Friday • MOTR
Sidewalk Chalk's just-released second album, Leaves, opens with a live clip in which frontdude/rapper Rico Sisney and frontlady/singer Maggie Vagle ask a crowd to shout out the Hip Hop crew's name on the count of three. It's a fitting intro, for this Chicago octet is, first and foremost, interested in interaction, about stirring minds and moving asses.
Friday • Southgate House Revival
The fan base that Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray have accumulated over the past three years must look like a random demographic sampling from the U.S. census. ...
Tuesday • The Drinkery
On the final night of last year’s
MidPoint Music Festival extravaganza, an old man dropped into The
Drinkery to grab a beer, catch his breath and absorb a few minutes of
Sol Cat’s soulful Psych/Dance/Pop, which had reminded him at least a
little of Walk the Moon’s similarly adrenalized output. He’d expected an
out-of-town show to be sparsely attended, which would theoretically
allow him a seat at the bar and a chance to recharge for the remainder
of the night.
Tuesday • Southgate House Revival
Ex-Squirrel Nut Zipper Jimbo Mathus returns to his electric guitar-driven Mississippi Rock & Roll roots on his latest Fat Possum Records album called Dark Night of the Soul. ...