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SXSW 2011 – The Chicagoverse Connection/Come To The Show: Tonight, Saturday March 12th @ Bottom Lounge/Local 101 Audio Archive: California Wives!

For this month’s ChicagoVerseUniteD cover story, every day in March will feature SXSW coverage relating to a Chicago artist, label, venue, website, or event. Today: California Wives!

California Wives
(Photo via Laura Gray)

Starting 2011 with a Daytrotter Session and a slot on this year’s Tomorrow Never Knows festival, California Wives have seen its profile increase exponentially in the last few months. Which might be part of the reason why new wave-framed group is headlining tonight at the Bottom Lounge. The show serves as a send-off to the act’s impressive slew of forthcoming SXSW dates. Find those below, followed by this past weekend’s Local 101 interview with the band’s Joe O’Connor, as well as a download of the group’s ambient new single “Tokyo.”

03/17 – Schuba’s Unofficial SXSW Day Party @ Yard Dog (12:15 PM)
03/17 – Township Records SXSW Day Party @ Teddy’s (2:30 PM)
03/17 – Official Showcase @ Buffalo Billiards (8:00 PM)
03/18 – Yelp! Unofficial SXSW Day Party @ Betsy’s Bar/District 301 (Connected) (2:45 PM)
03/18 – BMI “Acoustic” Set @Cedar Door (4:30 PM)
03/19 – Bottom Lounge Unofficial @ Long Branch Inn (1:35 PM)

California Wives – “Tokyo”

Local 101 Tonight: California Wives, Maps & Atlases, & Suns!

Posted in California Wives,Local 101,Suns by Jaime Black on March 6th, 2011


Tonight at 9 p.m. on Q101’s Local 101: interviews with members of California Wives, Maps & Atlases, and Suns! Listen online at, and watch for those interviews to go up online this week right here at CVU, along with SXSW info about all three acts!