- The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (180Gram Stereo Reissue)
- The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Picture Disc)
- The Chain Gang of 1974 – Daydream Forever (Clear Vinyl)
- Bob Dylan – Time Out of Mind
- Bomba Estereo – Ayo
- Duke Ellington – The Duke Plays Ellington (Reissue)
- Enslaved – Eld (Red with Black Splatter 2LP Reissue)
- Ace Frehley – Anomaly Deluxe (2LP on Reflex Blue/Clear Starburst vinyl)
- Ihsahn – The Adversary (Reissue on Red vinyl)
- Ihsahn – After (Reissue on Clear vinyl)
- Ihsahn – Das Seelenbrechen (Reissue on Gold vinyl)
- Ihsahn – Eremita (Reissue on White vinyl)
- The Killers – Day & Age (Reissue)
- The Killers – Direct Hits 2003-2013 (Reissue)
- The Killers – Sam’s Town (Reissue)
- The Killers – Sawdust (Reissue)
- Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me
- Nathan Milstein – Masterpieces for Violin and Orchestra (Stereo Repress, Ltd to 1000)
- Thelonious Monk – The Complete Prestige 10-Inch Collection (5×10″ Box Set)
- New Order – NOMC15 (3LP Live Album)
- Nico – Chelsea Girl (Reissue)
- The Offspring – Inxay On The Hombre (20th Anniversary Reissue on Gold vinyl)
- Roy Orbison with The Philharmonic Orchestra – A Love So Beautiful
- Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (5LP Deluxe Edition on Translucent Blue and Yellow vinyl with 3 12″ Singles)
- Otis Redding – The Definitive Studio Album Collection (7LP Box Set)
- Sia – Everyday is Christmas
- Solstafir – Svartir Sandar (2LP on Split Red and Milky Clear Vinyl)
- Taylor Swift – Reputation (2LP Picture Disc)
- Various Artists – Crazy Heart (Original Motion Picture 2LP Soundtrack)
- Various Artists – Insecure (Music from the HBO Original Series)
- Various Artists – Pitch Perfect 3 (Music from the Motion Picture)
- Various Artists – Stranger Things (Music from Seasons 1 & 2)
- The Velvet Underground – 1969
ANCHR Magazine turns one this January! To celebrate, they’re ringing in 2018 with a showcase at Schubas Tavern on January 5th (it’s a Friday!), featuring Lucille Furs, The Evening Attraction, and Capital Soirée. Matt Williams of Post Animal and Cadien Lake James from Twin Peaks will also be DJing. For more about each band, keep reading, but grab your tickets to the show here.
Retro rock and roll that puts a refreshing spin on the sounds we all love from the 60’s and 70’s.
For Fans Of: The Stones, The Beatles, Cage the Elephant, Levitation Room
Punchy, bright guitar melodies blend with sing along choruses and a hint of twang for irresistibly catchy earworms
For Fans Of: Blackfoot Gypsies, Sundara Karma, The Nude Party, Allah-Las
Fun Fact: Paul Ansani and Miles Malin of the group have been playing together since middle school, and they were in a band called The Break in high school. Find out more about the band here.
Good ol’ pop rock tunes with sticky choruses and riffs that’ll get you grooving
For Fans Of: COIN, The Walters, Blossoms, Hippo Campus
Fun Fact: The band played a Halloween show as COPital Soirée this year, and all dressed as cops…and one of them had an unfortunate run in with law enforcement in Tennessee once. Find out more about that here.
Get ready for the show by picking up our Chicago Compilation, featuring both Lucille Furs and The Evening Attraction. Get it in store, or online here. You can also pick up Lucille Furs’ debut album in store or online now!
- A Certain Ratio – Force (1986) (Ltd Ed. Reissue on Yellow Vinyl)
- A Certain Ratio – The Graveyard and The Ballroom (1980) Ltd. Ed. in Green Wallet Sleeve)
- Courtney Marie Andrews – On My Page
- Beastie Boys – The In Sound From Way Out! (180gram Reissue)
- Beastie Boys – To The 5 Boroughs (180gram 2LP Reissues w/ Gatefold Jacket)
- Califone – Heron King Blues (2LP Reissue)
- Cult of Luna – Eternal Kingdom (2LP Reissue w/ Gatefold Jacket)
- Evanescence – Synthesis (2LP Pressing with Gatefold Jacket)
- Hodera – First Things First
- Jim James (My Morning Jacket) – Tribute to EP
- Jim James (My Morning Jacket) – Tribute to 2
- Jóhann Jóhannsson – IBM 1401, A User’s Manual (2LP on Clear Vinyl with Gatefold Jacket)
- Kali Masi – Wind Instrument
- Motion City Soundtrack – Even If It Kills Me (10th Anniversary 2LP Edition on Light Blue Vinyl with 5 song EP, Japanese Bonus Track and 8 Unreleased Live Tracks & Demos)
- Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno – Finding Shore (Opaque Blue Vinyl)
- Sløtface – Try Not To Freak Out (Ltd. Ed. 180gram Yellow Vinyl w/ Gatefold Jacket)
- Soundtrack – Mommie Dearest (Henry Mancini) (First Pressing on White Vinyl with Gatefold Jacket, Limited to 1200)
- Tash Sultana – Notion EP (12″ EP on Green Vinyl)
- Greta Van Fleet – Black Smoke Rising EP (Gatefold Jacket)
- Various – Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen (2LP Pressing, Limited to 500)
- Various – The Rise of The Synths (The Official Companion Album)(Ltd. Ed. 140gram 2LP on Translucent Purple Vinyl)
- Thom Yorke (Radiohead) – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (180gram White Vinyl)
White Reaper, Post Animal, and Peach Pit brought a night of camaraderie and crowd surfing to a legendary Chicago space, The Metro.
Vancouver’s Peach Pit kicked off the festivities, warming up the Wrigleyville venue as the crowd still slowly trickled into the all ages show. The four piece provided the perfect teaser for the sets that would follow; the early arrivers moshing around to songs like “Tommy’s Party” and “Techo Show” from their debut album, titled Being So Normal. By the end of their 30 minute set, the crowd was buzzing in anticipation for their fellow Chicagoans in Post Animal.
Only a few short days prior to this show, one of Post Animal’s guitarists and vocalists Javi Reyes suffered a stroke onstage during their set supporting White Reaper in New York. While he had to remain in the ICU for a few days following the stroke, Reyes is bouncing back and on the road to full recovery, and he encouraged his bandmates to push through and continue the rest of tour without him. At The Metro on Tuesday night, the remaining four began their 45 minute set with drummer Wes Toledo addressing the crowd about Reyes’ situation, initiating a “Javi!” chant while he held up a cardboard cutout of his bandmate’s head that a friend had made for the show. Although there’s absolutely no replacing the flavor that Reyes adds to each of Post Animal’s performances, the group managed to rally together to reconstruct a very solid performance that absolutely shredded, despite the unfortunate circumstances. The hometown show highlights included the performance of the building and layered track “You Were Not There” from their The Garden Series EP, the psychedelic riffs of “When I Get Home” from the same EP, and their latest single “Special Moment,” which features a killer guitar solo and came along with a trippy and thrilling music video. Their set on Tuesday also included a rare performance of “Lorelei,” which features guitarist Matt Williams taking the lead on vocals and will be included on their upcoming album. While the absence of Reyes stood out to the many friends and fans in attendance, his bandmates gave the show their all and the crowd reciprocated that energy right back, not only moshing, but also kicking off the steady stream of crowd surfing that would continue throughout White Reaper’s set.
Following a thirty minute changeover, the self-proclaimed “World’s Best American Band” stormed the stage with an unwavering enthusiasm that would only support their bold claim. By the time the opening chords of “Wolf Trap Motel” from White Reaper‘s sophomore album, called White Reaper Does It Again, rang out into the venue, the crowd had completely filled in. The Louisville rockers immediately played off of and amplified the infectious positive energy that Post Animal and Peach Pit had generated, with crowd surfers popping up during the early part of the setlist. As the audience thrashed around and lifted one another up to cruise over the crowd, the five piece worked the entire stage and poured every ounce of gusto that they had into the show. Bassist Sam Wilkerson often gained some serious air jumping in place on his side of the stage, while Ryan Hater would hang out at the edge of the stage to hype up the crowd whenever he wasn’t fervently playing the keyboard, and lead singer and guitarist Tony Esposito would drop to his knees to ground his guitar playing.
The hour long set contained a fair bit of White Reaper’s aforementioned sophomore album, but crowd favorites definitely included “The Stack” and “Judy French” from the group’s 2017 album The World’s Best American Band, which has propelled the Kentucky based band into the limelight of the rock scene this year. Before the band’s explosive performance of the latter (“Judy French”), Esposito proposed that the crowd start an all female circle pit during the tune. While the ladies of the pit bopped around, confetti shot out into the crowd to create a rare confetti circle pit. As the set wound down during the last bit of the 9’o clock hour, so much crowd surfing and moshing had occurred, but the band only kept it up themselves. Esposito and Wilkerson challenged each other to their nightly shot and [crowd]surf race, in which they surf over to the venue’s bar, take a shot and then race back to the stage. During the race, Colin Croom and Cadien Lake James of Chicago’s own Twin Peaks joined the remainder of the band onstage to lend a hand to the background music that amped up the anticipation induced by the race. Clay Frankel of Twin Peaks could also be spotted down in the pit, hyping up the audience. By the time the houselights came up after White Reaper’s encore of “Half Bad” and “Another Day,” the Metro had endured one of its rowdiest shows in recent days, featuring some classic Chicago camaraderie.
Check out our gallery of all three bands below to relive the unforgettable experience!
Keep up with each band on social media below, and if you can, please consider donating to Javi Reyes’ recovery fund by clicking here.
You can also snag White Reaper’s The World’s Best American Band at the shop, or order it at online here.
This article was originally posted on ANCHR Magazine
- Ajattara- Lupaus (Lmtd. 2-LP with Bonus Tracks)
- Electric Wizard- Wizard Bloody Wizard
- Carpenters- Carpenters (1971) (180gram Remastered Pressing)
- Carpenters- Close To You (1970) (180gram Remastered Pressing)
- Mikko Joensuu- Amen 3 (3-LP with Etched G-Side)
- Peggy Lee- Is That All There Is? (1969)
- Paul McCartney- McCartney (1970) (Lmtd. 180gram Reissue on Red Vinyl)
- Paul McCartney- McCartney II (1980) (Lmtd. 180gram Reissue on Clear Vinyl)
- Paul McCartney- Tug Of War (1982) (Lmtd. 180gram Reissue on Blue Vinyl)
- Paul And Linda McCartney- Ram (1971) (Lmtd. 180gram Reissue on Yellow Vinyl)
- Paul And Linda McCartney- Ram (1971) (180gram Reissue)
- Paul McCartney and Wings- Band On The Run (1973) (180gram Reissue)
- Vic Mensa- The Autobiography (2-LP on White Vinyl)
- Morrissey- Low In High School (Indie Exclusive on Transparent Green Vinyl)
- Nine Inch Nails- Broken (1992) (180gram Reissue w/ Broken 7″)
- Nine Inch Nails- The Downward Spiral (1994) (2-LP 180gram Reissue)
- Nine Inch Nails- The Fragile (1999) (3-LP 180gram Reissue)
- Nine Inch Nails- The Fragile: Deviations 1 (Lmtd. 180gram 4-LP)
- Nine Inch Nails- Add Violence EP (180gram)
- Nine Inch Nails- Not The Actual Events EP (180gram)
- Pharcyde- Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (2-LP On Translucent Blue And Yellow Vinyl)
- Lou Reed- Transformer (1972)
- Lou Reed- Rock n Roll Animal (1974)
- Story Of The Year- Page Avenue (Lmtd. 180gram on Clear and White Vinyl)
- Sza- Ctrl (2-LP on Translucent Green Vinyl)
- Sum 41- Half Hour Of Power (Reissue on Opaque Red
- Wings- Wings At The Speed Of Sound (1976) (Lmtd. 180gram Reissue on Orange Vinyl)
- Wings- Venus And Mars (1975) (Lmtd. 180gram Reissue on Red/Yellow Vinyl)