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  • Y-Not Radio Turns 14! Celebrate June 6th at Kung Fu Necktie w/ Lauran Hibberd!

    Next month, our phavorite locally based internet radio station, Y-Not Radio, officially turns 14.  And this Thursday, June 6th, Kung Fu Necktie will be hosting the Y-Not Radio 14th Anniversary celebration with English slacker pop phenom Lauran Hibberd (opening the evening is local bassist and songwriter Harlee Torres).  The...
  • Calva Louise, Back in the USA (5/21 at KFN)

    The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection first met multicultural British rock trio Calva Louise in April of 2022 on their first-ever US tour, when they were supporting alt-rockers Slothrust at The Church.  Well, the band – comprised of Venezuelan vocalist/guitarist Jess Allanic, French bassist Alizon Taho, and...
  • PRONOUN Talks Her First-Ever “Crush EP” (TONIGHT at KFN w/ Bad Bad Hats)

    Alyse Vellturo, better known as PRONOUN, has the distinction of being the first artist I went to see live post-lockdown (Earlier that year, prior to the release of her June 2021 EP, OMG I MADE IT, we chatted and she told me she was desperately itching to get out...
  • Neptune’s Core Venture out of the Midwest (3/28 at KFN)

    Chicago’s music scene has been making a major splash in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection recently, with acts like Friko, Ratboys, Squirrel Flower, Elizabeth Moen, Dehd, Neal Francis, Macie Stewart (one-half of Finom), and Half Gringa playing some of our favorite shows of recent years.  And...
  • Friko Talk Debut LPs (11/27 at KFN)

    Last week, Chicago duo Friko – comprised of vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Niko Kapetan and drummer Bailey Minzenberger – announced the release of their debut LP, Where we’ve been, Where we go from here, which is set to hit shelves February 16th.  The announcement came alongside their drop of lead single, “Crashing...
  • Get Spooky with Worriers Friday the 13th at Kung Fu Necktie (10/13)

    Last month Los Angeles-based punky indie rockers Worriers — the project of songwriter Lauren Denitzio, who is currently joined by band members Atom Willard (Against Me!, Social Distortion), Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady), Frank Piegaro, and Cayetana’s Allegra Anka — released Trust Your Gut, their second full-length of the...
  • Jarvis Taveniere Reflects on Nearly 20 Years of Woods (9/27 at KFN)

    Today indie folk rock outfit Woods – comprised of a core of Jeremy Earl, Jarvis Taveniere, and John Andrews – released their latest studio album, Perennial, courtesy of their own Woodsist label.  And they’re celebrating the release – in addition to nearly their 20th anniversary, having formed in 2004...
  • Maggot Heart’s Linnéa Olsson on Rock N’ Roll and Suffering (10/19 at KFN)

    Today iconoclastic Berlin trio Maggot Heart – led by former guitarist of The Oath, Linnéa Olsson — released “Archer,” the third single off of their forthcoming third full-length, Hunger, set to drop September 29th, via Svart Records and Rapid Eye Records.  The single follows up last month’s “This Shadow,”...
  • Thelma and the Sleaze: “I love everything Rock N’ Roll!” (7/23 at KFN)

    “When you get to be the lead singer of the greatest all-female, queer Southern Rock DIY band of all-time, you’re excited about it every day,” says Lauren “LG” Gilbert, the mainwoman (and only constant member) behind Thelma and the Sleaze, during a recent phone chat, which just happens to...