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Smith Westerns Confirm Split


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Indie rockers Smith Westerns have confirmed they are splitting up.

The band issued a statement earlier this month (Dec14) announcing they were taking an "indefinite hiatus" following the departure of guitarist Max Kakacek, but now frontman Cullen Omori has spoken out to confirm the group, which formed in 2007, is over.

Smith Westerns will hold their last live performance at Schubas Tavern in Chicago, Illinois on 23 December (14).

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Smith Westerns To Take Indefinite Hiatus


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Indie rockers Smith Westerns are parting ways for an indefinite period of time.

Frontman Cullen Omori announced the group, which formed in 2007, would be splitting for the foreseeable future to embark on solo projects and they are holding their last live performance at Schubas Tavern in Chicago, Illinois on 23 December (14).

However, guitarist Max Kakacek will not be performing with the singer and bassist Cameron Omori one last time.

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Lollapalooza 2013: The Best New Bands Worth Checking Out


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You, being a seasoned festival-goer, will know that it’s Lollapalooza 2013 in Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend (August 2 – 4, 2013), which promises to play host to some of the biggest acts in the world as well as showcasing the most exciting and innovate new bands on the planet. And that’s what we’re here to concentrate on: the young, fresh and ready to impress.

It seems a long, long time since Disclosure’s first single Offline Dexterity, though the British electronic duo have gone from strength to strength in recent years and finally released their debut album, Settle, on PMR Records on June 2, 2013.It was met with both commercial and critical success, including a score of 9.1 from the notoriously picky musos at Pitchfork – no mean feat.

Sure, we’d rather see Disclosure in a club - perhaps in the early hours of the morning – though Lollapalooza-goers will have to settle for 6pm at The Grove, on Friday (August 2, 2013). Saying that, both Guy and Howard will be DJ’ing at The Mid club in Chicago’s West Town from 10pm on Friday.

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