Author Archives: Eric

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Sunjacket — ‘Alligator,’ ‘Partition’

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

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Ty Segall, Ex-Cult, Zath [late show] @ The Empty Bottle (2/9)

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

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Hidden Era — ‘Until Morning’

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

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Handpicked shows for February 2013

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

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Deadbeat — My Eyes Are Bleeding Bits of Gold

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

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Wedding Dress — The Mange

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

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Some other good music from 2012

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

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The best local releases of 2012

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

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Handpicked shows for December 2012

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

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Uh Bones — Uh Bones

Band: Uh Bones Album: Uh Bones Release Date: June 9, 2012 In no short supply these days are bands restoring the sounds of yore to meet repurposed, sometimes inspired, ends. We’ve probably reached an odd point in music, it seems, … Continue reading

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