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Early Warnings Roundup

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  • Crissy Piper
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Big news of the week? The Pitchfork Music Festival announced dates (July 15-17), and single-day tickets and three-day passes go on sale this Friday at a time to be determined. Three-day passes sold out in five days last year, so don't bum around and miss the window. No formal announcement has been made concerning the festival's schedule, but the Reader's Gossip Wolf has some early reports and rumors.

The week's other Early Warnings are heavy on quality hip-hop: Aesop Rock at Lincoln Hall, Big K.R.I.T. with Freddie Gibbs at Bottom Lounge, and Black Thought of the Roots at the Mid. There's also, um, some other hip-hop: P. Diddy hits the House of Blues in April, desperately trying to live out his dream of being a legitimate rapper with his new outfit, Diddy Dirty Money.

Other notables include Bomba Estereo, Dengue Fever, Matt & Kim with the Thermals, Sondre Lerche with Nightlands, and Small Brown Bike with the Casket Lottery.

Check out my full list after the jump:

Aesop Rock at Lincoln Hall on May 19 (on sale Friday at noon)
Antietam at the Hideout on June 4
Battles at Lincoln Hall on April 30
Big K.R.I.T. with Freddie Gibbs at Bottom Lounge on April 9
Black Thought at the Mid on April 1
Bomba Estereo at the Empty Bottle on May 14
Def Leppard with Heart at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on July 15 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Dengue Fever at the Empty Bottle on June 4
Diddy Dirty Money at the House of Blues on April 14
Duran Duran at the House of Blues on April 23 (on sale Friday at 10 AM)
Joan as Police Woman at Schubas on April 24 (on sale Friday at noon)
Sondre Lerche at Schubas on June 18 and Lincoln Hall on June 19 (on sale Friday at noon)
Man Man at Metro on May 24 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Manchester Orchestra at Metro on May 4 (on sale Friday at noon)
Matt & Kim with the Thermals at the Vic on June 25 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park on July 15-17 (on sale Friday)
Small Brown Bike with the Casket Lottery at Subterranean on May 14 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Wishbone Ash at FitzGerald's on May 6 (on sale Friday at 11 AM)

Make sure to visit the Reader's Early Warnings page for a full list of upcoming and updated shows. You can also sign up for a weekly Early Warnings e-mail blast.

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