One of our favorite indie folk bands, Fleet Foxes, is back at it and playing The Chicago Theatre for two nights in a row next week! The band released their first full-length album in 6 years this past summer and are eager to reconnect with fans. Crack-Up features the beautiful harmonies that originally drew us in and combines them with mesmerizing instrumentals. Their live show is said to be incredible and, in this case, well worth the wait. For tickets to the shows, click here.
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!
Coming at you with your roundup from LouFest! The weekend was full of amazing performances, but some stood out from the rest.
Kasabian and Slaves are playing House of Blues this upcoming Tuesday. Kasabian, one of the UK’s most beloved bands, will be playing in support of their 6th studio album, For Crying Out Loud, which was released this past May. It has been 3 years since Kasabian has done a US tour, so both the band and American fans are long overdue. Kasabian’s live shows are set to be rowdy and full of opportunities for crowd participation, so it should be a wild night! To get tickets for the show, click here. Until then, check out “Bless This Acid House” above.
Jay Som is swinging back through town to enchant us with their beautiful, sprawling music. The brainchild of Melina Duterte, Jay Som’s most recent album, Everybody Works, has received high praise from the likes of Stereogum, Paste, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone. Last time they were in town was an absolute treat–don’t miss out on them again! For tickets, click here.