IPO Is Back Again in Chicago For Its 14th Straight Year

THE INTERNATIONAL POP OVERTHROW FESTIVAL IS BACK IN CHICAGO FOR ITS 14th STRAIGHT YEAR, FROM APRIL 16-25, WITH ALL SHOWS TO BE HELD AT RED LINE TAP!


Fans from around the Chicago area, the country and the world will converge on Chicago this spring as International Pop Overthrow explodes into its 14th year in the Windy City! IPO Chicago will feature more than 70 of the best pop artists from the Chicago area and around the world, and will take place from April 16-25, with all shows to be held at the very cool venue, Red Line Tap.

The International Pop Overthrow festival made its debut in Los Angeles in 1998, and in 2014 will celebrate its 18th straight year there. In 2001 the festival made its first of 14 consecutive appearances in New York, and in 2002 made its inaguaral stop in Chicago. In October of 2003 the festival became truly International as it made an appearance at the birthplace of The Beatles, Liverpool, England, where all shows were held at the world famous Cavern Club, and we will be celebrating our 13th year there in May! In the past few years we’ve added several U.S. cities to the IPO family, including Boston, Detroit, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix, Austin and Atlanta, as well as three international cities: Vancouver, Toronto, and London, UK! In 2015 we’ve added Stockholm, Sweden to the fold, and we will make our inaugural appearance there in May!

International Pop Overthrow has been covered in several publications such as Spin Magazine, The Chicago Reader, The Chicago Sun Times, The Illinois Entertainer, The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, L.A. Weekly, OC Weekly, The Boston Herald, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Post, The Liverpool Echo, Creative Loafing, Billboard, CMJ, BAM, Goldmine, Amplifier, The Big Takeover, and various other publications from around the world, including the retrospective book, The Cavern: The Most Famous Club in the World, by noted Liverpool historian Spencer Leigh!

Named for the first album by one of Chicago’s most beloved bands, Material Issue, International Pop Overthrow is touted as the largest music festival of its kind, celebrating the musical styles made famous by such pop heroes as The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Badfinger while also focusing on the vast amount of music being made today by those artists who rely on melodic songcraft to express their musical tastes. From The Beatles to Cheap Trick and Arcade Fire, the International Pop Overthrow Music Festival celebrates the evolution of pop music.

Among the 70 acts performing at IPO’s 14th anniversary in Chicago are:

Andy Bopp (main man of the great Myracle Brah!)

Gooey

Sean Michael (of The Queue)

The Romeros

Too Much Saturn

The Luck Of Eden Hall

Waiflike

Bob's Yer Uncle

Yoko and the Oh No's

Freetoed

Lannie Flowers (winner of FOUR Los Angeles Music Awards in 2013!)

Dave Rave (Two-Time Grammy Nominee!)

The entire schedule of events can be found at http://internationalpopoverthrow.com/schedules/ipo-2015-schedules/chicago-2015/ , as well as on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/817780998294314/

For artist interview avails, or an interview with festival organizer David Bash, please contact Mr. Bash at intlpop@earthlink.net --- More at UnRatedMagazine.com |
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