Monthly Archives: January 2011

Smith Westerns and I Share the Same Weekend Plans

Many magazines are comparing Chicago’s Smith Westerns to other Chicago juggernauts like Fall Out Boy and Smashing Pumpkins, not in sound but as Chicago bands that rise to world domination. In fact, they sound a little more glam-band. Traces of … Continue reading

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Olafur Arnalds: He’s From Iceland, That One

A recording that I am really enjoying during these winter months is that of … And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness (2010) by Olafur Arnalds. He is an Icelandic musician that is coming to perform in Chicago at … Continue reading

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10 Bands That Need To Reunite In 2011 (#5-1)

Here is the complete list from 10 to 1 on Bands That Need To Reunite in 2011. Reunion tours are working out pretty well. The Stooges have been successful twice. The Pixies, Gang of Four, Pavement, Buzzcocks, My Bloody Valentine, … Continue reading

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10 Bands That Need To Reunite In 2011 (#10-6)

Here is the complete list from 10 to 1 on Bands That Need To Reunite in 2011.  Reunion tours are working out pretty well.   The Stooges have been successful twice.  The Pixies, Gang of Four, Pavement, Buzzcocks, My Bloody Valentine, … Continue reading

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