Don’t worry, this post has nothing to do with Sufjan Stevens.

Chicago’s on my mind today, as I’m rocking out to Appreciation Night

Bound Stems – “Andover” (MP3)
Bound Stems – “Western Biographic” (MP3)

…and waiting for someone to tell me about last night’s Golden Smog (w/ Jeff Tweedy!) show at the Vic Theatre. Were you there? Tell us! (Also, you can watch the Sunken Treasure trailer here.)

And of course there’s Stereogum-fave Tortoise, on the road in support of A Lazarus Taxon, the new boxed set.

Tortoise – “Gamera” (MP3)

And we never do Chicago-specific ticket giveaways, so let’s fix that! The band plays two sets at the Empty Bottle on 9/29, and we have a pair of tix for the late show. Want ‘em? Just holler in the comments, and we’ll pick someone randomly at 6 PM EST today.