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Formed in 2012 by lead singer and guitarist Rebecca Valeriano-Flores, Negative Scanner, is modern take on dark late '70's punk. Last year the band release two singles, but on their self-titled debut LP they carve out fierce sound steeped in plotting guitar and powerful lyrics. The album launches with the forceful "Ivy League" which find Flores falling somewhere between early Siouxsie Sioux and Johnny Rotten. It's magnetic and repulsive all at once.The entire album is relentless, clocking under 30 minutes, but pounds the listener with blissful aggression with every note. The highlight of the album has to be the lead single, "Would You Rather", which paints a picture of the sluggish journey we all seem to be on at times. Negative Scanner's self-titled debut album was released by Trouble In Mind Records on July 10th.


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Local Motive is releasing their debut EP, Superconductors, this week. The EP was recorded at Rax Trax Recording and mastered at Gravity Studios, and is filled soulful funk and rock. Check out the EP's first single, "Shallow Water", below.

You can help Local Motive celebrate the release at Cubby Bear on Aug. 28th with Blue Mud, Felix & Lyons, and Collin McGee.

August 25, 2015
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S'Pocket is bringing their unique blend of funk and rock to Reggie's on September 12th. This performance is SweetWater Brewing's concert series and will also feature performances by Digeometric and Concrete Roots.

August 25, 2015
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Homer Marrs & The Excellent Adventure are celebrating the release of their new EP, "Fun Size", with a show at Double Door on August 27th. The hype for the new EP has been building since February when the band released the EP's first single and video "It's Amazing".

August 24, 2015
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Reggae band Lion Heights is keeping summer alive and playing two local shows next week. Below is their latest single "Good One".

You can catch Lion Heights at The Wild Hare on Sept. 1st and The Abbey Pub on Sept 2nd.

August 24, 2015
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Rooftop Session recently released their session with Crow Moses (formerly Musikanto). The performance was recorded at Navy Pier Terrace on rainy day. The band released their latest album, “Horse Heaven Hills”, back in September 2014.

 

August 24, 2015
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Jennifer Hall has released the her track "Make It Out Alive". The video was directed by Alex Sheyn and incredibly haunting and colorful. The track comes from Hall's recently release self-titled EP.

Hall is throwing a release party for the video on Aug 22nd at 1917 N Elston Ave. She is also performing at Beat Kitchen on August 29th.

August 19, 2015
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