BAND SPOTLIGHT: Mister Moon

Mister Moon, the “culternative” rockers out of North Central Ohio, will be playing The Elbo Room this Saturday along with Sean Wilson, American Narcissism / The Pirate Broadcast, and Red Ransom. Despite the fact that all four band members have visited Chicago, this will be their first time playing the Windy City as Mister Moon.

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The Trashcan Sinatras @ Lincoln Hall 10/9

Scottish cult heroes, The Trashcan Sinatras, are coming through Chicago next week for their 30th anniversary tour! The band’s touring and recording has been sporadic in recent years, but they are hitting the road again with their most extensive US tour in decades. The show will be acoustic and feature not only fan favorites, but also more obscure songs from their B-sides. To get your tickets to the show, click here.

Goose Island’s 312 Block Party

Although it is the end of festival season, Goose Island is putting on one final party this Friday and Saturday at their annual 312 Block Party!

The shindig will take place on the block outside the Fulton location and features both a kick ass lineup AND some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks and specialty beers. A $10 suggested entry donation per person will be donated to local organizations including the Mission Muscle Foundation, Open Books, Chicago Canine Rescue, and more.

312 Block Party Details:

  • WHERE: 1800 W. Fulton Street – Entry gate 1 will be on the West side of Fulton St at Wolcott and entry gate 2 will be on the South side of Wood at Walnut.
  • WHEN: Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24
  • COST: Free admission with a suggested donation of $10 to go toward the following charities: Mission Muscle Foundation, Open Books and the Chicago Canine Rescue
  • BEER: All beers are $3 – sizes vary and will include popular Goose Island beers such as 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Grand Prestige, Brasserie Blanc and specialty pours of Bourbon County Brand Stout.
  • FOOD: Vendors include Girl & the Goat, Beat Kitchen, Happy Lobster, Wow Bao with more to be named soon!
  • MUSIC: Animal Collective, The Record Company, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Filthy Friends (Feat. members Sleater Kinney, R.E.M. and The Minus Five), Joey Purp, Califone, The Drastics, Low Down Brass Band, and more

Come on out and enjoy one last festival weekend in the sun!

LouFest 2017: The Festival

For those who were at LouFest last year, they’ve changed their location within Forest Park from Central Fields to the Upper Muny Grounds with entrance gates located at Wells Dr. / Macklind and Pagoda Circle/The Muny. The change means more shade and more weather-resistant terrain! The box offices for the fest will be located near both north and south entrances and open from 10am-10pm both days. *See map below*

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LouFest 2017: Line-Up Preview

Whether the timing, the cost, or the rain kept you from Lolla or your favorite bands, our neighbors to the south are putting on yet another fantastic festival this year. If a 2-day fest is more your thing, stay tuned! Chicago Music News will be bringing you the best of the best from the fest, but we want to point out some gems from the lineup first.

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VÉRITÉ @ Lincoln Hall 8/28

Alt-pop artist, VÉRITÉ is returning to Chicago to share her debut album, Somewhere in Between, with fans.

VÉRITÉ bust onto the scene only three short years ago, but she has already cranked out multiple acclaimed EPs, performed at massive music festivals, and done headlining shows across the US and Europe. Buzzfeed called VÉRITÉ “one of the best artists in alt-pop,” and TIME has praised her “...complex electronic arrangements, layered with rich and ethereal vocals” on the album. Want to hear her for yourself? Check her title track out below.

VÉRITÉ will be supported at Lincoln Hall by Tigertown–get your tickets here.