NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS

Alvvays, Sun Club Schubas, 1/17, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, noon.

Belle & Sebastian Riviera Theatre, 4/3, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, 10 AM.

Bilal City Winery, 1/1-2, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/30, noon.

The Both Athenaeum Theatre, 1/14, 7 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, noon.

Goran Bregovic Concord Music Hall, 11/27, 7:30 PM.

Cloud Nothings Metro, 1/16, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, noon.

Counting Crows, Jake Bugg Chicago Theatre, 12/3, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, 10 AM.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Park West, 12/31.

Elvis Depressedly Beat Kitchen, 12/14, 6:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/31, 10 AM.

Family Crest Schubas, 1/18, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, noon.

Jon Dee Graham FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 12/16, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, 11 AM.

Jackie Greene City Winery, 1/18, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/30, noon.

Grifters Lincoln Hall, 1/15, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, noon.

Haerts, Mikky Ekko Schubas, 11/29, 10:30 PM, on sale Thu 10/30, noon.

Colin Hay City Winery, 2/20-22, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/30, noon.

Jukebox the Ghost, Twin Forks Metro, 1/17, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/31, noon.

Kishi Bashi Athenaeum Theatre, 1/15, 7 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, noon.

Talib Kweli the Shrine, 12/23, 9 PM.

Hamilton Leithauser Lincoln Hall, 1/16, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, noon.

Aaron Lewis the Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, 2/27, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, 10 AM.

Masked Intruder Beat Kitchen, 12/31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, 10 AM.

MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane Arie Crown Theater, 12/7, 6 PM, on sale Wed 10/29, 10 AM.

Milo Greene Lincoln Hall, 3/5, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, 11 AM.

One Direction Soldier Field, 8/23, 7 PM, on sale Sat 11/1, 10 AM.

Operators Schubas, 1/14, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, noon.

Protomartyr, Spider Bags Schubas, 1/15, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, noon.

Pup Schubas, 1/16, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, noon.

Chuck Ragan City Winery, 1/15, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/30, noon.

St. Vincent, Future Islands Chicago Theatre, 12/2, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, 10 AM.

Strand of Oaks Lincoln Hall, 1/17, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, noon.

Sylvan Esso Metro, 3/14, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, noon.

Turquoise Jeep Empty Bottle, 3/13, 9 PM.

Volbeat, Anthrax Aragon Ballroom, 5/7, 7 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, 10 AM.

Zero Boys Reggie’s Rock Club, 12/27, 7 PM.

Zola Jesus Athenaeum Theatre, 1/16, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/31, noon.

UPDATED LISTINGS

Milky Chance the Vic, 4/24-25, 7:30 PM, all-ages, 4/24 is sold out, 4/25 added, on sale Thu 10/30, 10 AM.
 

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DANZIG: New Album Due In Fall 2015, Covers Collection To Arrive In March


According to Examiner.com, the new studio album from Glenn Danzig’s namesake band is set for a fall 2015 release, and his long-awaited covers effort is due in March. He is also working on an EP of Elvis Presley covers.

Asked if there is any other musical ground that he is interested in covering, Danzig laughed and said, “No, probably ‘Danzig Sings Elvis’ will be about it.” He added: “I’m pretty lucky in that a long time ago I started my own label. So I can just put out stuff when I want as long as I have a good distributor and no one can kick me off my own label. So I make sure that it sounds like what people expect DANZIG to sound like and hopefully they’ll like the product when it comes out. That’s really all that I do.”

DANZIG’s cover version of the the classic Lee Hazelwood/Nancy Sinatra song “Some Velvet Morning”, featuring a guest appearance by Cherie Currie (THE RUNAWAYS), was made available for streaming last year. The track was supposed to appear on Danzig’s covers album, which was also due to include Glenn’s renditions of classic songs from BLACK SABBATH, ELVIS PRESLEY and ZZ TOP, among others.

Danzig was in the studio in February with DANZIG guitarist/bandmate Tommy Victor (also of PRONG) recording three new tracks for the next DANZIG album. As of six months ago, Glenn had five new songs in various stages of completion.

The first new DANZIG studio album in six years, “Deth Red Sabaoth”, sold 11,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart.

“Deth Red Sabaoth” was released on June 22, 2010 via Evilive/The End Records. Produced by Glenn, the CD was recorded in Los Angeles over the course of 2009.

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS


Ariel Pink Thalia Hall, 2/17, 8:30 PM.

At the Gates, Converge House of Blues, 4/6, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 10/24, 10 AM.

Betty City Winery, 12/15, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/23, noon.

Brave Combo FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 12/13, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/24, 11 AM.

Cannabis Corpse, Mammoth Grinder Cobra Lounge, 12/17, 8 PM.

Cold War Kids, Elliot Moss Riviera Theatre, 1/31, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 10/24, 10 AM.

Marshall Crenshaw, Bottle Rockets City Winery, 1/8, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/23, noon.

Dark Star Orchestra the Vic, 2/6, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/24, 10 AM.

D.D. Dumbo Hideout, 11/19, 9 PM.

De Lux Subterranean, 11/5, 9 PM.

Duhks City Winery, 1/17, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/23, noon.

Justin Townes Earle, Nora O’Connor SPACE, Evanston, 12/10, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/24, 10 AM.

Elliott Brood Empty Bottle, 2/6, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/24, 10 AM.

Eyehategod Cobra Lounge, 11/15, 9 PM.

Foo Fighters Wrigley Field, 8/29, all-ages, on sale Mon 10/27, 10 AM.

Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band Empty Bottle, 11/18, 9 PM.

Beth Hart Park West, 2/21, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/24, 10 AM.

Tish Hinojosa FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 11/19, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/24, 11 AM.

Eddie Holstein FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 11/15, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/24, 11 AM.

Ben Howard Riviera Theatre, 2/4, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/24, noon.

Jose James The Promontory, 1/18, 8 PM.

Killah Priest Subterranean, 11/25, 10 PM.

La Ley Concord Music Hall, 11/16, 7 PM.

Milk Carton Kids SPACE, Evanston, 12/31, 6 and 10 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/24, 10 AM.

Milky Chance the Vic, 4/24, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/24, 10 AM.

French Montana Double Door, 12/14, 8 PM, on sale Sat 10/25, noon.

Owls Subterranean, 12/19, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/24, 10 AM.

Rob Parton Big Band FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 12/17, 7 PM, on sale Fri 10/24, 11 AM.

Psychedelic Furs City Winery, 1/5-6, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/23, noon.

Quintron & Miss Pussycat Hideout, 11/14, 10 PM.

Rumpke Mountain Boys Abbey Pub, 11/7, 10 PM.

The Skull Reggie’s Rock Club, 12/19, 7:30 PM.

Sleater-Kinney Riviera Theatre, 2/17, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 10/24, 10 AM.

Sam Smith UIC Pavilion, 1/23, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/24, 10 AM.

Chris Webby Reggie’s Rock Club, 11/13, 7 PM, all-ages.

Andrew W.K. Thalia Hall, 12/31, 9:30 PM, on sale Fri 10/24, 10 AM.

UPDATED LISTINGS
Justin Hayward City Winery, 11/17, 7 and 10 PM; 11/18, 7 PM, all-ages, two shows added, on sale Thu 10/23, noon.

Johnnyswim SPACE, Evanston, 12/13-14, 8 PM, all-ages, 12/13 is sold out.

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PETE BERWICK to Play in Wrigleyville

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PRONG Records BLACK FLAG, BAD BRAINS, THE SISTERS OF MERCY Classics For Covers Album


PRONG recently spent a week at a studio in Berlin, Germany recording an album of covers, to be released via the band’s own label.

According to  Tommy Victor, the following songs were scheduled to be laid down during the sessions:

* BLACK FLAG – “The Bars”
* BAD BRAINS – “Banned In D.C.”
* ADOLESCENTS – “Kids Of The Black Hole”
* THE SISTERS OF MERCY – “Vision Thing”
* KILLING JOKE – “Seeing Red”
* HÜSKER DÜ – Everything Falls Apart
* NEIL YOUNG – Cortez The Killer

PRONG’s latest release, “Ruining Lives”, came out earlier this year via SPV/Steamhammer.

The band will take part in SLIPKNOT’s Knotfest on October 25 in San Bernardino, California.

PRONG recently completed filming a video for the song “Remove, Separate Self”, taken from “Ruining Lives”. Brian Cox and Marcelo Palomino directed the clip.

SPV/Steamhammer released a new digital single of “Remove, Separate Self”. There are two versions of the single, which was made available on September 12. The seven-inch single will be released on October 24. The standard version of the single will include the following tracks:

01. Remove, Separate Self (album version)
02. “Separate Self, Remove” inspired by and created from “Remove, Separate Self” by PRONG (Matt Heafy de-mix)

Comments TRIVIUM’s Matt Heafy about the “de-mix” he created: “With ‘Remove, Separate Self’, I was initially engulfed by hints of images and characteristics of a futuristic, dystopian world. Whether that was the initial intent of the piece or it was meant to be something entirely different, that became the feeling I kept coming back to. Perhaps with the main line — the title itself — the idea of ‘separating yourself’ made me think of unplugging oneself from something larger; whether metaphorically from an old way of life or literally in some sort of mecha-future. The idea was to take it one step further, to take the song itself, components of it, and a few secret ingredients, and create that world a little further that I imagined in the first place.

“Sometimes ‘remixes’ do it right, but I wanted to take a completely different approach to what people think a ‘remix’ is in the first place, even one’s idea of what a song should sound like.”

The exclusive iTunes edition of the single features a bonus track, which is a version of “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck”. This song was taken from PRONG’s “Unleashed In The West – Official Bootleg”.

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