Eye Vybe Records founder Karissa Talanian, who also plays in this wolf’s fave “witch punk” trio, Lil Tits, launched Good Vybes Fest in 2014, and the vibes just keep getting better. This year the fest expands from two days to three, all at the Empty Bottle. After dates on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, the fest takes a rest on Sunday, then closes Monday, May 16, with a free show jam-packed with local favorites. Rabble Rabble headline that final night, which doubles as a record-release party for their acid-fried grunge opus Composure—the first piece of Eye Vybe vinyl! Good Vybes Fest tickets are $10 for each of the first two nights, $15 for both.
Filmmaker Nic Collins has moved from Chicago to Los Angeles, but his hilarious and deeply weird new sci-fi webseries, Year of the Snake—think Mork & Mindy, but with two dudes making stoned jokes about music and technology—still has a lot of the Windy City in it. The series was shot here and features music from Gossip Wolf faves such as Evasive Backflip and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya. On Sunday, May 15, Young Camelot hosts a screening at Beauty Bar; Evasive Backflip perform and Young Camelot DJs spin records.
Local garage rockers Twin Peaks celebrate their new album, Down in Heaven, at the Wicker Park Reckless Records on Saturday, May 14. The event includes an in-store performance and a record signing—to get in, you have to buy a limited-edition version of the LP that comes with a band-designed coloring book and crayons.
It’s been a minute since Gossip Wolf checked in on Kimochi Sound, the local electronic label run by DJ M50, aka producer Area. Last week Kimochi dropped its third 12-inch of 2016—fourth if you count the debut of its Tesuji imprint, Area’s Entireless EP. The new Spindrift is from Portland producer Strategy, and this wolf loves the gently echoing house keys that open its first cut, “I Want Your Love.” The 12-inch is streaming at Kimochi’s Bandcamp. v
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