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Record Store Day

Yes, tomorrow is Record Store Day, and instead of recreating what others have done I thought I would point you to three great run downs of multiple events, and point out my favorite event. You find solid lists at Via Chicago, Loud Loop Press, and Gapers Block Transmission.

My favorite event tomorrow will be The Loneliest Monk performing at Cyklopx in Forest Park. They perform at 1pm.


Heavy Catamaran

Here is a new video directed by Martin Rodahl for Yea Big & Kid Static’s classic song “Heavy Catamaran” from their 2006 ep The Heavy 7”.


Purien Arbours

Just hours after the band had finished mastering and arranging the final tracks for their debut album, Purien Arbours, I was listening and tapping along to this alt-country gem. I say alt-country, but I don’t want to simplify this album too much. Leaf Bird's sound has many dimensions, including an Americana core, but reaches into folk, psych-pop, and even more avant-garde elements. Their sound is gentle and goes down smooth. A perfect example of this sound is the track “Deeply Dearly”. It’s a mixture of passionate vocals, layer instrumentals, a wide variety of instruments, and plenty of sun-drenched sounds.

Leaf Bird will be performing three times around town the remainder of the month. You can catch Tyler Beach of Leaf Bird tonight (April 16th) at Elastic Arts for the Homeroom Open Mic, and then on April 18th at Uncommon Ground. Finally, Leaf Bird will be performing at a benefit for Rumble Arts on April 24th at The Music Lounge. The band has also been accepted to play at LOLA (London Ontario Live Arts) Festival 2010 in September.


Last Mintues Plans: Royal Pines @ Cole’s Bar

If you are looking for something to do tonight you should check out Royal Pines at Cole’s Bar (2338 Milwaukee Ave). This is the band’s first show since last October, and they are sure to give you your fix of roots rock. Also performing tonight will be Nonagon and Blackout Dates.


Prizzy Prizzy Please Release Show

On April 20th, Joyful Noise Records will be releasing the latests effort from Prizzy Prizzy Please entitled Chroma Cannon. A couple months months ago we gave you a sneak peak with the track “Large Hadron Collider”, and now we bring you the track “Lost”. This track demonstrates the sonic diversity that PPP put in play through out the album. Mixing high-energy, compulsive electronics, with laidback horns and falsetto vocals, it is a fascinating track.

Prizzy Prizzy Please will be celebrating the tomorrow night (April 16th) at Beat Kitchen with Sass Dragons before heading out on a nationwide tour.


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