Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A few Chicago music news bites

  • What does Rahm Emanuel as mayor of Chicago mean for independent music in our city? Jim DeRogatis asked this question with an in-depth article on his blog
  • Loud Loop Press announced that locally-based rockers Rabble Rabble will provide a series of video blogs for the site while they are down in Texas during SXSW. Keep an eye out for the vlogs following the band's first SXSW show on March 16
  • Have you signed up for Chicago Mixtape yet? If not, get in on the action to get free tracks from Windy City bands e-mailed to you weekly. CMT will officially celebrate its launch with a show at Subterranean on Saturday, March 5th featuring Jonny Rumble, Jitney, Ornery Little Darlings and more
  • Garage/punk quintet Rambos have just released two new tracks - "Arrows" and "Terrorize" - for free download on their Bandcamp site. You can also check out live performances from the band on YouTube here and here
  • Chicago-based folk-rock artist Curtis Evans made his Daytrotter debut last week. Check out the impressive four-song set here

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