Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The 1900s scheduled for TV performance, weekend shows

One of Chicago's finest bands, melodic folk rock outfit The 1900s, is scheduled to appear tonight, July 23, for an interview and live acoustic performance on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight." The show will air on channel 11 at 7 p.m., and will precede two Saturday performances by the band in Wicker Park.

Last year, The 1900s released their critically-acclaimed debut LP, "Cold and Kind" (reviewed here), a gorgeous mix of 60s, Zombies-style melodies and indie pop a la Belle and Sebastian. As the band works on its next release, the TV spot and two Wicker Park shows - which will take place July 26 in-store at American Apparel at 1 p.m. and later at Wicker Park Fest at 4 p.m. - could be the last opportunities to see them perform for a while.

For a taste of the band's sound, you can download one of "Cold and Kind's" standout tracks, "When I Say Go," on their official site.

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