Thursday, February 3, 2011

A few Chicago music news bites

  • Now that the worst of Blizzaster '11 is over and it is getting more and more possible to actually venture out into the world, consider checking out some of the sure-to-be-great live music going on tonight. Andrew filled you in earlier on the two free shows happening via Betta Promotions, and also sure to be a satisfying choice is Jonny Rumble, The Kickback and The Winter Sounds at Hideout
  • Pitchfork asked Cullen and Cameron from Chicago's much-hyped Smith Westerns to weigh in on some of their favorite things, from songs to venues to record shops. Dying to know what kind of ringtones they use? Find out the answer to this and other burning questions here
  • Greg Kot of the Tribune wrote about some pretty cool news for locally-based band Disappears. Following the recent departure of drummer and co-founding member Graeme Gibson, the band have been able to get Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley to take his place - at least temporarily. Disappears are next set to play this Friday at the Empty Bottle, celebrating the release of their new record Guider 
  • The Windy City's own math/indie rockers Dick Wolf! have a new 7" out titled Entropy, and Loud Loop Press has the lowdown with a detailed review. Also check out A.V. Club's new interview with the band.

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