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DAily Bandcamp Album – Rokeville by The Columbines

This one is a bit different but fucking cool. The band The Columbines is from Chicago. they play some wicked blues rock mixed with a bit of old school outlaw country and even some rock-a-billy. Think of it as Chicago’s version of Five Horse Johnson.

“The Columbines arrived with a splash, riding a flaming wicker bunny that fell from the sky into the icy waters of Lake Michigan. They play songs about love, songs about anger, songs about angry love and lovely anger, songs with birds, bees, cars, trains, and planes, songs about the devil you know and the devil you don’t.”


THE SKULL Featuring Original TROUBLE Members To Headline DARK STAR RECORDS 15th Anniversary Bash

THE SKULL, the new band formed by two original members of TROUBLE — vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson — alongside the band’s longtime bassist, Ron Holzner will play their debut show with SACRED DAWN guitarists Lothar Keller and Michael Carpenter headlining the DARK STAR RECORDS “15 Year Anniversary Bash” set to take place at the Tilted Kilt in Elgin, Illinois on Friday, June 15th, 2012. THE SKULL’s set list will consist of 100% music from TROUBLE, with emphasis on material from the albums “PSLAM 9” and “THE SKULL”. Visit www.troubletheskull.com for ticket prices and additional shows. A U.S east coast tour will be announced next week.  (more…)


Bandcamp Recommendations 3/29/2012

Here’s a band from Australia called Hydromedusa. They play hardcore sludgy, stoner rock. It’s very fast and aggressive. Lots of great riffs galore too.

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Review – Nonagon – People Live Everywhere

Here’s a nice little surprise that popped up in the inbox recently. The band is local to these parts. They are Nonagon from Chicago, IL. They have a nifty little EP released a short time ago called People Live Everywhere. The album has that nice Midwest flavor to it. It’s pretty symbolic of a lot of independent music that comes out of Chicago. It’s hard rock with lots of punk influence. I do hear a bit of a Primus influence in there, I’m not quite sure why though. It’s not a Primus sounding album though so don’t get your hopes up. One other thing I like about this EP is that it’s consistent. The sound is consistent from song to song. It’s not that each song sounds the same, they don’t, they just have a cool style and sound that they stick to (more…)


Daily Bandcamp Album – deepspacepilots – deepspacepilots

Blending a unique style of, Psychedelic Rock, Doom, Ambient, and Shoegaze. Noted as one of the loudest bands in Chicago…

Interesting. I haven’t heard of these guys until recently. Their music is certainly different but yet familiar at the same time. Good stuff.


Daily Bandcamp Album – Indian – Guiltless

INDIAN lets loose a glorious, down-tempo din on Guiltless, their third full-length and first for Relapse. The band’s droning doom demolishes listeners with colossal riffs, drums that pounds like hammers, and absolutely tortured blackened vocals. INDIAN’s brand of doom is severe, and Guiltless offers no respite.


Killer Moon Video

017 Killer Moon from Kyle Obriot on Vimeo.