///The Decemberists have announced plans to release a series of singles titled Always a Bridesmaid: A Singles Series, with the first installment hitting the stores on October 14th. The last of the series will be available on December 2nd. Sounds like a good Christmas/Holiday gift to me. [Thanks, NME]
///If you aren't busy the last Wednesday of the month (that's next Wednesday for those of you keeping track) make sure to check out the Atomic Sketch Event over at the EvilOlive (1551 W. Division). Artists get together, make art, and sell it for cheap. Anyone can participate and there is no cover.
///If you want to go picnicking in Grant Park, cross August 7th - 9th of 2009 off the list of possible dates. Lollapalooza will be coming through town those days. [Thanks, Consequence of Sound]