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  • 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...
  • Friko Drops New Video and Returns to The 215 (4/11 at MilkBoy w/ WILLIS)

    Last week we met Chicago teenage alt-rock quartet Neptune’s Core, who made their Philadelphia debut with a top-shelf rock show at Kung Fu Necktie.  However, it turns out that we have a mutual friend in Chicago indie rock duo Friko, comprised of vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Niko Kapetan and drummer Bailey Minzenberger....
  • 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...
  • Thelma and the Sleaze Talks Surviving in Rock N’ Roll (3/6 at Underground Arts w/ Laura Jane Grace)

    Last July we officially announced the release of Holey Water, the most recent LP from “all-female, queer Southern Rock DIY band” Thelma and the Sleaze, after a chat with TATS frontwoman and only constant member Lauren “LG” Gilbert on her 38th birthday.  The chat was in advance of the...
  • Royal Thunder’s Mlny Parsonz: “I write these songs to help me get through shit!” (1/21 at MilkBoy)

    This past fall, ultra-heavy psych-rockers Royal Thunder found themselves playing mega-venues supporting grunge legends Alice In Chains.  They were some of the first shows the Atlanta trio played after an extended hiatus, following some January headlining dates and a summer tour supporting Royal Bliss.  The last time we saw...
  • (CANCELLED) Spend NYE w/ Foyer Red!!! (12/31 at MilkBoy w/ Speedy Ortiz and Grocer)

    “I feel like I’ve had this New Year’s Eve convo before and the general consensus is that it’s kind of a bummer ,” says Foyer Red drummer Marco Ocampo of the almost always overhyped holiday.  Although vocalist and clarinetist (and Ocampo’s partner) Elana Riordan goes on to tell me...
  • 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...
  • Bestial Mouths: “I feel like this new one is like the next level for us…” (10/28 at Underground Arts)

    Front Line Assembly’s Rhys Fulber recently told Lynette Cerezo that her most recent single, “Road Of Thousand Tears,” is her, “David Lynch song.”  So, it’s only fitting that this Saturday, 10/28, Lynette will be playing Eraserhood’s own Underground Arts.  Lynette Cerezo is better known as Bestial Mouths, a goth/industrial...