METRO ANNOUNCES 2010 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CONCERT SERIES & FOOD DRIVE

METRO ANNOUNCES 2010 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CONCERT SERIES & FOOD DRIVE

Calling all college students, former Chicagoans, and visitors! Metro welcomes you back to Chicago with Metro’s Home For the Holidays Concert Series. Featuring eight special concerts showcasing some the city’s most promising bands and DJs, plus some of Chicago’s favorite touring acts, there’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than with some great music. Low ticket prices make the series a great gift or holiday outing with family and friends, and there will also be a food drive, giving patrons an opportunity to give back to those in need this holiday season. Meet up with old friends, expose your relatives to new music, or just come check out what’s new in the Chicago music scene, at Metro’s Home For The Holidays Concert Series from December 17 – 30th. Tickets to all Home For The Holidays shows are now on sale and available in the Metro Store and online at www.metrochicago.com.

The Chicago Independent Radio Project will also host a food drive at the shows to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Patrons are asked to bring a can of food to the Metro Store drop off table, graciously staffed by volunteers from the Chicago Independent Radio Project. Most needed items include peanut butter, canned meat and fish, canned vegetables, canned fruit and beans. Anyway can bring in food drive donations anytime beginning Friday December 17 through Thursday December 30 to the Metro Store. You do not need to be attending a show to bring by a donation, so come by and help Metro and CHIRP stock the shelves of the Greater Chicago Food Depository this holiday season!

Come join Metro and some of Chicago’s best and brightest bands for the 2010 Home For The Holidays Concert Series!

Friday, December 17: Metro’s Home For The Holidays, Loose Change, UR Chicago Online & Untitled Welcome…ONE NIGHT STAND with FUZZ * TEAM BAYSIDE HIGH * BALD É. * SPECIAL GUEST DJs & LIVE ACTS TBA

Videos by HEY! CLICHÉ! VIDEO CLUB * Photos by MAD LAB PHOTOGRAPHY

$8 adv. (2-for-1 special) – $8 door ($6 with student ID or Metro Text) / 18 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM

First 100 through the doors FREE!

Saturday December 18: Metro’s Home For The Holidays, Abstract Science & Fresh-kid.com welcome A Metro & Smart Bar All-Building Event…SUBFIX MASSIVE III

In Metro…ESKMO * LIQUID STRANGER * MC ZULU * FSTZ * PHADED * CHRIS WIDMAN * Videos by THE MACHINIST & GRAVITYMAX

In Smart Bar…MARTYN * SHIVA * JEFF PIETRO * THUNDER ST. CLAIR

$15 adv. & day of / 18 & Over (You must be 21+ to enter Smart Bar) / Doors 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: Dubstep & Techno

Sunday, December 19: Metro’s Home For The Holidays & Decal Productions Welcome…JUST LEFT * THE RAILS * JUST THE KID * LIGHTS OUT DANCING * THE SHAKES * GOODBYE COASTLINE

$11 / All Ages / Doors: 5:00PM / Show: 5:30PM

Saturday, December 25: Metro’s Home For The Holidays Welcomes…American Gothic Productions Presents…NOCTURNA with DJ SCARY LADY SARAH

$10 / 18 & Over / Doors: 11PM / Show: 11PM

Sunday, December 26: Metro’s Home For The Holidays Welcomes…

THE HUSH SOUND * THIS IS ME SMILING * DEBELLO * THE ORWELLS

$19 adv. – $21 day of / All Ages / Doors: 6PM / Show: 6:30PM

Monday, December 27: Metro’s Home For The Holidays Welcomes…Mustard Plug’s Annual Holiday Show 2010…MUSTARD PLUG * DEALS GONE BAD * GREEN ROOM ROCKERS * THE PINSTRIPES * WASTE BASKET

$14 / All Ages / Doors: 5:30PM / Show: 5:45PM

Wednesday, December 29: (JAM) Metro’s Home For The Holidays Welcomes…Official Umphrey’s McGee After Show….THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS * LUBRIPHONIC

$17.50 adv – $20 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 11PM / Show: 11:30PM

Thursday, December 30: Metro’s Home For The Holidays and WBEZ 91.5 Welcome…YEASAYER * HEALTH

$21 adv. – $24 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:

Metro Box Office

Internet sales at www.metrochicago.com

About Metro

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

About The Chicago Independent Radio Project

The Chicago Independent Radio Project, or CHIRP, was formed to bring a truly independent music- and arts-focused community radio station to Chicago. CHIRP broadcasts live online 21 hours a day, 365 days a year at http://www.chripradio.org. Learn more at http://chicagoindieradio.org

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