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Across The Chicagoverse 02/27/11: Smoking Popes, Mark Rose, Mic Terror, & More!

Posted in Across The Chicagoverse by Jaime Black on February 27th, 2011

Because no one outlet can cover the entire Chicago music landscape, here’s what the premier talent tastemakers across the Chicagoverse and beyond have been up to lately.

Smoking Popes

-Smoking Popes‘ new record, This Is Only A Test, is now available to stream through Punk News. Hear that here, and pick up the record on March 15th.

Smoking Popes

-Meanwhile, Absolute Punk has details on Mark Rose‘s upcoming full length. Find that article here, or check out the artist’s CVU 2011 Forecast feature from last month for more details.

Who is ready for a full length? Check it out! RT @absolutepunk: Mark Rose Recording With Sean O’Keefe
Mark Rose

-Mic Terror is in the writing stages of his next release effort, titled (of course) The Shit. Following previous holiday-aligned releases, The Shit, as it were, is set to drop on Easter.

getting in sum late nite writing off this #4loko writing for my next project #THESHIT dropping on EASTER
mic terror

-Company Of Thieves are looking for fans to create homemade trailers in support of the group’s forthcoming effort, Running From a Gamble. Find more details on the project here.

HELP MAKE COT A TRAILER FOR NEW ALBUMclick below for instructions!
Company of Thieves

Anyone who missed our live @threadless warehouse performance yesterday can check it out here :
the Felix Culpa

-This past Friday, The Felix Culpa played a live set at the Threadless workspace as part of the t-shirt company’s Warehouse Sessions live series. The performance aired through the company’s Ustream channel, and is now available for viewing below.

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The band plays Bottom Lounge tonight, Sunday February 27th, for its Sever Your Roots rerelease event. For more on that, check out last Sunday’s Local 101 interview with the band’s Dustin Currier below.

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-The Streets On Fire‘s Live from Studio 10 Vocalo radio session, hosted by Music Vox DJ Jesse Menendez. is up now.

Listen to our “Live from Studio 10″ Appearance on Vocalo Radio. – In case you missed it Live. Here is a copy…
The Streets On Fire

-Ruby Hornet has announced its next Digital Freshness session, set to jump off this Friday, March 4th, at Beauty Bar.

Get Ready… Digital Freshness returns to @BeautyBChicago on 3/4 with @JoshMadden @djmano and @DJ_RTC

-Because apparently someone was going to have to, RedEye took one for the team and interviewed Chet Haze.

Hey other local publications, we interviewed @chethaze so you didn’t have to. #swaggish
The RE-Mix

-Finally, the fine folks at Loud Loop Press have uploaded an awesome compilation made up of the site’s 11 Chicago Bands To Watch In 2011. Featuring cuts from acts like Gypsy Blood, Chaperone, and YAWN, that collection is now available to download below, via Loud Loop Press’ Soundcloud page.

Across The Chicagoverse 02/13/11: Lupe Fiasco, Mat Devine, The Felix Culpa, & More!

Because no one outlet can cover the entire Chicago music landscape, here’s what the premier tastemakers across the Chicagoverse and beyond have been up to lately.

Lupe Fiasco

-Heave Media has posted the new single from Lupe Fiasco (above), entitled “Words I Never Said.” Find that here.

-Tonight’s Local 101 features show host Chris Payne interviewing My Gold Mask, Secret Colours, and Fashion Bomb. Catch that tonight at 9PM on Q101.

Tonight at 9PM on Q101′s @Local101: interviews with @mygoldmask, @SecretColours, & @xFashionxBombx!
Local 101

-A new episode has gone up at the JBTV site, featuring a live performance from Chicago’s own Urbanites. Watch that now.

-Long running scene staple Alternative Press has premiered the haunting new video for The Felix Culpa‘s “Our Holy Ghosts.” Catch that clip at their site.

-Chicago event calender site Do312 has posted an interview with Kill Hannah frontman Mat Devine about the much ballyhooed Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark musical. Read the singer’s thoughts here.

-On a related note, Buzznet has posted an interview between Mat Devine and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan. Find out what the two Chicago artists talked about here.

-Local hip hop source Fake Shore Drive has posted Hey You Guys!, the new mixtape from The Electric, a young grouping that features Chicago MC Pugs Atomz. Get on the new sound here.

-Loud Loop Press recently reported on the new album from White Mystery, and posted an interview with Disappears.

-Speaking of Loud Loop Press, site editor Richard Giraldi was recently a guest on local DJ and Chicago music enthusiast Jesse Menendez‘s Music Vox program on Vocalo, as seen below. The Music Vox has lift off. @rgiraldi of @loudlooppress joins me a lil later.
Jesse Menendez

-Chicago Mixtape is looking for music submissions from local artists. Get familiar with the site today in advance of its big Valentine’s Day launch tomorrow.

-Ruby Hornet has released a Closed Sessions video for “Something New,” featuring Freddie Gibbs and Chicago’s own YP. Watch that now, and download the session here.

-Local live music video haven Secret Note Shows has posted a new set of live clips from The Lifeline‘s recent record release event at Metro. Those are up for viewing here.

-And finally, Columbia College Chicago label Aemmp Records has a new web home. Follow along with them on Tumblr, and look for more on Aemmp this week, right here at CVU!