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The Aesthetic have been diligently working on their debut EP ‘I AM’ for over a year and are finally ready to release it! They’ll be playing their release show tomorrow night at Beat Kitchen. These fine gentlemen will be accompanied by the smooth and sultry Rails, (Kristen’s favorite) dance-rock Minnesota natives The Phoenix Philosophy, and the underappreciated Dash Cunning kicking off the night.
I AM is already up for download on iTunes, Amazon, etc., but you can pick up a hard copy as well as some new threads at the show.
8 PM | 17+ | $10
The talented and gracious gentlemen of State and Madison are working on releasing their first ever record. They’ve had a Kickstarter up for the last few weeks to help fund it and are in the final five days. They’ve nearly met their goal, but could still use a little bit more! These guys are one of the hardest working bands we know and all of us at SFAS would love to see them meet their goal. Every little bit helps, so dig around your Christmas loot for a couple extra bucks and please send it their way!
SkyCast Episode Five: Terminated
mp3 download: bit.ly/skycast5
Our final episode of SkyCast features two of our favorite bands: Archie Powell & the Exports and The Noise FM. We got cozy with these guys to talk mostly about their upcoming Noise For Toys show they’re playing on December 16th with The Scissors and State & Madison at Beat Kitchen. The guys also discussed their love of Bush (the band), SkyNet, and what not to do while at shows.
Have you heard about Hidden Hospitals yet? These guys have been around for almost three months, released an EP, have played a total of five shows (their most recent had them opening for Hot Rod Circuit at Bottom Lounge) and released a video for their song ‘Swan Dive’.
Hidden Hospitals is composed of former members of New York-based bands Damiera and Kiss Kiss. Their sound is a delicious blend of chugging guitars and carefully crafted and haunting lyrics. If you’re still not over The Fireship’s breakup earlier this year, Hidden Hospitals are a very good surrogate.
The band is deciding to take things slow and are going into hibernation for the next couple of months to work on tightening their sound and work on new material. Before they play their next show, brush up on their music by clicking here and nabbing yourself a digital copy of EP 001.
Another look into our final episode of SkyCast:
Archie of Archie Powell & the Exports plays ‘The Darndest Things’ off their cd Skip Work.
The episode featuring AP&E and The Noise FM will be available for download at the beginning of next month!
A sneak peek into the recording of the last episode of SkyCast:
Alex and Austin of The Noise FM play a new, currently untitled song. Watch for the episode to drop at the beginning of December!
Just listen to those sweet, soothing harmonies!
For today only, you can get a free download of The Aesthetic’s “All In Your Head,” off their debut EP set to come out next month.
You can stream it above and download it (right click + save as) here.
Normally we type out the info for upcoming shows, but we’ll let Brett from The Frantic tell you himself.
But if for whatever reason you can’t watch this video, check the deets below:
- Wednesday, November 23rd @ Porkchop (941 W. Randolph St., Chicago)
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
- Saturday, November 26th @ Cool River Draught House (12622 W. 159th Street, Homer Glen)
Fitz & the Tantrums have blown up in the last ten months. They were in Chicago for the very first time in February of this year and sold the place out. Over the summer, they played for thousands of people at Lollapalooza. Now they’re returning to Metro for a three night stand that kicks off this weekend. All three nights will have Walk the Moon opening. Saturday and Tuesday nights are 18+, Sunday is all ages.
(If you weren’t lucky enough to score tickets, you can try your luck with scalpers on the days of the shows.)