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Dutch Punk legends The Ex perform with saxophonist Ken Vandermark. Recorded live at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL. Andy Moor (guitar), Terrie Hessels (guitar), Katherina Bornefeld (drums), Arnold de Boer (guitar & vocals), and Ken Vandermark (saxophone). Video of the session was captured & edited by Big Foot Media.
The Juliana Hatfield Three has reunited 22 years after their debut, Become What You Are (1993, Mammoth Records), to release their very long awaited and highly anticipated sophomore offering, Whatever, My Love (2015, American Laundromat Records). Hatfield, formerly of the Blake Babies, drummer Todd Phillips, and bassist Dean Fisher will be playing songs from both albums at Lincoln Hall (2424 N Lincoln Ave) on Saturday, March 7th.
Hailing from the Boston area, Hatfield has had a steady output of solo albums since the initial break up of the Blake Babies in 1991. Her sound has varied throughout the years from forceful rockers to melodic, acoustic and haunting lullabies with the constant being Hatfield’s almost child-like voice. But it was the release of Become What You Are that brought her greatest critical and commercial success. Songs such as “My Sister” and “Spin The Bottle” received heavy airplay on the then fledgling alternative music radio airwaves. The album is considered by many to be one of the defining soundtracks of the '90s, musically aggressive enough to elbow in along the reigning grunge sound that dominated the era with enough soft edges to hold wider appeal.
CHIRP Radio is proud to present Tobacco, who will be performing at Lincoln Hall on Wednesday, September 17th at 9:00pm. But be warned: this is not a show for kiddies. The electronic one-man band, who in other lives is known as Thomas Fec, the front man for Black Moth Super Rainbow, makes edgy music. Not "edgy-cute" like some other synth outfits, but edgy as in daring, jagged, distorted, and warped, with a sneakily libidinous undercurrent moving just under the surface. Do you dance, stand and stare, or start grinding with that honey you locked eyes with at the bar? It'll be a tough decision…
Fec's third album Ultima II Massage released earlier this year on Ghostly International. Wednesday's bill also includes The Stargazer Lillies, who will envelop you in their electrified Dream-Pop, and the experimental electro-stylings of Chicago's own Oscillator Bug. You can buy tickets here.
Just because you’re not hitting Riot Fest this weekend, doesn't mean you can’t take in some great tunes! If you’re looking for a more relaxing, chill musical evening, then you’ll want to come out to Lincoln Hall on Sunday, September 14 to enjoy the melodic, soothing tracks of Califone and S. Carey.
Califone will be playing their alma mater city. The experimental rock band really broke into the scene with their album and feature film titled All My Friends are Funeral Singers in 2009. Their latest album Stiches, was released last September.
S. Carey hails from Wisconsin and is best known as the drummer and supporting vocalist of the indie folk band, Bon Iver. He released his first solo album All We Grow, back in 2010. His sound has been likened to that of Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine, José González and Steve Reich. His newest album, Range of Light came out this past April, sounds much like his past work but amplifies his taste for percussive elements more.
This CHIRP-sponsored event is a “don’t miss!” Tickets are $18 and can purchased here through Lincoln Hall’s website.
Southwest soundscapes traverse the Midwest, Califone graced Chicago’s Lincoln Hall stage on Saturday, February 1st during the final show on their “turtle eggs/an optimist” tour, named after the final song on their 2013 release, Stitches. With opening act William Tyler, Tim Rutili and ensemble, plucked from the heartstrings that saddle back into a city the band once called home, opened and closed the evening with collective sound that can only be gleaned from newfound geography.
Tyler opened the evening with solo electric precision, howling, glorious, instrumental light—almost southern and blue grass in nature. Hailing from the Northwest, the first couple songs —“Last Residents of West Fall” and “Can’t Go Home”—are ballads to his hometown in eastern Oregon, Americana at its contemporary finest. A perfect introduction to Califone.
CHIRP is pumped to welcome Mount Kimbie to Lincoln Hall this Tuesday, October 22!
Mount Kimbie is Dominic Maker and Kai Campos. The London-based duo started making music together in 2010, and they are said to be among the first pioneers of "post-dubstep." This is an infectious blend of ambient music, found sounds, and electronic beats. Mount Kimbie is on tour promoting their Sophomore album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, which brings more of the variety that makes the duo so successful. Each individual Mount Kimbie track takes the listener to a new world filled with a unique sound and flow. The duo's pristine production skills and keen musical ears give them their signature style.
Come ready to dance and immerse yourself in a one of a kind musical experience! Lincoln Hall provides the perfect space for an intimate encounter with Mount Kimbie. Opening for the band are Jonwayne and D33J!
Not only is telekinesis the ability to move things with one's mind, it's also a mighty fine band out of Seattle, led by its lead singer and drummer, 26 year old Michael Benjamin Lerner. I had the pleasure of seeing he and his band a few years back at Beat Kitchen, and am definitely looking forward to this show.
His previous two records had many highlights, but the new album, Dormarion (Merge) is solid from end to end, characterized throughout by his high-pitched tenor that's wan but never wimpy. Check-out the power pop rock of the first two tracks, the atmospheric college radio rock of "Wires," the acoustic ballad "Symphony" and "Ghosts and Creatures," the first single. Although Lerner initially intended to record the entire album himself, it was recorded with Spoon drummer Jim Eno at his Public Hi-Fi studio in Austin, Texas (located on Dormarion Lane).
A great band to see live, on this tour the Telkinesis touring line-up will include Erik Walters of The Globes on guitar, Say Hi (To Your Mom)'s Eric Elbogen on bass and Rebecca Cole of Wild Flag and The Minders on keyboards. If you're looking for reference points, you can hear Shoes and Cheap Trick throughout, as well as some of Elbogen's Say Hi on "Dark To Light," The Mighty Lemon Drops on "Wires," The Knack and/or The Records on "Little Hill" and new wave group The Fixx, believe it or not, on "Ever True."
CHIRP is pleased to welcome METZ to their show at Lincoln Hall on Sunday, May 12. The hard-hitting Toronto three-piece are still riding a wave of critical praise following their 2012 self-titled debut on Sub Pop records. The band’s racuous brand of rock and roll recalls some of the bands that helped put their label on the map (including Nirvana and Mudhoney), but their forceful live show is all about pushing air in the present--and it’s not one to be missed.
TV Ghost will open the 18-and-over show starting at 9 PM. Visit lincolnhallchicago.com for more info. And come say hello to our volunteers at the CHIRP table!