Monday, September 24, 2012

Introducing: The Jewels

Local ripperz The Jewels celebrated the release of their debut CD this weekend, if you were there you know how awesome a show it was. You can download the 10-song album on their bandcamp, or scoop a physical copy at P-mac or Plaza Records.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012


“Someone might say, I don’t understand music; but most people experience music emotionally and would agree that music is an abstraction. You don’t need to put music into words right away – you just listen.”
-- David Lynch, in Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity

I have been listening to WAXAHATCHEE + SWEARIN' non-stop for months now, I have become quite familiar and definitely intimately involved with this music, but I’m at a loss for words to describe it really. There is such sincerity and beauty and exuberance and exposition – brutally honest lyricism, frantically catchy sugary sweet pop melodies [I’m describing two bands together here who are pretty different, except for shared genetics – Waxahatchee is Katie Crutchfield + lead vocalist of Swearin’ is Allison Crutchfield, twin sisters and both members of the beloved PS Eliot] – do these words mean anything though? You have to listen to understand maybe. You have to experience this music, it’s ready to make itself vulnerable and explode into your heart if you allow it.

SWEARIN' just released their first full-length LP on Salinas Records, fully establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with after stirring up the waters with their wildly successful demo released last year. WAXAHATCHEE's album, American Weekend, was released on Don Giovanni Records, home to our pals Screaming Females!

Wednesday June 27th 
@ Lost Cross
9p, all-ages, $4

Friday, June 22, 2012

Scott H. Biram

Tonight you can check out two of the best outlaw country acts around, both on Bloodshot Records, Scott H Biram and Lydia Loveless. Country Graves, one of the best new local bands we've seen in a long time, will be there opening! Check out these recordings Travis and the crew just made.
Friday June 22
+ Lydia Loveless
++ County Graves  
@ Hangar 9
9p, 19+, ?$

Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Eaters

Those Useless Eaters from Nashville are rolling through town on Wednesday, they'll be at the Skihaus along with Jus' Folks (ex-Underground Railroad To Candyland, Sexy, Jump Off A Building, Abi Yo-Yos, Trainwreck Riders) and Kid Little from California, and locals High Horse. Useless Eaters have a pretty ridiculously long string of awesome records out on labels like Goner, Shattered, Goodbye-Boozy, Tic Tac Totally, Burger, Mastermind, Jeth-Row, Gold Tapes, Nashville's Dead, Southpaw, and more.. This is gonna be a good one.

Wednesday June 20th 
+ Jus' Folks
++ Kid Little
+++ High Horse
@ Skihaus
10p, all-ages, $5

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Sorry this is so last minute but there'll be a real great show at the Swamp tomorrow nite! Some pals from NY are on a summer-long tour zig-zagging all over the country and they'll be stopping here to cause some ruckus, buffalo-style! b-smackin' boyz BEES + SETTLERS will stir up all kinds of fun on this sweaty jigahoo nite in paradise ~~ WEI ZHONGLE will polish off the nite so be sure to stick around!

and if you haven't heard this yet you've been living a deprived life under a rock:

Thursday June 14th
@ the Swamp (417 w. monroe)
10p, $3, all-ages

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ride It Out

There's a show going down on Sunday that should not be missed. The end of an era of sorts.. Freedom Ride will be playing their final show with master shredder Rob "Bobby" Jacobs. This lineup of Freedom Ride has been one of our personal fav Carby bands ever, and it will be sad to see them go. Fear not though, they will be continuing on, and will also be releasing an album of the material they have been playing over the last year. Parlor will also be playing, which is becoming quite a rare thing now that A. Leech has moved back out West. If you haven't picked up their new 7", you need to asap! Fuzzy shredders Ranch Ghost will be in town too, so come say hi!
Sunday May 27
+ Parlor
++ Ranch Ghost (TN)  
@ SkihaĆ¼s (317 w walnut)
10p, $5, all-ages

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Very excited that we will have Mr. Pujol in town from Nashville, TN, playing at Hangar 9 on Saturday. He has been busy.. after the Live LP he put out on Jack White's Third Man Records last year, and the Nasty, Brutish, and Short EP he released on Saddle Creek, he just dropped a special Reverse Vampire 7" for Record Store Day, and is about to release his debut LP United States of Being on Saddle Creek, which will hit the shelves June 5th.

Also playing the show are Young Loves, who are making a rare appearance that you never want to miss, Government Jobs, who just got off a 2-week tour, and Gnarly Brown.

Saturday May 19th
+ Young Loves
++ Government Jobs
+++ Gnarly Brown
@Hangar 9
9p, 19+, $6


If you were wondering what you're going to do tonight, there is a sweet little show going down at Hangar 9. Secondary Modern will be there, and they will likely be playing a lot of material off of their new album (which you can now buy on iTunes here). Also playing is a new band called The Pirouettes, who we've heard nothing but good things about, and Han Ma & The Camaros. Scope a track of the new Secondary Modern LP, we will be released with a show at John Brown's in Marion on June 1st.

Thursday May 17th
+ The Pirouettes
++ Han Ma & The Camaros
@ Hangar 9
9p, 19+, $5