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Lite Brite Revival

 OH,….WHEN THERES NO WHEN ELSE IN SIGHT,…IN THE CROWDED, LONELY NIGHT… WELL, I WAIT SO LONG FOR MY LOVE VIBRATION..AND IM DANCIN WITH MYSELF..OH,OH,OH DANCING WITH MYSELF..OH OH DANCING WITH MYSELF ..OMG I LOVE THAT SONG!!!!!! Who can forget the 80’s?? An era that is remembered for the Bears making it to the Super bowl, winning it! AND wrote a song about it, who can forget the Super-bowl shuffle, MTV actually made use of the M in the name and played Music on the show, when you bought cereal there was a cool prize in the box...not a CD-rom. The List is endless.

No matter what generation you grew up in, you can’t deny the awesome music of the 80’s or the remakes that artists have done since then it probably came from an artist in the 80’s. If your now humming, singing, dancing with yourself (I said dancing with yourself!!!) , having repressed memories flashbacks, or all of the above then you won’t want to miss THE LITE BRITE REVIVAL ! This saucy mix of power pop, punk, new wave 80’s cover band has an edge that separates them from the all rest which gives them room for endless creativity. I have no doubt that front woman Erica Coriliione singer of The Blissters will give each song her own unique style and flare all of her own. There catchy hooks and dynamically powerful rhythm section these guys are surely going to blow your leg warmers right off. So check them out December 11, at Uncle Fattys in Lincoln Park or Jan 8 at Penny Road Pub. And remember nobody leaves baby in the corner… - Gillian Verdico


Right Hand Hi Video

Kid Sister brings the electro beats, the Chicago night life, and a very strange hair style with her new video for “Right Hand Hi” from her debut album Ultraviolet which drop on the 17th via Downtown Records/Fool’s Gold.

Kid Sister will be performing at House of Blues on Nov. 25th with her big brother and the rest of Flosstradamus.


Last Minute Plans: Pool of Frogs @ Darkroom

 We’ve only just washed our hands clean of Halloween, yet today marks another spooky day on our calendars—Friday the 13th. Instead of staying in and watching basic cable’s inevitable array of poorly-edited horror flicks, break the curse—come to Darkroom, and catch a stellar local lineup, including Aesthetic Anesthetic, Soft Speaker, and Pool of Frogs. Soft Speaker was voted the Deli Chicago’s CD of the Month (July ’09), while Pool of Frogs snagged the title of the Deli Chicago’s September Artist of the Month—so this show comes personally recommended. In anticipation of tonight’s show, funnymen Pool of Frogs, have also released the 8th edition of their tongue-in-cheek “Bandisode” series—check it out here. (Tip: Mention “Pool of Frogs” at the door for a reduced cover charge!) Doors: 8pm, show 9pm. Tickets $8 advance, $10 at door, 21+ only. - Neph Basedow


The Streets on Fire

 If you are looking for a little “Local Soul” you should check out eclectic funk of The Streets on Fire. The band was born in a rundown local currency exchange, and sound that these temporary surroundings managed to produce is gritty, lo-fi, but electrifying and filled with pop overtones. Their debut album, Hot Weekend, was recorded in one weekend at Heart of Gold and was recently released on the band’s The Currency Exchange Records. The have a retro feel and a diy attitude largely due to the old instruments and less than ideal practice space. They call their style “retro-contemporary rock with a danceable rock backbone”, but I just call it solid and dependable Chicago music.

You can check out The Streets on Fire Nov. 21st with the talent Nashville songstress Michele Ari at Cal’s.


Kill Hannah Cancels Tour

 I think everyone in Chicago, across the country, and around the world clearly understands that many individuals are facing difficult times. However, the thought of committing a crime to close gap between needs and means is still unacceptable. Yesterday in the city of brotherly love Kill Hannah woke up to find their 15-passenger van and 14-foot trailer stolen. Taken between 4am and 11am today, Wednesday, November 11 from the front of the Holiday Inn on 900 Packer Ave, Philadelphia, PA-the same location that rock trio Mae had their van stolen from just a week earlier-the band lost over $120,000 in gear and merchandise, including one-of-a-kind vintage custom guitars and vintage custom effects. The theft comes just over a year after a devastating fire in Europe destroyed everything on the band's bus. Lead singer Mat Devine says, "We're devastated and speechless. We've been touring so hard around the world for the past seven years and this is the most evil thing we've witnessed. Special Crimes say this was a coordinated heist."

The band has cancelled their remaining tour dates, but still plans to play here on Dec. 18th at Reggie’s and on the 19th at Metro. Any information about this can be directed at Bethany Watson of Davis Artist Management: bethany@davisartistmanagement.com


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