Category: music

Spool Going Round Must See Show of May 2011: Arctic Monkeys/The Vaccines at the Rave

Spool Going Round Must See Show of May 2011: Arctic Monkeys/The Vaccines at the Rave
Every show that Spool Going Round has chosen as the show of the month has gone on to sell out.  There are still a couple tickets remaining for Friday night’s Arctic Monkeys & The Vaccines show up at the Rave in Milwaukee.  GET TICKETS NOW! Come on, it’s the start of Memorial Day weekend, doesn’t... Read more »

Today Only: Free Download from a new band out of Ireland called Girls Names

Today Only: Free Download from a new band out of Ireland called Girls Names
Girls Names is a new band out of Ireland.  The sound isn’t new but their youthful exuberance is. Enjoy this free MP3 thanks to Emusic today only.  The album Dead To Me which features this single “I Lose” is available on Emusic for $6.49. You may have missed the Free Download but you can still... Read more »

Tedeschi Trucks Band: The Perfect Marriage of Rhythm & Blues

Tedeschi Trucks Band: The Perfect Marriage of Rhythm & Blues
I have been a fan of Susan Tedeschi since the first time I heard that bluesy voice demand attention in 1998.  I was on the air at one of the first radio stations to bring her talents to light.  A complete staff of music junkies running around trying to find out the correct pronunciation of... Read more »
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Saving Songs From Extinction: "Belly of the Whale" by Burning Sensations

Saving Songs From Extinction: "Belly of the Whale" by Burning Sensations
Spool Going Round is looking at songs that maybe never were played on the radio, or songs that were and then stopped.   If I don’t add new life to these songs they may become extinct.   We may never hear of them again.   So press play and tell a friend to listen as well.   I... Read more »

Happy Record Store Day!

Happy Record Store Day!
Vinyl Dio which will appeal to anyone who is, or ever was, 13 years old Record Store Day really has become something special.  It feels like a little bit late after losing so many great records stores over the last 10 years, but I suppose the saying, “better late, than never,” applies. I still enjoy... Read more »

OFF! is ON! TONIGHT!!

OFF! is ON! TONIGHT!!
What:Punk Rock. OFF! is so much fun to listen to. If you’re a bug this sucks.  Tonight at Bottom Lounge in Chicago. Images: Legends:Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Steven McDonald (Redd Kross), and Mario Rubalcaba (Earthless/Hot Snakes/Rocket From the Crypt). Songs: OFF! by OFF
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Spool Going Round Must See Show of April 2011: Peter Murphy at Reggies on 4/10

Spool Going Round Must See Show of April 2011: Peter Murphy at Reggies on 4/10
I have written about my attraction to music from an early age.  My nights spent in the back rooms of McGreevys or Medusas when I was too young to legally purchase Old Style.  The large video screens that would project the images that accompanied the Bauhaus classic “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,’  are deeply imprinted in my... Read more »

Muck Sticky at Reggie's makes April Fools' Day Suck Lessy

Muck Sticky at Reggie's makes April Fools' Day Suck Lessy
The worst day of the year has to be April 1st.  I have always hated it.  It gives that dick in the office an excuse to be extra irritating because guess what? It’s April Fools’ Day.  Muck Sticky performing tonight at Reggie’s Rock Club I may be able to survive such a ridiculous day this... Read more »

Have you been down to the tUnE-yArDs? "Bizness" is good!

Have you been down to the tUnE-yArDs? "Bizness" is good!
This is what Punk Rock sounds like in the year 2011 or maybe in 2111.  Don’t let that scare you, let it free you.  Can we start a new sub-genre called AfroPunktronica?  Politically charged lyrics delivered with beauty-in-angst that musically travels from humankind’s homeland (Africa) to where you have evolved to now(Chicago-Effingham-Dundee?). tUnE-yArDs is not... Read more »
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Ben Ottewell Concert Review: Send Me Your Photos & Thoughts

Ben Ottewell Concert Review: Send Me Your Photos & Thoughts
Ben Ottewell (Gomez) live at Schubas in Chicago on 3/25/11 Watching Ben come through the bar at Schubas has me thinking that I have been a Gomez fan for a long time.  Ben commented on how childish his lyrics were when he wrote “‘Get Miles’, a long time ago.”  I have watched Ben Ottewell from... Read more »