CageTheElephant MelophobiaCage the Elephant premiere their video for their second single “Take It Or Leave It” on Noisey. The video features Juliette Lewis and some sparkling roller skating dancers at a roller-rink in Topeka, Kansas in the 70s. The track is the second single off of their critically acclaimed third album Melophobia, which was released on October 8th, 2013 via RCA Records.

ArchiePowell RecordReleaseParty2014Heartbreak, shame, sorrow and guilt. In the case of Archie Powell, his new collection of songs prove that for him, no good crush gets requited. He and the Exports present Back in Black, an explosive set that marries the melodic, hooky addiction of their previous albums with a new heavier, noisy backing. They arrive back in Chicago after touring in the midwest on the way to SXSW, where they played a sold out official showcase and a slew of explosive shows. Jon Pareles name-checked the Exports in his coverage of SXSW for the New York Times, you can read it here, and the band did a week of wrap-ups for Chicago's Gapers Block blog and garnered praise from others.

WaxOnWaxOff IkeWillisVinyl lovers convene every Wednesday at Reggie’s Chicago (2105 South State Street) for Wax On, Wax Off; a free weekly event for fans and collectors of all music on vinyl. In a similar fashion to an open mic night, Reggie’s supplies turntables and anyone can come in with records of their own, or borrow from Record Breakers (Reggie’s in house record store upstairs), to spin their favorites in 20 minute sets.

TonightAliveFearless Records and Sony Pictures Releasing are excited to announce that Australian pop-rock band TONIGHT ALIVE is set to release an electrifying new single “THE EDGE,” written exclusively for the new movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2: The Rise Of Electro, opening in the U.S. on May 2nd, 2014. “The Edge” is available to pre-order now ahead of its global release on April 1st, which will coincide with the premiere of the epic official music video.

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