No April fools jokes in here! All of this great news is true!
Normally i'm not one to regurgitate news that you could read 100 others places, but this is serious business, and proves Chicago is not fucking around.
First off, Kurt Vile will be playing the Wicker Park Reckless Records tonight at 7:30! Right down the street from Double Door on Milwaukee Avenue.
Listen to "Ghost Town" off his new LP "Smoke Ring For My Halo"
Vile's Subterranean show with J. Mascis is SOLD OUT, so don't miss this great intimate opportunity!
LES SAVY FAV, YO LA TENGO, and THE THERMALS headline newcomer's Green Music Fest third go-round June 25+26, 2011!!! Les Savy Fav are also playing the Subterranean. Tickets go on sale TOMMOROW!!! Don't blow it.
More info HERE.
Last but certainly not least, the BLACKOUT IS BACK!!!!
Via Gossip Wolf : "It's been five years since Horizontal Action magazine threw the last BLACKOUT, a festival that over its six-year run became one of America's most spectacular showcases of garage rock and binge drinking. But on May 27 and 28, HOZAC RECORDS is bringing the party back, and Gossip Wolf has the scoop on the lineup! A source in HoZac's upper-level management confirms that out-of-towners NOBUNNY, the SPITS, IDLE TIMES, K-HOLES, and READING RAINBOW will play, as will locals the BRIDES, MICKEY, HEAVY TIMES, OUTER MINDS, and RADAR EYES. The source also hinted that one of the headliners will be a beloved Australian band. That could mean HoZac recording artists and cool girls SUPER WILD HORSES, but it could also mean . . . AC/DC! For those about to rock, we salute you!"
Tyler Jon Tyler are going on tour, and I might be going along for the ride!
Towns thus far : 4/27 - 5/2: Columbus, Philly, Washington DC, Brooklyn, New Haven, Cleveland
Watch a video of Paper Mice at the infamous last Mopery show, and head to the Hideout to see them tonight...or hit up the 12 DIY shows happening this weekend so diligently listed at ACID MARSHMALLOW.
Empty Bottle's free "Music. Friendly. Dancing." headliner gets announced on monday. If I were you, I would set our RSVP in stone, right now. It's going to be a doozy.
I will have updates, including some Destroyer video, Lightning Bolt, etc throughout the weekend, so be sure to come back and enjoy.