Post Punk – Go Go Go Airheart http://gogogoairheart.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:00:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gogogoairheart.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Post Punk – Go Go Go Airheart http://gogogoairheart.com/ 32 32 A Logan Square, Humboldt Park and Avondale Gift Guide https://gogogoairheart.com/a-logan-square-humboldt-park-and-avondale-gift-guide/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:37:42 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/a-logan-square-humboldt-park-and-avondale-gift-guide/ Credit: Danielle Deschaine Want to support Block Club gift guides and our other local newspapers? Subscribe here Where Click here offer a subscription. If you do today, you’ll get a free 16×20 inch Chicago neighborhood print of your choice! LOGAN SQUARE – Local shopping in Logan Square, Humboldt Park and Avondale has never been easier […]]]>
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LOGAN SQUARE – Local shopping in Logan Square, Humboldt Park and Avondale has never been easier – or more fun.

Block Club has brought together neighborhood must-haves, including An Orange Moon in Humboldt Park and Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles, which recently moved from Logan Square to Avondale, as well as new shops that have popped up in recent years. years.

Unique gifts abound in each store, from obscure vinyl records and houseplants to vintage trinkets and handmade jewelry.

Below are some places to shop this holiday season:

Logan Square

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Blake Karlson, owner of the new Avondale Signal Records store at 3156 W. Diversey Ave.

Signal Records, 2845 N. Milwaukee Ave. Instagram.

You can impress your music-loving friends and family with vinyl from Signal Records, a new record store in Logan Square and the Avondale border run by Blake Karlsonlongtime member of the Chicago punk and hardcore scene and founder of the Chicago Research label.

Signal stocks hundreds of thousands of albums, but specializes in rare post-punk, experimental, global and industrial music. Standouts include German experimental band Einstürzende Neubauten’s “Strategies Against Architecture” ($29.99) and “Great Punk Hits” ($149.99), a compilation of Japan’s quintessential hardcore and punk music.

Hours are from noon to 7 p.m. daily. 773-654-3781.

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Pixie & The Boy Gifts, 2605 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Pixie and the Boy, 2605 N. Milwaukee Ave. Website.

Selling handmade jewelry, flower pots and “things to make you smile”, Pixie & The Boy has become a favorite spot in Logan Square for hostesses and birthday gifts ever since. opening on the square Last year.

The bright shop is also full of holiday goodies, including a 12-inch cutting/serving board ($25), Logan Square candle from Chicago Wick Stop ($32), and Desert Fleur scent from Bohemian Rêves ($48). , as well as accessories. made by owner Trish Carnevale.

Open Wednesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shop is closed from Monday to Tuesday. 773-687-9233.

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Logan Mercantile, 3505 W. Fullerton Ave.

Logan Mercantile, 3505 W. Fullerton Ave. Website.

Logan Mercantile opened last year with a mission to elevate everyday household items such as brushes and brooms. The shop is run by Kitty Izzo, who also owns the nearby bar, Park & ​​Field, with her husband Dave Nalezny.

Everything in Logan Mercantile begs to be neatly wrapped in holiday paper and placed under a lighted tree. Izzo uses his background in high-end merchandising to choose the store’s offerings, which include a phonograph brush ($27), a six-bit screwdriver made by a cabinetmaker in England ($42) and a double pack of glass natural and rubber baby bottles ($55).

Hours are 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. The shop is closed from Monday to Tuesday. 312-776-2987.

Humboldt Park

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Lynne McDaniel is co-owner of An Orange Moon, a mid-century furniture store in Humboldt Park.

An Orange Moon, 2418 W. North Ave. Website.

A Humboldt Park fixture since 2011, An Orange Moon is filled with one-of-a-kind vintage pieces that make stellar holiday gifts, like a Van Briggle Vase ($125) and an oil painting of Chicago by local artist Melvin King. ($795). ).

Looking for big gifts that won’t fit under the tree? The boutique also sells sleek mid-century modern furniture, including chairs, sofas and bookshelves, all curated by husband-and-wife owners Lynne and Ty McDaniel.

An Orange Moon is open by appointment from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday to Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 773-276-6726.

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Victoria Taufique shows off the candles at the newly renovated and reopened Botanica Victoria in Humboldt Park on June 27, 2022.

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The must-see Botanica Victoria in Humboldt Park sells a range of crystals, herbal remedies and natural homewares with healing properties. Consider agate plates ($5-25) or a natural-scented candle with a reusable cauldron ($18). Candles promote calm, love and attraction and spiritual cleansing.

Botanica Victoria was closed for two years during the pandemic. Meanwhile, longtime owner Rosalinda Taufique nearly died of COVID-19. When Taufique recovered, her family stepped in to revive the 30-year-old shop so Taufique could get back to doing what she loves: running her neighborhood botánica.

“I don’t treat my customers like customers; I treat them like family,” Taufique said earlier this year.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 773-252-0682.

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You can buy plants and bottled soft drinks at Succulent City and Bendición Dry Bar, 2540 W. Division St.

The Succulent City and Bendición Dry Bar, 2540 W. Division St. Website.

We could all use a little more greenery in our lives, especially during Chicago’s gray and dreary winters. Luckily, there’s Marcus Kirby, a houseplant enthusiast whose new boutique in Humboldt Park is brimming with cacti, succulents and tropical plants.

Shoppers will also find soft drinks at the store, thanks to new partner Cristina Torres, founder of Bendicion Dry Bar. Kirby and Torres recently joined forces after realizing they shared a similar mission of bringing the community together around plants and sober fun.

For holiday gifts, you can nab a Calathea Plant in a P&P Pot ($45), an Old Man Cactus in a Solar Pot ($20), and Noughty Wine ($28 each). Plants and pots can be ordered on line for pickup or delivery.

Hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Sunday.

Avondale

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The Creepy Co. Blanket ($39.99) at The Horror House.

The House of Horrors, 2911 W. Belmont Ave. Website.

Avondale has become a destination for horror-themed stores and businesses in recent years. One of the newest additions to the neighborhood scene is The Horror House, a horror-themed collectibles store from owners Vinny Malave, Moses Gibson and Aaron Gaston.

Among the store’s offerings are the Fanny Devito Fanny Pack ($34.99), Harebrained Pin ($11.99), and Creepy Co. Blanket ($39.99), all of which could make fun gifts.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The shop is closed on Mondays. 773-942-6755.

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Gifts from Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles, 2845 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles, 2845 N. Milwaukee Ave. Website.

Last year neighborhood favorite Bric-a-Brac has left his Logan Square home for a larger space on Milwaukee Avenue in Avondale. The new store is brimming with even more records, collectibles, and curios that will delight any pop culture fanatic on your vacation list.

Possible gifts include a limited-edition Gang of Four box set with unreleased music and a 100-page book ($175), unsold Star Wars ceramics ($15-$35), and vintage Brazilian Masters of the Universe skateboards. Universe ($35).

After shopping at Bric-à-Brac, go The Brewed, a horror-themed cafe the owners opened earlier this year in conjunction with the Record and Collectibles Store. In addition to coffee and snacks, the cafe sells brand t shirts with spooky patterns.

Hours are noon to 7 p.m. “most days”. 773-654-3915.

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The Insect Asylum is an insect and taxidermy museum that doubles as a community center.

The Insect Asylum, 2870 N. Milwaukee Ave. Website.

Arguably Avondale’s most unique company is The insect asylum, an insect museum and community center run by lifelong nature lover Nina Salem. The museum houses over 2,500 insects, taxidermy and other specimens.

For your insect-loving nephew or cousin, The Insect Asylum offers a range of classes around beetle and butterfly pinning, wet specimens, and owl pellet dissection (from $45). The museum also sells resin jewelry of butterflies and insects (from $15).

The more adventurous should consider the shop’s Holiday Mystery Box ($100), which includes a class pass, resin jewelry, and other oddities.

To find out the opening hours, go to here. 312-961-7219.

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CM Punk Dropped From New AEW Video Game ‘Fight Forever’ Cover Art https://gogogoairheart.com/cm-punk-dropped-from-new-aew-video-game-fight-forever-cover-art/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 06:29:25 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/cm-punk-dropped-from-new-aew-video-game-fight-forever-cover-art/ CM Punk went ballistic during the post-All Out press conference and it led to a fight with The Elite backstage. Tony Khan responded by stripping Punk of the AEW World Championship. It looks like Punk’s days in the business are completely over. AEW has released the latest cover art for its upcoming “Fight Forever” video […]]]>

CM Punk went ballistic during the post-All Out press conference and it led to a fight with The Elite backstage. Tony Khan responded by stripping Punk of the AEW World Championship. It looks like Punk’s days in the business are completely over.

AEW has released the latest cover art for its upcoming “Fight Forever” video game. The new cover art features both Adam Page and Kenny Omega, who Punk publicly dissed during the melee. The Second City is not on the cover of the video game, suggesting he may have left the company.

Punk has not appeared on AEW TV since All Out. The Chicago native also nursed a triceps injury he suffered during the PPV event. That being said, Punk commented on the Cage Fury Fighting Championship last night, and referenced his All Out brawl.

Fans will continue to question Punk’s status with AEW until one of them fixes the situation. Tony Khan wishes he could sort out the issues with the former AEW World Champion as well. keep reading Ring News to learn more about the world of professional wrestling.

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Man proposes after finding engagement ring lost in tornado rubble https://gogogoairheart.com/man-proposes-after-finding-engagement-ring-lost-in-tornado-rubble/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 18:28:27 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/man-proposes-after-finding-engagement-ring-lost-in-tornado-rubble/ A couple in Texas got engaged after a group of volunteers helped find a lost engagement ring during a tornado cleanup effort. Last week, after a tornado ripped through Lamar County, Texas, and destroyed their home, Dakota Hudson – who was planning to propose to his girlfriend, Lauren Patterson – thought he would never see […]]]>

A couple in Texas got engaged after a group of volunteers helped find a lost engagement ring during a tornado cleanup effort.

Last week, after a tornado ripped through Lamar County, Texas, and destroyed their home, Dakota Hudson – who was planning to propose to his girlfriend, Lauren Patterson – thought he would never see the ring again, which he had hidden in their house.

“I told her, I was like, ‘I lost your engagement ring and your wedding ring,’ and she told me it was fine,” Hudson told the local outlet. KXII. Hudson added that his girlfriend told him “all she needed was me.”

However, with the help of a few volunteers, Hudson and Patterson found some light in the dark.

When the Paris Junior College softball team, the Dragons, arrived to help clean up, they were determined to find the missing ring.

“When you tell 20 girls that someone is will get engaged if they find a ringthey’ll find it,” he continued.

It was then that one of the volunteers fell on the ring.

“I was just digging in the mud at that particular spot, and I kept digging there,” Dragons player Kate Rainey told KXII.

“I don’t know why… I felt led to dig right there, and found a little piece of a circle of metal, and it wasn’t metal. It was gold I couldn’t believe it. When I found it, I was like, ‘There’s no way I found it!'” Rainey continued.

The ring was reportedly found buried 2 inches in the ground, about 7 yards from the closet it was stored in.

Once the ring was located, Hudson wasted no time. He immediately got down on one knee and proposed to Patterson.

“Finally, you had a moment to smile, and it was a real smile. It was a very surreal moment,” Patterson told KXII.

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Travis Barker rose to prominence as the drummer for iconic rock band Blink-182, however, these days he is making headlines due to his relationship with Kourtney Kardashian, much to the dismay of fans.

The musician just turned 47 and there is still speculation that he plans to return to his first love music.

Barker received his first drums when he was four years old and began drumming lessons when he was five. He quickly fell in love with the instrument and has been playing it ever since, reports say.

His mother gave him his first drum set and encouraged him to pursue his dreams and his music. She died when he entered high school.

Following his advice, Barker began to take music more seriously and gained more exposure and experience performing at competitions and festivals. He eventually joined the iconic rock band Blink-182.

Their hard work and dedication paid off when the group achieved mainstream success in 1999 following their third studio album, “Enema of the State.”

With Blink-182 they achieved huge success and were one of the hottest bands in the pop-punk scene.

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Besides his projects with the group, Barker has also embarked on solo adventures. He launched “Famous Stars & Straps”, a clothing line he launched in 1999, and founded “LaSalle Records”, a record label in 2004.

In 2015 he published a memoir titled “Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums”. This comes a few years after a freak plane crash that killed several people and injured the drummer and DJ AM.

According reports, Barker and DJ AM were on board a plane that had “defective tires”. The 2008 plane crash nearly killed the drummer, but he lived to tell the tale.

Besides the accident, Barker also opened up about his life, career, addiction, and mental health issues.

In 2018, he received the Steve Harris British Drum Company Gold Badge Award, which was only given to “those who have distinguished themselves in the drumming world”.

However, in recent years, Barker is no longer actively involved in making music. He mostly stuck to himself, until he shocked the world by announcing he was in a relationship with reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian.

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In January 2021, news arrived of Barker dating Kardashian’s older sister. Fans found the couple odd, but it seemed like they were deeply in love and cared about each other.

According reportsthey got engaged the same year and married informally in Las Vegas after attending the 2022 Grammy Awards.

In May, they held an official wedding ceremony in Santa Barbara, California.

Although fans are happy that the drummer has finally found love again, many interrogates the reality TV star’s role in Barker’s music career.

Fans suspect she might be the reason he’s taking a break from music, however, other fans credit her for making Blink-182’s world tour possible.

Barker admitted he was still afraid of flying after his accident, however, Kardashian was said to be the one who helped him get better.

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AEW Superstar Makes First Public Appearance After Jazz vs. Clippers Game Controversy https://gogogoairheart.com/aew-superstar-makes-first-public-appearance-after-jazz-vs-clippers-game-controversy/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 20:02:50 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/aew-superstar-makes-first-public-appearance-after-jazz-vs-clippers-game-controversy/ The AEW locker room was split in two after the post-All Out brawl in early September between CM Punk and The Elite. Following Punk’s outrage during the media melee, a backstage fight ensued between him and The Elite. Those involved have been suspended indefinitely and also stripped of their titles. Since then, none of them […]]]>

The AEW locker room was split in two after the post-All Out brawl in early September between CM Punk and The Elite. Following Punk’s outrage during the media melee, a backstage fight ensued between him and The Elite. Those involved have been suspended indefinitely and also stripped of their titles. Since then, none of them have made a public appearance.

However, one of the suspended superstars was recently seen making an exception. Fans spotted former AEW Trios Champion Nick Jackson for the first time since the post-All Out brawl.

Although there are reports of CM Punk in talks with AEW for a buyout, it looks like things are going well for The Elite. In fact, Tony Khan has been said to have chosen Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks over Punk. Additionally, their return was also teased on a recent episode of Dynamite via a video package. However, before making his AEW return, Slick Nick decided to make an NBA appearance.

Nick Jackson spotted at NBA game throwing t-shirts at crowd

Now that the investment regarding the post-All Out brawl is said to be complete, the superstars involved are also starting to appear publicly. Nick Jackson was seen during the recent NBA game between Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz.

Fans saw a member of the Young Bucks throwing t-shirts at the crowd in attendance. Also, when Nick Jackson was introduced, he was referred to as part of AEW.

Well, first the video package on Dynamite, and now the NBA is featuring him as an AEW superstar. All the signs are pointing in one direction, which is that The Elite will be returning soon. However, when and where Tony Khan decides to bring them back is still behind the curtains.

The Elite won the AEW Trios titles the same night they were suspended

Both CM and The Elite held champions when all the post-All Out backstage fighting took place. In fact, all of them won their titles hours before the incident. While Punk won the AEW World Title, The Elite emerged as the Trios Champion.

However, none of them could retain their title for more than half a day. Following the Straight-Edge Superstar’s media explosion, they fought behind the scenes and the consequences are all over the internet.

Still, while CM Punk not returning might pinch some fans, The Elite’s return must be enjoyable. As for the AEW locker room, it’s now apparent that they have a problem with Punk. And looking at the current storyline, The Elite could be back in the AEW ring very soon.

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Samia, Special Interest, Hailey Whitters, Pigsx7, more https://gogogoairheart.com/samia-special-interest-hailey-whitters-pigsx7-more/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 20:35:13 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/samia-special-interest-hailey-whitters-pigsx7-more/ So many artists, so many songs, so little time. Every week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), collect even more new music which we would call “indie”, and talk about what metal comes out. We publish music news, premieres of songs, etc. all day. We are updating a weekly playlist of […]]]>

So many artists, so many songs, so little time. Every week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), collect even more new music which we would call “indie”, and talk about what metal comes out. We publish music news, premieres of songs, etc. all day. We are updating a weekly playlist of some of our current favorite tracks. Here is a daily summary with a bunch of interesting and recently released songs in one place.

SPECIAL INTEREST – “CHERRY BLUE INTENTION”

New Orleans Band Special Release Support, their debut album for Rough Trade, Friday and just before that released one of the highlights of the record and an accompanying video. “Hey bitch! Let’s ride,” the band in the video says. “‘Cherry Blue Intention’ takes you on a twisting odyssey through quick friendships and wet nights. How can something that tastes so red be so blue?

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS – “LOVE REACHES OUT” (XIU XIU REMIX)

A Place to Bury Strangers entrusted their song “Love Reaches Out” to Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu who turned it into a club-ready banger.

POZI – “LIGHTLY SHAKEN CELLS”

London-based post-punk bass/drums/fiddle trio Pozi are back with one of their coolest releases to date, the hopping “Slightly Shaking Cells” is still filled with angst and anger. “This song is inspired by characters like Boudica, Cleopatra and Xena the Warrior Princess, and the kind of immortality you can create by believing in your own strength,” the band explains. “The song then shifts to someone admiring another person from afar, zooming in on everyday existence away from matters of life and death.

EN ATTENDANT ANA – “PRINCIPIA”

It’s been almost three years since French band En Attendant Ana released their amazing second album, Julietand while there’s been no official word on a third, there’s a new single out now, the winning and alluring ‘Principia’.

IN LOVE – “THRILL IS GONE”

En Love from Ohio has a reputation for caustic, abrasive and hard-hitting hardcore, and this new rager is no exception.

SARCHASM – “Crazy”

Bay Area indie-punks Sarchasm have announced they will be splitting up after a final album, Conditional love, due out on December 2 via Asian Man Records. Lead single “Crazy” injects power pop into their East Bay punk sound.

PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS – “MR. MEDICINE”

British stoner rockers Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have announced a new album, Land of Sleeper, due February 17 via Missing Piece Group Records. Here is the first single “Mr. Medicine”. They also announced two American shows around SXSW: Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on March 11 and LA’s Zebulon on March 21.

BUFFALO NICHOLS – “MEET ME DOWN” & “FRIENDS”

Buffalo Nichols is back with a new double single, featuring the swaggering bluesy garage rock of “Meet Me In The Bottom” and the tender chamber folk of “Friends.”

SAMIA – “Crazy On Me”

The last single from Samia’s new album Honey is “Mad At Me”, which was produced by Rostam and Caleb Wright, and features Papa Mbye. “The lyrics to ‘Mad At Me’ come from a poem I had written about imagining what it would be like to stop caring what someone was thinking,” says Samia. “I was cosplaying a position that I hadn’t experienced – literally had no confidence in my point of view. In the video, we tried to embody this character – a group of girls who s ‘have fun anyway. is a big lie.”

HAILEY WHITTERS – “NEW BABY FOR CHRISTMAS” (GEORGE JONES COVER)

After announcing she’ll be touring with Shania Twain in 2023, country singer Hailey Whitters has released one of the first Christmas songs of 2022, a cover of George Jones’ “New Baby For Christmas.” It has bells, pretty strings, and Hailey retains the classic charm of the original while making it her own.

SHAMIR – “BREATHE”

Shamir reissues his 2017 album Hope via Kill Rock Stars with a few unreleased tracks, and he shared one, “Breathe”, which he says he wrote “after the 2016 election, when it felt like the end of the world. The song is about finding solace in amidst the difficulties. Things haven’t really improved since then, so this song sadly still seems appropriate. I shot the video at Bartram Garden in Philadelphia.

MOURNING – “UNHONORED PROPHECY”

UK metal hardcore band Mourning have shared another crushing track from their upcoming album Disenchantmentdue November 15 via Streets of Hate.

PATRICK HOLLAND – “YEARS IN THE PITCH”

Patrick Holland has shared his first new single since releasing his debut album, you are the boss, earlier this year. “Years in the Ground” is a bubbly synth-pop track that Holland calls “a discussion between a shoulder angel and a devil about how to spend your time and money.”

PORCUPINE//GRIPHOOK

Chicago’s Porcupine does heavy, chaotic post-hardcore that evokes anything from depictions of guilt to convergence, and they just followed last year’s one. The Sibyl EP with a new split EP with Ohio’s Griphook, who are more in the noise rock realm. Both groups have a really nasty punch.

SQUINT – “PIG PEN”

Catchy St. Louis hardcore newbies Squint have announced their second EP of 2022, and you can hear more about the single “Pig Pen” here.

CAROL – “CARRIAGE WHEEL”

Singer/songwriter Carolyn Flaherty says her new single as Carol, “Cartwheel,” “is about a commitment to play and confidence that I always want to be part of ❤, no matter when. Cartwheel dives deep into an innocence and a love that I want to have access to forever and inspire you too, at every age and every stage of your life!”

INNERLOVE – “THE WRITER”

Long Island emo band Innerlove signed to Refresh Records, and their debut single for the label is the dark, folky “The Wringer.” Learn more here.

MISS GRIT – “FOLLOW THE CYBORG”

“I wanted to place my body in the cyber world, allowing the different variations of my ghost to move freely,” says Margaret Sohn, better known as Miss Grit, of the new song “Follow The Cyborg.” “I wanted to look a little weird, unrecognizable to avoid my instinctive filtering.” “Follow The Cyborg” is the title track from Miss Grit’s debut album just announced.

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Kid Congo Powers returns with “Some Kind of New Kick” https://gogogoairheart.com/kid-congo-powers-returns-with-some-kind-of-new-kick/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 11:02:17 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/kid-congo-powers-returns-with-some-kind-of-new-kick/ Comment this story Comment The list of true guitar heroes, those six-string shredders who play solos with their teeth while their groins are busy looking good in leather, is short these days. And not just because Eddie Van Halen and BB King are both dead, and Eric Clapton’s reputation as a jerk eventually surpassed his […]]]>

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The list of true guitar heroes, those six-string shredders who play solos with their teeth while their groins are busy looking good in leather, is short these days. And not just because Eddie Van Halen and BB King are both dead, and Eric Clapton’s reputation as a jerk eventually surpassed his reputation as the representative of God’s white blues on earth. Guitar music just doesn’t hold the cultural space it once did; being extremely good at playing the guitar is about as culturally relevant as being the world’s greatest landline phone installer.

An interesting aspect of this development is that as less attention is given to guitar heroes, it may help us redefine what it means to be one. If we let go of nostalgia and its grip and embrace an alternate timeline where Sonny Sharrock is as important as Jimmy Page, where Marissa Paternoster of the Screaming Females is the one on the Guitar Center posters, then the list is longer and more representative of the possibilities. of sound that a guitar can hold. And to that list you could add Kid Congo Powers, a “queer, Mexican-American, Chicano, self-taught, self-possessed weirdo” who calls his own acting “a drop of his expressionist.”

He’s the guitarist who gave The Cramps’ “New Kind of Kick” its psychedelic siren coda, who co-founded post-punk cult favorites The Gun Club and played on dark classics Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. and grandiose of the late 80s.”tender prey” and “the good son.” The stories of these groups and many more are covered in his new memoir, “A new type of kick“, a whirlwind of discovery and debauchery that is so laden with iconic scenes and scenes that it might seem overplayed if its author did not treat his fellow monsters with the same unbridled affection he shows for his more notorious peers.

“I definitely have a very healthy ego, and at the time even more so,” Powers said in a recent interview. “But I also came from being a young fan, and I always understood that. That’s how I always felt, and I still am. Not young, but a young fan inside.

Born Brian Tristan in La Puente, California in 1959, Kid Congo is what most people would call a “musician’s musician.” While his work and personality are lesser known to the general public, he is a borderline legend for any artist who has ever tried to fit a teased mile of jet-black hair under a cowboy hat. Over the past four decades, the guitarist, as sideman and frontman of his own band, the Pink Monkey Birds, has gained notoriety as a stylish purveyor of dark, gritty bonhomie, and amassed an impressive circle of influences. (Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Jack White among them) based on his textually inventive but rarely indirect playing.

At 63, Powers still retains a youthful joie de vivre shadowed by the extreme sophistication that Cave describes as “a kind of sleazy sex appeal.” Regarding his playing style, Cave says, “Kid would land this slow, open chord on his guitar, playing it with a particular kind of languorous sleaze that was immediately identifiable.”

This style has evolved over the years into something all its own. It’s part garage/R&B house rockin’ traditionalism and two parts “absurdity that makes a lot of sense”, to use an expression attributed to one of Powers’ main influences, “no wave” guitarist Pat Place. This has allowed Powers to be a regular and welcome presence, like a Zelig with agency and riffs, in nearly every underground American rock scene of the past five decades, from ’70s glam rock, to the birth of punk and to the ascendancy of goth, to all that iteration of the seemingly eternal cycle of garage rock revivals we’re on in 2022.

“I was just someone who put myself in what I wanted to be,” Powers said, trying to sum up a journey that began with his entry into the music industry as a teenage founder of the Ramones Fan. Club in California.

Powers wrote “Some New Kind of Kick” on and off since 2006. Inspired and encouraged by his longtime friend, soulful DJ and counterculture impresario Jonathan Toubin, whom he remembers telling him, “Some people know you did the Cramps. Some people know you did the Gun Club. Some people know you made the Bad Seeds. But a lot of people don’t know you did it everything these things.”

Sharing some hallmarks of rock bios (notably in his journey from heroin addiction to something akin to serenity), Powers’ memoir – told in a conversational/conspiratorial breeze influenced, he says, by Cookie Mueller”Walk in the clear water of a swimming pool painted black– is less a typical coming-of-age story than a dream, where almost familiar names and faces arise and cross as if through Tarot.

Among the tent pegs of the book are: the ongoing trauma induced by the murder of a beloved cousin; a spiritual awakening sparked by a Powers tween encountering a gang of proto-goth girls waiting in the same line to see the New York Dolls perform on “The Midnight Special”; to be feted as a teenage tastemaker by major-label publicists hoping to elevate the Ramones to the next rung of fame; and, at one point, waveless innovator Lydia Lunch bullying the memoirist into picking up a guitar for the first time and telling him to pretend he’s playing a Kiss song.

“She was just like, ‘Do this s— at present. Do not even think about it. Just do it at present”,” Powers said. “I say she was yelling at me, but that’s just her way of speaking.”

Finally, Powers recounts how he was asked to join the Bad Seeds, arguably the best known of his affiliations. Powers describes his run with the Bad Seeds as largely positive, but also as a time when he pressured himself to conform to what he perceived to be a hyper-straight and masculine atmosphere within the group.

“Being gay…all your friends knew that,” Powers said. “Everyone in your personal life was well aware. And public life was more of a game, or something, to see if people could guess,” he added, explaining how the average 1980s music fan may have had no idea his sexuality (or other independent luminaries). “There was a strict taboo against any label beside ‘punk rocker’ or whatever. Part wanting to be mysterious, part being in the closet, part not being labeled as gay, so you could “pass”, I guess that’s the word. But also not to deny it in what you present to the public.

When asked if he remembered, in any way, that Powers might have seemed like an outsider at the time, Cave wrote: ‘I would say that personally I was so engrossed in the chaos general of my own life and its attendant appetites, not to mention an exaggerated regard for my own genius, that Kid’s sexuality was probably the last thing on my mind. Maybe I didn’t know he was gay. I do not know. I’m not sure that matters. I was drawn to him because he was cheerful and funny and had a humility towards things that was rare in Bad Seeds at that time.

Leaving aside how much Cave’s 1987 knowledge of Powers’ sexuality may or may not matter, calling the guitarist “locked up,” in the traditional sense, is an oversimplification.

“I mean…look at me in the Cramps,” Powers said, referencing the stylistic choices he made while performing songs like “Faster Pussycat” on albums such as the one titled “female smell.” “Let’s go. Come on nnnnn.”

Powers is open about how his politics have evolved in the wake of the AIDS epidemic. This sense of duty, as a Latino and homosexual man, is according to him one of the reasons why he wrote his memoirs. The other reason for the memoir is to correct a somewhat less universal injustice.

The final chapter of “Some Kind of Kick” depicts a visit by Jeffrey Lee Pierce, the troubled leader of the Gun Club, from the astral plane to Powers’ dream kitchen.

“This book is a lot about my relationship with Jeffrey,” Powers said, of his nearly 20-year collaboration with the punk blues savant who died at age 37 in 1996. “There are a lot of stories about Jeffery,” continued the guitarist. “And 99.9% relate to how difficult this man was. Volume? I had a friendship. He wasn’t a thing. He was my brother.”

It was Lunch who first put a guitar in his hands, and it was Lux Interior of the Cramps who gave him his nickname, but it was Pierce, and his insistence that Powers learn to play so that ‘they can create a group together, which Powers credits for almost everything else. “The person in front of me looked nothing like a typical punk. … I thought, who is this completely strange creature? Powers writes about his first impression of Pierce, spotting him online to see Ohio proto-post-punk powerhouse Pere Ubu. Before the night was over, the two men had assembled a group. Towards the end of the book, Powers wonders if, if the two had never met, would Powers ever have learned the guitar? Have you ever played music? Or would he have stayed in college and led a completely different life? “The only thing that matters, that I can even be sure of, is that I met Jeffery,” he concludes.

What also emerges from the book, as in a conversation with him, is that Powers remains expansive and humble in the extent of his gratitude.

“I’m not a household name, but I make records, and I go around the world and express myself the way I want to express myself,” he said. “These leaders of these bands are personalities that inspire me to do my own thing. They’ve worked very, very, very hard and come up against a lot of opposition to make it work, and hold it tight… without bend to outside forces.

“That’s still my credo,” Powers said. “And that’s how I wrote a book.”

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Punk and post-punk darlings celebrated at the Leeds Irish Center https://gogogoairheart.com/punk-and-post-punk-darlings-celebrated-at-the-leeds-irish-center/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 22:55:30 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/punk-and-post-punk-darlings-celebrated-at-the-leeds-irish-center/ Lizzie & The Banshees are arguably the most authentic Siouxsie tribute, recreating those early 100 Club days through the mid-80s. The Banshees were definitely unique with true punk classics like Love In A Void showing their origins and then they developed their own sound with Happy House and Christine. Releasing an album every year from […]]]>

Lizzie & The Banshees are arguably the most authentic Siouxsie tribute, recreating those early 100 Club days through the mid-80s.

The Banshees were definitely unique with true punk classics like Love In A Void showing their origins and then they developed their own sound with Happy House and Christine.

Releasing an album every year from 1978 to 1984, you’ll see tracks from The Scream, Join Hands, Kaleidoscope, Juju, A Kiss In The Dreamhouse, Nocturne & Hyaena performed with great musicality and precision like you won’t find anywhere else. , 45 years since the formation of the Sioux, Severin, McKay & Morris group.

Tribute to Siouxsie, Lizzie & The Banshees (photo: Chris McCluskie)

Curtain Call is the UK’s only tribute to The Damned.

Originally formed in 2015 (formerly Machine Gun Etiquette). Based in Newcastle but having such a large following of committed fans has allowed them to play in many parts of the UK. Being highly experienced musicians and huge Damned fans helps recreate authentic covers from as far back as New Rose to Black is The Night.

Pssyche is the first established live tribute to influential post-punk/industrial rock legends Killing Joke.

Each gig is a celebration for seasoned Gatherers and new fans alike, spanning all eras of The Joke’s incredible 40-year career.

Tribute to Siouxsie, Lizzie & The Banshees to play at Leeds Irish Center

Pssyche’s live sets mirror KJ’s – songs from highly acclaimed recent albums sit alongside older classics like Requiem & Wardance and hits Love Like Blood and Eighties. The sets also include fan favorites that haven’t been played by Killing Joke in over 20 years.

Acting as a sandwich filler before, between and after the promoter’s bands, Gary Woodhouse will DJ until 1am, playing all the best 70s and 80s alternative sounds, from Glam to Goth and everything in between. between the two.

The Curtain Call Tribute to the Damned Band
Killing Joke tribute to Psyche
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Post Malone played his first of 2 North Texas shows on Friday night https://gogogoairheart.com/post-malone-played-his-first-of-2-north-texas-shows-on-friday-night/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 17:50:00 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/post-malone-played-his-first-of-2-north-texas-shows-on-friday-night/ North Texas’ Post Malone made a triumphant return to his hometown on Friday night in the first of two D/FW stops — Wednesday he’ll play at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth. Hailed as a local hero and a national treasure, Post has proven himself putting on an energetic and heartfelt show for his town. The […]]]>

North Texas’ Post Malone made a triumphant return to his hometown on Friday night in the first of two D/FW stops — Wednesday he’ll play at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth. Hailed as a local hero and a national treasure, Post has proven himself putting on an energetic and heartfelt show for his town.

The American Airlines Center, which looked more like AT&T Stadium if it was hosting an “emo night,” was filled with tons of fans dressed in Cowboys gear and sporting fake face tattoos, many with the Posty’s signature “Always” and “Tired” in a big script before their eyes. While waiting for the start of the show, the crowd even surged on the wave in a real ball game.

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Roddy Ricch was the perfect opener on Friday.

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Opener Roddy Ricch was the first to get fans on their feet, filling the stadium with his viral TikTok tracks ‘High Fashion’ and ‘The Boxx’. Successful enough to sustain his own tour, Ricch did an impressive job energizing the crowd during his 40-minute act.

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Roddy Ricch could have played his own arena set.

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Appearing onstage in a cloud of smoke, Malone paid tribute to his hometown by rocking a jersey for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, shouting his excitement for the team right after his intro: “Dallas, Texas! How about those fucking Cowboys! »

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Post Malone is first and foremost a Cowboys fan.

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It should be noted that the F-bomb is a prime decoration in Posty’s vocabulary; he was heavily sprinkled in each of his brief monologues throughout the night.

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Post Malone’s set had old hits and new bops.

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The set design was bare – a three-pronged trident shape with multiple platform points for the pop rapper to park and interact with his fans in the pit. Supported by pyro, lasers and fireworks, Malone impressively dominated the stage solo, but managed to keep the interest and energy high. He did have an onstage accompaniment, however: a hand sticking out from under the platform after virtually every song offering a solo cup, presumably filled with Post’s signature drink, a Bud Light. He stayed well hydrated all night.

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Post Malone may be sober now, but he still had to have Bud Light on stage.

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Malone’s Twelve Carat Tour supports his latest project, the album Twelve karat toothache. While the setlist included some of his best upbeat pop hits and ballads – “I Like You”, “Candy Paint” and “Sunflower” – it also contained many songs from Twelve karat toothachelargely melancholic, dark and painfully honest.

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Posty circled on Friday.

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“I had been really going through it for a while and had some things to say,” Post told the new release crowd. “Thank you so much for listening to me. I fucking love you.

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Post Malone “damn loves” Dallas.

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Despite the heaviness, Malone managed to light up the evening, for the most part. His moves were wild and clumsy, straight out of Napoleon Dynamite — a harsh juxtaposition to the tortured crooning of breakup songs and self-loathing lyrics, and perhaps an encouraging signal to his fans that he’s no longer deep on slip-ups like he was when he wrote the album. ‘album.

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And the crowd loves him back.

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Post was careful to express his audience’s love and adoration and concern for their mental health, a topic that became a tangible part of the evening. “If you ever feel that one of your friends is going through something, never hesitate to talk to them. Give them a big hug,” he urged. There were hugs all around.

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Post Malone told the crowd to check out their homies.

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Highlights of the night included a mid-show acoustic stretch that featured Post’s signature vibrato, a true ‘Rockstar’ guitar smash moment, and an electric ending with a trio of huge hits, ‘One Right Now’, ‘ Congratulations” and “White Iverson.

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Post Malone was a real rockstar at the American Airlines Center.

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Posty captivated the crowd with his authenticity, sometimes twirling awkwardly and falling to his knees at others, overwhelmed with emotion. What was most evident throughout the night, however, was his gratitude for his city and the fans who helped him achieve rock star status.

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Post Malone dabbed on Friday.

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Post Malone was a gem on his Twelve Carat Tour.

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When We Were Young Festival 2022 – Las Vegas After Party Guide https://gogogoairheart.com/when-we-were-young-festival-2022-las-vegas-after-party-guide/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 21:43:30 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/when-we-were-young-festival-2022-las-vegas-after-party-guide/ The 2022 When we were young festival featuring a post-punk/emo fever dream lineup is gearing up to launch its first event this weekend featuring artists like My Chemical Romance, April Lavigne, Paramore, Resume on SundayJImmy Eat World, the used, and so many others. As Sin City gears up for the Hot Topic nostalgia invasion, many […]]]>

The 2022 When we were young festival featuring a post-punk/emo fever dream lineup is gearing up to launch its first event this weekend featuring artists like My Chemical Romance, April Lavigne, Paramore, Resume on SundayJImmy Eat World, the used, and so many others. As Sin City gears up for the Hot Topic nostalgia invasion, many festival fans will be looking to keep the party going after the final headliner which is set to end at 12pm. Luckily, places like Resorts World Casino and the Brooklyn Bowl will provide a haven for tight black T-shirts, Vans/Chuck-wearing revelers looking to keep the screams of early-night teenage angst alive. .

Resorts World Casino will host an “Emo Nite” residency throughout the weekend with a series of surprise appearances from special guests, which we can assume will either be drawn from the festival acts or other great nouns. It will be the only Official Emo Nite party happening in Vegas this weekend, so fans can confidently expect the same level of singing/dancing/crying energy that’s made this global music series so popular.

For those unfamiliar with Emo Nite LA events, co-founders Morgan Freed, TJ Petracc, and Babs Szabo have passionately spent the past 8 years laying the groundwork for what has helped revive the emo/post scene. punk through a series of musical events. worldwide which would feature mainstream artists such as Travis Barker, Nothing, Nowhere., Blackbear and Bring Me The Horizon. Along with the nostalgic element, they were also credited with fostering a new era of rapidly growing young audiences that ultimately helped the genre’s popularity soar to greater heights than ever before. Acts like Machine Gun Kelly debuted her pop-punk persona at Emo Nite, they gave Yungblud one of her first American shows, and Avril Lavigne made her triumphant return to pop punk with a performance at Emo Nite. !

For more information:

  • Emo Nite @ Zouk Nite Club at Resorts World (21+ only)
  • 3000 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
  • 21/10 at 00h00 – Tickets
  • 22/10 at 2am – Tickets

Since When We Were Young is technically two one-day events, festival-goers visiting the city for the full weekend with only one-day tickets will be able to catch other acts like A day to rememberwho are to play at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Vegas with the support of the used, Movements and Magnolia Park.

For more information:

  • When We Were Young Sideshow ft: A Day to Remember
  • Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV
  • Fri. • Oct. 21 • 6:00 p.m. – Tickets

The Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas venue will also host various performances throughout the weekend with acts like story of the year, Sleep with the sirens, and The summer set.

For more information:

  • Brooklyn bowl
  • 3545 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Friday – October 21 at 8 p.m. / Story of the Year – Sleeping With Sirens – The Summer Set – Tickets
  • Saturday – October 22 at 11:30 p.m. / Emo Night Brooklyn with Anthony Raneri (Bayside) & Shane Told (Silverstein) – Tickets

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