Tag Archives: Chicago

Album: Self-Titled [Rob Jacobs]

[Chicago, Illinois] Rob Jacobs by Rob Jacobs Rob Jacobs by Rob Jacobs Rob Jacobs, known in the DIY scene for his group Wei Zhongle, released his S/T solo album on February 10th through Chicago progressive label, International Anthem. Eschewing the CD format for … Continue reading

Album: ep 1 [former new york mayor]

[Chicago, Illinois] ep 1 by former new york mayor Perhaps it’s more than coincidence that I first heard former new york mayor‘s newest release, ep 1, while stuck indoors through the “worst blizzard in NY history.” Ep 1 evokes the warmth of a fireplace … Continue reading

Album: Wrong Side of History [Earth Girls]

[Chicago, Illinois] Wrong Side of History by Earth Girls (Grave Mistake Records) Since I was about 15 years old, Grave Mistake Records has been a sort of musical staple in my life. I discovered the label when Government Warning’s amazing, modern underground classic 7″, the Arrested EP, … Continue reading

Lore City (That’s Deep with Andrew Alexander)

Kill Your Dreams by Lore City   (Chicago, Illinois) Kill Your Dreams by Lore City FACTS:  1. WE RECEIVE 50+ EMAILS A DAY WITH SUBMISSIONS / 2. I LISTEN TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM / 3. I BOOKMARK THE … Continue reading

Friends [JCW]

Friends by JCW   (Chicago, Illinois) Friends by JCW FRIENDS IS THAT SQUEAKY KIND OF HIP HOP INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC THAT REMAINS DOWNBEAT WHILE OFFERING NOTHING BUT GOOD VIBES. IT’S SLOW MOTION BLUNT RIDE MUSIC. GOOD VIBES BRO. @DINGUSONMUSIC PUSH THE … Continue reading

Flavor {Twin Peaks}

‘Flavor’ by Twin Peaks   (Chicago, Illinois) * Wild Onion by Twin Peaks ‘Flavor’ comes straight off of Chicago based Twin Peaks album, Wild Onion. They’re catchy garage rock at it’s finest and make me wish that they were based … Continue reading

PRETTY GOOD {COP FONT} (Best New Music)

PRETTY GOOD by COP FONT   (Chicago, Illinois) * Heiko Julian can outright attack on a number of mediums, but the rawest and most satisfying efforts of this prodigious character are his sounds.  When listening to this album, Julian’s pop-culture … Continue reading

Fall 2013 Demo {Split Feet}

Fall 2013 Demo by Split Feet (Illinois) Their Facebook cover photo to the contrary, Chicago quartet Split Feet are not witch house. Their aptly titled Fall 2013 Demo is, in fact, a superb example contemporary punk music. Sound-wise, it is also of … Continue reading

Single Release: Preacher {Gemini Club}

‘Preacher’ by Gemini Club   (Chicago)     New single from Gemini Club? Don’t mind if I do. This is not the first time I’ve featured this band on Dingus, and it likely will not be the last. A true DIY, … Continue reading

Let’s Get Physical: Unpronounceable Name

Unpronounceable Name by Mooner   (Chicago, Illinois) Mooner are a Chicago five piece fronted by brothers Lee and David Ketch. Like a lot of guitar music these days, Mooner seem to have an ear turned towards the 1990s, but they’re not … Continue reading

[Feature] To the Marrow: Chicago’s Briar Rabbit

“I don’t think I could write a top 40 hit,” says Phillip-Michael Scales. As Briar Rabbit, he doesn’t shy away from the word “pop”, although he does affix an unusual prefix to it: “thought-“. The 27-year-old songwriter bolsters his friendly … Continue reading

Hunter {Good Safari}

Hunter by Good Safari   (Decatur, Illinois) [bandcamp album=3653866884 bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=000000 size=venti]   Y’ouch. Good Safari sure do bring the bite with their garage rock album, Hunter. All classically trained musicians, Jake Pearson, Ryan Martini and Jeffery Bensmiller have decided … Continue reading

Single Release: Francs {Benny Francs}

‘Francs’ by Benny Francs   (Chicago, Illinois) Hip hop is a tough genre for the DIY.  Perhaps because faithful rap is born on the street.  Sure, you can go the bitches, money, fame route, but I’d like to think that … Continue reading

Let’s Get Physical: Destroy This Place & Hospital Garden split / It’s All Lore

Split 7″ by Destroy This Place and Hospital Garden   (Chicago, Illinois) [bandcamp track=3056876547  bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=000000 size=venti]   This split, by Midwestern pop punk acts Destroy This Place and Hospital Garden, actually manages to sound a lot like a coherent … Continue reading

Beach Boys Summer Cover Compilation

Beach Boys Summer Cover Compilation by Various Artists   (Chicago, Illinois) [bandcamp track=3045464320 bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=000000 size=venti]   Brilliant. I love The Beach Boys and I definitely love Beach Boys covers. The Beach Boys Summer Cover Compilation contains artists such as … Continue reading

Diamond Mind

Diamond Mind by Architecture   (Chicago, Illinois) * [bandcamp track=2265825535 bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=000000 size=venti]   I am in love with this. Architecture’s ‘Diamond Mind‘ is romance wrapped in a star filled daydream. The Chicago based two piece have written beautiful songs … Continue reading