Troubled Hubble finished a frenetic six-year run on September 29th at Schuba’s in Chicago. The band’s last show ever was a sold-out, 75-minute romp and circumstance through memories, melancholy and the infinite adrenaline. From the opening and positively retrospective “14,000 Things To Be Happy About” to the finale, ne’er a dry eye in the house, “What We Do,” Troubled Hubble proved for one last time why they have earned a reputation as one of Chicago’s most tenacious and adored bands. Friends, family and fans cheered and shed the occasional tear for a band that has truly worked for, deserved, and relished all the love and respect it has received.
Word has it that folks from more than ten states attended the final show. If you weren’t one of those in attendance, you can still catch the stellar performance on eMusicLive where Troubled Hubble Live at Schuba’s is currently the number one download. Let’s keep it there.
Blue-Eyed Son’s tour de L.A. pays off with wide-eyed fans in Tinseltown
Blue-Eyed Son’s Drew Heilprin has booked countless shows across Los Angeles throughout September, October and November. For his old-skool fans, this localized tour is resulting in less freeway driving and more quality time at their local haunts with one of their favorite performers. For everyone else, the tour has been an eye-opener—exposing countless unwitting fans to Los Angeles’ pre-eminent surfer/singer/songwriter. And the exposure has paid off…
This season, Blue-Eyed Son’s “Step Away From The Cliff” has been featured in two television shows, Weeds and the season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy. On an occasional evening that Drew is not playing a venue nearby, flip on the boob tube and keep your ears peeled for Blue-Eyed Son and more from Eenie Meenie Records—only the stars can tell who you’ll hear next.
One hundred mixes, maybe less, maybe more
Reports are filtering in that Irving is about to put the next record to bed. The tight-lippedgoofballs have kept mum about song and album titles so far. At mention of how the mixes sound though, you’ll catch the band members straining to mask a slight upward curl to their lips. Stay tuned for news about the long awaited second full-length release.
Oranger meets the end of the road in San Francisco Only two weeks are left in Oranger’s tour with the Posies. The two bands are making their way west, and then it’s down the West coast to San Francisco for a hometown CD release party at Independent on October 22. State Troopers, beverage suppliers and bingo halls everywhere are looking forward to the calm and cool that an Oranger-off-the-road will bring. While you still can, take a gander at the rest of the tour schedule.
There is also still time to win the Oranger Prize Pack. The prize pack includes just about everything Oranger that a heart could desire (autographed discs, tangy stickers, sweets and tarts and everything smart) short of a jar of orange colored pickled eggs. You have just over a week left to win. Enter today.
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