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Fall Chicago shows trickle in...

Next season's showlist is beginning to take shape as more and more great acts announce their fall tours. Naturally, you should hold on to summer as long as you can, but give yourself props for living in Chicago as you take note of some of the shows announced recently for the coming months:

After an overflowing Lolla set, Girl Talk finally arrives at a place that can hold his sound and his fan-base. He'll rock the Congress Theater Sat, Nov 8, @ 7:30. Grab your $15 tickets here.

Beck sets up some dates at the Aragon Ballroom October 2nd and 3rd in support of the Danger Mouse-produced new album Modern Guilt. Though it was thought for awhile that he may close out the tour here, that honor has moved to New York. Fortunately, MGMT scored the opening gig, so why are you still bummed? Oh right, because tickets are $37.50.

The Mountain Goats bring their grown-up lo-fi to Park West 10/13 with folk-sters Kaki King. They call the tour "The Last Happy Night of Your Life." That slightly sour taste in your mouth must be the irony.

Of Montreal certainly created a well-deserved spectacle with their last album and overwhelming performance at the Metro last year. Their live show confirms the brilliant insanity of frontman Kevin Barnes, but gives you no choice but you put your fate in his hands. They'll set out to do it again, this time with a new album and a larger venue I can't even imagine how they'll set out to handle. If you're not at the Riveria 10/27, you best have a note from your doctor.

Quick(er) List:
GZA (performing Liquid Swords) @ House of Blues, 9/7
Stars @ the Riv, 9/24
Sigur Ros @ Chicago Theatre, 9/24
My Bloody Valentine @ Aragon, 9/27
Buckethead @ the Vic, 9/27
Cold War Kids @ the Vic 10/11
Against Me! @ the Riv 10/17 **JUST ANNOUNCED: TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS will be opening**
TV on the Radio @ the Riv 10/22

Cheaper shows and venues generally don't have the luxury of planning months in advance, so stay tuned for more (and better?) shows as dates get closer.

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TC / August 6, 2008 11:46 PM

You have Of Montreal and Against Me both playing the Riv on 10/27...somehow I'm skeptical of that being a double bill.

Emily / August 7, 2008 10:33 PM

Thanks TC! Although I did enjoy the chance to laugh at the absurdity of such a hypothetical double bill, you'll see the typo corrected (plus the addition of a new kick-ass update just announced!)

kel / August 11, 2008 2:48 PM

Dude all these shows seem like a great time....It stinks that the summers coming to an end so that means outdoor fest's are too...but I wanted to let you all know that I heard about this concert/fest in November, from a friend, called CBGB. I wanted to let you all know bc its music like the concerts listed above. Check out myspace/cbgbfestival.....thats the link I know of right now. Cool maybe see any of you there?? :)

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