Thursday, October 20, 2011

PHOTOS : Dave Foley surprises Mayne Stage, joins Thompson and Mcdonald in "Two Kids One Hall"...

Three Kids One Hall

The announcer says "Please welcome Kevin Mcdonald and Scott Thompson", and out comes Dave Foley...

Just as the Sun-Times hinted at, Dave Foley surprised Chicago tonight by joining the cast of "Two Kids One Hall" alongside Scott Thompson and Kevin Mcdonald.

The set was delightfully dirtier than we thought it was going to be. Dave started the night and stayed out a good 40 minutes, frequently asking if that was enough, only to hear Thompson yelling at him to keep going. Foley stated that if he "seemed rusty", that he hadn't done stand-up in a while, but nobody seemed to mind him shaking off a few cobwebs. His set was probably the dirtiest, talked blowjobs and pubic hair, ball shaving, and made fun of the audience member up front dressed in a "flying pig" costume. They all did.

They riffed on each other from on and off the stage. Foley told Thompson to "get out of the wing" as he paced back and forth on the side of the stage. Kevin Mcdonald sang two songs in the comedic fashion. They were convincingly hilarious. He made faces and delivered solid sets in between Scott Thompson's talk of how great foreskins are, interrupting Kevin from the audience, giving babies blowjobs instead of circumcisions. Vicious. Falling, lying, and "homer circling" on the floor, picking each other up, hugging between changeovers, it was clear they just wanted to have fun.

Stanhope would have laughed his ass off.

Foley plays the Improv this weekend, while Thompson and Mcdonald continue their five show run at the beautiful Mayne Stage.

Dave Foley surprises Chicago, joining "Two Kids One Hall"

Dave Foley in "Two Kids One Hall"

Kevin Mcdonald in "Two Kids One Hall"

"Two Kids One Hall"

Dave Foley in "Two Kids One Hall"

Kevin Mcdonald in "Two Kids One Hall"

"Two Kids One Hall"

Dave Foley in "Two Kids One Hall"

"Two Kids One Hall"

Scott Thompson in "Two Kids One Hall"

Kevin Mcdonald in "Two Kids One Hall"

Scott Thompson in "Two Kids One Hall"

"Two Kids One Hall"

"Two Kids One Hall"

Scott Thompson in "Two Kids One Hall"

Scott Thompson and Dave Foley in "Two Kids One Hall"

Dave Foley in "Two Kids One Hall"

"Two Kids One Hall"

"Two Kids One Hall"

"Two Kids One Hall"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Watch : Ty Segall live at Treasure Town in Chicago...

After a sweaty show at the Empty Bottle, Ty Segall opted to play in the sprawling art wonderland that is Treasure Town. Here we have him slinking into the crowd, playing some Sabbath with Timmy Vulgar, and generally making everyone lose their shit. Do we see White Francis crowd surfing for a moment there? Human Eye, Mikal Cronin, and Heavy Times opened. Sadly, the memory card in our sound recorder got corrupted, or the vocals on this would be a lot stronger. Still sounds and looks pretty slick, considering it's just onboard sound. "Goodbye Bread" out now on Drag City. Enjoy!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Watch : Cartright live at Mortville...

A few years back, we were taking shots of whiskey at the Mopery, vibing to some dirty noise-rock, when a guy with an ultra-sweet beard came up and handed us a very home-made CD-R wrapped in yellow construction paper. "Take this, we're called Cartright...we're playing soon", he said. So we shoved it in our back pocket, gobbled down the rest of that whiskey, and as these fellows started to play, our eyes went wide and our faces went blank. It was phenomenal. It was unlike anything we had ever heard in that dark, dirty warehouse. Like a bucket of water to the face...more proof that our DIY scene wasn't just a bunch of doped up kids banging on sheets of metal. The thing is, their songs often involve driving, razor-sharp breakdowns with them all whooping and yelling their hearts out in unison, only to switch to a song like this that makes you want to hug your grandmother. It stuck with us ever since. We still jam that album often.

Texas natives Cartright came back, this time to Mortville, with eleven other acts to send off our boys in Lechuguillas. This one puts a lump in our throats. Enjoy :

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tonight : Echotone Screening + Paper Mice set / Treasure Town art show + Double Dagger's final Chicago show...

Tonight, Consequence of Sound welcomes Nathan Christ's Echotone to Empty Bottle , with a special performance by the amazing Paper Mice! The event starts at 6:30, with Paper Mice playing shortly after. There will also be a premiere of the new White Mystery video! Admission is $5.

Also, the amazing Double Dagger are breaking up! Sad news, but they're playing a second show, more their style. Your favorite DIY warehouse! The second night in Chicago, with a reunited Black Ladies, Hume, and more. It's in the basement of the Mortville building, and there's also a hexagon themed art show in the middle level, Treasure Town. The art show starts a bit earlier, and the show begins at 11PM.

It's a great day to be in Chicago. Come on out!

Here's a recent video we took of Paper Mice playing some killer new songs :

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Occupy Chicago : National Day of Action SATURDAY, October 15th. Metropolis Coffee company to donate to-go boxes!

We love Chicago's local businesses. With Occupy Chicago, and the Occupy movement in general picking up steam via rabid twitter accounts, and a National Day of Action coming up this Saturday, we thought we'd reach out to some great local companies. See if they'd like to donate some needed items to the cause. We contacted Metropolis Coffee, and our e-mail was briskly passed on to David Retzer, who responded almost immediately, saying the company would like to donate some to-go boxes of coffee, even though their monthly donation quota was full.

It's this kind of selfless mentality that will lead real change.

Join us, in a National Day of Action :

On October 15th people from all over the world will take to the streets and squares.

From America to Asia, from Africa to Europe, people are rising up to claim their rights and demand a true democracy. Now it is time for all of us to join in a global non violent protest.

The ruling powers work for the benefit of just a few, ignoring the will of the vast majority and the human and environmental price we all have to pay. This intolerable situation must end.

United in one voice, we will let politicians, and the financial elites they serve, know it is up to us, the people, to decide our future. We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers who do not represent us.

On October 15th, we will meet on the streets to initiate the global change we want. We will peacefully demonstrate, talk and organize until we make it happen.

It’s time for us to unite. It’s time for them to listen.

There is a main march at 7PM on Saturday, saying they will leave from Jackson & Lasalle at 7pm to Michigan and Congress.

Occupy for change. Join us.

United for Global Change - October 15th, 2011
Occupy Chicago
Occupy Wall Street

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Listen : Kurt Vile - Live at Reckless Records / Life's a Beach...

Kurt Vile has a new track called 'Life's a Beach"! The "So Outta Reach" 6-song EP will be available on 12″ and digital formats on November 8.

On top of that, this little gem has been hanging under the covers for a while.

Back on April 1st, Kurt Vile played an in-store at good ol' Reckless Records. It was a precursor to a show at the Subterranean. Like a gentle fall breeze, he waded through new and old with ease. Yes! We love being corny! Enjoy!

Buy his stuff from Matador! :

Friday, October 7, 2011

R.I.P - Lechuguillas : 13 band send-off tonight at 8PM.

Tonight, at 8pm, we release 2/3 of Lechuguillas into the Texas wild. Without them, the Mopery would not have existed, nor would a huge chunk of what has happened in the last few years. A staple of the Chicago underground scene for years, they were at the height of their power, with a new record to be released...tonight. They probably would have gotten boring or went all fucking prog-rock on us anyway. Chicago has a history of saying goodbye in style, as you may know. If you want a current status of the DIY scene here, well...the line-up is :

Lechuguillas release party for the new record Insurrection of an Erection

Lechuguillas :

Velvet Underground :


Health&Beauty :

Gun's N' Roses :

Naked Island

Plastic Boner Band
/Instinct Control : /

Battleship :

Unmanned Ship :

Judas Priest feat. Thin Lizzy feat. Black Label Society

Green Pasture Happiness :

AIDS Goat: http ://


Handsome Tyrants :

Cartright :


SPECIAL GUEST/M.C. -- Dennis Rodman of your World Champion Chicago Bulls (96-98)

8:30 - FOREVER. Saturday, October 8th. MORTVILLE.

A night for the ages. Bring a cooler.

Cartwright are playing, too! Solid. Don't miss it :

P.S. they're touring on their way, and will be running a record label in Texas. EAT MEAT RECORDS

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Watch : WILD FLAG - Live at Subterranean : Part 2!

This weekend, WILD FLAG return to Chicago for a sold-out two night stint at The Empty Bottle, here's a PART 2 of sorts of that crazy Subterranean show in July. Channeling Patti Smith, Brownstein and her spectacular lady cohorts left everyone freaking out. Go see this band! Click this to watch Part 1.