Monday, November 29, 2010

On The Road// Mester Magpie + 9

On The Road// Meester Magpie+9 from NitetrotterTV on Vimeo.

The Clapping Club Presents Hair Camp

The Clapping Club Presents Hair Camp from Don Takano on Vimeo.

Text Jay Feather - November 29, 2010

Here's a brand new video made by some very special friends of NITETROTTER Trenton Willey, who's absolutely ridiculous and possibly offensive NITETROTTER TV session will be out soon, and Marcus Stringer, an up-and-coming video and digital media wiz. These guys were finishing up this movie a couple of weeks ago when they packed up and left Chicago for warmer climates and cooler jams. We're really proud of these guys and honoured to be featuring their work, so make sure to let these guys know what you think. Oh, and don't forget to keep your eye out for one of NITETROTTER's very own somewhere in this outrageous comedy!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Featured Tracks: Soft Kill

Text Mr. Nitetrotter - November 21, 2010

We were really saddened when we heard that Blessure Grave was done. We shouldn't of been because Toby, the man behind the scenes is always at work. His new band Soft Kill just got done recording in Portland and he posted these tracks. I have always liked what Toby does and this is probably some of today's best goth pop yet!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pretty Birds That Kill - NITETROTTER Session

Illustration Jorge Tapia / Sound Engineering Nathan Gregory / Text Mr. Nitetrotter - November 19, 2010

This two piece happens to be from Anchorage Alaska. They were kind enough to perform at Schwag Stock 2 just about a month ago. It was like a go go party in our living room when they played with people dancing on the couches.

They are two great people and we had a good time talking to them about driving from Alaska and all that. Sounds like Alaska is a fun place.

Pretty Birds That Kill - "Anarchy In The AK" "Boombox" "ACBooty" "Radio"

Recorded at Schwag City Studios Chicago

The Chicago Rippers

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Travis at Draperies

Hastas - NITETROTTER Session

Illustration Jorge Tapia / Sound Engineering Nathan Gregory / Text Mr. Nitetrotter - November 18, 2010

So here is the scenario. Two guys who both play guitar and are named Kyle start a band and decide to call it Hastas. We luckily met them through Teaadora which led to Hastas playing Nitetrotter Fest. They are a great couple of guys and we love their music. Hopefully they will come record again.

Keep a look out for these chill brothers in Illinois. As always, keep on trottin in the free world.

Hastas - "Thermal Graph" "This Weary Static" "Ultimate Destiny's Child" "Undies Into The Future"

Recorded at Schwag City Studios Chicago

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Should Journalists be held accountable for getting venues show down?

Text Sarah Smith - November 16, 2010

Recently a DIY venue named Treasure Town got shut down and their neighbors Mortville are having complications as well that all stem from the inevitable. A journalist named Jake Malooley wrote an article in Time Out Chicago about the venues.

Now Jake Malooley has been the subject of much harassment. The question is does he deserve it? We say yes.

Heres our reasoning. He has emo hair so he should know better.

Chicago has some of the strictest laws about DIY venues and anybody who is involved with underground music at all should realize that even if you need a good article... MUM IS THE WORD. The Chicago authorities can be vicious and there is no reason to make their job easier.

I am sure there was some kind of "Indie" show at the Metro that Mr. Malooley could of wrote about.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Illustration Jorge Tapia / Sound Engineering Nathan Gregory / Text Mr. Nitetrotter - November 13, 2010

Wow. This is truly exciting. We first met ONO at Noise Shock a few years ago. It has been a pleasure ever since.

If you don't know, Travis and P. Michael of ONO started the band in the early 80's unleashing their version of well developed fucked up no wave punk to unsuspecting audiences all over the city of Chicago. Often opening up for influential acts of the day. The group had two records come out on Thermidor(an elusive SST imprint). ONO dropped off for about twenty years until recently when they reunited with some new members.

They have such a uncompromising sound by blending gospel and r&b with performance art laced industrial punk and worldly influences. It's impossible to pin them down.

Their recent Chicago area shows have been legendary. Every show just gets better and better. We were very excited to hear the covers they did for the NITETROTTER Session. Pay close attention to the ad-libbing Travis does in Heroin.

This was recorded at Travis' house on Sunday afternoon, with the occasional break for wine and homemade frittata in his magical garden. We cannot stress how much we love how this session came out.


ONO - "All Tomorrows Parties" "Heroin" "Machines That Kill People" "Ode to Billie Joe"

Recorded at Travis' home on the South Side of Chicago

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ghoul Poon - NITETROTTER Session

Illustration Jorge Tapia / Sound Engineering Lawrence Romani / Text Lawrence Romani - November 12, 2010

The first time I saw Ghoul Poon perform live was at the first Experi-MENTAL Festival last November. That line up featured founding member Shane Sanchez performing along side the harsh noise duo, Grab Ass Cowboys. I was impressed with
Shanes loose structures weaving their creepy imprints through the harsh noise of the Grab Ass Cowboys.

Fast forward a year and I get Ghoul Poon to come down here to Apparition Sound to record a Nitetrotter Session. This time Shane, who is from Albany, N.Y , brings Mike Capritta and Nico Jordan from the band Severe Severe with him to record five very solid tracks. This Ghoul Poon line up has been very busy lately, playing for wider audiences while opening for great bands like Lightning Bolt, Dan Deacon Ensemble and Sleigh Bells. Seriously do check out this session because there is great energy here not to be missed !

Ghoul Poon - "Botanica" "Fatal Biology" "Invisible Party" "Mighty Vortex Of Sissy Abuser" "The Science Of Horses"

Recorded Apparition Sound in Brooklyn

Ghoul Poon by nitetrotteris4lovers

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Four Loko induces heart explosion in test monkey

Text Sarah Smith - November 9, 2010

In a recent laboratory experiment at the University of Chicago at Illinois a test monkey named "Peter" was a recent casualty in the wave of Four Loko deaths sweeping the country.

Peter was administered two cans of Four Loko orally while to the surprise of the scientists his heart exploded.

Dr. Kenzington at UIC told us that "Peter was a great little guy and its a shame this would happen, but he died for all these dumb college kids who have been dropping like flies. This is an epidemic and we wanted to show the world what is wrong with Four Loko. Don't do it kids!"

Four Loko refused to return our calls on the explosive side effects of their drink. We will be keeping our readers posted on this breaking story.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Art students inject Four Loko intravenously for "black out" effect

Text Sarah Smith - November 6, 2010

Students from various Chicago art school have been injecting Four Loko intravenously for an immediate blackout effect.

"People are dying out here that shit is fucked up" said James Kelly an unemployed aspiring hair stylist currently living in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago(which is referred to as the "black hole" for its high amounts of Four Loko abuse via needle). "I know people that go through five cans a night. You can just watch the light go out in their eyes. Its sad. They get so crazy on the stuff. There is no reasoning behind their actions. I've seen people kill while banging Four Loko."

I met with a user who will be referred to as "Amy" she told me that she spends all her time trying to steal Four Loko. "This has ruined my life, all I do is bang Four Loko. My body craves it, I would kill for it."

Right now there are no details on how many intravenous users of Four Loko may be currently using in the city of Chicago but studies by the University of Chicago are underway.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Formal endorsement of Cynthia Plaster Caster for Mayor of Chicago

Text Mr. Nitetrotter - November 5, 2010 would like to take the time to formally announce our endorsement of Cynthia Plaster Caster in the upcoming Chicago Mayoral election. The world famous rock star cock archivist at the helms would be a valuable asset to the community! She is hard on crime, wants to meet with the gang leaders and wants to protect Chicago from terrorism. Go Cynthia go!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November 27th Bird Names, Wumme, Nude Sunrise and at the Empty Bottle

Saturday November 27th

Bird Names


Nude Sunrise


The Empty Bottle
1035 n.Western

Email with "Bird Names" in the subject line to get in for free or else its $8

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

We're Not The Cool Kids - "Blue Clamp" - Free Download

Text Mr. Nitetrotter - November 1, 2010

We met Mary in Leeds, England. She played in the middle of a long festival, her set was quite the pleasant surprise. She has meant to come tour here in the US but had to go in for Heart surgery. She will hopefully make it over soon as she is very nice and her music seems very real. Hope you enjoy this free download from NITCO.

We're Not The Cool Kids - "Cracker Jackson" "Number 34" "Strap Hangers and Dope Slangers" "Crafternoon" "Panic Attack" "Ghosts"

Originally Released by Nail In The Coffin

The Uncommon Ingestion Of Wether and Pink Desert - Free Download

Text Mr. Nitetrotter - November 1, 2010

This free release from NITCO is an interesting collection of remixes by Jorge Tapia of tracks from Pink Desert and Wether. The final track features his daughter Chica X. Hope you enjoy this download courtesy of Nail In The Coffin. GOOD NITE

The Uncommon Ingestion Of Wether and Pink Desert - "1" "2" "3(featuring Chica X)"

Originally Released by Nail In The Coffin

Black Heart Procession in Chicago

Orange Coax - "Album On NITCO" - Free Download

Text Mr. Nitetrotter - November 1, 2010

This recording of this almost unknown Denton Texas trio will blow your mind. This is rage in it's purest form and I love it! Great barbaric sax over minimalist no wave drumming and beautifully primitive vocals! Hope you enjoy this classic NITCO release as much as us. GOOD NITE

Orange Coax - "1" "2" "3" "4"

Originally Released by Nail In The Coffin

Gryphyns - "Experiments In Cultural Fallacies" - Free Download

Text Mr. Nitetrotter - November 1, 2010

This elusive Northwestern Illinois band includes Nitetrotter illustrator Rose Noble. Great noise with dark political overtones. We Love this band hope to hear more from them soon.

Gryphyns - "Korea! Korea!" "Patriot Youth!" "Hard Travelin(rmx)" "Soul On Ice"

Originally Released by Nail In The Coffin

Pnk Dsrt - "They Rose Up With The Sun" - Free Download

Text - Mr. Nitetrotter - November 1, 2010

On All Saints Day we give you this beautiful recording by the underrated Pnk Dsrt. This was released on NITCO a few years back and we want to give it away here on NITETROTTER. We hope you enjoy and GOOD NITE!

Pnk Dsrt - "1" "2" "3"

Originally Released by Nail In The Coffin