Tag: The Districts

Release Radar 1/7/22 - The Jazz Butcher vs The Presets

Release Radar 1/7/22 - The Jazz Butcher vs The Presets
Slowly but surely the new year will bring new releases. While most labels wait until spring or early summer, a few will try to beat the rush and trickle out right away. I just became aware of the Jazz Butcher in November, and received a boxset, Dr Cholmondley Repents: A​-​sides, B​-​Sides and Seasides (which is... Read more »

Release Radar 11/19/21 - Sting vs Alex Islay

Release Radar 11/19/21 - Sting vs Alex Islay
Winter is here. But, we still have bright bands of sunshine blasting through the clouds this Friday morning! “Doing It Over” is definitely showing a new side of The Districts. A stripped back journey that barely even sounds like Rob Grote. This next batch of songs should be really interesting as we see the young... Read more »

Favorite Listens & Surprise Releases Of 2020

Favorite Listens & Surprise Releases Of 2020
It cannot be understated that 2020 was the year of surprises. “Surprise release” became the catchphrase of an unexpected record release. Because of the virus, it seemed, the marketing machine crashed. Soon some of our favorite bands, whom we hadn’t heard from in years, were dropping full-length bombs on us, without a word of warning.... Read more »
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Release Radar 12/4/20- San Holo vs Samia

Release Radar 12/4/20- San Holo vs Samia
When I do my year-end roundup of best albums, San Holo’s Stay Vibrant will be on it. That album was supposedly a work in progress, but it looks like that work just ended with his new single, “bb u ok?” Not bad after one listen, but from here on out, I expect big things from... Read more »

Release Radar 2/21/20: Morrissey vs The Strokes

Release Radar 2/21/20: Morrissey vs The Strokes
Release Radar is very strong this week. It’s a week when all the big shots come out to play. We have the third Morrissey single, the second taste of new music from Pearl Jam, and the third effort from The Districts. More music from The Strokes, and we finally have new music from Mount Joy;... Read more »

Release Radar 1/17/20: The Districts vs Surfer Blood

Release Radar 1/17/20: The Districts vs Surfer Blood
The third weekend in January brings another strong group of releases. The Districts drop a second song from their forthcoming record You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere to be released on March 13th. It’s sounding a bit more progressive from where they were on Popular Manipulations, and I’m excited to see where their 4th record... Read more »
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The Districts Return With Powerful New Single "Loving Protector Guy"

The Districts Return With Powerful New Single "Loving Protector Guy"
The Districts have been touring endlessly, on their best record to date, Popular Manipulations. None of which would have been possible if it wasn’t for the addition of lead guitar player Pat Cassidy. Not to take anything away from this band. They were incredible without Pat. But, as I have written on several occasions, Cassidy’s... Read more »

The Districts Leave Me Wanting More @ The Riviera-10/6/18

The Districts Leave Me Wanting More @ The Riviera-10/6/18
It was evident from The Districts set at The Riv, that they were working on new things. It definitely did not feel like they were touring behind any record, though one would think most of their material would’ve come from their latest release, Popular Manipulations. There’s never a point of hearing “If Before I Wake”... Read more »

Two Of My Favorite Bands Are Touring Together: The Districts & Hippo Campus

Two Of My Favorite Bands Are Touring Together: The Districts & Hippo Campus
It’s been no secret how much I love both The Districts and Hippo Campus. I’ve been very vocal to those around me. They are my two favorite bands, and now they are touring together. I have pronounced my love for both bands several times on this blog. Feel free to take a gander below. “Hippo... Read more »
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The Districts Log Performance of The Year At The Empty Bottle 12/10/17

The Districts Log Performance of The Year At The Empty Bottle 12/10/17
”A few years back I caught The Districts touring behind A Flourish and a Spoil, at Metro, and I was impressed. I wrote about it here: “The Districts Bring Energetic Live Act To Chicago’s Metro” Fast forward to the Winter of 2017, when I saw them playing behind their latest record Popular Manipulations, and I... Read more »