Thursday, July 26, 2007

Tomorrow Night... Introducing ANIMAL LAW






Friday July 27, 2007

9:00 PM
$6.00

The Flowershop
2159 West 21st Place (at Leavitt St.)
Chicago, IL 60608
http://www.flowerglass.net/

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ANIMAL LAW
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Blake Edwards: Metal Percussion
Geoffrey Alan Guy: Guitar
Dylan Posa: Drums
Jason Soliday: (Baritone) Guitar
Mark Solotroff: Vocals
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Joining us will be:

JERK (Cleveland, OH)
http://www.myspace.com/jerk

DRUIDS OF HUGE
http://www.myspace.com/druidsofhuge

TH'EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
http://www.myspace.com/numbernone

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I hear that we will even have a brand new, two-song cassette available

And this just in: http://www.myspace.com/animallaw (There is not much on there yet...)
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BLOODYMINDED Lathe Cut on eBay

In case anyone is interested, there is a copy of the BLOODYMINDED AA Records lathe cut on eBay right now - check here

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Last Night's Show






I had a great time at The Empty Bottle last night. I was really pleased to see The Electric Set play live, as I have been listening to their CD a lot over the past few months. It was also really nice to see a full-blown Lovely Little Girls show on such a big stage. It was kind of weird to play between two large groups - Nine and eight members, respectively, I believe - with my stripped down (sort of?) gear set-up, and I sort of expected to clear the room --- not that it was a full house, or anything, but it was respectable --- but people stayed to watch/hear me - keeping fairly close up to where I was set up, on the main floor, just in front of the stage.

It was a really enjoyable set to play - one of my favorite solo sets ever. I felt fully enveloped by the sound pumping out of the speakers - I maintained control of the feedback - and I had a really good time while it was happening. The recording came out pretty well - the feedback may sound a bit one-dimensional, as the MiniDisc recorder did not do a great job of picking up the low-end coming out of the subwoofers, but it caught all of the mid-range and most of the more shrieking high-end that cuts in and out. At 18+ minutes, it was probably the longest solo performance that I have done.

Thanks to Bruce and Pete at The Empty Bottle, for inviting me to play a show in their new series. Thanks to Eric, for cranking up the sound. Thanks to Brandon and Gregory, and everyone else in the other bands. Thanks to friends who came out to support! Thanks to Marlene, for simultaneously videotaping and photographing my set.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Status - 7/23

- Lots of new eBay listings are up. Thanks to everyone who has been looking and bidding!
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZbloodlustchicagoQQhtZ

- Super Eight Loop 20 and 70 are complete. S8L70 has more primitive sequenced synth patterns running through it, similar to other recent S8L recordings.

- Tonight is the final Animal Law practice before Friday's debut show.

- I am playing solo at The Empty Bottle tomorrow night. Full-on multiple microphone madness...


Sunday, July 22, 2007

Brief Write-Up For Tuesday's Show

I am not so sure that I like all of the terminology, but I am definitely happy for the coverage. This is from the current issue of Time Out Chicago (Issue 125: July 19–25, 2007):

Music of Changes: Lovely Little Girls + Mark Solotroff + Electric Set

July 24 at 9:30pm Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave.

Local sextet Lovely Little Girls, a damaged performance-art/art-rock collective, possesses some of the same theatricality that fans of the Residents will no doubt enjoy. Noise guru Mark Solotroff helps start the proceedings with his microphone-enhanced ear assaults.