Tag: Cut Out Kid

Release Radar 1/22/21 - The Vaccines vs Typhoon

Release Radar 1/22/21 - The Vaccines vs Typhoon
This week The Vaccines return with a cover that seems a bit uncharacteristic at first. But after a couple of listens, it starts to make sense. The subdued version of “No One Knows,” originally recorded by the Queens Of The Stoneage, is from their forthcoming Cosy Karaoke EP, which will consist solely of other people’s... Read more »

Deerhunter "Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?"

Deerhunter "Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?"
I feel like I’m watching moving pictures of the Middle Ages and Medieval Times including coronations, laws, kings, queens, taxes, and wars. Maybe it’s the vast array of synthesizers that really evoke the mood? Whatever it is, I’m wishing I saw Deerhunter tour on this 4AD release from 2019. Artist/Album: Deerhunter– Why Hasn’t Everything Already... Read more »

Release Radar 11/6/20- Geographer vs Mona

Release Radar 11/6/20- Geographer vs Mona
Who’s the victor? Apparently it will come down to the courts, so let us talk about music. My Release Radar was extremely weak this week. I think I clicked the “Hide” button 14 times in total? My favorite song from the bunch is “The Other Side,” from Geographer. Just more great music from an artist... Read more »
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The Cut Out Kid Writes His 600th Post

The Cut Out Kid Writes His 600th Post
Congrats to “Me, Myself, and I!” That De La reference got hip hop heads feeling proud and nostalgic, just like I’m feeling after publishing my 600th post. Yep, I just wrote my 600th post as the Cut Out Kid, for the Tribune’s ChicagoNow blog site, and there’s no stopping now. These pictures above and below... Read more »

Josh Rouse Showcases New Music For Upcoming Release

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Man does Josh Rouse sound good here. Not that he doesn’t always sound great, but there’s an easiness in his voice that you can’t escape. Rouse has been crafting gorgeous pop tunes for years, and it’s evident on his new single “Some Days I’m Golden All Night.” The warmth in his voice actually makes you... Read more »

The Cut Out Kid Loves Waiting Room Records

The Cut Out Kid Loves Waiting Room Records
“These CD’s are $1 each.” I can’t tell you how happy that sign made me. About once a month I hit up a record store and peruse the cut out bins. This time I headed to Uptown Normal, IL, to the awesome expanse that is Waiting Room Records. Record shopping is a favorite pastime of... Read more »
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Peace Together: A Bunch Of Cool Cover Songs For A Greater Cause

Artist/Album: Various Artists–Peace Together Reason For Purchase: There are a lot of cool bands covering a lot of songs I really liked. I wasn’t aware of this compilation before I came across it in the cut outs, so I had to purchase it. Songs To Hear: What sold me on this CD was a cover... Read more »

So What Exactly Is A "Cut Out?"

So What Exactly Is A "Cut Out?"
Folks, it’s a new year, and I write a blog called the Cut Out Kid. I thought I would take a few minutes to explain what a “cut out” is and why I write about these things so much. In the recording industry, a cut-out refers to a deeply discounted or remaindered copy of an... Read more »

Tonight, We Gather To Blather-Christmas 2013

Thanks to Jimmy, Julie and everybody who planned the Chicago Now Holiday Blathering. Safe to say it was a success. It seemed like everyone present was having a good time, while meeting new people. It’s always hard to go alone to those things without a crutch, or friend to lean on. But in the end,... Read more »
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Finding Pearl Jam @ A Garage Sale

In honor of Pearl Jam playing these legendary live shows at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field this weekend, the Cut Out Kid thought it would be proper to write about his recent finds at a Ravenswood garage sale. Here is the list that has cluttered my nightstand: Jeremy CD single-containing the bad ass b-side... Read more »