Darkthrone Frontman Elected To Local Town Council Against His Will
“My campaign was a picture of me holding my cat saying, ‘Please don’t vote for me.’”
Glyve “Fenriz” Nagell, metal legend and half of Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone has a new job, city Councilman. “My campaign was a picture of me holding my cat saying, ‘Please don’t vote for me.’” Fenriz explained to Clyrvnt how he was involuntarily elected, “They called and…
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Riot Fest’s Ween-Inspired Chicago Dining Guide
Chicago is a "food town." Ween sings about food. A lot. It made sense to put the two together.
Food and music are both essential to life but few bands have incorporated food in their lyrics and aesthetics more than Ween. Formed by childhood friends Mickey Melchiondo (“Dean Ween”) and Aaron Freeman (“Gene Ween”) in Pennsylvania in 1984, over a long and prolific career Ween has…
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Julian Marley Plays Bob Marley’s Exodus at Riot Fest: 12 Facts About the Iconic Album
  Following a stellar set at Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver earlier this month, Grammy-nominated reggae musician Julian Marley and his band will perform Bob Marley and the Wailers' landmark 1977 album, Exodus, in its entirety in Chicago on Friday, September 16. We are honored…
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10 Questions with Smoking Popes + New Songs!
For the first time in 18 years, the pop-punks release new music featuring their original lineup!
Formed in 1991 in the suburbs of Chicago, Smoking Popes are a favorite in their hometown and beyond for their mergings of melodic punk with vocals influenced by crooners like Frank Sinatra. Today, for the first time since their album, The Party’s Over—a covers collection…
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All Time Low Releases Live Video for “Take Cover”
The band releases its second live DVD on September 9
Maryland four-piece All Time Low have released “Take Cover” and accompanying video from their upcoming live CD/DVD combo, Straight to DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts (out September 9 via Hopeless Records). The set is the follow up to its 2010 live album, Straight…
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