Empty Bottle will once again hold a free outdoor festival in the middle of winter, with this year’s Music Frozen Dancing festival taking place outside the venue at Cortez and Western on February 27. The lineup includes Black Lips, Meat Wave, The Spits, and Muuy Biien, with DJ K Marks and Dustin Drase spinning tunes inside the venue. This is the third year of the popular winter blowout, which will again feature Goose Island beer, Dark Matter coffee, and hot apple cider. Gates open at 1 pm and will be followed by an “Unofficial After Party” featuring The Life & Times, with the “Official After Party” headlined by The Black Lips going down the following night.
While the official lineup announcement isn’t expected until the spring, Consequence of Sound has confirmed that Radiohead will headline the newly expanded 25th anniversary edition of the festival, taking place in Chicago’s Grant Park July 28-31. CoS, which was also first to break the news last fall that LCD Soundsystem is reuniting, adds that a reunited LCD is also “widely expected” to be among the headliners of Lollapalooza 2016. With LCD already set to appear at both Coachella and Bonnaroo this summer, Lollapalooza would be the next logical choice. As for Radiohead, they have already confirmed three European festival dates (Primavera Sound, OpenAir St. Gallen, and NOS Alive) and will also reportedly appear at both Outside Lands and Osheaga Music Festival, with additional dates and a new album expected to be announced soon.
BY OLIVIA SCHROEDER
Canadian bandmates and couple Stephen Ramsay and Catherine McCandless just may be the coolest parents ever. Ten years and two kids later, Young Galaxy just released its fifth full-length LP, Falsework. The new album from the electro-pop group has created the perfect combination of ‘80s disco-styled beats and futuristic, outer space-sounding synth. While they most likely didn’t travel to outer space for production, the group did travel to Sweden to have Dan Lissvik produce the latest album (after having worked together on two of their previous albums.) Yup, it’s confirmed. They are the coolest parents ever.
BY WILLIAM KOSH
Minneapolis’ Tommy Stinson got his start at 12 years old in the DIY twee-rock outfit The Replacements. Maybe you’ve heard of them? Since then he’s demonstrated his range as a solo artist and performed as an unlikely bassist for Guns N’ Roses, another band you may have heard of. Many go to a Tommy Stinson show because it’s nothing less than a cross section of rock history but lucky for us, Stinson’s solo work also makes up some of his finest musical output. Despite being seemingly left out of the mysterious upcoming Guns N’ Roses reunion, Stinson remains at the top of his game.