Pre-order Elephant Gun’s “Kid Scissors” now!

Elehpant Gun’s new record, Kid Scissors, is up for pre-order now! You can get it on either CD or beautiful 180 gram vinyl, with a free MP3 code (which includes a bonus track).

Alternatively, you can order the record through the band’s Kickstarter page, so they can make some moolah for promotions. So many options!

Also, don’t miss their record release show on November 13 at Pancho’s with The Treasure Fleet, Brother George, and Wide Angles. Details are on Facebook.

And finally, we also have The City Wins CD singles up for purchase now, which has a couple b-sides the band hasn’t put out. You can snag it here.

Truman & His Trophy Releasing “Bottom George Pizza Planet” on March 26th

Come March 26th, Truman & His Trophy will be releasing a little slice-o-heaven called “Bottom George Pizza Planet” at Pancho’s in Chicago, IL (pizza capital of the universe). Now this is a pizza-themed pizza party, so if you don’t like pizza, don’t even bother showing up. Also playing are Pisces At The Animal Fair, Heart Shaped Hate, BUST! and The City Streets.

BUST! 2011 Spring(ish) Tour

BUST! will be taking a break from their menial dog-walking and restaurant jobs to go on a two week jaunt out west. Here are the dates:

February 26th @ Lost Cross in Carbondale, IL w/Parlor and Heat Tape
February 27th @ Lemmons in St Louis, MO (early show, starts at 2pm)
February 28th @ ST Taproom in Lawrence, KS w/ Mouthbreathers
March 1st @ TBA in Denver, CO w/ Snake Mountain
March 4th @ House Show in San Diego, CA w/ Joyce Manor
March 5th @ Fullerton, CA w/ Joyce Manor
March 6th @ The Warehouse in Chino, CA w/Joyce Manor and Japanther
March 7th @ House show Portland, OR w/ Taxpayers (COMING HOME SHOW!)
March 8th @ Funhouse in Seattle, WA
March 9th @ ZACC in Missoula, MT
March 10th @ Railyard in Billings, MT w/MegaGiant and Budgets
March 11th @ TREA in Rapid City, SD
March 12th @ Hell’s Kitchen in Minneapolis, MN w/In Defence and The Manix

This is their first tour after the release of Suck Kuts. Go pick it up from our shop if you haven’t already!

New Damp Hay EP Up For Digital Download

After a shining performance at this year’s Ian’s Party, we are proud to release Damp Hay‘s Middlewestern EP! You can download it right here for free, but if you want to chip a couple bucks, that’d be cool too.

Werewolfs’ Sobering Up The Wolfman Now In The Shop

Werewolfs - Sobering Up The Wolfman

Better late than never, but our latest release, Werewolfs’ Sobering Up The Wolfman is just in time for the holidays – ready to be shipped out, wrapped up and nestled under the tree. Or use it to replace the baby Jesus in your Nativity scene! For only 8 bucks, you’ll get 11 heart-warming tracks which you’ll be caroling door-to-door in no time! Click here to purchase!

Ian’s Party 2011


It’s that glorious time of year again! The smell of boozey beards and broads is on the air and there’s fresh puke on the ground – must be IAN’S PARTY 2011!

Shows This Week – 10/29 & 10/30

10/29
The Muzzler will be at The Wicker Maus (1534 Milwaukee, Chicago) at 9PM. It’s one of those Halloween Show-type deals, where everyone is playing as a different band. According to them: “We will be playing Nirvana covers. Another band is doing Devo, and another is doing the Misfits. Everyone will be drunk. Ok?”

10/30
The Brokedowns and Vacation Bible School will be playing Fest 9 in Gainsville, FL! Go here for the whole schedule. Also, the lovely Melanie Ramsay will be our reporter in the pits, doing daily recaps this weekend on this here blog!

10/30
Drmanhattan will be at Mike ‘N’ Molly’s (105 N Market Street )in Champaign, IL this weekend. I’m guessing this is some sort of Halloween-themed thing, too. But Dman in costumes is never out of the ordinary.

Werewolfs’ Releasing Sobering Up The Wolfman On November 13th

Werewolfs - Sobering Up The Wolfman

Cassette Deck supergroup Werewolfs’ will be releasing their long-awaited, debut album, Sobering Up The Wolfman in a little over two weeks. Despite the incorrect spelling and unnecessary punctuation in their name, Werewolfs’ are a bunch of lovable weirdos and seasoned musicians from a whole bunch of bands and this record is chock-full of gnarly riffage, brutal drummage and wacky Todd Pot lyrics.

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In celebration, Lucky Gator Loft will be hosting a big ‘ol record release on November 13th. Werewolfs’ will be accompanied by the majestic Sean Shipley (of American Draft fame) on guitar. Bad Drugs, Wide Angles and The Arts Of Life Band will also be playing. The more, the merrier, right? Or should I say “hairier?” (werewolf humor)

Werewolfs’ Record Release
Lucky Gator Loft
3950 West Grand, Chicago IL
Doors at 8 / $7 with CD or $5 / All ages
Official Facebook Invite!

Free BUST!/HSH Split With Purchase of “Suck Kuts”

BUST! - Suck KutsBUST!/Heart Shaped Hate

Through Halloween on Sunday (10/31), we’re throwin’ in a FREE copy of the BUST!/Heart Shaped Hate Split with every order of Suck Kuts. Profit? Pshhh.

Tell your friends!

Shows This Week – 10/14, 10/15 & 10/16

10/14
Elephant Gun is playing for the first time in Chicago since spring. That’s tonight. It’s at Subterranean and it starts at 7PM. They play at 8:30. It’s 17+. Shit, that’s so soon. I have a flat tire. I hope I make it.

10/15
DrManhattan is playing at the Friendship Fortress in Chicago (Logan Square I believe). I did some lazy google-ing, but I’m not sure what the address is. With: DIRECT HIT!, Devon Kay & the Solutions and WEIRD SCIENCE. Any other important information remains a mystery.

10/15
Vicelords came out of hiding and are playing a last minute thing at Reggies in Chicago with NOMEANSNO and Ford Pier. Starts at 9PM and they open! AT 9PM. 21+, $18. Go blow your paycheck.

10/16
DrManhattan again, but this time at ES Jungle in Indianapolis. Huzzah!