Interview: Tim Fogarty of El Ten Eleven
Oct22

Interview: Tim Fogarty of El Ten Eleven

The propulsive rhythms and postive vibes of El Ten Eleven make for a great experience, live or recorded. They recently swung through Chicago, playing Lincoln Hall. Tim Fogarty played a great show. Perhaps not as memorable as the last time they played Chicago, but how can you top a street festival concert caught in a torrential downpour? El Ten Eleven songs are chock-full of ear candy – in Tim Fogarty’s drums, gritty...

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Interview: David Bazan and Alex Westcoat of Bazan + Band
Oct11

Interview: David Bazan and Alex Westcoat of Bazan + Band

David Bazan recently hit the stage at Lincoln Hall with a revved-up band and recharged setlist. You’d be forgiven for expecting a morose affair. Last year he released a highly publicized “break-up with God” album, Curse Your Branches. To support it, he embarked on a solo tour, strumming a classical guitar in intimate living room shows. Bazan has always had great songs. His recordings have continued to evolve with a whack-a-mole array...

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Interview:Aron Sanchez & Arone Dyer of Buke and Gass
Sep12

Interview:Aron Sanchez & Arone Dyer of Buke and Gass

From their homemade instruments to their screen-printed posters, Buke and Gass embody the DIY ethic. Both veteran musicians, they’ve carved out a fascinating niche with this latest project by multi-tasking to the max. While Arone weaves a tapestry of treble with her modified ukelele, jingle shoe, and brave alto, Aron shreds it apart with his jigsaw guitar-bass and jagged bass drum stabs. It is methodical madness. Seeing them...

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Interview:Francis White of White Mystery

TheBestDrummerInTheWorld.com learns about the elusive “Yin and Yang” that is the magic behind sister/brother duo White Mystery. Francis White supplies the head-rattling primal beat to their garage rock. We caught up with him before a sweaty show at Crown Liquors in...

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“Perfecting Process” with Mike Belitsky of The Sadies

The Sadies are crossing the country right now in support of their fantastic new record, Darker Circles.  Here in Chicago they’ll be playing Schubas on Friday, August 20.  The last time I saw them there they blew the lid off the place with an explosive 90-minute set of musical TNT packed with original and traditional material.  The show is not to be missed. The Sadies are an example of a band that keeps on getting better and...

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