagoland area the night before the indie-gasm fest, join me at the Opening Night Party Friday July 28 at the METRO. Headlining is Sunset Rubdown the FANTASTIC sideproject of Wolf Parade's Spencer Krug. Also there will be Indie-pop darlings Voxtrot promoting their latest EP, as well as comedian/writer/filmaker Eugene Mirman who has opened for comedy group Stella, The Shins, and Modest Mouse.

It is my sincerest hope that Wolf Parade will be appearing at Pitchfork Fest. With one of their members in town the night before, I'm beginning to wonder if that might actually come to fruition. Two more months to go!
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Thursday, May 11, 2006
Swedes and Aussies!
The Concretes and New Buffalo are playing at Martyrs' in Chicago! The show starts May 13th at 10pm, and tickets cost only 12 bucks!

You can't hurry love, but in this case, love is waiting for you on Saturday night!
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Thursday, March 09, 2006
PITCHFORK FEST (((The NEW Intonation Festival)))
Pitchfork has begun to announce the artists that are going to be featured at their festival in Chicago this year. So far this is what we've got:

Ted Leo/The Pharmacists
Jens Lekman
The National
Mission of Burma
Hot Machine

Another 30-or-so bands will be participating with announcements on every week up to the day of the festival. The two-day event is going to be in Union Park, CHICAGO, for only... wait for it... 30 BUCKS! If you calculate it out, it's only $0.82 per band. With the line-up so far, this is going to be a sick show. Tickets are on sale right ...

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Saturday, February 18, 2006
Stars, Nellie McKay, and Nada Surf
nada surf--mar 8, nyc, webster hall, $20 (also appearing mar 5 in chicago at the metro)
nellie mckay--feb 25, nyc, the allen room, $30
stars--feb 25, nyc, webster hall, $20 (also appearing in DC at the black cat, $12)

i have tickets for nellie mckay...and, i don't know who is a nellie fan, columbia records really fucked over her last album and it's still not out. fuckers.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2006
The most amazing band in the world (excluding D4 and the Larry Arms, shit... who else is left?) COSTANZA will be playing a set at the Note on Milly-walk-"A" ave, across from the Double Door.

The show is for the Emergenza Music Festival and it begins at 8p.m.
COSTANZA goes on at 10p.m.

Advance tickets can be reserved for 10 bucks by AIM = dontpushmesohard or by sending a message to the account at

This should be quite the performance of DCP (Drunken Chicago Punk) in it's pure-est form.

Band members include Zachary C from The Hemingway Method ( as well as Miles W from G.F.Y. and Brian W from Esparanto!

Also, we're told Ashlee Simpson and Kelly Clarkson were invited, as well as several local chicago-land celebrities... ok, it was just Bob Roooooooooooooarman. But still, that's pretty sweet, no?
Be there or be a JERK!
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Monday, February 13, 2006
Would you rather be punched in the arm or the leg?
That's what it's like deciding if I want to see Ben Folds in Milwaukee WI (3-12-06) or Decatur IL (3-14-06) seeing how on his latest tour he's decided to skip Illini U and Chicagoland all together! Let's see I can either go see him at the taint of the midwest or the asshole (respectively).
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Sunday, February 12, 2006
Maria Taylor is playing the Metro with Mates of State April 6th.

My brain, heart and penis just exploded.

...and for you lucky people who attend my alma matter they are playing three days earlier in Urbana @ the Canopy Club.
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Monday, February 06, 2006
Rhetorical Question...
If the Shout Out Louds had a baby with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, you'd have the noisiest -- yet hippest -- baby in the world.
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Sunday, February 05, 2006
Love Burns.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Elefant are playing the Metro Wednesday, February 8th.

Tickets are 20 bucks, which is about the same price you'll prolly end up spending on beer and shots on Murphy's Logo Night.

The rawking starts at 7:30pm, so you can at least catch the first half of American Idol.
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Wednesday, February 01, 2006
"When there's nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire."

How can a band's music personify sex? Well, I'll tell you how...

Arts & Crafts' very own Stars are playing Chicago's Metro February 17th, with Sub Pop's The Elected opening up for them.

Tickets are 15 dollars!
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Go-Go Gadget Go-Go Dancing!
Chicago/Champaign-Urbana band, The 1900's, are playing at Chicago's The Empty Bottle this Thursday, February 2nd at 9:30pm.

If you enjoy go-go dancing female singers, violins, and good, ol' pop-indie rock, Thursday night is your night.
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Monday, January 30, 2006
Here I am at a Broken Social Scene concert!
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This baby is my personal blog where I'll tell you -- the bored and clearly musically-inclined reader -- upcoming indie concerts in the Chambana and Chicagoland area, as well as anywhere else my favorite bands are playing. Furthermore, I'll post pics of me hanging out with my favorite musicians and anything else pertaining to my awesome life.

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Previous Posts.
  • Chicago Shows
  • Pitchfork Opening Night Party
  • Swedes and Aussies!
  • PITCHFORK FEST (((The NEW Intonation Festival)))
  • Stars, Nellie McKay, and Nada Surf
  • Would you rather be punched in the arm or the leg?
  • Rhetorical Question...
  • Love Burns.

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