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Album Thu Jul 08 2010

The Metro Releases Metro: The Official Bootleg Series, Volume 1. July 22

From blues to jazz to post-rock, we are a city filled with a rich musical history that can compare to no other. What is even more important are our personal histories, stories and memories. The Metro for many of us is a strong part of what helped shape our formative concert going years and a place where we still create memories and recall some of the best shows of our lives.

That history is now documented in a benefit compilation entitled Metro: The Official Bootleg Series, Volume 1. The compilation includes live tracks from local favorites The Alkaline Trio, The Sea And Cake and Tortoise as well as The Decemberists, Guided By Voices and Sleater-Kinney. The album will be available July 22. All profits from sales of the CD will be donated to Rock For Kids, a local non-profit which provides music lessons for underprivileged youth in Chicago. Advance copies of the CD will be available at the Rock For Kids booth at the Pitchfork Music Festival next week. For $20 you can grab a piece of the past, what makes a huge part of our lives and possibly hear yourself cheering in the background.


Metro: The Official Bootleg Series, Volume 1:

1. The Flaming Lips: "Race for the Prize"
2. Guided By Voices: "Fair Touching"
3. Sleater-Kinney: "You're No Rock 'n' Roll Fun"
4. The Decemberists: "We Both Go Down Together"
5. Indigo Girls: "Galileo"
6. Alejandro Escovedo: "I'll Follow You Down"
7. The Sea and Cake: "Jacking the Ball"
8. Tortoise: "Along the Banks of Rivers"
9. Alkaline Trio: "Radio"
10. Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and Kurt Elling: "Freedom"

Chauncey McHoopenstein / July 16, 2010 5:59 PM

Stellar Lineup of Tunage! Kudos to
Metro and their producers -Buy ONE!
Rock 4 Kids is a Great Organization.

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Classical Tue Mar 05 2013

Pulling Strings: For classical music in Chicago, you got a guy - March 2013

By Elliot Mandel

Sure, I love the big symphonies, but in no other form can you see the music work than in chamber playing. Designed for intimate spaces and played among friends, chamber music began in a user-friendly format. After 200 years of chamber music writing, the best way to experience a performance is up close. Three concerts this month show off the variety of chamber forms and the limitless possibilities of the music. So get a seat down front.

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Brooklyn Vegan Chicago
Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Post No Bills
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Snacks
Country Music Chicago
Cream Team
Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
Jim DeRogatis
Familiarize Yourself
Fake Shore Drive
Five Tunes
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Hot Biscuits
Jaded in Chicago
Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
Live Music Blog
Loud Loop Press
Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
Radio Free Chicago
Red Threat
Resident Advisor
Sound Opinions
Sun-Times Music Blog
Theft Liable to Prosecution
Trash Menagerie
Turn It Up (Greg Kot)
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
What to Wear During an Orange Alert
Windy City Rock


Abbey Pub
Andy's Jazz Club
Aragon Ballroom
Auditorium Theatre
Beat Kitchen
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
California Clipper
Congress Theater
Cubby Bear
Double Door
Elbo Room
Empty Bottle
Green Mill
The Hideout
House of Blues
Kingston Mines
LaSalle Power Co.
Lincoln Hall
Logan Square Auditorium
Mayne Stage
Metal Shaker
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Uncommon Ground
Ultra Lounge
The Vic
The Whistler

  Labels, Promoters
  & Shops:

Alligator Records
Beverly Records
Bloodshot Records
Dave's Records
Delmark Records
Drag City
Dusty Groove
Flameshovel Records
Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
Jam Productions
Jazz Record Mart
Kranky Records
Laurie's Planet of Sound
Minty Fresh
Numero Group
mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
Thrill Jockey Records Touch & Go/Quarterstick Records
Victory Records


Mon Mar 11 2013
The Specials @ The Vic

Wed Mar 13 2013
Leonard Cohen @ Chicago Theatre

Fri Mar 15 2013
Helen Money, Doug McCombs @ Township

Sat Mar 16 2013
The After Party Show @ Studio Be

Sat Mar 16 2013
Jim Becker, Joe Adamik, Glen Kotche, and Darian Gray @ The Hideout

Sat Mar 16 2013
9th Annual Chi-Town Blues Festival @ Arie Crown Theater

Sun Mar 17 2013
Ash @ Lincoln Hall

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