Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Unscheduled Hiatus - New Shows Feb 12!

So unfortunately our technical difficulties have been extended for a while. They should be resolved in time for the Feb 12 (Valentine's Day!) show, so hang in there with us until then! :) To keep you from getting bored in the meantime, I have another previously aired episode of the show for you, and a week of live music picks to keep out the Chicago cold!
<3, Susan.

1/29 - Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power @ Empty Bottle
1/30 - My My My @ Bottom Lounge w/ Color Radio
1/30 - The Smith Westerns @ Beat Kitchen
1/30 - Arctic Fox @ Silvies (Free)
1/31 - The Blissters @ The Elbo Room
1/31 - Les Savy Fav @ Epiphany
1/31 - The Heartless Bastards @ Martyrs

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

Monday, January 19, 2009

Shock! Horror!

So due to extreme technical difficulties, I will be unable to upload a new podcast this week. The problem should be resolved by next week, but in the meantime, please enjoy a Krazy Klassik from the Indiesomnia! archives, check out the Valentine's Day Contest, and go see some awesome live shows this week!

1/22 - Animal Collective @ Metro
1/23 - King Sparrow @ Reggies Rock Club
1/24 - Kings of Leon @ House of Blues Chicago (Cancer Benefit)
1/24 - Rufus Wainwright @ Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA Benefit)
1/24 - Snowsera @ Beat Kitchen
1/24 - The Code Kids @ The Red Line Tap

The Blackouts - Something...I Can’t Say
The Dirtbombs - Chains of Love
Cat Power - Living Proof
Nada Surf - Do It Again
T.Rex - Rock On
Andrew Bird - Imitosis
Franz Ferdinand - The Fallen
Dresden Dolls - Coin-Operated Boy
Black Lips – O Katrina!
Divinyls – I Touch Myself
Flight of the Conchords – Ladies of the World
LaBelle – Lady Marmalade
The Innocent – Beautiful Lie
The Stranglers – Golden Brown

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Playlist and Podcast for January 15, 2009

January is already halfway gone, which means it’s time to gear up for the First Annual Indiesomnia! Valentine’s Day Contest! There are details in this week’s show, which can be downloaded here, or played via webstream on the right-hand side of the page. The winner will receive their choice of either an amazon giftcard or an itunes giftcard. Please find the OFFICIAL RULES of the Indiesomnia Valentine’s Day Contest below!

Shipwreck – House of Cards
The Flying Lizards – Money
IAMX – Sailor
Local Natives – Airplanes
The Fratellis – Henrietta
? and the Mysterians – 96 Tears
Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
Belle and Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Cities and Thrones – Conduct Unbecoming
The Kills – Love Is A Deserter
The Living Blue – Walk Talk Rhythm Roam
Material Issue – Valerie Loves Me
Andrew Bird – Fake Palindromes
Electric Six – Gay Bar
The Gories – Charm Bag
braam - Blackout
Iggy Pop – The Passenger

1/15 – The Hold Steady @ House of Blues
1/16 - Bully in the Hallway @ Bottom Lounge
1/17 - The Living Blue @ Double Door
1/17 – Local Natives @ The Horseshoe
1/18 - The Innocent @ Empty Bottle
1/20 – The Killers @ UIC Pavillion

(1) For entries to be considered, participant MUST email indiesomnia@gmail.com by 11:00 pm CST on Friday February 6th, 2009. Please include your full name, address, telephone number, and email address, the song/artist/album info, and a brief response (100 words or less) to the question, “What is the weirdest song you’ve ever made out to?”
(2) Entries become the property of Indiesomnia and may be used at the producer’s discretion for artistic purposes related to the programming and production of Indiesomnia.
(3) Entering the contest implies consent to these rules. You must enter to win.
(4) Contest winner(s) will be notified via email no later than February 12, 2009.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Playlist and Podcast for January 8, 2009

And it’s that time of the week, once again! Plenty of good shows to check out, and plenty of good music to listen to on this week’s podcast. It can be downloaded here, or played online via webstream by clicking on the player on the right-hand side of the page. Enjoy!

<3, Susan.

William Shatner – Common People
Deep Purple – Hush
The Beauty Shop – I Got Issues
Greenskeepers – Lotion
Ben Folds Five – Army
Bird Names – Nazi Beach Party
Robots in Disguise – The Sex Has Made Me Stupid
The Cars – Good Times Roll
Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
Johnny Cash – Hurt
The Locals – Tidal Wave
The Dresden Dolls – Girl Anachronism
Noah Harris – The Sparrow and the Wolf
Oh, Alexis! – Outlawed Bingo
The Goldstars – The Race
Bee Gees – Lonely Days
The Brandnames – Black and White Camera

1/8 – The Locals @ Martyrs w/ Waif, Pale Figures
1/9 – The Fray @ Metro (Sold Out)
1/9 – The Brandnames @ Cigars and Stripes (Berwyn – Last Show)
1/10 – Bird Names @ Empty Bottle
1/12 – Mayor Daley @ Empty Bottle (Free show!)
1/13 – Greenskeepers @ Sonotech (James Curd DJ set)