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The Legandary Pink Dots release album number 39 Angel In The Detail, while announcing 40th anniversary tour dates
On September 27, the pairing of Peter Yates and RISE release the Ep Splinters, the result of two visionary talents colliding on an artistic plane
Swedish outfit In Deed present an expanded edition of their 2017 Everest album, a playful and well executed album, with a sharpness which showcases the very chemistry within the band.
Premier punk rock festival Riot Fest returned to Chicago for its 15th anniversary. Coverage of Day 3 includes Guided By Voices, the B-52s, Patti Smith, Nick Lowe, the Raconteurs, unlikely mosh pit instigators the Village People, and more.
On October 4, Super Marine, a very interesting band, release a very interesting debut single in “Decadent Flowers”.
The Grief Brothers release Thirty Five Years On Woodfield Street, the exceptionally executed sound of working mans music, dug straight from the soul.
This coming Friday, September 20, Crooked Ghost unleash their latest Ep, Colors Bleed
On November 1st, the classic Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones gets the lavish anniversary treatment. Writer Kevin Burke discusses the box set release, both the good and bad points respectively.
The Hangabouts return with a reminder of how Detroit still produces bands of vivacious brilliance with the digital release of “Who Wants Cilla?“ b/w “Mrs. Greene”.
Released today, September 13, Grip-Like Vice present “Feign Martyr”, the first preview of their upcoming Place//Circumstance album.
On October 18, David J Haskins of Bauhaus examine his own mortality, his love and influences in Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure,
Armstrong have re-released their 2007 debut Under Blue Skies, whilst they could not improve on the sound they have added eight bonus tracks.
British New Wave icon Adam Ant took fans at the Vic Theatre on a time warp 37 years backward to 1982, performing his top-selling solo album Friend or Foe. [Updated 9/9/2019 with approved photos.]
In October, *The Black Watch release the “Crying All The Time!” Ep, a limited seven-inch vinyl containing the title track and two more effervescent numbers.
On September 13, Alice Cooper is due to release a tribute to the heyday of Detroit Rock in the Breadcrumbs Ep
The Cure delivered a celebratory performance at the Pasadena Daydream Festival last weekend, along with stand-out sets from Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses and The Joy Formidable.
The Waterboys release the “Out Of All This Blue” Ep, the compassionate standout number from Where The Action Is deserves a pedestal such as this.
Iwan Gronow, bassist for Johnny Marr, is set to release a digital single, “In The Mire” on September 13th.
My Life Story return with World Citizen, ten-tracks which show a maturity, also containing a nod to past glories.
This October 11, Rhino will release Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-1979 box set, a celebration of Factory Records including the first 10 Fact releases
With standouts including “Selling the Drama,” “I Alone,” and circle-of-life ode “Lightning Crashes,” Throwing Copper struck platinum in the space between alternative rock and grunge. This anniversary reissue includes includes Live’s landmark set before 200,000 people at Woodstock ’94.
Melina Duterte frets over friends and lovers on a bedroom-pop masterpiece.
Pennsylvania’s Stargazer Lilies return faithfully with a new single and news of a new album.
Los Angeles’ all-encompassing rock’n’roll legends Redd Kross deliver another timeless gem on Merge Records.
After forty-years, Cabaret Voltaire release Chance Versus Causality, an album of electronic magnificence.
Mark Knopfler has consistently defied the conventional definitions of guitar hero and rock star – while earning his reputation at the top of the heap. Knopfler brought worthy new songs from Down the Road Wherever to Chicago.
Drowning Effect comes out as a stunningly strident and original debut in an already overcrowded genre.
The next long-player by The Blackheart Orchestra titled Mesmeranto drops to earth 11th of October. Already the temperature gauges for the ultra prowess are hitting a high.
As The Awakening release a new video and single “Back To Wonderland”, vocalist Ashton Nyte commences a tour across Europe.
Michael Ciravolo’s Beauty In Chaos return with a new video featuring Rolan Bolan and Wayne Hussey.
The Squeeze Songbook Tour date celebrated the band’s 45th anniversary and a rich back catalog that long ago earned appellations naming the songwriting engine of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook as the Lennon and McCartney of their generation. It’s a heavy crown for any songwriters to bear, but Difford and Tilbrook have done their best to keep it gleaming.
Olivia Rose taps into dark places of the soul with well-tuned empathy.
This October 8th sees the release of Girl To City:A Memoir, the autobiography of cult icon Amy Rigby.
The Damned announce a questionable compilation in Black Is The Night ; The Definive Anthology
New outfit Killing Eve, the latest project by Andy Cousin and Anne Marie Hurst , present a Demo Ep along with interest of what is to come.
Death Valley Girls return with a new single of incendiary ear candy in “Dream Cleaver”.
New Model Army unleash album number 15, From Here, an album of ideas, executed beautifully.
Klammer give an insight to the future with the release of “Being Boiled”
The production could use a little more polishing, but over all Goat Life Vol. 1 shows a duo that easily could ascend to the ranks of similar artists like Drake with more time.
The impeccable groove carries forth with a lesson in the sovereignty of instrumental funk-bent Soul.
With minimal purple and pink hues lighting the stage, the camp fire-esque performance was all about the music (well, and Beam’s award-worthy beard) and the gentle sparks that crackle and pop between mutually admiring musicians.
Today, August 23, pre-order begins for the upcoming single by the band to watch, The K’s and their incendiary “Aurora”.
One of the world’s premiere heavy metal bands of the 20th century, British powerhouse Iron Maiden continue to be a force in the new millennium. The sextet returned to the Chicago area on Thursday, bringing its “Legacy of the Beast” tour with dazzling spectacle, virtuoso playing, and relentless energy.
London-based electronic pioneers Rude Audio have just released their debut album Street Light Interference, a release which is both blissful and atmospheric
Ride return, delivering their sixth album, and second since their 2014 reunion, This Is Not a Safe Place at times surpasses their previous release.
Mike Peters has written anthems to match the best of them, and the Alarm’s recent output and performances suggest more rousing sessions to come.
Kids from ages one to at least 53 will welcome these utterly charming companion albums featuring Fred Rogers’ gentle truths and Johnny Costa’s sometimes-mellow, sometimes-stunning jazz piano.
The Stray Cats revived rockabilly for generations of music fans in the ’80s, and the trio’s own songs continue to resonate. The band has returned with worthy new material from its 40th anniversary album.