ANCHR Magazine Anniversary Showcase: Lucille Furs, The Evening Attraction & Capital Soirée


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 FursThe 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.

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For Fans Of: The Stones, The Beatles, Cage the Elephant, Levitation Room

Go To Tracks: “Alabaster Crayon“, “Baby Blaise,” “In Samsara

Fun Fact: Lead singer Trevor Pritchett starred in Post Animal’s video for “Special Moment.” Find out more about the band here.


Punchy, bright guitar melodies blend with sing along choruses and a hint of twang for irresistibly catchy earworms

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For Fans Of: Blackfoot Gypsies, Sundara Karma, The Nude Party, Allah-Las

Go To Tracks: “Love So Fine,” “The Kids Don’t Care (For Rock and Roll),” “Bad Things

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

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For Fans Of: COIN, The Walters, Blossoms, Hippo Campus

Go To Tracks: “Second Home,” “Old School,” “Take Me Anywhere

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!


Red Bull Sound Select Hosts a Packed Hometown Show for Whitney and NE-HI

Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in Chicago celebrated day 2 of their multi-venue, multi-day festival with Chicago’s own Whitney and NE-HI at The Metro. As guests filed into the city’s legendary venue, the room buzzed with anticipation for the hometown show, which was actually Whitney and NE-HI’s first performance at the Wrigleyville concert hall.

Philadelphia’s up and comers Mt Joy warmed up the stage for both Chicago bands, returning a few months after their Lollapalooza debut this past summer. The band eased the audience into the evening with their blend of indie folk and rock tunes, including their popular tracks “Sheep” and “Astrovan.”

After a quick changeover of sets, NE-HI walked onto stage to a whopping welcome of cheers and applause. The local four piece commanded the audience’s attention immediately with their fervent performance of their fuzzy rock songs. Lead singer Jason Balla’s distinct vocals and the band’s signature guitar styling have given them a unique sound, which has caught the attention of music fans across the country. Just this year, the band have toured nearly nonstop, playing SXSW, Daytrotter Downs, and Pitchfork Festival. Live, the band add another layer of vehemence and eagerness to their music, with Balla thrashing around the stage and guitarist Michael Wells jumping up and down throughout their set. Set highlights included their songs “Stay Young,” “Since I’ve Been Thinking,” and the title track of their 2017 album Offers. By the time NE-HI walked off the stage, the crowd was full warmed up and ready for Whitney’s first performance at Metro.

Just before Whitney took the stage, the front few rows were handed roses as an ode to the album cover of Whitney’s debut record Light Upon The Lake, and to add another special touch to the night. Whitney have turned heads with their layered and cinematic tunes; Their folk rock songs often featuring a horns section accompanying Ehrlich’s telltale falsetto vocals, both of which put a signature stamp on their music. The band also stands out with their unique stage setup, as lead singer Julien Ehrlich also drums during their live performances. Whitney’s hour long set at Metro featured some of their most popular tracks, but early on in the night Erlich told the audience that their set that night would be a little different than most nights. Their performance also featured a few covers of legendary artists, like Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Although the set started off minimal with Erlich performing the first song at the keyboard before moving over to his drum set at center stage, the energy built up as the night went on and the band were joined onstage with a live string section. The addition of the strings added another level of richness and warmth to the show, especially combined with the horns section. Whitney’s stunning and special hometown performance wrapped up past midnight with a three song encore, consisting of “Golden Days,” “Rolling Blackout,” and their most popular track “No Woman.”

The electric energy that filled The Metro at the end of night reflected the captivating quality of the Red Bull Sound Select shows. The shows have brought some of the best bands and musicians around to the city this month, and the lineup at this show particularly appealed to Chicago music fans, most of which felt a burst of pride at seeing the success of their fellow Chicagoans.

Check out our gallery of all three bands to relive the incredible evening, and head here for the scoop on the rest of 30 Days in Chicago.

You can grab Whitney and NE-HI‘s records at the shop, or click on their names to shop the webstore for them!


This article was originally posted on ANCHR Magazine

New Vinyl Releases 10/20/17


  • Tori Amos – Native Invader
  • Pastor T.L. Barrett And The Youth For Christ Choir – Like A Ship… (Without A Sail)
  • Brand New – Science Fiction (Indie Exclusive Red + Blue Vinyl)
  • Bully – Losing (Standard Black and Sub Pop Loser Edition)
  • John Carpenter – Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998) (‘The fog Over Antonio Bay’ Blue Colored Vinyl)
  • John Carpenter – Lost Themes (‘Obsidian Green’ Colored Vinyl)
  • John Carpenter – Lost Themes II (‘Last Sunrise’ Colored Vinyl)
  • Cut Worms – Alien Sunset EP
  • Daylight Dies – Lost To The Living (Clear Vinyl)
  • Daylight Dies – A Frail Becoming (Transparent Blue Vinyl)
  • Daylight Dies – Dismantling Devotion (Transparent Red Vinyl)
  • Destroyer – Ken (Indie Exclusive on Yellow Vinyl)
  • Esmerine – Mechanics Of Dominion
  • Gel Set – Body Copy
  • Grooms – Exit Index
  • Gwar – The Blood Of Gods (Ten Bands One Cause Pink Vinyl)
  • Dhani Harrison – IN///PARALLEL
  • Headroom – Head In The Clouds
  • Kllo – Backwater
  • Kreator – Live Kreation (2003)
  • Linkin Park – Minutes to Midnight (Limited Edition Picture Disc)
  • George Michael – Listen Without Predjudice Vol. 1 (1990)
  • Northlane – Mesmer (Limited Edition on Colored Vinyl)
  • Oasis – Dig Out Your Soul
  • Pet Shop Boys – Elysium
  • Pet Shop Boys – Yes
  • Professor Rhythm – Bafana Bafana
  • R. Ring – Ignite The Rest
  • Sepultura – Chaos A.D. (1993)
  • Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
  • Slipknot – Day Of The Gusano (Red Vinyl)
  • The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (5LP Box Set)
  • Sodom – M-16 (Orange Vinyl)
  • Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (10th Anniversary)
  • Talk Talk – It’s My Life (1984)
  • Talk Talk – The Party’s Over (1982)
  • Trivium – The Sin And The Sentence
  • Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats – Vol. 1 (Stand Black and Indie Exclusive on Purple/Silver Vinyl)
  • Watter – History Of The Future
  • Zalus – Of Adoration (Transparent Blue Vinyl)

New Vinyl Releases 9/29/17


  • 21 Savage – Issa Album
  • Archspire – Relentless Mutation (Ltd. to 500 copies)
  • Arkaik – Nemethia (Colored Vinyl)
  • David Bowie – A New Career In A Small Town– (Delux 13-LP Box Set)
  • Briqueville – II
  • Cap’n Jazz – Analphabetapolothology (180gram Black Vinyl Reissue)
  • John Carpenter – Chrstine (Original Motion Picture) (Reissue on Blue Vinyl
  • Concrete Blonde – S/T (1986 Reissue)
  • Concrete Blonde – Mexican Moon (1993 Reissue
  • Concrete Blonde –Walking in London (1992 Reissue)
  • Concrete Blonde – Free (1989 Reissue)
  • Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (1990 Reissue)
  • Counterparts – You’re Not You Anymore (Indie Exclusive on Clear with Baby Pink Haze)
  • Depeche Mode – The Best Of (Vol. 1)
  • Felly – Young Fel EP
  • The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Picture Disc)
  • Florist – If Blue Could Be Happiness
  • Grave Pleasures – Motherblood (Transparent Red Vinyl w/ 16-Page Booklet and CD with Bonus Track)
  • Green Day – Dookie (Picture Disc)
  • Honey – New Moody Judy
  • Ibeyi – Ash
  • J Roddy Watson And The Business – Destroyers Of The Soft Life (White Vinyl)
  • Jaws of Love – Tasha Sits Close To The Piano (Indie Exclusive on Colored Vinyl)
  • Joan of Arc – How Memory Works (180gram Black Vinyl Reissue)
  • Joan of Arc – So Much Staying Alive And Lovelessness (180 gram Reissue)
  • Ted Leo – The Hanged Man
  • Loincloth – Psalm of The Morbid Whore
  • Mastodon – Crack The Skye (Picture Disc)
  • Mastodon – The Hunter (Picture Disc)
  • Mastodon – Blood Mountain (Picture Disc)
  • Jessica Lea Mayfield – Sorry Is Gone (Clear Vinyl)
  • Mad Professor Meets Jah9 – In The Midst of The Storm
  • Mike Will Made It – Ransom 2
  • Mudvayne – The End Of All Things To Come (Ltd. to 1000 copies on Red Vinyl)
  • Kadavar – Rough Times (Ltd. to 500 on Orange with Bone Splatter Vinyl)
  • Kaleida- Tear The Roots
  • Katy Perry – Witness (2-LP on Red Vinyl)
  • Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer – Not Dark Yet
  • Palo Duro – Ryou Cannon
  • Pearl Jam – Let’s Play Two (2-LP Live Performance From Wrigley Field)
  • Primus – The Desaturating Seven (Rainbow Splatter Vinyl)
  • Protomartyr – Relatives In Descent (Indie Exclusive on Blue Vinyl
  • Smino – blkswn
  • Solange – A Seat At The Table (‘Strictly Limited Numbered Anniversary, 2-LP on 150gram Red Vinyl)
  • Ben Sollee – Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native
  • Soundtrack/ Geinoh Yamashirogumi- AKIRA
  • Susanne Sundfør – Music For People In Trouble (Limited Edition on Clear Vinyl)
  • TORRES – Three Futures
  • Unsane – Sterilize
  • Various – Sun Records’ Greatest Hits
  • Various – Now That’s What I Call Halloween (Orange and Violet Vinyl)
  • Various – Twin Peaks- Limited Series Soundtrack (2-LP on Neon Green Vinyl)
  • The Rolling Stones – From The Vault: Sticky Fingers: Live At The Fonda Theater 2015 (180gram 3-LP Set)
  • Kamasi Washington – Harmony Of Difference EP
  • Weeping Icon – Eyeball Under (Ltd. to 500 copies)
  • Wolf Alice – Visions Of A Life (2-LP with Gatefold Jacket)



New Vinyl Releases 9/22/17

  • Balmorhea – Clear Language (Ltd. Ed. White Vinyl)
  • Behind The Shadow Drops – Harmonics
  • Between The Buried And Me – Colors (10th Anniversary Edition)
  • Brant Bjork (of Kyuss) – Europe ’16 (Recorded at The Columbia Theatre November 19, 2016)
  • David Bowie – Heroes (7″ Picture Disc)
  • Phoebe Bridgers – Strangers In The Alps (Ltd. Ed Lavender Vinyl)
  • The Brvnx / The Bronx – V (Color Vinyl)
  • Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas II You
  • Cold Specks – Fool’s Paradise
  • Bing Crosby – Christmas Classics
  • Cut Copy – Haiku From Zero
  • Dead Rider – Crew Licks
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers
  • Rupert Gregson-Williams – Wonder Woman (Original Motion Picture)
  • Hisato Higuchi – She
  • The Horrors – V
  • Ka Baird – Sapropelic Pycnic
  • The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful
  • Kyle Kinane – Loose In Chicago (Recorded Live at Metro!)
  • Jordan Klassen – Big Intruder
  • Fumio Miyashita – Live on The Boffomundo Show
  • Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun (Standard, ‘Indie exclusive’ Crystal Clear and 3-LP Box Set on Opaque White Vinyl available)
  • Van Morrison – Roll With The Punches
  • Omni – Multi-Task (Ltd. Ed Red Vinyl)
  • Ritual Howls – Their Body
  • The Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request (50th Anniversary Edition)
  • Satyricon – Deep Calleth Upon Deep (White Vinyl)
  • Shout Out Louds – Ease My Mind
  • Ringo Starr – I Wanna Be Santa Claus
  • Ben Stevenson – Cara Cara
  • Moses Sumney – Aromanticism
  • Today Is The Day – In The Eyes Of God (1999)
  • Touch Sensitive – Visions
  • Lina Tullgren – Won
  • Various – Once Upon A Time At King Tubby’s
  • Various – Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares (Ltd. to 2000)
  • Wand – Plum (LP and Cassette)
  • Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun (Indie Exclusive on Oxblood and Black Vinyl, Ltd to 1000)
  • Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven (Clear With Grey Splatter)