Booking Ahead | Pitchfork Music Festival 2013, Roc Marciano and Bobby Womack
Demonstrating that it's never too early to get a jump on these things, the people behind the Pitchfork Music Festival have not only announced dates for this summer's throwdown (July 19–21), but have already put tickets on sale. A discounted "holiday" pass sold out quickly, but three-day passes are currently going for $120 (with a layaway option available) and single-day tickets are $50. The lineup has yet to be revealed, but Pitchfork promises to begin revealing the roster later this month. Rap-rock agitators Death Grips are a shoo-in, and there are pretty good odds that U.K. breakouts AlunaGeorge and Jessie Ware will be there. I'm gonna go ahead and take a wild guess that the Breeders will headline, seeing as they're gearing up to celebrate a forthcoming deluxe reissue of their 1993 benchmark, Last Splash, which they'll perform in full at a Deerhunter-curated installment of All Tomorrow's Parties one month prior to the PMF. The new year also brings news of a local date from New York rapper Roc Marciano, touring behind last year's impressive Reloaded. Bobby Womack, who put out one of our favorite albums of 2012, plays to high-rollers in Hammond, Indiana, in March, while LCD Soundsystem vet James Murphy drops by the Mid later this month for a turn at the decks. Find these and many other newly announced concerts below or visit timeoutchicago.com/bookingahead for a more extensive list of upcoming shows.
8 Rob Mazurek's Throne of the House of Good and Evil The Whistler.
12 UPDATED Chicago Psych Fest IV: Outer Minds + The Velcro Lewis Group + Miracle Condition + Underground Symposium + Bitchin Bajas Hideout.
12 Sky Blu The Mid.
15 Rob Mazurek's Throne of the House of Good and Evil The Whistler.
18 Oyarsa + Red Shield + Solid Giant + Dogs of Fortune Empty Bottle.
18 UPDATED 10,000 Maniacs + Todd Kessler City Winery.
19 Howling Brothers + Magic Box FitzGerald's.
19 The Sweet Maries FitzGerald's.
20 UPDATED Teen Music Fest: Kendall Schmidt + Logan Henderson + Tiffany Alvord + Jasmine Villegas + IM5 + Jenna Rose UIC Pavilion. Postponed.
21 Daniel Bachman The Burlington.
22 Rob Mazurek's Throne of the House of Good and Evil The Whistler.
23 DDT Congress Theater. AA
25 Circuit des Yeux + Rabid Rabbit + These Wonderful Evils + Nad Navillus The Burlington.
25 James Murphy (DJ set) The Mid.
25 Republic of Lights + Late in the Playoffs + Young Distractions + The New Diet Metro. 18+
25 UPDATED Andre Williams & The Goldstars Red Line Tap. Postponed.
26 UPDATED Sera Cahoone + Ryan Jeffrey Schubas.
27 UPDATED Action Bronson Reggie's Rock Club. Rescheduled from Dec 29. AA
27 Ital Empty Bottle.
28 UPDATED MER + Tim Stop + Johnny Perona + Meagan Hickman + Scott Burdsall Schubas.
29 Charles Rumback Quartet The Whistler.
30 Deep Sleep + Songs for Gods The Whistler.
30 UPDATED Ruthie Foster + Ernie Hendrickson City Winery.
2 Brooke Candy Reggie's Rock Club. 17+
2 Kevin Tihista's Red Terror + The Dead On + Estrella Negra The Ace Bar.
5 Young Empires + Royal Teeth Schubas.
6 SOLD OUT The Vaccines + San Cisco Lincoln Hall.
7 Tim Fite Tonic Room.
7 Angela James + Matthew H. Clark Hideout.
8 H.R. + The Scotch Bonnets + The Drastics Cobra Lounge.
8 K-Holes + Call of the Wild Empty Bottle.
8 Tijuana No! + Yokozuna + Gallo Congress Theater. AA
9 UPDATED The Maccabees + Reputante + Gambles Lincoln Hall.
13 UPDATED Zach Deputy + Adam Ezra Group Martyrs'.
13 Options + 10,000 Blades + Pisces at the Animal Fair Schubas.
14 White Mystery + Absolutely Not + Twin Peax Schubas. 18+
15 The Steak House Mints + Paper Thick Walls + Leslie Hunt Martyrs'.
16 Pepe Aguilar Congress Theater. AA
16 Deceased + Disinter Reggie's Rock Club. 18+
17 Nam Jin Akoo Theatre at Rosemont.
18 Flesh Panthers + Fuck Knights + The Lucks Empty Bottle.
19 Greensky Bluegrass + The Deadly Gentlemen City Winery.
20 Mike McClure + The Damn Quails + Jessey General Thompson Red Line Tap.
21 Frontier Ruckus Schubas.
22 XXYYXX + Teen Daze (DJ set) Schubas. 18+
23 UPDATED Congress Country Weekend Festival: Tracy Lawrence + John Michael Montgomery + Joe Diffie Congress Theater. Rescheduled from Feb 22. AA
23 Roc Marciano + Julian Malone Schubas. 18+
27 Marduk + Moonspell + Inquisition + The Foreshadowing + Death Wolf Reggie's Rock Club. 18+
1 JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Beverly Arts Center.
2 Patrick Krief Township.
3 Huey Mack + OCD: Moosh & Twist Reggie's Rock Club. AA
7 Autumn Owls + The End of America Schubas.
7 Day Joy Empty Bottle.
9 My Gold Mask Schubas.
13 Pavlo Mayne Stage. 18+
14 UPDATED Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks + The Lawrence Peters Outfit City Winery.
16 UPDATED Tyrone Wells + Brendan James + Brett Young City Winery.
20 Bella's Bartok + Home Body + Odd Folk + The Welcome Red Line Tap.
22 Chi-Town Blues Festival: Bobby "Blue" Bland + Mel Waiters + Floyd Taylor + Charles Wilson + Millie Jackson + Bobby Rush + Theodis Ealey Star Plaza Theatre.
23 UPDATED Stars + Milo Greene + Said the Whale Metro. 18+
23 Anneke Van Giersbergen + Novembers Doom + Without Waves Reggie's Rock Club. 17+
23 Bobby Womack + Jeffrey Osborne The Venue at Horseshoe Casino.
24 Anneke van Giersbergen + Novembers Doom Ultra Lounge.
28 SOLD OUT Alt-J Metro. 18+
28 UPDATED Green Day Allstate Arena. Rescheduled from Jan 8.
29 Tortured Soul The Shrine.
30 Evil Army Ultra Lounge.
7 Today Is the Day + Black Tusk + KEN mode + Fight Amp Empty Bottle.
9 Caitlin Rose Schubas.
11 Fred Eaglesmith Red Line Tap.
12 Sara Hickman Red Line Tap.
16 The Stray Birds Red Line Tap.
19–21 Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 Union Park.
28 UPDATED Sarah Brightman Akoo Theatre at Rosemont. Rescheduled from Mar 9.