Post Tagged with: "Chicago"

Interview: Kensaye Interviews Chicago Rapper Taylor Bennett

Interview: Kensaye Interviews Chicago Rapper Taylor Bennett

Chicago rapper Taylor Bennett, brother of Chance the Rapper, was interviewed this week by the producer Kensaye on his Ness Radio show. Bennett discusses his early days rapping with friends downtown at Chicago and State, as well as the listening parties he used to organize while still only in high school. Only 20 years old now, Bennett talks about growing […]

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Protovulcan "Making Eyes"

Interview: Chicago duo Protovulcan Discuss Their New LP ‘Stakes Is Low’

Today, we sit down with Chicago musicians Will MacLean and Deric Criss of Protovulcan to discuss their new LP, Stakes Is Low. Combining analogue gear, like MacLean’s Wurlitzer 200E electric piano, Minimoog, and Korg VC-10 vocoder, with live drumming from Criss, Stakes Is Low is a madcap trip through the acid rock side of synth punk! Recorded by Velcro Lewis […]

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Listen: John Vernon Forbes and Velcro Lewis Group “Doctor Calling”

Listen: John Vernon Forbes and Velcro Lewis Group “Doctor Calling”

Chicago’s Velcro Lewis Group teamed up with their ol’ buddy John Vernon Forbes earlier this year, and together the combo delivered Seismic Alphabet, a platter of swamp fried psychedelia sure to set your wig on fire! The story has it that when VLG arrived at their Frogg Mountain studio, they found Forbes tuning a piano with a pen and a […]

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Protovulcan "Making Eyes"

Listen: Protovulcan “Moon Esquilator (You Can Be The Fantasy)”

Protovulcan is back with their brand new track “Moon Esquilator (You Can Be The Fantasy)“, which the Chicago duo has also made available for download via their Soundcloud page. Drummer Deric Criss (Aleks and the Drummer, Walking Bicycles, Charlie Deets) and keys player Will MacLean (Variety Lights, Ice Cream Mission to Mars, Blue Moth) take their synth punk meets acid […]

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Watch Now: Cave “Silver Headband” and “Shikaakwa” Live on the Chicago River

Watch Now: Cave “Silver Headband” and “Shikaakwa” Live on the Chicago River

Several years back the Chicago psych rock quartet Cave loaded their gear up on a flatbed truck and drove around the city for some open air jamming. This time the boys piled their instruments, drums and organ included, into a small boat and cruised the Chicago River, playing tracks from their excellent October release, the Threace LP, out now on […]

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Listen Now: onYou ‘Recovering the Baseband Signal’ LP

Listen Now: onYou ‘Recovering the Baseband Signal’ LP

OnYou, Chicago’s dark lords of Psychedelic Rock, returned this month with Recovering the Baseband Signal, a nearly 70-minute LP out via Captcha Records. This is the follow-up to the band’s outstanding, sold-out cassette from last month, Follow the Music, Follow the Light, and Captcha reports that they had to “dig deep into the vaults of the onYou catalog in order […]

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Listen: Ice Cream Mission To Mars  ‘S/T’ LP

Listen: Ice Cream Mission To Mars ‘S/T’ LP

Will MacLean‘s Ice Cream Mission to Mars project put out it’s self-titled debut today on the artist’s Toy Moon label, and to celebrate the event we tossed the Chicago-based analogue synth player a few questions about his new record. In the interview Will discusses in detail the different vintage devices used in the creation of the LP, as well as […]

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