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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Early Warnings Roundup

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They Might Be Giants
This week's show announcements include a couple of encore performances: Death Cab for Cutie visits the UIC Pavilion in August with Frightened Rabbit only a few months after selling out Metro, and Alien Queen: The Concert was apparently just foolin' about that May 13 show being a one-night-only revue reprise of the play. The second performance of the absurd Alien adaptation is June 10 at Metro.

Early-bird tickets to the annual punk beatdown known as Riot Fest (10/6-10/9) go on sale Saturday at noon. The schedule has yet to be made public, but it leaked a while ago that the Descendents will headline the October 8 date, likely at Congress Theater. That's reason enough to go right there.

Other show announcements for the week include Swans at Bottom Lounge, God Is an Astronaut at Subterranean, KMFDM with Luc Van Acker at Bottom Lounge, They Might Be Giants at the Riviera Theatre, and the dynamic duo of Tiffany and Debbie Gibson at House of Blues, performing songs they wrote when they were 17 (kind of like what the Descendents will be doing).

Check out my full list of notables after the jump:

Alien Queen: The Concert on June 10 at Metro (on sale Saturday at noon)
Khaira Arby on July 12 at the Empty Bottle
The Bronx on July 9 at Subterranean (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Cibo Matto on July 14 at Lincoln Hall (on sale Friday at noon)
Roger Daltrey on October 7 at the Venue at Horseshoe Casino (on sale Friday at noon)
Death Cab for Cutie with Frightened Rabbit on August 25 at UIC Pavilion (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
God Is an Astronaut on August 11 at Subterranean (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
KMFDM with Luc Van Acker on August 14 at Bottom Lounge (on sale Friday at noon)
Local H on July 8 at the Empty Bottle
Bob Mould on June 16 at the Mercury Theatre (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Mountain Man on July 12 at Schubas (on sale Friday at noon)
Nachtmystium with Sourvein on July 19 at the Empty Bottle
Riot Fest on October 6-9 at Congress Theater and other venues (on sale Saturday at noon)
Ricky Skaggs on July 31 at Old Town School of Folk Music (on sale Friday at 9 AM)
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes on July 22 at Old Town School of Folk Music (on sale Friday at 9 AM)
Swans on September 22 at Bottom Lounge
They Might Be Giants on September 23 at the Riviera Theatre (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Tiffany & Debbie Gibson on August 13 at House of Blues (on sale Friday at 10 AM)

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