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Early Warnings Roundup

Posted By on 05.06.10 at 10:30 AM

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  • Akron/Family
Among this week's grab bag of Early Warnings are old-school ska institution the English Beat, Jack White-Alison Mosshart supergroup the Dead Weather, reunited Florida doom-pop pioneers Floor, drummer Max Weinberg (of Bruce and Conan fame) with his big band, the reanimated Hole (God knows the public eye has been starved for Courtney Love), the always outrageously attired Lil' Kim, punk progenitors the New York Dolls, and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, who's currently being dismantled all over Twitter and the blogosphere (Miles Raymer explains why).

The lineup has also been announced for the ambitious Edible Audio Picnic series in Millennium Park, and it includes the Cool Kids, Dosh, Green Velvet (aka Cajmere), High Places, Javelin, and the Juan Maclean. The free concerts take place every Monday at noon from June 7 till September 4.

The second annual Metronome Celebration—programmed by the Empty Bottle, the Congress Theater, the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival, and MP Productions—features Akron/Family, Split Lip Rayfield, Margot & the Nuclear So & So's, Pegboy, and Alejandro Marcovich, among others. Let's hope the rain stays away this time.

As always, check out my full list of notables after the jump:

Dead Weather at Congress Theater on July 30 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Dosh at the Pritzker Pavilion on June 21
The English Beat at SPACE on June 17 (on sale Saturday at 11 AM)
Fiery Furnaces at the Empty Bottle on June 18 and FitzGerald's on June 19 (FitzGerald's tickets on sale Friday at 9 AM)
Floor at the Empty Bottle on June 22
High Places at the Pritzker Pavilion on July 19
Hole at the Vic on July 14-15 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Iced Earth at House of Blues on September 21 (on sale Friday at 10 AM)
Lil' Kim at Congress Theater on June 11
Metronome Celebration at Milwaukee between Armitage and Rockwell on June 12-13
New York Dolls at Double Door on June 17 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Seu Jorge at Congress Theater on August 3
Silversun Pickups with Against Me! at Aragon Ballroom on July 3 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Roger Waters at the United Center on September 20-21 (on sale Monday at 10 AM)
Max Weinberg Big Band at SPACE on June 21 (on sale Saturday at 11 AM)

Make sure to visit the Reader's Early Warnings page for a full list of upcoming and updated shows. You can also sign up for a weekly Early Warnings e-mail blast.

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