Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A few Chicago music news bites

  • Daytrotter.com has a new 4-track session up for download from Chicago experimental rockers A Lull. Grab it here (and check out WCR's review of the band's recently-released debut LP Confetti here).
  • A bit of the Chicago music scene is coming to HBO's True Blood. The July 31st episode of the vampire drama will feature a track called "Mexico" from locally-based Americana band The Spares. You can listen to the track here and see the band live at the Biograph Theater (2433 N. Lincoln Ave.) on August 19th.
  • LoudLoopPress.com reviewed the July 22nd show at Subterranean featuring supergroup Wild Flag (made up of members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium and The Minders). 
  • Thomas Conner of the Sun-Times wrote about Netherfriends' "50-songs-in-50-states" project, which found Windy City musician Shawn Rosenblatt setting out on the road for a year with the ambitious goal of playing a show and writing/recording a song in all 50 states. He did it. Read more about how it went down here.
  • Tribal-tinged psych-pop group YAWN are getting ready to release their debut full-length, Open Season, in August, and are offering a taste in the form of first single "Acid." You can hear/download the track via Stereogum and see the band when they play their next hometown gig at Metro on September 30th.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the news bites, can always count on your to keep us informed.