More Bands/Ticket Information announced for Touch and Go 25th Anniversary Celebration

    In the lead-up to their previously announced 25th anniversary celebrationto take place at the 10th annual Hideout Block Party from September 8-10Venerable Chicago label, Touch and Go Records, have revealed fourteen more of the bands that will comprise the reported twenty-five groups scheduled to appear. Get ready for some ghosts of Touch and Gos past. Check out this lineup:



    The Ex

    Girls Against Boys (all original members)

    Killdozer (all original members)

    Man or Astroman? (all original members)

    Negative Approach (featuring John Brannon and OP Moore)

    The New Year




    The Shipping News


    Three Mile Pilot



    This is, of course, in addition to the nine groups that were already scheduled to appear:


    The Black Heart Procession



    Didjits (all original members)


    Ted Leo + Pharmacists


    Scratch Acid (all original members)



    What should be immediately apparent is that this show is going to kick some serious ass. If youre a math whiz, it may also be immediately apparent to you that the bands listed only add up to twenty-three, so we can expect another announcement sometime in the near future. Should your appetite be sufficiently whetted as is though, you might like to know that tickets will be going on sale this coming Friday, June 16, at 10am Central. A three day pass will only set you back $35, and as a bonus, the money is going to a worthy cause. All profits made through ticket sales will go to the following Chicago organizations: Tuesdays Child, Literacy Works, and the Thomas Drummond Elementary School. So, be a good human being, and buy your tickets on Friday at

    Related Links:

    Touch and Go

    Hideout Block Party