Mimic is an artist out of the north suburbs of the Chicago. This week he put out “Jungle”, his first single since Watering Grass in 2017. Mimic produces slow jam trip-hop; trill-pop for the chillwave partiers. His raps are smooth like butter and the beats are ethereal. Don’t see any shows on the horizon for Mimic but I’m sure they’re coming… keep an eye out and ears open.
A stacked Chicago punk bill at The Beat Kitchen this Wednesday. RSVP to the show & join the party! These bottom dwellers have been in it for the long haul. Their party punk reeks like a dank cheap wine. Refined Chicago shit rock, its a beautiful thing… and only meant for the true Wednesday night show goers. We’ll see ya there.
Red Francis have been quiet for a bit… What the fudge. Thank the lord they are back with a new music video for Gotta Be Tough – a single off their upcoming album! When’s it coming out? I don’t know. Are they playing any shows anytime soon? I still don’t know.
Catch Red Francis drinking booze and reppin’ Chicago in the alleys of Logan Square in their new video. Another fantastic piece of work by Oryans Bellt. If you couldn’t tell, the whole vid is a one shot in reverse. Totally different from their last music vid! Check it out right here on We Are The Television.
Nashville’s metal monsters, Howling Giant are coming to Chicago! God damn, if you haven’t heard of them already then you’re not listening. These dudes are on tour right now, and you do not want to miss this stop at Reggie’s. They’ll be playing with Sombra Oscura, Pure Pilot, and Hydro Static Union on Thursday, May 10th.
Born out of some space fuzz chamber and dropped down on Nashville, Tennessee, Howling Giant’s form of metal is a unique and eclectic fairy tale trip through the stars. – New Noise Magazine
Howling Giant will also be playing Psycho Las Vegas alongside some crazy acts like High on Fire, Danzig, Monolord, Red Fang, CKY and many more! If all of this shit doesn’t impress you then take a listen to some of their music below.
Sombra Oscura is the creative brainchild of Chicago musician Gabriel Antonio Rodríguez.
Rising from the bones of “desert rock”, this powerful 3-piece promises to deliver a soul gripping welcome addition to what we know to be stoner rock. Pure Pilot is a heavy & melodic, psychedelic assault on the landscape of the dune…
Hydro Static Union is a spectacularly stripped down set of sneakily melodic, yet in your face, Blues Rock and Roll on the fringes of Heavy Psych and Stoner-Rock. Check them out for yourself below.
Hailing from Athens, Ohio, Druid is bringing their fuzzed out Rock n’ Roll to Chicago, IL. They will be playing with Long Live the GOAT, Sun God Ra, and Sparky Quano at Livewire Lounge on Tuesday, May 8th.
Druid was formed by Kaleb Shaffner, Greg Ornella, Max Schmitz, and Louis Eyerman in Athens, OH in 2014. Over the short time since its formation, they earned a reputation for their intense stage presence, as well as for how loud their shows are. They have released three full length records. I dropped some of their tunes down below.
Hahah no one’s gonna say it better than the dynamic duo themselves…
You can’t go an hour without hearing someone taco bout it, so don’t be the only juan left in the dark. This Drinko De Mayo come to Demma’s Bar & Grill where there’s mexcellent live music, pool, darts, and $2 drinks. This is nacho ordinary event, these bands rock out with their guac out, so don’t be a pendejo and miss out, eso sería estúpido!
The release of Soundgrowler’s MASHING OF TEETH is nigh! It’s gonna be another great night music and beer.
Mashing of Teeth
Catch Pale Horseman and These Beasts on Friday May 4th at Soundgrowler Brewing in Tinley Park, IL. The label above is for Mashing of Teeth – a double dry hopped pale ale collaboration beer being released the day of the show. The name is based off of Pale Horseman’s “Gnashing of Teeth” which is track five on their latest album, The Fourth Seal. Check it out below:
These Beasts – metal three piece from Chicago – will also be joining them on the bill.
If this show is anything like last time… it’s gonna be a banger! $5 cover charge at the door and 21+
GUERILLA fuck shit up at Liar’s Club on a monthly basis. They got sludge punk grooves for days. Pump your head to their latest album DUMB:
If you’re loving that. Go check out Guerilla’s music video for Bummer.
Gentle Gene are a new Chicago rock group, but old to the scene. They’re made up of members of Ideamen and have soulful alt rock sound with a little punk and prog to it. Here’s a lil Gentle Gene sampler to dip your toes into:
Soundgrowler is the shit! The only brewery in the south suburbs of Chicago where you can get an elote and jam out to dopesmoker all night. Looks like they decided to start throwing some live shows: Telekinetic Yeti and Long Live The GOAT at Soundgrowler 4/13/18. I think it’s gonna be packed..
Telekinetic Yeti are coming from Iowa and have played with some of the best. In July, they’ll be coming back to Illinois to play with Black Label Society and Corrosion of Conformity. Soundgrowler also brewed a special Telekinetic IPA for the show tomorrow.
WEEDEATER be playing their classic album “GOD LUCK AND GOOD SPEED” in its entirety including some of their other material in Chicago at the Empty Bottle tonight – 3.28.18 .
Formed in 1998, WEEDEATER has a doomy, sludgey, stoner metal vibe, but they’ve made it easy and just call it “Weed Metal”. Musically fucking your face, they will blow your mind. Not for the weak, dudes and dudettes. This is not a show you want to miss.
Weedeater – God Luck and Good Speed
Honestly, I haven’t listened to BASK until I started writing about this right here. I was too excited for Weedeater and Hyborian, but holy fuck… now I’m just mad I haven’t listened to them soon. My computer’s head banging…
BASK – Ramble Beyond
Forging a new sound in heavy music, Kansas City powerhouse HYBORIAN has finished production on their debut LP for The Company: Hyborian Vol. I. This is not the first time I’ve seen them. I saw them last time Hyborian was in Chicago at Township with Guerilla and Uncouth. They kill and they just came out with a new animated music video for “Maelstrom”. Check it out here!