Thursday, April 23, 2009

On Vacation - Showlist

So as I said in the previous post, for a variety of personal reasons I've decided to take an extended break from the show until June 4th (on which day, I promise, there will be an extra-special new episode posting! and trust me, it will be worth the wait). But that doesn't mean life has stopped in Chicago, and I encourage you to check out any or all of these awesome shows happening in Chicago this week!
<3, Susan.

4/23 – OK Go @ Double Door
4/23 – Peter Bjorn and John @ Metro
4/24 – Neko Case @ Chicago Theater (all ages)
4/24 – Tight Phantomz @ Quenchers
4/25 – Noah and the Whale @ Empty Bottle
4/25 – Superdrag @ Metro
4/26 – The Rikters @ Bottom Lounge
4/28 & 4/29 – Flight of the Conchords @ Arie Crown Theater
4/29 – The Thermals @ Bottom Lounge
4/29 – New Ruins @ Schubas w/ Cameron McGill (Parasol Records Release Party)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

On Hiatus Until June

Sorry for the change in plans, guys--Indiesomnia is extending the break in new show posts until the first week in June--see you back here on JUNE 4 for more awesome music, artist interviews, show lineups, and Chicago summer festival coverage!

In the meantime, as well, check out Susan Rocks Chicago, my written music blog with reviews, musician spotlights, and more!

Can't wait to see you back here!
<3, Susan.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

RePlaylist and Podcast for April 16, 2009 (On Vacation!)

And here comes the third week of Indiesomnia on Vacation--We'll be back next week (and are looking the heck forward to being back)--in the meantime, check out some local music, especially the Chicago leg of the International Pop Overthrow Festival (which is going on this week). Enjoy this previously aired episode of the show, and see you next week for NEW SHOWS!
<3, Susan.

4/16 – Scattered Trees @ Beat Kitchen
4/16 – Tapes 'n Tapes @ Northwestern University (All Ages)
4/17 – Death Cab for Cutie @ Aragon Ballroom
4/17 – My My My @ Bottom Lounge
4/17 – The Handcuffs @ Abbey Pub (International Pop Overthrow)
4/17 – Wye Oak, The Pomegranates @ Hideout
4/17 – Simian Mobile Disco @ Metro
4/19 – The Blissters, I Fight Dragons @ Abbey Pub (International Pop Overthrow; All Ages)
4/21 – Yann Tiersen, Asobi Sesku @ Logan Square Auditorium

PLAYLIST (Originally Aired February 19, 2009)
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Bad Reputation
American Breed – Bend Me, Shape Me
Okkervil River – Black
Blitzen Trapper – Crushing the Wheat
Le Tigre – Deceptacon
MC5 – Looking At You
Smoking Popes – Midnight Moon
The Dials – Bloodsucker
Mannequin Men – Dead Kids
Mando Diao – Long Before Rock n Roll
T.Rex – Bang A Gong (Get It On)
The Raveonettes – Love In A Trashcan
Disappears – Magics
The White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl
Panda Riot – She Dares All Things
The Avatars – Clockwork
The Clash – Rudie Can't Fail

Thursday, April 9, 2009

RePlaylist and Podcast for April 9, 2009 (On Vacation!)

And we reach week 2 of the rebroadcasts here on Indiesomnia. I will be back two weeks from today, Thursday April 23, at noon Central Time. In the meanwhile, enjoy this classic episode of Indiesomnia! If you were lucky enough to get Andrew Bird tickets before they sold out, good for you--if not, there are still plenty of great live shows to see in Chicago this week! Have a gander at the list below, and enjoy the show!
<3, Susan.

4/9 – The Locals @ Subterranean
4/9 – Sebastian Tellier @ Empty Bottle (w/ Lemonade)
4/9 & 4/10 – Andrew Bird @ Civic Opera House (SOLD OUT!)
4/10 – Catfish Haven, Lucero, Titus Andronicus @ Metro
4/11 – Elephant Gun @ Speak Easy
4/11 – The Dials @ Bottom Lounge
4/11 – Mates of State, Black Kids @ Metro
4/12 – Lily Allen @ Riviera Theater (moved from The Vic)
4/14 – Alexi Murdoch @ Empty Bottle
4/15 – Elsinore @ Beat Kitchen

PLAYLIST (Previously Aired February 12, 2009):
Louis XIV – The Grand Apartment
The Pretenders – Boots of Chinese Plastic
Flight of the Conchords – Robots
Tenniscourts – Swimming Pool
The Shins – Fighting In A Sack
Black Lips – Veni Vidi Vici
King Sparrow – Derailer
Wilco – Heavy Metal Drummer
The dB's – Amplifier
Arctic Fox – Possible
The Ponys – Little Friends
The Waitresses – I Know What Boys Like
Antony and the Johnsons – Aeon
The Changes – Her You and I
Razorlight – Golden Touch
Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Follow You Into The Dark
Lou Reed – Perfect Day

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

RePlaylist and Podcast for April 2, 2009 (On Vacation!)

Due to pressing personal matters, Indiesomnia! will be taking a short break. We will be back to the regular schedule three weeks from today (April 22nd), and until then, see some live music in town this week (some of my favorites include Electric Six and Morrissey, or if you're into local stuff, check out Arctic Fox or the Greenskeepers!), and enjoy this classic episode of the show!
<3, Susan.

4/3 – Kid, You'll Move Mountains @ Beat Kitchen (w/ Say Hi)
4/4 – Morrissey @ Aragon Ballroom
4/4 – The Faint @ Metro
4/5 – Arctic Fox @ Cobra Lounge (Free Show)
4/6 – Electric Six @ Double Door
4/6 – Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin @ Schubas
4/6 – Vacations @ Empty Bottle (Free Show)
4/6 – The Loneliest Monk @ The Whistler (Free Show)
4/6 – Greenskeepers @ Boom Boom Room
4/8 – Greenskeepers @ Smart Bar

PLAYLIST (Previously Aired 1/8/09):
William Shatner – Common People
Deep Purple – Hush
The Beauty Shop – I Got Issues
Greenskeepers – Lotion
Ben Folds Five – Army
Bird Names – Nazi Beach Party
Robots in Disguise – The Sex Has Made Me Stupid
The Cars – Good Times Roll
Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
Johnny Cash – Hurt
The Locals – Tidal Wave
The Dresden Dolls – Girl Anachronism
Noah Harris – The Sparrow and the Wolf
Oh, Alexis! – Outlawed Bingo
The Goldstars – The Race
Bee Gees – Lonely Days
The Brandnames – Black and White Camera