Monday, April 23, 2012
Record Store Day in Chicago means in-stores, and lots of them. While it's impossible for one to hit them all, we sure as hell tried. Here's a guided tour to some of our favorite bands and spaces, all in one day. Running have a new record, "Asshole Savant" out on Captcha Records. ONO have been a staple of the Chicago underground for over 20 years. The Runnies, well, they just rule. Filmed at Reckless Records, Saki, and Permanent Records. Enjoy
Friday, April 20, 2012
"Don't wait to for nobody to discover you....discover your goddamn self". Willis Earl Beal is on everybodys watch list for good reason. The talent is there. Nabbed up by the XL imprint Hot Charity, he's seemingly still crafting a solo show that fits his liking.
The Chicago south-side native described "Acousmatic Sorcery" as "some shit that I did when I didn't know what I was doing", and that it's "not what you saw here". His live show was simple backing by tape that gave a little more gravity to the lines he was singing. It worked. He also jumped on the Hideout's piano for a song. At the end, an announcement that he was "not a musician", but a "motivational speaker of harmonious intentions." A great show. Keep an eye out. Enjoy.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
We captured some footage via BV Chicago of Wild Flag covering Fugazi, psyching the fuck out, and going ape at the Metro. Still surprised by this band. Girls just wanna have fun.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
"I'm part panther!" Human Eye's Timmy Vulgar and his cohorts Timmy's Organism dedicate "Scum Revolution" to Christmas Woods and the rest of us derelicts at Chicago's killer Burlington back-room. This was at the Guilty Pleasures reunion. Enjoy.