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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.


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Eye Vybe Records hosting Good Vybes Fest this Weekend

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’s “The Label Files: Interview with Karissa Talanian of Eye Vybes Records