Saturday, December 05, 2009

Death Musick Ritual - 12/6 - Mentions

From the Chicago Sun Times:

This weekend: Mile Long Records release party, and a busy night at the Bottle
By Jim DeRogatis
December 2, 2009

Anyone starting a new independent record label these days has to be driven by passion, because the business prospects are anything but promising. Chicagoan Michael Paeth clearly is a fan and a believer, and he's celebrating a new compilation, "Analog Highway," trumpeting the Americana, roots- and garage-rock artists on his Mile Long Records label ( with a record release show Saturday, Dec. 5, at 9 p.m. at Martyr's, 3855 N. Lincoln. The performers include Dive Bar, Penthouse Sweets, Twilight Revival, Scattergun, Nashville Wreckers, Medicine Hat and Sawbuck, and the cover is $8. More information can be found at, (773) 404-9494.

It's a busy evening Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, starting with a free screening at 7 p.m. of "Wesley Willis's Joyrides," a new documentary by Chris Bagley and Kim Shively "celebrating the life and phenomenon of the legendary Wesley Willis, cult rock-and-roll icon." Then, starting at 9, the club hosts a strong triple bill with a $3 cover (a buck a band!) featuring Magical Beautiful, Above/Below Sea Level and Implodes. Finally, beginning at 11, DJs Bruce Lamont and Mark Solotroff spin what they're billing as a "Death Musick Ritual" (admission is free). For more info, call (773) 276-3600 or visit

From Time Out Chicago:

Arty pop deconstructionists Magical Beautiful work through washy dub spotlighting the glowing trombone work of Nick Broste. Opening is Implodes, the psychedelic drone outfit headed up by Matt Jencik. Stick around after the show for Death Musick Ritual, a free DJ set of dark sounds from Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Led Zeppelin 2, Bloodiest) and Mark Solotroff (BLOODYMINDED).