Live Review: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and Mild High Club at Lincoln Hall

Mild High Club and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard made a perfect pairing for a double header of sold out shows at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall. The two groups created an IRL experience of “Sketches of Brunswick East” for the first time. 

Mild High Club took the stage shortly after 8PM on Monday for a hometown show that featured collaborations and additional layers that brought their recorded music to life. Kicking off the collaborations, vocalist Quinn Tsan joined the group to sing alongside lead singer and frontman Alex Brettin. Shortly after Tsan left the stage to a swooping round of applause, the band added in a saxophonist for a few songs, followed by a brief guest appearance of Adam LP from new Chicago outfit wavy id. While both Sunday and Monday night’s set included popular songs like “Windowpane” and “Tessellation,” Brettin and his bandmates switched up the order of their set each nice to make their show even more dynamic. The combination of guest appearances, a refreshed setlist, and a trippy light show made for an all encompassing and captivating performance from Mild High Club.

Australian psych rockers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard hit the stage next with a blaze of guitar jams and pacing rhythms that never slowed down, thanks in large part to their two drummers. The seven piece group completely filled out the humble stage at the 500 capacity venue, and the crowd completely packed in to be as close as possible to stage. From the second the super group opened up with “Some Context” from their first album of 2017, Murder of the Universe, the audience and King Gizzard reciprocated one another’s energy levels. While frontman Stu MacKenzie would flip the top half of his body upside down, flail his guitar around, or flash his tongue to the crowd, the audience would thrash around in the mosh pit, which amplified in intensity as the 90 minute set progressed. The set spanned the course of several of King Gizzard’s albums, but the crowd got the rowdiest during “Rattlesnake” from Flying Microtonal Banana and “Gamma Knife” from Nonagon Infinity. At some points, a few audience members attempted to crowd surf (before being stopped by venue security). Nonetheless, the spirit of the crowd clung to the brim, never dipping as the ambitious Aussies kept up their signature pulsating pace. Just as King Gizzard’s set approached the finish line, they invited Alex and Mat of Mild High Club to join them on the stage to perform some of their collaborative album Sketches of Brunswick East, which made the stage even tighter than it already had been. The two groups performed the jazz-tinged “Countdown” and “Rolling Stoned” together before they all left the stage to a grateful and awestruck audience.

Photo Gallery of Mild High Club and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard



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This article was originally posted on ANCHR Magazine

New Vinyl Releases 4/14/17


  • Tom Armstrong – The Sky Is An Empty Eye
  • The Damned – Grave Disorder
  • Ghost Key – If I Don’t Make It
  • Hotel Books – I’m Almost Happy Here, But I Never Feel At Home (Mint Green vinyl, LTD to 300)
  • Hotel Books – Run Wild, Stay Alive (Yellow and Brown vinyl variants available)
  • Lesbian – Hallucinogenesis
  • Low Roar – Once In a Long While
  • M83 – Go! (12″ Single featuring Animal Collective / Deakin Remix and an Unreleased Track on Blue vinyl)
  • John Martyn – Bless The Weather
  • John Martyn – The Tumbler
  • John Martyn – One World
  • John Martyn – Grace & Danger
  • Mike + The Mechanics – Let Me Fly
  • Milky Chance – Blossom
  • Vikingur Olafsson – Philip Glass Piano Works
  • Frank Sinatra – Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (50th Anniversary Pressing)
  • Soundtrack / Matt Costa – Orange Sunshine (Orange vinyl, LTD to 1000)
  • Soundtrack / Disney – Moana: The Songs
  • Soundtrack / Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – National Geographic’s Mars
  • Soundtrack / Various Artists – Mad Max Trilogy (3LP Colored Vinyl Deluxe Pressing)
  • Soundtrack / Rob Zombie – 31
  • Tale Of Us – Endless
  • Thornato – Bennu
  • Various / Nicolas Winding Refn – The Wicked Die Young (180gm 2LP Compilation on Colored vinyl)
  • White Violet – Ages (150gm Coke Bottle Clear vinyl)
  • Whore Paint – Ultra Sound



New Vinyl Releases 2/24/17


  • All Them Witches – Sleeping Through The War (Deluxe LTD 2LP 150gm)
  • Andrew Bird – & The Mysterious Production of Eggs
  • Aquilo – Silhouettes
  • Baked – Farnham
  • Black Moon – Enta Da Stage (Deluxe 6LP Boxset Reissue)
  • Circa Survive – On Letting Go (10 Year Anniversary Gatefold, LTD to 2000)
  • Dams Of The West (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson) – Youngish America
  • Damu The Fudgemunk featuring Raw Poetic – The Essentials Kilawatt Sessions (LTD White vinyl)
  • Destroyer 666 – Phoenix Rising (Transparent Clear vinyl, LTD to 250)
  • Destroyer 666 – Cold Steel…For an Iron Age (Opaque Grey vinyl, LTD to 250)
  • DNCE – S/T
  • Dude York – Sincerely (LTD Colored and Standard Black)
  • Electric Guest – Plural
  • The Feelies – In Between
  • Good Charlotte – S/T (LTD to 500 Reissue on Blue + Red Vinyl)
  • George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (Deluxe 180gm Remastered 3LP Boxset)
  • George Harrison – Dark Horse (Deluxe 180gm Remastered Gatefold LP)
  • George Harrison – Thirty Three & 1/3 (Deluxe 180gm Remastered Gatefold LP)
  • George Harrison – S/T (Deluxe 180gm Remastered Gatefold LP)
  • George Harrison – Cloud Nine (Deluxe 180gm Remastered Gatefold LP)
  • George Harrison – Brainwashed (Deluxe 180gm Remastered Gatefold LP)
  • George Harrison – Living In The Material World (Deluxe 180gm Remastered Gatefold)
  • George Harrison – Extra Texture (Deluxe 180gm Remastered Gatefold LP)
  • George Harrison – Electric Sound (Deluxe 180gm Remastered Gatefold LP)
  • George Harrison – Somewhere In England (Deluxe 180gm Remastered Gatefold LP)
  • George Harrison – Wonderwall Music (Deluxe 180gm Remastered Gatefold LP)
  • George Harrison – Live in Japan with Eric Clapton (Deluxe 180gm Remastered Gatefold LP)
  • George Harrison – Gone Troppo (Deluxe 180gm Remastered Gatefold LP)
  • Hippo Campus – Landmark (‘Indie Exclusive Yellow vinyl)
  • Immolation – Atonement
  • Jose James – Love In A Time Of Madness
  • King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana (‘Radioactive Yellow’ Pressing + Scratch n’Sniff Sticker + Zine while supplies last)
  • King Woman – Created in the Image of Suffering
  • Lemaitre – Afterglow (LTD Gold vinyl)
  • Phillip Lewin – Am I Really Here All Alone? (Remastered Reissue of v rare 1975 Psych Private Press LP)
  • Lupe Fiasco – Drogas Light
  • Lydia – This December; It’s One More and I’m Free (LTD Deluxe Gatefold Pressing w/Silk Screened D Side)
  • Meatwave – The Incessant
  • NE-HI – Offers (‘Shuga Exclusive’ Clear vinyl)
  • Paul Nice – Drum Library Vol. 15
  • Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling (LTD Clear / Red / Blue / Green vinyl)
  • Phobocosm- Bringer of Drought
  • Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now (LTD Sub Pop ‘Loser Edition’ Colored vinyl)
  • Power Trip –  Nightmare Logic (Red vinyl, LTD to 500)
  • Psychedelic Witchcraft – The Vision (LTD Trans Purple vinyl)
  • Karriem Riggins – Headnod Suite
  • Shadow Band – Wilderness Of Love
  • Soundtrack / Score / Jed Kurzel – Assassin’s Creed
  • Unearthly Trance – Stalking The Ghost
  • Various / Rough Guide – Peru Rare Groove
  • Various Artists – Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from Cape Verde 1973-88
  • Vision Of Disorder – Razed To The Ground
  • Watain – Casus Luciferi (Trans Red Reissue)
  • Xiu Xiu – Forget (LTD Light Blue of Standard Black vinyl)
  • Zeal & Ardor – Devil is Fine




New Vinyl 6/17/2016


  • David Bowie / Soundtrack – Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
  • Caveman – Otero War
  • Charles Bukowski – Reads His Poetry
  • Converge – You Fall Me (Redux) Limited Edition White Vinyl
  • John Carpenter / Soundtrack – Assault on Precinct 13 / The Fog
  • John Carpenter / Soundtrack – Assault on Precinct 13 / The Fog (Picture Disc)
  • John Carpenter / Soundtrack – Halloween / Escape From New York
  • John Carpenter / Soundtrack – Halloween / Escape From New York (Picture Disc)
  • Fawnn – Ultimate Oceans (Limited Edition Trans / Blue Splatter Vinyl)
  • Cornelius – Fantasma (Gatefold Reissue on Clear/Orange Vinyl)
  • Dumo Genesis – Genesis
  • Gojira –Magma
  • Heart – S/T
  • Hum – You’d Prefer An Astronaut (Gatefold Reissue on White Vinyl)
  • King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity (2LP Picture Disc)
  • Let’s Eat Grandma – I, Gemini (Transgressive Gatefold LP + Stickers)
  • The Low Anthem – Eyeland
  • M. Craft – Blood Moon
  • Margaret Glaspy – Emotions and Math (Debut LP w/Poster)
  • MF DOOM – Special Blends Vol. 1 & 2 (Limited Edition 2LP w/Burlap Bag and Standard)
  • Mitski – Puberty (Limited Edition White and Standard Black)
  • Mogwai – Atomic
  • Mumford & Sons x Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg – Johannesburg (10″ Vinyl)
  • Nails – You Will Never Be One Of Us
  • Neurosis – A Sun That Never Sets (Deluxe Gatefold 2LP Reissue)
  • Neurosis – The Eye Of Every Storm (Deluxe Gatefold 2LP Reissue)
  • Odonis Odonis – Post Plague
  • Paws – No Grace
  • Peaches – Rub Remixed
  • Pentagram – First Daze Here Too (2LP and Single LP Reissue on Bone White Vinyl)
  • Play Dead – The Final Epitaph (Gatefold Reissue on Red Vinyl)
  • Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (2LP 180gram White Vinyl)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway
  • Saosin – Along the Shadow
  • Soren Juul – This Moment (Clear Vinyl)
  • Starflyer 59 – Slow
  • Swans – The Glowing Man (3LP + Poster)
  • Meghan Trainor – Thank You (Deluxe Limited Edition Colored Vinyl)
  • Weaves – S/T (Limited Edition Gatefold on Neon Pink Vinyl)
  • John Williams / Soundtrack – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2LP 180gram w/3D Holographic Millennium Falcom on Disc 1 and Tie Fighter on Disc 2)
  • VHS / Violent Human System – Gift of Life (Limited Edition Clear Vinyl)


King Gizzard Autograph Signing 5/8


Shuga Records is proud to host King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Sunday May 8th from 3-4pm for an EXCLUSIVE autograph signing! Purchase of their new vinyl “Nonagon Infinity” from Shuga Records is required for entry to this event. Whether you’ve purchased it already or plan to within the next few days, bring in your receipt OR the album with the “HIGHly Recommended” stickered sleeve you bought it in, and you’re good to go!

If you’d like to pre-order online before the event you can on our website here:

***PLEASE READ: The Gizz will ONLY be here from 3-4pm on Sunday. So, please get here early to better guarantee entree. Once the hour is done, they will have to leave for soundcheck at Lincoln Hall. Please be respectful of their time.***

Bring your Mom.