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Published: 2007/03/22

Tweedy to Open for Umphreys McGee and the Disco Biscuits at Green Apple

A number of artists have been added to the Green Apple Music & Arts Festivals free Earth Day show at Chicagos Lincoln Park Zoo on April 22. In addition to the events previously announced anchor bands, Umphreys McGee and the Disco Biscuits, the all-day event will feature performances by Big Head Todd and the Monsters Todd Park Mohr, Mad Professor, Paul Greens School of Rock, The Blisters, Ella Jenkins, and the Deep Fried Pickle Project. For those unfamiliar with them, the Blisters actually features two members of Chicagos royal family: Jeff Tweedys pre-teen sons Spencer and Sam.

Meanwhile, a number of shows have been added to the New York edition of Green Apple. Politically charged jam-rock band State Radio will play a free show outside New Yorks Grand Central Terminal on April 21 as part of the weekends Earth Day festivities. We are trying to merge our musical life with one that feels like an effective social conscious, State Radios Chad Urmston says. I dont think we try to be overtly political but we write about what moves us and whats on our minds. A day earlier, former New Groove of the Month Licorice will support the Bomb Squad and Mike Dillon at New Yorks Knitting Factory Tap Bar. The quartets roots with Dillon stretch deep: in 2005 Dillon performed two complete sets with the New York-based group at Telluride’s famed Fly Me to The Moon Saloon. As previous reported, the Green Apple Music & Arts Festival will take place in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco from April 20-22, 2007. The festival, which is co-produced by Pete Shapiro and Relix Magazine/, is currently seeking volunteers in all three cities. Volunteers will have the opportunity to spread environmental awareness while working shows by some of the scene’s favorite artists. For more information and to submit a volunteer application, please visit

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