Friday, April 27, 2012


The first release by WEI ZHONGLE is finally here - and it is well worth the wait! The album was recorded live by David Allen at the Skihouse Annex on Feb. 19th, 2012 and was mixed, overdubbed, and edited in the following weeks by Rob Jacobs. The amount of time and careful attention that went into this album is definitely apparent - the final product is truly beautiful beyond words.

The album is now available for download on bandcamp and will hopefully be released in a physical format soon! Stay tuned for more information about the physical release (maybe with a corresponding release show?!) and an upcoming summer tour ~~~

The dissonant whirlwind that is Wei Zhongle feels like a tribal chore conjuring images of cyclical ceremonies from ancient cultures in a contemporary fashion. In entirety, the album feels inspired, full of joy for life in its most critical stages. The vocal melodies run wild over vast soundscapes comprised of traditional instruments rather than long synth arrangements, and when it is time for a played lead, the exchange is smooth and lively.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Big Swing People

This Thursday Government Jobs will release their debut 7" EP Big Swing People with a show at Hangar 9. Kid Tiger will be playing as well, and they will be screening the debut of their new music video at the show. The Jewels are playing too and will debut some new material off of their new album, which will be released next month. You can download the whole Gov Jobs EP for free at their bandcamp.

Government Jobs is about to head off on a tour, the first show of which is at Tres Hombres on Saturday with Gnarly Brown and The Jewels. Scope the dates below:

4/26: Carbondale IL @ Hangar 9 (record release)
4/28: Carbondale IL @ Tres Hombes
5/02: Cincinnati OH @ City Barn
5/03: Philadelphia PA @ House Show tba
5/04: Brooklyn NY @ Lone Wolf
5/05: New Brunswick NJ @ Ray Cappo's Cantina
5/06: Jersey City NJ @ Lamp Post
5/07: Manhattan NY @ Cake Shop
5/08: Boston MA @ Gay Gardens
5/10: Chicago IL @ Ultra Lounge
5/11: Chicago IL @ TBA
5/12: Bloomington IN @ Trained Eye Arts
5/13: Carbondale IL @ Lost Cross
5/19: Carbondale IL @ Hangar 9 w/ PUJOL & Young Loves 

Thursday April 26th:
+ Kid Tiger
++ The Jewels
+++ Rob Jacobs
@ Hangar 9
9p, $5, 19+

Secondary Modern S/T LP

Our boys in Secondary Modern were hard at work on their S/T LP back in Nov-Dec 2011, and the day is finally here for us to hear it! You can stream the album on their bandcamp, download it from iTunes, and it should be available on vinyl in about a month. Can't wait!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Music For Swimmers

Our pal Dave X over at WDBX 91.1 has had a cool show showcasing experimental music for some time now, and he is moving to a new time slot! You can now catch his new show, Music For Swimmers, every Sunday from 5-6p.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


We've got fkkn M.O.T.O. in town tomorrow night, all the way from New Orleans. Check out this video from 10 years ago, and they're still kickin azz. The Heat Tape, Samata, and Shit For Brains are playing too, it's gonna be a real good time!

Thursday April 19th
+ Heat Tape
++ Samata
+++ Shit For Brains
@ Lost Cross
10p, all-ages, $?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

County Graves

County Graves is a pretty sick new Carby band, you better check them out whenever you get a chance! We're not sure when their next show is, but we'll be sure to let you know when we do!

WILD 4/19

Hey friends, we've got a pretty rad show happening at the Big Muddy IMC tomorrow. As far as I know it is the first musical happening there since the improve forum. Since the IMC has been active lately simply as a public space, the show will be all ages and no drinking will be permitted. But, if you want to drink, a simple solution would be to take care of that before/during/afterward at a different location. Way easy.

ORANGE IGUANAS are a rad retro garage rock band from Appleton, Wisconsin who are on tour to support their brand new self release Hou Tian (listen below).

Carbondale natives HIGH HORSE (riffy badassness) and THESE MAGNIFICENT TAPEWORMS (super fun danceable surf) will be joining to round out the set. Should be awesome! See ya'll down there!

+ High Horse
++ These Magnificent Tapeworms
@ Big Muddy IMC
8pm, $3-5 donation, all-ages
*No boozin'

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Friday Thee 13th

Tomorrow we've got Literature in town from Austin, TX, and they've got a brand new LP with them. Check it below, you can download it for free! Also in town is Bloomington, IN's LEGS! Featuring former Carby All-Stars Joe Crawford and Chris Koester (of North Americans fame). Government Jobs will be playing a special set in honor of Friday thee 13th, and DVDG will be on the 1s & 2s.

Friday Thee 13th
+ Literature
++ Government Jobs
@ Skihaus
10p, $5, all-ages

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Get ready for another wild show at the Swamp under a full moon! ARVID NOE from Boston will be in town - a super-talented, mind-bending rock n' roll trio that are FUN as hell! Two new Carbondale bands will be gracing us with performances as well! If you haven't seen HIGH HORSE yet, now's your chance! This is going to be their 2nd show - the act features members of Dan Sentighty, Wei Zhongle, + more! Stoked! Also, SUFFERING BASTARD will be there fresh from a show up in Champaign-Urbana! Come out to welcome them home and pick up their new recording!

New songs from ARVID NOE:

Saturday April 7th

+ High Horse
++ Suffering Bastard
@ the Swamp (417 w. monroe)
10PM, all-ages, $2-3 suggested donation

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Oh Mannn

Got a killer show going down tonight.. Atlanta's Coathangars are in town for the first time since Handsome Fest, White Mystery from Chicago is with them, new local doods Government Jobs are playing their first big show, and the Heat Tape is back from their European Tour. See you at 9 at the Hangar 9!

Thursday April 5th
+ White Mystery
++ Government Jobs
+++ Heat Tape
@ Hangar 9
9p, 19+, $7