Teaser Thursdays: G. Love and Special Sauce
Our friends at Time Out Chicago are looking forward to this weekend's G. Love and Special Sauce show at Metro -

"When Philly singer, rapper and guitarist G. Love drops his jivey affectations, there's some real heat in his gangly acoustic hip-hop. The group released a 2011 LP, Fixin' to Die, produced by roots-music entrepreneurs the Avett Brothers. Mr. Love and his crew forge an unusually convincing fusion of styles. Last year, we got more Love, sauce, and laid back tunes on Playlist: The Very Best of G. Love & Special Sauce (The Okeh Years)."

Tickets are still available!

Posted on Thursday April 17


The men of Czar may have just started their gig opening for post-metal legends Godflesh, but their fandom trails back decades. Looking back on Godflesh's rock solid catalog, Czar vocalist/guitarist Jason Novak compiled a list of his favorites for "Decibel Magazine" and how they've impacted his own music. Check out the full list here and don't forget to purchase your tickets for tonight's Godflesh show!

Posted on Tuesday April 15


Posted on Tuesday April 15

Metro is thrilled to welcome Cold Waves for its third year, a metal and industrial music festival with a good cause. Beginning as a massive memorial concert during Fall 2012 to mourn the passing and to celebrate the life of Jamie Duffy, a much-loved and longstanding pillar of the local music community, Cold Waves has transformed into a weekend celebration of music and Duffy's life. Cold Waves III will feature electronic legends Front 242 and metal pioneers Fear Factory. The lineup will also include Germany’s Die Krupps, Chris Connelly’s (Ministry, Revco) latest project Cocksure, Pitchfork Magazine’s EBM darlings Youth Code, a posthumous performance from Chicago’s Acumen Nation, the awe-inducing Author & Punisher, and original Reconstriction artists SMP. Rounding out the weekend are Madison’s Caustic, the critically acclaimed ∆Aimon, Chicago’s Cyanotic, and the underground mystery of Surachai. The festival will also include special guest performances, DJ’s, vendors, silent auctions, raffles and more.

Purchase your two-day passes, single day passes (Friday / Saturday) and VIP passes starting Friday! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hope For The Day.

Posted on Tuesday April 15


Noisey has just launched a new web video series called "Sound Off!" and their guest list has been enviable to say the least. For the series' fourth installment, Chuck Ragan makes an appearance in the great outdoors. Ragan gives viewers a glimpse of how he prefers to spend his downtime and we even get to tag along as Ragan gives a tour of his Lake Tahoe digs, pals around with his dogs and unwinds by the light of a campfire. While you may not be able to join Ragan for a buddy weekend in the wilderness, you can still get your Ragan fix. The Hot Water Music frontman will be at Metro with his band The Camaraderie and The White Buffalo on Wednesday, April 16. Tickets are still available, so act now!

Posted on Monday April 14

As many of you know, this past week has been full of fans and musicians alike celebrating Kurt Cobain's life and work since this marks 20 years since his passing. His old buddies and band mates, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, stopped by The Tonight Show and chatted with Jimmy Fallon about old Nirvana stories.

Our favorite? Grohl reminisces about a time when he drastically needed a new drum set. He decided that after their set at their Metro show, he and Cobain would shred the set to pieces in order for the tour manager to agree to getting him a new one.

Posted on Thursday April 10

The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) are set to release their self-titled debut next week, April 15 on SuperEgo, and have just shared a new video for “Milwaukee.” The video, directed by Daniel Ralston, features a storyline revolving around that one uncle everyone has. In this case, its Ted’s uncle, “Ed Leo,” who ends up filling in on a few dates after the band’s real drummer takes a few gigs in Europe. All sorts of mayhem ensues, from “Ed” filling the stage with fog and wearing heavy black makeup for shows, to mispronouncing backing vocals, to being extremely excited to drive the van (and grilling out while driving, of course), and even planning to make some side money from Aimee and Ted’s possessions. Check out the video below and catch The Both stopping at Metro for a show on May 9.

Posted on Wednesday April 9

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