concert season is shaping up as one of the best in years, if not
ever, with several other impressive multiband bills joining the
previously announced Lollapalooza, Intonation and Pitchfork music
Among the latest
summer music announcements:
Ray Davies, touring in support of his first solo album, will
headline the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park with My Morning
Jacket and former Soul Coughing vocalist Mike Doughty on July 4 as
part of the annual Taste of Chicago.
performers include Chaka Khan (June 30), Glen Campbell (July 1), Jo
Dee Messina (July 2), India.Arie (July 5), Macy Gray and Chicago
band Liquid Soul (July 7) and former Styx vocalist Dennis DeYoung
and Kenny Wayne Shepherd (July 9).
*Shut out of
Millennium Park because of a scheduled rehearsal by the Grant Park
Orchestra, platinum-selling English art-rockers Radiohead will take
their show indoors to the Auditorium Theatre on June 19 and 20,
according to sources in the industry. There has been no announcement
yet about when tickets will go on sale.
independent label Touch and Go will celebrate its 25th anniversary
as the Hideout celebrates its 10th year as one of local music
lovers' favorite rock clubs during the annual Hideout Block Party on
The Hideout has
yet to announce all of the performers, but Touch and Go confirmed
that the 25 bands scheduled to play on the last big music weekend of
the summer will include Calexico, CocoRosie, the reunited Didjits
and Scratch Acid, Enon, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Pinback,
Shellac and the Black Heart Procession.
is available at www.touchandgorecords.com, and proceeds from
the concert will benefit a trio of local children's charities:
Tuesday's Child, Literacy Works and the Thomas Drummond Elementary