Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A few Chicago music news bites

  • Following last week's disaster at Pukkelpop festival in Belgium, Chicago's Smith Westerns spoke to Dutch TV station VPRO about being on stage just before it collapsed. Read an excerpt and view the entire clip at Pitchfork.
  • Daytrotter.com posted new sets for download from a couple more locally-based bands--this time it's My Gold Mask and Disappears
  • The second annual Design Harvest Festival, set for October 1-2 along West Grand Ave. (between Damen and Wood), has announced a music lineup programmed by The Hideout. Scheduled for Saturday are Califone, Santified Grumblers and Mar Caribe, while Sunday will feature Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band, Hoyle Brothers and Black Willouboughy.
  • Need some help justifying a North Coast Music Festival ticket purchase? Check out a list of 5 reasons to go to the fest on chicagonow.com.
  • Richard over at LoudLoopPress.com gave his take on O Is for Ornery, the new record from Chicago's Ornery Little Darlings (which you can snag on Bandcamp for just 50 cents).

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