Thursday, February 26, 2009

Playlist and Podcast for February 26, 2009

And so another week has come and gone, the world is in an economic crisis, but some things stay the same. Indiesomnia is one of those. As per usual, you can download an mp3 of the whole show here, or listen on the player at the right-hand side of the page. The complete playlist and a listing of some suggested live shows to see this week follows. Enjoy the show!
<3, Susan.

The Smiths – What Difference Does It Make
Jefferson Airplane – Today
Headlights – Cherry Tulips
The Dandy Warhols – Get Off
LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
The Appleseed Cast – Fight Song
Franz Ferdinand – 40'
Duran Duran – Electric Barbarella
Queens of the Stone Age – No One Knows
Tight Phantomz – 3 Relapse
The Kinks – All Day And All Of The Night
Mother Mother – O My Heart
The Golden Filter – Hide Me
Iron & Wine – Woman King
Loney, Dear – I Am John
The Vertebrats – Left In The Dark
Sufjan Stevens – Casimir Pulaski Day

2/26 – Postcards @ The Hideout
2/26 – The Appleseed Cast @ The House Cafe w/ Loose Lips Sink Ships
2/27 – The Appleseed Cast @ Bottom Lounge w/ Giants, Color Radio
2/27 – Tight Phantomz @ Empty Bottle w/ Thee Hardy Mums
2/27 – Pat Mahoney (of LCD Soundsystem) @ Smart Bar
2/27 – The Golden Filter @ Sonotheque
3/1 – Loney, Dear @ Schubas
3/3 – Mother Mother @ Beat Kitchen

Friday, February 20, 2009

At last! Playlist and Podcast for February 19, 2009

So minor delays turned into major delays. But here's the show anyway; enjoy!

Another week has come and gone, but one thing you can depend on is a week's worth of great shows in Chicago, which I (of course) tell you about in this week's show (which can be downloaded here, and/or listened to on the player on the right-hand side of the page). I'd also like to remind you all that we are now operating under a new domain name,, so be sure to update your bookmarks! ;)

And be sure to check out the awesome History of Chicago Rock Music put together by the wonderful and knowledgeable Frank Krolicki of Windy City Rock and Chicago Rock Music Examiner fame; you might just learn something new about Chicago's local music scene of days gone by!

<3, Susan.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Bad Reputation
American Breed – Bend Me, Shape Me
Okkervil River – Black
Blitzen Trapper – Crushing the Wheat
Le Tigre – Deceptacon
MC5 – Looking At You
Smoking Popes – Midnight Moon
The Dials – Bloodsucker
Mannequin Men – Dead Kids
Mando Diao – Long Before Rock n Roll
T.Rex – Bang A Gong (Get It On)
The Raveonettes – Love In A Trashcan
Disappears – Magics
The White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl
Panda Riot – She Dares All Things
The Avatars – Clockwork
The Clash – Rudie Can't Fail

2/19 – The Avatars @ Abbey Pub
2/19 – Blitzen Trapper @ Empty Bottle (Sold Out)
2/19 – Disappears @ The Hideout
2/20 – Deer Tick @ Empty Bottle
2/20 – Snowsera @ Metro
2/21 – Mannequin Men @ Cobra Lounge
2/21 – Smoking Popes @ Cubby Lounge (w/ The Dials, Helicopters)
2/24 – Plastic Crimewave Sound @ Empty Bottle
2/25 – Music Tapes @ AV-aerie

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Posting Delay...

Ran into some minor problems again with this week's show; should have them resolved in a few hours. In the meantime, sit tight and check out this week's live music picks:

2/19 – The Avatars @ Abbey Pub
2/19 – Blitzen Trapper @ Empty Bottle
2/19 – Disappears @ The Hideout
2/20 – Deer Tick @ Empty Bottle
2/21 – Mannequin Men @ Cobra Lounge
2/21 – Smoking Popes @ Cubby Lounge (w/ The Dials, Helicopters)
2/24 – Plastic Crimewave Sound @ Empty Bottle
2/25 – Music Tapes @ AV-aerie

Friday, February 13, 2009

New Domain!

So we've just registered as the show's new home on the internet. See you there/here!

Also, in trivial updates, we're changing the schedule to Thursdays at NOON (12 pm) instead of midnight (12 am). So the show will now post by 12 noon.

PS~Enjoy this week's show! :D

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Playlist and Podcast for February 12, 2009

Welcome back to Indiesomnia! After an unfortunate but unavoidable break in scheduling, we're back with lots more good music for you to hear, suggested shows to check out in and around Chicagoland, and so much more. The new show is available for download here, or you can listen to the show online at the right-hand side of the page. I guess that's about it for this week; see some shows, enjoy the show, and thanks for listening!
<3, Susan.

UPDATE: The bugs should be fixed; download away!

Louis XIV – The Grand Apartment
The Pretenders – Boots of Chinese Plastic
Flight of the Conchords – Robots
Tenniscourts – Swimming Pool
The Shins – Fighting In A Sack
Black Lips – Veni Vidi Vici
King Sparrow – Derailer
Wilco – Heavy Metal Drummer
The dB's – Amplifier
Arctic Fox – Possible
The Ponys – Little Friends
The Waitresses – I Know What Boys Like
Antony and the Johnsons – Aeon
The Changes – Her You and I
Razorlight – Golden Touch
Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Follow You Into The Dark
Lou Reed – Perfect Day

2/12 – Antony & the Johnsons @ Vic Theater
2/13 - Arctic Fox @ The Kinetic Playground
2/13 – Mr Russia @ Metro (CD Release Party, FREE before 9 pm with flyer)
2/13 & 2/14 – Jeff Tweedy @ Vic Theater
2/14 – tenniscourts @ Miska's
2/14 – Deanna Devore @ Beat Kitchen
2/15 – The Pretenders @ Riviera Theater
2/17 – Deanna Devore @ darkroom

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

One week to go...

New shows return Feb 12. In the meantime, here's another rerun show, but please remember that the great thing about reruns is: if you haven't seen (or heard) it before, it's new to you...

Also in new newsy news, I have started a written blog of musical musings (which sounds incredibly pretentious, but trust me, it's awesome): Susan Rocks Chicago, which I will try to update regularly. A new album review is on its way shortly (later today), so stay tuned!

And, as always, go check out one of the many awesome shows happening this week!

<3, Susan.

2/5 - Elephant Gun @ The Whistler w/ Thee Hardy Mums (FREE SHOW!)
2/5 - The Picture Books @ Hideout
2/5 - Tortoise @ Empty Bottle
2/6 - Big Science @ Metro w/ Pet Lions
2/7 - Los Campesinos @ Logan Square Auditorium w/ Titus Andronicus
2/7 - Press Gang @ Beat Kitchen
2/11 - Catfish Haven @ Beat Kitchen
2/11 - The Joans @ Bottom Lounge

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