Teaser Thursdays: Neverland’s Summer Olympics
We're celebrating Pride this week at Metro/Smart Bar, and we're thrilled to welcome Neverland for their "Summer Olympics" themed party this Saturday night! ChicagoPride.com sat down with Neverland's Co-Founder and Creative Director Anthony DiFiore to talk about the party.

"This is our first major Neverland at a big concert venue, so we chose a fun theme for summer that everyone can get into," DiFiore said of their choice for 'Summer Olympics.' "Dressing up in sports gear or Olympics gear can be sexy, or can be creative and intriguing if people go the route of a sport like fencing."

"... we've been waiting for two years for a stage the size of the one at Metro -- there's so much drama and excitement you can create on a big stage," DiFiore said. "Aside from the music, the performers, the costumes and the walking art, the stage installation alone is worth the admission price, and will bring this party up to the level of major gay dance parties around the country."

You can read the entire article here. Tickets will be available at the door as well as in advance!

Posted on Thursday June 26



OWEN PALLETT REMIXED BY DJ RASHAD AND DJ SPINN


Less than a month ago Owen Pallett, the Oscar Nominated composer and pop violinist, released his latest album "In Conflict" and is on the move yet again with the release of a few remixed versions of latest single “Song for Five & Six.” With remixed songs there is always that risk of the DJ going a bit overboard and completely losing the novelty of the original song. Luckily in this case it is the exact opposite. Since Pallett’s music already thrives on a series of synthetic loops and angelic vocals, each DJ was able to enhance those features and provide a refreshing twist to the uniqueness of Pallett's latest single in three exclusive tracks. “Song for Five & Six” was remixed by Ada, the Cyclist, and the late DJ Rashad was accompanied by his frequent collaborator, DJ Spinn.

Owen Pallett is scheduled to hit the Metro on September 4 for a memorable performance that you won’t want to miss. Tickets are available here!

Posted on Tuesday June 24



ON SALE TODAY (FRIDAY 6/20) @ NOON IN METRO:
Saturday, July 19: EARL SWEATSHIRT * MICK JENKINS
Buy tickets HERE

Thursday, September 18: J. RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS * PUJOL
Buy tickets HERE

Tuesday, October 7: BANKS: THE GODDESS TOUR
Buy tickets HERE

Tuesday, November 11: ST. LUCIA
Buy tickets HERE

Posted on Friday June 20



STROMAE VISITS SETH MEYERS
Stromae, the dance-pop singer from Belgium, made his US television debut this week on Late Night with Seth Meyers where he performed a theatrical version his dangerously infectious hit song “Papaoutai.” Although he sings completely in French, Stromae has flawlessly transcended every crowd into a massive dance party after just one song. It’s something about his elastic dance moves and assorted blend of European hip-hop beats that has the whole world talking about him. His breakout single hit number one in 16 countries and he is quickly becoming the next big thing here in America. Stromae is playing a sold out show at Metro on September 24, his first ever performance in Chicago.


Posted on Wednesday June 18



NEW SHOWS
ON SALE THIS THURSDAY 6/19 @ NOON IN METRO:
Thursday, October 16: ALKALINE TRIO
Friday, October 17: ALKALINE TRIO
Saturday, October 18: ALKALINE TRIO
Sunday, October 19: ALKALINE TRIO

ON SALE THIS FRIDAY 6/20 @ NOON IN METRO:
Thursday, September 18: J. RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS * PUJOL
Tuesday, October 7: BANKS: THE GODDESS TOUR
Tuesday, November 11: ST. LUCIA

Posted on Tuesday June 17



HEAR NEW ST. LUCIA TRACK
St. Lucia treated everyone today with the addition of not one, but three new tracks to the deluxe version of their debut album, When The Night. Jean-Philip Grobler, better known as St. Lucia, gained much attention with his synthetic-pop style after just one album, and today he continues that recognition with the release a free, online version of one bonus track “Forgiveness.”

You can listen to the other two songs by purchasing the deluxe edition of When The Night on iTunes today. Enjoy the 3 bonus tracks and be sure to catch St. Lucia on his recently announced fall US Tour that will see him perform the greatness of his debut album at Metro on November 2.


Posted on Tuesday June 17



USAG INVADES GOOD DAY CHICAGO
This morning, three of the rockin’ air guitar participants for tonight’s US Air Guitar Semi-Finals stopped by Fox Chicago to give a little taste of the action. Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard, Gina “Rocky Rhoads” Czarkowski, and Aarón “Dry Ice” Alnanzo did short pieces and then anchor Jon Kelley joined in for a special air banjo jam. Check out the clip here and make sure to head out for a unique live entertainment experience tonight at Metro where, instead of only seeing the performances from the waist up, you’ll get to see the whole thing live in person.  Tickets are available here and will be available at the door.


Posted on Friday June 13



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