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And that’s why you always follow up! Carl Hauck reached out to me this month to introduce me to his new indie, Sunjacket. A band so new they’ve yet to grace a local stage. That gets rectified tonight at Beat … Continue reading
Ty Segall Band approached their late show at the Empty Bottle Saturday like a seasoned competitor would a race. Having already headlined an early set a few hours prior for a different crowd, Ty opened set two — start time: … Continue reading
Hidden Era’s debut single, “Until Morning,” is a cry of prayer supported by throaty guitar. Its delicate vocals and burly strings are driven by unconquerable despair, forming an unexpected balance the longer I listened. Elizabeth Burchfield seems coached by a … Continue reading
Here are some shows you should consider going to this month. Friday, February 8: Jaill @ Beat Kitchen, 9:30 p.m. Cost: Ten | Tickets Other acts: Slushy, The Bingers Recommended: I’ve been into Jaill about as long as I’ve lived … Continue reading
Band: Deadbeat Album: My Eyes Are Bleeding Bits of Gold Release Date: July 22, 2012 Recommended: The penultimate track on Absinthe & the Dirty Floors’ self-titled LP — “Sonario” (listen: ) — is The Dirty Floors at their most chaotic. … Continue reading
Band: Wedding Dress Album: The Mange Release Date: January 2013 Recommended: | Wedding Dress quietly became a favorite new local of mine. I like them a lot. This is noteworthy considering they’ve uploaded just bits, a light sprinkling, of material … Continue reading
Last week I published my list of the best local releases of 2012. Today I’m writing about a few more that weren’t mentioned then, but were good enough to be cobbled together in a follow up list. I’m not yet … Continue reading
The year-end albums post, now in its third edition, happens to be the thing I most look forward to writing all year for CT. Perhaps it’s because the other two have been the site’s most-read pieces. By a lot. It … Continue reading
The Handpicked column has been revived. Happy Holidays from Chicago Tunes: Thursday, December 6: Advance Base @ The Burlington, 9 p.m. Cost: $7 donation Other acts: Julie Byrne, J Fernandez Recommended: New Chicago Tunes favorite Advance Base tops a Thursday … Continue reading