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November 30th, 2010 - 3:41 pm § in Freelance Work

Tapes ’n’ Tapes: Priority Male Tapes | Music | A.V. Local Video | The A.V. Club Chicago

For the past year, Chicago musician Matthew Hord has produced a slew of tapes by local bands with his cassette label, Priority Male Tapes. via Tapes ’n’ Tapes: Priority Male Tapes | Music | A.V. Local Video | The A.V. Club Chicago. Vol. 2 for my video series![...]

November 30th, 2010 - 3:39 pm § in Freelance Work

What’s Iggy Pop’s real name? Saki and CHIRP hosting trivia night Thursday | Music | The A.V. Club Chicago

Well, put that money where your music-literate mouth is this Thursday at the Empty Bottle, when Logan Square record store Saki and Chicago independent community radio station CHIRP host their first trivia night. via What’s Iggy Pop’s real name? Saki and CHIRP hosting trivia night Thursday | Mus[...]

November 30th, 2010 - 3:38 pm § in Freelance Work

Home Video: The Automatic Process < PopMatters

An indie band that dabbles in electronics, Brooklyn’s Home Video creates soothing, warm tones that are as indistinguishable from one another as they are forgettable. via Home Video: The Automatic Process < PopMatters. Not every album slated for a review is a winner. Oh well.[...]

November 25th, 2010 - 11:28 am § in Freelance Work

The Buddy System | Music Feature | Chicago Reader

Evan Thomas Weiss doesnt exactly have a lot of name recognition—the 26-year-old emo troubadour, who plays a mix of singer-songwriter ballads and heavy pop-punk tunes, does most of his recording as Into It. Over It., and that cant be helping. via The Buddy System | Music Feature | Chicago Reader. I[...]

November 24th, 2010 - 1:01 pm § in Freelance Work

Turkey-less day | City Life | The A.V. Club Chicago

Thanksgiving Day is traditionally known as a time for family, friends and, well, giving thanks. It’s also a time when practically everything in Chicago shuts down, to the point where the city seems barren just thinking about it. But, there’s still a little something for the intrepid and curious [...]

November 24th, 2010 - 12:58 pm § in Freelance Work

New Magrudergrind EP Available Now – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper

The newest band featured by Scion A/V? Local grindcore trio Magrudergrind. via New Magrudergrind EP Available Now – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper. Magrudergrind and Scion A/V. So… odd. Scion A/V Presents: Magrudergrind – Crusher by ScionAV[...]

November 24th, 2010 - 12:56 pm § in Freelance Work

Castevet’s Nick Wakim on five bands to watch | Music | Interview | The A.V. Club Chicago

A local band on the rise, emo quartet Castevet has garnered acclaim from punk music tastemakers like AbsolutePunk and Alternative Press. That’s because its newest record, The Echo & The Light, culls inspiration from Chicago’s punk past and present to create a sincere, visceral album. via Cas[...]

November 19th, 2010 - 3:05 pm § in Freelance Work

Tomorrow: Liturgy, Brooklyn’s Finest Black Metal Band, at Comet Ping Pong – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper

“I’ve never felt like much of a member of the metal community, and certainly the other members of the band I think dont really identify with metal so much,” says Hunt-Hendrix. “In New York theres not much of a metal community, at least, that Ive ever been involved with.”[...]

November 16th, 2010 - 8:57 pm § in Freelance Work

Jesu: Heart Ache & Dethroned < PopMatters

These days, it might sound foreign to try and release a debut record with just two songs that both stretch beyond the 15-minute mark, but UK experimental metal band Jesu did just that with the 2004 EP Heart Ache. via Jesu: Heart Ache & Dethroned < PopMatters. Review of Jesu’s new/old al[...]

November 16th, 2010 - 12:53 am § in Freelance Work

Tapes ’n’ Tapes: Neon Blossom Records | Music | The A.V. Club Chicago

Welcome to Tapes ’n’ Tapes, a bimonthly video series that focuses on local cassette labels to help get the feel for why some people have turned to tapes for their musical medium. via Tapes ’n’ Tapes: Neon Blossom Records | Music | The A.V. Club Chicago. I’m quite happy this has come to[...]



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