WED 9/10… OLD SCHOOL NIGHT (NO COVER!)
THU 9/11… PYRAMID PRESENTS: VIBES w/DJ MATRIX
FRI 9/12… DJ & DANCING FEATURING DJ DELAYNEY
SAT 9/13… “DE NOCHE” SALSA NIGHT w/DJ WES JILES
FRI 9/12… LOCAL H w/STOOP GOODNOISE
TUE 9/16… WEEDEATER w/EARTH WITCH + WRIST
FRI 9/19… THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER w/LORNA SHORE
SAT 9/27… PYGMALION MUSIC FESTIVAL featuring CHVRCHES
SUN 9/28… PYGMALION MUSIC FESTIVAL featuring AMERICAN FOOTBALL
SAT 10/04… MAPS & ATLASES w/TBA (EARLY SHOW) JUST ANNOUNCED!!
MON 10/13… GRIEVES (RHYMESAYERS) w/SOL
TUE 10/14… SHARON VAN ETTEN w/TINY RUINS
SUN 10/19… PALLBEARER w/TOMBS + VATNETT VISKAR
SAT 11/15… THE LIFE AND TIMES JUST ANNOUNCED!!

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH… LOCAL H

Doors/Bar Open 7:00pm
Stoop Goodnoise 7:30-8:10pm
LOCAL H 8:30-10:00pm
(DJ to follow 10:30pm)

$15.00 in advance (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - LOCAL H w/Tba
Chicago band Local H is known for their face-melting, gut-quaking live shows and for creating a catalogue of consistently clever concept albums and compelling cover songs over the past two decades. The pioneering, two-man band — frontman Scott Lucas covers both guitar and bass through an extra pick up in his guitar while drummer Ryan Harding pounds out the rest of the sound — has released seven studio albums, a live album, and a bunch of EPs. Harding joined Local H in November 2013 and fit right in. The re-vamped line-up has written several new songs, which they’ve been testing out live to great response from the band’s incredibly loyal fans. In between stints on the road this year, they are recording a string of singles, a move that breaks away from their usual concept album approach. They are currently touring in support of Harding’s first recording with the band: a heavy, rocking reinterpretation of Lorde’s “Team,” the first track from their forthcoming EP, Local H’s Awesome Mixtape #2.

The band’s most recent album, Hallelujah! I’m a Bum (Slimstyle 2012), an epic double-album about the deeply divided political climate that exists in the U.S., has a dog theme running throughout, making it a fitting companion to the band’s widely praised 1998 concept album Pack Up the Cats, which earned a spot in SPIN magazine’s top 20 albums of that year. Local H was named “Chicagoans of the Year” by the Chicago Tribune for their 2008 break-up album, 12 Angry Months, more that a decade after their breakthrough hit “Bound for the Floor” ruled the Modern Rock charts.

www.localh.com

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH… WEEDEATER

Doors/Bar Open 8:00pm
Wrist 8:45-9:15pm
Earth Witch 9:35-10:10pm
Weedeater 10:30-11:45pm

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$15.00 in advance (and $18.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - WEEDEATER w/ TBA

With a sound and presence like no other band in the world, Weedeater stand apart from all others, both live and on their recordings. Their unfiltered and unrefined energy surges uncontrollably through the band and anyone who bears witness to their live show. Spite and deep resentment somehow fuse with comedy and maximum volume to produce an indignant, vomitous (both figuratively and sometimes literally) performance that is forced upon the willing yet hapless crowd. You are instantly swallowed whole by both Dixie and Shep’s nearly indistinguishable monster bass and guitar tones, and you are absolutely beaten to a bloody pulp and scared for your life by Keko’s crazed, yet amazingly potent bashing of his kit; with sticks that look like tree trunks turning into a splintered mess by the end of every song. If you had any sense you might actually take a step back and contemplate your safety for a moment, but then you come to your senses (sort of, anyway) and realize you’re at a f*cking Weedeater show, and this is why you came here, and there is no way to deny what you are witnessing. Pure, unabashed, musical violence in every form. It’s real, and it’s dangerous, and it feels so damn good.

www.weedmetal.com

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH… THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER

Doors/Bar Open 6:00pm
Ode Vinter 6:15-6:45pm
Eminent Slaughter 7:05-7:35pm
Lorna Shore 7:55-8:35pm
The Black Dahlia Murder 9:00-10:15pm
(DJ to follow 11:00pm)

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$15.00 in advance (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER w/Lorna Shore + Tba

Having dropped five genre-defining albums The Black Dahlia Murder have made it impossible to discuss melodic death metal without mention of their name. With Everblack, they once again demand the respect of peers and followers alike. “We’ve always tried to create something that’s rooted in classic death metal but at the same time offers something fresh and new, and Everblack is everything that we collectively love about the genre,” asserts vocalist Trevor Strnad. “To us, the challenge is always in wanting to make something better than what has come before, and something that will really excite the fans. But I think with all those albums behind us we have become the band fans can depend on, and we couldn’t be more proud of what we have achieved with this new record.”

http://lambgoat.com/news/band.aspx?band=234

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH… PYGMALION MUSIC FESTIVAL DAY 1

HIGHDIVE OUTDOOR ANNEX — STAGE ONE
3:30-4:05pm Bare Mutants
5:00-5:40pm Twin Peaks
6:40-7:20pm Bishop Allen
8:20-9:20pm Tycho
10:30-12:00pm CHVRCHES

HIGHDIVE OUTDOOR ANNEX — STAGE TWO
2:45-3:20pm Modern Kin
4:10-4:50pm Pillar Point
5:50-6:30pm Miniature Tigers
7:30-8:10pm Common Loon
9:30-10:15pm To Be Announced

HIGHDIVE INDOOR STAGE

10:00-12:00am DJ Belly
12:00-12:30am Owen DJ Set
12:30-2:00am CHVRCHES DJ Set

Eventbrite - THE PYGMALION FESTIVAL 2014

www.thepygmalionfestival.com

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH… PYGMALION MUSIC FESTIVAL DAY 2

HIGHDIVE OUTDOOR ANNEX — STAGE ONE
3:30-4:05pm Into It. Over It.
4:50-5:40pm Speedy Ortiz
6:45-7:35pm Deafheaven
9:00-10:00pm American Football

HIGHDIVE OUTDOOR ANNEX — STAGE TWO
2:30-3:00pm Withershins
4:00-4:40pm Ex Hex
5:50-6:35pm Liturgy
7:45-8:45pm Maserati

HIGHDIVE INDOOR STAGE
10:15-10:45pm Resinater
11:15-12:00am King Dude
12:30-1:30am EARTH

Eventbrite - THE PYGMALION FESTIVAL 2014

www.thepygmalionfestival.com

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 4TH… MAPS & ATLASES

Doors/Bar Open 7:00pm
To Be Announced 7:30pm-8:15pm
Maps & Atlases 8:45-10:00pm
(DJ to follow 10:30pm)

$12.00 in advance (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - MAPS & ATLASES w/ TBA

In a musical landscape pitted with pop stars and pigeonholes, Maps & Atlases defy easy categorization, choosing to walk their own incomparable path. Beware and Be Grateful builds upon the Chicago-based band’s acclaimed Barsuk Records debut, Perch Patchwork, melding their trademark experimentalism with a more direct – though no less beguiling – songcraft. The new album abounds with invention, spanning hymnal harmonies, percolating rhythms, even, in the case of centerpiece track “Silver Self,” a full-on guitar solo. Songs like “Remote and Dark Years” and “Winter” are gloriously liquid and lyrical, channeling M&A’s maximalist creativity into a truly inviting brand of boundary-busting, asymmetrical pop.

www.mapsandatlases.org

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MONDAY OCTOBER 13TH… GRIEVES

Doors/Bar Open 8:30pm
T.R.U.T.H. 9:00-9:25pm
Sol 9:40-10:25pm
Grieves 10:55-12:15am

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$12.00 in advance (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - GRIEVES w/Tba

Seattle rapper Grieves returns to deliver his fourth studio album, Winter & The Wolves, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The insatiable, devil-may-care MC is well known for his meticulous exploration of life, love and loss, through a unique medley of hip-hop and soulful music. Together with B. Lewis, Grieves created 14 new tracks, combining organic pianos and guitars with boisterous synthesizers, to paint a colorful backdrop for his unique blend of rapping and singing.

A reflection on growth and maturity, Winter & The Wolves is about the instinctual fight for survival. It’s about suddenly finding that you’re all alone, facing countless hindrances to your livelihood, and having the courage to overcome them all. Tackling difficult obstacles like addiction and heartbreak, Grieves wrestles with the realization that life doesn’t get any easier as you get older. His signature combination of humor and gloom culminate to depict the struggle of a man’s inner turmoil between abandoning the dreams of his youth, and carving out a new path for himself in this world.

Grieves emerged in 2007 with his independently released album, Irreversible, which served as a platform for several years of touring with some of indie-rap’s finest; Atmosphere, Macklemore, P.O.S, Brother Ali, Cunninlynguists, and more. He didn’t achieve national acclaim until his debut on Rhymesayers in 2011, with the album Together/Apart, which hit #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart, and #106 on the overall Billboard Top 200 chart. Since then, he’s been touring non-stop, headlining multiple national tours with sold-out rooms across the country.

Winter & the Wolves will be supported by full North American and European tours, with a re-developed live show including expanded band and light performances. As Grieves prepares to turn up the heat in 2014, don’t find yourself left alone in the cold.

www.grievesmusic.com

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TUESDAY OCTOBER 14TH… SHARON VAN ETTEN

Doors/Bar Open 7:30pm
Tiny Ruins 8:30-9:15pm
Sharon Van Etten 9:45-11:15pm

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$15.00 in advance (and $17.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - SHARON VAN ETTEN w/ Tiny Ruins

For all the attention that was paid to her 2012 break-through Tramp, Sharon Van Etten is an artist with a hunger to turn another corner and to delve deeper, writing from a place of honesty and vulnerability to create a bond with the listener that few contemporary musicians can match. Compelled by a restless spirit, Van Etten is continuously challenging herself. Now, the result is Are We There, a self-produced album of exceptional intimacy, sublime generosity, and immense breadth.

Most musicians are quite happy to leave the production end of things to someone else. It’s enough to live your music without taking on the role of producer as well. Yet Van Etten knew it was time to make a record entirely on her terms. The saying goes “fortune favors the bold” and yet this boldness had to be tempered. For this, Van Etten found a kindred spirit in veteran music producer Stewart Lerman. Originally working together on Boardwalk Empire, they gently moved into new roles, rallying around the idea of making a record together in Lerman’s studio in New Jersey. Lerman’s studio expertise gave Van Etten the freedom to make Are We There the way she imagined. Van Etten also enlisted the individual talents of her band, consisting of Heather Woods Broderick, Doug Keith and Zeke Hutchins, and brought in friends Dave Hartley and Adam Granduciel from The War On Drugs, Jonathan Meiberg (Shearwater), Jana Hunter (Lower Dens), Peter Broderick, Mackenzie Scott (Torres), Stuart Bogie, Jacob C. Morris and Mickey Freeze.

It is clear from the opening chords in the first song, “Afraid of Nothing”, that we are witnessing a new awareness, a sign of Van Etten in full stride, writing, producing and performing from a place that seems almost mythical, were it not so touchable and real. Always direct, and never shying away even from the most personally painful narratives, Van Etten’s songwriting continues to evolve. Many of the songs deal with seemingly impossible decisions, anticipation, and then resolution. She sings of the nature of desire, memory, of being lost, emptiness, of promises and loyalty, fear and change, of healing and the true self, violence and sanctuary, waiting, of silence. The artist who speaks in such a voice is urging us to do something, to take hold and to go deeper. Living in this way, the questions of life remain alive, as close and steady as breathing. Many of the ballads of old are as dark as pitch, and people for whom the issues of life and death were as vivid as flame wrote them. You could turn off the electricity, remove all the instruments and Sharon’s voice and words would remain. They connect her to the mystic stratum which flows just beneath the everyday, which is rarely acknowledged as the forces of distraction sweep our attention away.

www.sharonvanetten.com/

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 19TH… PALLBEARER

Doors/Bar Open 8:00pm
Vattnet Viskar 8:30-9:00pm
Tombs 9:15-10:00pm
Pallbearer 10:20-11:50pm

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$13.00 in advance (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - PALLBEARER w/ Tombs & Vattnet Viskar
Pallbearer is a metal band from Central Arkansas, formed in 2008 after spending time playing in various bands around the Little Rock underground metal scene. Paying homage to doom metal of old while still looking wholly forward, the band built upon the underground success of their initial demo offering in 2010 and their debut full length “Sorrow and Extinction” was released in February, 2012 to virtually universal critical acclaim. Now the band slowly marches onward to deliver its progressively-tinged beautiful gloom on a global scale.

http://pallbearerdoom.com/

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15TH… THE LIFE AND TIMES

Doors/Bar Open 6:30pm
To Be Announced 7:00-7:30pm
The Dirty Feathers 7:50-8:30pm
THE LIFE AND TIMEs 8:50-10:00pm
(DJ to follow 10:30pm)

$10.00 in advance (and $10.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - THE LIFE AND TIMES w/The Dirty Feathers

Since August of 2005, The Life and Times has played over 200 shows in support of their debut full-length release Suburban Hymns (DeSoto) on US tours with bands like the Appleseed Cast, Murder By Death, Pelican, Mono, Sparta, Pinback, Engine Down, and loads more.

Eric Abert: four strings
Allen Epley: more strings
Chris Metcalf: no strings

www.thelifeandtimes.com