TGIF - Musical Edition
By Lizz Kannenberg in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 25, 2008 4:57PM
Friday, April 25:
Aggrolites at Beat Kitchen
Cloud Cult w/ Mason Proper at Schubas - Eco warriors fight the good fight through haunting orchestration and deceptively simple songwriting.
The Acorn at the Empty Bottle - Sunshine + Earth + water = acorns. Throw a few tight harmonies into that recipe and you'll end up this namesake group.
MP3: The Acorn - Blankets
Ted Ansani Project w/ The Cells, the Redline, Last Days of Pompeii and more at the Abbey Pub - Material Issue founding member stands tall on his own.
Saves the Day w/ Armor for Sleep, Set Your Goals, Metro Station and Lydia at the House of Blues - Roots of emo, meet emo's sad current state.
Saturday, April 26:
Peter Moren at Schubas (early and late shows) - Sans Bjorn & John, this Swede's gorgeous pop is less cutesy but just as hook-laden. Read our interview with him.
Foals at Subterranean - Strong electro-pop from the UK.
Mary J. Blige w/ Jay-Z at the United Center (also Sunday, April 27)
Chris Mills w/ American Mars (late show) at Schubas - Transplanted Chicagoan returns from New York to revisit his alt-country roots in Chicago.
Enon w/ Love Story in Blood Red and Dark Meat at the Empty Bottle
MP3: Enon - Mirror On You
Sunday, April 27:
The Cave Singers w/ the Dead Trees and the Bitter Tears at Schubas
Photo of Foals from their Myspace page