I've got a whole city to hold down

May 12, 2004


New at Metro: Secret Machines w/ Skeleton Key (6/13), Spoon w/ Thee Shams (6/25).

Double Door: Juliana Hatfield (6/25).

Jam: Taste of Randolph Street headliners will be Sonia Dada (6/18), Fountains of Wayne (6/19) and Galactic (6/20). Other newly announced shows include Patti Smith (Navy Pier, 6/24), Carole King (Auditorium Theatre, 7/15), Cowboy Junkies (Navy Pier, 7/18), Hanson (Navy Pier, 7/31), Cheap Trick (Navy Pier, 8/13), Hall & Oates (oh yeah, Auditorium Theatre, 8/20), Metallica (second show added, Allstate Arena, 8/28), and Jack Johnson w/ G. Love & Special Sauce (Aragon, 9/7). Also note that the 6/2 POD show has been downsized from the Riv to the Vic.

Update: The 5/21 Tortoise show at Metro has been cancelled. "Nothing to be alarmed about," the band's booking agent explains, citing "John Herndon's healing wrist and some technical issues involved in trying to attempt two shows in one night (there is an early show Fri May 21 with My Morning Jacket) that once seemed possible and now clearly are impossible."