Just in time for Halloween: A gory history tour on the streets of Chicago

Leyla I. Royale is a Chicago cellist, composer, trapezist, & historian of the macabre.   She joins Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes to talk about Chicago’s gory history, including the Iroquois Theatre fire, the Eastland disaster, and an Elgin Watch factory scalping.   36 more words

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Surviving a Storm in the North Sea.

The evening of Saturday the 3rd of September broke bright and brilliant. The sea was as smooth as marble slab, shimmering gently in a sunset that looked like it had been painted by a joyful young God eager to show off the magic his palate could produce. 1,371 more words

Extraordinary Things.

south portland, maine | travel photographer

we took a drive north to south portland. it was a lovely spot! portland head light was commissioned by president george washington in the 1790s! it’s a beautiful spot for a picnic and a bit of beach time. 17 more words

Neonfiller night at The Joker with Tigercats, Fever Dream and Seadog

Last night Neonfiller hosted a fun-filled three-band session at the newly kitted-out upstairs room at the Joker featuring Seadog warming up for their support slot at tonight’s Spectrum show (2000s math-rock crossed with Elliott Smith-infused indie harmonies), … 64 more words

grasshopper video and live news

News has reached Brighton Music Blog HQ from the grasshopper camp. First up is a remix of Rico’s Revenge, taken from last year’s Circle Time EP. 107 more words

Seadog launch Transmitter EP

Seadog are the baby of Mark Benton, erstwhile guitarist with Man Ray Sky, Grand Palace and occasional others. Five years on from their first EP,  a double set of beautiful soft pastoral songs which sounded like some lost singer-songwriter classic from the early 1970s, comes the new Transmitter EP, something a little tougher and wilder. 296 more words

Salty the SeaDog, Big Skip and Captain Vanessa

Big Skip and Salty the SeaDog are back! This time, they brought their enigmatic captain with them.

She looks pretty mysterious.

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