Truth be told I usually see Old 97's just about every time they come through Chicago. And now that my future-ex-wife Lydia is touring with them it would even be more fun. However they don't have a Chicago stop scheduled right now (and I have seen both within the last several months). Here's some stuff of them together.
No need to go all the way toAustin for their Psych Fest, looking at the calendar our own Hideout has got it going on right now. The Thursday - Saturday lineup includes Outer Minds, Velcro Lewis and more!
Toy plays Beat Kitchen on Thursday and it's their first trip to Chicago. They will be the first new band for me to check out in 2014 and what I've heard sounds super-awesome. Here's a song from SoundCloud.
Jump Up Records is still going strong and hosted a great 6-band evening at Metro this past Friday night. DJ Chuck Wren is certainly worth checking out for Ska, Reggae, or anything in between. This is a good place to listen up for new releases and for the podcast.
Hey Folks, here's what I have for 2013. While I saw my fair share of concerts this year I'm nowhere close to the once-a-week I used to do. Same thing for purchasing & listening to albums. I've kept up with many but there still are plenty of 2013 releases I'm still giving a spin.
Here is what I have been listening to, see ya in 2014!
Weekend – Jinx
Deerhunter – Monomania
Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
Foals – Holy Fire
Savages – Silence Yourself
Phosphorescent – Muchacho
Disappears – Era
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Mikal Cronin - MCII
Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe
Honorable Mention: Shovels & Rope, Superchunk, Kurt Vile, Low, Okkervil River, Palma Violets, Thermals & Surfer Blood.