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The MY KIND OF SOUND Release Party with Bobby Conn, Ono, Athanor, and VCSR

  • Empty Bottle 1035 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)

Curbside Splendor + Steve Krakow host the MY KIND OF SOUND: THE SECRET HISTORY OF CHICAGO MUSIC COMPENDIUM Book Release Party at The Empty Bottle with Bobby Conn's My Chicago, Ono, Athanor, and VCSR.

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My Kind of Sound compiles more than a decade worth of “The Secret History of Chicago Music,” the illustrated column by Steve Krakow (“Plastic Crimewave”) that has been printed bi-weekly in the Chicago Reader since 2005. There is much to discover in these stories; amidst the slighted fame, botched contracts, overdoses, and break-ups, Krakow spotlights the glory that exists in making music.

Each of the more than 200 columns included in My Kind of Sound were painstakingly constructed by Krakow in his signature scissor-and-glue process, the same he employs in his long-running psychedelic zine, Galactic Zoo Dossier. Charmed though his process may be, Krakow’s gigantic love for music and the people who make it is serious and staggering and the resulting collection is as fun as it is important. Jim DeRogatis of Sound Opinions says in his foreword: "Those of us who care about the good stuff know what [Krakow] has done, and we love him for it."

The book will be for sale and Steve/PCW will be signing copies!
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BOBBY CONN'S MY CHICAGO: A Multimedia Presentation
The esteemed Mr.Conn will take on some classic windy city tunes in his own unique and possibly demented fashion.

Chicago's avant-rock wizards of space and time

A RARE appearance by the full band version of Athanor, who produced 2 Lps worth of top shelf psychedelic pop in the 70s

2nd gig in 35 years of cosmic synth soundscapes featuring Bil Vermette