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reissue label Numero Group have a Chicago factory outlet store (opens today!)

In exciting record-collecting news, the Chicago-based reissue specialists at The Numero Group are making their extensive (around 275-title) catalogue much more accessible as they open up a factory outlet store.

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Shimby Presents: Live at the Empty Bottle (live recordings of Best Coast, Ty Segall, the Black Lips, Crystal Stilts & more)

Chicago-based live music archivist/recording engineer/architectural acoustician Shimby McCreery has put together a collection of his works that were recorded at the Empty Bottle throughout the past two years...

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Nada Surf & Wild Flag are both touring in 2012, playing Metro within days of each other

Nada Surf @ the Bell House in 2010 (more by Kurt Christensen)
Wild Flag's Janet Weiss with fan @ Empty Bottle in October (more by John Yingling)

As announced, Nada Surf are set to release their new album The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy on January 24th via Barsuk Records...

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Sharon Van Etten announces two shows @ Lincoln Hall w/ Shearwater

Sharon Van Etten @ Lincoln Hall in April (more by Grant MacAllister)

Brooklyn-based, singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten is getting ready to release her as-of-yet untitled follow up to 2011's Epic via her new label Jagjaguwar...

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Doldrums is here, playing Panchos tonight w/ Rainbo Video

DOWNLOAD: Doldrums - "Chase the Tear" (Portishead cover) (MP3)

Doldrums, the moniker of Montreal-based musician Alrick Woodhead is here tonight to headline the Bucktown venue Panchos...

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The Walkmen announce performance @ Metro, celebrating 10-years +++ working on a new LP

The Walkmen @ Chicago Theatre (more by Josh Darr)

NYC's The Walkmen are getting ready to celebrate 10-years together as a band, and have announced a few special performances to observe their newfound status...

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Owen to release ‘Ghost Town,’ playing two shows @ Beat Kitchen, & other dates

DOWNLOAD: Owen - "I Believe" (MP3)

Chicago's own Owen (aka Mike Kinsella) is set to release his sixth studio album Ghost Town on November 8th via Polyvinyl Records...

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Mark Sultan released a bunch of stuff, playing the Ultra Lounge this weekend, & other dates

Mark Sultan @ the Mohawk in Austin, TX (more by Tim Griffin)

Mark Sultan (also known as BBQ) released two vinyl LPs, Whenever I Want and Whatever I Want, plus a CD combining cuts from both dubbed Whatever/Whenever on October 25th via In The Red Records...

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Megadeth’s Gigantour 2012 (Motorhead, Volbeat, Lacuna Coil) is coming to the Aragon Ballroom (dates)

Megadeth's Gigantour 2012 has been announced, featuring 1/4 of "The Big Four" (as always), Motorhead(!), Volbeat, and Lacuna Coil. The month-long run, taking form at the end of January will hit Chicago's Aragon Ballroom on February 10th...

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Mannequin Men to release new LP, playing Empty Bottle tonight w/ Football, Outer Minds, & Coffin Pricks

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Chicago garage rockers Mannequin Men are set to release their new self-titled LP on November 8th via Addenda Records. You can stream clips of each song on the 12-track album over at their site...

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