Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A few Chicago music news bites

  • Chicago soul-rock favorites JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound have signed to Bloodshot Records, with an album titled Want More expected out sometime in the fall. In the meantime, they'll set out on tour after playing local shows June 16th at Ravinia (opening for Robert Plant & the band of Joy) and June 18th at the West Loop's Taste of Randolph fest.
  • Daytrotter.com posted a new five-track live session with Chicago songwriter Daniel Knox (whose latest album Evryman for Himself  was recently reviewed here on WCR).
  • Locally-based avant-pop duo The Loneliest Monk will soon release a new 7" red vinyl single on Kilo Records titled Hiding Places. It's out July 8th at Reggie's, when TLM will headline a lineup also featuring Stephen Paul Smoker and Flying Cars. If you purchase tickets in advance, you will automatically get a copy of the vinyl as well as a bonus photo booklet.
  • Greg Kot of the Tribune took a closer look at the Lollapalooza schedule, which was revealed last week.
  • Loud Loop Press has the details on a new outdoor concert series from The Empty Bottle, which will go down at the Illinois Centennial Memorial Column (2595 N. Milwaukee Ave.) throughout the summer. Scheduled to perform are Califone, Bloodiest, Thee Oh Sees and more.

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