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Revised “Promoter Bill” Going to Council Tomorrow

City Councilmen Bill Greenlee and Darrell Clarke will be bringing a revised version of the “Promoter Bill” to the Committee of Licenses and Inspections tomorrow, June 9. It’s a much tamer version than its asinine counterpart.
“The amended bill calls for establishments with maximum capacities of 50 or more to notify the Police Department two weeks in advance if a promoter or outside operator is going to be in charge of maintaining security and the legal occupancy limit during an event…the bill also will require promoters to register with the city and have a current business-privilege license,” said Noelle Marconi, Greenlee's legislative director.
It’s better, but I still never think cops and good times mix well. Does the bill still suck to you? Well, it's not too late to voice your opinion.
- Q.D. Tran



Chasing Kings @ Future Sound's Rumble this Thursday 6/10

Rumble this Thursday at the 3 of Clubs: Piano-driven indie pop at its finest, Chasing Kings are a quartet of young, eager, sincere guys who bring an infectious energy to their live sets that won't disappoint. Openers Gamble House paint a colorfully subdued musical backdrop with twinkling arpeggios, warm strings, foggy trumpets and reverb-heavy vocals behind a sound reminiscent of Grizzly Bear. Inland Empire-based trio Francisco the Man has been on the scene for the past couple of years, drawing in fans with their roots based indie folk rock. For a free show you really can't go wrong.


Other Music Festival Day 2: Ryan Power, Paper Castles, the le duo, and more

Ryan Power and bandBurlington's Other Music Festival continues into day 2 proper tonight at 8pm at North End Studios once again. Today features a few more Burlington vets along with some exciting high profile out of town acts. Ryan Power, the le duo, and Paper Castles are representing the Burlington area, but also making appearances are MA's Deadwood and a collaboration between Ethan Snyder, Aaron Burnette, and Casimir Liberski. The biggest news is Tzadik's Mr. Anthony Coleman who will be making a couple collaborative apperances throughtout the week, tonight with Derek Beckvoid and Bob Jordon. A wildly diverse night to be sure.

--The Deli Staff


The Calm Blue Sea + The Twilight Sad @ Emo's


Instrumental soundscape sculptors The Calm Blue Sea recently announced only their third show of 2010 - opening up for The Twilight Sad this Friday night (6/11) at Emo's. We recommend you absorb their brilliance directly through your pores. 


Drunk Kids

Light Pollution recently released a video for their track “Drunk Kids” which appears on their Carpark debut Apparitions.

The band is currently on a cross-country tour, but will be performing here in Chicago on July 11th at West Fest.