SXSW, Day 2: Chicago-centric reports, rumblings and rumors
Rounding up some music news and gossip regarding our fair city, from the city of BBQ and bats:
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1) Jim DeRogatis reports that Red Red Meat, which recently reissued the wonderful Bunny Gets Paid on Sub Pop, played a new tune at the Radio Room Patio. Could this mean that Tim Rutili and crew are again a going concern, looking to record a new record? Greg Kot also reports on the RRM gig, including some feedback from other Chicagoans in attendance, such as Local H and Sybris.
2) More Lollapalooza bill-toppers came to light, perhaps. Sixth Street buzz has the ever-cantankerous Lou Reed as a possible headliner. Pity those journalists who have to interview the chiding, grumpy Velvet Underground man. Though, it'd be awesome to hear "Perfect Day" rising over the skyline. Supposedly, Andrew Bird and Neko Case are likely Lolla-gaggers, too.
3) Did the Taste just get some local flavor? Local label owners are whispering that this year's Taste of Chicago in Grant Park will devote an entire stage to Chicago indie labels and acts.