“WEAK13 release new music video for “Obey The Slave”

The post punk Brits of WEAK13 have released a new music video for their song “Obey The Slave” off of their 2016 album They Live. The song, which raises questions about authority and activism, was filmed in an actual English magistrates court. The song urges citizens to wake up and take part in the political process.

The guys of WEAK13 are currently working on their second, currently untitled album. Be sure to check out their new music video below, and head on over to weak13official.com if you want a copy of the album.

Love for Lo Moon

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Subterranean was tightly packed as Lo Moon came on stage Saturday night. I’m not used to seeing so many people at the venue so early, but this gave Lo Moon a great opportunity to show off their musical prowess. Having only heard the band’s sprawling single “Loveless,” I was completely blown away by the dept of their sound. The band played for about 35 minutes, and I was struck not only by how crisp they sounded, but how effortlessly they created dreamy melodies that paired well with their harmonized vocals. I think the band definitely accrued some new followers that night. Well done, Lo Moon! We hope to see you again soon.

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Oh Pep! @ Park West 2/20

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One of our favorite duos, Oh Pep!, is returning to Chicago on Monday night. Still in promotion of their album Stadium Cake, Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs will be playing with Valerie June this time around. Their sweet sound and honest lyrics help to create a very raw, beautiful performance that is not to be missed. For tickets, click here.

The Wild Hearts of Japandroids

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The punk rock duo out of Canada came on stage at The Vic Wednesday night with a fire in their hearts and a spring in their step. I had never seen Japandroids live before, but I was blow away by their unbridled energy which somehow didn’t burn out before their 1.5 hour set was through. Had I not known any better, I would have assumed that their Chicago appearance was the last on their tour, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The duo burned through a grueling 17 song setlist which left everyone in the venue feeling completely spent.

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LO MOON & MUNA @ Subterranean 2/18

L.A.’s Lo Moon will be swinging through Chicago Saturday night with MUNA to play a sold out show at Subterranean. Lo Moon’s most single “Loveless” has been garnering a lot of attention from NPR music and radio stations across the nation. It’s sweeping, shimmery melodies sound like something straight out of movie soundtrack. Check it out below!

 

The JBTV Experience

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Whenever I am at a show where one of my all time favorite bands is playing I always think, “My God, can you imagine how amazing it would be if they played a small, private show for their biggest fans?” For the fans that know their earliest albums, all the lyrics, and queue up hours before the show just to secure a spot at the barrier?! While I understand that it would be impossible to determine what makes someone the “biggest fan,” I had the absolute pleasure of attending a JBTV recording of The Orwells, and I think this is the closest we will ever get to that dream scenario.

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