Wednesday, August 6: LIL BUB'S BIG SHOW (LIVE!) featuring DAVID YOW
Saturday, September 6 (four separate screenings): INTERNET CAT VIDEO FESTIVAL 2014
Saturday, September 13: ARBOR CREEK

Friday, October 24: DUM DUM GIRLS

Posted on Friday July 25

Teaser Thursdays: Owen Pallett
Making your plans for this fall? Pencil in our show with Owen Pallett on September 4th and get your tickets today because our friends at Time Out Chicago have already named the show a critics' pick, saying -

"A classically trained violinist since the age of 15, Owen Pallett's music combines classical with indie. Aside from some work with Arcade Fire, Pallett's primary focus has been his solo work, where he went under the moniker Final Fantasy and released critical darlings like, er, He Poos Clouds in 2006. But now having scratched the pen name but kept the bow and fiddle, hot off an Oscar nomination, Pallett is getting the best reviews of his career with the new In Conflict. He should fill the void for those awaiting Sufjan Stevens to do something… well, anything."

Posted on Thursday July 24


In just a year and a half, St. Paul and the Broken Bones have gone from the title of ‘a small side project band’ to ‘the next big thing’ within lightning speed. But how does a rookie band receive such a powerful title after one album? Believe it or not, statistics said so. The big data company called “Next Big Sound” found a way to take statistics from social media outlets, music-streaming sites, and online music trends and insert the data outcomes into a deeply complicated computer algorithm. Analysts then review the results to determine which musical act is going to take off next. If you posted about an artist, shared a video, or liked a page, Next Big Sound knows about it. Sure enough St. Paul and the Broken Bones, the seven-piece rock-soul band out of Birmingham, Alabama, showed up all over the tops of the charts just a few months ago and have been spreading like rapid-fire all over the internet ever since.

The stats truly don’t lie. Since the released their debut album, “Half the City,” the band has jumped up the charts to number three on iTunes, number 56 on the Billboard 200, and is fast approaching stardom through several talk show performances, magazine interviews and a world tour just to name a few. The seven band members created a feel-good, diversely rhythmic album with the promise of soulful tradition and the potency of a new sound that captivated everyone instantly. Not to mention, each performance is accompanied with wild energy and style that leaves the whole ora of St. Paul and the Broken Bones quite infectious. Come check them out at Metro on October 30 to experience the statistically proven greatness that encompasses a performance from St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Tickets can be found here.

Posted on Wednesday July 23


Just last month, Deer Tick took some time to perform a very personal acoustic session for WAMU 88.5. The session includes their newest songs completely stripped and even a guest appearance from Vanessa Carlton, the wife of Deer Tick’s lead singer-guitarist, John McCauley, on their bluesy track “In Our Time.”

The duo whipped out flawless falsettos and folky guitar flares to give the whole show a very happy-go-lucky kind of feel. With the acoustic session placing Deer Tick outside of their native rowdy style, the performance was a pleasing change of scenery that profoundly emulated their darker lyrics and proletarian themes that encompass their latest album, “Negativity.” While the lyrics aren’t the happiest of stories, the modern country rock and blue-grass feel is just Deer Tick’s latest stop on their admirable journey through the endless sounds of rock ’n’ roll. Deer Tick is scheduled to hit Metro on August 23 for a show you won’t want to miss, get your tickets today!

Posted on Monday July 21

Friday, September 5: JD MCPHERSON
Saturday, September 20: KONGOS
Friday, October 3: HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR

Posted on Thursday July 17

Teaser Thursdays: Earl Sweatshirt
Earl Sweatshirt is coming to Metro this Saturday, and is excited for the show -

"Since the last time I recommended attending an Earl Sweatshirt concert a lot has happened for the LA rapper. He can now add having a Top 5 album and a three season hit show to his resume. The point being is that the secret is way out. However, I believe seeing him now is more vital than ever."

You heard the man! Get your tickets HERE!

Posted on Thursday July 17

Mick Jenkins Releases New Single

After his undeniably impactful single “Martyrs,” Mick Jenkins continues to prove his power in the rap industry with the release of a prequel mixtape titled “The Waters.” As an Alabama native and a poetry prodigy, Jenkins’ began his career as a poet back in college but quickly discovered his niche after entering a rap competition alongside his friends. His poetic background transcends each song into a hymnal of truths and an everlasting pursuit of happiness. “The Waters” is filled with double meanings, metaphors, and literary devices that float over each head-bobbing beat to make Jenkins’s collaborations of creativity some of the most thought-provoking material to hit 2014.

Jenkins is the ultimate diamond in the rough, and with his Chicago buddies Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa close at hand, we can expect nothing put pure stardom for Mick in the future. The premiered track, “Who Else,” features the beats of a radio hit with the lyrics of classic author, with one listen you’ll be sold. Jenkins’ lyrics speak loud and it won’t be long before we’re all singing along. Don’t miss the formidable underground rapper as his makes a stop at Metro on July 19 with Earl Sweatshirt. Tickets are available here.

Posted on Wednesday July 16

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