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Matthew Sweet 2018 Poster
Fri 06/29/2018 (8pm/$30)
The truth is, I’ve always had a soft spot for the Anime-loving singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet since I heard his breakout hit single “Girlfriend.” Sweet was my very first concert in 1991, at the Cadillac Club (long defunct) in Fresno, California. I was still in high school and still love and know all of the lyrics from Sweet’s albums and EPs pre-Son of Altered Beast.
Sweet is back in town in support of his 13th studio album Tomorrow’s Daughter (the follow-up to Tomorrow Forever), available via Honeycomb Hideout and MRI/Sony.
LowRay (Dan Fowlds and James Irving) to open.
6/20: New York, NY at Le Poisson Rouge
6/21: Philadelphia, PA at World Cafe Live
6/22: Cleveland, OH at Beachland Ballroom
6/23: Ann Arbor, MI at The Ark
6/24: Indianapolis, IN at Hi-Fi
6/27: Des Moines, IA at Wooly's
6/28: Milwaukee, WI at Summerfest
6/29: Minneapolis, MN at Turf Club
6/30: Lincoln, NE at the Bourbon Theater
7/10: Kansas City, MO at Knuckleheads
7/11: Bloomington, IL at Castle Theatre
7/12: Evanston, IL at SPACE
7/13: Chicago, IL at Square Roots Festival
7/14: St. Louis, MO at Delmar Hall
7/15: Nashville, TN at City Winery
Go Fest 2018 Poster
Post Animal at 7th Street Poster
Grizzly Bear/Spoon at Surley Poster
feat. L.I.F.T., Awolnation, The Neighbourhood, Lovelytheband
Fri 06/29/2018 (4pm/$44.96)
The latest Go Fest will be taking place at the Cabooze Plaza on Friday, June 29th. This year’s line features L.I.F.T., Awolnation, The Neighbourhood and Lovelytheband... all popular, hot bands.
Awolnation tour dates:
June 22 The Strand Providence, RI
June 23 Innsbrook After Hours Richmond, VA
June 24 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
June 27 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
June 28 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK
June 29 Cabooze Outdoor Plaza Minneapolis, MN
June 30 Hollywood Casino Amp Tinley Park, IL
July 21 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion The Woodlands, TX
July 22 Merriweather Post Pavillion Columbia, MD
July 27 Providence Medical Ctr Amp Bonner Springs, KS
+ Slow Pulp
7th Street Entry
Sat 06/30/2018 (8pm/$13)
Chicago six-piece psychedelic rock Post Animal is playing the 7th Street Entry on Saturday, June 30th.
Slow Pulp to open.
06/22 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret %
06/23 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza %
06/25 - Boise, ID @ Garden City Projects %
06/26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court %
06/28 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge %
06/29 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Front Room %
06/30 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry %
08/03 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/04 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
09/21 - 09/23 - Dane, WI @ Prism Music & Arts Festival
% w/ Slow Pulp
GRIZZLY BEAR / SPOON
Sat 06/30/2018 (4:30pm/$41/Sold Out)
It’s the hottest ticket in town: Spoon and Grizzly Bear is playing Surly Festival Field this Saturday.
Grizzly Bear’s latest Painted Ruins is available now via RCA Records. The album has earned widespread praise from the New York Times, NPR Music and GQ, who commended the band’s “strikingly gorgeous music and harmonies”, while Esquire called the record “Their most mature album yet.”
We caught Spoon in Sep 2017 and said, “Following a break, rolling fog crept in under dim mono-chromatic lighting (with occasional strobe lights) and five louvered panels behind a set of scalloped curtains, to set the stage for Spoon’s hundred-minute headlining set. An extended instrumental intro for the opening ‘Do I Have to Talk You Into It’ brought the band members up one by one in the near darkness, making it look like they were performing from inside the mothership from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”
Note: the grounds are open at 4:30pm, so show up early to check out Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
Grizzly Bear/Spoon Tour dates:
6/22 Stage AE - Outdoors Pittsburgh, PA
6/25 PNC Pavilion Cincinnati, OH
6/26 Live on 9th Street Columbia, MO
6/30 Surly Brewery Minneapolis, MN