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Armando Perez, of Esso Afrojam Funkbeat: Something Else! Interview

Armando Perez, of Esso Afrojam Funkbeat: Something Else! Interview

Armando Perez discusses the new project by the Chicago-based funk band Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, and how the issues facing immigrants shape their work.

Outset – Outset (2016)

Outset – Outset (2016)

Chicago’s chordless quartet’s self-titled album ‘Outset’ is a laudable debut not of what is possible down the road but what is achieved right out of the gate.

Volcano Radar – Electro Parables/Electro Parábalas (2016)

Volcano Radar – Electro Parables/Electro Parábalas (2016)

Volcano Radar was formed back in 2012 when Chicago-based guitarist, composer, eductor and poet Julia Miller found musical chemistry with a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Uruguay, Elbio Barilari. Two very outward thinking musicians who came together from decidedly different backgrounds to exploit some common ground in the playground of experimental, noisy electro-jazz. Refutation of Time (2013) was the first productRead More

Makaya McCraven – In The Moment (2016, Deluxe Edition)

Makaya McCraven – In The Moment (2016, Deluxe Edition)

The jazz/hip-hop hybrid ‘In The Moment’ from drummer Makaya McCraven retains the energy and impulsiveness of the live performances within hypnotic looped and sampled grooves.

Caroline Davis Quartet – Doors: Chicago Storylines (2015)

Caroline Davis Quartet – Doors: Chicago Storylines (2015)

“The yearning to do more is completely validated by what came before.” Caroline Davis helps to make sure we know what came before.

The Shadows of Knight “Someone Like Me” (1967): One Track Mind

The Shadows of Knight “Someone Like Me” (1967): One Track Mind

Tautly performed and as contagious as the chicken pox, the Shadows of Knight’s “Someone Like Me” deserved a far better showing.

Charles Rumback, “In The New Year” (2015): Something Else! exclusive stream

Charles Rumback, “In The New Year” (2015): Something Else! exclusive stream

Here is the premiere of Chicago drummer/composer Charles Rumback’s title track from his upcoming quintet release ‘In The new Year’.

Matt Gold and Nate Friedman, of Sun Speak: Something Else! Interview

Matt Gold and Nate Friedman, of Sun Speak: Something Else! Interview

Guitarist Matt Gold and drummer Nate Friedman discuss Sun Speak’s endlessly intriguing blend of folk, jazz and experimental music.

Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole featured at Fest for Beatles Fans

Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole featured at Fest for Beatles Fans

Kit O’Toole, who writes a regular column for Something Else!, is a featured speaker at this weekend’s Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago.

Ballister – Worse For The Wear (2015)

Ballister’s fifth release ‘Worse For The Wear’ proves that Chicago-style free jazz remains cutting-edge and uncompromising.