SXSW 2012 Taking Shape

January 24th, 2012 by Rami

The South By Southwest Music Festival 2012 in Austin TX on March 15-19th is starting to take shape.

We don't have all the details ironed out yet (oy! It's like herding cats...) but we can tell you a few things for certain and promise to keep you updated.

Our official showcase is Saturday March 17th at Red Eyed Fly

Performing will be ...Read more

Scotland Yard Gospel Choir Instruments Stolen

January 23rd, 2012 by Rami

So, last weekend, members of the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir put together a going away party for Elia at the Whistler in Chicago. Proceeds went to charity: Dave Egger's literacy project 826.

What did the band get for their efforts? Some POND SCUM stole Ethan's violin and guitars from the trunk of a car.

Hey! FILTH BAG! I hope karmic vengeance...Read more


January 19th, 2012 by Rami

Today, January 20th, in 1978, the Mekons released their first single "Never Been In A Riot" on the indie Fast Records.

That first incarnation of the The Mekons consisted of Kevin Lycette and Tom Greenhalgh on guitar, Jon Langford on drums, Mary on bass and Mark White and Andrew Corrigan sharing vocals.

It was described in NME as "making the Sex Pistols...Read more


January 12th, 2012 by Rami

...well not her, but her music....

Her song "How Many Women" from her wicked debut album Indestructible Machine will be featured on Fox TV's show Alcatraz on Monday, January 16th. 9pm eastern, 8pm central.

They tell us it'll be the "background music in the gun shop." Sounds promising!

So, here's a sentence I'd never thought I'd type: Make sure to tune into...Read more


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