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March 2018

Razorhouse RSVP March 5th @ 7PM

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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RSVP to see Razorhouse LIVE Monday March 5th, 2018: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here.  Like a zealot tent revival rolling back into town, Mark Panick’s post-Bonemen of Barumba project, Razorhouse, returns with Codex Tres Lingua to be released February 6, 2018, on Underwear Factory Toy Records. The songs are sewn through with literary dark thread while reeking of cinematic art-punk. The record is filled with love-torn riches covered in…

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Sleep On It RSVP Saturday, March 24th @ 7:30PM

March 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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RSVP to see Sleep On It LIVE Saturday, March 24th, 2018 7:30pm: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here.  Come see Chicago's own Sleep On It!  See what the buzz is about for a band who's only "Official Bio" is:  Sleep On It was formed in a dingy Chicago basement in late 2012 where they still practice to this day. Sleep on it is: Zech Pluister- Lead vocals TJ Horansky - Guitar/Vocals Jake…

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The Black Lips Live at JBTV Wed March 28th 1:30pm

Black Lips RSVP Wednesday, March 28th @1:30pm

March 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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For their ninth studio album, the Black Lips have teamed up with Sean Lennon,
who got on board to produce Satan’s graffiti or god’s art? in 2016. The Black Lips had
formerly worked with Lennon on Arabia Mountain, where Lennon played theramin on
several tracks. The band moved up to Lennon’s studio compound on a remote farm in
upstate New York, and spent several months living and breathing the new record. This
removal from the outside world, plus the return of beloved early guitarist Jack Hines and
the exciting addition of new members Oakley Munson on drums and Zumi Rosow (the
first female Black Lip) on saxophone, infused the project with a focused, intoxicating
liveliness, similar to the spirit that had brought the Black Lips to life in the first place,
way back in 1999. Only this time, the band is drawing from nearly two decades of
experience and musicianship, and the newness is tethered by familiarity: Munson is a
longtime friend of the band, and Rosow has been playing live with the Black Lips for
several years now. There’s even a dash of kismet: unbeknownst to the band, after being
off the grid for some time, Munson had just recently moved to a cabin a short distance
away from Lennon’s compound, and the first time his phone ever rang after he plugged
into the wall, Alexander was on the other end, asking him to play.
All of this excitement and immersion created the perfect storm for the Black Lips’
most musically evolved album to date. “It was a really beautiful experience. We were
very far from civilization, and we were all living at the studio. We weren’t going home to
our own beds every night; that was our whole world, 100% of the time,” says Swilley of
the experience. “Making this record was the most wonderful few months of my life. It
was by far my favorite time recording an album so far…It was just magic.” The Black
Lips were joined by Saul Adamczewski of Fat White Family, who helped co-produce the
record with Lennon, plus another rather magical guest: Yoko Ono. “She’s very cosmic,”
Swilley says of the celebrated artist and musician, who makes an appearance on a few of
the tracks. The final product is urgent and thoughtful, reflecting the growth the Black
Lips have experienced since bursting onto the scene (once or twice quite literally on fire),

but it’s also true to their original blistering, careening take on rock n’ roll: fuzzy, dirty,
and rife with three and four part harmonies. Satan’s graffiti or god’s art? proves that
while they may have grown up a bit and changed a few things around, the Black Lips are
still as creatively unhinged and exhilarating as ever.
Satan’s graffiti or god’s art?

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