It’s time for your weekly Chicago show update, this week brought to you by the letters F and U. I mean that in the most loving way possible. Anyways, from time to time I like to keep my Chicago readers updated on a good show coming through town that they might not otherwise be aware of. Of course when the show is sold out, it’s relatively clear that maybe awareness is reasonably strong. Case in point, on Friday night, Other Lives will be headlining a sold out show at Schubas. That’s what I planned to talk about here, and I’ll mention the details just in case they release a few more stray tickets before doors open tomorrow night. Tickets are $16, the show starts at 10PM and is 21+. Go here to see if tickets are still sold out. If you really want to see Other Lives though, and why wouldn’t you, it may be comforting to know that they’ll be playing a second non-sold out show on Saturday night, this time at the larger Lincoln Hall. Tickets for that are relatively cheaper ($14) and it’s only 18+ for the 10PM show. You can buy tickets for that Lincoln Hall show by going here. For those unfamiliar with Other Lives, a quick tutorial will reveal that they’re from L.A., and make contemplative orchestral rock. They’ve had some songs placed in popular TV shows before, and opened for Radiohead on a bunch of recent tour dates. Thom Yorke calls them friends, and he even remixed one of their songs under his Atoms for Peace moniker. Consider what might happen if Sigur Ros and Fleet Foxes ever teamed up, and that should give you a good idea of what Other Lives sound like. Or you can always stream all of their last album Tamer Animals on Spotify or Soundcloud. It’s pretty good stuff, and they’re dynamite live. Indians are opening for them on this current tour, which is another great reason to try and see them perform. If you’ve got your Saturday night in Chicago free, make the trip and go see them. Okay, let’s do Pick Your Poison for Thursday. Recommended tracks today come from Bloody Amateur, Dream Boat, The Longwalls, San Fermin and Split Screens. In the Soundcloud section stream tracks from John Cale, Lowlakes and Memory Tapes’ remix of Tame Impala.

Abbe May – Karmageddon

Bloody Amateur – Companions

Calvin Love – Magic Hearts (Cooper Saver Remix)

Dream Boat – Wildfires

Eli Escobar – Set My Heart on Fire

Jacob Morris – Landscapes

Lane 8 – For You

The Longwalls – Kowloon

Low Culture – Screens

Renny Wilson – By and By

Sally Shapiro – He Keeps Me Alive (Cedric Gervais Remix)

San Fermin – Sonsick

Shadow Dancer – Pinback

Split Screens – Deep Down


John Cale – Hatred

Kodaline – The Answer

Lizzy Plapinger (MS MR) + Mr. Dream – Israel (Siouxsie and the Banshees cover)

Lowlakes – Song For Motion

Nautic – Fresh Eyes

Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Memory Tapes Remix)