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Randy Records Radical and Righteous Rock n Roll Revue

THIS WEEKEND: ALL OF THE BANDS at Randy Records Radical and Righteous Rock n Roll Revue!!!

randyI have never seen so many bands I LOVE listed on one poster before. Spread across three days and three venues, this fest promises to be your best bet on how you should spend your time and money this weekend. Click the pic to learn more, then come out!

uh bones max pelt east room

TONIGHT: Uh Bones + Mr. Ma’am + Max Pelt (DJ) at East Room

7.22uhbonesSuper excited for this show, and not just ’cause it’s free and near my house. LOVE Mr. Ma’am and Uh Bones, and this show is to celebrate Uh Bones’ newest LP release. Definitely planning on adding a copy to my library tonight. AND, Max Pelt is spinning tunes, so the music between the music is bound to be goooood. Click HERE to see the details on the Facebook, and come on out tonight for the localmusicfun!

prairie porn

Prairie Porn at the Green Room this Thursday!

Prairie Porn is known to embrace all aspects of porn and prairie, so we have that in common. They’re currently working on a new album, which they hope is out this summer, but until then you can hear their breed of garage rock by clicking play below. They took a moment to chat about their influences and current favorites, so keep on readin’ on to learn more – then come out to the show!



Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

Starting off we were really into the SanFran garage punk scene– bands like Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall. This was all wrapped up in more classic favorites like the Pixies and the Stones. There’s obviously a big female inspiration too– Joan Jett… Kim Deal and the Breeders.


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

We originated in the suburbs of Elgin actually where we’ve got our own little music scene. Some friends of ours include Red Deer Cave People, Tea, & Cave Tree.


In the city I’m a big fan of the Sueves, Today’s Hits, Thee Yolks, Uh Bones, the Rubs, Strange Faces.



Thursday, 5/22 at the Green Room

with Hot Bagels and Mike Donner

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

Get tickets HERE

record store day

Record Store Day in Chicago!

Two of my favorite holidays are this weekend! I hope you’re all planning on celebrating Record Store Day by hitting up a local shop and buying some good music. There’s plenty to do in Chicago, and below is what I was able to round-up. I’m certain this isn’t everything, but it’s enough to get you going. I’ll be at Bric-A-Brac, ’cause it’s super close and super local. Check out what’s happening, then get out and enjoy the day!


Reckless Records

3PM Circuit Des Yeux
4PM Dance Mania DJs (Parrish Mitchell & Jammin’ Gerald)
630PM Kim Deal, Kelley Deal & Morgan Nagler


1-2PM Ghost B.C. Convocation (this is not a signing)…
Civilian Papa will be showing up to give anyone in attendance the 360 degree Papa experience. Photos will be his and your pleasure
3PM Lord Mantis (bring yer earplugs)
4PM Video Bug (members of Speck Mountain)




Logan Hardware

I can’t find if something’s happening at Logan, but even if not, you should probably go ’cause Logan Hardware is awesome.



1:30pm – Creepoid (Philly)
2:30pm – Ne-Hi
3:45pm – Gourmet Jerk
4:15pm – Empire Records Soundtrack cover band
5:00pm – Nick Van Horn
6:30pm – Star Tropics
8:00pm – Uh Bones


Laurie’s Planet of Sound

12:00-2:00 BLVD Ppwer Hour(s) W/Fake Limbs + Savage Sister!!!!

2:00 TBA
3:00 The Lemons
4:00 Phil Angotti & Friends’ “Sounds of Silence”
5:00 The Handcuffs
6:00 Silver Abuse
7:00 Mazes


Permanent Records

3pm – Plumb Bob
4pm – Quicksails
5pm – Mines
6pm – Unmanned Ship


Dave’s Records

Candy! Cupcakes! Free Stuff(until it runs out)! As many of the limited releases as we can obtain! 50% off all used 7″ and 12″ singles!


Gramaphone Records

There will be new Gphone Tote and Stickers to give away. The Totes will be free with a $45 purchase.


Local Artists will be celebrating their Vinyl releases with 10% off the releases.


The Artists/Label Owners releasing and performing will be Chris Gray of Deep4Life, Jerome Derradji of Still Music and Stilove4music, Steve Mizek of Argot and Tasteful Nudes, Smooth agent Record’s Sean Smith along with Chicago Diva Carla Prather performing.


Jordan Fields of Headphoniq and Klapmaster fame will be playing and giving away some goodies.


Perpetual Rhythms artists playing in store will be Chicago Skyway, Chicagodeep, Taelue, Dave Cook and Dj Mar.


Also the new Greg K release on Danzon Records with artist Gonzo Gonzo both doing live dj sets.


Kicking it off will be Dj Harry Tyner with more info to come.


Dusty Groove Records

Special gift for the first 100 customers!
Spin the wheel of fortune with every purchase!
Refreshments and free giveaways all day long!
Live magic in the early afternoon!
Special surprises TBA!


THEN, once your shopping adventures have completed, be sure to come out to the Green Room to catch the show!

Distractions Distortions

Head to Distractions Distortions Tonight!

looking glass doesn’t have a show tonight, so I’m fully endorsing your decision to head here. LOTS of bands I know and love, including Mr. Ma’am! They’re playing early and should hit the stage at 7:30, so be sure to get there on time. AND, there’s free beer while it lasts, so another reason earlier is better. Click HERE for more details.