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Live Review: SSION with House of LaDosha at The Empty Bottle in Chicago

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It was a cold and rainy Tuesday night in Chicago, but that didn’t stop the GLBT community from pitting fur coats and spandex against the elements in support of SSION (pronounced “shun”) at The Empty Bottle. “The Bottle,” as it’s affectionately called around these parts, is that classic kind of venue I remember as a [...]

7inch Sunday: Psychic Twin – Gonna Get Her

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7inch Sunday is a segment devoted entirely to 7” vinyl and the all-encompassing experience surrounding it. Although most publications cover major releases, the vinyl single is often overlooked and given nothing more than a half-hearted nod of acknowledgement. This weekly feature is a hub for 7” reviews, exploring the B-sides and rarities of artists that [...]

SSION Tour Starts Today, Brings Dance Party To Chicago On October 9th

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Cody Critcheloe is the mustachioed maestro behind SSION (pronounced “shun”), the electro-pop group whose music should come with a warning label: you will get weird on the dance floor until the sun comes up. While the band’s existence can be traced back to Critcheloe’s high school days in mid-90s Kansas City, his recent move to [...]

Live Review: Reptar at Lincoln Hall

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To quote the bespectacled hipster next to me who was too busy rubbing his goatee to dance, Reptar’s set opening for Rubblebucket at Lincoln Hall this past Tuesday was nothing short of “very impressive.”  Reptar is an Athens-based synth pop band with spastic live chops and a colorful sound that will leave your brain spinning and [...]

7inch Sunday: chris e. pants – Doggy Style

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7inch Sunday is a segment devoted entirely to 7” vinyl and the all-encompassing experience surrounding it. Although most publications cover major releases, the vinyl single is often overlooked and given nothing more than a half-hearted nod of acknowledgement. This weekly feature is a hub for 7” reviews, exploring the B-sides and rarities of artists that may [...]

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath to Headline Lollapalooza

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Tonight Lollapalooza released their lineup for the Chicago-based festival. Set for August 3-5th, the lineup ranges from DJs such as Bassnectar and Justice to heavy-hitting reunion groups such as At the Drive-In and Sigur Ros. Check out the full lineup below or on the festival’s main site.

SXSW 2012, Thursday March 15th

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My SXSW 2012 began on Thursday, March 15. In retrospect, being there Wednesday would’ve been worthy. Pianos (NYC) co-hosted a showcase full of great independent acts on the upswing – including Hooray for Earth, Fort Lean, Haim and Tiny Victories – that I was saddened to miss (and reminded of by my peers). On the [...]

Plot Your Escape: 4 Concerts, 4 Cities, 1 Night [Update]

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Some of the biggest names in music will be performing at four major concerts on Thursday, March 1st and we know you want to be there.

The concerts will be held in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and New Orleans, and will be aired via live stream at PlotYourEscape.com. Click HERE for details and to get your tickets and keep checking back for more details.

Let us know what you think, after or during the show by tweeting us @thesilvertongue #PlotYourEscape.

See ya there!

Update 2/29/2012 As previously, Nicki Minaj’s performance has been cancelled due to throat issues.

Update 2/28/2012 4:50 PM: Tickets are sold out for TODAY, but more will be available tomorrow, February 29, at 9am Est.  So check back HERE at 9am Est to get your tickets if you didn’t today.

Update: We have the list of performers in each city.

New Orleans:  Mary J. Blige and Gavin DeGraw
New York: Mariah Carey and P Diddy
Los Angeles: Nicki Minaj and Cee Lo Green
Chicago: Maroon 5 and Sara Bareilles

Get your tickets HERE.