WHAT WE’VE BEEN JAMMING TO
ISSUE #51 / march 14, 2019
metood: a benefit for Resilience EP
A timely EP from Danielle Sines, aka Impulsive Hearts, a local indie singer songwriter with a lot on her mind. Resilience is an organization dedicated to “empowering survivors” and “ending sexual violence.” All proceeds from this release will go to the organization so get over to band camp and buy the cassette!
There was a release party at The Empty Bottle last Thursday, but you can catch Impulsive Hearts downstairs at the Subterranean on March 20th opening for Art. Tix are $8.
You can catch the guitar master at The Hideout on March 29th for his record release. Tix are only $10!
The eight minute plus closer to the Chicago noise rock experimenter’s new record Lifelike, set to drop March 29th. Their much-anticipated follow up to last year’s excellent Negative Houses.
You can catch them opening for Drab Majesty at The Garfield Park Conservatory on May 17th. Tix are $25.
The Burlington is hosting Totally St. Paddy’s Fest this Saturday, March 16th with CCS favs Bleach Party, Pylons, and of course Totally Cashed and much more. The festivities kick off at 4PM and it’s only $15!
Currently gearing up for short Euro run, she doesn't have any Chicago dates any time soon.
They are on the bill for Saturday of Pitchfork. Tix are on sale now $175 for three day and $75 a day.
Nick Murphy / Chet Faker
Singer-songwriter Nick Murphy (formerly known as Chet Faker) released a new song, “Sanity,” as a teaser to fans who are patiently anticipating his new album, Run Fast Sleep Naked. Like in Murphy’s other songs, his soulful vocals manage to blend in while standing out in both the high beat melodies such as “Sanity” and slower tempo songs like those about love or sadness. Mixing a piano and an upbeat pop tune, “Sanity” is a sample of what is coming in Murphy’s new album and is exactly what fans expect from the former Chet Faker.
Nick Murphy will be at the Metro on May 29th, tickets are $31 ($36-day of).
Keep Walking! EP
This Cambridge, UK born six-piece is completely infectious, producing sing-along indie rock with big time production. Keep Walking! might be the best debut so far this year.
They don’t have any Stateside dates as of now.
I Can Fool Anybody In This Town EP
Straight from the L.A. alternative scene these teens have released a hard rocking debut EP. I Can Fool Anybody In This Town shows tremendous promise for such a young band.
Maybe we’ll see these guys in a few years when they can actually play bars!
CRY 4 HELP EP
Seventeen minutes, that is all hip hop singer Kari Faux wants from her listeners. Seventeen minutes to take a dive into her life, tribulations, and emotional traumas that are all packed into her 5-track EP: CRY 4 HELP. Releasing her single, “LEAVE ME ALONE,” weeks before the EP release, Faux foreshadowed her emotional capability within her lyrics and the underlying theme. From songs about addiction, fake friends, and a miscarriage at 15, these are a very raw and emotional seventeen minutes that Faux has gifted to listeners, provided with a slower and serious hip pop and R&B melody.
No upcoming tour for the artist. Hopefully she will be in Chicago this summer.
They were just at The Hideout last month. We don’t expect them back till late summer.
They were just here last month at Lincoln Hall, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see them appear on the Lolla bill soon.
The first taste of the Detroit rockers next record No Passion All Technique, set to drop May 3rd. Protomartyr have been dusting up clubs since 2011 and their all-in brand of rock leaves no prisoners.
Currently they have no tour dates on the books, but we’re sure that will change as soon as this bad boy sees the light of day.
They don’t have any Chicago dates any time soon.