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Kill Hannah Release Clip For “Why I Have My Grandma’s Sad Eyes,” Mat Devine Promises ‘It Gets Better’

Posted in Kill Hannah,Mat Devine by Jaime Black on November 7th, 2011

Kill Hannah

Following the announcement of this year’s New Heart For Xmas events, Kill Hannah has uploaded a video for its track “Why I Have My Grandma’s Sad Eyes,” off the band’s 2009 effort, Wake Up the Sleepers. The clip was produced and directed by “Spooky” Dan Walker and features frontman Mat Devine in a tight spot against supernatural captors. Find that heavily stylized clip below.

The band will perform a Storytellers-type set at JBTV on December 16th with a full headlining slot on December 17th at Bottom Lounge for this year’s New Heart For Xmas 8. Tickets for the Bottom Lounge show are currently on sale. In other Kill Hannah news, Devine recently posted his own heartfelt It Gets Better video, encouraging individuality and non-conformity. Find that message below.

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Local 101 Audio Archives: The Exit Interviews: Kill Hannah!

Kill Hannah

Facing an uncertain future, Q101‘s Local 101 has begun bringing flagship Chicago acts on the program for a series of exit interviews. Click below to hear the complete version of the Local 101 interview that partially aired on last night’s program. Local 101 host Chris Payne and producer Jaime Black check in with Kill Hannah‘s Mat Devine and Greg Corner to talk about the band’s history with Q101, as well as what the future holds for the group, in what may be Kill Hannah’s final Q101 interview.

Local 101: The Exit Interviews: Kill Hannah

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Across The Chicagoverse 02/20/11: City States, Carbon Tigers, Kanye West, & More!

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.

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-Tonight at 9PM on Q101‘s Local 101Chris Payne interviews members of The Streets On Fire (above), Comasoft, and The Felix Culpa!


Tonight on @Local101: @PayneQ101 interviews The Streets On Fire (@zstreetsonfire), @Comasoft, & @theFelixCulpa! 9PM on Q101
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Local 101

-Heave Media recently featured a Flosstradmus remix of the song “Equestrian” by U.S. Royalty. Listen to the DJ duo’s upbeat treatment here.

-Following his interview last week with Do312, Kill Hannah frontman Mat Devine has opened up to AOL Video (via Popeater) about his role in the Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark musical.

-Loud Loop Press has posted a sparse and minimalist electronic cover of The Police‘s “King Of Pain” as performed by local indie act City States. Hear that here.

-Tireless live music documentarians Secret Note Shows recently uploaded a set of live clips from CVU regulars An Aesthetic Anaesthetic. Watch those here.

-Columbia College‘s AEMMP Records continues its video interview series, this time talking with Carbon Tigers. Watch that at the label’s site.

-Check out live audio and video from Secret Colours up now at Couch House Sounds.

-The vinyl release of A Lull‘s forthcoming debut full length Confetti, set to drop April 12th, is now available for pre-order through the Lujo Records Merch Online store.

-Vocalo program Music Vox, hosted by Jesse Menendez, saw a wealth of local talent as guests this past week, as evidenced in the tweet below.


-Chicago Mixtape has announced a launch party happening March 5th at Subterranean. The event will feature performances from acts like Jonny Rumble, Ornery Little Darlings, and more.

-And finally, Fake Shore Drive was easily one of the first sites on the web to post Kanye West‘s new video for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy standout track “All Of The Lights.” For anyone who has yet to catch it, watch the clip below.

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!
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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.


http://www.vocalo.org/player The Music Vox has lift off. @rgiraldi of @loudlooppress joins me a lil later.
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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!

Mat Devine Is Setting Fires

Posted in Kill Hannah,Mat Devine,Setting Fires by Jaime Black on September 13th, 2010

Setting Fires

Earlier today, Kill Hannah frontman Mat Devine took to his Twitter to tweet a link to a new song from his side project, Setting Fires. The project is a collaboration between Devine and longtime Morrissey songwriter/guitarist Alain Whyte. According to the act’s MySpace page, the duo have been quietly working on music together since summer 2009, going on to recruit Good Charlottes Dean Butterworth on drums and bringing on Davey Julson-Rieley and Joe McGrath for production and mixing, respectively. An EP from Setting Fires is set to hit iTunes Tuesday, September 14th. In the meantime, sparkling, keyboard-based ambient and anthemic offering “The Search” is up now for streaming at Setting Fires’ MySpace, featuring Devine turning in his trademark breathless vocals. Watch ChicagoVerseUniteD for more on Setting Fires as it develops.