Chicago, what are you up to tomorrow (Thursday) night? Nothing, you say? You’re still on a massive bender after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup? You’re camping out all night to try and get a good spot for that huge victory parade set for Friday morning? Ah, whatever it is, it can wait. There’s a pretty great show going down at the Empty Bottle, and I want you to be aware of it. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and Torres are currently on a co-headlining tour, and the Bottle is where the whole thing ends. Actually, it wasn’t initially announced that way if you watch the YouTube clip I just linked to. They don’t even mention Chicago. That’s because even though it immediately follows the Iowa City date that was originally announced, the Chicago show was supposed to be Torres only. Don’t ask me why. I mean, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper did just play a Chicago show a couple months ago, but what was stopping her from coming back? Nothing I suppose, which is why she was added to the bill a couple weeks ago. So why exactly should you drop everything and go to this show? Well, both Torres and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper have put out excellent albums this year. Torres’ self-titled debut has gotten great critical praise, as has Lady Lamb’s Ripely Pine. Both acts are fronted by strong female singer-songwriters, with Mackenzie Scott using the Torres name and Aly Spaltro using the Lady Lamb the Beekeeper name. Check out the Torres track “Honey” for a taste of what that project has to offer. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper’s “Bird Balloons” is absolutely incredible too, and you can understand why this is a co-headlining tour. By the way, Chicago’s own Judson Claiborne is opening the show, and I think frontman Chris Salveter is performing solo for this one. Just another reason to get tickets if you haven’t already. They’re only $10 too, which is a bargain if you ask me. The show is 21+ in case you didn’t know, and starts at 9. Here’s a ticket buy link for you if you’re so inclined. I hope to see you at the show! Now then, let’s wrangle up a mid-week edition of Pick Your Poison. Key tracks today come from A.S., Back Back Forward Punch, Dead Boots, Jacuzzi Boys, Leftover Cuties, Manzanita Falls, Natureboy and Tedo Stone. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream new songs from Andrew Cedermark, My Gold Mask and TRAAMS, plus Cadence Weapon’s remix of Doldrums and Tiger & Woods’ remix of Escort.
Xela Zaid – Twelve
Andrew Cedermark – On Me (Bill Withers cover)
Doldrums – Egypt (Cadence Weapon Remix)
Escort – Barbarians (Tiger & Woods Remix)
Hayden Thorpe & Jon Hopkins – Goodbye Horses (Q Lazzarus cover)
My Gold Mask – Dangerous
TRAAMS – Low