Slothrust & Sons Of An Illustrious Father Share Split 7”

I’ve been a big fan of both of these bands for a long time. Its been 8 years since I started spreading the Sons gospel and 5 since I instantly fell for the grungy alt-rock of Slothrust. Both bands have continuously landed songs and albums in my year-end lists and played amazing shows here. A couple years ago they toured together starting with Slothrust’s show … Continue reading Slothrust & Sons Of An Illustrious Father Share Split 7”

Dead Is The Cat: Inter-Dimensional Disco Balls

Woke up to this track in my inbox this morning and weirdly had a minute to check it out before heading to work. There’s a lot going on here and it’s a fun four minutes. Then I read the quotes from the two current members of the band and I appreciated the song even more. There’s something very compelling about an album that makes the … Continue reading Dead Is The Cat: Inter-Dimensional Disco Balls

The Foons-Summertime Summary

On my birthday last month I received an email from Erik Rothlind of The Foons. He was at Handwritten Records working with Rick Riggs, the gentleman who helped propel Hasty Revelations to the heights we reached. I’m always happy to check out anyone that records with him, so I told Erik I would check it out. And I did, insomuch as I gave it a … Continue reading The Foons-Summertime Summary

Punk Icons The Damned Return To Chicago

It’s been 40 plus years since The Damned first electrified the radio waves with their single “New Rose.” They beat The Sex Pistols by a few weeks with the first punk single and album in the U.K. they followed their first success with a failure and nearly gave it all up after that. They’ve stuck it out, however. Through many comings and goings within the … Continue reading Punk Icons The Damned Return To Chicago