Monday, January 11, 2010

Tomorrow Never Knows fest kicks off this Wednesday

Music festivals in Chicago might not be a rarity, but music festivals in Chicago during the harsh days of January are a completely different story. While it's some people would rather stay at home during the first year of the month than brave the elements to see live music, the annual Tomorrow Never Knows festival, courtesy of Schubas (and starting this year, the recently-opened Lincoln Hall), is a great way to tide the hearty souls over until the music-filled days of summer are here again.

2010 marks the sixth year of the festival and perhaps its most diverse lineup to date spanning 40+ acts. See below for a list of band and performance times, and click here for tickets as well as additional information.

Wednesday, January 13

Schubas: Laugh It Up, Kid (doors 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m.)

Lincoln Hall: The Dead Trees (doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m.), Adam Green (9:45 p.m.), The Cribs (11 p.m.)

Thursday, January 14

Schubas: Lasers and Fast and Shit (doors 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m.), Bear in Heaven (9:45 p.m.), Freelance Whales (10:30 p.m.), Surfer Blood (11:30 p.m.).

Lincoln Hall: Gemini Club (doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m.), Maps & Atlases (9:45 p.m.), Solid Gold (10 p.m.), Voxtrot (11:30 p.m.)

Friday, January 15

Schubas: Only Children (doors 9 p.m., show 10 p.m.), Truman Peyote (10:30 p.m.), The Hood Internet (11:30 p.m.), Neon Indian (12:30 a.m.)

Lincoln Hall: SHAPERS (doors 9 p.m., show 10 p.m.), Icy Demons (10:45 p.m.), Atlas Sound (12 a.m.)

Saturday, January 16

Schubas: EARLY SHOW - Paul Green's School of Rock: Women Who Rock (doors 1:30 p.m., show 2 p.m.) LATE SHOW - Peter Wolf Crier (doors 8:30 p.m., show 10 p.m.), Sharon Van Etten (11 p.m.), Final Fantasy (12 a.m.).

Lincoln Hall: Julie Doiron (doors 9 p.m., show 10 p.m.), The Rural Alberta Advantage (10:45 p.m.), Bowerbirds (12 a.m.)

Sunday, January 17

Schubas: EARLY SHOW - Paul Green's School of Rock: Women Who Rock (doors 1:30 p.m., show 2 p.m.) LATE SHOW - Netherfriends (doors 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m.), Pomegranates (9:45 p.m.), Skybox (10:30 p.m.), Clues (11:30 p.m.)

Lincoln Hall: Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers (doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m.), JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound (9:45 p.m.), Lee Fields & the Expressions (11 p.m.)

In addition, the festivities at Lincoln Hall will include the following DJs before and after sets:

01/13 | Mother Hubbard
01/14 | Kid Color
01/15 | Popstatic
01/16 | Scotty Brandon vs. Mr. Joshua
01/17 | DJ Misa

If that's not enough Reckless Records will host the following in-store performances throughout the festival:

1.14 | Bear In Heaven | Lakeview -
3126 N Broadway | 4:00
1.15 | Icy Demons | Lakeview | 5:30
1.16 | Bowerbirds | Lakeview | 4:30
1.17 | Pomegranates | Wicker Park -
1532 N Milwaukee | 5:30

And finally, for more information on Tomorrow Never Knows, check out this Sun-Times article by Jim DeRogatis published last week.

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