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SXSW 2011 – The Chicagoverse Connection: In Tall Buildings!

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: In Tall Buildings!

In Tall Buildings
(Photo via Elise Bergman)

Chicago’s In Tall Buildings, the full band venture headed up by local musician Erik Hall, have been making big moves in recent months, including kicking off the Sustainable Sound series at Metroplaying a set for JBTV, a spot on the Tomorrow Never Knows festival, and more. Which might explain why the emerging act is official showcase talent at this year’s SXSW. Find the group’s upcoming dates for Austin and Chicago below, directly following a download link to the aptly-titled “Warm Rock,” one half of In Tall Buildings’ upcoming Record Store Day release, set to drop on April 16th.

In Tall Buildings – “Warm Rock”

In Tall Buildings @ SXSW
03/16 @ Maggie Mae’s
03/17 - JBTV’s SXCHI Music Festival @ The Trophy Room
03/19 @ Speakeasy
In Tall Buildings In Chicago
04/16 @ Saki (In-store)
04/19 @ Lincoln Hall

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 – Billboard.com 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”