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Weird Song of the Week: Exeunt

Weird Song of the Week: Exeunt

A weekly dose of weird, "WeIrD SoNg Of ThE WeEk" presents you with Chicago's strangest, wonkiest, noisiest, most fun, intergalactic, icky, gooey songs one week at a time. Photo Courtesy of the Artists Exeunt? Who are they? Where are they from? What we know: the mysterious group hails from Finland and has been popping up around the Chicago DIY scene lately playing shows at Charm School, The Observatory, and Subterranean among other venues; their faces concealed by masks, balaclavas, and electric-blue Morph Suits. Their music is disturbing, distorted, loud, and thoughtful. It is not beautiful music, it is the kind...

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Pixel Grip: Exclusive Interview and Single Premiere

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Pixel Grip: Exclusive Interview and Single Premiere

Photo: Jim Jam Pixel Grip, the self-described goth-disco project of Jon T. Freud and Rita Lukea, was formed with the idea to create dance music inspired by the sounds of their youth. Rita and Jon met during high school in Crystal Lake, a suburb 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. “I heard Rita’s voice, and I knew I had to work with her on something,” Jon said. “Jon and me are little rave rats,” Rita said. “I grew up listening to Daft Punk and French Electronica, and it seemed fitting to make dance music in Chicago, the birthplace of House. I'd say our biggest influences are...

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WeIrD sOnG oF tHe WeEk 5.15.17

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WeIrD sOnG oF tHe WeEk 5.15.17

Photograph courtesy of the artists A weekly dose of weird, "WeIrD SoNg Of ThE WeEk" presents you with Chicago's strangest, wonkiest, noisiest, most fun, intergalactic, icky, gooey songs one week at a time.                   This week’s WeIrD sOnG oF tHe WeEk is brought to you by Boy Language, the side project of songwriters Joey Lucente and Joshua Grimes. By day, Joey and Joshua are members of the bands Wisconsin and Party Jacket respectively, but come night, Boy Language comes out to play. The “hawt duo” (Joey’s words) fused both of their love for...

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WeIrD sOnG oF tHe WeEk 5.8.17

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WeIrD sOnG oF tHe WeEk 5.8.17

A weekly dose of weird, "WeIrD SoNg Of ThE WeEk" presents you with Chicago's strangest, wonkiest, noisiest, most fun, intergalactic, icky, gooey songs one week at a time.  Photograph by Marissa KM This week's song is BLØØDH¥PE from Bloodhype's 11-track space trip of an album, After Dinner Mints.  Bloodhype is the project of Ohio transplant Maureen Neer. Started in Athens, Ohio, under what Neer details as "a disco ball and psychoactive dissociative substances," Bloodhype is her "end-of-the-night project," one that she quietly constructs in her bedroom to satisfy her warped brain. According to Neer, it is a fluid, ever-changing project that includes the collaboration of other...

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Sun Cop Album Release Show 4.28.17

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Sun Cop Album Release Show 4.28.17

Here is a collection of photos from the release show on April 28, 2017, for Sun Cop's debut album When You Hear The Drum You May Speak. Vinyl pre-orders are still up and will ship out mid-June. All photos taken by Diana Bowden and Alex Manley. BUNNY (A. Manley) BUNNY MERCH (D. Bowden)   MERCH MOM DIANA (A. Manley) FAR OUT CHERRY MAN (A. Manley) PAUL CHERRY BAND (D. Bowden) MARK of SUZIE (D. Bowden) SUZIE (D. Bowden) ANDREW, SUN COP (A. Manley) SUN COP (D. Bowden) JOSH, SUN COP (D. Bowden)Listen to Sun Cop! Listen to Suzie! Listen to Paul Cherry! Listen to Bunny!  ...

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