Netherfriends @ Hopscotch Festival 2011 (NC) (more by Alex Broadwell)

Chicago's Netherfriends will play a hometown show at the Empty Bottle on Feburary 10th. Tickets were recently posted.

Cut Hands

Cut Hands is the solo project of William Bennett, founding member of UK noise group Whitehouse. His first foray with the project Afro Noise I, came out in August of 2011. Catch Cut Hands at the Empty Bottle on February 18th. Tickets are on sale now.

Slow Club

Much-loved UK duo Slow Club are returning to the US for a second run of dates in support of their recently released album Paradise. They'll hit the Empty Bottle on February 22nd with support from Air Waves. Tickets are on sale now.

Keep Shelly in Athens @ Lincoln Hall (more by Ben Rodig)

Keep Shelly in Athens recently played Lincoln Hall, and is set to return to Chicago to play the Empty Bottle on April 4th. Tickets are on sale now.

Youth Lagoon @ Lincoln Hall (more by Chris Hershman)

Youth Lagoon has played Chicago twice so far. They drew a large crowd to the Empty Bottle in October, and were booked at Schubas in November, only to sell it out and be moved to Lincoln Hall (they sold that out too). The duo will return on April 4th to play the much larger Metro. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (12/17), at noon CST.

Loudon Wainwright III @ Prospect Park (BKLYN) (more by David Andrako)

Loudon Wainwright III is set to play two shows at the Old Town School of Folk Music on April 21st. Both the 7 and 10PM performances will be opened by The Pines. Tickets are on sale now.