5 Acts: April 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

ticket giveaway:
Light Pollution at Black Cat

Chicago's Light Pollution will be at Black Cat on Wednesday night for a backstage show with Lightfoot. If you'd like to win a pair of tickets, e-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject "Apparitions" by Tuesday night (04/27/2010) at 10:00 pm ET.

Light Pollution on MySpace

Light Pollution on The Hype Machine

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Kill Krinkle Club - Airport

Letting Up Despite Great Faults - Our Younger Noise

Kids Of 88 - Just A Little Bit

The Golden Filter - Thunderbird

LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Slow Club - Giving Up On Love

Lou Rhodes - One Good Thing

The Morning Benders - Promises

Lightspeed Champion - Madame Van Damme

Monster Movie - Bored Beyond Oblivion

Friday, April 16, 2010

ticket giveaway: La Strada at Black Cat

Wanna see La Strada on Tuesday evening (04/20/2010) at Black Cat with a buddy? Email me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject line "New Home" for a chance to win a pair of tickets. Contest ends at 10:00 am ET the day of the show.

La Strada on MySpace

La Strada on The Hype Machine

ticket giveaway: The Mary Onettes at DC9

One of my favorite Swedish groups return to DC9 on Tuesday night (04/20/2010) and I have a pair of tickets I'd love to give away. Email me with the subject "The Night Before The Funeral" at 5actsblog at gmail dot com if you're interested. Contest ends Tuesday morning at 9:00 am ET.

Update: This show has been cancelled due to the fucking volcano. So sad.

The Mary Onettes on MySpace

The Mary Onettes on The Hype Machine

Thursday, April 15, 2010

CD / vinyl giveaway: Aloha - Home Acres

To celebrate Aloha's return to the district tonight at DC9, I'm giving away a copy of Home Acres on CD and a copy on vinyl. If you're up for winning one of these, e-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject line "Home Acres CD" or "Home Acres vinyl." Contest ends on Sunday morning (04/18/2010) at 9:00 am ET. Opening up for Aloha tonight is Carol Bui (who is leaving us soon, so come out and catch her while you can!) and the always entertaining Pomegranates. Doors open at 8:30 and tickets are $12.

Aloha on MySpace

Aloha on The Hype Machine

Monday, April 12, 2010

ticket giveaway:
Fol Chen / Liars at Rock & Roll Hotel

Please email me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject "The Longer U Wait" for a chance to win tickets for Fol Chen and Liars at Rock & Roll Hotel on Wednesday night (04/14/2010). Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 8:30. Contest ends Wednesday at 12:00 pm ET.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

ticket giveaway for DC9:
Twin Sister / tUnE-yArDs / Xiu Xiu

Awesome acts playing DC9 on Wednesday (04/14/2010) including headliner Xiu Xiu. If you wanna go for free, email me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com and use "Chocolate Makes You Happy" as the subject line. Contest ends on Tuesday night (04/13/2010) at 9:00 pm ET.

Xiu Xiu on MySpace

Xiu Xiu on The Hype Machine

tUnE-yArDs on MySpace

tUnE-yArDs on The Hype Machine

Twin Sister on MySpace

Twin Sister on The Hype Machine

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Villagers - Becoming A Jackal

Olney Clark - Josefin The Writer

Local Natives - Airplanes

The Antlers - Bear

Archie Bronson Outfit - Shark's Tooth

Friday, April 09, 2010

The White White Lights

Young Heretics

Asa Ransom


Twin Sister

Thursday, April 08, 2010



The Deadly Syndrome

Emma Pollock

Turin Brakes

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Stripmall Architecture


Mr Fogg

Pretty Lights


Tuesday, April 06, 2010

ticket giveaway:
Fang Island at Rock & Roll Hotel

Fang Island and Red Sparowes are playing Rock & Roll Hotel on Sunday night (04/11/2010). if you'd like to go for free with a friend, e-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject line "Daisy." Contest ends on Thursday (04/08/2010) at 11pm ET.

Fang Island on MySpace

Fang Island on The Hype Machine

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Fool's Gold - Nadine

Jason Collett - Love Is A Dirty Word

Phantogram - Mouthful Of Diamonds

The Happy Hollows - Big Bad Wolf

Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Small Black - Despicable Dogs

Delorean - Stay Close

Love Is All - Kungen

Turin Brakes - Sea Change

Fang Island - Daisy

Friday, April 02, 2010

Broadcast 2000


Pantha Du Prince

Four Tet


Thursday, April 01, 2010

Computer Perfection

Legs Against Arms

Standard Fare


Dirt Dress