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Chicago underground heroes Cheer-Accident stay joyously weird on their 24th album, Here Comes the Sunset

When I moved to the Windy City in 1995, “psychedelic” and “progressive rock” were dirty words associated with patchouli-scented hippies. A few local bands were boldly mining this expansive territory, though, including Sabalon Glitz, Frontier, and Cheer-Accident. Led by drummer, singer, keyboardist, and trumpeter Thymme Jones, Cheer-Accident always put on a thrilling, even hilarious live […]

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Life After Phil

On February 2, 1999, two days after Cheer-Accident finished recording the basic tracks for the epic title tune from their new album, Salad Days (Skin Graft), guitarist Phil Bonnet was found dead in his car near his Ukrainian Village apartment. Bonnet, who was only 38, was a beloved local recording engineer; he was on his […]