Monday, March 11, 2013

A few Chicago music news bites

  • Indie-blues-rock trio Bailiff are planning to record their sophomore album (the follow-up to 2011's Red Balloon) in April, and are looking to help fund it via a Kickstarter campaign that will run until March 22nd.
  • Geronimo! are set to release the third tape in their "Buzz Yr Girlfriend" cassette series on March 29th (which also happens to be the fifth anniversary of their first show). The tape is called "Buzz Yr Girlfriend Vol. 3: The Metal David Byrne," and as a bonus the band will also be making their 2012 LP Exanimate available for free download via Bandcamp for 5 days starting on the 29th.
  • The Kickback have debuted a new tour manager, who also happens to be a puppet. They'll also be out with a pair of new singles at the end of the month.
  • It's March Cover Madness in the Archie Powell & the Exports camp. Not only are the band posting videos of their favorite covers to their Facebook and Twitter pages every day of the month, they're also posting their own covers on Fridays. Check out the first, a take on J Geils Band's "Centerfold," here.
  • Already thinking ahead to another summer filled with music festivals? Check out some recent announcements for Pitchfork festival's lineup, including Joanna Newsom, Breeders, Swans and more (joining previously announced headliners Belle & Sebastian, R. Kelly and Bj√∂rk).

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