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Sunday, August 31 2014  |  2 notes
Shit Thyself || Aphex Twin has New Album ‘Syro’
You won’t find a leak anywhere, but if you act swiftly, you can enter for a chance to win tickets to a listening party, one of which happens right here in Chicago! To enter, Click These Words, which will whisk you away to the Warp website, a label that you should research thoroughly if you are not already familiar. Syro drops on 9.19.2014. Good luck!

Shit Thyself || Aphex Twin has New Album ‘Syro’

You won’t find a leak anywhere, but if you act swiftly, you can enter for a chance to win tickets to a listening party, one of which happens right here in Chicago! To enter, Click These Words, which will whisk you away to the Warp website, a label that you should research thoroughly if you are not already familiar. Syro drops on 9.19.2014. Good luck!

Thursday, August 28 2014  |  1 note

New Track “Trainwreck” || Sophomore Album Drops 9.09.2014

It’s been 10 painful years since ‘You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine’ first graced your earholes and created a musical gap that no one else could fill. Finally, DFA1979 has prepared another hit to sate your head, and a whole bushel is just around the corner! See: 'The Physical World'

To see them live, simply appear at The Riviera Theater on November 25th, 2014, even if it is just to see if Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler really do have elephant trunks. 

Wednesday, August 27 2014  |  2 notes
Fresh!glittergutsphoto:

Meet Nicole LaMondie from Wolf, Ram & Hart. She makes custom art for every @BumpGrindcore!
Come out Friday 8.29 and she’ll set you straight for Drake Tribute night! (at Beauty Bar)

Fresh!

glittergutsphoto
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Meet Nicole LaMondie from Wolf, Ram & Hart. She makes custom art for every @BumpGrindcore!

Come out Friday 8.29 and she’ll set you straight for Drake Tribute night! (at Beauty Bar)

Tuesday, August 26 2014  |  11,446 notes
Can’t wait to be a “Bad Plumber’s Mate” for Halloween. To hell with Mario and Luigi!ishitpics:

bad plumber’s mate is my favorite Mario character now 

Can’t wait to be a “Bad Plumber’s Mate” for Halloween. To hell with Mario and Luigi!

ishitpics
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bad plumber’s mate is my favorite Mario character now 

(via kotakucom)

Tuesday, August 26 2014  |  388 notes

DAMN son!

gamefreaksnz:

Metro Redux launch trailer returns to post-apocalyptic Moscow

Metro Redux remasters cult horror titles Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light for new-generation systems.

Catch the launch trailer and screens here.

Monday, August 18 2014
Monday Motivation || Have a Wallpaper, you Awesome Human!
That’s a right-click and save. It may not fit your monitor (unless you turn it on its side), but it’s better than that hokey “80% of success is just showing up” ‘I’m OK you’re OK and Woody Allen is OK too’ bullshit. This is get-off your ass material for a Monday, not a massage. 

Monday Motivation || Have a Wallpaper, you Awesome Human!

That’s a right-click and save. It may not fit your monitor (unless you turn it on its side), but it’s better than that hokey “80% of success is just showing up” ‘I’m OK you’re OK and Woody Allen is OK too’ bullshit. This is get-off your ass material for a Monday, not a massage. 

Thursday, August 14 2014

Don’t miss THE CURE @ Riot Fest 2014 in Humboldt Park!

Get your happy-goth on and go see my personal favorite band, The Cure, at Riot Fest!  The fest is stretching across the September 12-14 weekend and will call Humboldt Park home once again.  This is one of the most entertaining, welcoming, and diverse festivals I’ve ever attended and it only gets better and better with every year.  With The Cure headlining, you’re already guaranteed your money’s worth.  BottleRock Festival in Napa Valley had to pull the plug on The Cure’s set this summer for overstaying their welcome a bit.  Having seen them twice, I can say in full confidence that if you’re a fan of The Cure, you’ll leave happy no matter what era of the legendary band you prefer.

Among the massive lineup for the weekend are Slayer, Failure (who we recently covered at the Metro), The Dandy Warhols, Mastodon, Cheap Trick, Patti Smith(!), and so many others.  You can check the full lineup here and buy tickets in various increments here.  Don’t miss out on this spectacular weekend…after a lackluster Lollapalooza lineup, Riot Fest is here to pick up the slack! -NMJ

!! Just announced today: Riot Fest official aftershows!  Click here for the full breakdown !!

Buy RIOT FEST 2014 Chicago tickets here!

See the RIOT FEST 2014 Chicago lineup here!

Thursday, August 14 2014

UR INVITED: After Dark at The Modern Wing
Friday August 22nd, 2014

Explore the museum late night with After Dark in the Modern Wing. Enjoy and take guided tours of ‘Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary 1926-1938’ and then rock out to live performances by band Kinky Love and acclaimed theatrical group Collaboraction. Enjoy complimentary appetizers with a cash bar. Hosted by The Evening Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago.

After Dark—see the Art Institute in a new light.

VISIT THE AFTER DARK FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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Special Guest Band: KINKY LOVE

with Resident DJs: Graham & Chess of CENOB1TE

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Featured Interactive Performances by: COLLABORACTION

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Immersive Video Installation by: STOPTIME341

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Event Curated by: MATT WOODBURN

Hosted by: EVENING ASSOCIATES

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COMPLIMENTARY HORS D’OEUVRES & CASH BAR

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GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS
$30 Adult | $20 Members & Students | $15 Evening Associates

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE | by phone: (877) 307-4AIC
in person: Art Institute admission counter

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The Modern Wing of The Art Institute of Chicago
159 E. Monroe | Chicago, IL 60603 | 9:00PM - 12:00AM
 

Sunday, August 10 2014  |  376 notes
Woah.
gamefreaksnz:

Video: The Making of Borderlands: The Pre-SequelGearbox Software has revealed a new video to shed some light on the development of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.Catch the new clip here.

Woah.

gamefreaksnz:

Video: The Making of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Gearbox Software has revealed a new video to shed some light on the development of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

Catch the new clip here.

Friday, August 1 2014
John Scalzi || Upcoming Book & Chicago Visit
Scalzi’s upcoming book Lock In is about the aftermath of a virus that leaves millions “locked in” their bodies, alive, but completely paralyzed. A quarter century later, the world has been reformed by this disease, there are now people called “Integrators” who can allow the locked-in to access their body for a time. The main story of Lock In involves the murder of one of these locked that, because of their vegetative state, quickly becomes a complicated Inception-style adventure-through universes large and small. 
Scalzi will stop by Chicago on his tour for Lock In on Tuesday, October 21st (6:00 PM) @ The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Lock In is released August 26th 
-Pawl Schwartz

John Scalzi || Upcoming Book & Chicago Visit

Scalzi’s upcoming book Lock In is about the aftermath of a virus that leaves millions “locked in” their bodies, alive, but completely paralyzed. A quarter century later, the world has been reformed by this disease, there are now people called “Integrators” who can allow the locked-in to access their body for a time. The main story of Lock In involves the murder of one of these locked that, because of their vegetative state, quickly becomes a complicated Inception-style adventure-through universes large and small. 

Scalzi will stop by Chicago on his tour for Lock In on Tuesday, October 21st (6:00 PM) @ The Seminary Co-op Bookstore

Lock In is released August 26th 

-Pawl Schwartz

Friday, August 1 2014  |  2 notes

Chicago’s CENOB1TE have returned with TWO new tracks - “Mindkiller” and “Control”!!

My personal favorite purveyors of bass music are finally back to destroy your speakers with not one, but TWO new tracks.  Cenob1te are the masters of bass in Chicago and they’ve been dearly missed recently since they went on a brief hiatus.  They just released a slab of intense, Dune-inspired bass in the form of “Mindkiller” through Downlink’s Uplink Audio.  The song is up to #17 on Beatport at the time of writing this, so support your local electronic artists and go cop the new tune (link below)!!  

Also, in celebration of reaching 5,000 followers on Soundcloud, they also dropped “Control,” a bouncy yet dark excursion on the electro-house genre (it wouldn’t be a Cenob1te track if there wasn’t a little bit of darkness).  Both of these singles were reviewed in great depth by yours truly in UR Chicago Online’s music section, which you can check out here.  Watch this space for more word on Cenob1te’s happenings as they come up! -NMJ

Purchase “Mindkiller”: (Beatport || iTunes)

Download “Control” for free: (Soundcloud)

Follow Cenob1te: Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter | Youtube

Check out other releases on Uplink Audio here!


Thursday, July 31 2014

You wearing your Brown Pants? || Leaked Deadpool Movie Test Footage

If this movie doesn’t happen, I am going to end up on an inverse Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back style rampage in which I am kidnapping producers and getting this movie made at gunpoint. It’s what Deadpool would want. Everything about the style, voice, and costuming seem to really ‘get’ the Deadpool aesthetic, which is key, because if you take out the slaphappy nonsensical ADHD hijinks, there is no Deadpool left to write about. 

-Pawl Schwartz

Wednesday, July 30 2014  |  1 note

Canopies || Electro-Psych @ Cole’s Aug 23rd

This group of shoe-gazers seems to have taken the parts of Animal Collective’s sound that I love and given them a poppier format with Muse’s electronics! I say this not as a complaint, but with a grin on my face as I listen to it. The sound is thick, but in smooth waves. There is a lot going on in this recording, so you can only imagine how intricate their live show is going to be. Hey, as long as they aren’t afraid to turn up to 11 and really bathe us in the sound, they can’t go wrong. Catch them at Cole’s Bar Aug 23rd, Time TBA (will update when they announce).

-Pawl Schwartz

Monday, July 28 2014  |  19 notes
Out Today || The Collected ‘Filler Bunny’
While the world awaits Jhonen Vasquez’ return to comics, er, cartoons, or…well, he could start racing Nascar and it would still be news. Ahem, well, as the world awaits Jhonen Vasquez’ return IN GENERAL TO ANYTHING (besides twitter), Filler Bunny has finally been collected in all of it’s hilarity (it would be weird if they removed it) and you can buy it (at your local comic shop, cause Amazon is sold out). Woohoo. 

-Pawl Schwartz

Out Today || The Collected ‘Filler Bunny’

While the world awaits Jhonen Vasquez’ return to comics, er, cartoons, or…well, he could start racing Nascar and it would still be news. Ahem, well, as the world awaits Jhonen Vasquez’ return IN GENERAL TO ANYTHING (besides twitter), Filler Bunny has finally been collected in all of it’s hilarity (it would be weird if they removed it) and you can buy it (at your local comic shop, cause Amazon is sold out). Woohoo. 

-Pawl Schwartz

Wednesday, July 23 2014  |  1 note

Weird Al’s New Album || ‘Mandatory Fun’

Thank god, the album is timely and hilarious. No one wants to see a clown age ungracefully into old age, and Weird Al has saved us from watching a decline into obscurity, far from it, he has risen like a pheonix in the age of the internet. His music videos are among the most viral, dragging a constant stream new fans past their eye-rolling and into laughter.

If you doubt me, check out the star-studded video above for the song “Tacky” (send up of Happy) featuring Kristen Schaal, Margaret Cho, and Jack Black.