Chicago's Molehill doesn’t have the classic, charming origin story of longtime friends chasing down the spirit of rock in a suburban garage. Rather, the hand of fate drew the members into the path of lead singer and primary songwriter Peter Manhart from backgrounds one wouldn’t normally associate with soaring, anthemic pop rock; Trevor Jones, a classical upright bass player with a penchant for distortion, Devin Staples, a drummer in the venerable Chicago gospel circuit, and Greg Van Zuiden - a classical pianist who had only performed solo in the past. In fact, Manhart himself developed his love for performance in a touring Ukrainian dance troupe in his youth.
Thurs March 5
1:30 PM - Lowland Hum
3 PM - Molehill
3:30 PM - Honeyblood
Fri March 6
2 PM - Lincoln Durham
2:30 PM - Nexus
5 PM - Dylan Lloyd
With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including Juke Box Hero, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent, Head Games, Hot Blooded, Cold as Ice, Dirty White Boy, Waiting For A Girl Like You, and the worldwide #1 hit, I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.
Walter Trout’s backstory is a page-turner you won’t want to put down. Five decades in the making; it is equal parts thriller, romance, suspense and horror. There are musical fireworks, critical acclaim and fists-aloft triumph, offset by wilderness years and brushes with the jaws of narcotic oblivion. There are feted early stints as gunslinger in bands from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers to Canned Heat, and the solo career that’s still blazing a quarter-century later.
ODESSA has unveiled April 28th as the release date for her anxiously awaited self-titled full-length debut, ODESSA [Chop Shop/Republic Records]. The pre-order is live on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and Google Play today. iTunes and Amazon MP3 pre-order come with an instant download of her debut single “I Will Be There.”
Former The Voice France contestant Diana Espir premiered her music video for "Tomboy" feat. Nelly yesterday exclusively at Fuse. Produced by Uriel "Frenchie" Kabouch and directed by Jawney QVEST and Lanz Pierce, the video "expresses a positive message about the equal relationship between a girl and her guy friends, making a lighthearted statement about female empowerment." "Tomboy" is now available on iTunes.
So many of our local and touring artists are familiar with Andy's Music Store up on Belmont. It is a wonder of rare instruments mixed with all the necessities of the life of a musician. There's a gong room...just think about that for a minute. Well our friends who have managed this store have a wonderful opportunity to save the store and keep it in service. Here's some info on how you can help! First, go to http://www.gofundme.com/SaveOurMusicStore and read on for more info:
With an innate sense of creativity flowing through his veins that can only stem from his firmly planted musical roots, Alex Kislov is paving his own road in the EDM streets. Moving to the US from Israel at the age of 10, Kislov quickly transitioned to life in the new country. His mother and sister's interest in Electronic music influenced his first musical experience at the early age of seven and eventually lead the way to his calling as an Electronic music artist. Little did he know at that moment that he would go on to become one of Chicago's finest.
Bella Union are thrilled to announce the signing of Ezra Furman, whose 2013 album Day Of The Dog and riotous live shows with his band The Boyfriends won numerous 5 star reviews. Furman, who The Guardian has called "a punk-fired rock'n'roll classicist," has just announced news of his biggest London headline show to date, at Shepherd's Bush Empire on the 22nd October.
The music of decker. is an intense blend of desert psych folk, gospel and Old Testament terror along with lyrics that embrace the plot of the everyman. The Sedona, AZ band will release Patsy next week on February 17 but thanks to our good friends over at Relix, you can stream the album in full ahead of its release. Listen to Patsy HERE and order the album HERE.
Illinois pop-punk outfit Real Friends has announced the premiere of their self-produced documentary called Moving Forward, "a documentary about growth, change, and moving forward." The documentary is set to premiere tonight at 7pm CST on RealFriendsBand.com.
After making their network television debut performing "Blinded" on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers earlier this month, The Bots announced today that the song's music video will be directed by The Walking Dead star, Norman Reedus. Check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video at The FADER and stay tuned for more information on its premiere.
The Musebox today announced the release of Alex Patri’s remix of “Guerrero,” the newest single from Argentina’s hottest export, songwriter Panda Elliot. Together with producer Gustavo Montemurro (Ruben Rada, Jaime Roos) and celebrity guests Hugo Fattoruso and Facundo Guevara, the Buenos Aires favorite Elliot recently released Forastera, an album filled with energetic rock & roll and sensuous dance beats. More information on Forastera, “Guerrero,” and Elliot’s entire catalogue is available on her official website.