RSVP for Schubas Fourth Annual Pig, Swig, & Record Dig

Fourth Annual Pig, Swig, & Record Dig

~ VINYL ~ RAFFLES ~ $2 REVOLUTION BREW ~ PORK ~

Schubas does a lot more than just come up with clever rhyming cool things to do. Schubas brings some of the biggest talent to Chicago and has them perform in a ridiculously small room. The artist win by being so close to their fans and I think you can see how you as a fan win in this situation as well. Help them support LakeView Pantry and get some good grub and records. You own a record player, right?

On Saturday, September 20th, Schubas will host our fourth annual Pig, Swig & Record Dig. Browse a massive selection of new and vintage LPs from Chicago’s most trusted record labels and stores, while enjoying the smell of crackling pork skin from the suckling pig roasting outside and drinking discounted beverages from Revolution Brewing

Vendors: Crate Dig

Reckless Records / Permanent Records Chicago /Village Records / HoZac RecordsThrill Jockey RecordsImmune Recordings / Beverly RecordssakiDusty Groove / Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records / Aadam Jacobs / Matt Sohn / Rob Gillis + more to come!


Featured Swig by Revolution Brewing:
+ Anti-Hero IPA Draft $2
+ Oktoberfest Can $2
+ Bottom Up Wit Can $2

Pig: Pigs have so many tasty bits that it is cray-cray

We’ll also be raffling off tons of cool stuff throughout the day, including autographed screen prints, gift certificates, prizes from our vendors, and a grand prize package featuring a pair of five-day festival passes to Tomorrow Never Knows 2015. All the proceeds from the raffle benefit Lakeview Pantry.

We’ll also be featuring the “Cans For A Can” Drive: Bring in some canned goods for Lakeview Pantry and your first Revolution beer is on us!

Things kick off at 12 PM and run until 4PM. Admission is free!

RSVP on Facebook

Check out the listing for more info: www.schubas.com/Shows/09-20-2014+Pig+Swig+and+Record+Dig

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I’m going to get lost in the Strand of Oaks

Sometimes you have to go to darkest of places to see the brightest light.

While getting lost in the Strand of Oaks’ new album, I may even HEAL.  HEAL is the new album from Strand of Oaks and it is a deep feeling piece of human healing.  I love the review of Strand of Oaks’ show here in Chicago Sunday night by Chicagoist.  The fact that the show ended with lead Strand, Mr. Showalter, giving out “free hugs” as he made his way from the stage is perfect.

Learn more about Strand of Oaks on NPR

 

Buy on iTunes

 

 

 

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Johnny “Money Money” Marr

 

This is a great new track from Johnny Marr. Every day I find my self loving Johnny Marr more and disliking Morrissey more and more. I know you can be in both camps and I enjoyed the Morrissey concert that he didn’t cancel on me, but seriously I am really starting to think that Morrissey is not a very nice person.

I tried reading the Morrissey biography but started feeling he is not a very nice person and stopped reading.  To all the people that bought tickets for his multiple tours that he continues to cancel he is not a very nice person.  Morrissey is the person that wrote the lyrics “Some girl’s mothers are bigger than other girl’s mothers” over some of the most beautiful Johnny Marr guitar work every created, is not a very nice person.  Morrissey, the not very nice person, wrote that The Ramones are Rubbish. What an ass.

Morrissey’s musical critique of the 1st Ramones album upon release

GOD BLESS JOHNNY “CUSS” MARR.

Not only did Johnny Marr write the beautiful music of The Smiths he continues with great tunes like this one which will land on his forthcoming album titled PLAYLAND.

Johnny Marr’s upwards trajectory continues unabated with the release of his second solo album ‘Playland’ which is out on October 6th on Warners. Work on ‘Playland’ commenced in London in the Spring as soon as the year of touring in support of ‘The Messenger’ came to a close. It finds Marr continuing the creative connection that was forged on ‘The Messenger’ with collaborator and co-producer Doviak as well as the other musicians who performed on the album and accompanying tour.

As Johnny states: “When The Messenger came out I kept on writing. I liked that the band had a momentum going on tour and a connection with the audience, and I thought that energy would be good to capture on the new record.”

Written around a common theme of “songs that move at the speed of life,” ‘Playland’ captures much of the spirit that made ‘The Messenger’ so memorable with energetic, post-punk songwriting complemented by Johnny Marr’s characteristic guitar style, thought-provoking lyrical ideas and poised vocal phrasing. “It’s important to sound like your environment and on this record that’s London and Manchester,” he adds. “The feeling of the cities and the people make it into the music.

The title ‘Playland’ is inspired by ‘Homo ludens’, a 1938 book by the highly influential Dutch cultural theorist Johan Huizinga which explores the concept of play as a precursor and principal element of cultural development.

Preorder Amazon

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PLAYLAND Released on CD, vinyl and digital formats, on tracklisting is:

Back In The Box
Easy Money
Dynamo
Candidate
25 Hours
The Trap
Playland
Speak Out Reach Out
Boys Get Straight
This Tension
Little King

Terrible lyrics but incredible Johnny Marr guitar.

 

johnny marr photo from his facebook page.

Ramones article reprinted by www.deathandtaxesmag.com

 

 

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Black Rivers new video for “The Ship”

Early this year we highly recommended Jimi Goodwin’s album Odludek.  Jimi is the excellent vocalist in Doves.  I have been enjoying it’s eclectic sounds for months.  Now the other two Doves, Jez and Andy Williams on guitars, vocals, and drums, are set to release their own music under the name Black Rivers.  It’s not out until next year but Spool Going Round has your exclusive access to their download and new video.

“Some bands are rooted in the reality of the here and now, I suppose we’ve always been about escapism: searching for something. That’s the link, but I wouldn’t want to think we sound too much like Doves. The exciting thing about Black Rivers is that we had the freedom to go wherever we wanted.”
Jez Williams.

Click here —->>>If you give them your EMAIL they will give you this song for free.

The album is being finished for release early next year. In the meantime if you want to keep up to date with all the latest news from Black Rivers please sign up here.

 

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Oasis Falling Down for over 20 minutes

Sometimes I get bored with the internet. Seen it, done that. I had heard about this Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble remix by Amorphous Androgynous years back. When ever I was in a record shop I would look in the vinyl and CD’s for this rare mix but never found it. I looked on ebay and other websites and either I couldn’t find it or the price was ridiculously high.  I even swear at some point I looked at youtube but either my search wasn’t right or this beauty wasn’t posted at the time.

Here to save the magic of the internet is Youtube music lover Adrian Roken.   Thinking about this song again the other day I went back to the internet to search for it and Adrian has posted this gem.

Over 20 minutes of Oasis -Falling Down with all the great trippy bits.  Please get comfortable and press play it is well worth the journey.

You can purchase the original 4 minute version on DIG OUT YOUR SOUL

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Nick Menza’s Drumming Lights Up the Sky

Nick Menza, former drummer of Megadeth, captured some video of interesting lights in the sky.  He has been a believer of UFO’s for some time.  He also has a book coming out so does that make this video less believable?  You be the judge.


The times they are a changing…

And when he’s not lighting up the sky, he is drumming.

 

and writing a book

MegaLife Memoir

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1 Doves = 2 New Bands

Early this year we highly recommended Jimi Goodwin’s album Odludek.  Jimi is the excellent vocalist in Doves.  I have been enjoying it’s eclectic sounds for months.  Now the other two Doves, Jez and Andy Williams on guitars, vocals, and drums, are set to release their own music under the name Black Rivers.  It’s not out until next year but Spool Going Round has your exclusive access to their download.

Click here —->>>If you give them your EMAIL they will give you this song for free.

The album is being finished for release early next year. In the meantime if you want to keep up to date with all the latest news from Black Rivers please sign up here. We promise we won’t spam you.

“Some bands are rooted in the reality of the here and now, I suppose we’ve always been about escapism: searching for something. That’s the link, but I wouldn’t want to think we sound too much like Doves. The exciting thing about Black Rivers is that we had the freedom to go wherever we wanted.”
Jez Williams.

 

 

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Jack White live tonight online or on radio

Thanks to WXRT, one of the best radio stations still broadcasting in this country, they are streaming Jack White’s performance live from Chicago Theatre at 9 pm CST.

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Listen live here

I am not loving the Cubs this year either

Jack White Cubs Memes Are The New Grumpy Cat Memes

Jack White at Wrigley Field “enjoying” a Cubs game.

 

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The Raveonettes Rave on

New Music from Danish rockers The Raveonettes has been let loose. A full length dropped today and a sizable tour this fall. They continue to amaze me because with their “sound” being somewhat limiting at first listen they continue to keep it fresh seven records in. Always enjoyable they are coming to Double Door on September 26th.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

On Thursday Sune will be holding a Facebook Q&A, answering questions about the new album (and near drowning experience that inspired it) over on The Raveonettes Facebook Page at 12PM PST / 3PM EST / 8PM BST. Just head over at those times to join in!

Sep 22 Bimbo’s 365 Club San Francisco, CA
Sep 23 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
Sep 24 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Sep 26 Double Door Chicago, IL
Sep 27 Midpoint Music Festival
Sep 29 & 30 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Oct 01 Black Cat Washington, DC

 

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Will Johnny Marr experience the sophomore slump?

We will be able to find out on October 7th if Johnny Marr has hit his sophomore slump. I actually think he needed to get that first album out of the way (the freshman fence?) so that he could really grow. It is pretty obvious by the short time it has taken him to complete his second release that he is having a creative peak. Really he was always creative even though his band choices were not that great, he still allowed himself to have new experiences as a musician.

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As time goes on I really relate to Johnny and am starting to see Morrissey for the not so perfect human being that he is.  The dream of The Smiths reunion starts to seem more and more silly.  Now if I had a time machine would I go back to the early days and catch that young hungry band The Smiths trying to win over the audience in a small club, OH YEAH!

Here is the press release and links to pre-orders.

Johnny Marr has announced the release date for his second solo album “Playland,”which is set for release on October 7 via Warner Music Group, and available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon. Last year, the legendary guitarist for The Smiths enjoyed a monumental start to his solo career with an abundance of critical acclaim (including the honor of being named NME’s ‘Godlike Genius’) for his Top 10 debut solo album “The Messenger.” Meanwhile, his shows were celebrated for his ability to combine the best of his new material with select highlights from The Smiths, plus others from his extensive back catalog.

 Johnny Marr’s upward trajectory continues unabated with the release of “Playland.” Work on the album commenced in London in spring 2014 as soon as the year of touring in support of ‘The Messenger’ came to a close. It finds Marr continuing the creative connection that was forged on ‘The Messenger’ with collaborator and co-producer Doviak, as well as the other musicians who performed on the album and accompanying tour.

 As Johnny states,“When ‘The Messenger’ came out I kept on writing. I liked that the band had a momentum going on tour and a connection with the audience, and I thought that energy would be good to capture on the new record.”

 Written around a common theme of “songs that move at the speed of life,” ‘Playland’ captures much of the spirit that made ‘The Messenger’ so memorable with energetic, post-punk songwriting complemented by Johnny Marr’s characteristic guitar style, thought-provoking lyrical ideas and poised vocal phrasing. “It’s important to sound like your environment and on this record that’s London and Manchester,” he adds. “The feeling of the cities and the people make it into the music.”

 The title “Playland” is inspired by Homo Ludens, a 1938 book by the highly influential Dutch cultural theorist Johan Huizinga, which explores the concept of play as a precursor and principal element of cultural development.

“Playland” track listing:

1.) Back In The Box

2.) Easy Money

3.) Dynamo

4.) Candidate

5.) 25 Hours

6.) The Trap

7.) Playland

8.) Speak Out Reach Out

9.) Boys Get Straight

10.) This Tension

11.) Little King

A treat while we wait…

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