I've got a whole city to hold down

December 21, 2005


Don't wake the baby.

September 26, 2005

What's Chicagomuzik without Wilco?

Popdork reports today that Wilco has shelved the live DVD taped over four nights at the Vic last May. According to a press release from the band, however, the accompanying two-disc concert album Kicking Television: Live In Chicago is scheduled for a Nov. 1 release. Tracklist: Disc One - "Misunderstood," "Company In My Back," "The Late Greats," "Hell Is Chrome," "Handshake Drugs," "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart," "Shot in the Arm," "At Least That's What You Said," "Wishful Thinking," "Jesus, Etc.," "I'm The Man Who Loves You," "Kicking Television." Disc Two - "Via Chicago," "Hummingbird," "Muzzle of Bees," "One by One," "Airline to Heaven," "Radio Cure," "Ashes of American Flags," "Heavy Metal Drummer," "Poor Places," "Spiders (Kidsmoke)," "Comment" (Charles Wright).

In other news the Mini-Tweedies, Spencer and Sam, are appearing in a national TV ad campaign for Quaker Oats, and Daddy T has slated a gang of solo dates commencing the first week of November. There's no Chicago engagement scheduled at this point, but we're wondering if a pre-tour Abbey Pub gig might not be possible. The club's calendar is now blank on Nov. 2 and 3. (Just to tie it all together, the Quaker Oats ad was filmed at the Abbey.)

September 23, 2005

The M's announce new label

Local garage-glam rawkers the M's have attracted an outsized amount of attention for their meager recorded output - to the point that we were getting a little tired of them, frankly. With put-up-or-shut-up staring them straight in the face, though, the quartet has finally, formally announced its long-rumored signing to the Champaign-based Polyvinyl Records. A new album is expected in February. Congratulations, fellas - now bring it on.

September 22, 2005

Can I get an amen?

Long time no blog

Chicago people, what is up. After an extended summertime hiatus, the calendar tells us to get back to the blog, so here we are again. Welcome us back with cards, letters, tips, gossip and muckraking in the comments or privately via e-mail.

August 22, 2005

Taking a break

Chicagomuzik is on summer vacation. Comments will be turned off until we return. Now stop wasting your life in front of a computer and go outside and play.