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DAVID GRUBBS GOES FAR EAST WITH A MISSION!

posted July 21st, 2017

Everybody feels they have a mission - David Grubbs' mission for the last 30 odd years has been to explore and exploit the potential of the guitar and song structure via hardcore, punk, post-punk and post-rock, both solo and with outfits as varied as Squirrel Bait, Bastro, and Gastr Del Sol. Grubbs is constantly moving and a massive collaborator as well; his current mission takes him overseas to Japan, where he's got a string of dates playing solo and in collaboration... (read more)

Artists in this story: Gastr del Sol, David Grubbs

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TRUX BACK 2 EURO SKOOL WITH SHIRTS 4 ALL

posted July 18th, 2017

It was only just a few short weeks ago that Royal Trux duked it out, Pound for Pound-style, with ALL of Europe (and themselves!) on their first "real" tour in ages! Back home and victorious, there's little rest for the champs - they're 'bout to head back for round two, like an extended play. With just a few select dates in the cities that couldn't draw them the first match, Royal Trux will be in tour overdrive, fearing no one - stealing faces where... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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THE PEACERS INTRODUCE THE CRIMSMEN TO THE ROAD

posted July 17th, 2017

Mike Donovan's latest opus is no mere studio project! Just off a set of Euro-dates, The Peacers are introducing Introducing the Crimsmen (their new record) to select audiences on the American road. A few dates up on in the Pac NW with Lavender Flu get it started in mid-August, then in Septo, The Peacers and the Crimsmen alike do the Goner fest and then a Chicago gig with bros from another mofo, Wand. This is the first time this iteration of the band is... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mike Donovan, The Peacers

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LAETITIA SADIER BRINGS HER SACRED PROJECT STATESIDE

posted July 12th, 2017

Laetitia Sadier's extensive US tour begins in just a few short weeks and what better way to kick off the party than with a new music video! Easily the headiest track on Find Me Finding You, "Sacred Project" electrifies the ears with an intimate immediacy, one anchored by incoming waves of measured and calculated double bass, baroque keys and lush synthetic experimentation. And then, THE voice. Oh that Sadier voice! The one that reaches you and wraps you up each time you hear... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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SUMMERTIME SOUNDS AT THE SAPROPELIC PYCNIC

posted July 10th, 2017

Sapropelic Pycnic is the world debut of music presented under the name of Ka Baird. While this record is a commencement of many sorts, it is in no way a mere beginning: Ka was one of the founding members of experimental psychlings Spires That In the Sunset Rise. Formed in 2001 out of the Chicago scene, and described by late guitar legend Jack Rose as a "female Sun City Girls," Spires' sisterhood of sound deepened the New Folk slant with an array of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ka Baird

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NEW DOC REVEALS THE INTENSITY BEHIND THE MYSTERY OF FREDERICK MICHAEL ST. JUDE

posted July 7th, 2017

Some artists are at a level of genius so singular and existing on it's own plane, it's difficult to fully surmise using our limited vocabulary. One such singer songwriter was brought to us by none other than Gregg Turkington (he of impeccable sharpness of ear only surpassed by the sharpness of his tongue as funnyman Neil Hamburger): the inimitable Frederick Michael St. Jude. Back in 2013 we gave a proper issuing of his inaugural, lost treasure, Here Am I - a trippy batch... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger, Frederick Michael St. Jude

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FRED ARMISEN TAKES HIS HOMETOWN HEROES TO HOMETOWNS IN THE NORTHWEST

posted June 30th, 2017

What do the greatest musical innovators of the 20th century, such as The Bjelland Brothers, The Blue Jean Committee, and Crisis of Conformity all have in common? Fred Armisen! A true renaissance man, Fred Armisen’s deep supply of locally-pressed records has presented undersung heroes from the history of music in his series Hometown Heroes. Without Fred, who else could bring you songs from the smooth and sensual yacht rock leaning The Blue Jean Committee or a band of young... (read more)

Artists in this story: Fred Armisen, Crisis of Conformity, The Blue Jean Committee, The Bjelland Brothers

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WAND REVEAL PLUM, OFFER FIRST BITE IN VIDEO FORM! DIG IT WITH FRESH TOUR DATES!

posted June 27th, 2017

Holy shit, that headline reads true! Wand are all set to release Plum, coming to the world September 22nd! They've got a video for its titular track which you can scope right now, you lovely impatient music lover, you. And the world over is Wand's oyster, "plum" fresh with ripe new tour dates taking us into the new year! Plum is Wand’s fourth LP since the band formed in late 2013, but their first new album since 2015. After a whirlwind first two... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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BITCHIN AND BONNIE'IN' THEIR WAY TO SPAIN

posted June 26th, 2017

Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy released Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties a little over a year ago, and all who’ve subsequently come in contact with it continue to prosper! As such, the collaboration between BPB and the Bajas is one of the most exciting and unique musical happenings of our young century, as the history books will note. Everybody deserves to be a part of history, and the Bitchin’ Bonnies know this as well as any: that’s why they continue to tour Epic... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy

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DEEP CUTS OPENING RECEPTION AT SOCCER CLUB CLUB THIS WEEKEND

posted June 23rd, 2017

Please join us this Sunday (6/25) from 4PM-8PM for the opening reception of Deep Cuts!

Deep Cuts brings you a body of work from Chicago artist Mariano Chavez's visual lexicon, including characters and works that have slowly evolved over many years. A catalog of the works included in this exhibition and special edition t-shirts will also be available for purchase at the opening.

Mariano Chavez (b. 1974) works in a variety of media ranging from painting, drawing, printmaking and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Soccer Club Club