Tagged power pop

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Dan Rico-Flesh & Bone

Chicago musician Dan Rico‘s take on glammed-up power pop and garage rock is in full bloom on his new single “Flesh & Bone,” which dropped on Friday, Sept 8 on 7″ vinyl via the Annecy, France-based label Shit in Can Records. A-side “Flesh & Bone” is T-Rex-style glammy garage rock, while the B-side, “Gold Volvo,”…

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The Thin Cherries – S/T

Chicago’s The Thin Cherries is the brainchild of scene vets Mark Lofgren (The Luck of Eden Hall) and Steven Delisi (Phenomenal Cat) and the pair, who share songwriting and vocal duties, bring years of experience to the table on the band’s self-titled debut. The album opens with the big drums and Echo & the Bunnymen-inspired…

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Vaudevileins – Magician

Chicago four-piece Vaudevileins follow up a full-length and a handful of EPs with Magician, a new album available on vinyl, CD and via digital download. Magician, which was recorded and engineered by bassist Bill Aldridge at Third City Sound, Joliet, Ill and mixed and mastered by Jeff Halland in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, opens with “Sea…

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The Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club-Have You Met You

Chicago’s The Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club adds some glam rock (think Suede and T-Rex), Rush-style prog and Beatles harmonies to their usual mix of power pop, alt-rock and smart new wave on the track “Have You Met You.” The song is being billed as the first official single (the band released a New Years-themed song…

The Noise FM-Next To You
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The Noise FM-Next To You

Chicago indie rock band The Noise FM have enlisted The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Ghostbusters, various X-men and more iconic action figures for an amazing stop motion music video set to the band’s cover of The Police classic “Next To You.” The video was created by the band specifically for two Noise for Toys…

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The Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club Rings in the New Year!

Chicago power poppers The Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club close out 2015 with the New Year’s-themed “The Woman Who Got Old.” The track, which stacks up nicely against the prolific band’s recent output, is three minutes of power pop bliss–jangly guitars, poignant lyrics and one helluva a hook. “The Woman Who Got Old,” which is available…

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Vaudevileins-Transmission

Chicago’s Vaudevileins will drop the five-song EP Transmission on Friday, Dec 4 with a full-length album (to made available on vinyl) to follow in 2016. Transmission opens with “Chasing Time,” a turbo-charged rocker equal parts Kiss, Cheap Trick and The Replacements. “Faded” follows suit–big, melodic guitars, great vocals, giant hooks–this is Midwestern rock of the…

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This Week – October 8th, 2015

October 8th, 2015 Join us for our weekly show featuring all Chicago music, Thursdays from 6-8pm on 88.7FM WLUW or streaming online at wluw.org! Bundy Johnson from Only 4 The Real – 6:00pm Only4TheReal.com is a Chicago based Hip Hop blog that strives to shine a light on the overlooked and up and coming artist…

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Jared Rabin – Something Left to Say

Chicago singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jared Rabin, known for his work with progressive rock outfit The Hue and folk-pop band Falldown, played all of the instruments (save for drums) on his debut LP, Something Left to Say. That would be a pretty respectable feat on your average album, but is truly remarkable when you take into account the…