Friday, March 4, 2011

A few Chicago music news bites

  • The Empty Bottle is launching a new customer appreciation concert series called Music.Friendly.Dancing, which will feature one free (with RSVP) show every month. It kicks off next Monday, March 7th with Menomena, so get RSVP-in'
  • Last summer Second City's Late Live Show kicked off its initial run, featuring a talk show-style format with live music, interviews and comedy on Saturday nights. After a successful debut series, it's about to return for a new season from March 5th to May 14th. Expect musical performances by California Wives, REGO, They All Have Legs and more. Tickets and details here
  • Loud Loop Press participated in a bit of speculation on who's going to play this year's Pitchfork fest, set for July 15th, 16th and 17th in Union Park. Tickets are on sale today
  • Experimental Chicago band A Lull won't release their full-length, Confetti, until April 12th, but they have put all of the tracks up for streaming now on SoundCloud. Go have a listen to their truly unique sounds
  • City's Best Chicago was kind enough to interview yours truly about WCR and the Chicago music scene in general. I did my best not to say anything too dumb. Check out the Q&A here

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