Manchester Orchestra is gearing up to embark on a 40 city North American tour with their friends in Balance & Composure and Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band. To help get fans pumped for the tour (not that you needed another reason to get pumped for this lineup), the bands have all released a free Tour Drop EP with some rarer and more popular tracks.
Though the Noise FM moved to Chicago a few year’s ago, they always return home to the Kansas City/Lawrence area for the holidays. And when they do, they get into the holiday spirit with a special benefit concert cleverly dubbed “Noise for Toys.” Usually, this event takes place in Lawrence, but for the first time, the Noise FM is bringing Noise for Toys to Kansas City.
Influential indie punk band The Replacements reunited for their first show in 22 years at Toronto’s Riot Fest. The band played a 23-song set and is preparing for two more reunion shows at the upcoming Riot Fests in Chicago in Denver.
Moping because you’re stuck at home and missing out on all the fun in Grant Park for Lollapalooza this weekend? We have something that will cheer you up! Lollapalooza is streaming the performances of select acts all weekend long.
The Rufus Wainwright show at the Vic Theater in Chicago can probably be described as a religious experience. The lights are off and the this turn of the century building is sitting in an apprehensive silence. Out of the darkness a voice starts singing, “I’ve tried to do what I can, but the churches have run out of candles.” Church has begun and the choirs are singing.
Unable to attend Lollapalooza next weekend (August 3-5), but don’t want to miss out on your favorite acts? You’re in luck. Lollapalooza announced that they’ll be streaming 48 acts live from their YouTube channel.
Chicago’s Wicker Park was the place to be this warm weekend as it hosted the free Green Music Fest.
We are currently Chicago bound to attend Lollapalooza 2011. Follow us on Twitter @MidcoastStation for updates, pics and commentary during the festival and then check back on our Facebook page and on our website (which you are currently on… no link necessary) for interviews, photo galleries, recaps, stories and more. In the mean time here are 5 […]