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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

INCOMING: Dunn Dunn Fest #2 THIS Weekend

Harmonica Dunn’s Dunn Dunn Fest 
is Back THIS Weekend!

You might be done done with Winter madness, but a bit of Dunn Dunn Fest will have you grinnin' again.  We've marked ChiIL Live Shows' must sees below.

DUNN DUNN FEST – 2014 - “3 Nights. 4 Venues. Celebrating American Music”
Dunn Dunn Fest 2013 was such a great success, that they're back at it again this year.
Over 700 people attended the inaugural Dunn Dunn Fest! 
A limited amount of 3-Day passes are now on sale for only $30! Save $20 and gain access to all 4 shows.

MOON TAXI will headline Dunn Dunn Fest 2014 on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at Subterranean.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at Tonic Room w/ TRISTEN, CHICAGO FARMER, and RYAN JOSEPH ANDERSON
**ChiIL Picks List:  Friday, February 21st, 2014 at The Hideout w/ *MARTIN VAN RUIN, THE WHISKEY GENTRY, & MICHELE MCGUIRE

**ChiIL Picks List:  Friday, February 21st, 2014 at Beat Kitchen w/ the SOIL & the SUN*GREAT DIVIDE and SAFE HAVEN

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at Subterranean w/ MOON TAXI, DANIEL ELLSWORTH & THE GREAT LAKES and SANTAH | GET TICKETS 

Interested in volunteering with Dunn Dunn Fest?

Click here for the full fest site.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

BLACK TUSK Announce New Headline Dates-11/17 Subterranean

**Check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.   We have an exclusive video interview with Black Tusk and more live show shots from their set at Reggies Rock Club coming soon.**

In addition to their North American headline tour scheduled to begin this October, Savannah, Georgia's BLACK TUSK have announced three new headline dates.   These dates are part of the release party weekend for the new Split 7" that BLACK TUSK recorded with fellow Savannah metallers Dead Yet?  The 7" is being released on Hyperrealist Records.  These dates are scheduled for the weekend of September 21st in Jacksonville, FL, Savannah, GA, and Columbia, SC

BLACK TUSK will be embarking on a North American headline tour beginning October 13th in Johnson City, TN and wrapping up October 24th in Portland, Oregon.  

Following their headline run, BLACK TUSK will be on the road providing direct support to label mates Red Fang.  This run will kick off October 26th in Sacramento, CA and run through November 21st in Boise, ID.   A complete list of all dates can be found below.

BLACK TUSK is touring in support of their latest release Set The Dial which is streaming in full at this location.  The album is available for purchase via here and iTuneshere

Updated BLACK TUSK news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website and BLACK TUSK Facebook page.

Split 7" Release Party Weekend

9/21: Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar

9/22: Savannah, GA @ The Jinx

9/23: Columbia, SC @ The New Brookland Tavern

Fall North American Headline Tour: 

10/13: Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway

10/14: Nashville, TN @ The End w/ Skeletonwitch

10/15: Louisville, KY @ Magbar

10/16: Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia

10/17: Indianapolis, IN @ The Jukebox

10/18: Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail

10/19: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

10/21: Billings, MT @ Manny's

10/22: Spokane, WA @ The A Club

10/23: Seattle, WA @ Highline

10/24: Portland, OR @ Plan B
*** Oct 26-Nov 9 w/ Red Fang & Lord Dying ***
10/26: Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's

10/27: San Francisco, CA @ Slim's

10/28: West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour

10/30: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

10/31: Tucson, AZ @ Plush

11/1: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

11/2: Amarillo, TX @ 12052 Event Center

11/4: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs

11/5: Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves

11/6: Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café

11/7: Atlanta, GA @ Club 529

11/8: Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade

11/9: Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
*** Nov 10-21 w/ Red Fang & Indian Handcrafts ***
11/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

11/11: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

11/12: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

11/13: Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs

11/15: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

11/16: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

11/17: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean

11/19: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

11/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

11/21: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
BLACK TUSK Headlines
11/28: Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Chi, IL Live Shows On Our Radar--Callers at Sub-T 9/15

      Photo Credit: Aaron Stern
This September, Callers are hitting the road with Wye Oak for a string of North American tour dates in what is the first series of live performances to celebrate the release of their new album, Reviver. Out October 9th on Partisan, the record bursts with charisma, highlighted by its bold instrumentation and the unmistakable electricity of Sara Lucas' soaring vocals, evident in their current single "Howard 2 Hands." That voice, combined with the addition of two new members, makes for an ambitious live show that will intrigue even the toughest of critics.

And in another sonically fitting match, Callers will be playing with Dirty Projectors this Sunday, August 19th, in Boston at the Paradise Rock Club. Check out their full run of dates below and don't miss out on a chance to see some truly exceptional musicians take the stage. 
Reviver is a statement on power, rhythm and beauty.
The third LP from Callers, made up of long time collaborators Sara Lucas and Ryan Seaton, will be released on October 9th on Partisan Records.
While Sara grew up enveloped by R & B, Motown, gospel and jazz in St. Louis, Ryan was 400 miles away in Little Rock, nurtured by a community of eccentric artists and musicians, collaborating on ad hoc punk shows by the riverbank. Both musicians intuitively grasped the commitment to craft in their peers and mentors, shaping their purpose to create a strong, clear statement of their own.
New Orleans was the place that brought them together, the place where their first song was recorded over a landline, their first EP from a mic hanging on the ceiling fan. Sara's freedom of expression, her ease of phrasing, the effortlessness and transcendence of her voice drew Ryan to working with her, while Sara was undeniably drawn to his vast arrangements, particular style, and grasp of musical realms.
Providence emerged as the hub for support and sustained creative advice, a second EP recorded amongst ghosts in the attic, and the source of collaboration with Keith Souza and Seth Manchester of acclaimed recording studio Machines with Magnets (Battles, Fang Island, Psychic Paramount.) Finally, Brooklyn became the city they now call home, leading to the creation of two LPs, Fortune and Life of Love.
With Brooklyn also came transition: after offering a new interpretation on Life of Love and Reviver, Don Godwin amicably moved on from the project at the latter's completion. Meanwhile, Keith and Seth's involvement in the production and development of Reviver thrived, ultimately inspiring them to join the band.
Reviver stands as the most fully realized vision Callers has as artists. Influenced by the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks,  "Heroes" and "Reviver" capitalize on a fierce spirit with driving rhythms and a hardened determination, while "Good Years" and "Your Finest" emphasize grandiose crescendos, idiosyncratic melodies and the complexity of surprise. On the album's title track, one witnesses the satisfaction and strength they feel by attaining clarity: "We are older than ourselves / I'm your Reviver."

Links /

Upcoming Tour Dates /
08/19 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA *09/13 - Mr. Small's Theatre - Millvale, PA #
09/14 - The Bishop - Bloomington, IN #
09/15 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL
09/17 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON #
09/18 - Bug Jar - Rochester, NY #
09/20 - Music Hall Of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY #
09/21 - Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ #
09/22 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA #
09/23 - Black Cat - Washington, DC # 
* with Dirty Projectors
# with Wye Oak 

Reviver | Tracklisting /

01. Good Years
02. Heroes
03. Your Finest
04. Crush Times
05. Long Control
06. Reviver
07. Turning
08. Its A Ringer
09. Antenna
10. Howard 2 Hands

Release Date: October 9th on Partisan Records

Quotes /

"Callers move in mysterious ways. The Brooklyn-by-way-of-New Orleans trio mixes a sort of jazzy folk with snatches of wildly disparate stuff like prog and slowcore, Eastern-flecked drone, gauzy 50s pop, turn-on-a-dime post-punk. It's stark in execution, dazzling in effect." Pitchfork
"Brooklyn's Callers make an indescribable, codeine-ready micro-ruckus that straddles some downtown-via-Bedford line between grandiose indie rock gestures, art-jazz slither, dusty folk, and swooning soul." Village Voice
"The spare and powerful guitar-and-drums arrangements of Callers provide a dynamic setting for the extraordinary voice of singer Sara Lucas. These former southerners have moved from New Orleans to Brooklyn, bringing with them a bluesy vibe that fits nicely with their sense of daring and experimentation." WNYC
"A textural/experimental streak runs through Seaton's guitar playing, showing influences of Ben Monder when in jazz mode, Loren Mazzacane Connors in bluesier settings. Lucas' octave-jumping and sudden shifts from sweetness to sorrow evoke the young Joni Mitchell, although she has her own personality. Folk singers-songwriters aficionados need to pay attention: either Callers will be the next big thing on the scene." All Music Guide
"Like a dark horse on a crooked mile, Brooklyn duo Callers kicks up dusty folk & blues on its intensely intimate debut, Fortune." 
Austin Chronicle

Friday, November 4, 2011

Akasha Opening for The Toasters at Subterranean-11-3-11

It was our pleasure to hear Chicago locals, Akasha, bring their sweet Reggae to Sub-T last Thursday, opening for the legendary Toasters.   

Check 'em out around town where they frequently play some of our favorite venues like Hideout and Double Door.

They've got a new release out and you can check out all the details on their main site.

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