Legend Haz It at Township-CIMM Fest opening night

Last night I had the opportunity to cover an after party for CIMM Fest’s opening night. I hand-selected the events that I’m reviewing, and after reading the blurb about Legend Haz It I knew I wanted to check them out. All of the members studied music in college-specifically jazz. They’ve come together to form a 7-piece hip-hop outfit with a lot of soul. The band … Continue reading Legend Haz It at Township-CIMM Fest opening night

Elephant Stone Play Chicago 4/19/13

Elephant Stone is a Montreal-based rock band that you may or may not have heard of. They play a highly Hindi-influenced style of psych-rock that’s as trippy as it comes. Their debut album, 2009’s Seven Seas, was considered for the Polaris Prize (Canada’s biggest music award) which eventually went to punk group Fucked Up. Recently Elephant Stone released a self-titled follow up and kicked off … Continue reading Elephant Stone Play Chicago 4/19/13

The Oarsman Play Betamaxx TONIGHT

I wouldn’t be shocked if you haven’t heard of The Oarsman yet. I also won’t be surprised when you fall in love with Marcus Maloney’s solo project and wish to hear his voice only for the next few days. He’s headed off to record a Daytrotter session soon, and tonight he’s playing an intimate in-studio show at Ethnomusikology, which you can attend for $10. It’s … Continue reading The Oarsman Play Betamaxx TONIGHT

Molehill at Subterranean 2/22/13

Friday night I headed over to SubT to check out one of my favorite local bands, Molehill. They also happen to be one of my favorite live bands period, so I never miss the opportunity to catch a show. They took the headlining slot above three other groups-locals The Lauren Wolf Band and Blood Red Boots, along with Colombus, Ohio’s The Wet Darlings. I’d seen … Continue reading Molehill at Subterranean 2/22/13