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Essex Channel and "French With Me"

Essex Channel composed the soundtrack to the Strangeloop Theatre’s Valentine's day show "French With Me". You can download the soundtrack here, and find out about tonight one night only performance here. Also, Essex Channel's performance on Chic-A-Go-Go will be airing on Chicago Cable Channel 19 tomorrow (2/15) at 8:30pm and 2/16 at 3:30pm.


From Our Open Blog: I Lost Control

I Lost Control is excited to announce a release for its debut EP, "Cones & Arrows" early Spring. The 5 song disc was recorded at Million Yen Studios in October. "Andy Gerber at the Yen and Collin Jordan at Boiler Room did a great job of capturing the intensity of our live shows on the disc. We're very pleased with the result." stated Steven Anderson, lead singer for the band. "We're glad we had the opportunity to get these songs down before Grant [Davidson, ILC's bassist] left the band." In addition to a CD, the band plans to release a limited edition vinyl 12". The album is also available on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, and Rhapsody. The band has been rehearsing with a new bass player and is in the process of scheduling a CD release show in the Spring.


Gypsyblood "Cold In The Guestway"

Adam James and vocalist/drummer/bassist Kyle Victor formed the band Gypsyblood in 2009 after the breakup of their previous band. Last Winter the duo recorded over 30 tracks working on their own in an old building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The songs were captured on equipment normally used for film audio recording. The openness of the building and method of recording both lend themselves to the lo-fi and raw sound the band. Gypsyblood's style is a noisy approach to classic pop, and their debut album Cold In the Guestway will be released by Sargent House on April 12th.

The duo will be performing at Beat Kitchen on Feb. 11th and at Lincoln Hall with Maps & Atlases on March 11th before heading down to SXSW.


Best of 2010 Emerging Artists Polls Results Summary

Deli Readers,

The Deli's Year End Polls for Emerging artists are over (YAY!). You can find the list of winners and runners up organized by scene here.

The Deli Staff

Chicago Mixtape

Casey Meehan (Rock Proper, Jitney) has been a long time supporter of Chicago Music and on Feb. 14th he is launching a new site and service called Chicago Mixtape. Its mission is simple: a mailing list that continuously connects Chicago music fans to progressive local bands by supplying a weekly compilation of high quality MP3s to its subscribers.

Fans who subscribe before midnight on Valentine’s day will instantly receive a bonus “Starter Mixtape” featuring unreleased material from long standing Chicago favorites Oh My God as well as the buzz-worthy new soul band JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound and more.


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