Hi there! It’s been a minute; I hope your summer was swelllll. We hit pause a few months ago but we’re BACK.
Want to kick things off with a huge thanks to Karissa Talanian of Eye Vybe Records for including Looking Glass Projects as one of her three recommendations in the Chicago Reader. Hailed as a “new online mecca for Chicago underground music,” she also gives a shout-out to our a Facebook group that helps reconnect musicians with gear lost or stolen in Chicago.
“Anyone looking for something to do on a Friday night, hunting for info on local labels, or trying to find a cool new band to round out a bill should absolutely check this site out. “
The interview was part of the Reader’s regular feature “Kevin is curious what’s in the rotation of . . .” LGP was one of three highlights, alongside Japan’s Kikagaku Moyo and locals the Velcro Lewis Group. Check out Eye Vybe HERE, and the whole feature article HERE.
A big congratulations to Kriss Stress for being recognized by the people of Chicago as 2014’s Best New Visual Artist in the Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago poll. You may have seen pieces of the Blank Expression series littered throughout your Facebook feed, on Loud Loop Press, or at Simone’s, and there are still plenty more portraits and showings to come! Incredibly happy to have Kriss as part of the looking glass family, and I encourage you to give the Kriss Stress Art Facebook page a “like” so you can see what’s coming next.
Kriss’ interview series, Notes + Bolts, was also named Chicago’s Best Local Music Podcast, so be sure to check that out too!
Hot Bagels bring their hard & soft rock to the Green Room tonight, after releasing their cassette “soft” on 5/18. A relatively new band to the scene, Hot Bagels was created after Craig Woods moved to Chicago last October. You may have heard ’em on CHIRP, or seen ’em in the Reader or Deli Magazine, but if you haven’t caught their show yet, tonight’s the night! Just be sure to get there early for Mike Donner.
Thursday, 5/22 at the Green Room
with Prairie Porn and Mike Donner
21+ | $5 | Doors at 8:30, Show at 9
Get tickets HERE
Eye Vybe Records is a Chicago-based label that also makes buttons, creates artwork, and throws fests, among other awesome things. In addition to collecting some amazing music for the stage over the next two days, Eye Vybe is also a part of the looking glass network, making that two easy reasons to head over.
Check out this mix of the artists on the roster, then take a look at what the press is saying, and then join the party tonight!
Chicago Reader’s “Eye Vybe Records presents the first-ever Good Vybes Fest”
Midwest Action’s “Psychedelic Sunday: Good Vybes Fest at The Empty Bottle – 3/21 & 3/22”
Chicagomusic.org’s “The Label Files: Interview with Karissa Talanian of Eye Vybes Records“