Speaking of Halloween … the Misfits were one of the scariest bands of the last 30 years, right? The band (with an asterisk) plays the Vic Sunday. Glenn Danzig won’t be part of the lineup. In fact, the only original member performing on Halloween is Jerry Only.
That just doesn’t seem right.
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Halcyon Digest may sound a little straighter than Deerhunter’s previous releases but it’s a good album.
Kurt Vile is giving us a taste of his upcoming album expected out later this year, releasing the new song, In My Time. The song, which Kurt has previewed live, is part of a three-song 7-inch to be released November 9. A digital copy will be released next week.
It’s a good song. I’ve listened to it a few times already today.
Marc Bolan, aka T. Rex, helped fuel the glam rock genre of the early 1970s. His classic The Slider has been out of print in the U.S. for years but it’s going to be reissued digitally and on CD by former blues label Fat Possum next week. A vinyl edition will be sold November 23.
Slider is a great album and it’s heartening to see someone is reissuing it. The Fat Possum folks say more T. Rex reissues are on the way.
Le Noise is another Neil Young masterpiece. I’ve heard people compare it to On the Beach. I think that’s a hard comparison. The albums were made in different times and certainly were recorded in much different periods in Neil’s career.
Regardless, the recently released Le Noise is a great album and recommended. And this comes from someone who owns most of of the Neil Young catalog.
Revolution Blues is my favorite song from On the Beach. I was actually introduced to the song after hearing Golden Smog cover it.
Riot Fest continues this weekend and the multi-venue shindig has a little someting for everyone — especially the old punks.
The documentary You Weren’t There: A History of Chicago Punk 1977-1984 is pretty instructive for those of us who indeed weren’t around to enjoy those early days. The movie is also a lot of fun to watch.
Some of the bands featured in the movie (Naked Raygun, Subverts, Articles of Faith, Silver Abuse) are playing the Double Door tonight as part of Riot Fest. Tonight’s theme is Busted at Oz, the name of a comp album recorded at a former legendary Chicago punk club in the early ’80s. Tonight’s sold-out show features a mostly original lineup of Naked Raygun. Unfortunately, Effigies had to cancel.
Check out the trailer for You Weren’t There below.