ISSUE #45 / JANUARY 31, 2019

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Twin Talk

The local nu jazz trio’s second single and title track off upcoming record Weaver, due out February 8th on PEOPLE Records.

They are playing a release show at The Hideout on February 10th. Tix are $10.

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American Football (feat. Hayley Williams)
Uncomfortably Numb

The second single from their upcoming record American Football (LP 3) features Paramore singer Hayley Williams for a duet with Mike Kinsella. Catch the video and get ready for the record, coming March 22nd.

The Metro is hosting the local legends on March 30th. Tix are $29 ($31 day of).

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Jenny Lewis
Red Bull & Hennessy

The folk rocker is returning with her fourth solo album, and first in five years, when On The Line debuts March 22nd. “Red Bull & Hennessy” is the rocking first single, and if it’s a sign of what’s to come we are all in for a treat.

She is swinging through The Riv on March 30th. Tix are $35.

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Nils Frahm
Encores 2

The German composer returns with Encores 2, a four song EP that continues the lush yet spare experimental work of last years excellent All Melody.

The Chicago Symphony has invited him to play their hall on April 5th. Tix are $40 - $85.


Te Confieso

It has been a year since mexican rock pop group Camila has released any of their love songs for their fans to adore. The single “Te Confieso” or “I Confess To You”, is a typical love song from the pop rock band. The lyrics talk about a man confessing to the woman he loves how she hypnotizes him, and the thought of her leaving would cause to him to feel that he is always losing. The track speaks of love as a confession, lyrics that lead singer Mario Domm has written time and time again with his band mates. In the song, a piano plays softly in the introduction, while Domm sings over electric guitar and drums, Camila always know how to pull on fans’ heartstrings. Although there has been no hint of an album yet, this song is plenty to take in for now until the band drops another one, hopefully very soon.


Camila will be at the Rosemont Theater on Oct 5th. Tickets are on sale and range from $59-$175.

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Nilüfer Yanya
In Your Head

Her second single from upcoming record Miss Universe, finds the 22 year old London rocker at her least vulnerable yet. Gone is the folky indie sound and replacing it is fuzzy guitar and a driving back beat. If this is what is expected from the new record, sign us up!  

She is opening for Sharon Van Etten at Thalia Hall on February 14th and 15th and both shows are Sold Out

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Ty Segall
Love Fuzz

This is the Cali rocker at his stoner rock best, a seven minute plus burner. “Love Fuzz” is the first track from his new Live EP Deforming Lobes (mixed by Chicago legend Steve Albini), out March 29th.

Segall is playing The Empty Bottle’s Music Frozen Dancing on February 24th. It’s a FREE outside block party in the middle of winter! Be there or be a square!

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Sunflower Bean
King of the Dudes - EP

The NYC power trio’s new EP King of the Dudes continues right where last year’s excellent Twentytwo in Blue left off. More of their catchy garage tinged rock that just keeps on rolling.

They are opening for Interpol at The Chicago Theatre February 7th. Tix are $30 - $125.

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Durand Jones & The Indications
Morning In America

An affecting track from the Bloomington, IN based new soul outfit, “Morning In America” is the second single of upcoming record “American Love Call,” due out March 1st.

Thalia Hall is hosting this talented act on April 11th. Tix are $16 - $30


J. Cole

Rumored to release a new album soon, Rapper J. Cole gifted fans a taste with new track, “Middle Child.”  J. Cole uses the term “middle child” to describe his place between new-age and old-school hip hop. In the age of diss tracks and rap beefs, even J. Cole has had his share of tracks like “1985” on the KOD album; he states in the song that he wouldn’t diss another rapper just because hip hop culture calls for it or even to sell a product to the fans. The artist talks about having riches but not being able to enjoy them without his close friends- he compares his relationship to Lebron James trying to win not only for himself but for his friends as well. The song is produced by T-minus, a familiar face in the hip hop community and producer on the KOD album track, “Kevin’s Heart.” Even though J.Cole feels “dead in the middle of two generations,”  he talks about restoring balance between the younger hip hop generation and the old school as he talks collaborations with artists like 21 Savage and Jay-Z . If fans get a new album, (hopefully soon), J. Cole will continuously grows as an artist and fans will be excited to hear something new from him this year.  


J. Cole was in Rosemont for his KOD tour. Currently he is not touring but will host the Dreamville Festival in North Carolina on April 6. GA tickets are $119 and can be purchased here.

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Dude York
Happy in the Meantime EP

This Seattle based trio’s new EP jumps from the speakers as Claire England’s vocals attack the ears on poppy first track “Run,” kicking off Happy in the Meantime’s four rocking tracks.

They are not making it to the Midwest anytime soon.


Frank Turner
Don’t Worry - EP

Combining two re-recorded tracks from last years excellent Be More Kind with a couple unreleased songs, the Middle Eastern born and English educated former punk turned folker has had an amazingly prolific career and his optimism is contagious.

At the moment he doesn’t have any U.S. tour plans for this year.


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