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A.V. Club & The Onion announce “26th Annual Comedy Fest” w/ Comedy Bang! Bang!, Tig Notaro, Marc Maron, more

The A.V. Club have just announced the first annual "26th Annual Comedy Fest," co-presented by their sister publication The Onion. The festival will be held from June 12-14 at the Athenaeum Theatre...

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St. Vincent, Schoolboy Q, Cloud Nothings, Deafheaven, more added to Pitchfork Festival 2014 (lineup, win tix!)

Pitchfork Festival 2013 (more by James Richards IV)

As discussed, the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival is slated to take place from July 18-20 in Chicago's Union Park...

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Dean Wareham released a solo album, playing Old Town School of Folk Music w/ Advance Base (win tix!)

Earlier this week, Indie rock mainstay Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna, Dean and Britta) welcomed his first proper solo album. The self-titled LP was produced by My Morning Jacket's Jim James, who also plays keys and guitar on it, and also features his wife // bandmate Britta Phillips on bass and Anthony LaMarca on drums // pedal steel...

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win tickets to Laneway Festival Detroit

As discussed, St. Jerome's Laneway Festival is set make its North American debut in the Detroit area on September 14. The one-day fest will take place at Meadow Brook Music Festival in Rochester Hills, MI, and its lineup features Sigur Ros, The National, Run the Jewels, The Dismemberment Plan, AlunaGeorge, Phosphorescent, Savages, and many more...

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Black Prairie beginning fall U.S. tour at City Winery Chicago (win tix!)

Chris Funk of Black Prairie/Decemberists @ Stubb's in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)

Decemberists side project Black Prairie welcomed their most recent album, called Wild Ones, earlier this year...

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Neko Case & Superchunk streaming new LPs, playing A.V. Fest // Hideout Block Party

As discussed, A.V. Fest // Hideout Block Party is slated to take place on September 6 & 7 this year. The intimate festival will feature performances, Superchunk, Mavis Staples, The Hold Steady, The Walkmen, BOTH (Aimee Mann + Ted Leo), and many more...

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meet Landmarks (song streams, live dates)

DOWNLOAD: Landmarks - "Cuscutta" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Landmarks - "Overflown" (MP3)

Chicago's Color Radio parted ways in the spring of 2012 and more or less morphed into a new outfit called Landmarks...

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Riot Fest Chicago announce daily lineups, single-day tix on sale

Pixies at Wellmont Theatre in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

As discussed, the ridiculously awesome Riot Fest Chicago is set to take place from September 13-15 in Humboldt Park...

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Marnie Stern playing the Empty Bottle with Roomrunner & Mayor Daley (BV Chicago presents)

Marnie Stern @ Panchos in 2011 (more by John Yingling)

As seen on BrooklynVegan, Marnie Stern is gearing up for the release of her new album, The Chronicles of Marnia, which is due out on March 19 via Kill Rock Stars...

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an interview with Califone’s Tim Rutili, who welcomes a reissue LP today

Tim Rutili @ the IL Centennial Monument in 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)

Longstanding experimental folk outfit Califone welcome a double LP reissue of Sometimes Good Weather Follows Bad People today (Tuesday, November 6) via Jealous Butcher...

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