Thursday, June 30, 2005
Props to the 'Fork
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
New Releases Tuesday (6/28)
Monday, June 27, 2005
Live Review: Eels (with Strings)@Park West 6/22/05
Friday, June 24, 2005
Forget Oreos, Eat Cool J Cookies...
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Ch'-ching!...Queen of Grime coming to Sonotheque
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Summer has arrived!
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
New Releases Tuesday (6/21)
Monday, June 20, 2005
Live Review: Stephen Malkmus@Metro 6/11/05
Friday, June 17, 2005
A Successor to the 'Bowl?
Bob Mehr from the Reader reports that a new all-ages venue called "The Studio" has opened in Rogers Park in the Heartland Theater space at 7016 N. Glenwood. The performances are being booked by Rose Red Productions, who are trying to fill the void left when the Fireside Bowl kicked out MP Shows last fall in an effort to restore the venue back into a legitimate bowling facility. Here's more from Rose Red's website:
For the next few months, Rose Red Productions will be leasing the Heartland Theatre in Rogers Park. Our main focus of this project is to bring back an all ages live music venue within the city that the Fireside Bowl once filled within the local scene. In doing so, we want to hold strongly on the D.I.Y. mentality. With your support, we want to bring parties back to shows and the kids back to shows. So let's make this happen Chicago!
(For booking inquiries e-mail email@example.com)
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Gorillaz tour the Midwest!
Well, sort of...
Animated supergroup Gorillaz are currently on the Midwest leg of their "Demon Detour 2005," a nationwide promo tour making stops at alternative radio stations across the country. On Friday, they'll be making a stop in the 'Nati on to visit nationwide on-line favorite WOXY.com and next Monday (6/2) they'll even be stopping by Chicago's very own Q-101 to chat it up with Mancow. (that should be interesting?!?) However, I wouldn't wait outside the Merchandise Mart on Monday morning, hoping to get a glimpse of Damon Albarn or Danger Mouse darting out of the Q-101 studios. It seems that as cartoons, the Gorillaz are able to make "virtual" appearances at all the stations...
Flush with the news of the highest Billboard 200 debut of its short career, animated U.K. act Gorillaz has confirmed details for an innovative virtual U.S. tour. Unique performances will be streamed via the Web sites of radio stations across the country, beginning June 6 at Seattle's KNDD. Through June 21, the Demon Detour will "visit" the sites of 39 U.S. radio stations, and two national broadcasts, one via radio host Mancow's syndicated show and the other via Sirius Satellite Radio's Alt-Nation channel.
Here's more from UK blog Indigo Flow:
The US radio tour will be the animated quartet's most extensive North American trek ever, taking Noodle, Murdoc, 2D and Russel to over 40 stations in cities across the continental US, including SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Continued Murdoc: "Hey. It's not enough that we've just recorded and released the defining album of the century, now we've gotta go tell the world about it! So, for this reason we've decided to do a tour of radio stations right round the States. We're gonna play some live songs, maybe talk a little about the album, crack some jokes. A kind of... press junket. You know, doing a tour like this is a little like running for office, campaigning for the listener's vote. Although in this case I think it's a little er... like bringing the mountain to Mohammed. I mean, we've just released a CD with 15 fucking good reasons to vote Gorillaz, so if that ain't enough you're probably not the type of fan we should be after anyway. But, y'know, if you do need to be spoon-fed any further reasons, tune your radio in and if you're lucky you might just catch a dose of Gorillaz live in the studio."
Upcoming Demon Detour Dates:WGRD GRAND RAPIDS 17-Jun WWCD COLUMBUS 17-Jun WBUZ NASHVILLE 18-Jun KPNT ST. LOUIS 18-Jun KRBZ KANSAS CITY 18-Jun WLUM MILWAUKEE 19-Jun Q101/Mancow 20-Jun Q101 CHICAGO 21-Jun WMAD MADISON 21-Jun
Real Video: "Feel Good Inc."
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Live Review: Death From Above 1979 w/David Cross (DJ Sets)@Sonotheque 6/10/05
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
New Releases Tuesday (6/14)
Monday, June 13, 2005
Photoblog review: Caribou@the Empty Bottle, 6/7/05
Friday, June 10, 2005
Double Door settlement reached!
RFC Interview - Coltrane Motion
Thursday, June 09, 2005
Concert Preview: The Futureheads@Metro 6/10/05
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Trouble Brewing in Liquor Park (Part 2)
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
New Releases Tuesday (6/7)
Monday, June 06, 2005
Photoblog review: Architecture in Helsinki@Schubas 6/4/05
Newly updated on the RFC Live Photo Archive are pictures from Saturday night's Architecture in Helsinki show at Schubas. Here's what RFC chief image coordinator Nicole Chavas had to say about the show on her blog, The Perfect Face For Radio:
Architecture in Helsinki could rival Mates of State for Cutest Band Ever. The Australian eight-piece flooded the small Schubas stage with their myriad of instruments, including two keyboards, two trombones, a tuba, a trumpet, a flute, clarinet, recorder, and various noisemakers/shakers (including a severed hand multi-instrumentalist Gus Franklin kept waving around) in addition to the traditional drums/bass/guitar, and every member played at least three of the aforementioned instruments. Their set consisted almost entirely of songs from their new album, In Case We Die, with the exception of the single "Owls Go" from their debut album Fingers Crossed. That was fine with me, since In Case We Die is a better album overall (and "Owls Go" is the best song on Fingers Crossed).
They all danced around and acted generally oddly for their hour on stage, and it was just so adorable I thought I was going to drown in their cuteness. I mean, one of them is named Gus, for goodness sake. In between songs they told silly jokes in their Australian accents- funny how everything is funnier in an accent. Show closer "Do the Whirlwind" was the highlight, as they sort of "jammed" it out, as much as indie-pop bands can jam, that is (i.e. a four minute song instead of two minutes!).
Check out the pictures of the show here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rfc/