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JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE
DELTA SPIRIT
TIMEFLIES
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ALT-J
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FIRST AID KIT
BEST NIGHT EVER
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Monday September 15

In GMan Tavern (3740 N Clark St)
BEST NIGHT EVER
Bi-Monthly Residency - 1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month
Best Night Ever is a new comedy residency at GMan that brings together the funniest comics in Chicago (with the occasional out of town special guest) for the best night ever (til the next show, that is!)





DOWNWRITE MUSIC TRIVIA & CONCERT
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Wednesday September 17

In GMan Tavern (3740 N Clark St)…
DOWNWRITE MUSIC TRIVIA & CONCERT
Featuring A Performance By NIC & AUBYN of FARRADAY
  • FREE
  • Trivia: 7:00PM
  • 21+
Join us for our monthly residency with Downwrite - an evening of music trivia and musical guests! This month's special guests are Nic & Aubyn of Farraday.



STELLA LUCE
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Thursday September 18

In GMan Tavern (3740 N Clark St)
STELLA LUCE
  • FREE
  • Show: 7:30
  • 21+
Stella Luce is a quirky blend of indie-rock, ethnic strings, and electronic experimentation featuring Fort Collins indie music scene veterans Alana Rolfe (viola, vocals), Brett Schreiber (bass, electronics), Tim Massa (guitar) and Sean Speer (drums). On their third album, Resurrection, Alana's sultry voice and silky strings remain at the forefront of a decidedly denser and more complex arrangement including the addition of shimmering guitars and sweeping synths played by Brett, and Sean's jazzy break-beats layered with electronic elements. Looking forward to their fourth album in 2014, the first to include newest member Tim Massa, Stella Luce is once again pushing boundaries and pulling heart-strings.




J. RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS
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Thursday September 18

101WKQX Welcomes
J. RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS
  • $16 Adv. - $18 day of
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
  • 18+


For J. Roddy Walston & The Business―who formed in 2002 in Walston’s hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee―embracing weirdness means a mumble-out-loud celebration of that great and terrible burden of being human. Forcing the oft-clashing worlds of art and rock-and-roll to make nice, the band (including guitarist/vocalist Billy Gordon, bassist/vocalist Logan Davis, and drummer Steve Colmus) deals in a scrappy yet sublime sound that honors both their Southern roots and punk spirit..

Releasing their debut EP Here Comes Trouble in 2002, J. Roddy Walston & The Business relocated to Baltimore in 2004. Along with putting out their first full-length album (2007’s Hail Mega Boys), the band devoted the next few years to earning a reputation as an incendiary live act that devotees aptly liken to “AC/DC fronted by Jerry Lee Lewis.” Along with touring with the likes of The Black Keys, Lucero and the Lumineers, J. Roddy Walston & The Business have brought their joyfully chaotic performance to such festivals as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Bonnaroo. Melting all manner of stereotypes into an as-yet-unnamed breed of New American, each performance finds hipsters hugging Teamsters and sweating till it hurts, and art-school cynics and metalheads screaming out every lyric in some gorgeously desperate attempt to connect. There seems to be a competition between the band and the crowd as to who will give more each night.

On their most recent album, Essential Tremors, J. Roddy Walston & The Business builds off that formula with a mix of heavy hooks and elegant melodies revealing their affinity for artists as disparate as Led Zeppelin, pre-disco-era Bee Gees, The Replacements, Randy Newman, and the Southern soul outfits that once populated the Stax Records label.



BONOBO (DJ Set)
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Friday September 19

BONOBO (DJ Set)
JIM-E STACK
  • $21
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
  • 18+


Simon Green, AKA Bonobo, is an artist very much at the peak of his powers. His 2013 album ‘The North Borders’ was the high watermark of his career to date: a masterful record, marrying Green's inimitable melodic genius to cutting edge electronics, bass and drums.

An artist that constantly pushes himself outside of his musical comfort zone, Bonobo’s ranging personal tastes and regularly expanding range of synthesizers and instruments continue to take his productions to new levels. This outlook has earned him a reputation as one of the most pioneering figures in electronic music. Bonobo is not only one of the world’s hardest working artists in electronic music, but also one of its best.



ALGEBRO (CD Release Show)
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Friday September 19

In GMan Tavern (3740 N Clark St)
ALGEBRO (CD Release Show)
  • FREE!
  • Show: 8:30PM
  • 21+
Algebro, the solo project of local singer/songwriter Thom Cathcart, will celebrate the release of the new album with a special CD Release show at GMan! Featuring witty songwriting, dark humor, and southern charm, you’ll love this strangely charismatic folk music.



KONGOS
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Saturday September 20

KONGOS
YOUNG RISING SONS
  • 18+
  • Doors: 8:00PM / Show: 9:00PM
  • $19 Adv. - $21 Day Of
KONGOS is a rock band of four brothers - Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Danny Kongos. Sons of British singer-songwriter John Kongos, they grew up in London and South Africa, and are now based in Phoenix, AZ. In late October 2013, the band self-released Lunatic in the United States, to widespread acclaim. Their songs “I’m Only Joking” and “Come With Me Now” have been played on radio stations across the country, and Epic Records signed them and re-released the album in January 2014. They have toured around the world, opening for bands including Linkin Park. “Come With Me Now” is heavily influenced by Kwaito music, which is described as being a blend of South African jazz, township pop, and Western house music, and can be heard in commercials, television shows, and sporting events around the United States.


NOCTURNA with DJ SCARY LADY SARAH
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Saturday September 20

American Gothic Productions Presents
NOCTURNA with DJ SCARY LADY SARAH
  • $10
  • Doors: 12:00 / Show: 12:00
  • 18+
Nocturna is a dark alternative dance night held once a month (or so) in Chicago. DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins a highly request-driven mix of current & classic goth, industrial, post-punk, deathrock, ethereal, shoegaze, new wave, ebm, darkwave, dark indie & more.



TWIN SHADOW
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Tuesday September 23

POSTPONED // NEW DATE COMING SOON
ALL TICKETS WILL BE HONORED FOR RESCHEDULED DATE
REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE POINT OF PURCHASE

TWIN SHADOW
MOVEMENT
  • $21
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
  • 18+
This show has been postponed.
BAND STATEMENT:
"To all of our awesome fans, I am very sorry to announce that we will be postponing this Fall's North American ECLIPSE TOUR.
While the band is more then excited to get out on the road and see you, there have been more then a few moving parts, leading us to re-evaluate the time that we launch our North American ECLIPSE TOUR.
As our ambitions with the live show and the music grow, we want to make sure we get it right. There is a lot of really great things going on behind the scenes of Twin Shadow that I want to tell you badly about, but we need to take some time to make sure everything settles perfectly.
The tickets you purchased will still be honored for the postponement dates that we will announce next month. If you'd prefer a refund just return to your point of purchase with your tickets and they'll sort you out.
While we are postponing our North American tour, we are keeping a select number of shows listed below, our goal is to use these shows to implement new elements that will help push things forward.
August 16 Summerset Festival Somerset, WI
August 20 Village Underground London, UK
August 22 Leeds Festival Leeds, UK
August 24 Reading Festival Reading, UK
August 25 Bi Nuu Berlin, Germany
August 27 Badaboum Paris, France
August 29 Popaganda Festival Stockholm, Sweden
August 30 Electric Picnic Stradbally, Ireland
September 1 Bumbershoot Seattle, WA
September 19 Pop Montreal Montreal, Canada
October 10 Glass House Pomona, CA
October 12 Corona Capital Mexico City, MX
October 24 Halifax Pop Halifax, Canada"

George Lewis Jr., the nom de plume of Brooklyn indie pop sensation Twin Shadow, first broke through with 2010’s Forget. That first record, co-produced by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor and initially released on Taylor’s Terrible Records label before getting picked up by 4AD, garnered a lot of praise from the likes of Rolling Stone (“fully-formed, haunted and haunting”), Allmusic (“lush, intricate pop”), and Pitchfork, which named it one of the best albums of 2010. Soon after its release, Lewis began amassing even more fans during a string of headlining club dates (a feat that Lewis will repeat this summer and fall on his “Ton Up” tour), while also opening for Florence and the Machine and playing a number of festivals, including Coachella, Sasquatch, Bonarroo and Austin City Limits. His second, 2012’s Confess, garnered continued praise and even more fans, leading to collaborations and remixes of Lady Gaga and Neon Indian, amongst others. Twin Shadow returns this year on the Eclipse Tour - Be the first to get tickets to hear new songs from the forthcoming album!




STROMAE
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Wednesday September 24

Madison House Presents
STROMAE
  • $26 adv. - $30 day of
  • Doors: 6PM / Show: 7PM
  • All Ages
Brussels singer-songwriter Stromae, aka Paul Van Haver, is taking over Europe, and brings his mix of hip hop and electro to America this fall. His album, “Racine Carree”, went platinum eight times in Belgium and held the No. 1 chart spot for several weeks in countries throughout Europe. With danceable beats and lyrics addressing the problems of the world, Stromae has won over fans across Europe and beyond – even if they don’t speak French! Kanye West recently remixed the his “Alors On Danse” and Stromae plans to take on America this year!




COLD WAVES III
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Friday September 26

COLD WAVES III
featuring FEAR FACTORY / DIE KRUPPS / ACUMEN NATION / AUTHOR + PUNISHER / SMP / 3TEETH / CYANOTIC
  • Single Day G.A. - $42 / Single Day VIP - Limited $72 2-Day Passes
  • Doors: 5:30PM / Show: 6:30PM
  • 18+




Portion of proceeds to benefit Hope For The Day
Special guest appearances, DJ's, vendors, silent auctions, raffles and more
Presented by Cracknation, in association with WTII, Hope for the Day and Waxtrax! Records

The Cold Waves Music Festival returns to the Metro Chicago with Waxtrax! Records legends Front 242 and industrial metal godfathers Fear Factory. The diverse lineup also includes a rare performance from Germany’s Die Krupps, Chris Connelly’s (Ministry, Revco) latest project Cocksure, Pitchfork Magazine’s EBM darlings Youth Code, a posthumous performance from Chicago’s Acumen Nation, the awe-inducing Author & Punisher, and original Reconstriction artists SMP. Rounding things out are Madison’s Caustic, the critically acclaimed ∆Aimon, Chicago’s Cyanotic, and the underground mystery of Surachai.
This year will include special guest performances, DJ’s, vendors, silent auctions, raffles and more.

Cold Waves began with a massive memorial concert in the fall of 2012, to mourn the passing and to celebrate the life of Jamie Duffy, a much-loved and longstanding pillar of the local music community. Jamie’s work ethic and passion helped pull 14 bands to play the sold out event, which helped raise thousands for Jamie’s family’s funeral expenses. The Memorial show was referred to as Cold Waves: The Jamie Duffy Concert, in no small part due to the high number of “Cold Wave” artists who participated in it (Paul Barker, Chris Connelly, Jim Marcus, Howie Beno, Jared Louche, Martin Atkins and more). Cold Wave is considered to be a sub-genre of Industrial Music and more specifically a mending of electronic-dance and guitar-driven styles.

Last year the team ramped things up to two evenings and partnered with local charity Hope for the Day to help raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. As the festival grows, our goal is to continue to raise money for this cause, keep Jamie’s memory and passion alive, and celebrate Chicago’s iconic relationship with industrial music. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Chicago’s Hope for the Day which utilizes music and the arts to offer education, prevention and hope against suicide.




COLD WAVES III
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Saturday September 27

COLD WAVES III
featuring FRONT 242 / COCKSURE / YOUTH CODE / CAUSTIC / ∆AIMON * SURACHAI
  • Single Day G.A. - $42 / Single Day VIP - Limited $72 2-Day Passes
  • Doors: 5:30PM / Show: 6:30PM
  • 18+




Portion of proceeds to benefit Hope For The Day
Special guest appearances, DJ's, vendors, silent auctions, raffles and more
Presented by Cracknation, in association with WTII, Hope for the Day and Waxtrax! Records

It's day two of the Cold Waves Music Festival! See above for more background and history.



Cold Waves III closing party with Front 242
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Sunday September 28

In SmartBar
Cold Waves III closing party with Front 242
with ACUCRACK
JIM MARCUS
CURSE MACKEY
ZOLTAR (the brother from another planet)
  • $15
  • Doors: 9PM / Show: 9PM-12AM
  • 21+
Join us as we celebrate Wax Trax! Records and the 30th Anniversary of Front 242 in the US, featuring the Umen themselves! VERY LIMITED amount of pre-show meet n greet tickets still available at: www.cracknation.com/coldwavesvip


JOEY CAPE
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Monday September 29

@ GMan Tavern (3740 N Clark St)
JOEY CAPE
  • $12 adv. - $15 day of
  • Show: 8PM
  • 21+


A musician since the age of 10, for well over 2 decades Joey Cape has been lending his voice, his songwriting skills and his guitar playing and his casual charm to the likes of bands as disparate as Lagwagon, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Bad Astronaut and even to his work as a solo artist. A rock and roll renaissance man, Joey’s a punk, an indie rocker, a troubadour and a cover artist all in one, and he’s been doing it all since before most of us were even born. Prolific as ever, now Joey finds his voice in a steady stream of acoustic releases.

In 2004, Joey made his first solo effort, an acoustic record with the aforementioned Tony Sly. The split LP Acoustic, featured sparse takes on Lagwagon tunes. Then, in 2008, Joey and his acoustic guitar returned with his first in a long line of truly solo efforts Bridge, which featured some never before heard songs that have drawn comparisons to such indie acts as Iron and Wine and Elliot Smith. On his latest acoustic effort, Acoustic Vol. 2, Joey’s side features five more acoustic versions of Lagwagon songs and a new tune while Tony has matched him with five stripped down NUFAN numbers and his respective new song, the last he would record.

Joey shows no sign of slowing down, currently working with Lagwagon on their first full-length album in 8 years, a new Me First and the Gimme Gimmes record and of course his latest solo acoustic L.P., all the while touring in the interim.



KASABIAN
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Wednesday October 1

KASABIAN
  • $25
  • Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8:30PM
  • 18+


Meeting claims of the death of British guitar music with hugely successful album after hugely successful album, massive sell-out gigs at the O2 Arena and countless festival headlining slots, Kasabian have gone from dance-rock outsiders to one of the biggest rock bands in the country. 2012 was a huge year for the Leicester band – but then, every year has seemed colossal for Kasabian recently. The Band’s fourth album, ‘Velociraptor’, was released in September 2011 to widespread critical acclaim: hailed by many as their finest effort to date. Having moved away from psychedelic breakdowns and interludes, the band have claimed they’re going leftfield with the next album. However far Kasabian venture into the leftfield, though, it’s unlikely that it will hinder their popularity. The band originally formed as Saracuse in 1997, but later changed their name – taking their new moniker from Linda Kasabian, a get-away driver for the notorious Charles Manson. Despite first beginning to record material in the late ‘90s, the band didn’t release their eponymous debut album until 2004 – but it was their run of ever-increasingly popular singles which truly brought them mainstream attention. Their second album, ‘Empire’ was a huge success, spawning a further run of hit singles while the album itself debuted at Number One on the UK Albums Chart. Its follow-up, ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’, was their bravest and boldest yet but still no less popular: in additions to scoring them a consecutive Number One, it was also nominated for the 2009 Mercury Music Prize. 2013 saw the band headline dance festival Snowbombing in Austria and play an incendiary set when they headlined Hard Rock Calling in London’s Queen Elizabeth Park. Work on their fifth album has been completed, with the yet unnamed LP slated for release in June.



JOEY BADA$$
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Thursday October 2

1833 Presents B4.DA.$$ North American Tour...
JOEY BADA$$

ON SALE FRIDAY 8/15 @ 9AM

  • $26 adv - $30 day of
  • $60 VIP
  • $95 Meet & Greet
  • Doors: 6:30pm
  • Show: 7pm
  • All Ages





Joey Bada$$ is an 18-year old artist from Brooklyn, NY with a unique vision and perspective that seems to be going extinct in the modern musical landscape. A member of the burgeoning hip hop collective Pro Era, with whom he has released two mixtapes, Joey and his fellow crew of teenage visionaries are leading one of the most compelling cultural movements to come out of NYC today. Joey released his debut mixtape 1999 in June 2012 to critical acclaim and recognition, followed by Rejex in September, and Summer Knights on July 1, 2013. He is currently working on completing his debut studio album, B4.Da.$$, due for release in 2014.


HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR
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Friday October 3

HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR
  • $18 Adv.
  • Doors: 9:00PM / Show: 10:00PM
  • 18+
The collaborative rotating door of personalities that makes up Hercules and Love Affair has always been a broad church, with ringmaster Andy Butler at the core. Now back with a punchy house record packed full of dance floor anthems, Hercules & Love Affair’s third album “Feast Of The Broken Heart” is certainly bigger and bolder than its predecessors. The goal of Hercules 3.0 is meaningful house music that IS pop music and can speak to the most musically adept of tastes. Andy Butler returns with an exciting new line up of guests; BRITS nominee, John Grant lends his vocals on ‘I Try To Talk To You’ and ‘Liberty’; Rouge Mary, whose deep, spiritual voice is hewn from the gospel education; Belgian singer Gustaph whose counter tenor takes lead on the single ‘Do I Feel The Same?’ and smoky voiced virtuoso Krystle Warren sings the provocative ‘My Offence’. The album has received widespread critical acclaim with coverage in NME, Q, Guardian and DJ Magazine, and the group is taking to the road this fall!


TOVE LO
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Saturday October 4

VH1 You Oughta Know Presents
TOVE LO
LINUS YOUNG

ON SALE FRIDAY 8/22 @ NOON

  • $18 adv. - $20 day of
  • Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM
  • ALL AGES
Swedish songstress Tove Lo first entered the pop arena earlier this year in March with the release of her critically acclaimed debut EP “Truth Serum” and widely appraised live performances at this 2014’s SXSW in Austin, TX. Hot on the heels of her debut single “Habits (stay high)” -- which amassed an impressive 12 million+ views on YouTube – Tove Lo went on to sell-out shows in New York, Brooklyn and Los Angeles and has since garnered more than 63 million worldwide streams on Spotify and over 11 million streams on SoundCloud with her EP closing track “Habits (Stay High) Hippie Sabotage Remix”.

She is a graduate of Stockholm’s prestigious and rigorous Rytmus Music school, a springboard for young Swedish artists like Robyn, Erik Hassle, and Amanda Mair.  As a member of Max Martin and Shellback’s writing collective, Tove earned her first cuts with her compositions “We Got the World” (Icona Pop) and “Something New” (Girls Aloud).  Tove Lo was recently chosen as VH1’s “You Oughta Know” artist, one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “10 New Artists You Need To Know” and is the next iHeartRadio On The Verge artist.  Previous On The Verge artists have included Sam Smith and Clean Bandit. Her highly anticipated debut album “Queen of the Clouds” will be released on September 30, and her headlining tour will make stops across North America this fall.


BANKS:  THE GODDESS TOUR
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Tuesday October 7

BANKS:  THE GODDESS TOUR
  • $23
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
  • 18+


Los Angeles songstress BANKS will release her highly anticipated debut album, GODDESS this September 9th, which is a gorgeous fourteen song collection that instantly affirms why the bewitching and beguiling singer has rapidly become one of 2014’s most exciting new artists. Since the release of her debut EP, LONDON, in 2013 BANKS has gone from being L.A.’s best kept secret to an international phenomenon who has sold-out headlining shows around the world, graced the cover of V Magazine’s music issue alongside Lorde and Haim, and landed in the Top 3 of BBC’s highly lauded Sound of 2014 poll, whose previous nominees have included Adele, Frank Ocean, Sam Smith, and more. The EP’s four luminous tracks introduced music lovers to BANKS’ dark sonic world – a place where mid-90s Aaliyah R&B meets glitch electro sparks; where the intense emotionality of early Fiona Apple meets an expressive, velveteen voice capable of wrapping itself around a perfectly- formed chorus. On GODDESS, BANKS delivers on these sounds and more. The debut is a hypnotic, visceral debut – a testament to BANKS’ core songwriting chops and her innovative production choices.



LUCIUS
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Wednesday October 8

93XRT Welcomes
LUCIUS
LAPLAND
  • $22 Adv - $25 Day Of
  • Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7:30PM
  • All Ages
Lucius is a triple-threat of vocal harmonies, infectious hooks, and dance-inducing percussion. Pair those traits with the band’s irresistible live show and it’s easy to see why NPR Music calls Lucius “a fabulous band playing such infectious pop songs” and Paste hails the group as “blissful.” Charismatic co-founders and lead vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig sing in unison – two voices as one – uniquely delivering songs with stories told from the same perspective. Multi-instrumentalists Andrew Burri, Peter Lalish, and Dan Molad round out the stylish, Brooklyn-based quintet. Lucius’ debut album Wildewoman is available now.


THE AFGHAN WHIGS
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Friday October 10

93XRT Welcomes
THE AFGHAN WHIGS
JOSEPH ARTHUR

ON SALE FRIDAY 9/5 @ NOON

  • $31
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
  • 18+
The Afghan Whigs, founded in Cincinnati in 1988, have played many memorable nights at Metro over the last few decades, and this show – their first since their two night stand in 2012 as a part of Metro’s 30th anniversary series – promises to be another night to remember. After the band split in 2001, members went their separate ways, to projects including Twilight Singers and Gutter Twins, and despite the 2012 reunion tour, the band didn’t plan on continuing any further. Thanks to The Fader, who booked them to play a surprise collaborative set with R&B superstar Usher at the 2013 SXSW conference, the band began to think about recording together again.

Their latest release, Do To The Beast is the first new album by The Afghan Whigs in over a decade and a half, and marks their return to Sub Pop. Its April release was celebrated by a performance at Coachella, and the band continues the celebration throughout North America this fall. The band has long stood out from its peers, with their savage, rapturous blend of hard rock, classic soul, and frontman Greg Dulli’s searing angst and obsessions – now, we catch a glimpse into the future of one of the most acclaimed bands of the past twenty-five years.




THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE
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Tuesday October 14

THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE
JULY TALK
  • $17 adv. - $19 day of
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
  • 18+
The Rural Alberta Advantage come to Metro this fall in support of their latest album, Mended With Gold. In 2006 singer-songwriter Nils Edenloff, percussionist Paul Banwatt, and multi-instrumentalist Amy Cole came together to release their debut self-titled EP as The Rural Alberta Advantage. The ensuing years have brought two full-length albums (2008’s Hometowns and 2011’s Departing), widespread critical praise (SPIN, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, among others), two Juno Award Nominations (Best New Group, Video of the Year), a Long List Nomination for the Polaris Music Prize, and a hard-earned reputation as one of the most impressive live bands you’ll ever see.




ALKALINE TRIO
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Thursday October 16

101WKQX Welcomes
ALKALINE TRIO
  • $33 adv. - $38 day of
  • Doors: 6PM / Show: 7PM
  • All Ages


Metro is pleased to welcome Alkaline Trio back to our stage for a very special four night engagement. Alkaline Trio will be doing a residency in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York where they will perform all 8 of their albums in 4 nights. Fans will be treated to the band playing all songs from records scoping their 16 year career including: Goddamnit, Maybe I'll Catch Fire, From Here to Infirmary, Good Mourning, Crimson, Agony & Irony, This Addiction, and My Shame Is True. The albums will not be played chronologically and the pairings will not be announced beforehand!

Alkaline Trio first emerged from Chicago in 1996 and has since released eight full length studio albums Goddamnit, Maybe I'll Catch Fire, From Here To Infirmary, Good Mourning, Crimson, Agony & Irony , 2010’s This Addiction which reached #11 on Billboard 200 and Damnesia, which features a selection of beloved fan favorites selected from the group’s extensive catalogue and presented in an intimate-semi unplugged format.

Cult punk rock heroes and longtime friends of Metro, Alkaline Trio returned with a new album, My Shame Is True, this past April. Determined to never make the same record twice, Alkaline Trio have preserved the most electric elements of their collaborative songwriting abilities while pushing ahead creatively and as a band. With multiple world tours, numerous chart successes, and over fifteen years under their belt, the dark punk trio have cemented their legacy with My Shame Is True.



ALKALINE TRIO
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Friday October 17

101WKQX Welcomes
ALKALINE TRIO
  • $33 adv. - $38 day of
  • Doors: 6PM / Show: 7PM
  • All Ages


See above for details on this very special engagement!



ALKALINE TRIO
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Saturday October 18

101WKQX Welcomes
ALKALINE TRIO
  • $33 adv. - $38 day of
  • Doors: 6PM / Show: 7PM
  • All Ages


See above for details on this very special engagement!



ALKALINE TRIO
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Sunday October 19

101WKQX Welcomes
ALKALINE TRIO
  • $33 adv. - $38 day of
  • Doors: 6PM / Show: 7PM
  • All Ages


See above for details on this very special engagement!


DUM DUM GIRLS
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Friday October 24

93XRT Big Beat Welcomes
DUM DUM GIRLS
EX COPS
  • $16 adv. - $18 day of
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
  • 18+
Dum Dum Girls’ have a track record for delivering some pretty bullet-proof, fuzz-filled, dark pop anthems. Just look to every single full-length LP and EP for proof. They did it again with their latest release, "Too True," was was released to critical acclaim in January. The band has spent the year touring around the world, as well as making a short film based on their single "Are You Okay". Now, they hit the road again this fall for a U.S. tour - don't miss it!



RED SCARE 10th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND with
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Saturday October 25

RED SCARE 10th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND with
THE FALCON
THE LILLINGTONS
THE METHADONES
THE BROKEDOWNS
TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET
MASKED INTRUDER
THE REAGANOMICS
DIRECT HIT!
ELWAY
with MORE BANDS and EVENTS TBA
  • $25
  • Doors: 3PM / Show: 3:30 PM
  • 18+
Chicago label Red Scare Industries will celebrate their tenth anniversary this fall at Metro with a very special anniversary show on October 25. In the spirit of a family reunion of sorts, the show will feature The Falcon (original lineup), recently reformed The Lillingtons, The Methadones (Dan Vapid of Screeching Weasel’s first show in three years) and Elgin punk heroes The Brokedowns. This will be an all day show starting at 3pm, and many more bands will be announced as the date gets closer.

Tobias Jeg founded Red Scare Industries in 2004 in San Francisco while still an employee of Fat Wreck Chords. After working at the label for years and bringing bands like The Lawrence Arms and Against Me! over to Fat, he decided to strike out on his own and released the debut EP of The Falcon (members of The Lawrence Arms, Alkaline Trio, and ex-Rise Against). Red Scare relocated to Chicago in 2007 to be closer to the Midwestern punk scene and label co-conspirator, Brendan Kelly. Soon, the label was embraced by the locals and as been voted “Best Local Label” multiple times by the Chicago Reader. Red Scare has had a history of developing bands and encourages its artists to move on to bigger labels, all the while maintaining friendships and working relationships with all the bands. Today, the label boasts over twenty bands on the roster, some of whom (The Menzingers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder) have indeed went on to bigger labels like Epitaph and Fat Wreck.



HOZIER
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Sunday October 26

93XRT Welcomes
HOZIER
  • $20
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
  • 18+


It’s not often that you stumble across a songwriter whose lyrics both sound and read like poetry. When those lyrics are set to music that balances burning indignation with lilting tenderness, and delivered in a voice imbued with the spiritual passion and yearning of gospel and the blues, you figure you’ve chanced upon something special. And so it is with 23-year-old Andrew Hozier-Byrne, an Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from County Wicklow who goes by the name of Hozier.

Raised in a musical family, and briefly a student of music at Trinity College Dublin, Hozier’s childhood and adolescent listening was dominated, he says, “by Chicago blues, Texan blues, Chess Records, Motown, and then I discovered jazz, but more importantly, Delta blues –that extraordinarily haunting sound. He joined his first band when he was 15 years old, fronting a soul band with some older heads. Taught himself to play guitar and piano, and went to Trinity College to study music. Whilst there, he bagged a seat on the flight deck of the symphonic B-52 that is the Trinity Orchestra, fronting their missions into the world of classic rock. Home is where the art is, and a simple studio, set up in the attic proved to be the crucible where Hozier would forge a musical identity he could call his own.

In 2013, Hozier released the EP Take Me to Church, with the title track becoming his breakthrough single after it went viral on YouTube and Reddit. It reached number one on the Irish iTunes singles chart and number two in the official chart on October 25, 2013. He followed it up with the new EP From Eden. His full-length debut album is scheduled to be released at the end of Summer 2014 by Columbia Records. He is writing away, he says, sat in the attic mining his emotions, wrestling his demons, playing with fire, struggling with the contradictions of life. It seems a terribly cruel thing to say, but for our great benefit, if not for his, long may those fires rage.


COURTNEY BARNETT
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Monday October 27

93XRT Welcomes
COURTNEY BARNETT
SAN FERMIN
MIKHAEL PASKALEV
  • $17 Adv. - $19 Day Of
  • Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM
  • 18+
Courtney Barnett is a Melbourne-based guitar player & singer & songwriter. In 2012 she started her own label, Milk! Records, and released her first EP I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris to glowing reviews around Australia. That quickly snowballed into International critical acclaim in 2013 with her second EP How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose. Pitchfork was so enamored with her first single, Avant Gardener that they named it a prestigious ‘Best New Track’. Courtney has combined these two releases into one and called it The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas to be released internationally via House Anxiety/Marathon Artists. This collection collates her story so far and is a unique introduction to an incomparable and exciting new talent. 

San Fermin is the work of Brooklyn composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone. His self-titled debut album is strongly influenced by his unique background in classical music, which includes a job assisting composer/arranger Nico Muhly. After finishing his musical studies at Yale, Ludwig-Leone wrote the album in six weeks while holed up in a studio on the mountainous border between Alberta and British Columbia. He focused on lifeʼs top-shelf issues – youth, nostalgia, anxiety, unrequited love – and tied these vast themes to different characters through vocal contributions from longtime friend Allen Tate, as well as Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius.  San Fermin is not an album of singles but rather a sweeping, full-bodied listen with multiple distinct peaks and ambitious thematic connections. Ludwig-Leone composed all of the album’s arrangements and lyrics in full prior to collaborating and recording, noting that “writing for a large group of unknown musicians infused the writing process with a kind of operatic scope.  Since then, the band has coalesced into a core of eight members in addition to Ludwig-Leone: Allen Tate and Charlene Kaye, lead vocals; Rebekah Durham, vocals/violin; John Brandon, trumpet; Stephen Chen, saxophone; Tyler McDiarmid, guitar; and Mike Hanf, drums.








AMERICAN AUTHORS
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Wednesday October 29

2014 HONDA CIVIC TOUR PRESENTS
AMERICAN AUTHORS
  • $20
  • Doors: 6:00PM / Show: 6:30PM
  • All Ages
A four-piece alt-rock outfit based in Brooklyn, American Authors use their razor-sharp musicianship and natural mastery of songcraft as a jumping-off point for sonic exploration. On their debut album “Oh, What a Life,” singer Zac Barnett, guitarist James Adam Shelley, bassist Dave Rublin, and drummer Matt Sanchez weave in everything from hip-hop grooves and Afro-Latin rhythms to dance-pop synths and Queen-inspired vocal harmonies—all while staying true to a rock-and-roll energy and melodic sensibility that’s highly refined. Featuring their breakout hit song “Best Day of My Life” and follow-up single “Believer”,” the sunny yet soulful Oh, What a Life is also built on a magnetic sense of optimism that’s carried American Authors from their formation at Boston’s Berklee College of Music to their down-and-out early years in Brooklyn to their current status as an internationally touring band on an ever-growing rise.

Releasing Oh, What a Life in March 2014 and embarking on a national tour with OneRepublic in May, American Authors have spent almost the entire past year on the road and consider playing live essential to the band. Already working on songs for their next album—with the help of a studio set up in the back of their tour bus—American Authors aim to continue instilling their music with the joyful urgency that fills their live show and first album. “




ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES
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Thursday October 30

93XRT Welcomes
ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES
  • $20
  • Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7:30PM
  • All Ages
Grit, elemental rhythm, tight-as-a-drumhead playing, and a profound depth of feeling: these are the promises of a great soul band. And St. Paul & The Broken Bones deliver on those promises.

The recently released Half The City is the compelling full-length Single Lock/Thirty Tigers debut of the Birmingham, Alabama-based sextet, who have already created a maelstrom of interest with their roof-raising live shows and self-released four-song 2012 EP. Produced by Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes, and recorded and mixed in the storied R&B mecca of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the album harkens back to the region’s classic soul roots while extending the form with electrifying potency.

Front man Paul Janeway’s handle “St. Paul” is a wry allusion to the vocalist’s grounding in the church. Like many a legendary soul singer, Janeway, a native of the small town of Chelsea, Alabama, was raised on the gospel side, in a non-denominational, Pentecostal-leaning local church. Reaching back nearly 50 years to methods employed the great epoch of deep Southern soul, the group eschewed studio trickery for an in-the-moment approach during sessions at the Nutthouse in Muscle Shoals, AL. All six members share writing credit on 10 of the songs on Half The City, with Janeway contributing lyrics.

Half The City – vital, direct, emotionally affecting – presents the same engaged, high-voltage, in-the-pocket sound that St. Paul & The Broken Bones produce at their live dates, where Janeway’s extroverted performing style enraptures his audiences. Don’t miss it!



RUBBLEBUCKET
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Friday October 31

RUBBLEBUCKET
LANDLADY

ON SALE FRIDAY 8/29 @ NOON

  • $18 Adv - $20 Day Of
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM
  • 18+
Rubblebucket was formed after Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth met while attending The University of Vermont. Following graduation, the two were joined by Adam Dotson (trombone, euphonium, vocals), David Cole (Drums) and Ian Hersey (electric guitar) and released their self-titled debut in 2009. The groups second full-length, Omega La La was produced and mixed by Eric Broucek (Hercules and Love Affair, Classixx, Holy Ghost) and its single “Came Out of A Lady” was chosen as one of the Top 50 Songs of 2011 by Paste. The album was available online for free two months prior to its official release and was downloaded 50,000 times. The band made its television debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2012.

Survival Sounds is the band’s label debut and comes on the heels of 2013’s Save Charlie EP and 2012’s Oversaturated EP. Survival Sounds was produced and mixed by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, David Byrne) and recorded at Mission Sound Studio in Brooklyn. According to Toth, “Working with John Congleton was invigorating. He further reinforced us not over-thinking things. Be bold, make decisions, commit, go. He's also a true artist of a very high caliber and has strong convictions about things. It was cool to really absorb his spirit and aesthetic over time. I also liked that he was down to climb up onto desks, wrestle, do weird dances, and talk dirty. His messed up sense of humor fit right into the Rubblebucket social atmosphere.”



HOT WATER MUSIC
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Wednesday November 5

HOT WATER MUSIC
DAVE HAUSE
THE FLATLINERS

ON SALE FRIDAY 8/22 @ NOON

  • $23
  • Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8:30PM
  • 18+
In celebration of being a band for 20 years, Hot Water Music is pleased to announce a 2014 fall headline tour with special guests Dave Hause and The Flatliners. The influential post–hardcore/punk rock band from Gainesville, Florida first formed in 1993. In 1996, after releasing two EPs and a full–length album, the band briefly disbanded, but soon reformed. Since then, they have played together, while all working on various side projects as well. Their recent album, Exister, was released in 2012. This fall, the ban will travel across the United States celebrating their twentieth anniversary!



THE WILD FEATHERS
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Friday November 7

THE WILD FEATHERS
APACHE RELAY
DESERT NOISES
  • $18 Adv - $20 Day Of
  • Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7:30PM
  • All Ages
It’s a singularly American tradition that Nashville’s The Wild Feathers are full-force dedicated to not only preserving but also – more importantly - evolving. Their sound melds the five unique voices of Ricky Young, Joel King, Taylor Burns, Preston Wimberly, and Ben Dumas, taking inspiration from across the musical spectrum - rock, blues, folk, country - and spinning it into a roaring web of warm, cosmic melodies with vintage roots and modern tones. The Wild Feathers are a rock band that feels impossibly fresh with the air of having been here all along.

Ricky, Joel, Taylor and Preston were all lead singers before they came together as The Wild Feathers, fronting their own bands and writing songs with their own distinct sounds. All hailing from Texas with the exception of Joel (Oklahoma), each member grew up with a deep sense of southern musical traditions, while at the same time being raised on records like Led Zeppelin, Neil Young and Tom Petty. As kids, their moms played them the Rolling Stones instead of lullabies, literally and figuratively rocking them to sleep. For their 2013 debut, The Wild Feathers, the band enlisted Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, the Wallflowers, Emmylou Harris) as producer, who encouraged the band to tap into their innate sense of harmony and true rock & roll sound. The resulting record is a display of four unique talents effortlessly unified: bluesy, hard rock tunes like “Backwoods Company” live effortlessly next to harmonic stunners like “Hard Wind” and slow, folky love songs like “Tall Boots.” The band tours North America this fall.




XOE WISE
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Friday November 7

At GMan Tavern (3740 N Clark St)
A BENEFIT FOR CHICAGO HOUSE: TRANSLIFE CENTER

XOE WISE
  • $5 Adv - $10 Door
  • Show: 8:00pm
  • 21+
Chicago artist Xoe Wise released her third EP called Breakfast last year and is currently working on her new record Racecar Orgasm. Her music features alto speak/sing, grumbling bass notes, electric guitar, and minimalist beats. Wise and her band were featured on WGN television, Fearless Radio, WLUW, and more. Her song "Too Young" qualified for NPR's NewSong Regional Finals. Prior to Breakfast Xoe released her sophomore album, Archive of Illusions, which reached #41 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and was immediately placed in the music store’s “New and Noteworthy” section back in May 2012.

Originally from a small town on the ocean in North Carolina, at 19 Wise moved to Chicago to record her first collection of songs. She burst onto the scene in 2009, collaborating with Ethan Stoller on her debut album, Echo. Echo was released in October of 2010 to critical acclaim. Chicago Innerview recognized Wise as “easily the singer/songwriter and pop counterpart to Columbia native Chaz Bundick’s (a.k.a. Toro Y Moi) laconic chill-wave synth ballads.”


ST. LUCIA
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Monday November 10

The Night Comes Again Tour | Second Show Added!
ST. LUCIA
  • $18 adv. - $20 day of
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
  • 18+
2nd show added due to demand!

Brooklyn based electro-pop outfit St. Lucia will embark on the just-announced “The Night Comes Again Tour” of North America, headlining the largest venues of their career. The band recently released the deluxe edition of their electrifying debut album When The Night, featuring three brand new and exclusive tracks. Filled with their trademark modernized new-wave, When The Night (Deluxe Edition) is available now.

Earlier this year, St. Lucia’s sold out all 23 shows on their North American headline tour, several within minutes. Most recently, the band was direct support to Foster The People on their spring tour. St. Lucia will hit the festival circuit this summer, with performances scheduled at Summerfest, Forecastle and Osheaga, before heading out this fall to venues including Metro!




ST. LUCIA
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Tuesday November 11

The Night Comes Again Tour
ST. LUCIA
VACATIONER
  • $18 adv. - $20 day of
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
  • 18+


This show is sold out, but there are still tickets available for the show the night before! See above for details!


FKA TWIGS
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Thursday November 13

FKA TWIGS
  • $19 adv. - $21 day of
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
  • 18+
FKA Twigs, aka Tahliah Debrett Barnett, is an English singer-songwriter and dancer who is taking the world by storm this year. Initially pursing a career in dance, and working in music videos from artists including Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran, Taio Cruz, and Jessie J, Twigs, as she is known, began working on music. She self-released her debut, EP1, on Bandcamp in December 2012. In August 2013, she released the video for her first single, “Water Me”, and began receiving critical attention, with The Guardian calling her music "the UK's best example to date of ethereal, twisted R&B." Twigs' second extended play, EP2, was released through the Young Turks record label in September 2013 and received accolades including a score of 8 from Pitchfork, a nomination for the BBC’s Sound of 2014 prize, an appearance on Spotify’s Spotlight on 2014 list, and a feature on Billboard’s 14 Artists to Watch in 2014 list. Twigs' debut album, LP1, was released in August 2014 through Young Turks, and she is touring this fall.





PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT
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Friday November 14

Performing New Order’s Low-Life and Brotherhood Plus an opening set of Joy Division Material
PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT
  • $21 adv - $23 day of
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
  • 18+


Peter Hook & The Light are to perform New Order’s third and fourth albums, “Low-Life” and “Brotherhood” for the first time in the United States this fall. Peter Hook & The Light’s “Low-Life” & “Brotherhood” concerts chart New Order’s final stage of evolution from the post punk of Joy Division to defining themselves as electro pop pioneers at the cutting edge of the emerging club scene in the mid to late Eighties. The tour is the Peter Hook & The Light’s fourth of North America following two very well received Joy Division album tours of “Unknown Pleasures” and “Closer” and their equally praised tour of New Order’s “Movement” and “Power, Corruption & Lies” in September 2013. The concerts will include the singles and B-sides from New Order’s most prolific period. From August 1983 up to 1987, taking the audience from “Confusion” to “True Faith”, with both “Low-Life” and “Brotherhood” performed in full alongside all the other tracks from that fans consider New Order’s greatest period including “Thieves Like Us” “Bizarre Love Triangle”, “The Perfect Kiss” and many more. The Light will also be supporting themselves at the concerts performing a selection of Joy Division material prior to the album performances. With a set list so full of classic records and fans favorites, many never heard for some twenty five years or more, this is an opportunity to experience the music that defined the times and still influences the current day.


WATSKY
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Saturday November 15

1833 Presents All You Can Do Tour
WATSKY
with special guests KYLE
ANDERSON.PAAK

ON SALE FRIDAY 8/15 @ 9AM

  • $21 adv. - $25 day of
  • Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7pm
  • ALL AGES
San Francisco native George Watsky began his unconventional career as a Grand Slam Poetry champion whose clever, introspective rhymes were showcased on Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on HBO. His quirky persona, coupled with his uncanny ability to spit tongue-twisting lyrics at light-speed, earned him millions of YouTube hits and an invitation to perform on the Ellen show. After Watsky independently produced a self-titled album in 2009, both his 2013 album Cardboard Castles and his recent 2014 offering All You Can Do reached #1 on the iTunes hip hop charts, with the former peaking at #6 overall and the latter reaching #5. Watsky, performing with his live band Creme Fraiche, puts on a dynamic live performance that has earned him festival slots at San Francisco’s Outside Lands, Bumbershoot in Seattle, Rock the Bells, the Wireless Festival in London, and the 2014 Van’s Warped Tour, among many other stops in a young career that has already tallied nearly a thousand shows.



ANTEMASQUE
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Sunday November 16

ANTEMASQUE
LE BUTCHERETTES

ON SALE WEDNESDAY 8/27 AT 10AM!

  • $21
  • Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM
  • 18+
Antemasque, the group featuring former members of At The Drive In and The Mars Volta, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and drummer Dave Elitch. Formed in April, the band has followed a nontraditional path, releasing music track by track based on fan demand, until they ultimately release their debut album in October on Omar’s label Nadie Sound. They’ll travel North America this fall, wrapping up the American leg of the fall tour at Metro, so it’s sure to be a night to remember!


ALEX CLARE - THREE HEARTS
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Tuesday November 18

93XRT Holiday Concert for the Kids starring
ALEX CLARE - THREE HEARTS

ON SALE FRIDAY 9/12 @ 10AM

  • $25
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
  • 18+
Alex Clare is just the sort of musician you’re glad is still being made in the country’s basements, backrooms and bedrooms. Born and bred in South East London and raised on his dad’s bebop records, as a child Alex toyed with the trumpet and drums before teaching himself piano, guitar and songwriting. A demo found its way to Island Records and two weeks later a deal was on the table. Shortly afterwards Alex was on his way to New Orleans where he got together with producers Diplo & Switch. The single Up All Night and album track Tight Rope were born in those sessions. Soon after, his song “Too Close” became his first U.S. chart topping hit, and the album was released in America , gaining him a whole new fanbase. Always in touch with his beloved soul and jazz as well as opening himself up to funk and jungle and punk rock and dubstep, Alex Clare’s latest album “Three Hearts” was released in August, and he will travel the U.S. this fall!

BRING A BOOK OR TOY FOR A CHILD!
For over 20 years, in keeping with the holiday spirit of giving, WXRT presents a special benefit concert series to collect toys and raise money for local children’s hospitals, Children's Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago Children's Hospital and Central DuPage Hospital. Each year, listener response to this event is overwhelming! The Holiday Concerts for the Kids Series encourages listeners attending these concerts to bring a new book or toy to the show, affording us the opportunity to deliver even more toys to Chicago area children hospitalized during the holiday season.



DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR.
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Friday November 21

DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR.
MINI MANSIONS
  • $16 adv. - $18 day of
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
  • 18+
Formed in late 2009, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is the off-kilter title under which Detroit-area natives Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott record, release and perform music. Initially beginning as an exercise in collaboration undertaken with very little intention of ever being publicly consumed, the band’s trajectory has been as unexpected as it has been unlikely. In just a few short years, fans have seen the project grow from basement recording project--to media curiosity--to an international touring ensemble widely recognized for their joy-fueled live offerings.


RUN THE JEWELS
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Saturday November 22

RUN THE JEWELS
RATKING
DESPOT

ON SALE THIS FRIDAY 9/5 @ NOON

  • $24
  • Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
  • 18+
When two great artists work together, anything can happen, and that’s how Run The Jewels was born. In 2012, El-P produced Killer Mike's critically acclaimed album R.A.P. Music. Later that year, Killer Mike appeared on the track "Tougher Colder Killer" from El-P's Cancer 4 Cure. The following year they officially formed the duo "Run the Jewels", with an album under Fool's Gold Records announced for later in the year. They released their self-titled first album titled Run the Jewels, as a free digital download. Killer Mike and El-P's next Run the Jewels album is RTJ2; it's out October 28 via Nas' imprint Mass Appeal, and they will tour the world in celebration. In addition, that an RTJ2 remix album is coming in 2015 via Fool's Gold, making this year a very busy one!


DEATH DTA
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Tuesday November 25

Metro & Empire Productions Present
DEATH DTA
  • $27 Adv - $30 Day Of
  • Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7:30PM
  • 18+
Unquestionably one of the most important and influential metal acts to have ever emerged from the North American continent, Florida's Death came together in late 1983. Heralded as a genre innovator, Chuck Schuldiner partnered with drummer Chris Reifert and took to the studio. Released in May of 1987, Death's debut record Scream Bloody Gore, described as "death metal's first archetypal document", was immediately met with praise and accolades, with magazines and fans hailing it as one of the most important death metal releases of all time. Chuck soon decided to join forces with three-fourths of Florida's Massacre (including Rick Rozz). This marked the first touring incarnation of Death. By April of 1988, Death had returned to the recording studio and laid down their much-anticipated second album. A polished-yet-savagely-heavy effort, Leprosy, like it's predecessor, had its roots firmly in the Slayer/Venom/Hellhammer school of songwriting, but with an increased emphasis on the kind of melodic passages that would later become central to the group's sound. Not surprisingly, this powerful combination was an instant "hit" in the metal underground and became a major influence on hundreds of bands that emerged during death metal's "resurgence" in the late '80's, including groups such as Entombed and Napalm Death. In the decade that followed, Death issued several more critically-acclaimed releases while gradually gravitating towards a much more technical musical approach, one that would inevitably alienate some of the group's longtime fans. Along the way, Chuck came to be rightfully regarded as one of the pioneers of the death metal genre, while Spiritual Healing came to earn its place in the annals of death metal history as one the finest albums ever released under the banner. When Chuck died of cancer in 2001, family and friends came together to perform under the moniker of Death DTA Tours as a tribute to Chuck's legacy.




ANIMALS AS LEADERS
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Wednesday November 26

TOONTRACK PRESENTS: THE ABSTRACT REALITY TOUR WITH
ANIMALS AS LEADERS
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
  • $23 Adv - $26 Day Of
  • Doors: 7:00PM / Show: 8:00PM
  • 18+
Animals As Leaders and The Devin Townsend Project are touring North America together this Fall, and stopping at Metro!

When Tosin Abasi released his debut solo album under the moniker Animals As Leaders in 2009, few would have predicted the band’s meteoric rise to the apex of the progressive rock/metal world. Although Abasi earned acclaim as the lead guitarist in the Washington, D.C.-based metalcore act Reflux, it was still a long-shot that an instrumental album of progressive metal with jazz, electronic and ambient flourishes would develop anything more than a cult following. Fast-forward two-plus years to Weightless, the group’s sophomore effort, and the band is revered worldwide as a trailblazing pioneer of modern heavy music. The group’s genre-defying compositions have earned extensive praise - Steve Vai called the band “the future of creative, heavy virtuoso guitar playing.” Guitar World Magazine also featured Abasi on the cover twice over the course of this album cycle, further cementing his legendary status within the current progressive scene. The recently released third full-length release is a bombastic, dynamic and innovative explosion incorporates elements spanning across the entire musical spectrum. It also marks the recording debut of drummer Matthew Garstka, whose technical proficiency and unique style allows Abasi and guitarist Javier Reyes the room to push their boundaries to previously unthinkable heights.

Visionary singer/guitarist/producer Devin Townsend, formerly of Strapping Young Lad, draws on a wide range of influences to create music that celebrates optimism in humanity, while simultaneously remaining absolutely crushing. Townsend is no stranger to musical diversity, and 2011 saw him complete a four-album cycle – Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction and Ghost – of which no two releases sounded similar. His 2012 release, Epicloud, was a mixure of moods and styles as well. He is currently working on the second disc of Z2, his solo album, and recently released Casualties of Cool, a country album with a band of the same name.



VIC MENSA
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Friday November 28

1833 Welcomes
VIC MENSA

ON SALE FRIDAY 9/12 @ NOON

  • $18 adv. - $21 day of
  • Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7PM
  • All Ages
Vic Mensa is an independent hip hop artist from right here in Chicago. Formerly a member of Kids These Days, after the group broke up he released his mixtape INNANETAPE online last year to critical acclaim. Vic has toured North America with J Cole and Disclosure and with Danny Brown on his recent European Tour and was also chosen for the 2014 XXL freshman class. Vic is also the leader and co-founder of the SAVEMONEY collective with Chance The Rapper and others. His debut single "Down On My Luck" was released in June 2014 by Virgin EMI and it achieved international success, so don't miss this chance to see one of Chicago's most promising up and coming artists!