The summer of music.

Lots of upcoming shows and events worth checking out in the Chicago area:

This Thursday at Beat Kitchen, He is We plays an early show, so you better stop by.  On 7/1, also known as this Friday, Farraday, The Born Ready, Adora, and Just Left at Metro.  6:00 PM show.  Be there or be square.  We are also celebrating our wonderful city with the Taste of Chicago.  This weekend I will be out and about working it for Metro, so come down and hang out with me at the Taste!  On 7/8 Sun Kil Moon plays at Lincoln Hall.  If you don’t know who that is, you need to look him up immediately.  Mark Kozelek is musical genius with interlacing guitar rhythms and poetic lyrics.  Absolutely gorgeous.  Then the weekend of 7/9 and 7/10 is WestFest.  Local H will perform on Saturday night.  BALLER.  There will be a DJ stage, along with another for live music throughout the day.  Food, art, music, and other entertainment for families and singles alike.  I will be working WestFest, so you should stop on by.  Pitchfork competes against Old St. Pat’s Block Party the weekend of the 15th, but both are worth checking out.  Block Party is the premiere place for singles in the city this summer.  Pitchfork is for those independent music lovers.  Farraday will be opening for Cobra Starship and Plain White T’s at the Block Party on Saturday, so you will definitely want to check that out.  Come say hi while I am working Pitchfork!

This is a summer of greatness.  Chicago offers plenty of opportunities to explore the city, delve into personal interests, and have a damn good time.  They are also amazing chances to see local talent.  These festivals offer artists from the area a chance to showcase their wares.  By going you are not only supporting them, but the city.

P.S. MARK ROSE CD RELEASE PARTY THIS FRIDAY!  Limited tickets available.  You definitely want to get those.  Live music, open bar, hardcopy of the CD and face time with the man himself.  Check out the information here.

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EXCITING NEWS: FARRADAY.

If you haven’t seen these guys yet, this summer is the perfect opportunity to get to know them.  Not only does Farraday have a show this Friday at METRO, but they have now added on an additional show for Old St. Pat’s Block Party on 7/15.  They will be playing along with Cobra Starship, and another great Chicago band, Plain White T’s.  CHECK THEM OUT!