top poster design by Christopher Neal.
Wild Ones' US tour with Typhoon and The Valley Below starts today! Dates below:
- 03/07 - Phoenix, AZ @ VIVA PHX
- 03/08 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace^
- 03/09 - Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf^
- 03/10 - San Antonio, TX @ Korova^
- 03/12 - SXSW
- 03/13 - SXSW
- 03/14 - SXSW
- 03/15 - SXSW
- 03/18 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle%
- 03/19 - Washington, DC @ 930 Club%
- 03/20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
- 03/21 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground%
- 03/22 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair%
- 03/23 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair%
- 03/24 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall%
- 03/25 - Hamden, CT @ Spaceland Ballroom%
- 03/26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle
- 03/27 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall%
- 03/29 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom%
- 03/30 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
- 03/31 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s%
- 04/02 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall%
- 04/03 - Chicago, IL @ Metro%
- 04/04 - Champaign, IL @ Mike N Molly’s
- 04/05 - Madison, WI @ UW Madison%
- 04/06 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
- 04/07 - Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose%
- 04/08 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room%
- 04/10 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird%
- 04/11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge%
- 04/12 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory%
^ = w/ The Valley Below
% = w/ Typhoon
The War On Drugs have already impressed many, including us, with the first shared track, “Red Eyes,” off their upcoming album, Lost In The Dream, out March 18 on Secretly Canadian. Now the band’s released a video for it, but seem way less impressed with the cast of characters that auditioned. Eventually they found some youthful exuberance and it does just the trick to jumpstart the band’s mood, right in time for their record release and accompanying tour. Chicago gets a stop at Metro on March 23 and it’s a show we’re all really excited for. Check out the new video and make sure to grab your tickets here.
Ever wonder what it would sound like “being strapped to the front of a moving train?” Well, according to The Faint’s Todd Fink, the answer is their new track “Salt My Doom” off their forthcoming record, Doom Abuse, which will be out April 8 on SQE Music. Talking with Consequence of Sound, Fink says the album is about “navigating your mind, your actions, the human interactions that prompt your decision making.” We’ll help you make one decision today – check out the new track!
The Faint is heading on tour this spring in support of Doom Abuse and will be at Metro on May 23. Get your helmet and goggles ready to strap into that “moving train” live and in person! Oh and make sure to get your tickets, too.
Source: SoundCloud / SQEMUSIC
As you know, Real Estate is releasing their new album, Atlas, this week, and they are also busy getting ready for their upcoming tour. Even more, they decided to let us all in on what went down during the making of Atlas by releasing a video blog that gives fans a glimpse of their recording process at Wilco’s Chicago loft. Check the video and make sure to catch them at Metro on March 27th.
Toadies are up to a lot these days! They will soon be embarking on a 20th anniversary tour, and they are also working on a new album which will feature their older songs recorded with different arrangements and instruments. They’ve just recently released a new track, (it’s a cover of Pylon’s “Stop It”), and they definitely do it justice, so we highly recommend you check it out and give it a good listen.
If you’re excited to see them while they are on their 20th anniversary tour, you’ll be happy to hear they will be here at Metro on Saturday, April 12.
There are two amazing things about the new Typhoon video. One, they pair their track, “Caesar”, with an unreleased track, “Reed Road.” We love unreleased tracks just as much as you do! Two, the video uses their live performance from the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR, so you really get to feel the energy of the place. And man, there is a lot of energy to be felt!
They put on such a great show, and we are excited to catch another live performance while they are here at Metro on Thursday, April 3. Buy tickets here.
BETWEEN THE SCREENS: STEVEN HOLLIDAY FOR GARY NUMAN
With Gary Numan headed back to Chicago for a Metro show on March 29, local designer Steven Holliday was tapped to create a commemorative poster. A recent graduate of SAIC, Holliday’s work blends a creative absurdity, love of bright and dark color, and a whole lot of city pride. The print for Gary Numan is no different and shows off Holliday’s playful way of mixing these elements to create a coherent and memorable piece, this time complete a Chicago cop car flying down and crashing front-end first on Clark St. in front of the Metro marquee. See more of Steven Holliday’s work via his website.
The 27-year-old Los Angeles rapper has done it all and, like the rest of us, knows he’s not perfect. In a Microphone Check interview, he’s thoughtful about his past and his new album, Oxymoron.
Last week Schoolboy Q saw his new album, Oxymoron, hit shelves and the critics equally hard. The album, Q’s third but first with a major label (Interscope), shows how far the LA hip-hop artist has come since his start in 2007. In celebration of the album’s release, he stopped by Conan where he performed “Studio” alongside BJ the Chicago Kid, showing the sincerity and level of comfort Q has on stage and highlighting how strong of a live performer he is. Metro is excited to welcome Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron Worldwide Tour on April 22. It’s a show you definitely don’t want to miss. Tickets are on sale now.