We at the Grape Juice camp are very excited to see this album come to fruition. Jeremy has been part of the Grape Juice family for a few years now, and this album puts the spotlight right where it should be: on Jeremy, Jeremy, Jeremy. The combination of charisma and storytelling prowess is unparalleled these days, with more and more musicians putting the business before the craft. Miller has not forgotten the craft, and today we salute him and his songs.
Look out Iowa and Minnesota! Jon Drake & The Shakes are bringing their folk-pop carnival of sound from Chicago to Des Moines on Friday, April 6th to play at Gas Lamp along with Rebel Creek and Mumfords. Then on Saturday, April 7th they will be in Rochester, MN to play a free show at Kathy’s [...]
Walking around SXSW can be pretty hectic, and when you’re looking for a quiet place to record a song with just a voice and an acoustic guitar, you can probably imagine the difficulty. Musikanto and Red Eye had to get creative when they met up for a session in Austin, but they were eventually able to find a quiet barber shop on the east side of town. Click to see the video.
If you’re in Austin, come to Lovely Boutique to say hi. 1506 South 1st Street
The MPLS Henrys are in the studio for the first time in over two years. They are at Strobe this weekend, once again enlisting the help of producer/engineer Vince Casamatta (Vince also recorded the Henrys’ debut, “The Way of the Albatross”).
Find out who was voted Best Dressed at this year’s Windy City Winter Ball. There were four female nominees and four males.
Musikanto and Chaperone will share the stage at Subterranean this evening. Go to this show for a raucous good time. Musikanto has put together quite a slick backing band for this evening, we’re very excited. Musikanto’s backing band will feature: Will Phalen (of Will Phalen) Brian Morrissey (of The Dirty Pigeons) Mark Zoller (of Go [...]
This week, we’re stoked for Jeff Mangum at the Athenaeum, the Stolen Silver residency at Schuba’s and a double-header at the Burlington next weekend.
It’s finally here. The debut album from Rambos is coming March 6. Click here for the track list.
One of the most beautiful voices of all time, she will be missed.
Got a tip from Brandon Stein (of the MPLS Henrys) back when he was galavanting around the CMJ Marathon in October. His text read something along the lines of: “Dude, this band Archie Powell and the Exports is f#!%ing awesome.” I new I had heard the name around Chicago, so I decided to check them [...]
Dr. Dog is releasing a new album called BE THE VOID (ANTI-) on February 7 and they’re taking to the road in celebration. We’ll be checking them out when they play the Vic in Chicago on February 18th. Click here for the video for “That Old Black Hole,” the lead single from the album.
We go to a lot of shows, so we thought we’d start sharing which ones we’re planning on hitting up this week.
As Logan Square continues its rise, Pancho’s has officially joined the party. Pancho’s has been hosting music for a while now, but Brian Peterson of mP Shows and Tamiz Haiderali (formerly of Treat restaurant in Humboldt Park) have recently bought the place, which brings a new and exciting venue/bar/restaurant to the neighborhood. We’re very excited [...]
Like clothes? Music? Chicago stuff? Then you should probably check out Stic-of-the-Week. Chelsea Cankar is a mover and a shaker, and she puts on rad parties too.
I am generally a fan of Wes Anderson’s work, which is why I was excited to see a new trailer pop up on the interwebs.