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Concert Wed Apr 30 2014

2014 Downtown Sound Lineup Revealed


The City of Chicago finished announcing their various summer festivals this past Monday as they announced the lineup of the always popular Downtown Sound Music Monday series.

Things get started on June 2 and continue Mondays at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park until August 11. The Downtown Sound series is known for their eclectic and well curated indie and world music bookings. This year is no different with offerings that range from the punk singer/songwriter stylings of former Hüsker Dü frontman, Bob Mould (June 23rd), to the of hypnotic Syrian desert rock of Omar Souleyman (June 9th). A favorite of mine is local post-metal collective, Russian Circles (August 11th), who are in the the middle of a victory lap after releasing the absolutely fantastic album, Memorial, last year. I'm also quite excited for Wooden Shjips (August 4th) who are signed to Thrill Jockey and create intensely sludgy works that are kinda captivating. The seemingly omnipresent, White Mystery (June 30th), also make an appearance opening for My Brightest Diamond. All shows are free and start at 6:30 pm at Millennium Park.

Check out the full schedule below.

June 2 - Robbie Fulks / Funeral Bonsai Wedding

June 9 - Omar Souleyman / Joshua Abrams' Natural Information Society

June 16 - Richard Thompson and his Electric Trio

June 23 - Bob Mould / Split Single

June 30 - My Brightest Diamond / White Mystery

July 7 - Joe Pug / Hurray for the Riff Raff

July 14 - Noura Mint Seymali / Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub

July 21 - Pillars & Tongues (headliner TBA)

August 4 - Maps & Atlases / Wooden Shjips

August 11 - Russian Circles / Colin Stetson

In case you missed it, our friends at Chicagoist and Chicago Reader have the lineups for Taste of Chicago and Loops & Variations, both of which were recently announced.


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Classical Wed Aug 06 2014

Pulling Strings: For classical music in Chicago, you got a guy - August 2014

By Transmission

Before the main classical season kicks into gear in the next month or two, take advantage of these local artists and ensembles playing throughout the city.

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Boxx Magazine
Brooklyn Vegan Chicago
Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
Country Music Chicago
Cream Team
Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
Jim DeRogatis
Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Jaded in Chicago
Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
Live Music Blog
Loud Loop Press
Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
Pop Matters
Resident Advisor
Sound Opinions
Sun-Times Music Blog
Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
Windy City Rock


Abbey Pub
Andy's Jazz Club
Aragon Ballroom
Auditorium Theatre
Beat Kitchen
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
The Burlington
California Clipper
Concord Music Hall
Congress Theater
Cubby Bear
Double Door
Elbo Room
Empty Bottle
Green Mill
The Hideout
Honky Tonk BBQ
House of Blues
Kingston Mines
Lincoln Hall
Logan Square Auditorium
Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
Thalia Hall
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

  Labels, Promoters
  & Shops:

Alligator Records
Beverly Records
Bloodshot Records
Dave's Records
Delmark Records
Drag City
Dusty Groove
Flameshovel Records
Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
Jam Productions
Jazz Record Mart
Kranky Records
Laurie's Planet of Sound
Minty Fresh
Numero Group
mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
Thrill Jockey Records Touch & Go/Quarterstick Records
Victory Records


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J. Davis Trio @ Metro

Sat Aug 30 2014
The Cooke Book @ Lincoln Hall

Sat Aug 30 2014
Kermit Ruffins @ FitzGerald's

Sat Aug 30 2014
North Coast Music Festival

Sat Aug 30 2014
Chicago Jazz Festival

Sat Aug 30 2014
African Festival of the Arts

Sun Aug 31 2014
What's Happening? Block Party @ Longman & Eagle

Sun Aug 31 2014
North Coast Music Festival

Sun Aug 31 2014
Chicago Jazz Festival

Sun Aug 31 2014
African Festival of the Arts

Mon Sep 1 2014
African Festival of the Arts

Wed Sep 3 2014
Creepoid, My Dad, & Shahman @ Township

Thu Sep 4 2014
Owen Pallett & Foxes in Fiction @ Metro

Fri Sep 5 2014
The Hideout Block Party & Onion AV Fest

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