Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Playlist and Podcast for January 1, 2009

Happy New Year, and welcome to Indiesomnia in 2009! I have a special show to kick off the new year, it includes an interview with Jim Hanke of Kid, You’ll Move Mountains, along with some great music to help you over your post-NYE hangovers and get you ready for a weekend of shows. This week’s show can be downloaded here, or you can, as always, listen in online on the right-hand side of the page. This week’s playlist and showlist are posted below, and you can get in to the KYMM CD release show for FREE before 9 pm by printing out this flyer, or get discounted tickets by using the password “MOUNTAINS” at The Metro’s website. It should be a really good time.

Enjoy the show!
<3, Susan.

Mitch Hemann – Leaving In The Morning
The Ponys – Double Vision
The Brunettes – Small Town Crew
The Loneliest Monk – You Don’t Have To Try
The White Stripes – We’re Going To Be Friends
Kid, You’ll Move Mountains – Inside Voice
Kid, You’ll Move Mountains – An Open Letter To Wherever You’re From
The Sapiens – Flutterin’ Eyelids
The Living Blue – Without You
Mannequin Men – Private School
Pixies – No. 13 Baby
Andrew Bird – Oh, Sister
The Mountain Goats – This Year

1/2 – Kid, You’ll Move Mountains @ Metro (CD Release, FREE with Flyer before 9 pm)
1/2 – The Innocent @ Bottom Lounge
1/2 – Pet Lions @ Subterranean
1/2 – The Living Blue @ Schubas w/ Mannequin Men
1/3 – The Loneliest Monk @ Beat Kitchen w/ Unicycle Loves You
1/7 – Quatre Tete @ Double Door (FREE)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Playlist and Podcast for December 25, 2008

Happy New Year’s Eve! The year is about to come to a close, which is why it’s time to celebrate with some great music! This week’s podcast can be downloaded right here, and you can also listen in on the embedded player on the right-hand side of this page.

There are tons of live shows this week that you’ll want to check out—as always, you can find a list of worthwhile shows just below this week’s playlist. Also, don't forget to tune in next week, when we will have an interview with Jim Hanke from Kid, You'll Move Mountains, as well as plenty of awesome music to set your toes a'tappin'.

And, since New Year’s Eve IS right around the corner, feel free to celebrate by going to wild Oppenheimer piƱata parties and whipping out fliff like a sultan:

…just take it easy on the ghetto blasters, okay? ;)
<3, Susan.

The Clash – The Magnificent Seven
Dark Country - Pins
Black Flag – TV Party
Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
The Blissters – Right or Reason
David Bowie – The Jean Genie
The Dandy Warhols – Down Like Disco
My Morning Jacket – I’m Amazed
Kid, You’ll Move Mountains – New Blood
Office – Sticky Dew
Louis XIV – God Killed The Queen
Duran Duran – Electric Barbarella
Spoon – I Turn My Camera On
The Assembly – Changing Now
The Heartbreakers – All By Myself
Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage!

12/26 – Eric Georgevich live acoustic @ Silvie’s Lounge
12/27 – The Assembly @ Subterranean
12/27 & 12/28 – My Morning Jacket @ Chicago Theatre
12/30 – The Blissters @ Beat Kitchen
12/30 – Mr Russia @ Empty Bottle
12/31 – The Dandy Warhols @ Metro
12/31 – Tight Phantomz @ Quenchers
12/31 – Office @ Bottom Lounge
12/31 – Hum @ Double Door (Sold Out)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Playlist and Podcast for December 18, 2008

Just in time for your last-minute shopping and holiday office parties, it’s the Christmas Edition of Indiesomnia! The show is available for download here, or you can listen to the show as a webstream by clicking the flash player on the right-hand side of this page. As always, the playlist follows, along with a few picks of the litter of live music to see this week—you’ve earned it! Also, check out a few musical holiday treats, like Chicago Rock Music Examiner’s list of Christmas songs that “won’t make you wish the season would end”, and a free non-denominational holiday album available here. And be sure to stay tuned next week as we roll out the New Year in style with some live music previews and a special treat!
Ho ho ho!
<3, Susan.

Holly Beth Vincent – Punk Xmas
Beck – Tropicalia
Bird Ate My Donut – Winter
Dead Kennedys – Holiday In Cambodia
Sufjan Stevens – Get Behind Me Santa
Eagles of Death Metal – Wannabe In LA
The Kinks – Father Christmas
Snowsera – 24
Bon Iver – Skinny Love
The 1900s – Winter Las
Gabriella Cilmi – Sweet About Me
Silversun Pickups – Kissing Families
Shoes – This Christmas
The Safes - Annalisa
The Raveonettes – The Christmas Song
Pet Lions - Trinidad
The Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting For The Man

12/18 – Eagles of Death Metal @ House of Blues Chicago
12/18 – Bon Iver @ Vic Theater
12/19 – The Safes @ Quenchers
12/20 – Bird Ate My Donut @ Underground Lounge
12/21 – Pet Lions @ Bottom Lounge
12/23 – Snowsera @ Schubas w/ Color Radio, the Rikters

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Podcast and Playlist for December 11, 2008

So another week has come and gone, Chicago politicians are corrupt as usual and there may be big changes in Illinois in the days and weeks to come. Lucky for you, there’s a new podcast to keep you warm. In a statistic I just made up right now, 9 out of 10 Illinois governors think Indiesomnia is (bleeping) golden. And so can you! Just click here to download the new show. The playlist and a rundown of some sweet shows to check out this week follow.
<3, Susan.
PS~I don't know who to credit with this photo, but s/he totally deserves major kudos. It is totally boss. Well done, mysterious internet paparazzo. Well done.

Buzzcocks – Boredom
Devo – Girl U Want
Cities and Thrones – A Most Dangerous Game
The Useless Wankers – You Got Nothin’
Ryan Adams – Gimme Sunshine
The Thermals – Here’s Your Future
Material Issue – Goin’ Through Your Purse
The Living Blue – The Beat of Her Drums
Airiel – Thrown Idols
The Code Kids – Can’t Complain
New Ruins – Booklung
Cream - Politician
Michele Ari – My Sleeping Beauty
CSS – Music Is My Hot Hot Sex
Pixies – Gigantic
Noah and the Whale – Death By Numbers
Mitch Hemann – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

12/11 – The Code Kids @ Cobra Lounge
12/12 – Noah and the Whale @ Empty Bottle
12/12 – Oasis @ Allstate Arena (with Ryan Adams + The Cardinals)
12/14 – CSS @ Metro
12/17 – The Living Blue @ Empty Bottle
12/17 – Tractor Kings @ Schubas (with New Ruins)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Playlist and Podcast for December 4, 2008

Well, well, it's that time of the week again--I hope you enjoy the podcast as much as I did making it. A special super-huge thanks goes out to Frank of Chicago Rock Music Examiner and Windy City Rock for the listing--Indiesomnia is one of the Best Rock Radio Shows in Chicago!

The playlist for this week's show follows, and you can download (for free, as usual) the podcast right here. As a new feature, I've added a list of upcoming live shows I've mentioned on this week's podcast--so go out and see some music, already! ;)
<3, Susan.

The Raveonettes – Attack of the Ghost Riders
The Sweet – Ballroom Blitz
Tenacious D – Tribute
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – Me and Mia
Interpol – Evil
Louis XIV – Finding Out True Love Is Blind
Be Your Own Pet – Black Hole
Tight Phantomz – Ninja Talk
The White Stripes – Icky Thump
King Sparrow – Bones and Skin
Dandy Warhols – Get Off
The Zombies – I Want You Back Again
The Fratellis – Got Ma Nuts From A Hippy
My My My – Sadder at the Seams
Headlights – Cherry Tulips
Johnny Cash – I’ve Been Everywhere
The Unicorns – Les Os

12/4 - King Sparrow @ Bottom Lounge
12/9 - Tight Phantomz @ Empty Bottle
12/10 - Ted Leo @ AV-aerie
12/10 - My My My @ Subterranean