Lincoln Hall, the new music hall/eatery/all-around awesome place from the owners of Schubas is set to open in just a little over a week. It’s been generating a quiet buzz amongst music-types, but I can’t say that I’ve heard too much about it outside of the world of blogs and Twitter.
Lincoln Hall is located at 2424 N. Lincoln (just north of Lincoln and Fullerton), at the site of the old Three Penny movie theatre. (As an aside, I went to see a movie there not long before the place closed, and it was such a surreal experience, this old-timey theatre still holding out against the AMCs and Kerasotes and Carmike Cinemas of the world.) I am ridiculously excited about this venue opening up, because it has the great reputation and quality of Schubas backing it up, and also because it’s in my neighborhood. It will be nice to get out of a show and not have to struggle to get a cab at the end of the night.
According to Greg Kot from the Tribune, the official opening night will be the 16th, with a show from Mike Doughty. I’ll sadly be missing the opening shindig (I’ll be in Milwaukee, gazing wistfully at Andrew Bird.) but I’m sure it will be great. The list of booked bands looks pretty solid so far — lots of shows already that I’d gladly line up to see. There are a lot of familiar names on there of bands who play Schubas and routinely sell out, so congratulations to them for graduating to a slightly larger venue. Ticket prices seem to range between $10 and $20, with most falling in the middle of the range. And, added bonus, if it’s anything like Schubas, they’ll rarely (if ever) have to use Ticketmaster for their ticketing, so there’s no oops-my-ticket-costs-twice-what-it-was-supposed-to-because-of-hidden-fees sort of moments that you’ll have with other clubs that work through Ticketmaster/LiveNation/etc.
Check out their upcoming lineup after the jump. Tickets for the La Roux show are already on sale. Other shows go up for sale on Friday, according to the Chicago Reader.
For more information on Lincoln Hall and to purchase tickets, check out their website.
10/16: Mike Doughty: The Question Jar Show
10/17: Liam Finn
10/21: La Roux
10/23: Langhorne Slim with Dawes
10/24: David Bazan with Say Hi…
10/26: Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard with John Roderick of The Long Winters
10/27: Neon Indian with Smith Westerns and Prairie Cartel plus Members Only AV
10/28: Great Lake Swimmers with The Wooden Birds
10/29: Herman Dune and Julie Doiron with Wye Oak
10/30: NEEDTOBREATHE with Serena Ryder and the Alternate Routes
10/31: Detholz! Jukebox of the Dead X:FAME
11/05: Vic Chesnutt Band featuring Guy Picciotto (Fugazi) and members of Thee Silver Mt. Zion / Godspeed You! Black Empereror and Witchies with Clare & The Reasons
11/06: White Denim with Brazos
11/07: Numero’s Eccentric Soul Review featuring Renaldo Domino, Linda Ballentine, Notations, Sharon Clark, and Pastor TL Barrett
11/08: J. Tillman
11/10: Art Brut with Surfer Blood
11/12: The Walkmen with White Rabbits
11/13: The Walkmen
11/14: Mucca Pazza with Bird Names
11/18: Maps & Atlases
11/19: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
11/20: Brendan Benson
11/21: Elvis Perkins in Dearland and AA Bondy
11/22: Harper Simon
11/24: Ari Hest with Declan O’Rourke
11/25: Blind Pilot with Laura Veirs & The Hall of Flames and Mimicking Birds
11/27: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros with Fool’s Gold and Local Natives
12/04: Matthew Santos
12/05: Do Make Say Think with The Happiness Project and Years
12/11: The Ike Reilly Assassination
12/12: Russian Circles with Young Widows and Phantom Family Halo
(Lineup copy-pasted from Greg Kot’s blog post on Lincoln Hall, because copypasting an already completed lineup was much more efficient than putting my own together from Lincoln Hall’s page.)