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House of Vans Wraps Up Summer with Wolf Parade

by Jesse Drake
Van’s own musical venue in the Near West Side of Chicago had some legendary and up-and-coming acts perform this summer.   With a few of those biggest names gaining a big crowd for the final show. The bands, in order of performance were, Lala Lala, TORRES and Wolf Parade. Lala Lala is a Chicago based […]

Moses Sumney Goes off in New Politically Charged Track

by Jesse Drake
Art-pop musician Moses Sumney has a new EP heading our way, titled Black in the Deep Red, 2014, and if the leading track off this album is any indicator of the rest of his new tunes, it’s bound to be excitable. The track is titled “Rank and File,” and can be heard below. Sumney first […]

Elvis Costello to Release New Album With Former Band The Imposters

by Jesse Drake
New wave-era musician Elvis Costello is back with a couple new tracks and an album that’s planned to be released this October. The album is titled “Look Now,” and employs the help of his old back up band The Imposters. It is Costello’s first album in over 5 years. Costello was just on tour last […]

What Happened to Progressive Rock?

by Jesse Drake
It was the sound of a generation. It was a scene of vibrating rock concertos taking place in arenas packed with thousands of psychedelic drug induced college kids who would later grow up to be our boring suburban parents, partly explaining its disappearance. The counter culture generation, who wrote songs about escaping war mongering and […]

Animal Collective’s New Double LP Announced Prematurely

by Jesse Drake
Fans of the psychedelic sensation, Animal Collective, can rejoice, because a new album is on its way. Titled, Tangerine Reef, it is set to release August 17.   However, the way this album was unveiled was hardly, according to the band’s plan. Reddit user and r/AnimalCollective frequenter, u/pigammon discovered a new result for the group on […]

Unearthed Audio Demonstrates Radiohead’s Elite Status

by Jesse Drake
Not long ago, a soundcheck dated from 2006 was uploaded to YouTube that shows the legendary-art rock band, Radiohead testing out different sounds before recording what was most likely a track on the album, “In Rainbows.”   Most wouldn’t guess that a soundcheck could sound like a hipster rock anthem, but here we are. It […]