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From Our Open Blog: Rabble Rabble

Finally the debut album of your favorite flower punk rockers Rabble Rabble, and its on wax! These local heroes give it to you straight with the perfect blend of catchy guitar jangle and pulsing drum grooves enticing the body into primal hypnotic rhythms. The fans have termed "Bangover" for how one feels the morning after a Rabble Rabble show. Self recorded in the group's jam space with the sweat and intensity of their enthralling live performances. This LP includes two tracks recorded by Brian Zieske at the Gallery of Carpet Studio. Limited to 275 vinyl 12" LP's with screen printed covers, b&w copied insert and download card. Out on Chicago's Commune Records this is a must have, it will turn you on. Also available for free stream and name your own price download via Rabble Rabble's website. rabblerabbleband.com.

In other Rabble Rabble news the band will be heading down to Louisville Kentucky the first weekend of October to play Cropped Out Fest 2010. More than a hand full of other Chicago bands such as CAVE, GA'AN and CACAW, just to name a few will join them for the three day long fest. Featuring other national acts like Magic Markers, Moon Duo and Pissed Jeans. Cropped out is a locally and independently developed music festival set to take place in Louisville, KY on the first weekend of October 2010. The fest is designed to highlight the creative efforts of Louisville natives, friends, family, and fellow thinkers from Nashville to Chicago to Brooklyn and beyond.

So Check out Rabble Rabble's new full length album and head south Oct 1st- 3rd for Cropped Out. No better way to show some love for your favorite Chicago Bands than to hit the road with then for a weekend.


Last Minute Plans: Hollus @ Empty Bottle

Hollus is a band that you will be hearing a lot of over the next six months. They have recorded twelve new songs, and will be releasing them in the form of two EP's. The first, Part One, will be released on November 2nd, and the second, Part Two, will be released in Feb. 2011.

Hollus will be performing at Empty Bottle on tonight (9/21) with Absinthe and the Dirty Floors and Desert Soap.


Travis Barker with The Cool Kids

The Cool Kids have combined forces with Travis Barker to release a new single called "Jump Down". The track will appear on Barker's new LP coming next month, but you can download it here for free. The download will also come with a free pair of 3D glasses that be used to watch the video for the track which will be release on Oct. 11th.


Ok Go's White Knuckles

Only Ok Go could capture over 1 million views in 24 hours, and they have done that with the latest video for the track "White Knuckles".

The band will be back in Chicago on Oct 10th at House of Blues.


The Smith Westerns on Nowness

The latest video from Ryan McGinley features the youngsters The Smith Westerns. The bands is currently finishing work on their yet-to-titled sophomore lp which will be released by Fat Possom Records in 2011. The label rereleased their debut album on August 31st.

The Smith Westerns will be performing at Chicago Theater on October 11th with Belle & Sebastian.


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