Saturday night will prove not to be dead, as it serves as TNK's party night, with funkadelic hip-hop guru Ohmega Watts , followed by Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon who is finally old enough to drink and a throw-down headlining set from happy hardcore ace, White Williams. Venerable indie rockers, the Walkmen now elder statesmen in this universe play Sunday, and while their individual show is sold out, tickets can still be gleaned from that five-day pass.
The past few years has seen a couple of creative stumbles from this rock'n'roll cabaret ensemble the unfortunate Pussy Cats cover album, anyone? Read all our Tomorrow Never Knows coverage.
While likely never going to share a stage with Jimmy Hendrix or end up on a Garden State reincarnation soundtrack, My My My would find a very appropriate place among big names had they put out this album ten years ago. The album is carried by upbeat alt-pop and happy crooning evident that the members really like to feel good about their music and want you to feel good about it, too.
Nestled amidst all of the recent development in Printers Row, the loft venue and recording studio The Shape Shoppe has been an intimate, off-the-path hub for fractured pop and DIY experimental merriment. But this past spring, proprietor Griffin "Blue Hawaii" Rodriguez began renovating the recording studio in order to give it a much-needed upgrade. To help offset the costs of the undertaking, the Shape Shoppe will be throwing a big ree-raw benefit show at The Hideout this Friday.
The Killer Whales , who recently reformed after a lapse in activity, are scheduled to play. Also on the bill are ramshackle pop-folksters The Bird Names , Michael Columbia , and swingin' 70's west-coast groove revivalists Bronze. Given the line-up, its' the sort of show that'll provide non-stop opportunities to shout, sing, and dance along. Wabansia, 9pm. While they inhabit the same boy-girl, keys-beats-vox universe of the Blow, Mates of State and the Spectacles, Greg Kursten and Inara George bring a more-disciplined jazz approach to pop music.
Show starts at 10pm, and Charlie Wadhams opens. Skating culture and music have been tied together since the Bones Brigade videos popular in the Eighties. It's a tradition that continues on as strong as ever. This weekend the Midwest Skatefest goes down in Tinley Park and while skateboarding is the main draw, Saturday is chalked full of some grinding hip-hop acts.
Heavily buzzed Cool Kids play one of a few U. The Cool Kids lean heavily on the simple bass sound of the late Eighties Erik B and Erick Sermon but mix in more current hipster-hop stylings like synth or indie dance samples.
Opening for M. Sponsors include Hypepromtions , Fuze Beverages and Fuse. This is a perfect excuse to make the short trip down to Krush Skatepark just a couple blocks away from the Metra and catch skating demos, gear displays and some hot music.
I have to admit, what first led me to write up Stanley Ross was state pride -- I've gotta stick up for my fellow North Dakotan expats. But thanks to the Internet's fantastic ability to present multiple truths at once see: Wikipedia.
To me, any album that is more than just a collection of songs and that strives to be singular in construction, like a symphony with multiple movements, is a concept album.
Except that the Gunshy have actually crafted the truest form of a concept album. On Wednesday, the Gunshy return to the Empty Bottle at 9pm, after a performing absence of nearly three years. The Readysuits play first followed by buoyant, off-kilter pop group Bedtime, both making their Bottle debut. After its long evolution as the nightlife music of choice for young Asians in the UK, Bhangra has been lurking on the periphery of the dance music scene for over ten years without ever making much of a crossover into the the non-Desi mainstream.
But this past year has seen yet another flare-up of some more Indo-fusion rumblings. Built on rhythms from the Punjab region of India, Bhangra is rousing and infectuous music. In its current pop form, Bhangra's absorbed influences from Euro-techno, hip-hop, and Jamaican dancehall along the way.
It pumps and it bumps with a beat all its own, and sparks a response from the crowd wherever it's played. Chicago's Bhangratheque aka DJ Jimmy Singh will be bringing it to the party at Sonotheque this Friday night, in what's part of a recently-established series of events for Bhangratheque.
He'll be joined by colleague DJ RedLox , and they'll be selling and giving away copies of their new mix-CD for the occasion. Doors open at 9pm. Two artists that share a love of Chicago and a style that could best be described as twisted folk play this week.
One at a tried and true world class venue, the other at a brand new space on the far North side. Both shows should be standouts. Ezra plays a kind of hyper anti-folk. His songs can run the gamut from Dylanesque musings to screaming emo-tinged freakouts. Cameron has completed the recording of a new cd, Hold On Beauty , that will be out in the beginning of February. His music is most often compared to Jeff Buckley which makes sense since Cameron has been involved in the Uncommon Ground's annual tribute for years now.
But his music, while rooted in folk, has become richer and more layered in the last few years. Here are two older songs from his back catalog:. Must be something in the air Like the skies are boiling or something.
Who's ever heard of 60 degree weather at the start of January?! Like an omen, or a harbinger or something. Something's coming Yes, Mr. Narrator, something IS coming.
Two somethings, in fact. On a random Tuesday January 8 , with a strangely tepid moisture in the air, you have your choice to two completely incredible concerting opportunities. Over at Ronny's N. Speaking of distortion pedals, the Empty Bottle N. Westrn Avenue will be ringing with the sound of heavy shred, only without all those pesky melodies and riffs and things that the folks at Ronny's will be concerning themselves with.
Vancouver ultra-distort legend The Rita is in town for a one-night-only event, with seven bands loading the bill to maximum heaviosity. As the Rita pushes his rack of distortion pedals yes, multiple to their absolute limit, your mind floods with a gallon of hiss and crumble, bringing to mind the severe stillness of anything from minimalist painting to deep-sea diving to that time when you stuck your head in a deep-fryer to impress some chick.
It's hot, cool, and will affect you for life. On January 19th, The Dill Pickle Food Co-Op is holding a fund-raiser that should appeal to anyone's inner hedonist and activist at the same time.
Based on the famous Dill Pickle Club from the turn of last century a place that "welcomed hoboes, prostitutes, professors, and every variety of nonconformist passing through Chicago" , the organization is aiming to create a storefront food co-op on the north side. They've worked for years to establish themselves as a non-profit entity, raise awareness, and raise money through grants and fund-raisers.
You can do your part to help by attending one of these very events, this one showcasing performances from Pit er Pat , Detholz , and Reds and Blue. A donation bar on top of everything else brings you one fine evening for 15 bones. All proceeds go towards the Co-op, so drink with a clean conscience.
Doors open at 8pm, performances start at 9pm. It all happens at the AV-Aerie at W. Fulton the old open-end gallery. Fans of Field Music will not be disappointed - the album is a friendly mix of all the same ingredients, but replacing half a cup less of Pornographer sugar with a wistful whallop in the veins of Andrew Bird or Of Montreal. The four "Rockist" tracks sandwich the album in a ambitious melody of vowel pronunciations, guitar sustain, and a little love ballad for good measure.
Standout "This Is No Fun" is a seafaring dirge whose form only occasionally contains the exuberant rock underneath. The album will be available from Thrill Jockey in February.
Track: Rockist, Part 1. We'd like to thank Chicago Public Radio for sponsoring Transmission. The band will be sharing anecdotes and stories, and playing songs from their latest album, A Night at the Ritz , and prior.
Then try the bite-sized Black Bear Combo! The point is, it's all very fun and super danceable. Me too! Well wonder no longer, good people, for B1g T1me is here to save the day. Technically a cover band, B1g T1me takes that particular niche of live music a few steps further by offering stripped down, revved up, blues-turned-on-its-ear interpretations of popular hit songs from late last century. Star and Garter Burlesque act as special guests, complimenting the circus elements nicely.
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Listen to the album today: iTunes: apple. By the end of June, he was ready and had assembled a gifted, young quartet to record a set of recently penned originals, carefully chosen standards, old chestnuts, and, as he has done regularly over the past 15 years, some restorative Gospel selections.
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