Liars Club Riot Fest 2017 Chicago afterparty

LIARPALOOZER fest is here! Riot Fest 2017 Chicago afterparty at Liar’s Club Chicago and the two band bill on Sunday Sept. 17th is dope – Daikaiju & Guerilla!

Riot Fest 2017 Chicago afterparty

Daikaiju & Guerilla at Liars Club Riot Fest 2017 Chicago Afterparty

Be there right after the fest! Get there safe and prepare yourself for the party.

Daikaiju – Cock Lobster

Guerilla – DUMB

Stay tuned to We Are The Television!

The Evictions New Album!

The Evictions are a fresh band out of Chicago with members from The Last Vegas, Black Actress, & The Lucks. Their front man, Johnny, also makes some kickass guitar pedals at Daredevil pedals. They’re a three piece garage rock outfit with blazing riffs and scream-a-long chorus hooks; seen sharing bills with Cheetah Chrome and the Sonics.

The Evictions Chicago

The guys just put out a new album and it’s loud, fast, & punk. Ehhh I kinda hesitate to call it punk, but it doesn’t really matter what you want to call it… It’s a rager and some good ass rock n roll! It’s got that raunch to it – a growl out of the vocals that reminds me of The Bronx and a pummeling straight forward backbeat that’s similar to The Lillingtons. Check out their self titled below.

The Evictions

If you missed their album release with Giuda, MAMA, & Stickfight at Chop Shop, then give them a follow on their  Facebook page to find out about their next show!

Poster by Casey Sass

Gallivant, Marmora, Long Live the GOAT, Blunt, & Buried in Yellow @ LiveWire – 9/11/17

Gallivant, Marmora, Long Live the GOAT, Blunt, & Buried in Yellow @ LiveWire - 9/11/17

This September 11th, 2017 we’ll be at LiveWire Chicago for a big lineup of some dope bands. Gallivant, Marmora, Long Live the GOAT, Blunt, & Buried in Yellow will be putting one hell of a show!

All the way from Omaha, Nebraska… Gallivant are some good rock and roll dudes coming to Chicago for a good time. I think they’ll feel right at home at LiveWire Lounge. You guys into midget porn? That has nothing to do with Gallivant.. but I have seen it on the LiveWire TV screens before. They also have this sweet little runway on stage if you feel like struttin’ your stuff during the show. Check out Gallivant!

If your not around Chicago, then maybe you can check them out at one of their other stops on tour? See all Gallivant 2017 tour dates below:

Gallivant 2017 tour

There are a shit ton of great Chicagoland locals on this bill. Take a chance to listen to some of these goodies right here.

Marmora – Criterion

Long Live the GOAT – A Greeting From The Dark King

Blunt – Blunt Live

Buried in Yellow

In the midst of all this rock n’ roll… don’t forget that September 11th will always be a day to remember. Take a chance to commemorate all of the victims that died and the heroes that risked their lives to save others that day – 9/11/01.

In a act of true support and love, Amanda of Buried in Yellow will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this show for people to renew their daca.

RSVP to Gallivant/ Marmora/ Long Live the Goat/ Blunt/ Buried in Yellow and stay tuned to We Are The Television for all your dope ass music needs!!

Red Francis, Flying Potion, & Circleface @ The Burlington – 9/8/17

Red Francis / Flying Potion / Circleface @ The Burlington - 9/8/17

Here we go. All the boys are back for a night of shenanigans at The Burlington Chicago. Red Francis, Circleface, and Flying Potion are all gonna be there. Expect some cooter bong rips and some first class fun. No poor people allowed! Tonight’s gonna be a good night, tonight’s gonna be a good good ni-i-ight. HAHA Black Eyed Peas right? Sooo funny.

Check out the Circleface band boys getting footloose! Hang loose Circleface.

CIRCLEFACE

A band which began with two cousins who wanted to take a light-hearted, studious approach to the Chicago punk-rock scene. Scrutinizing the standards of song structure, time, and rounding it out with a third family member on drums… Circleface’s only goal is to deliver a nutritional, well-balanced breakfast.

RED FRANCIS

Red Francis is a rock n’ roll band based out of Chicago, IL. Between 2010 to 2012, Red Francis frontman, Michael Glader wrote, recorded, and released 2 albums, What’s Left of my Hands & When on High. Michael was joined by long-time friends Alex Fishback (Drums) and Brett Fishback (Bass) in 2014 to create the band’s self-titled third album. Immediately after the release, they toured the midwest, west coast, as well as the south. Since then the trio has not slowed down.

FLYING POTION

Flying Potion began in late 2015, shortly after Jac Cornelius moved from Minneapolis to Chicago. Having spent the previous few years learning to play pedal steel in various country bands, he sought to use the instrument in a different setting and sound. The resonance and layering of sounds that is characteristic of the instrument lend themselves well to the psychedelic rock that Flying Potion makes. His brother (and drummer) Joel, filled up the remaining open positions with friends Ross Tasch (bass) and eventually Drew Suarez (guitar). In late 2017, Flying Potion is planning to release their debut full-length album.

RSVP to Red Francis / Flying Potion / Circleface at The Burlington and stay tuned to We Are The Television for all your basic needs!

Dirt Tusk releases new music video – “Just Like Me” – 9.1.17

Dirt Tusk releases a brand new music video for a new song, ” Just Like Me”. Off the upcoming album “Rotten”.

Dirt Tusk

Dirt Tusk is a two-man, heavy as fuck, ripper of a band… musically and in real life because that is exactly what happens in their new video.

“Just Like Me” is stoner rock jammer shot in the style of a slasher film, with good reason… that is what it is! Creepy demon mother fucker taking prisoners, eating them for dinner. Rob Valdez (guitarist of Guerilla and The Hotones) shot and edited this video. Barrett Guzaldo (engineer at Treehouse Records) recorded the song which will be on their upcoming album “Rotten”.

Finally, here it is …

Dirt Tusk – Just Like Me

Also, you can watch more music video’s on We Are The Television’s Online Music TV.

Red Francis / Zuli (NYC) / Strange Foliage at Emporium Chicago – 8/28/17

Red Francis, Zuli (NYC), and Strange Foliage are playing a FREE SHOW at Chicago’s favorite barcade Emporium Chicago on Monday, 8/28/17. In addition, to some rock music and arcade games,  you can even get a free drink you cheapskate!

red francis

FREE SHOW // 21+ // 1366 N MILWAUKEE AVE

Red Francis
Red Francis is a rock n’ roll band based out of Chicago, IL. Between 2010 to 2012, Red Francis frontman, Michael Glader wrote, recorded, and released 2 albums, What’s Left of my Hands & When on High. In 2014, Michael was joined by long-time friends Alex Fishback (Drums) and Brett Fishback (Bass) to create the band’s self-titled third album. Immediately after the release, they toured the midwest, west coast, as well as the south. Since then the trio has not slowed down. Red Francis is currently working on their 4th album which is expected to come out late in 2017.
http://www.redfrancis.com/

Zuli
“The Artist that’s changing the indie pop game, the five-track compilation is vaguely reminiscent of a trippy, hallucinogen-fueled daydream and tinged with ’70s influences and swaying summer campfire sessions” – NYLON
“On new single “Better All the Time,” the New York native provides an electric three-minute trip into a spaced out fantasy, with a trippy soundscape full of glam rock and psych-pop influences” – SPIN
“Marrying the spaciness of Electric Light Orchestra’s ‘Strange Magic’ and the sunniness of The Beatles’ ‘Getting Better,’ “Better All The Time” by Zuli is a dazzling piece of pop” – The Deli
https://zuli.bandcamp.com/releases

Strange Foliage
http://strangefoliage.bandcamp.com/track/see-is-red

So here is some music from the bands to start rocking before the show.

Red Francis – Fuckin’ Shit

Zuli – Supernatural Voodoo EP

Strange Foliage – See Is Red

Also, Emporium isn’t the only place with classic arcade games. This is the internet you stupid bitch! And We Are The Television, we can do whatever the fuck we want!!! Here is some DIGGER for ya

 

Finally RSVP to the show here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1949411168663924/

And grab a FREE DRINK with this link: http://www.emporiumchicago.com/red-francis-zuli/#source=fbev

Rock n’ Roll Tattoo Pop Up at East Room – 8.16.17

Every month at East Room in Logan Square Chicago there’s a Rock n’ Roll Tattoo Pop Up show. This August show is gonna be a good one!

Rock n' Roll Tattoo Pop Up

East Room, Logan Square Tattoo, Suerte Tequila & Pipeworks present Jams and Jammers! The August show features:

Furr, Long live the GOAT, The New Waste, and Ms. Alex White from White Mystery DJing until 4AM.

Rock n’ Roll Tattoo Pop Up Jams and Jammers Presents:
Furr

Long Live The GOAT

The New Waste

White Mystery is launching the third episode of the first ever rock’n’roll video game fusion live stream show, so check out “White Mystery TV” below at 7pm CST today!

Thom Simon Interview! Catch them in Chicago 7/27/17

Thom Simon Interview

We had the pleasure of doing a Thom Simon interview when we came through Eugene, Oregon a few years ago, check it out below! …better late than never right?

Thom Simon Interview 2015

They’ve gained a member since then and came out with way more music! Check out their latest album below and head over to Thom Simon’s bandcamp for more tunes.

Thom Simon – Misc. Nights

They’ll be in Chicago on Thursday July 27th at Quenchers Saloon with some great bands: The Moses Gun, Nipple, & Roarmen. RSVP to The Moses Gun / Thom Simon / Nipple / Roarmen.

Find out about all the best shows going on in Chicago at We Are a The Television!

 

 

Schubas Chicago – Treehouse Presents Red Francis, Crosstown, and Black Bear Rodeo – 7/26

Treehouse red francis schubas chicago

So Treehouse Records is putting a show at Schubas Chicago with some of Chicago’s finest bands including Red Francis, Crosstown, and Black Bear Rodeo.

Below you can start getting all jacked up for the show with some music and music videos. Red Francis’ music video for their latest single, “Fuckin’ Shit” is nuts and is full of more butt’s than you can imagine. Then start drinking to Crosstown’s “Drinkin”. Last but not least, Black Bear Rodeo’s full “Bunk” EP is a collab between Treehouse Records and Electrical Audio. Recorded by Chicago’s legend Steve Albini and my personal legend Barrett Guzaldo (both way too good at what they do).

Red Francis – Fuckin’ Shit

Crosstown – Drinkin

Black Bear Rodeo – “BUNK” EP

Treehouse presents Red Francis, Crosstown, and Black Bear Rodeo at Schubas Chicago

RSVP

Finally, here is a hand drawn poster by Matt Kane.

treehouse-presents-red-francis-crosstown schubas chicago

Doomed & Stoned Chicago Compilation

First of all, where has all the doom metal and stoner rock gone? I don’t know. You know who does? Doomed and Stoned.

Doomed and Stoned is a collective based out of Portland, OR sharing some of today’s very best underground Doom Metal and Stoner Rock. So they have taken it upon themselves to showcase some of the best heavy bands in Chicago with this stacked compilation – Doomed & Stoned Chicago! As a result, they have created a massive beast of a compilation that will have you head banging all the way through.

Doomed & Stoned Chicago

Also, if you are looking for new bands in Chicago, there are so many on this comp! The bands featured on Doomed and Stoned Chicago include: Baba YagaBionic CavemenBlack RoadBlue DreamBoatman’s TollCokegoatDark FogDeepspacepilotsDrug HonkeyEarth WitchFaces of the BogFlesh of the StarsHuntsmenLong Live The GOATPale HorsemanPlastic Crimewave SyndicateREZNSacred MonsterScientistSnow BurialSun God RaThee Arthur Layne, and ZAIUS.

Finally, the music!

Doomed & Stoned Chicago

On the shores of Lake Michigan lies one of the world’s greatest cities: Chicago. From the first skyscraper to the Four Seasons by Chagall, this area is thick with history and presence. It’s a city I never thought I’d come to love.

Starting out this compilation, I knew a handful of bands from the area. By it’s completion, I have met countless band members who have astounded me by their commitment to the scene. Now, I call this home. Music is rich here. Not just what we cover—everything. It’s a melting pot of so many styles and tastes. As for the heavier scene, It’s my hope that this compilation represents the various aspects of that.

A mighty thank you to all the bands who chose to participate in this compilation, which coincides with Doomed & Stoned’s fourth anniversary. Huge thanks to Mark Gizewski of Faces of the Bog for assisting me in compiling bands and providing the cover art. Without him, this would not have been possible. Shout out to Suzi Uzi from Black Road for assisting early on, as well.

Enter the fray with me in Chicago’s heavy scene.

-Lara Noel (Doomed & Stoned Chicago Editor)

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