ISSUE #46 / February 7, 2019
THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES:
The Western Den / A Light Left On / AntiFragile
The big folk rock sounds of The Western Den are on full display on full length debut A Light Left On. The Boston duo’s songwriting chops have tremendous upside and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for the future.
They are coming to The Red Room, one of Chicago’s many DIY spaces. DM through facebook for address.
Calva Louise / Rhinoceros / Modern Sky
Blank Range / In Unison / Sturdy Girls
Lou Doillon / Soliloquy / Barclay
Lou Doillon is a French/British musician, actress, model and artist is a quadruple threat whose beauty is only overshadowed by her talent. Continuing her folk tinged pop style, Soliloquy balances intimate moments with large scale pop brilliance.
It seems she may be swinging through the U.S. this summer. Be on the lookout.
Masaki Batoh / Nowhere / Drag City
Laure Briard / Un peu plus d'amour s'il vous plaît / Midnight Special
A loungy feeling effort from French artist Laure Briard comes on the heels of her Portuguese language EP Coração Louco. Pop single “Kooky Sun” breathes fresh air into this genre jumping record that was written with a quite a few collaborators.
No stateside plans are on the horizon for this talented French musician.
Mörglbl / The Story Of Scott Rötti / Mörglbl , The Laser’s Edge
Yamila / Iras Fajro / Forbidden Colours
Yamila is a Spanish composer, cellist, producer, and singer who produces provocative compositions that speak to the gut. Iras Fajro is her debut full length and if it doesn’t catch ears of all the experimental musicians out there, they just aren’t listening.
She has no tour dates as of now.
Deep State / The Path to Fast Oblivion / Friendship Fever
Finlay Shakespeare / Domestic Economy / Editions Mego
Patrick Damphier / Say I’m Pretty / yk
The debut full length from this L.A. based singer/songwriter is full of pop potential. His guitar based tunes fill Say I’m Pretty with anthemic glory. Kick back with a beer and pretend you’re in sunny southern cali on a chilly February evening.
He has no tour dates planned.
Yurgen Blackrok / Anima Mysterium / I.O.T
Her debut Return of the Astro-Goth caught the attention of hip hop-heads all over the world and her return Anima Mysterium comes six year later. It’s just as awesome as her previous work. The South African MC has outdone herself. So far it’s our pick for the best hip-hop record of the year.
No tour plans for her at the moment.
Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedro Martinez / Duologue / Mack Avenue
Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedro Martinez are coming to the Symphony Center on March 8th in support of Paquito D’Rivera Quintet. Tix are $28 - 89.
other notable releases
Astronoid is coming to The Turner Hall Ballroom at The Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee on February 21st, opening for Between The Buried And Me. Tix are $25.
Brood are visiting The Metro on April 10th. Tix are $25 ($30 day of).
She is bringing her talents to Schubas on March 11th. Tix are $15.
She was just in Chicago at Lincoln Hall last Friday. We expect a Lolla slot given this records excellence.
Thalia Hall is hosting a two night run on February 16th and 17th. 16th is Sold Out. Tix for 17th are $26.