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Parenthetical Girls Privilege Part III: Mend and Make Do, NUMBERED IN BLOOD! (Seriously.)


Third in their series of five EPs, the insatiably beautiful Parenthetical Girls release Privilege Pt. III, Mend and Make Do this March 22nd. "The Pornographer" opens the four tracks with sopping pop and seductive synth that wraps around you, drums breathing heavily behind the sensuously soaring warmth of Zac Pennington's voice. The danceable "For All The Final Girls" whispers strung beats to your tapping feet, before opening up to the 80's soaked "Be Careful Who You Dance With". The title track, "Mend & Make Do (Found Drama II)" sails off the end of the record, softly pitting the cooing of Rachael Jenson against Zac's calm harmonies.

If the music of Privilege Pt. III can't capture you, despite being as well rounded as a full moon beaming blue light on the snow, you might pick up the limited edition vinyl to be numbered in the blood of its cover star Jherek Bischoff. Yes, blood. I'm not even kidding. I'm partially scared, but mainly in love. -Mike Harper

The Pornographer



Anyone feel like getting awesome on a Wednesday night? Rotture's NIGHTSHIFT is exploding with awesome this week with Doubleplusgood, Pocketknife, Magic Fades and DJ Gwiski. Definitely the best way to start the end the middle of the week. It's perfect for those of us who needy a sweaty romp every so often. It's five bucks and for big boys and girls only (sorry, under 21 crowd), and it's worth every sweaty penny. 


Campfires "Dusty Mansions"

Campfires is releasing a new 7" called "Dusty Mansions" on Small Plates Record (the new imprint from I Guess I'm Floating and YVYNYL music blogs) on April 12th. Campfires is primarily the work of Jeff Walls, and he is making a name for the band in the thriving Chicago experimental scene. You can preorder the album now.


2011 Rock N Roll Rumble Line-up Announced


The line-up for the 2011 Rock N' Roll Rumble has been announced. This Boston rock institution is presented by Boston Emissions with Anngelle Wood and sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon. Twenty-four bands will compete over the course of nine nights all to win one crown. It begins Sunday, April 3 at TT the Bear's. Tickets for the preliminary shows are $9 and available via TT's website. The six-night preliminary line-up is as follows:

Sunday, April 3
9pm The Blizzard of 78

9:45pm Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents
10:30pm OldJack

11:15pm McAlister Drive

Monday, April 4
9pm Full Body Anchor
9:45pm Tijuana Sweetheart

10:30pm A Wish For Fire
11:15pm Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys

Tuesday, April 5
9pm The Autumn Hollow Band
9:45pm Cult 45

10:30pm John Powhida International Airport
11:15pm Spirit Kid

Thursday 4/7

9:30pm TRiPLE THiCK
10:15pm Static of the Gods
11pm Mellow Bravo

11:45 The Acro-brats

Friday 4/8

9:30pm Tired Old Bones

10:15pm Stereo Telescope
11pm Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling

11:15pm Keep Me Conscious

Saturday 4/9
9:30pm Cradle to the Grave
10:15pm The Year Million
11pm Black Thai
11:45pm Sidewalk Driver

--Chrissy Prisco

Detholz! Death To The Traitor

Detholz! has released a new digital album that you can pay what you like for on bandcamp. Death To The Traitor combines interesting instrumentation and sparse rhythms with historical themes and images. The album is fun and danceable in spite of some of the heavier themes.

Detholz! will be celebrating the release of the album at The Hideout with Rachel Reis (her farewell to Chicago show) on March 19th.


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