Friday, December 10, 2010

Here Comes Chernobyl!!! - NITETROTTER Session

Illustration Jorge Tapia / Sound Engineering Nathan Gregory / Text Mr. Nitetrotter - December 10, 2010

Here Comes Chernobyl recently completed a tour of mid western Amerika. We caught up with them one afternoon before their show at the Elbo Room. They recorded this after some mexican food and great conversation. We always love when Cartana comes to town. This is some serious furious political punk.

Viva la nitetrotter.

Here Comes Chernobyl - "Ignorance of Privilege" "God Is Upside Your Head" "Hardon For Crime" "Queers Bash Back!" "Montgomery Burns Lives" "Satandom" "Propaganda of the Dead"

Recorded at Schwag City Studios Chicago

Here Comes Chernobyl - NITETROTTER Session by NITETROTTERJIHAD

Meester Magpie + 9 - Live NITETROTTER Session

Illustration Jorge Tapia / Sound Engineering Nathan Gregory / Text Mr. Nitetrotter - December 10, 2010

This was recorded live at the last Schwag Stock. Meester Magpie +9 played in the attic to a over fog machined audience. Weird shit happens in the dark. The sounds were crazy and we are glad that we recorded them. We also recorded a video later that week with these guys in Madison on Nitetrotter TV.

Lick it up and GOOD NITE

Meester Magpie + 9 - "Live at Schwag Stock"

Recorded live at Schwag City Chicago

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wolf Eyes - Live NITETROTTER Session

Illustration Jorge Tapia / Sound Engineering Ian Harris / Text Mr. Nitetrotter - December 6, 2010

Nitetrotter Fest was the most pleasant disaster of 2010. One of the most aurally exciting parts was Wolf Eyes' set which was thankfully documented. We were really pumped when they confirmed to play and were even more surprised by how cool of guys these people were. Their set was dreadfully amazing and hit the audience like a puncture wound.

What I noticed that night was the conversations that the members of the band had after the show. While packing up they talked about the tapes they were listening to in the van. The list consisted of Kraftwerk's Autobahn and The Velvet Underground and Nico album as well as some other pop material. It was pretty fascinating to eavesdrop on their conversations about tonal rock albums. Now I have a totally new view on Wolf Eyes' music and hopefully you do to. They are definitely up there with the rest of the greats.

Well as always, we hope you enjoy this recording as much as we do! GOOD NITE!

Wolf Eyes - "Live at Nitetrotter Fest July 9th 2010"

Recorded live at Nitetrotter Fest at Mixtapes in East Moline

Wolf Eyes "Live at Nitetrotter Fest July 9th 2010" - Live NITETROTTER Session by NITETROTTERJIHAD

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

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Leavenworth - "NITCO Album" - Free Download

Text Mr. Nitetrotter - October 31, 2010

Leavenworth is the solo noise output of Wichita native Phil Ross. This was released a few years back on NITCO and is aging like a fine wine. Hope you enjoy the download!

Leavenworth - "1" "2" "3" "4" "5"

Originally Released by Nail In The Coffin

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Soft Black - "The Earth Is Black" Video

Blessure Grave - "An Open Door" Video

Trendy Bastard - "Remix Album On NITCO" - Free Download

Text Mr. Nitetrotter - October 24, 2010

Trendy Bastard was a young crossover hardcore band from Muscatine Iowa who were active earlier in the aughts. They played all over the area and made a name for them selves before breaking up. An interesting twist in their brief recording career was when they chose to have people remix their songs. The end product of the collaborations was interesting and we thought we would give it away here.

Thank Nail In The Coffin for another free release available for your collection! GOOD NITE

Originally Released by Nail In The Coffin(NITCO#23)

The Pink Flimingo vs. FluiD - Free Download

Text Mr. Nitetrotter - October 24, 2010

A couple years ago Kasey Harrison aka the Pink Flimingo and Fluid got together and worked on this collaboration. The results were some what legendary.

Here for free thanks to Nail In The Coffin and NITETROTTER we give you it in its full entirety for completely free!!!!!!! GOOD NITE

The Pink Flimingo - " Sea Of Sounds "

Fluid - "Frozen"

The Pink Flimingo vs. Fluid Live at Mixtapes Record Store

Originally released by Nail In The Coffin

Sinjo THRAW MASH - "United In Noise" - Free Download

Text Mr. Nitetrotter -October 24, 2010

Another free NITCO release this time from an East Moline band. Sinjo THRAW MASH from East Moline, Illinois aka Weirdtown USA. They use a collection of different noise makers and guitar to make this music. They have got out of the QC area before touring with Zilmrah and Fluid.

This is critical noise for critical times. This is like musical toxic waste, in the good way. Be careful as it may melt your face giving you a permanent halloween costume.

We want to get them back to up Chicago soon for some serious nitetrotting. Eat comrades eat.

Sinjo THRAW MASH - "o1 Track 01" "02 Track 02" "03 Track 03" "04 Track 04"

Originally released on Nail In The Coffin(NITCO0059)

Twin Crystals - Free Download

Text Mr. Nitetrotter - October 24, 2010

We keep giving out all the Nail In The Coffin releases away here at Nitetrotter. This specific one comes from a very underrated Vancouver band. They came and played the Weird East Moline Music and Arts happening a couple years back.

The first track is different version of their cover they did of the Night Wounds song "Nineteen". This recording has a really unique dissonant sound and its our pleasure to give it away! Hope you enjoy and GOOD NITE.

Originally released by Nail In The Coffin


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Organz/O'Deth My Child - Free Download

Text Mr. Nitetrotter - October 16, 2010

This was released shortly after the death of Matt Davis. It represents the new era of Quad City(and Iowa) Hardcore. Organz were on top of their game in this period and this record is the best remaining representation of that.

The B side is by O'Death My Child. They were a electronic goth band from Macomb Illinois. All the QC kids were so jealous of them for getting to permanently linked with the Organ on this piece of vinyl. In hindsight it seems as musically they were really on to something.


O'Deth My Child

Monday, October 11, 2010

World History - NITETROTTER Session

Illustration Jorge Tapia / Sound Engineering Nathan Gregory / Text Mr. Nitetrotter - October 11, 2010

Just the other day this duo popped in to Schwag City to lay these tracks down. They were two really nice folks who shared with us their stories of the road and recent happenings. They even told us a creepy story about a self proclaimed anarchist killa. You may know Neil from his website

We really enjoyed how these songs came and hope you do too. Hopefully they stop by again sometime during their seemingly endless tour. Enjoy your monday afternoon nitetrotters. GOOD NITE

World History - "Untitled" "Polaroid Thomas" "Ok To Be Alive" "Ricardo, You Run Free"

Recorded at Schwag City Studios Chicago

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Chica X - "Ages 6 to 7" - Free Download

Text Mr Nitetrotter October 10, 2010

I remember the first time I saw Chica X at a punk show. She was less than a year old and some weird Lookout records band The Jackie Papers were calling over the microphone for someone to "bring up the punk baby". Her father was wise enough not to bring her to the stage.

Since then though she has been on stage quite a few times opening for all kinds of bands like 88 Fingers Louie, Hewhocorrupts and many others. She is often known to steal the show from people way older. We hear she may be making a comeback and look forward to that!

Well enjoy this Chica X before bedtime. As always GOOD NITE!

Chica X - "Intro" "Chica X Spits Hot Fire(featuring John Gamino)" "