The Western Elstons – Twilight Time (The Three Suns cover)
May 11th, 2013, at The Friendly Tap.  Filmed by Sharon Rutledge.




The Flat Five – Kites Are Fun (the Free Design cover)
Dec. 10, 2010, at the Hideout in Chicago. Filmed by Robert Loerzel.


The Western Elstons featuring: Scott Ligon and Casey McDonough (NRBQ), Joel Paterson, Alex Hall, & Jimmy Sutton.

The Flat Five featuring: Alex Hall, Kelly Hogan, Scott Ligon, Nora O’Connor, Casey McDonough.






“Janet”… Janet Jackson covers album featuring 16 artists is available via Tin Angel Records.  

“The project has been 7 years in the making and is the brainchild of our good friend Jan Lankisch. After hearing Janet’s music for the first time in 1989 he instantly became a fan. ‘It blew my mind’ he says ‘you could call it a first-love experience.’ The idea came to realisation in 2008 after meeting the band Dirty Projectors. They spoke about The Jacksons and Jan mentioned how he’d always preferred Janet’s records to Michael’s, and that it would be fun to pay tribute to her.”





01. Deradoorian – Pleasure Principle
02. Karl Blau – Rock With U
03. Dreaming and Delicious – All For You
04. Nicholas Krgovich – He Doesn’t Know I’m Alive
05. Naytronix (ft. tUnE-yArDs) – What Have You Done For Me Lately
06. Albert McCloud (ft. Sean Wood) – Black Cat
07. LAKE – Escapade
08. Batsch – Together Again
09. The Harpoons – Let’s Wait Awhile
10. Dream Tiger – Control
11. Woom – Rhythm Nation
12. The Rests – Someone To Call My Lover
13. The Present – If
14. High Places – That’s The Way Love Goes
15. Katie Eastburn – When I Think Of You
16. Marker Starling – Young Love

via Carrot Top Records.



Richie Woods is a bedroom pop singer songwriter from New York, NY. …., his debut album “Wow cool” (limited tape edition, 50 copies + mp3) is available on December 15th via atelier ciseaux, order HERE. also… Band Camp, iTunes.





ことしのわすれもの。

Taken from the album “Many Levels Of Laughter” by Chicago-based J (Justin) Fernandez via Joyful Noise Recordings, released on June 9th.









The both tracks above are taken from Ba Da Bing’s “Jackson C. Frank: The Complete Recordings” with 24 tracks never before heard. Remastered, including Jackson’s classic debut album from 1965.



Colin Meloy of the Decemberists – Blues Run the Game 




The third in a series of recording projects stemming from the Berea College Appalachian Sound Archives, “Rawhead & Bloodybones” (2015) by Brian Harnetty combines samples of music and folk tales with live instruments. The historic archival recordings of children recounting folk tales were made by Leonard Roberts in the 1940s and 50s. 

Two CDs packaged in 6-panel foldout case
Publication Date: November 20, 2015 via Dust-to-Digital






The Mug and Brush Sessions

Brian Harnetty – Marshall (From the Sun Ra Archives) 
performing music from his 2013 release, The Star-Faced One.




Taken from the album “The Star-Faced One,” via Atavistic records (2013). Samples from the Sun Ra/El Saturn collection at the Creative Audio Archive at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago. Additional musicians include Fred Lonberg-Holm (Cello), Jeff Kimmel (Bass Clarinet), and Aaron Butler (Vibes).




Taken from 7” single, entitled “The Sociophonic Key” (2012) 

“Despite the variety of samples used many subtle relationships are heard––both literal and fantastic––from Sun Ra rehearsing a group of children fading into an answering machine, to the intensity of a gospel preacher alongside the Arkestra’s invitation to join them in outer space.”

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