1. Parade - Athens, GA... need I say more. Okay, "Parade's only agenda is to play music they love". I love their music. It is full force fun, and Carrie Hodge's vocals are the sugar in my coffee (I actually drink my coffee black, but you get the point). Parade is currently working on their next full length, which is scheduled for an early 2008 release. Listen to: That's Hott (mp3) and Hunting (mp3) from their recently released ep "Answer Me"
2. Baby Teeth - Jonathan Messinger says this band is "the best band in Chicago. That's not my opinion. It's scientific fact.", and I just might believe him. Lead singer Abraham Levitan is co-founder of The Dollar Store Show with Jonathan and can turn a mighty tune. Baby Teeth posts a new free mp3 on their blog 52 Teeth every Monday. They were also featured on Daytrotter back in June. Listen to: Bass is High (mp3)
3. K-Kruz - You are going to hear a lot about EV Records in the weeks to come, but here is where we will begins. K-Kruz is a drummer turned beat creator from Chicago, and is currently putting the finishing touches on his debut LP "Choose Your Circumstance". He has the full support and attention of label head Copperpot and a wealth of Chicago talent leanding a hand. Last year, K-Kruz released a quality remix album entitled "The Remixes". He is also one half of the duo Modill. Listen to: Modill - Moves (mp3) and Diverse & Lyrics Born - Explosive (K-Krux Remix) (mp3)
1. The work of Padget Mills over at Lemon Puppy - Very nice work, sometimes the titles more interesting then the work.
2. "Raymond, Master of Sandwich Puppets" by Eric Feezell - This story is currently running over at pindeldyboz
3. "Poets Resort to Guerilla Marketing" by Ellen Moynihan - This is from the latest issue of Poets & Writer. Long live the GPP!
1. "Diminishing Returns" by Karl Koweski - This is Karl's "latest, greatest chapbook" from Sunnyoutside Press and it is available for pre-order today! - $8
2.Kiss Machine Issue #14 The Activity Book - $5
3. "Outside the Halfway House" by Zachary C. Bush - I am offically declaring 2007 is the year of ZCB! This is his second chapbook release this year, and his third will be out later this year. If you would like a copy of this chapbook send ZCB a message. - $5
1. Blanket Issue 5 (The Face Issue) - I really enjoy the way Blanket handles it's releases. Each week you receive a new piece of the issue and by the end of the month you have all four parts. August's issue features Dustin Parker, Matt Moore, Karl Kwasny, and many more... check it out. 2. Fader Issue 48 - Two cover Banhart vs Dj Quik, I guess it depends on what you are into. The issue featureSunset Rubdown, Lil' Mama, Humbolt, and more... and it is free.
1. The Top Ten Things You Might Not Know About Lucky Man
2. Orange Alert visits the Devil's Circus