WHAT WE’VE BEEN JAMMING TO
ISSUE #38 / DECEMBER 6, 2018
Contours B/W No Escape
Wyatt Grant’s solo effort turned full band project hit its stride with last year's Transparent World, and they keep things rolling with this classic 7” single that champions the jangle guitar rock that is a hallmark of the Chicago scene. These tracks need your ears.
Chance The Rapper
My Own Thing (feat. Joey Purp) and The Man Who Has Everything
In the same vein as the tracks he dropped this summer, the most famous of Chicago’s young rappers consistent quality just keeps coming. And his activist side is really starting to show. The man wrote an op ed in the Chicago Tribune about the closing of a Southside Elementary School.
Chance has no current dates on his slate.
Manchester Orchestra , The Front Bottoms
Andy Hull and Brian Sella trade vocals back and forth while a pensive sound develops behind acoustic guitars, strings and synths to build a harmonic climax that is purely both bands at once. This was the first foray into the studio together in celebration of their tour together.
Which comes to town this Saturday at The Aragon. Tix are $32.50.
Garage punk from South of the border that has always had a gloriously irreverent approach. This is the fourth single off upcoming album bi/MENTAL, due out February 1st.
They are making a trip to Cobra Lounge February 20th. Tix are $15.
Durand Jones & The Indications
Don’t You Know (feat. Aaron Frazer)
The throwback style of this soul man and his singing drummer, with a band full of guys that have cut their chops on the road, is always a breath of fresh air. So damn good. . . right out of Bloomington, Indiana. The first single off new album American Love Call, due out March 1st.
They are rolling through Thalia Hall on April 11th. Tix are $17 - $30.
The best single so far from the forthcoming album Late Riser, dropping January 18th. Christina Cone’s vocals just float above the flurry of guitar as they drive the tune home.
They were just in town this October and we can’t find any future dates in Chicago. We expect that to change once this album hits.
other notable JAMS from THIS WEEK
Greensky Bluegrass / Do It Alone
Grimes , HANA / We Appreciate Power
Wild Child / 1996
Charley Crockett / Good Time Charley’s Got the Blues
SWMRS / April In Houston
Sharon Van Etten / Jupiter 4
AFI / Trash Bat
The Decemberists / Traveling On
Guided By Voices / My Angel