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Fri. Aug 01 2014
Lincoln Hall + C3 present:
An Official Lollapalooza Aftershow featuring...

Typhoon



Friday, August 01 2014
11:00 PM | 18+
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Dear Reader,

I don't remember much, but I remember this one thing with clarity.

I was in the backyard looking up at my father; he was bent over raking leaves, explaining to me over his shoulder what it meant to be a good man - to keep your word and do the work you set out to do. I was a child then and the words were a mystery, having little conception of what kind of man I would be, what sort of work I would do or how I would set about doing it. A few years later, as all my friends were entering adolescence, I got sick. Mine was puberty with a vengeance.

In my last letter I made mention of my illness. Since then I have been asked about it often and feel I should elaborate on its significance. The illness itself offers a tempting narrative hook, but while it is romantic to dwell on the individual suffering, what matters is the universal implication: Once on the other side one finds that there are no sides, that there exists no great partition between sickness and health, only various stages of dying and various ways of surviving that death.

This discovery had on me the effect of leveling all logical binaries to be replaced by ambivalence–not only could I not tell the difference between sickness and heath, but had further difficulty telling friends from enemies, progress from regress, love from resentment, sometimes even women from men. I realized that if I were to accomplish anything it would be to recover some kind of meaning in what my friend Zach Schomburg called the Wild Meaninglessness. You can consider it one very bewildered man's attempt to explain the universe, to himself, in the language of bewilderment.

I had a lot of help. Without my friends in Typhoon this music would have never reached your ears. It is thanks to them that these songs are songs and not just a bunch of quasi-apocalyptic ramblings. We recorded them on a farm in Happy Valley, OR while we lived there for a short, utopian six weeks in the spring and summer of 2012. The record is a collection of seminal life moments, in more or less chronological order, glimpsed backwards in the pale light of certain death, brought to life by a remarkable group of people who hold as I do that the work is somehow important.

When we started working on White Lighter, I had reason to believe that it would be the last thing I ever did.

It is now six months since we finished. I'm still here and there's still work to be done.

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Sat. Aug 02 2014
Lincoln Hall + C3 present:
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Lucius



Saturday, August 02 2014
11:00 PM | 18+
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Lucius knew from the start they were on to something special. Centered around the powerful voices and compelling songwriting of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, the Brooklyn band has evolved from a promising duo into a dynamic quintet whose 2013 debut LP Wildewoman (Mom + Pop) is lauded by The New York Times as “an art school take on girl group soul.”

Hailed by The Boston Globe as “the most welcome addition to pop music this year” Wildewoman ¬¬has landed on numerous critics’ year-end best of lists. Ranked #25 by Amazon, admired by Paste for its “strong song structures, substantive lyrics and precise playing” and included in NPR’s top 50 albums of 2013, Lucius pairs the synchronous vocals of Wolfe and Laessig, who play synth and keyboards, with guitars and drums from Dan Molad, Peter Lalish and Andrew Burri. Together, they make music that evokes classic girl-group pop and iconic rock ’n’ roll with a modern twist, that belongs solely to Lucius. But none of it happened overnight.

“We’ve been singing together for almost nine years,” Wolfe says. “We never wanted to rush anything. We never looked for a record deal before it felt like we needed one, and we never wanted to be on tour until we felt like we could sustain ourselves on the road. It was important for us to hone our craft.”

Wolfe and Laessig met in college in Boston, bonding over a love of old-school soul, David Bowie and the Beatles. They sing as though each is one half of the same voice, with riveting, resonant unison parts on songs like “Hey Doreen,” the propulsive first single from Wildewoman; and harmonies that feel instinctive as their voices diverge and then meld together on the ineffably catchy title track.


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Sun. Aug 03 2014
Lincoln Hall + C3 present:
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Bleachers



Sunday, August 03 2014
11:00 PM | 18+
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Grammy award winning artist and songwriter Jack Antonoff announces his new project Bleachers with the release of the debut single "I Wanna Get Better." A founding member of the Grammy award winning band fun. and singer/songwriter of the beloved New Jersey band Steel Train, Antonoff wrote and co-produced the Bleachers debut single alongside producer John Hill (MIA, Jay Z, Empire of the Sun). "I Wanna Get Better" ships to radio today and is now available at all digital music providers. Bleachers debut album will be released later this spring on RCA Records and features producer John Hill as well as Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure) and other collaborators.

Hailing from New Jersey, 29-year-old Jack Antonoff has been in the music scene for over a decade. In 2002, with Jack as the lead singer, the success of New Jersey born indie rock band Steel Train was well underway. Steel Train's cult following lead them to make their national television debut on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and later appeared on Late Show With David Letterman. In 2008, Jack joined Nate Ruess and Andrew Dost to form the Grammy award-winning fun.

In addition to being a multi-talented musician, Jack is a critically acclaimed songwriter and producer. His achievements include co-writing fun.'s Grammy award-winning song "We Are Young" and Grammy-nominated album "Some Nights," and he received a Golden Globe nomination for his collaboration with Taylor Swift on her song "Sweeter Than Fiction." Jack has also worked with Sara Bareilles, co-writing her Grammy-nominated hit "Brave," and Canadian indie icons Tegan and Sara. Jack is set to release the debut album for new project Bleachers later this spring.


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Thu. Aug 07 2014
Thursday, August 07 2014
9:00 PM | 21+
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Myles Coyne & The Rusty Nickel Band was formed in late 2008. After recording the initial skeletons of a record, Myles invited few friends to perform on the recordings. After a number of sessions, the project had quickly grow with nine performers contributing. The Rusty Nickel Band soon formed after. The group performs with a consistently alternating line up. Myles Coyne still performs solo on occasion, though is regularly is joined by friends, The Rusty Nickel Band. The group has been touring around the Midwest for two years. The New EP, Myles Coyne & The Rusty Nickel Band is out now!

Myles Coyne has been producing solo material & performing live for the last 3 years. The Rusty Nickel Band formed a year ago. Though we are not signed, we make an effort to record our own material & play out regularly around the Midwest.

Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5 piece roots/americana band, The Way Down Wanderers, not only draw listeners in with their energy and originality but also captivate fans with their unique and touching story; Banjo player, Ben Montalbano and fiddle/mandolin player, Collin Krause, are half brothers who met each other for the first time 5 years ago. The two were shocked to find that not only were they both pursuing careers in music, but that they were each drawn to the same genres. In addition to their unexpected brotherly collaboration, the other band member's dramatically diverse backgrounds in bluegrass, jazz, classical and rap music, blend together to form unique harmony vocals, soaring instrumentals, lively dynamics and standout melodies. Description

For Ernie Hendrickson, the hill country is as much a state of mind as a physical locale, as the deep but beautifully casual songs on his new One for the Dreamers eloquently remind us. In the hill country of Ernie's imagination, the high ground provides an elevated vantage point that enables his listeners to perceive how time can leave important matters unfinished, or tie up loose ends with sometimes heartbreaking finality. Yet the hill country is, of course, a real place, and where Ernie comes from. The Wisconsin native grew up in what's called that state's Driftless Area, where Midwestern flatness gives way to a more rounded landscape, so it’s natural that that he chose to record One for the Dreamers nestled among the neatly arranged hills of Middle Tennessee.


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Fri. Aug 08 2014
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Friday, August 08 2014
9:00 PM | 21+
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Kevin Andrew Prchal has come a long way since the release of his debut album Eat Shirt & Tie in 2010. Following the release, he made his print on the Chicagoland music scene by playing at such venues as the Metro, Lincoln Hall, Schubas, and Wentz Concert Hall.

In a review of Kevin’s performance at the Abbey Pub on February 2nd, 2013, The Deli magazine wrote about Kevin by calling him an “extremely underrated local singer/songwriter who has quietly been crafting a tremendous songbook over the last several years.”

Tremendous or not, that songbook will extend in the summer of 2014 with the release of his sophomore album, Sorrow Sings. On Kickstarter, the platform for which Prchal was able to fund this new album, he talks about Sorrow Sings by saying:

“Thematically, these songs explore the concept of light and dark. Light and dark, not only as they exist in the physical world, but within ourselves, as well. And, in brief, I discovered that just as light cannot exist without the dark in a room, I cannot exist without the dark in me. So rather than running from it, or trying to change it, I welcomed it. I let it define me, and by doing so, my light began to shine brighter than ever before. I let my “sorrow sing,” if you will.”

And it’s with that light that the future can only be bright for Kevin Andrew Prchal.



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Sat. Aug 09 2014
93XRT welcomes...

PHOX



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Saturday, August 09 2014
10:00 PM | 21+
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PHOX is from Baraboo, WI, which is a place where kids often drink poisoned groundwater and become endowed mutants. The six best friends who make up the ensemble happen to be blessed with madness, illusions of grandeur, and the inability to do the same thing twice. They also play music.



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Thu. Aug 14 2014
Thursday, August 14 2014
8:00 PM | 21+
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It was last fall when indie-folk duo Duck and Goose decided that, before they break up the band, they had better create something that told the story of who they had been. The two had devoted the better part of the past four years to their music, and had been transformed both personally and musically by the experience. So too however had it begun to hold them back. For various personal and professional reasons, it became clear that an end or a change of some kind was near. After months of planning, fundraising, staying up til 2:30 every night recording, obsessing over every detail, they are releasing Swan Song, an ode to the beauty on which they’ve spent the past four years of their lives. THIS is their CD release show, as well as their last show. Emily will be moving to Seattle five days later.

This album was produced by Sean O’Keefe (Plain White T’s, Fallout Boy, Company of Thieves) and Pat Sansone (Wilco, Autumn Defense). It was funded by a Kickstarter campaign in which they successfully raised $12,000 from friends, family, and fans. The album was lovingly and painstakingly made over the spring and summer of this year. They’ve put their heart and soul into it, and it is truly their best work to date.

Brought together by the winds of chance and fortune, Emily Claire Palmer and Charles Murphy began their career together playing at farmer’s markets in 2010. Both songwriters individually, they slowly grew their repertoire of originals and became known within the Chicago music scene for their vocal blend, potent lyrics, and warm performance style. Their first EP was recorded in live takes at Hinge Studio (Chicago, IL), and was released in June 2011.


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Fri. Aug 15 2014
101WKQX welcomes...

OK Go



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Friday, August 15 2014
9:00 PM | 18+
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Of all the superlatives ever thrown at OK Go, “world’s most creative band” might fit best. Theirs is a project of the modern age, defined by vision as opposed to boundaries. It starts with a growing canon of infectious songs (the band’s fourth album is forthcoming), and explodes out from there into a million creative endeavors: their videos are art projects that the whole world sees; their live shows are immersive and surprising; their free time is invested in apps and op-eds and a host of other experiments that all fall under fun, ambitious, or just really cool to try.


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Sat. Aug 16 2014
Saturday, August 16 2014
10:00 PM | 18+
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A young fresh ensemble drowning in pop sensibilities, the members of Moonrise Nation speak for an upcoming generation. As musicians and writers, they craft songs that are anchored in alternative folk with meaningful lyrics and deliver with compelling stage presence in their live shows.

Each member has a distinctive, soulful voice that complements the other. Sisters Arden and Eva Bee intricately weave their voices into magical harmonies over their keyboard and cello, while Emma McCall adds grit with her textured licks on the guitar.



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Thu. Aug 21 2014
Shoeshine Boy Productions presents:

Fletcher Rockwell



$10 Adv. / $12 Doors
Thursday, August 21 2014
8:00 PM | 21+
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Fletcher Rockwell is an American rock band from Chicago formed in 2009. With a classic heartland sound steeped in the grit and charm of their hometown, the group quickly built a loyal following on the strength of their raucous live shows. The band’s new EP, Still Searching, finds them conjuring the spirit of early Tom Petty and the ragged honesty of artists like Wilco and The Replacements. In ‘’Scorpion Woman’’ and ‘’Too Late’’, frontman Mike Nutt shares tales of love won and lost like a young Ryan Adams, and the band hits a sweet spot between No Depression-style rock and 70’s AM gold. A full LP is due in 2014, and judging from the band’s recent shows and latest release, it’s highly anticipated.


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Fri. Aug 22 2014
Shoeshine Boy Productions presents:

Sleep On It



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Friday, August 22 2014
8:00 PM | 18+
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Music is about connecting with people, and that's what we focus on more than anything else. We're a band that expresses honesty, and individuality in our music, drawing inspirations from bands such as Yellowcard, Saves The Day, Brand New, Fall Out Boy, and the collective music scenes we all grew up in from Massachusetts, Georgia, Ohio, Michigan, Maine, and Illinois. Our collective influences allow us to create music that has it's own distinct sound. We combine a high energy live show with lyrics that resonate with the experiences of our fans.

We recorded our debut EP 'Everything, All At Once' at Gravity Studios in Chicago (Fall Out Boy, Rise Against). Mixed and mastered by Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, Senses Fail). It's available on iTunes, Spotify, bancamp, Rhapsody, Beats Music, ect.

Pitch After Passion, Heart Before Fashion.

Thanks for listening.

-John, AJ, Jake, TJ and Luka



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Thu. Aug 28 2014
Thursday, August 28 2014
8:00 PM | 21+
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A lifelong performer and much sought-after vocalist and teacher, Lindsay Weinberg is a musician on the move. Her voice is big, her songs honest, her piano playing punchy. Lindsay brings a bright spark to the many projects she is involved in, her childlike enthusiasm balanced by a knowing glint in the eye. Her originals blend complicated progressions and cheeky lyrics into effortless hooks that stick with you until the next morning. On her debut singer-songwriter album, Skyscraper Queen of the Midwest, Lindsay's catchy sound is bolstered by a dozen fellow teachers and musicians from Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music, creating a harmonic energy as strong as the wind whipping off of Lake Michigan, focused down city streets and channelled directly into your heartbeat.



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Fri. Aug 29 2014
$20 Standing // $25 Seated
Friday, August 29 2014
8:00 PM | 21+
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Note: there are two ticketing options - $20 for standing and $25 for seated.

Sam Cooke is considered by many to be the “Man Who Invented Soul.” Sam blended sensuality and spirituality, sophistication and soul, movie idol looks and Gospel Singer poise. His musical influence can be heard in every generation since.

In The Cooke Book, The Music of Sam Cooke, Darrian Ford performs 90 minutes of expanded arrangements and classic vocal melodies, kept stylistically true to the era, exhibiting quintessential characteristics of Cooke’s unique and much-loved song stylings. With hits like, “Twistin The Night Away,” “Cupid,”” A Change Is Gonna Come,” “Rome” and many more, THE COOKE BOOK is initiating a whole new generation of fans!

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Sat. Aug 30 2014
$20 Standing // $25 Seated
Saturday, August 30 2014
8:00 PM | 21+
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Note: there are two ticketing options - $20 for standing and $25 for seated.

Sam Cooke is considered by many to be the “Man Who Invented Soul.” Sam blended sensuality and spirituality, sophistication and soul, movie idol looks and Gospel Singer poise. His musical influence can be heard in every generation since.

In The Cooke Book, The Music of Sam Cooke, Darrian Ford performs 90 minutes of expanded arrangements and classic vocal melodies, kept stylistically true to the era, exhibiting quintessential characteristics of Cooke’s unique and much-loved song stylings. With hits like, “Twistin The Night Away,” “Cupid,”” A Change Is Gonna Come,” “Rome” and many more, THE COOKE BOOK is initiating a whole new generation of fans!

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