Early Warnings Roundup

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Phosphorescent
  • Sebastian Mlynars
  • Phosphorescent
Aside from a slew of aging rock stars playing the Ravinia Festival—Sting, Cheap Trick, Jethro Tull—this week's batch of Early Warnings includes a couple of big-name actors living out their musical fantasies (Juliette Lewis and Steve Martin), a sweet selection of metal at Reggie's Rock Club (Katatonia, Nile, Pentagram), and the return of Michael Gira and the almighty Swans, who'll be at the Bottom Lounge in October.

Other notable announcements include Atari Teenage Riot (good news for the angst-ridden adolescent in me), buzzworthy indie party-rockers Fang Island opening for Maps & Atlases, electronic duo Matmos in collaboration with So Percussion, and the one and only Bobby McFerrin, who can put on a heck of a show despite being best known for cursing the planet with "Don't Worry, Be Happy."

In other, much more terrible news, Limp Bizkit are touring to support the comeback album they're releasing this summer; they'll be at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on July 15.

Check out my full list of notables after the jump:

Atari Teenage Riot at Bottom Lounge on October 1
Black Crowes at Chicago Theatre on August 21 (on sale Friday at 11 AM)
Cheap Trick with Squeeze at the Ravinia Festival on July 10
Eyedea & Abilities at Bottom Lounge on July 22
Hamell on Trial at Schubas on July 30
Katatonia with Orphaned Land at Reggie's Rock Club on September 17
Jethro Tull at the Ravinia Festival on June 20
Juliette Lewis at Reggie's Rock Club on August 4
Maps & Atlases with Fang Island at Subterranean on June 26 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Ravinia Festival on June 12
Matmos with So Percussion at the Museum of Contemporary Art on June 12
Nile with Ex Deo at Reggie's Rock Club on November 11
Pentagram at Reggie's Rock Club on June 18
Phosphorescent at the Empty Bottle on August 5
Renaissance with Steve Hackett at Park West on June 29 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Ty Segall at the Empty Bottle on August 17
Slum Village at Double Door on July 10 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Sting at the Ravinia Festival on July 17-18
Swans with Baby Dee at Bottom Lounge on October 5
Takin' It to the Streets with Mos Def, Tinariwen, Brother Ali, and others at Marquette Park on June 19

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