Discern: Five Years of Chicago Music photo exhibition

written by: Andy Keil on June 13, 2012

John Sturdy, a Chicago-based photographer, spent the last five years (2007-2012) photographing bands in the city for the likes of Chicago Reader and other publications. Tonight he’s got an exhibition of his work at the Empty Bottle between 6-9pm that will feature a special performance from Calibrated Crematorium (members of Mannequin Men, Bare Mutants, Landfill […]

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Tom Gabel of Against Me! to Become Laura Jean Grace

written by: Pop Staff on May 11, 2012

Against Me! singer, Tom Gabel, came out as transgender to Rolling Stone earlier this week. After battling with gender dysphoria for years, Gable announced she will take on the name Laura Jane Grace and will begin taking hormones and undergo electrolysis to transition. According to Rolling Stone Gabel only told family and close friends about her […]

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New Tours from Skrillex, Battles, Liars and Aesop Rock

written by: Rian Lussier on May 9, 2012

In an event that blurs boundaries between tour and music festival – Skrillex, Diplo, Grimes and more team up for a group summer tour, via train. The Full Flex Express tour will travel through Canada in July. Performers also included are KOAN Sound, Pretty Lights and Tokimonsta. The gang will head off from stop to […]

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Rest in Peace – Adam Yauch (MCA)

written by: Charles Poladian on May 4, 2012

Today is a sad day as Adam Yauch, better known as MCA and founding member of Beastie Boys, has died. MCA had been fighting cancer for the last three years. MCA was more than a rapper, supporting  Tibet through various benefits as well as directing many Beastie Boys videos. MCA was beyond talented and his […]

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This Week in New Releases

written by: Rian Lussier on May 2, 2012

New album announcements include Twin Shadow’s sophomore effort, new Michau and the Shapes as well as a new album and tour from The Gaslight Anthem.

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New Tours from Andrew Bird, The Walkmen and Death Grips

written by: Rian Lussier on April 27, 2012

Andrew Bird will be making his way all over America and across the pond this summer on tour. The tour will kick the off on May third in Philadelphia and come to a close in late autumn in England. Andrew Bird Tour Dates 05/03/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer 05/04/12 – New York, NY @ Beacon […]

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This Week In New Releases

written by: Rian Lussier on April 24, 2012

From the dance heavy tunes of Passion Pit to the heart wrenching crooning of Cat Power, check out this week’s new album announcements.

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Outside Lands Music Festival Announces Lineup

written by: Rian Lussier on April 17, 2012

Outside Lands released their 2012 lineup! The headliners include Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Stevie Wonder, Jack White and The Foo Fighters. The eclectic lineup also includes the likes of Beck, Die Antwoord, Skrillex, Bloc Party, Sigur Ros, Andrew Bird, Norah Jones, White Denim, Explosions in the Sky and The Kills. The festival will […]

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