ALL SENSES PRESENTS: Ryley Walker & Bill MacKay with guests Sun Shrine and Gabriel Dowie

Bill MacKay and Ryley Walker have a sonic connection that some duos only dream of. After many inspired improvisational sets at various Chicago stages, watering holes, and institutions, Walker-Mackay have forged an iron weave of (mostly!) guitar tapestry, culminating in the forthcoming SpiderBeetleBee continues fluidly down the path of their initial psych-folkblues-raga tandem, brewing further explorations in mixed-and-matched idioms, turning composed melodies inside-out via improvisation, and finding in the blend a pasture between Appalachia and the Highlands.

https://billmackayryleywalker.bandcamp.com/
http://ryleywalker.com/
https://billmackay.com/

Sun Shrine is a new super group made up of members from Condor & Jaybird and The Golden Fleece

Gabriel Dowie (QC ethereal art pop)
https://gabrieldowie.bandcamp.com/

 

WATCH: David Byrne, Phillip Glass & Allen Ginsberg Discuss Arthur Russell

Watch this conversation between three artistic giants of the 20th century. Phillip Glass, David Byrne and Allen Ginsberg sit down and speak about the man, the myth, the legend that is Arthur Russell. Tonight is night for you to catch this EXCLUSIVE Quad City viewing of the documentary film “Wild Combination” directed by Matt Wolf. This VHS footage is from an electronic press kit for the “Another Thought” compilation that came in 1994 not long after his battle with AIDS.

ARTIST PROFILE: Plastic Crimewave Syndicate

Now’s the time to drink deeply from the grail of psych, for its bearers Plastic Crimewave Syndicate are among us once more. From the splatter vinyl to the extra-heavy cardboard sleeve, Crimewave leader Steve Krakow knows how to recast the spell of psych’s golden hour. Such obsessive detail is behind his Galactic Zoo Dossier magazine and in every fuzz-fierce and echo-soaked riff on this new self-titled LP. The music, however, is far from being revivalist or a mere pastiche of past glories. These six heavy and transcendental compositions channel inspiration in a way akin to Loop, Terminal Cheesecake or even Skullflower on a track like “Void 0f Eternity”. lt’s a double pleasure of the old and new. Now, are you ready to dream the dream – or ride the nightmare.”

-Wire

Website: plasticcrimewave.com

Music: pcwsyndicate.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST PROFILE: Vanishing Kids

Vanishing Kids B&W

VK formed in 2000 by Nikki Drohomyreky and Jason Hartman. Brought together by similar weird music taste. The early years leaned towards post punk, shoegaze and progressive rock. The later years and currently see a more heavy, psychedelic influence. Through the years they have released albums through Failed Experiment records/ Underground Inc. (Chicago) and Bright as Night. They have been on many national tours and played countless regional shows. The band has been based out of Portland, OR, Seattle, WA and Madison, WI. They’re ’05 album “The Selfish Mirror” was produced by Martin Atkins (PIL/ Killing Joke/ Ministry etc). It was nationally and internationally distributed by Rykodisc. They have worked with Larry Crane (Jackpot! studios/ Elliot Smith/ Sleater Kinney), Steven Wray Lobdell (Faust/ Lords of Falconry), Mike Lastra (Smegma) and Steven Siebold (Damage Manuel) among others.
VK is working on their 5th full length album “Heavy Dreamer” due out in 2017.

Music: vanishingkids.bandcamp.com/