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Old Joy Hits DIY Scene with New Sound

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Old Joy Hits DIY Scene with New Sound

Alex ReindlPhoto courtesy of the artist Alex Reindl isn’t shy about his tumultuous past; he credits this turmoil as a driving force in much of his music. His latest project, Old Joy, is a deeply personal reflection on what he has been through and how it has shaped his musical prowess. An incomplete timeline of Reindl’s life includes time spent in jail and the loss of a close friend, events that form the undercurrent of his painful and raw ballads such as “I Miss My Friend” and “Buprenorphine Blues.” While Reindl’s unsteady past strongly influences his creative endeavors, the achievements...

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YAWN - "HUM" Music Video Premiere

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YAWN - "HUM" Music Video Premiere

From Chicago's own YAWN comes the official music video for "HUM." Packed with visual stimuli, the video features underwater sea life, guitars drenched in paint, and unsettling closeups of the YAWN boys. It’s a four-minute hallucination offset by angelic, high-pitched vocals in this sweet psych ballad. You can even learn all the words for tonight’s show at The Empty Bottle by singing along karaoke-style to the scrolling lyrics. Find show details here:YAWN, Sun Cop, Lovejoy, and Twin Peaks DJ SetThe Empty Bottle1035 N. Western Ave.Chicago, IL 60622 9 p.m. / 21+ / $7

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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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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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