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Dead Native
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Dead Native's self-titled sophomore album has an overall cosmic feel starting with the cover but building through out in the sound. The band blends echoing elements of psych rock, shoegaze, mototik, and pop. There is also a blues under current, but it is toned down from their 2013 debut, Keep It Strange". The adventure on the new album builds through out the tracks, but the most effective cosmic track has to be "Traveling". The 9 minute epic space journey seems built to put anyone into orbit. It is followed up by the one of the heavier tracks, "Clean Kill", that trudges through muddy fields of throbbing guitars. The album closes with an anthemic flourish with "Respite" with all instruments soaring to a close. This may or may not be a concept album, but it does truly feel like a complete listen that was meant to be played track by track. Dead Native's new album will be released on Sept. 2nd.

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ChooChoo is a four piece distorted gospel and blues band. Last month they released their debut EP, All Aboard.

You can catch ChooChoo on Dec. 12th at Martyrs with Spirit Animal and Get Out of The Car.

December 10, 2014

The new album from ZKPR, Tall Men With Feeling, is out today. The album's latest single is "Otter Rock Cafe" and can be downloaded for free here.

You can catch ZKPR at Emporium Bar Arcade on Dec. 18th with Bad Bad Meow, The Western, and Passerines.

December 09, 2014

The Central Standard have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund the recording of their debut album. They are hoping to be able to record with producer Sean O'Keefe.

You can catch The Central Standard at Lincoln Hall on Jan. 3rd with Kelroy, Steady Echo, and Jarryd Stymer.

December 04, 2014

Tink (aka Tink G) is clearly the next big thing to come out of Chicago. It was last year at this time that she was preparing to release her incredible mixtape "Winter's Diary 2". Now she working with the likes of Timbaland, Jay Z, and Rick Ross. Her success is truly impressive and well deserved. Below is her new track "Tell The Children" produced by Timbaland.

December 03, 2014

Claire Corriveau will be releasing her new album, Secrets I Can't Keep, tomorrow, December 4th. She is celebrating the release with a performance at Uncommon Ground on Clark with Thomas Comerford.

December 03, 2014

Aryk Crowder debuted his video for "One by One" yesterday. The video and song focus on the pressing need to address the daily violence present through out the city. The video, despite its subject, is beautifully shot and captures many impress scenes around Chicago.

December 03, 2014

Which of these acts should be our next Chicago Artist of the Month?

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