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Advice EP

Bully in the Hallway has a new ep called Advice that can be download now digitally (name your price) or you can buy the limited edition physical ep at their next show. The three song ep is a full-blown rock experience that was just recorded late last month at Phantom Manor. The turnaround on music these days is amazing.

Bully in the Hallway will be playing at Lincoln Hall on May 29th with Smoking Popes and Shot Baker.

Edible Audible Picnic

Yesterday the line-up for this year’s Edible Audible Picnic was announced and the theme seems to play heavily to fans of electro-pop. Featuring bands like Thrill Jockey's High Places and Javelin, Solvent, The Juan Maclean and Dosh and much more, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion will be bouncing all summer. The Chicago acts performing this year are The Cool Kids (6/14), Green Velvet aka Cajmere (7/3), Chicago Hip Hop -- All Headz on Deck (7/24), A Grape Dope (7/26), All City Affairs (8/23), Future Rock (8/30), and Orchard Lounge (9/4).

Everyday throughout the summer between June 1 and September 21, visitors can find free concerts on the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion as part of the On Stage at Noon series, along with family programs and open rehearsals of the acclaimed Grant Park Music Festival.

Geronimo! @ Schubas

Tomorrow night at Schubas four local bands will take the stage. The band I would like to talk about today though is Geronimo! They are using this event to release their full-length debut album called Fuzzy Dreams. What strikes me about this album is the level of production and leap forward in quality from their previous ep. What Geronimo! was about was the gritty basement lo-fi near-punk sound, and they have retained some aspects of that, but have added a cleaner more polished element to their sound. The lead single from this album is the catchy, “Design Yourself A Heart”. The song pulls together that lo-fi grit with the distant vocals and driving guitars, but there is a pop aspect that makes it so enjoyable.

Geronimo! will be performing tomorrow night (4/30) at Schubas with Kid, You’ll Move Mountains, polarOPPOSITEbear, and Inspector Owl. Tickets are $8 and the show starts at 9pm.

The Long Shadow of the Paper Tiger

Mahjongg has announced a few details on their forthcoming album, The Long Shadow of the Paper Tiger. The album will be released on July 20th by K Records and features a ton of collaborations. The band has put up three new tracks on their myspace page for fans to check out.

01 Gooble [ft. Mbulu & Robert Conn]
02 Miami Knights [ft. Suddenly Susan & Jeanine O'Toole]
03 Grooverider Free [ft. Rotten Milk]
04 Wardance
05 DeVry [ft. the Unauthorized Terrance Duke]
06 Whoop [ft. Tom Tom Tom Boy & Clint Crane]
07 LA Beat

The Interiors New Ep

The power pop band The Interiors have emerged from the studio to release a new five-track EP called Teeth and return to the stage. On May 3rd at Empty Bottle the band will play a free show to celebrate the release of Teeth. This release is their first since their 2008 self-titled debut on 54-40 or Fight. On a down note this will be their last show with drummer Brian Lubinsky. The band has announced that they will be looking for a new drummer, and will continue to perform and record as The Interiors.

The Interiors will be performing at Empty Bottle on May 3rd with The Ragtones and Dorian Taj. The show is free and begins at 9:30pm.

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