Sunday, September 14, 2014


BLOODYMINDED - M.U.G. - Detroit - September 6, 2014 - James Moy, Isidro Reyes, Pieter Schoolwerth, Mark Solotroff - Photos by Alexandra Lerman

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Chicago Reader on Beak + Anatomy of Habit + Vukari

Beak, Anatomy of Habit, Vukari 

Beak by Kyle Gaddo
When: Fri., Sept. 19, 9 p.m.
Price: $8

You’re supposed to mellow out as you grow grayer and life beats you into submission, but the members of Chicago instrumental postrock institution the Timeout Drawer formed a metal band called Beak instead. They crank up the volume and with it the rage in their sound, largely by adding vocals. Beak’s new Let Time Begin (Someoddpilot) is still heavy postrock in many respects—the meandering interludes, the omnipresent moodiness, the rapid picking that foreshadows a monstrous crescendo—but when guitarist-vocalist Jon Slusher bellows like he’s struggling to expel the bile that’s eating the pit of his stomach, the tracks become crushing. In one of the defining flourishes on Let Time Begin, “Over the Shelter, the Morning Breaks” (a more post-anything title, there is not) acts as a two-minute-plus instrumental intro to album closer “Fiery They Rose,” showcasing Beak’s proficiency at writing bristling postrock as well as their newly acquired skill at letting it off its leash. —Kevin Warwick

2100 W. Belmont Ave.

Beak + Anatomy of Habit + Vukari

Friday, September 05, 2014

Video: Wrekmeister Harmonies - August 30, 2014

Wrekmeister Harmonies at The Owl, Chicago 7-30-2014 - From Alexander Hacke:

On the 30th of July 2014 Alexander Hacke and Mark Solotroff (of Bloodyminded) joined J.R. Robinson under the guise of WREKMEISTER HARMONIES at The Owl in Chicago, IL in "an attempt to completely shatter your mind" as the event was promoted. This is the entire show as filmed by Danielle de Picciotto. No modifications were made on neither picture nor sound.

Monday, September 01, 2014

BloodLust! September 2014

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Phasing Out P.O. Box

It probably should have happened years ago, when PayPal really took over, but I am finally discontinuing use of the BloodLust! P.O. box.  If you need to send something, please contact me for a mailing address. Thanks, Mark