Sunday, March 15, 2009

Music news: John's Children, Chicago live music, and more

Here's what's going on in the world of Trader Rock:

1. So Many Records recently did an excellent post on '60s rock n' roll band John's Children.

Record collectors and those interested in Marc Bolan's pre-T.Rex work will find this to be a very interesting post. Plus, I got to hear some more of those hard-to-find John's Children tunes, which were excellent.

2. Went to see some live bands at Schubas last night with Trader Luke, (aka "douchebag trader"). Via Audio, Yacht, and Chairlift were sharing the bill.

It had been a while since I'd been out to see any live acts, and in fact I didn't know anything about the bands we were going to see. Ended up liking them all, especially the night's first two acts, Via Audio and Yacht. Yacht's set was easily the high-energy climax of the evening; those kids know how get the crowd moving with their danceable, electronic "2000s style grunge" music.

Promise to have more on these new groups in the days ahead. The kids on YouTube were right: there is some good music out there these days, you just have to go out and find it.

3. Stereogum recommends The Best Show on WFMU. I haven't heard it yet, but will have to listen to some of their programs soon.

Listener-supported WFMU is in the final push of its fundraising marathon tonight, so check out their programs and give them a pledge if you are so inclined!

4. Old folks review Young Jeezy and Animal Collective.

That's a wrap. See you tomorrow for more rock n' roll radio.

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