ISSUE #70 / August 1, 2019


Bad Form

A head-nodding melody, nonchalant vocals, and a serious attitude in the lyrics, an all-around great jam. Hailing from Chicago, garage punk band Ganser is not messing around with their new tune, “Bad Form.”  


Ganser will be at Riot Fest, performing on Sunday. Single day tickets start at $50.


Audio Tree Live

Thrashing guitar riffs, alongside screaming lyrics, Chicago hardcore punk band C.H.E.W. release a live session courtesy of Audiotree.  The hardcore outfit gives full-blown attitude and balls-to-the-wall sound that would cause any listener to crank it up to 11. 


C.H.E.W. will be at Sleeping Village on Aug 27th. Tickets are $5.


Ty Segall
Ice Plant

Another killer single from the professor of rock, Ty Segall’s new record First Taste set to drop this Friday!


Aaron Lee Tasjan
My Whole Life Is Over (All Over Again) / Heart Slows Down

A few tunes off the Nashville crooners’ reimagined version of last year’s excellent Karma For Cheap. Working with a stripped-down pallette, Aaron Lee Tasjan explores his softer side with piano version of “My Whole Life Is Over(All Over Again)” and acoustic “Heart Slows Down.” The whole Karma For Cheap: Reincarnated is due August 30th.

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Tropical Fuck Storm
Who’s My Eugene

Each single from Tropical Fuck Storm’s new record Braindrops gets us more and more pumped for its August 23rd release date! 

TFS will be at Empty Bottle on September 14th. Tix are $15.


The 1975
The 1975

Teaming up with 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, the popular English act, The 1975 has made their stance on climate change clear: “The 1975” is an intense call to action. 

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DJ Shadow
Rocket Fuel (feat. De La Soul)

Josh Davis returns with this burner featuring the legends De La Soul. DJ Shadow is the best at what he does, and “Rocket Fuel” is proof.

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Annabelle Chairlegs
Candy Apple Red

From the intense and gritty vocals of Lindsey Macin, to the retro inspired guitars and drums, Annabelle Chairlegs’ “Candy Apple Red” was an inspiration plucked from rock and roll’s past and placed into present time.  This fun track makes you want to get up, jump around, and dance. 



Living With the Low

Punk’s not dead, and Philly crew Merit gives plenty of evidence with Living With the Low.