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Santah @ The Empty Bottle

Yesterday, Uncommon Ground released a new rooftop farm session with Santah. This was fourth video in their summer series, The Rooftop Farm Sessions, and it was fillmed on the "first Urban Organic Rooftop Farm in the country at Chicago's greenest restaurant, Uncommon Ground".

You can catch Santah on Sept. 26th at The Empty Bottle opening for Gardens & Villa.

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Son Step EP Release Show at Boot & Saddle Sept. 18

It’s understandable to see why Son Step is a favorite among pockets of local musicians. The band combines what seems to be a learned background in avant-garde jazz with a unique approach to songwriting and attacks it with such conviction and ferocity that it’s hard not to appreciate what they are doing from an artist’s perspective. However, that club always felt a bit exclusive, but judging by the initial offerings from their new EP Ova Nova, which is out today, the band seems to have found more of a balance between cerebral jazz and pop accessibility, which might just find them more appealing to a wider audience. Son Step will celebrate the release of their latest evening this evening at Boot & Saddle with electro-acoustic orchestral-pop outfit Grandchildren and psych-rockers Drone Ranger. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 9pm, $10, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman

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Lilly Wolf premieres video for "Pop Dream" at Hail Hail Bar tomorrow (09.19)

Lilly Wolf is the electro pop brainchild of Lilly Wolfson and (invisible) producer Alex Neuhausen, who recently relocated to NYC from the San Francisco Bay Area. Described as “pop music for pop music snobs,” the duo crafts melodic, sophisticated tunes that don't shy away from melancholy or sadness, like in single 'Pop Dream," whose video we are premièring here. Entirely shot in the big apple, the video contrasts the deep greenery of an empty Forest Park, Queens, with the concrete, graffiti-covered landscape of East Williamsburg. Video release party tomorrow (09.19) at Hail Hail Bar at 10.30.

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Weekly Feature: Elaphant plays CMJ on 10.23 at Rockwood

Bandmates Andrew James, Aynsley Powell, James Cleare, Tom Deis, and Grant Zubritsky have come together to form the elusive Elaphant, an edgy quintet with rock and roll at its heart. The group kicked off the summer of 2014 with their self-titled debut EP, a short but powerful collection of raw and genuine musicality. While Andrew is the songwriter and mastermind behind the project, it is his bandmates who translate the compositions and transform them into something truly compelling. The result is a big band sound threaded with authentic blues and commanding instrumental interludes, and we’re dying to hear what they have in store for their next release. Elaphant is scheduled to play the CMJ Music Marathon at Rockwood Music Hall on 10.23. 

LINKS: Read Jillian Dooley Interview with Elaphant

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New Lawsuits EP Available for Streaming

The Lawsuits made their new EP Tumbled available for streaming at Culture Collide. Frontman Brian Dale Allen Strouse shares: "I think we were trying to make universally relatable songs that sound like they were created in a studio. We feel strongly attached to this project because it serves as a snapshot for what the future album is gonna look like." The band will be releasing it on September 23, and will celebrate its arrival on Friday, September 26 at Johnny Brenda's with DRGN King and Tutlie.

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Down and Outlaws Open for The Silent Comedy and Strange Vine at Bottom of the Hill - 9/18

San Francisco heavy garage rock band, Down and Outlaws are playing a show with influential San Diego based rock/folk band, The Silent Comedy and the Fresno based band, Strange Vine. This strong line up promises to be a show that will totally be worth your while. This is going to be a great California drenched rock and roll event, so head out and have a great time!


Black Bananas drops music video for “Creeping The Line” featuring a gigantic teddy bear and strippers!

Black Bananas, the alternative rock band lead by the fur-adorned, aviator-wearing, erstwhile DC heroine Jennifer Herrema, has released the music video for "Creeping The Line" on September 11th. The band formerly known for their rock roots as RTX, garnishes laid-back auto-tuned melodies sung over an electric guitar. The Jess Holzworth directed video is creatively intriguing- prepare your eyes for crazy pops of color, 1 gigantic teddy bear, 2 very-skilled pole dancers, and 3 chic-looking dogs! Be sure to check out the rest of the tracks off their summer album Electric Brick Wall, out now. And if you’re heading to Los Angeles, catch them October 23rd at Los Globos in Hollywood. – Sade A. Spence

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G "Outer Space"

G is the new collaboration between Jimmy Giannopoulos (LOLAWOLF, Reputante) and Genevieve (Company of Thieves). The duo's first single is called "Outer Space" and the duo released the single and video this week. Their debut EP will be released later this year via Innit Recordings.

The sound is a beautiful change of pace for Genevieve musically into a much more electronic and beat driven sound.

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