Part of the Charlie Reed lineup: Tyler Bixby, Luke Trimble, and Nick Beaudoin. The dog has no formal role in the band. Credit: Norah Chin (painting by Garret Lawrence)

Gossip Wolf has only heard one song by Charlie Reed, but if the beautifully languid, psych-tinged acoustic garage-pop of “Love Hangover” is any indication, then they’re gonna be one of the best new bands in town! That’s right, Charlie Reed are a band, not a person—with roots in the solo project that singer-songwriter Luke Trimble started after his band Uh Bones called it quits. Trimble decided to ditch Uh Bones’ shaggy electric guitars and experiment with a nylon-string acoustic, recording on an eight-track reel-to-reel in his bedroom. “Love Hangover” is whimsical and catchy, and local label Randy Records (run by Trimble’s former Uh Bones bandmate Nathan Johnson) is putting it out as a seven-inch—Charlie Reed’s debut release. On Saturday, January 6, Trimble and company celebrate the single at the Hideout with Deeper and Cafe Racer; the show costs $8 and starts at 9 PM.

When Beyoncé’s lush visual album Lemonade dropped in April, it reminded many viewers of Julie Dash’s 1991 film Daughters of the Dust—in fact, Dash told Vanity Fair in August that the response was so immediate that her “phone blew up the night Lemonade came on and my Web site shut down.” On Thursday, January 4, film discussion series Cinema 53 hosts a free screening of Lemonade at Hyde Park’s Harper Theater, followed by a conversation with Dash, Cinema 53 curator and U. of C. film professor Jacqueline Stewart, and singer and poet Jamila Woods.

Congratulations to local online music magazine Anchr as it arrives at its first birthday—Gossip Wolf has enjoyed following its sharp live reviews and groovy concert photography! Having a birthday without a birthday party just wouldn’t be right, and Anchr celebrates at Schubas on Friday, January 5, with live sets by Lucille Furs, the Evening Attraction, and Capital Soiree. Cadien Lake James of Twin Peaks and Matt Williams of Post Animal DJ between bands.  v

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