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Will Phalen & Julie Meckler @ Bottom Lounge

Julie Meckler is joining Will Phalen and the Stereo Addicts for a night of music at The Bottom Lounge hosted by the Chicago Acoustic Underground. Above is Julie practicing a new song she is adding to her live shows. It is "La Complainte de la Seine" by German composer Kurt Weill.

Will Phalen & The Stereo Addicts just released a new single called "Home Someday" which is backed with a cover of the Faces tune "Ooh La La".

Also on the bill for March 31st at The Bottom Lounge are Cook County Fair and BJSR. Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 8:30pm.


Black Math "Night Shade"

Black Math have released a trippy video for their track "Night Shade" which comes their Phantom Power which was released last year by Permanent Records.


Cross Record and Another New Calligraphy

Local label and publisher Another New Calligraphy recently announced the signing of the hauntingly beautiful Emily Cross (aka Cross Record). Late last year Emily released a series of free singles through bandcamp as Cross Record that were charming and entrancing that the local label could not resist. ANC will be releasing Emily's debut album Magnetic Current on April 19th.

In the last two months Emily has shared the stage with Thin Hymns, Pillars & Tongues, Can.Ky. Ree, and other like minded bands. She is well on her way to having a great emergence this year.


The Smoking Popes New Album

The Smoking Popes released their latest album, This Is Only A Test, on March 15th and performed down at SXSW the next night. The album is triumphant return for these '90's Chicago punk-pop hero's. The album is a concept album of sorts, and the band is currently down at SXSW tearing it up. Check out their live performce on JBTV here, and the video for their new track "Punk Band" below. 


Rachel Ries "Thank You Chicago Sale"

Rachel Ries is packing her bags and leaving Chicago. To say thank you and goodbye she is offering a limited edition package of goodies to her fans. In her special $30 "Farewell Chicago Bundle" you will receive her 2007 release Without A Bird on 180 gram vinyl and CD, a Without A Bird T-shirt, and a jar of Rachel's homemade jam!.

Rachel's last Chicago show is this Saturday at The Hideout with Detholz!


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