Monday, April 23, 2012

An afternoon with Running, ONO, and The Runnies.

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 RecordsONO 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

The Runnies - Saki
Running - Reckless Records
ONO - Permanent Records

Friday, April 20, 2012

Watch : Willis Earl Beal live at the Hideout

"Don't wait to for nobody to 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.

Willis Earl Beal - Live at the Hideout

Willis Earl Beal - Live at the Hideout

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Watch : Wild Flag psych out, cover Fugazi

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

Watch : Timmy's Organism - "Scum Revolution"

"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.