Tag Archives: chicago

DEAD BANDS: CAP’N JAZZ

by chuck bell It is truly incredible how an entire music scene can boil down to just one band. Not only did Cap’n Jazz change the 90′s indie rock scene in Chicago, but they did so while they were all still just a bunch of kids. Brothers Tim and Mike Kinsella formed the band in [...]

DEAD BANDS: SHARKS KEEP MOVING

by chuck bell There are some music scenes that are so tightly knit and incestuous, that it is difficult to tell where one band starts and another begins. For example, in the early 80s, D.C.’s hardcore scene was based around Ian Mackaye and various Dischord affiliates, from Minor Threat all the way to Fugazi. In [...]

GAURI GILL @ THE CULTURAL CENTER OF CHICAGO

by jackie nusz With the intention of entering the Cultural Center of Chicago to quickly grab a map and head north to the cliché landmark that is Navy Pier, I ended up staying much longer after noticing a photography exhibit of Gauri Gill. Since I am a sucker for free exhibits, especially those containing photography, [...]

MP3 OF THE DAY: TUESDAY 7/29

by bucky Make Believe was initially a touring version of the band Joan of Arc. Yet another interesting band to be based in Chicago. This track is eclectic and great. SMALL APARTMENT PARTY EPIPHANY BY MAKE BELIEVE:

VOLCANO!

by vassili mikonos Volcano! is a three piece experimental band from Chicago. I don’t know much about them other than that they’re signed to The Leaf Label in the UK. Leaf has released albums from QC favorites such as Psapp and Caribou so we had to give Volcano! a listen. The band has a new [...]

BOB DEY’S TANK ENGINE MAN, NEXT STOP: CHICAGO

by tara tressel Bob Dey’s Tank Engine Man is chugging down the track at full volume. Be careful not to miss it. On August 9th, be sure to see the newest installment of what has become known as “Bob Dey’s Circus Engine”; elaborate visual shows, pretty to the eye and satisfying to the ear, that [...]