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Ryley Walker
"All Kinds Of You

The debut album, All Kinds of You, from Ryley Walker is impressive in its thoughtful restraint and intimate sounds and lyrics. Walker has spent years in Chicago's noise scene, but this album is a near folk masterpiece. Walker shows skill in guitar playing, singing, and writing though the album. The album opens with the track that Walker is currently known for "The West Wind". It is a solemn journey that Walker present in a video last Fall. The production value of the album shines through on a track like "Twin Oaks pt. 1" where the sounds builds into a lush down home party complete with drums, strips, and guitar picking. All Kinds of You (Tompkins Square, April 15th) presents and old soul, a journeyman in the form of this talented 24 year old singer/songwriter.

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

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The aggressive rock band Romantic Rebel are about to release their self-titled debut album via Pavement Entertainment. The album is a thunderous assault filled with stadium anthems and blazing guitar solos including one from Brendon Small of Metalocalypse fame.

You can catch Romantic Rebel at Double Door on April 18th in support of Last Vegas.

April 10, 2014

Zaena is an artist on the new local label Maek Music. Her new EP, Harlequin, is an electro-pop gem and is available for free.

April 09, 2014

Rob Merz (aka Static In Verona) has released a new full-length album called Everything You Knew Before You Knew Everything. Merz has been involved in the Chicago music scene for more than 18 years. He released his debut album back in 2009, and has released the follow-up. The reflects those five years of experiencing and experimenting.

April 09, 2014

Animal Holograms began as a solo project for Jason Willams, but the dark dream pop project has evolved into a full band with a full and ominous sound. The is slated to release their full-length debut album, í sólina, this May.

You can catch Animal Holograms on April 6th at Beat Kitchen with Pool Holograph and Hobbyist.

April 04, 2014

Guerilla has released the first single, "Royal American", from their forthcoming debut full-length, Everyone's An Idiot. The sound on the new single has a nice nostalgic '90's grunge sound.

Everyone's An Idiot will be released on April 20th.

April 04, 2014

The garage pop trio Varsity are releasing their EP, "Thanks For Nothing", via Jurassic Pop digitally and on Cassette on April 8th. The band has released the incredibly catching track "New Wave" for all to listen to.

Varsity will be celebrating the release of "Thanks For Nothing" at Emporium Arcade Bar (1366 N. Milwaukee) on April 8th with The Peekaboos. They will also be performing at Beat Kitchen on April 19th with Owel, Moxie Movie, and Dream Version.

April 03, 2014

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

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