Monday, November 7, 2011

A few Chicago music news bites

By Frank Krolicki
  • 2012's Tomorrow Never Knows fest--set for January 11-15th--confirmed an initial batch of artists, including The Walkmen, Grouplove, Chairlift, Tycho, Active Child, Caveman, Nadastrom and more. Stay tuned for additional announcements and get a jump on tickets starting this Friday at noon.
  • Gapers Block wrote up the Halloween weekend show at Double Door featuring two Chicago rock powerhouses: White Mystery and JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. It's complete with photos of the festivities, so you can see the White siblings rockin' out in their Wonder Woman and Spiderman costumes.
  • Kilo Records announced that Chicago's one-man musical force of nature Netherfriends has joined their roster of artists. They're so excited about working with Shawn Rosenblatt that they even photoshopped him into a picture of the Dream Team. The first Kilo/Netherfriends release will be called Middle America, consist of the first 12 songs from Shawn's 50 Songs 50 States project, and come out in February 2012.
  • Logan Square bar/music venue The Whistler is having its second annual talent show this Thursday, November 10th, and are looking for participants. All talents welcome, they say, so sign up here and show 'em what you've got.
  • Sound Opinions hosts and music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot will lead a discussion on the future of music this Friday, November 11th as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Details here.

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