Sons Of An Illustrious Father-“Sons Of An Illustrious Father”

I haven’t dug around too much to learn the history of it, but bands naming songs after themselves is one of my favorite things. There are some great examples in the 70’s, most notably “Bad Company” and “Black Sabbath.”¬† Lots of metal and punk bands were doing it in the 80’s. Belle and Sebastian did it in the 90’s. Most recently, Titus Andronicus did it … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father-“Sons Of An Illustrious Father”

Oliver Ignatius & Ezra Miller-sadtown

Way back in June of 2011 I first wrote about Oliver Ignatius and his band The Hysterics. Shortly thereafter I had the pleasure of interviewing him after he contacted me to set the record straight on how everything went down with the dissolving of that group. We became friends and down the line he sent me some stuff by Sons Of An Illustrious Father, a … Continue reading Oliver Ignatius & Ezra Miller-sadtown

Sons Of An Illustrious Father at Schubas 6/18/18

By my count, Sons Of An Illustrious Father have played in Chicago 5 times over the past 6 years (I’ve been to 4). In July of 2012 they came to town and played at Observatory Studios as the trio of Lilah Larson, Josh Aubin, and Jake Generalli (opening for a band I loved, and now defunct, The Canoes-drummer moved on to play in Ezra Furman’s … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father at Schubas 6/18/18

Sons Of An Illustrious Father-“U.S. Gay”

My feelings on Sons Of An Illustrious Father are fairly well known if you’ve spent any time reading this site. I think they’re one of the best bands going right now, and I’m very pleased that they also happen to be very nice people. They’re also very willing to speak out for the LGBTQ community, which they have done to great effect with their new … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father-“U.S. Gay”