With the group set to take the Red Bull Sound Select stage this Friday, August 2nd at 2:30PM at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Smith Westerns have been lining up a series of appearances throughout the city in support of their festival slot and their latest full length, Soft Will.

Today between 3 and 4PM at Chicago’s TOPMAN shop, the group will perform an exclusive DJ set in conjunction with Nylon Guys (RSVP). Then, later tonight, the Chicago glam-pop outfit takes the stage at Lincoln Hall for a sold out Lollapalooza pre-show. 

As if that wasn’t enough, the band is set to perform tomorrow, Thursday, August 1st, at Logan Square Auditorium, for a Lolla kick off event (RSVP). 

Get prepped for a full week of Smith Westerns with the act’s live performance of their track “Varsity” at WFUV above, or check out Soft Will b-side “Case & Point” below.


A high quality clip of The Color Morale performing their cut “Smoke & Mirrors” acoustic has posted online via Crescendo TV. Watch the stripped down visual above, and find The Color Morale’s tour dates via their Facebook page.


News: Supreme Cuts Announce Sophomore Effort, ‘Divine Ecstasy’

With the group set to take the stage at Lollapalooza this Saturday, August 3rd in Grant Park, local live production and ambient pop outfit Supreme Cuts have posted the first selection from their forthcoming sophomore effort, Divine Ecstasy. The album is set to drop on October 1st via Dovecote, and features the cut “Envision,” which features Channy of Polica. Give in to the hypnotic spell of “Envision” below, followed by Supreme Cuts’ upcoming tour dates below.

Supreme Cuts Live Dates  

8/2 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL **

8/3 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL 

9/3 - U Street Music Hall - Washington, D.C.

9/5 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY

9/6 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY

9/7 - The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA

9/8 - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC

9/9 - The Hoxton - Toronto, ON

9/11 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA

9/12 - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA


A new live visual featuring the recently re-banded Spitalfield has posted online. The clip features the Chicago pop punk veterans performing their track ”I Loved The Way She Said L.A.” live on their summer Remember Right Now reunion run. Check out that video above, via AltarTV.


Red haired garage rockers White Mystery have posted a new treatment for the track “Break A Sweat,” from their 2013 effort, Telepathic. Break into dance with that visual above, and check out the band on September 15th at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park, and on September 20th for the Chicago Music Summit.


News: Into It. Over It.: New Album ‘Intersections’ Out Sept 24th


Into It. Over It. and Triple Crown Records proudly announce the September 24th release of IntersectionsIntersection was recorded at the legendary Soma Electronic Music Studios by producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine).


Album Art by Midwest Love
Album Photos by Ryan Russell

Album Track Listing:

01. New North-Side Air
02. Spinning Thread
03. A Curse Worth Believing
04. Spatial Exploration
05. Favor & Fiction
06. The Shaking Of Leaves
07. Upstate Blues
08. No Amount Of Sound
09. A Pair Of Matching Taxi Rides
10. Obsessive Compulsive Distraction
11. Your Antique Organ
12. Contractual Obligation

Click Below Image / Link for ‘Intersections Preview or HERE


Chicago pop-punk entity Into It. Over It. has announced the impending release of its sophomore full length, Intersections. The effort will post on September 24th via Triple Crown Records. Find a preview for that effort in the clip below, and look for more on new II.OI. to post here at this site leading up to the album’s release.   



This week on the Dynasty Panelcasts series: Freelancing In The Social Age with Britt Julious and Leah Pickett! The two Chicago journalists come together in a live streaming panelcast to discuss how they began freelancing for outlets like WBEZ and The Chicago Tribune, developing and maintaining an authentic voice online, their thoughts about writing for free, and their views on all things social.

Watch that live panelcast in full above, and watch for the SoundCloud podcast to post here soon.

New Dynasty Podcasts Panelcast featuring Britt Julious and Leah Pickett, talking freelancing in the social age. Watch that Dynasty production above.


From John Rossiter (formerly of the late Young Jesus) comes a new project titled Bummer. The group recently debuted their debut visual, entitled “Low,” off the group’s forthcoming self-titled EP debut. The soulful and minimal production is a subtly infectious ear worm that builds upon each subsequent listen. Get familiar with bummer in the treatment above, and look for more from the group here at CVU.


With the group playing Schubas later today for their record release event, Chicago young bloods Twin Peaks visited WBEZ’s Morning Shift program this week for an interview and live performance. Stream or download that appearance above, and catch the group live tonight, Wednesday, July 24th at Schubas (tix), for the Sunken record release event.


From his New Chi-T LP comes Netherfriends' new visual for “Summer Sex,” featuring Auggie The 9th. Go in on the slow and sultry seasonal jam in the treatment above.


Secret files from the Chicagoverse



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