Soft Targets have been busy   2010-02-04 1:25 PM

Soft Targets report they've have been busy recording a new CD … 

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Soft Targets on WHPK   2009-10-06 5:22 PM

This Friday night, October 9, Soft Targets again take to the Chicago airwaves. Sometime between 9 and 10:30 PM CDT, they'll be playing a live set on “Pure Hype,” the weekly live-rock radio show of 100-Watt powerhouse and Pride of the South Side WHPK 88.5 FM. You can get to WHPK's live internet stream here -- or go directly to

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Soft Targets on WLUW   2009-09-03 11:40 AM

Soft Targets recorded a five-song set and interview for WLUW's “Radio One” show (myspace link) last week. The set will air as part the show tonight. 6-10 PM Chicago time on WLUW 88.7 FM and online via Tune in! (Songs are from the new, forthcoming CD on Roostercow Records.)

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Soft Targets Tour of Western Avenue   2009-07-27 11:32 AM

Soft Targets are gearing up for a two-date Tour of Western Avenue (Chicago):

this Thursday night, July 30, Soft Targets play at The Mutiny:

9 PM with They Might Be Pop Tarts and TBA & The TBD's. The Mutiny is at 2428 N Western Ave in Chicago (map).

next Thursday night, August 6, Soft Targets will be at Quenchers: 9 PM with Slick Conditions. Quenchers is at 2401 N Western Ave in Chicago (map).

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Hey Chicago! Soft Targets TV party tonight!   2009-03-24 12:39 PM

One last reminder: Watch the Soft Targets performance of their hit single, “The Kids Want Action” on Chic-a-go-go tonight!

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Soft Targets Chic-a-go-go clip   2009-03-21 3:48 PM

The Soft Targets have posted a clip of their Chic-a-go-go performance and interview on their blog. Check it out—and remember, the show airs this week!

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Soft Targets Chic-a-go-go airdates   2009-03-08 5:38 PM

The Soft Targets performed “The Kids Want Action” at the Chic-a-go-go taping yesterday. The Soft Targets performance is part of show #608, which will air on Tuesday, March 24 at 8:30 PM and Wednesday, March 25 at 3:30 PM. That's on CAN TV19 on Cable in Chicago. Chic-a-go-go also airs in the Bay Area on “9th Floor Radio - TV” Friday and Saturday nights on Peralta TV, cable 27 in Berkeley and 28 in Oakland and online at (Not sure what date Peralta TV will air show #608.)

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Soft Targets headline the Empty Bottle   2009-02-25 9:15 AM

The Soft Targets will be playing the Empty Bottle this Sunday night, March 1st. For the low, low bargain price of just three dollars! 21+, show starts at 9:30 PM. With Mean Ohio (myspace) and Beautiful Leper. The Empty Bottle is at 1035 N Western Ave in Chicago (map).

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Preview new 7" on Soft Targets myspace page   2008-09-13 9:00 AM

Just a quick post to note that you can preview the new Soft Targets 7" over on the Soft Targets myspace page. (!)

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Record release show -- without the records   2008-09-12 1:06 PM

Well tonight's Soft Targets show at the Mutiny was supposed to be the record release show for the new, but we still don't have the records. (In fact, they still haven't been pressed! Word from the plant, simply: "Seven-inches are backed up.") We'll let you know more when we know more, but hopefully we'll have the vinyl soon. In the meantime, tonight's free show happens as planned, there just won't be any new records to buy. (But that means you'll have more money for those frosty mugs of beer.)

One final caveat: the real Soft Targets are playing tonight at the Mutiny, 2428 N Western Ave; strangely, Tallahassee, Florida band (myspace), strangely also called the Soft Targets, will be playing an unrelated show just across the street from the Mutiny. Don't be fooled! It is to the Mutiny that you want to go to see the real Soft Targets from Chicago.

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7" Release Show 9/12 @ the Mutiny, Chicago   2008-09-06 1:07 PM

image: cover of the Soft Targets seven-inch single, The Kids Want Action b/w Don't Ask WhyIt's time!

The Record Release Show for the new Soft Targets 7" single “The Kids Want Action” b/w “Don't Ask Why” will take place this Friday night, September 12, 9 PM at the Mutiny (myspace link).

The Mutiny is located at 2428 N Western Ave (just north of Fullerton) in Chicago (map).

The Titmice (myspace) and The Party Downers are playing, too.

This is a FREE SHOW! 21+

UPDATE (2008-09-12): This show is still happening, but as we don't have any vinyl yet (how often have you hear that one?), it's not so much a record release show.

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Soft Targets 8/30 @ Bottom Lounge, Chicago   2008-08-25 11:45 AM

The new Soft Targets seven-inch is being manufactured as we speak. “The Kids Want Action” b/w “Don't Ask Why” is a high-powered slab of double gold and will be released as Device-004 in the Loud Devices catalog. We'll be announcing the official release date soon.

In the meantime, Soft Targets are headlining the new Bottom Lounge this Saturday, August 30th. Titmice (myspace), Papillion (myspace), and Mr. Russia will also play. Doors at 8pm. 21+. The Bottom Lounge is located at 1375 W. Lake Street in Chicago (map).

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Soft Targets 6/19 @ Reggies Rock Club, Chicago   2008-06-14 4:45 PM

Soft Targets have a live show this Thursday, June 19 at Reggies Rock Club (2109 S State St, Chicago - map).

Show is at 8 PM. 17+. With Mean Ohio (myspace), Papillion (myspace), and Bone Tosser (myspace).

More on the upcoming Soft Targets seven-inch single on Loud Devices as the release gets closer...

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Soft Targets 5/22 @ Darkroom, Chicago   2008-05-21 2:15 PM

Soft Targets are playing a show tomorrow night, Thursday, May 22 at Darkroom (2210 W Chicago Ave, Chicago - map). It'll be the debut show for their new drummer (myspace), and they'll be playing new songs.

Show is at 9 PM. With Farewell Captain (myspace) and The Ellie Maybe Experience. 21+ only.

Why are we telling you this? They're a great band and we're pleased to announce that a new Soft Targets 7" is in the works; it'll be coming out this summer on the Loud Devices label. (We'll have further details as the date gets closer!)

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