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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Early Warnings Roundup

Posted By on 03.31.11 at 11:00 AM

Thao & Mirah
  • John Vanderslice
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The spring and summer concert season is shaping up nicely, and among the intense number of shows announced this week are a handful of opportunities to get sunburned. Pitchfork has already started teasing the public with bits of its lineup, but the folks at Lollapalooza just flat-out know you're going to buy tickets, regardless of whether a single artist is announced. The next batch of early-bird passes for the Grant Park megafestival goes on sale Tuesday at 10 AM and will probably be sold out three minutes later, just like this week's. Also newly announced: the Chicago Blues Festival and Warped Tour.

Don't forget about Millennium Park's Downtown Sound shows, which I blogged about last week. Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Blonde Redhead, Iron & Wine, and Ted Leo are just a few of the acts taking the Pritzker Pavilion stage for the free Monday-evening series.

A ton of shows announced this week are happening indoors too: the Antlers at Metro, a four-night stand by the Bouncing Souls at Reggie's, Del the Funky Homosapien at the Abbey Pub, the New Bomb Turks at Double Door, Raekwon at the Mid, Jonathan Richman at the Hideout, Thao & Mirah at the Empty Bottle, Yo La Tengo at Subterranean, and many more.

Check out the full list of notables below:

Antlers at Metro on June 11 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Avett Brothers at Aragon Ballroom on September 30 (on sale Friday at 10 AM)
Afrika Bambaataa at the Mid on May 6
Bouncing Souls at Reggie's Rock Club on June 9-12
Bill Callahan at Lincoln Hall on July 3 (on sale Friday at noon)
Candy Golde at Double Door on April 29 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Chicago Blues Festival at Grant Park on June 10-12
Del the Funky Homosapien at Abbey Pub on June 3
Devin the Dude at Reggie's Rock Club on May 3
Dirty Beaches at Schubas on May 19 (on sale Friday at noon)
Dodos with Gauntlet Hair at Metro on June 6 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Fu Manchu at Double Door on May 24 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Charlie Hunter at SPACE on June 15 (on sale Friday at 5 PM)
Les Savy Fav at Subterranean on June 25 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 5-7
Marked Men with Football at the Empty Bottle on May 29
Steve Miller Band at the Chciago Theatre on August 4 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Nashville Pussy with the Dwarves at Bottom Lounge on August 20
New Bomb Turks at Double Door on June 10 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Dolly Parton at Rosemont Theatre on July 28 (on sale Monday at 10 AM)
Raekwon at the Mid on May 19
Jonathan Richman at the Hideout on May 8
Paul Simon at the Vic on May 16 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Thao & Mirah at the Empty Bottle on June 3
Eddie Vedder with Glen Hansard at the Chicago Theatre on June 28 (on sale Friday at noon)
Warped Tour at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on July 9 (on sale Friday at 10 AM)
Yo La Tengo at Subterranean on June 26 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)

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