April 13, 2013 - Phosphorescent live at Lincoln Hall. Photos courtesy of Jason Barnes with Two | 16 Photography.
Reviewed: Steve Mason
Steve Mason, formerly of the Beta Band and King Biscuit Time, released another solo album, Monkey Minds in the Devil’s Time. Pitchfork gave it a listen and approved, giving it a very solid 7.9. Read the review here and watch the music video for his track ‘Fight Them Back’ below.
Steve will play Schubas on April 30. Tickets are on sale now.
New Music: Mount Kimbie \ Crystal Fighters
Mount Kimbie - Blood and Form
Crystal Fighters - Wave
Guest Mixtape: Young Man
Young Man will be joining us at Schubas for the release of their new record, Beyond Was All Around Me. To prepare, Colin Caulfield put together a mixtape and provided some background on his choices. Have a listen below and grab some tickets for their show on April 8.
Recently I’ve been getting more and more into dance and house music. This playlist is a mix of some recent favorites and some classics that are never too far from getting stuck in my head.
‘Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO’ Reviewed
The Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot gave the new Besnard Lakes album, Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO, 3.5 out of 4 stars, tweeting that the album has a “slower, dreamier brand of beauty”. See his full breakdown of the album here and have a listen below. They’ll be joining us at Schubas on April 20 and very few tickets remain.
Young Man ‘Unfair’
Stereogum premiered a new track from Chicago’s Young Man just the other day. Have a listen below and keep an eye out for his new album Beyond Was All Around Me, due out April 9th on Frenchkiss Records. Young Man will be kicking off his tour at Schubas on April 8th. Tickets are on sale now!
DeRo on Shout Out Out Out Out
Jim DeRogatis saw plenty of shows during his Spring Break in Austin, but came away extremely impressed by a select few. Of those few, Shout Out Out Out Out stood out and he had some very nice things to say about them:
“With an endearing love for the rich analog sounds of vintage Moog synthesizers and the tremendous visceral power of not one but two great live drummers, plus an obvious devotion to cutting-edge rhythms and digital technology, Shout Out Out Out Out has been creating a bridge between Krautrock (heavy on the Hawkwind, Neu! and Kraftwerk) and next week’s hippest grooves over the course of three albums since 2006, including last year’s Spanish Moss and Total Loss. And the power of this very human manipulation of machines and technology in the sweaty, loud and immediate present is absolutely undeniable onstage.”