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Metro opens the vaults for live CD sampler

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Why wait for a round number? For its 28th anniversary, Chicago's venerable club Metro will release a CD -- the first in a series, hopefully -- compiling 10 tracks recorded at the famed venue.

"Metro: The Official Bootleg Series, Vol. 1" is available July 22 and features the following wide-ranging set:

1. "Race for the Prize" -- The Flaming Lips
2. "Fair Touching" -- Guided by Voices
3. "You're No Rock 'n' Roll Fun" -- Sleater-Kinney
4. "We Both Go Down Together" -- The Decemberists
5. "Galileo" -- Indigo Girls
6. "I'll Follow You Down" -- Alejandro Escovedo
7. "Jacking the Ball" -- The Sea & Cake
8. "Along the banks of Rivers" -- Tortoise
9. "Radio" -- Alkaline Trio
10. "Freedom" -- Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and Kurt Elling


Billy Corgan plays at the 2003 Waltz charity concert at Metro, which also featured jazz great Kurt Elling.
(Sun-Times file)

The tracks are donated, and proceeds from the CD sale go to Rock For Kids, providing music lessons for underprivileged youth in Chicago.

Also on the 22nd: A release party for the disc, 6 p.m. in Smart Bar next door, 3730 N. Clark.

Pick it up for $20 at the Metro Store or online here on the 22nd, or before that at the Rock for Kids booth at next weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival.

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