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Sonic Youth releasing live LP recorded @ Smart Bar in 1985

Sonic Youth, whose skin basher Steve Shelly just recently parted ways with Disappears, have revealed the "news" they promised was coming today...

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“Chicago Sounds in the 80s: Underground Incubator”

Sound Opinions co-hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot will pick apart some of Chicago's most influential musical movements of the 80s, when they sit down with three very special guests at the Museum of Contemporary Art on March 6th for a round-table discussion...

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Thrill Jockey celebrates 20-years w/ reissues & stuff; tix are still available for Tortoise’s show @ the Bottle

Chicago-based independent record label Thrill Jockey are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a bunch of reissues from seminal artists, plus some new releases too...

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Bruce Lamont, Nachtmystium, The Atlas Moth, Indian, Pelican, & more in A.V. Club’s ‘An oral history of Chicago’s metal scene’

Bruce Lamont with Bloodiest @ IL Centennial Monument (more by Grant MacAllister)

The A.V. Club Chicago completed a massive, four part analysis of Chicago's metal scene yesterday (11/3), dubbed simply An oral history of Chicago's metal scene...

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Bloodshot Records to celebrate 15th anniversary @ Hideout

Chicago-based label Bloodshot Records are about to turn fifteen years old this fall, and plan to celebrate in a semi-big way with a very intimate setting...

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Gil Scott-Heron, RIP

Gil Scott-Heron @ Marcus Garvey Park in 2010 (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)

The highly influential singer-songwriter, and poet has just passed away at the age of 62...

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BV Chicago’s guide to Record Store Day 2011 (in-stores & more)

Record Store Day 2011 is upon us tomorrow (4/16)! We've got a list of Chicago record stores to visit, plus must-see in-stores taking place sporadically throughout the day...

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Paul Simon announces new album, playing the Chicago Theatre & other 2011 tour dates

Paul Simon @ Town Hall in 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)

Paul Simon is set to release his first record in five years titled So Beautiful or So What via Hear Music/Concord Music Group on April 12th...

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Arcade Fire (Album of The Year Grammy Winners)

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. Thank you EVERYONE. - arcadefire

Arcade Fire just won "Album of The Year" at the Grammys...

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