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Nelarusky: The Pop ‘stache Interviews

written by: Andy Keil on August 16, 2011

On August 3rd, Pop ‘stache had the opportunity to sponsor Nelarusky, an annual benefit concert for the Special Olympics. With the Cold War Kids headlining, it was our biggest show to date and we thank everyone who was able to make it out and support such a great cause. Throughout the night, we took our […]

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Lady Gaga leaks video for “You and I”

written by: Andy Keil on August 16, 2011

It’s no surprise that Lady Gaga and her cohorts leaked the music video for the song “You and I” off her latest effort, Born This Way. Originally leaked to Perez Hilton it’s a smart PR move to get the blogs buzzing.

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Pop ‘stache at Lollapalooza

written by: Andy Keil on August 6, 2011

Pop ‘stache is handing out a limited number of exclusive download cards for this year’s Lollapalooza. If you make the cut, you’ll have almost 50 songs from our favorite artists playing the festival as well as a few picks for next year. Head to our Lollapalooza page to get in on the mix.

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Carbon Tigers release songs for Special Olympics

written by: Andy Keil on August 3, 2011

The dudes in Carbon Tigers released the first volume of Dover Sessions, a series that’s recorded solely by friends of the band with little to no budget. Give these tracks a listen and we’re willing to bet you wouldn’t have guessed they were recorded on the cheap, there’s some great recording engineers at work here. […]

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The Orwells – “Under The Flowers”

written by: Andy Keil on July 19, 2011

Five high schoolers from Elmhurst, IL (a Chicago suburb) are poised to make waves in their self-proclaimed “flower punk” genre. We’ll let you decide if the designation fits. The video is directed by Columbia College graduate Eddie O’Keefe who has been doing a lot of work with Gold Motel (also playing Nelarusky with the Cold […]

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CAMERA opens for Skysaw (Jimmy Chamberlin) at Metro

written by: Andy Keil on June 23, 2011

March 20, 2009 marked an important day in Jimmy Chamberlin’s music career. It’s the day he announced via a blog post that his Alma mater, The Smashing Pumpkins, “would not further his commitment to music.” Chamberlin was moving in a different direction. A year and a half later and Skysaw’s Great Civilizations was on the […]

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Lollapalooza Announces Aftershows – P’s Sponsors Nelarusky

written by: Andy Keil on June 21, 2011

Lollapalooza just announced their official lineup of aftershows. As always, there’s a bunch of great shows. We’re most excited for: Death From Above 1979 at Metro, The Vaccines + Tennis at Schubas, Lykke Li + Foster the People at House of Blues, and Two Door Cinema Club at Lincoln Hall. But, even better than all […]

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Treehouse – “Ana”

written by: Andy Keil on May 23, 2011

Ana The boys in Treehouse are back with their ode to a fine Spansh chicka named Ana. We said their first single, “Pocket Life,” was the best Chicago hip-hop has sounded in a while. Now listen to the follow up.

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Half-A-Ween Mixtape

Half-A-Ween Mix

written by: Andy Keil on May 19, 2011

If you made it out to our Half-A-Ween party on April 30, 2011, then this is redundant. For those who didn’t, here’s a taste of three of our favorite Chicago bands: North by North, Secret Colours and Loyal Divide. Design courtesy of Justin Frederick.     Loyal Divide – Vision Vision (Long CC Master) Secret […]

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Record Store Day 2011

List your purchases Record Store Day ’11

written by: Andy Keil on April 18, 2011

Now that the dust has settled from Record Store Day 2011 (the biggest one yet,) it’s time to take a look at everything you scored. Some choose to navigate the slew of limited edition singles, while others go for the bigger ticket album re-releases and almost everyone walks away happy (as long as you got […]

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