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Exurbian Quonset

Holed up in the far-flung Quonset of his mind, Sic AlpsMike Donovan is free to beam his haunted falsetto on waves of ripping feedback into the yawning spaces…

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FAUN THE ROAD AGAIN

posted May 24th, 2019

Dawn McCarthy and Nils Frykdahl, a.k.a Faun Fables - are hitting the road again. It's family-style of course, with Edda, Ura and Gudrin along for the ride, taking in the world with the childlike wonder that is their way (because they are children) - and a nanny/driver/merch person rounding out the crew, no doubt! Faun Fables do everything in the name of home and family, including leave home for the Pacific Northwest, as they have already done even as we speak! It all begins... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables

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BILL CALLAHAN SIDES ONE INTO YOUR DMs

posted May 23rd, 2019

Shepherd In a Sheepskin Vest was announced earlier this month, a welcome revelation: the first release from well-seasoned journeyman songster Bill Callahan since 2013's Dream River. Today, via the DSP of your choice, side 1 of Shepherd In a Sheepskin Vest is available to stream and co-mingle with the other tributaries coursing through your existence. Because today is just one day in the life - but after six years of silence, the four sides of Shepherd In a Sheepskin Vest are bound to reflect... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG! OR IS IT?

posted May 21st, 2019

Hang on - Exurbian Quonset is almost here! Mike Donovan's third solo LP and second in the past year hits down on Friday, and finds him in full flight, bringing out the deep grain out of his chose folk/sike/rock,with a variety of degraded pop tunes immaculately arranged, like flowers for your pleasure. His gracious bow began back in February, with the announce, and the hearty roll-and-screech of "Digital Dan" to bolster against the cold. This was by second drop, "Wadworth March" which was equally... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mike Donovan

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RETURN TO HOFFMAN ESTATES THIS WEEK!

posted May 20th, 2019

Blank Forms presents the show of the year that you didn't even know you were looking forward to not missing! On Thursday, May 23, at the Brooklyn School of Music, Kevin Drumm headlines a show featuring the reconvened ensemble of Alan Licht, Loren Connors, Ken Vandemark, Joshua Abrams and Chad Taylor - an all-star reunion of 1998's all-star production of Licht and Mazzacane-Connor's Hoffman Estates album. On it's (just past) 20th anniversary, the subtle charms of Jim O'Rourke's production seem... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alan Licht & Loren Mazzacane-Connors