Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A few Chicago music news bites

  • Scott Lucas & the Married Men will put on their second annual "Holiday Music Hour" at Hideout this Thursday, featuring an "old tyme radio variety show"-themed set complete with an MC and special guests (Rowlf from the Muppets showed up last time, nearly a year before the Muppets were all the rage again...just sayin'). If you can't make it in person, you'll be able to watch a recording on the band's website for a limited time starting on Christmas Eve.
  • As far as we know Dastardly still haven't found their stolen van, but they do have some good stuff going on to help lessen the pain. This week their recent session with Audiotree went live, and ever the crazy kids, they even shave their banjo player's head at the end. They're also gearing up for the late-January release of a new EP, Bury Me in the Country.
  • Jim DeRogatis blogged about Pitchfork editors relocating from Chicago to New York, and how that may or may not affect Pitchfork Music Festival and the future of Chicago band Scotland Yard Gospel Choir.
  • Richard over at Loud Loop Press wrote a review of the new album from Bully in the Hallway, in which he compares them to a twinkie. 
  • Wilco week might be over, but WXRT has a bit of video and some photos to remind us of the veritable Tweedy extravaganza that went down.

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