Monday, September 21, 2015

Ruby the Hatchet - Ouroboros [FREE Download]

I saw Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats at the Metro this past weekend and they killed it.  It's amazing that just the year before they were playing the [much smaller] Empty Bottle, it seems their popularity is growing rapidly by the minute.  They're currently on a North American Tour in support of their new album "The Night Creeper" and they've brought a few like-minded bands with them for support.  It's been a long time since I've seen an opening band that I've never heard of that has blew me away, and New Jersey doom quartet Ruby the Hatchet did just that!  Their retro psych rock hooked me instantly after hearing their organ player and it seemed I wasn't the only one since the Metro roared with approval after every song.  After buying their latest album "Valley of the Snake" I was excited to see that their 2012 album Ouroboros was actually available for free download on their Bandcamp!  You can download said album below and catch them and Uncle Acid on their remaining North American tour dates, and be sure to pick up Valley of the Snake and The Night Creeper if you do so! (remaining tour dates after the jump.)

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Begotten - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [FREE Download]

This is an absolute find! The original soundtrack to the 90’s 'WTF am I watching' cult classic film; Begotten has been released as a free download. Although it seems to be mastered as one long track, the Bandcamp page does provide track titles that correspond to occasional audible breaks in the music. The first track ‘Undead’ recalls the Residents at their most ominous, with its haunting synths and the constant hum in the background. The second track ‘The Dark Fair’ starts off kind of dance-y with a stuttering rhythm that soon overtaken by those haunting synths. One track features some neoclassical piano that borders on new age, which I can't recall being in the film. Quite unsurprisingly, there is a large chunk of industrial ambience that recalls the soundtracks from other dark, bleak black & white cult films such as Eraserhead and Tetsuo The Iron Man. While it doesn't quite measure up to those soundtracks, it’s a mostly interesting listen in its own right. ~P

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DO312 & Goose Island Presents: Yelawolf, DJ Klever, ShowYouSuck & Lili K 09/13/15 Chicago [FREE Show]

DO312 is one of Chicago's best places to find out about concerts and events, and this time they're teaming up with Chicago brewery Goose Island to throw one a doozy of an show!  Shady Record's very own Slumerican Yelawolf will be performing and bringing along his DJ former DMC Champion Klever to perform a set as well.  Opening for them is Chicago's very own up and coming power couple rapper ShowYouSuck and singer Lili K!  This will be the duo's first performance together so you won't want to miss out, the fire they bring to their own shows will make this combined one a must-see event!

The show will take place Sunday September 13th at The Chop Shop and coincides with DO312's launch of their "DoStuff" app.  Doors open at 9pm and this is a 21+ event.  To gain free entry to the show you can download the app with the secret code below and then RSVP.

Download the iOS app here with code "PARTYBETTER" then RSVP for free entry: DoStuff
(*Android version coming soon)


The Chop Shop
2033 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647