Friday, May 20, 2011

A few Chicago music news bites

  • The Taste of Chicago revealed the musical acts for this year's fest, set for June 24 to July 3 in Grant Park. Included on the list are a number of locally-based indie bands including Gold Motel, White Mystery, California Wives and Archie Powell & the Exports, to name a few. The full lineup and schedule is up on the Taste's website.
  • Chicago indie duo Pinto and the Bean have just put out a very fun video for their track "Robot Wars," which will be included on their upcoming debut album planned for release in July. They are also calling on listeners to help design their logo, which you can read more about here.
  • Greg Kot of the Tribune reviewed The Cars' Wednesday night show at the Riviera.
  • Pet Lions recently stopped by Giant System to film a live performance of the dreamy tune "Slow Wave" off their new album Houses. Check it out here.
  • In other music festival news, Logan Square's Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival (July 29-31) announced that JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, White Mystery & The Hood Internet will headline the weekend. Click here to see additional acts slated to play.

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