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Network Spotlight: Notes + Bolts

Kriss Stress has been documenting oral histories and stories of Chicago’s musical community since early 2012, and today marked episode #250 with Oshwa. An active part of helping the scene both grow and unite, I’m happy to have Notes + Bolts as part of the looking glass network.

 

The network is simply folks that offer services to the Chicago music scene that I vouch for. I recognize looking glass doesn’t offer everything a band may need in order to succeed, and we certainly don’t have time to do it all, so I fully endorse other Chicagoans who do good things. Kriss is one of those people, and I highly encourage you to scroll through the Notes + Bolts archive to hear conversations with and music by some of the amazing bands in our city. Folks included are Thunders, Vaya, Bowl of Dust & Co., An Aesthetic Anaesthetic, The Lemons, The Columbines, Swimsuit Addition, Landmarks, Lil Tits, Le Tour, Strychnine, Flesh Panthers, Disappears, Vamos, Rabble Rabble, Velcro Lewis Group, Mucca Pazza, Plastic Crimewave Syndicate and many more.

 

Primo Mendoza

Primo Mendoza plays Green Room tonight!

Nestled between Mobby RenDoza and Bowl of Dust & Co. at tonight’s show are the comforting tunes of Primo Mendoza. Primo was recently featured on WBEZ’s Morning Shift, and you can hear that interview and performance below. If you’re in the mood for more, you can head to his SoundCloud page OR come on out to the show tonight!

 

 

Thursday, 4/3 at the Green Room

with The Quiet Revelry, Bowl of Dust & Co., and Mobby RenDoza

21+ | $5 | Doors at 8:30, Show at 9

Get tickets HERE

Mobby RenDoza

Mobby RenDoza plays Green Room tomorrow!

Mobby RenDoza’s been spending a lot of time lately recording improvisations and songs in preparation for an upcoming dual album; his debut. Creating sounds that improvise their way from ebb to flow, he promises each live performance is unique, “like a pancake.” Listen below, and read on to learn Mobby’s inspirations and latest favorites.

 

Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

Some of my biggest musical influence comes from the ambient sounds of the environment, and silence. Civil rights and social justice. I was raised on a lot of Flamenco, Mariachi, blues, jazz, and Motown. Throughout my years as a changing musician, most people have pointed out my Latin flavor. Improvisation is a big deal to me.

 

What is some music worth sharing? Something new? Local favorites?

Nowadays, I also listen to all kinds of EDM and ambient music. I love new music that challenges genres and creates that lovely human spark. Some great artists I’ve been listening to lately: Bonobo, Flying Lotus, Machinedrum, Mr. Oizo, Boards of Canada, Teebs, Aphex Twin, J Dilla, Grimes, EOTO, Sigur Ros…. if you want to go fucking crazy to different degrees, play through that shit.

 

Thursday, 4/3 at the Green Room

with The Quiet Revelry, Bowl of Dust & Co., and Primo Mendoza

21+ | $5 | Doors at 8:30, Show at 9

Get tickets HERE

the quiet revelry

The Quiet Revelry Show this Thursday!

The Quiet Revelry headline this Thursday’s show at the Green Room, wrapping up an amazing night in sounds. Their breed of folk brings charming harmonies alongside Americana-tinged energies, creating a sound accredited to both Chicago and Nashville.

 

They recently played Lincoln Hall, and below you can catch a performance of “Secret Song.” As the video owner notes: “taken with a phone camera – imagine how good they actually sound in person.” But don’t imagine, come out this Thursday and see the show!

Thursday, 4/3 at the Green Room

with Bowl of Dust & Co., Primo Mendoza and Mobby RenDoza

21+ | $5 | Doors at 8:30, Show at 9

Get tickets HERE

 

bowling dust and co

Bowl of Dust & Co. Show this Thursday!

Bowl of Dust & Co. are bringing their adventurous, folkedelic, sounds to the Green Room this Thursday, and looking glass is super happy to have ’em! In advance of the show, Dandelion Lakewood took a few minutes to talk influences and favorites.

 

Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

Beck, Animal Collective, Nirvana, 90s Rave, The Microphones, Bjork, the local music in Chicago!


What is some music worth sharing? Something new? Local favorites?

So many great local bands in Chicago!

 

Laughing Eye, Weeping Eye – eerie mystic chants channeled medieval style 

The Humminbird – unhinged acid folk songstress with rotating cast of support

Columba Fasciata – lounge music for the low key basement types

Rasplyn – epic arrangements of gothic splendor

Famous Laughs – introspective and poetic rock n roll

Potions – bubbling acid house MIDI orchestra

Vehicle Blues – if wiping out on your bike felt like landing on a soft mattress

ADT – chaotic lunacy free jazz unit

 

Detroit’s ZZZtapes just released their album, Fox with Horns and Antlers, on cassette. Of the tape, ninehertz said “The vocals are what keep your attention, twisted and quirky and with a playful sense of wonder in evidence it certainly takes you to warmer climes… If you want to lose yourself in sound for a while, this is certainly a record to spin.” Check out the music below, and click HERE to read ninehertz’s full review.

 

 

Thursday, 4/3 at the Green Room

with The Quiet Revelry, Primo Mendoza and Mobby RenDoza

21+ | $5 | Doors at 8:30, Show at 9

Get tickets HERE