Thursday, February 16, 2012

A few Chicago music news bites

  • Americana rockers Dastardly released a new video for "Rose Marie," a song originally made popular by Slim Whitman in the 1950s. The clip is first in a series called "Dastardly in the Country," consisting of six songs the band filmed on a farm in San Marcos, TX, in December.
  • HoZac Records announced on their Facebook page that their annual Blackout Fest will take place this year from May 17-19 at the Empty Bottle. Red Kross is confirmed to headline, with news of more bands and other details on the way.
  • ran a review of the debut, self-titled record from Chicago's Radar Eyes.
  • Chicago musician David Safran recently teamed up with Company of Thieves frontwoman Genevieve Schatz to record a sleek orch-pop duet titled "Woman Astride, Facing Away." Take a listen below.
David Safran with Genevieve Schatz - "Woman Astride, Facing Away" by DavidSafran

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