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Typhoon Releases Video for "Starting Over (Bad Habits)"

Typhoon has been getting its fair share of (deserved) publicity lately. With ranking #2 in Willamette Week's Best New Band of 2010 poll, winning our Band of the Month poll earlier this year and having its newest album (first in three years) Hunger and Thirst featured on our site for quite some time now, it's safe to say that 2010 is Typhoon's year.

"Starting Over (Bad Habits)," the first single off Hunger and Thirst, is just as soaring and full as the band itself. Kyle Morton's shaky voice floats over dueling drums, twangy guitar riffs, bouts of horns and a chorale created by his bandmates.

The video, directed by Matthew Ross, depicts members of the band going about their actual day to day lives (horn player Tyler Ferrin works at Potato Champion and drummer Pieter Hilton runs a coffee cart called Gorilla Boy Coffee) and performing on stage, only to get sucked into a black hole caused by a Large Hadron Collider, which is a humongous atom-smashing machine that is believed to create a tiny black hole on Earth. Just check out the article the character in the beginning of the video is reading; it all makes sense!

Typhoon - Starting Over (bad habits) from Matthew Ross on Vimeo.

If you've yet to see the orchestral performance that is Typhoon's live show, you've got a chance May 23. The thirteen+ piece plays at Holocene with Frog Eyes and Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. Show starts at 8:30 pm. $8.

-Katrina Nattress


Weekend Warrior, May 14 -16

What started out as a nice little show at World Café Live put together by Andy Molholt (of The Armchairs) with buddies The Extraordinaires and Toys Soldiers has been turned into a local music extravaganza by The Fire’s Derek Dorsey and his young Temple protégés to celebrate Toy Soldiers re-release of Whisper Down the Lane on Drexel’s Mad Dragon Records at the TLA. Added to the original bill will be Drink Up Buttercup, The Great Unknown and Lady. This is a pretty sweet lineup. We’re also very interested to see if a few of the smaller local buzz bands can join forces to fill out a relatively massive venue for most of the acts on the bill at this stage in their careers. So come out and show your support for hometown music this Saturday! Hopefully you’ll be able to make it out after all the FREE daytime festivities.
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI The Fractals and Zach Djanikian (of The Brakes), SAT Hermit Thrushes and The Circadian Rhythms
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Mincemeat or Tenspeed, SAT American Speedway, Kingsnake, Backwoods Payback SUN The Asteroid #4
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Steve Goldberg & The Arch Enemies
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Fantasy Square Garden. SAT Cheap Dinosaurs, I Yahn I Arkestra,
M Room (12 W. Girard Ave.) FRI (Early) Orbit To Leslie, (Late) Live Not on Evil, SAT The It is, SUN Broken Prayers
The Khyber (56 S. 2nd St.) FRI Kuf Knotz, Vitamin F, SAT Post Post, SUN Ports of Call
Tritone (1508 South St.) SUN Hennessey and Chris Coyle
Blockley Pourhouse (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Blue Method and Swift Technique, SAT Parachuting Apostles
Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore Ave.) FRI Banned Books
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) FRI Hessians, Vulcan, Infernal Stronghold
Mar Bar (200 S. 40th St.) SAT Kevin James Devine
Murph’s Bar (202 E. Girard Ave.) SAT The Last Barbarians
Italian Market Festival (9th St.) SAT (Connie's Stage) Cow Muddy, The Spinning Leaves, The Josh & Pete Band, Johnny Miles, (MGK's Stage) Pawnshop Roses, SUN (Connie's Stage) The Major Leagues, Oso, The Sleepwells, The Discount Heroes, The Great Unknown
Ellen Powell Tiberino Museum (3819 Hamilton St.) FRI Carnivolution w/The Hydrogen Jukebox and The Radarmen
Art Star Craft Bazaar The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing (on Columbus Blvd. between Market St. & Walnut St.) SAT The Spinning Leaves, The Great Unknown, Ron Gallo & Friends, Oh! Pears, Arc In Round, North Lawrence Midnight Singers, SUN Invisible Like a Fox, Songs for Lonesome Hearts, Gildon Works, The Invisible Friends



Keith Masters

Keith Masters has sent a new remix of his track “Make It Take It Shake It” from his EP Discotheque. The remix is by Nolens Volens.


Future Rock Mixtape

Next month the local trio known as Future Rock will release an epic 52-minute live album. "Live in Wicker Park", set for a June 1st release, features live remixes of Black Moth Super Rainbow and Death from Above 1979 as well as a lot of the bands original material. Mickey Kellerman and Felix Moreno, alongside drummer Darren Heitz have been playing together and perfecting their technique since 2004. Filled with live samples, progressive rhythms, big beats, and party-ready rhythms, this album is a true showcase of the bands abilities. This is the band’s first release since their 2007 album Gears.

Check out the band’s popular new Neon Indian remix.


Can’t Miss Chicago Blogs

Lollapalooza has put out a question to the mass of music fans in Chicago to name their favorite Chicago music blog. We would love it if you would nominate The Deli Chicago. We are not sure what they are going to do, but I am sure it will be great! Go nominate us please.


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