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Deer Tick: 9 June 2012 - Chicago

Deer Tick stormed the Metro in Chicago Saturday June 9 alongside the Turbo Fruits and Chicago locals Scott Lucas and the Married Men.

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Local H in Photos: 5 May 2012 - Chicago

Local H celebrated Cinco de Mayo in Chicago with a sold-out audience at the Double Door.

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Bone and Bell Release Second EP

If you crave haunting melodies shaded with dark shadows, looped vocals and looming organs, I suggest you tune your ears to Bone and Bell.

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Radiohead + Other Lives: 9 March 2012 - St Louis, MO

The audience could not get enough Radiohead for they came back with not one, but two encores.

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SXSW Music Day 3: Mikal Cronin + Dan Deacon (Insound Party)

Club de Ville bounced with the tunes of Mikal Cronin, Dan Deacon and unlimited Miller Highlife for $5 at the Insound and Oh My Rockness party Thursday March 15.

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SXSW Music Day 2: Burger Records Burgerstock: White Mystery + Mean Jeans

Bands played D.I.Y. style, crammed in a corner with a bad P.A., surrounded by a crowd of people.

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SXSW Music Day 1: Delta Spirit at the Hype Hotel

Thanks to Delta Spirit, I left the Hype Hotel one blissed out hot and happy mess.

Allison Taich
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'Portlandia': The Tour: 18 January 2012 - Chicago

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein were not out to throw a big production, nor re-enact characters and sketches. Instead they were onstage as Fred and Carrie, real people with a knack for casual conversational comedy looking to hang out.

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Something to Brag About: An Interview with Deer Tick

Hundreds of disposable cameras? Alter-egos known as "Captain Tipsy"? Determining what makes a Tickhead? All in a day's work for Deer Tick, who tells PopMatters all about it while still basking in the critical glow of its latest disc.

Allison Taich
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Deer Tick + Guards: 14 November 2011 - Chicago

Attending a Deer Tick show comes with an unspoken disclaimer: the closer you are to the stage, the more likely you are to get spit on, sprayed with beer, or better yet both.

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This Must Be the Band: 30 September 2011 - Chicago

Chicago's premiere Talking Heads tribute act This Must Be the Band tore up the Vic Theatre Friday September 30 with a live reenactment of Stop Making Sense.

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Primus: 14 October 2011 - Chicago

Funk metal legends Primus stopped by Chicago Friday October 14, 2011 in support of their eighth studio release Green Naugahyde (Prawn Song/ATO). Enthusiasts gathered at the sizable Congress Theater for two full sets.

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Foster the People + Cults + Reptar: 5 October 2011 - Chicago

Chicago's Rivera Theater welcomed an all ages, sold-out indie-pop triple threat to their stage Wednesday October 5, 2011 featuring Reptar, Cults and Foster the People.

SAVE / IGNORE: Labels

ATO Records and Prawn Song

SAVE / IGNORE: Labels

Collective Crowd Records

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The Dodos: 6 June 2011 - Metro, Chicago

California psych-folk rocker duo the Dodos performed a unique powerhouse sound of polyrhythmic drumming, intricate picking and delightful harmonies reminiscent of '90s indie folk rock at the Metro in Chicago.

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