January 16, 2008

tommorow never knows 2008

schubas' 4th annual "tomorrow never knows" festival is happening this weekend, with john vanderslice & the m's kicking things off tonight...the event started back in 2005 as a way to showcase up & comers during the frigid & normally concert barren month of january here in chicago, & over the years it's seen performances from great acts like magnolia electric co., tapes 'n tapes, the ponys, dr. dog, & flosstradamus (to name a few)...this year's got an equally eclectic line up with detroit afrobeat outfit nomo playing tomorrow night along with bobby conn & baby teeth, while much blogged about indie upstarts bon iver, illinios, & wax fang hit the stage friday (headliner cloud cult unfortunately dropped out due to personal reasons, but have been replaced by british invasion revivalists, the redwalls)...white williams, cadence weapon, ohmegga watts & an upstairs dj set from the hood internet should bring a little heat to the crowd on saturday (when the high outside is supposed to be 7) & things close down sunday night with a few rowdy sets from the walkmen, white rabbits, & white denim...sunday night also happens to be sold out, but the 5-day-passes, which are still available, will get you in...there's really nothing better to do on a freezing cold weekend then cram yourself into a bar, get a little drunk & see some good live music.

download: john vanderslice - numbered lithograph
download: the m's - trucker speed
download: nomo - nu tones
download: baby teeth - the simp
download: bon iver - for emma
download: illinois - nosebleed
download: wax fang - bi polar bear
download: white williams - new violence
download: cadence weapon - in search of the youth crew
download: ohmega watts - model citizen
download: white rabbits - the plot
download: white denim - shake shake shake

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