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Last Minute Plans: Boutros @ Schubas

I have to admit that I was surprised by the brother duo known as Boutros. I am not sure if it was the album title, Flat Tires Make Friends, or their myspace page, or what, but I was not expecting what these two delivered. The album is built primarily on keyboards, and is filled this modernized take on ‘70’s am pop with strong traces of r&b. It’s refreshing not because it is all that original, but because it really comes out nowhere and is done really well. The first track from the album is called “Late Night Ring” and is a perfect example of this.

Boutros will be playing at Schubas tonight (June 17th) with Minneapolis band Lookbook.


I Love To Floss

Keith Masters have released a new video for his track “I Love To Floss”. The track is the first single off his EP, Discotheque. Keith is currently working on a British synth-pop duo Futurecop! that should be released this summer. He also just finished a taping of HBO’s Entourage for an episode that will be coming up this season, so you can look out for him there.

Keith Masters will be performing at Reggie’s Rock Club on June 25th with Seel Fresh, Mac Lethel, and others.


Hood Internet and Kid Static vs. Dvas

On July 6th Upper Class is releasing a new single from Toronto dance band Dvas. The single will feature a remix by The Hood Internet that features some rhymes from Chicago’s Kid Static. You can preorder the single here.


Company of Thieves Around The Block VII

Company of Thieves have posted a video documenting their first trip to London.

The band’s next Chicago show will be on August 8th as part of Lollapalooza.


So I Ate Myself, Bite by Bite

Ryan Graveface is several things, the owner of the great local label Graveface Records, a member of Black Moth Super Rainbow, and a solo artist known as Dreamend. As Dreamend he will be releasing a new album called So I Ate Myself, Bite by Bite this August. Just as with most Graveface releases the packaging for this album will be rather artistic. The LP version of this album will be presented like a phenakistoscope, a classic Victorian animation machine.


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