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Concert Thu Jul 05 2007

Blogapalooza Visits Cal's Bar

Alright let me put my cards on the table. I am one of the sponsors of this week's little rock show at Cal's (400 S. Wells). Of course and as a result I'm biased and partial to the bill that was thrown together. Partly because I, along with two other Chicago area blogs (Can You See the Sunset and Big Rock Candy Mountain), have been slaving over hot coals to put this show together. The lineup is Latest Flame recording artist The Gunshy, Frontier Ruckus from Ann Arbor and Chicago's Satellite 66.

Music starts at 10pm with The Gunshy. Eric from BRCM described his music as "combining a little Tom Waits, a smidge of Eric Bachman/Crooked Fingers, and a mesa-top full of burnt desert filtered through urban neon sprawl, the Gunshy play a gritty Western noir through the greasy windows of your favorite Old Style bar."

[mp3]: The Gunshy - "Souls"

Frontier Ruckus are the talk of the town (Ann Arbor that is). They've been opening up for Michigan bands like Canada, Great Lakes Myth Society and Chris Bathgate over the last year or so. On top of that they were just named Best Folk Artist by Real Detroit Weekly. The band has a musical stew type of sound with lots of instruments swapped and bowed and tooted. Lyrically the songs are dense, although not as obvious and historically relevant as say The Decemberists. I'm told from various sources that the live show is amazing.

[mp3]: Frontier Ruckus - "Adirondack Amish Holler"

Closing off the night will be Satellite 66 who will be bringing their Luna influenced indie rock back to the club that gave them their first gig in Chicago.

[mp3]: Satellite 66 - "Going Home"

Join us at Cal's this Friday the 6th. If you work downtown don't even bother going home just meet us at 400 S. Wells. The cover is only $5 and the PBR is very cheap.

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Our Final Transmission Days

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