IPO is Back in chicago


Fans from around the Chicago area, the country and the world will converge on Chicago this spring as International Pop Overthrow explodes into its 17th year in the Windy City! IPO Chicago will feature more than 60 of the best pop artists from the Chicago and beyond, and will take place from April 20-28, with all shows to be held at Heartland Café (formerly Red Line Tap)!

The International Pop Overthrow festival made its debut in Los Angeles in 1998, and in 2018 will celebrate its 21st straight year there. In 2001 the festival made its first of 10 consecutive appearances in New York, and in 2002 made its first inaugural 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 sixteenth year there in May! In the past few years we’ve added several U.S. cities to the IPO family, including Boston, Detroit, San Francisco, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Austin, as well as three international cities: Vancouver, Toronto/Hamilton, and Stockholm, Sweden!

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 Tame Impala, the International Pop Overthrow Music Festival celebrates the evolution of pop music.

Special performances to celebrate IPO’s 17th anniversary in Chicago include:
* The Lilacs (featuring all original members!)
* The Joy Poppers
* Steve Ramone & The Pensioners (featuring Chip Z’nuff!)
* Dave Rave: two-time Grammy Nominee 
Dave Rave by Daniel Locke
* Phil Angotti: Chicago pop music talent extraordinaire, and member of Material Re-Issue!! 
Phil Angotti by Dan Locke

We also have several all-ages shows, to which the whole family can come! 

For up to the minute event information, please refer to the International Pop Overthrow website athttps://internationalpopoverthrow.com/schedules/ipo-2018-schedules/chicago-2018/ 
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