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Mar 29th 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon with your family & friends, diggin' in the crates & listening to quality grooves. Sunday afternoon, March 29th, 2015. Entrance is Free w/ Canned Good or $5 at the door. Canned goods are donated to our local homeless communities. RSVP on Facebook.
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Chicago - No. 9
Beat Swap Meet is a Celebration of Vinyl Culture - Records, and Everything Inspired by them. A handful of Invited Record Collectors & Dealers from all over Chicago,
Buy Sell & Trade: Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, New Wave, Psych, Punk, Rap, Rock, Soul, and World 12's LP's & 45's on VINYL.
Entrance is Free w/ Canned Good
All Ages (must be accompanied by an adult)
Casual Drinking for the 21+
Vendor Questions? Info@beatswapmeet.com
(Reader)$5 or Free with Canned Good
Mar 29th 2015 @ 9:00 pm$5.00
Mar 30th 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Lo-fi rockers FAMOUS LAUGHS return to for one last show, as they bid farewell to Chicago at tonight's Free Monday. We've had some good times with these fellas - some good laughs, if you will - and we'll be sad to see their damaged but friendly tunes drift off into oblivion. We can assure you that their dreamy, well-placed melodies will grip your ears and take you on a breezy trip through the outer reaches of the sonic galaxy. Sleep well, sweet prince. Chicago natives THE FATHER COSTUMES strapped an acoustic guitar to a time bomb and they'll be waiting to explode as you slam $2 PBRs into your face-hole. These chill wavers have been boppin around the city for some time now, playing all the usual haunts on their way to our stage for a headlining set. The band's EP, The Mismade Girl - featured on their bandcamp - is your perfect Sunday afternoon coffee sippin, memory trippin, laidback, 5 track jam. We are ready for a beautiful close to our evening with THE FATHER COSTUMES as they send us off into the starry cosmic wonderland. The ornithology/dairy named BABY BIRDS DON'T DRINK MILK join us from NYC with choral, formative longtones reminiscent of DEERHUNTER's early-mid output. Their 2013 released album, Think Tone, is the collection of a year's worth of recording from Chicago to Ohio to Brooklyn oh my! Returning to our stage - and the city - tonight and playing second is Chicago three-piece LALA LALA, a grungey, lo-fi trio who's catchy pop and rock songwriting swims in a river of reverb. These ladies are using the show as a sort of Welcome Back From Tour show as they spent the last month touring around the U.S. on their way to Austin for SXSW. We strongly recommend you treat your ears to their debut tape (courtesy of Manic Static) before you catch em live.Free Monday
Mar 30th 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Tonight we're honored to help celebrate the release of Chicago folk-monster RYLEY WALKER's new LP, Primrose Green, his first for the acclaimed Dead Oceans. Last winter, Tompkins Square released All Kinds of You, an impressive album of acoustic finger style guitar tracks that saw RYLEY stretching his legs with a band in the studio. The new album, out tomorrow (3.31.15), continues the evolution of this "true American guitar player" with graceful flow and circular shimmers, not to mention a mixture of new and old Chicago players from the post-rock and jazz communities that add a visceral edge to the songs and give them a life of their own in a live setting. Flowing, earthy acoustic work cascades from WALKER's hands and he's been reborn as a troubadour, which he carries on exploring to this day.$10.00
Mar 31st 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Red Bull Sound Select, an ongoing program to support local music scenes and the people who push them forward, announces its March 2015 show with curator Empty Bottle Presents in Chicago. This time around we've got a left-field, co-headlining showcase featuring 60s psychedelic/experimental legend SILVER APPLES and contemporary electronic experimenter HOLLY HERNDON. It's a real cross-generational night of sonic mind-fuckery that also features to Chicago noise/synth maniacs BEAU WANZER and BRETT NAUCKE.
Every month, Red Bull Sound Select showcases are curated by local music influencers. Tickets are $3 with RSVP or $8 without RSVP. Save yourself 5 and RSVP.
@redbullCHI | #soundselect$3 with RSVP or $8
Apr 1st 2015 @ 9:00 pm
CHRIS FORSYTH's hypnotic compositions assimilate art-rock textures with vernacular American influences. Long active in the international underground, he’s released a series of acclaimed records as a solo artist that demonstrate a resolute engagement in making corporeal/cerebral music that transcends such subterranean realms, reaching instead for a bleeding-edge physicality and lyricism heavily influenced by his private studies with TELEVISION guitarist RICHARD LLOYD. This year's No Quarter-released album, Intensity Ghost, sees FORSYTH adding a full band to the recording process rather than recording it almost entirely himself. It's a change the Chicago Reader praises: "The dynamic provided by a real working band pays serious dividends, with an interactive spark generated by Forsyth and fellow guitarist Paul Sukeena that reaches toward the heights achieved by those aforementioned influences."$8 (advance), $10
Apr 2nd 2015 @ 9:00 pm
20 years and 2 million miles under the radar
Swearing at Motorists has come a long way since its birth as a poster for a fake band in 1994. A few months after the posters mysteriously appeared in record stores and music venues around Dayton, OH, Dave Doughman jokingly scrawled the name on a cassette of home recordings that he gave to friends, and the band was officially born, joining already established Dayton bands Guided by Voices, Brainiac and the Breeders in releasing music made in the Miami Valley.
The late '90s found S@M releasing a slew of 7" EPs on different labels, and after getting repeated plays from the BBC's John Peel and favorable press worldwide, the band landed a contract with the then new label Secretly Canadian. They released 2 EPs and 4 LPs on Secretly Canadian, including 2000's Number Seven Uptown and 2002's This Flag Signals Goodbye, both of which were named MOJO Magazine's "Underground Album of the Year" the years they were released.
Swearing At Motorists relocated to Berlin, Germany in 2005, releasing their last LP for Secretly Canadian, Last Night Becomes This Morning, the following year before quietly disappearing into the never-ending Berlin night... until now.$10.00
Apr 3rd 2015 @ 5:30 pm
The HOYLES consider themselves the real thing and use traditional instrumentation to play Texas shuffle, rave-up and honky-tonk music from country's true musical legends, for those of you who long for and recall the days when "country was country.Free
Apr 3rd 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Independent label Dine Alone Records has partnered with revered musician NATE MENDEL to release his first solo album, If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week, under the moniker LIEUTENANT on March 10th. Beginning today, fans are invited to stream a new song, “Believe The Squalor." Also known as bassist for popular rock band FOO FIGHTERS and highly influential emo act SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE, MENDEL is venturing into uncharted territory as the primary songwriter, guitarist and singer for his first solo project. Thought admittedly not an enthusiast of solo projects, MENDEL was determined not only learn to play the guitar and sing but also develop his songwriting if for no other reason than to prove to himself he could succeed. If a decent album came out of it then all the better. Despite only recently picking up the guitar and vocals, MENDEL found a natural groove on If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week. The music draws listeners in with sincere lyrics and keeps them moving with echoed, jangly guitars as heard on standout tracks like “Rattled,” “Prepared Remarks” and “Belle Epoque.” LIEUTENANT recently made its live debut with a string of warm up shows in Southern California and features MENDAL alongside CHRISTIAN WARGO of FLEET FOXES on bass, PAUL "PABLO" WILSON of SNOW PATROL on guitar, JORMA VIK of THE BRONX on DRUMS and the album's producer TOSHI KASAI on.$15.00
Apr 4th 2015 @ 9:00 pm$10.00