We’re thrilled to have been selected to play this year’s CIMMFest. The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival is in its fifth year of bringing four days of films, concerts, and audio-visual collaborations.
Slushy is playing April 19, which is the 2nd day of the fest. You can catch us at Cole’s Bar on Milwaukee Avenue with Lynchian Heartthrobs Twin Peaks (or maybe Twin Peax), who are ready for their close-up. Also, Elfman-meets-Welles soundtrackers Terrible Spaceships, and AV mashupers Autoredacted.
Since it’s such a bad-ass fest, we’re working on some bad-ass visuals to go along with our set. You’ll need to show up in person to find out just what they are (also I need to work on it so I can figure out what the hell they’ll be).
Like all shows at Cole’s, it’s free. And it’s a Friday night. So it will be at capacity before you know up. Show up early is what I’m getting at.
Chicago loves St Patricks Day. Just yesterday on the eve of this holy drinking day, I saw a bro fight on the El train and a girl barfing into a garbage can at the Logan Square stop.
Let the debauchery continue tonight as Quenchers Saloon welcomes Slushy and Magic Milk!!! The good times start at 10 pm, so that will give everyone plenty to time to get shickered and maybe check out one of the other shows happening around the hood. See ya there!
Tune in to Pure Hype on WHPK 88.5 FM in Chicago between 9:00 and 10:30 pm this Friday! Slushy will be playing a live set, doing a little chit chat, playing some unreleased tunes and taking your calls. Tonsa fun on a Friday night!
Plenty of bands these days like to slother their pop tunes with a heap of fuzzed out guitar shredding, but few bands in Chicago do it as well as VAMOS. These acid-soaked rockers sound like a strobe light and a lava lamp, and smell like one too.
Despite what you may have heard, The Nothingheads are not Amish. In fact, they play electrified guitars at high volume. You can barely make out their sadistic, satanic lyrics about the din. I’m sure some pervert in the crowd will have them printed out for easy access.
Opening up the evening, Todayshits started out as the recording project of James Swanberg, who, as the name suggests, would record a monster pop jam every day. To date, his ouvre includes an epic EP dedicated to mankind’s greatest achievement, pizza. Now James has teamed up with a who’s who of local rockers to bring Todayshits to the concert-going public.
People come up to me all the time, either at shows or just as I’m walking down the street here in Logan Square, and say “Chris, I sure do love seeing Slushy play. Would you guys ever consider playing a party for me and my friends?”
The answer to this question is yes. Actually, the answer to most questions is often yes, depending on who is asking. But to the “will you play my party” question, it’s 100% yes, 100% of the time.
Slushy is available for all types of get-togethers, meet-ups, hang-outs, bumps-ins, interventions, conference calls, shindigs, corporate retreats, fiestas and siestas.
When you book Slushy for your party, you are booking a professional act. Our set will include:
Up to 15 minutes of rehearsed material
An additional 5 minutes of scripted banter
Two (2) Slushy songs of your choosing
One (1) cover song of your choosing (at the band’s discretion)
Your name OR a friend’s name incorporated into a song
Every Slushy show is a special experience, but we’re doubly stoked for Tuesday’s show at the Fireside Bowl. We’ll celebrate the release of All The Rad Dudes, our new cassette EP on Manic Static, and give Chicago a tasty blast of our touring act, Slushy Runs Wild.
And if you need more proof, we’re sharing the stage with some of our favorite buddies:
We’re really psyched to be playing at CobraFest this year. It’s a three day rock and roll extravaganza that just happens to coincide with and take place right down the street from that other big “indie music” festival at Grant Park.
Band for band, tune for tune, CobraFest slays over Pitchfork. The Sunday show that we’re a part of is perhaps the best bill of the night. We have:
Vermont thrasher hesher making the best rock music out there right now. It makes me think of movies like Velvet Goldmine and Hedwig and the Angry Inch that are trying to approximate the awesomeness of Bowie and Bolan and all that shit for dramatic effect. Only King Tuff actually gets it right because he’s 100% as awesome as those dudes.
Really awesome bluesy country-y punk from Nashville. These guys know what’s up. They sound like Led Zeppelin if Led Zeppelin was really into the Stooges. Their new album cover is a dude’s butt.
These dudes are on Sub Pop. They sound like all the good Sub Pop records boiled down into one record. Last Halloween they played a show as Cyndi Lauper. That’s how rad they are.
That’s us. We’ll probably play some new songs and not as many old songs as you’re used to seeing us play. We’re from Chicago, duh…
And it’s free.
Go to this web page and enter your info and tell them you want to go to the Sunday show. Rum meisters Sailor Jerry will have your email address, but you can just unsubscribe from whatever advertisements they decide they need to show you. Then show up early so you can actually get in.
Our show at the Burlington with the Sleepovers was really great. After our first time playing the Burlington’s new back room venue in October, I declared it to be one of my favorite venues in town, and that assessment still stands. Check it out the next time you’re hanging around.
The dudes at Sweet Stuff Chicago know sweet stuff when they see it. And they were smart enough to come to this show and film some songs by both bands. Enjoy!
Few people write them like they used to, but one man who does is Mark Sultan. Mark’s probably best known for being half of the King Khan and BBQ show, but his solo stuff is equally as great. The best of 60s soul, pop and garage smartly packed together and played Dick van Dyke one man band style.
So I’m really excited that Slushy gets to play with Mark Sultan tonight. Like Babe Ruth we’re gonna swing for the fences and like Dire Straights we’re just gonna be neon outlines of ourselves. Tonight! Ultra Lounge! Chicago! Be there!