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Hear ‘Exchange’ the Debut Project from Nico Segal’s New Band, The JuJu

posted by Oscar April 21, 2017

The Social Experiment’s Nico Segal (FKA Donnie Trumpet) has joined forces with Julian & Everett Reid and former Kids These Days bandmate Lane Beckstrom to form the new group The JuJu. As described on SoundCloud, “The JuJu is a musical partnership of childhood friends who came up through Chicago Public School music programs.”

The Jazz outfit created all the genre-bending music they’re offering on debut project Exchange, a 7-song album that features Nico’s SoX partner Nate Fox offering additional production while Jamila Woods lends her other-worldly vocals on “We Good.”

Check out the new album along with their live debut on Windy City Live below. Continue Reading

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HOMME – “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)” [The Ramones Cover]

posted by Oscar December 23, 2016

The HOMME ladies are helping us celebrate the holidays this year with a special cover of “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)” originally by The Ramones. The Chicago duo enlisted Lane Beckstrom, formerly of Kids These Days and Marrow, to play drums.

The duo adopted the Ramones’ approach of simplistic Rock & Roll and the formula worked just as fine here. Check out the cover below. Continue Reading

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Eryn Allen Kane – “Piano Song”

posted by Oscar November 10, 2015

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Eryn Allen Kane has released a new track, delivered via BET’s Being Mary Jane. This song is as beautiful as you would expect from EAK, starting off with a wonderful piano accompaniment to her solo voice that soon ushers in an oh-so-very-cool trumpeting part before flourishing into this big, ever-ascending  and glorious outtro.

The track features a lot of Chicago artists providing support, with Will Miller serving as co-writer along with providing horns, Marrow’s Macie Stewart and Lane Beckstrom playing piano and bass, respectively, and Peter Manheim on drums. The song was co-produced by Kane, Miller, and Liam Kazar (also of Marrow).

I’ve already heard it five times during the time I’m writing this; it doesn’t usually take me this long, but this one’s justified because when you hear “Piano Song” you’ll also realize that all you’ll want to do is devote your complete attention to it. In my most humbled opinion I have to say, Eryn is the best voice out there.

Listen to “Piano Song” below. Continue Reading

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New Project: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – ‘Surf’

posted by Oscar May 28, 2015

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It’s finally here… The long wait for new project Surf, from Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment (the band which includes Chance The Rapper) is over with the official release just minutes ago. It’s the first free release ever on the digital music store.

Get it for FREE now on iTunes.

Hit the jump to see the track list and to stream Surf. Continue Reading

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Recap: Marrow Live at Schubas

posted by Oscar December 20, 2013

Last night, (12/19/13) Marrow played a sold-out show at Chicago’s Schubas Tavern to usher in a new era for former Kids These Days members Liam Cunningham, Macie Stewart, Lane Beckstrom plus new drummer Matt Carroll. The young band was celebrating the release of their new EP, Two, with a little help from Lamp and Passerines who served as openers.
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Video: Marrow – TWO (Teaser)

posted by Oscar October 28, 2013

Earlier today newly-formed band Marrow released a teaser for their latest project, an EP suitably titled TWO. Marrow was formed by former Kids These Days members Liam Cunningham (guitar and vocals), Macie Stewart (keys and vocals) and Lane Beckstrom (bass), adding Matt Carroll on drums. While the young members of that Chicago band had reached an impressive level of success (performing at Lollapalooza 2011 and on Conan) and critical acclaim across all sorts of media (+ being genuine POD favorites) KTD broke up earlier this year, leaving us fans anxious to hear whatever it is the reincarnations of this band’s now former members would go on to release.

In the clip you see above, we get a behind the scenes look at the band convening in a basement to work and let their creativity flow. Knowing well enough what this group of musicians was able to do in their last band, I can’t help but be excited to hear what they have in store for us next.

The band will be having their first ever headlining show on December 19 at Schubas, the same day TWO is due out (digitally and on vinyl). Tix are $10 and it’s 18+, but all ages below 18 admitted if you come with a parent (and you’ll get a free Marrow t-shirt). Passerines and Lamp will also be on the bill.