Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A few Chicago music news bites

  • Riot Fest & Carnival, which will take place September 14-16 at Humboldt Park and Congress Theater, has released its first wave of artists announcements. Among the bands revealed so far are Rise Against, Iggy & the Stooges, Elvis Costello, The Gaslight Anthem, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Built to Spill, White Mystery and many others. You can check out the full list so far plus ticket info and additional details here.
  • Chicago favorites Canasta are celebrating their 10th anniversary. In honor of existing for a decade they'll play a show on June 2nd at Schubas, the same place they played their very first show back in 2002. To coincide, a Daytrotter session will also be released on June 1st. Click here for tickets and more info on the show.
  • reviewed of Maps & Atlases new LP, Beware and be Grateful.
  • Chicago Mixtape talked to Quintron prior to Saturday's Quintron and Miss Pussycat show at the Empty Bottle (which our own Andrew Hertzberg reviewed). Listen to the interview here.
  • Gapers Block has a review of Saturday's Andrew Bird show at the Auditorium Theatre.

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