Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Candy Town Does Digital

Dec
27

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The following is an email exchange between the writer of the article and the ringleader of Candy Town

Hidey-ho, Sean. I’ve been enjoying a playlist of Candy Town‘s Lizard in the Wings and Letters from Candy Town during my …

Eli August: Is This Darkness

Dec
13

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Sometimes production and arrangements go hand in hand. Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings’ Is This Darkness knows which instruments to use for a song and how to record them for the right effect. In this case, there’s just the …

You’re a Bad Man, Stagger Lee

Dec
04

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On Christmas Day, 1895, Billy Lyons took St. Louis pimp Lee Shelton’s Stetson hat. In return, Shelton shot Lyons, took his hat back and walked away. The event was commemorated in a popular murder ballad that took Shelton’s nickname, “Stagger …

Blue Krampusnacht

Nov
29

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The Blue Ribbon Glee Club’s monthly first Monday residency at Cafe Mustache falls on December 5, Krampusnacht 2016. It is the night that the Yuletide demon Krampus gathers up the bad kids in his basket and takes them away to …

Carnivale Delirium Spookshow Spectacular

Oct
18

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Join us this October 18, 2016, at the Double Door, Chicago for a thrilling night of performance, freak & creep show, and Chicago’s premiere electoro swing dance party hosted by ROUGE! It’s the Spookshow Spectacular 2016, Brought to you by …

Dear Midnight of Love

Oct
11

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Beneath the corrupt exterior of alderman “Bathhouse John” Coughlin beat the heart of a poet. On October 8, 1900, his sentimental ballad Dear Midnight of Love debuted at the Chicago Opera House, sung by thirteen-year-old May “The Silver-Tongued Nightingale” de …

Lockport’s Great Midwestern Ballyhoo

Sep
20

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Lockport’s Great Midwestern Ballyhoo, their Summer Art Series, wraps up their third annual Steampunk Weekend on September 24th and 25th, 2016. There will be a music fest, high tea, popup shopping and a scavenger hunt.

The music fest features …

The Hands of Orlac: Live Score!

Jul
05

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My dream of scoring a film has come true! The White City Rippers will provide musical accompaniment to The Hands of Orlac at Comfort Station (2579 N. Milwaukee Ave.) on Wednesday July 13, 2016, 8:30-1030 pm. We have been scheduled …

The Art of Villainy

Jun
28

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V Is For Villains are issuing a two-pronged assault. The new Murder in the Art will be coming out as an album and as a book. Mr. Agitator (aka Nick Santiago) answered a few questions for us.

Bands work as

Classical Revolution in Chicago

May
25

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The Classical Revolution will not be held in concert halls, but the gathering places of the people!

Rhetoric aside, Classical Revolution Chicago provides a chance for performers to break down the fourth wall and play chamber music in non-traditional, casual …