METRO: THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUME 1 TO BE RELEASED ON METRO’S ANNIVERSARY JULY 22

METRO: THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUME 1 TO BE RELEASED ON METRO’S ANNIVERSARY JULY 22

In honor of Metro’s 28th anniversary this month, the venue will release its very first CD project, “Metro: The Official Bootleg Series, Volume 1” on July 22, 2010. An album many years in the making, the album features ten tracks recorded live at Metro including contributions from The Flaming Lips, Guided By Voices, Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, Indigo Girls, Alejandro Escovedo, The Sea and Cake, Tortoise, Alkaline Trio, Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and Kurt Elling. All artists have generously donated the use of the tracks, and all profits from sales of the CD will be donated to Rock For Kids, a local charity which provides music lessons for underprivileged youth in Chicago.

On Thursday July 22nd, Metro’s anniversary, the club will host a free listening party in Smart Bar from 6pm to 9pm in celebration of the CD’s release. Attendees will be able to purchase the CD at this event. “Metro: The Official Bootleg Series, Volume 1” will be available for $20 at the Metro Store and online at metrochicago.com on July 22nd.

Prior to the July 22nd event, “Metro: The Official Bootleg Series, Volume 1” will be exclusively available at the Rock For Kids booth at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Stop by the Rock For Kids booth and be among the very first people to pick up a copy of the album!

Tracklist:

1. THE FLAMING LIPS – RACE FOR THE PRIZE

2. GUIDED BY VOICES – FAIR TOUCHING

3. SLEATER–KINNEY – YOU’RE NO ROCK N’ ROLL FUN

4. THE DECEMBERISTS – WE BOTH GO DOWN TOGETHER

5. INDIGO GIRLS – GALILEO

6. ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO – I’LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN

7. THE SEA AND CAKE – JACKING THE BALL

8. TORTOISE – ALONG THE BANKS OF RIVERS

9. ALKALINE TRIO – RADIO

10. BILLY CORGAN, JIMMY CHAMBERLIN AND KURT ELLING – FREEDOM

Thursday, July 22: In Smart Bar…METRO: THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUME 1 LISTENING PARTY – FREE / 21 & over / 6- 9pm

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Metro is one of the country’s most renowned independent concert venues. Established in July 1982, Metro has become a playground for new and developing local artists as well as showcasing the best cutting edge bands from around the globe for twenty-five years. For more information, visit www.metrochicago.com

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