Rambos at Burlington with The Ladybirds (Louisville) and Blackbelts

Rambos take the stage at The Burlington tonight with The Ladybirds from Louisville and Chicago’s Blackbelts. Loud Loop Press says:

“Get your September off to a brawlin’ good start with high-energy Chicago rockers Rambos. The group melts faces with smoky rockabilly beats, which it lovingly layers with thick cuts of bluesy punk and surf rock. It’s like a rock’n’roll seven-layer bean dip. No, I’m not hungry. I swear. Also performing tonight are Louisville pop rockers The Ladybirds and music group Blackbelts.” (Audrey Leon)

Mid Point Music Fest lineup announced

Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Fest is back for its 11th year! Chicago has a nice contingent out there, including two of our very own, Ami Saraiya and the Outcome and Jon Drake & The Shakes. The festival runs in multiple locations around Cincinnati from September 27-29 and features close to 200 bands in 16 venues and outdoor stages strewn about downtown and the adjacent Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

New (to us) music: Archie Powell and the Exports

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 [...]

This week in Chicago shows

We go to a lot of shows, so we thought we’d start sharing which ones we’re planning on hitting up this week.

New(ish) Chicago venue: Pancho’s in Logan Square

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 [...]

New (to us) music: Nick Miller and the Neighbors

We can’t say enough about Nick Miller and the Neighbors. They are an amazing band and even nicer people. Chicago Mixtape first introduced us to Nick and his neighbors a few months back, and we ended up meeting these guys (and gal) at Subterranean last night.

Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Fest

The folks over at Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival have done it again. This year’s festival features Drive-by Truckers, Dawes, Joe Pug, Bailiff, The Shams Band, Go Long Mule, and Jon Drake & The Shakes, just to name a few.

Musikanto among favorites of 2011

Musikanto graced the Illinois Entertainer’s list of their favorite local bands of 2011, along with Will Phalen, who happened to produce Musikanto’s latest effort, Sky of Dresses. Congrats dudes!

Musikanto Tour Kick-off Show!

Musikanto tour kicks off at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall on Friday November 5th with Truth and Salvage Co. He’ll then head out east with Truth and Salvage for a handful of dates that stretch from Pittsburgh to DC to Boston, with some stops in between.

Musikanto on the radio waves

There are a growing number of stations spinning tracks from “Sky of Dresses.” Request your favorite song from the album on your local station today! Click here for a full list of stations that are currently showing some love.

Mpls Henrys @Whistler tonight!

The Minneapolis Henrys return to Logan Square’s Whistler Bar The Henrys play The Whistler tonight with Shenandoah Davis and Paleo! Like always at The Whistler, it’s a FREE SHOW! Come on out, drink some fancy-shmancy cocktails and celebrate the coming equinox wth The Minneapolis Henrys.> Show starts at 9:30pm The Whistler 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave. [...]

Musikanto Screening @ Seen & Heard in Chicago

Musikanto’s video for “Every Which Way” will be featured tonight at the Seen and Heard Music Video Showcase. Come out in support and to see a host of talented artists.5243 N. Clark Chicago 8pm  - $8 (suggested donation) “Chicago Filmmakers’ and The Cinema Culture’s third annual Seen and Heard Music Video Showcase will highlight videos [...]

Jai Henry @Tonic Room tonight!

Jai Henry of The Minneapolis Henrys @ Tonic Room tonight, 09/16/11

New album from Musikanto drops 08/02

 

The Minneapolis Henrys

Playing Chicago’s Whistler on Wed, September 21! Free Show!

‘Raised By Wolves’ 7″

‘Raised By Wolves’ 7″ by Chaperone is coming soon from Grape Juice Records!

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