The Music Tapes @ Bottom Lounge, September 2011 (more by John Yingling)

Julian Koster and his Music Tapes have been playing "shows" for many years now. They're currently in the midst of what they are calling The Traveling Imaginary tour, which is pretty much Koster's grand vision come to life. This, of course, includes the seven-foot tall metronome, but also makes use of a circus tent, 16mm cartoons, and much more. The Traveling Imaginary will roll into Chicago for a pair of shows at Bottom Lounge on May 1. Advance tickets for the early show (6PM) are still available. Advance tickets for the late show (9:30PM) are not sold-out, but "tickets are currently not available through TicketWeb." The venue will not be running at full capacity for these shows, due to the circus tent.

All known Traveling Imaginary tour dates and some videos are below...

The Music Tapes - Traveling Imaginary (Trailer)

Julian Koster (The Music Tapes) - "Spare the Dark Streets" outside Bottom Lounge, '11

The Music Tapes -- 2013 Tour Dates
April 29 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY Fisher Center
May 01 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge (2 shows)
May 03 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center (2 shows)
May 07 Portland, OR Mission Theatre (2 shows)
May 09 Seattle, WA Vera Project (2 shows)
May 12 San Francisco, CA TBA
May 14 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theatre (2 shows)