In an effort to post more regularly to this site I figured I’d start collecting links to free, free/donation and cheap album deals that go missed by many. Suffice to say, I will like everything I post here so you should too.
In the saddest news of all, this local Chicago band has apparently played their last show. Seriously, of all these bands no one ever hears about I believed they had the most potential and now it’s all gone. Truly a dark day in my book. Made all the worse by the final show they put on at some hipster dive bar in the middle of the city which was nothing but rock, punk rock, and silly string. It was every bit worth the trip.
So, in honor of their passing, they released this little EP on SoundCloud and it sounds nothing like them live. It’s slow, melodic and almost purposeful and it shows the other side of this band and it’s a side they did equally as well. It won’t cost you a cent and it’s better than a lot of the crap you’re being charged for. Download it in memoriam.
Happy new year!
Once again the year turns to that magical day where no one has to be who they and can instead be whatever weird creature they want whilst drinking and partying and making mistakes they don’t have to care about because they are someone else for the night. It’s almost here…
Unfortunately Halloween does not fall on a Saturday this year but at least the one before the big day has a great, pub-based event to make you forget about that fact; Under the Covers and Screaming 7!
Once again (For the 7th year in a row? Really?) Chicago St. Pub in Joliet, IL hosts the best and certainly most fun local music costume bash in the area. And, even after all these years of bands covering bands, all the good ones haven’t been taken yet, as evident by this years lineup.
Seven dollars at 7:30 on Saturday, October 27th gets you in for rock, roll, booze, fun and even a costume contest. Trick or treating for adults at its finest.
If you’re in the area, please, come support local music.
To encourage those of you in the area more, here’s John Condron and the Benefit covering The Cars Moving in Stereo from a couple years ago:
Free Album: Muncie Girls - Revolution Summer
Always out to prove that some free music should really be paid for I give you Revolution Summer by Muncie Girls. Graciously provided by If You Make It, this 5-song EP is short and catchy and well worth not only a listen to but a purchase as well. I whole-heartily endorse this band.