Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A few Chicago music news bites

By Frank Krolicki
  • CHIRP (Chicago Independent Radio Project) announced their first ever "Record Crawl," which will involve hitting up a variety of Chicago record stores on Sunday, November 13th. Participants will score special discounts and gifts, and can keep the fun going at an after-party at Laurie's Planet of Sound. Details here.
  • You can add to your collection of Daytrotter sessions from Chicago bands with this new one from Distractions.
  • I'm not sure anyone was waiting anxiously for Wilco popcorn to exist, but here you go. Starting November 1st, the always delicious Windy City snack mainstay Garrett Popcorn will offer a custom Wilco tin and CD bundle. Four dollars of every sale will benefit the Jane Addams Hill House Association. And coming soon: the Wilco Chicago-style pizza. Kidding. Or am I?
  • The Chicago Tribune's Gret Kot interviewed longtime musical activist Joan Baez and got her thoughts on the "Occupy Chicago" protests going on in the city.
  • posted some great photos and a writeup of the recent Weezer show at Congress Theater.

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