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Cap’n Jazz reunion continues; FREE Chicago show with Hop Along added

When the 2017 lineup for LA's FYF Fest was announced, one of its most surprising and exciting inclusions was another reunion of Cap'n Jazz, the influential emo band whose members went on to form American Football, Owen, Owls, Joan of Arc, The Promise Ring, Maritime, and more...

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House of Vans Chicago 2017 free shows

Like they do every spring/summer, Brooklyn's House of Vans is throwing a series of free shows and the 2017 lineup has been announced. This year, there's a series in Chicago as well...

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Ryley Walker planning LP, playing Chicago shows w/ San Fermin & Weyes Blood (watch a video)

Friend, collaborator, and past tourmate of American Primitivism guitarist Daniel Bachman, Chicago's Riley Walker crafts excellent psych-folk indebted to the cult heroes of the late '60s and early '70s, whose impact took decades to hit and is still being felt today...

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Grant Hart playing a pair of free Chicago shows this week

Attention Hüsker Dü fans, Grant Hart is playing a pair of Chicago shows this week. The first of two is TONIGHT (Monday, 9/9) at Danny's with Chris Connelly; there isn't a cover...

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The Thermals playing a free Chicago show Friday (8/2)

UPDATE: Full details announced!

The Thermals @ BVSXSW (more by Kevin Figueroa)

Check BV Chicago again on Monday for more details on this BrooklynVegan/BV Chicago presented FREE, post-Lollapalooza CHICAGO SHOW with The Thermals, and for more information on the Russian Circles one happening one day later...

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Russian Circles playing a free Chicago show Saturday (8/3)

UPDATE: Full details announced!

Russian Circles @ Saint Vitus (more by Caroline Harrison)

Check BV Chicago again on Monday for more details on this BrooklynVegan/BV Chicago/Invisible Oranges presented FREE, post-Lollapalooza CHICAGO SHOW with Russian Circles, and for more information on the Thermals one happening one day earlier...

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Sailor Jerry’s free Cobrafest lineup announced, RSVP open

Sailor Jerry's annual free Cobrafest is returning to Chicago's Cobra Lounge (235 N. Ashland Ave) this year from July 19-21, the same weekend that Pitchfork Festival goes down in Union P...

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Red Bull Sound Select hosting 10 big free shows in July: Metric playing Chicago’s

Metric @ Radio City Music Hall, 2012 (more by Jonathan McPhail)

As mentioned on BV, Red Bull Sound Select is throwing 10 free concerts and 10 cities all which are happening on the same weekend (July 26 & 27)...

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Alabama Shakes playing a free ‘Dream Show’ at Sub-t (RSVP)

Alabama Shakes, who were recently in Chicago to play Metro and Lollapalooza (though unfortunately their festival set got rained out), will return to the city on September 11 to play an American Family Insurance-presented, FREE-with-RSVP show at Subterranean...

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Sailor Jerry presents Cobra Fest 2012 (3 free nights of good bands during Pitchfork Fest… King Tuff, Human Eye & more)

Like they did last year, Sailor Jerry will return to Cobra Lounge (235 N Ashland) for three nights of Pitchfork Fest afterparties, and if you can't tell from the killer (free...

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