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 1/27/2017



  • Advent – Pain & Sufferage (4 Track EP)
  • Alabama 3 – The Last Train to Mashville Vol. 2 (Colored Vinyl)
  • Alabama 3 – Exile on Goldharbour Lane (Colored Vinyl)
  • Alabama 3 – M.O.R. (Colored Vinyl)
  • Alabama 3 – La Peste (Colored Vinyl)
  • Alabama 3 – Outlaw (Colored Vinyl)
  • Alabama 3 – Power in the Blood (Colored Vinyl)
  • Alkaline Trio – Good Mourning (20th Anniversary Pressing)
  • Alkaline Trio – From Here to Infirmary (20th Anniversary Pressing)
  • Alkaline Trio – Crimson (20th Anniversary Pressing)
  • Anciients – Heart Of Oak (Opaque Purple vinyl, limited to 350)
  • Animal Collective – Here Comes The Indian (Limited Edition Reissue)
  • The Avalanches – Since I Left You (Limited Edition ‘Indie Exclusive’ on Blue Vinyl)
  • Blind Melon – Soup (Limited Edition Reissue)
  • Blink 182 – Chesire Cat (Limited Edition Blue vinyl audiophile pressing)
  • Johnny Cash – All Aboard The Blue Train
  • Cate Le Bon – Rock Pool EP
  • Vic Chesnutt – Little
  • Allison Crutchfield – Tourist In This Town
  • Delicate Steve – This Is Steve (45 RPM)
  • Denzel Curry – Imperial
  • The Great Old Ones – EOD: A Tale Of Dark Legacy (45RPM Black vinyl, limited to 350)
  • Hour of Penance – Cast The First Stone (Limited Edition Camo Green vinyl)
  • Howlin’ Wolf – Best Of The Sun Records Sessions
  • Alicia Keys – Here
  • Kreator –Gods of Violence (Dark Red Black Colored vinyl)
  • Motorhead – Bad Magic (Picture Disc, Limited to 5000)
  • Opeth – Morningrise (White vinyl Reissue)
  • Opeth – My Arms Your Hearse (Trans-Clear vinyl Reissue)
  • Opeth – Orchid (Trans-Pink vinyl Reissue)
  • Panda Bear – Young Prayer
  • Mike Patton – Mondo Crane
  • Whitney Rose – South Texas Suite
  • Sleater-Kinney – Live In Paris (Loser Edition and Standard Pressings available)
  • Soundtrack – Beauty And the Beast (Picture Disc)
  • Sum 41 – All Killer No Filler
  • Taake – Noregs Vaapen
  • Fred Thomas – Changer (Limited Edition Yellow vinyl)
  • T.S.O.L. – The Trigger Complex (Limited Edition Clear vinyl)
  • Frank Turner – Sleep is for the Week (10th Anniversary Reissue)
  • Weyes Blood & Ariel Pink – Tears On Fire (Limited to 2500)
  • Yabby You – Beware Dub


NE-HI – ‘Offers’ (Shuga Exclusive on Clear Vinyl, Limited to 200)


Thundercat – ‘Drunk’ (4 x 10″ Boxset on Red Colored Vinyl)

Thundercat - Drunk - Front & Back Cover


New Vinyl Releases 1/13/17


  • Arum Rae – Loners (Limited Edition 10″EP)
  • Bonobo – Migration (Deluxe Gatefold and Standard 2LP available)
  • The Chainsmokers – Collage (Limited 12″ EP on White vinyl)
  • The Chemical Brothers – We Are The Night (Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear vinyl)
  • The Chemical Brothers – Surrender  (Limited Blue and Standard Black vinyl)
  • The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole (Limited White and Standard Black vinyl)
  • The Chemical Brothers – Push The Button (Limited Blue and Standard Black vinyl)
  • The Chemical Brothers – Come With Us (Limited Red and Standard Black vinyl)
  • The Chemical Brothers – Further (Limited Trans-Green vinyl)
  • The Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust (Limited Clear vinyl)
  • Code Orange – Forever
  • Colony House – Only The Lonely
  • Daedelus – Labyrinths (Limited White Cassette Tape, limited to 300)
  • The Drip – The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability
  • Emperor – IX Equilibrium (Colored vinyl reissue)
  • Emperor – Live at Wacken Open Air 2006 ‘ A Night Of Emperial Wrath (Colored vinyl reissue)
  • Emperor – Live Inferno (Colored vinyl reissue)
  • Emperor – Emperial Live Ceremony (Colored vinyl reissue)
  • Emperor – Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire and Demise (Colored vinyl reissue)
  • The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody (Limited Colored and Standard Black vinyl)
  • Fauna Twin – The Hydra EP
  • Jimi Hendrix – Stone Free / Lover Man 7″ Single
  • Jaylib – Champion Sound (The Madlib Remix)
  • The Killers – Hot Fuss
  • Lady Lamb – Tender Warriors Club
  • Mayheim in Blue – Hail Spirit Noir
  • Attilio Mineo – Man In Space With Sounds (Cosmic Green Swirly Green + Yellow vinyl)
  • The Molochs – America’s Velvet Glory
  • Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White – Gentlewoman, Ruby Man
  • The Roots + John Legend – Wake Up! (Orange vinyl, limited to 1500)
  • Run The Jewels – RTJ3 (Limited ‘Indie Exclusive’ on Gold vinyl + Dat CHAIIIN)
  • Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra – Saturn / Mystery, Mr. Ra 7″ Single
  • Sun Ra & His Interplanetary Vocal Arkestra – The Space Age Is Here To Stay
  • Sohn – Rennen
  • Space People – Wet
  • Tokyo Police Club – Melon Collie and The Infinite Radness (Parts One and Two)
  • Tropical Skin Byrds – S/T 7″EP
  • Veronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul – 16 Visions of Ex-Future
  • Warpaint – Whiteout 7″ Single (Individually Numbered, limited to 400 in US)
  • The XX – I See You (Limited ‘Indie Exclusive’ Clear vinyl)
  • Zavala – Fantasmas


New Vinyl 10/28/2016


  • Acid Arab – Musique De France
  • Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper / Very Best Of (Deluxe 2LP Blue vinyl)
  • Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition (2LP Pink Vinyl)***
  • CRX – New Skin
  • Deep Valley – Femejism (Limited Edition Colored Vinyl)
  • Drake – Views
  • Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  • Drake & Future – What A Time To Be Alive
  • Empire Of The Sun – Two Vines
  • Foreign Fields – Take Cover
  • Frank Iero & The Patience – Parachutes
  • Philip Glass / Kronos Quartet – Dracula
  • Gorguts – Colored Sands (Clear Vinyl w/Orange Splatter, limited to 500!)
  • Klangstof – Close Eyes To Exit
  • Maxwell – BLACKsummer’snight (Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Reissue)
  • Maxwell – Urban Hang Suite (20th Anniversary Limited Gold Vinyl)
  • Muuy Biien – Age Of Uncertainty
  • Original Score / Kyle Dixon & Micheal Stein – Stranger Things Vol. 1 (Limited Clear or Clear Black Smoke Colored Vinyl)
  • Pretenders – Alone
  • Prins Thomas – C Remixed (2×12″)
  • Serpentine Dominion – S/T  (Red/Black Marble vinyl, limited to 250!)
  • Serpentine Dominion – S/T  (Grey/Green Marble vinyl, limited to 250!)
  • She & Him – Christmas Party
  • Soft Hair (Connan Mockasin + Sam Dust) – S/T ***
  • Sonic Youth – Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star
  • Testament – Brotherhood of The Snake (Limited Edition Bone-Colored vinyl)
  • Votaries – Psychometry***
  • Weezer – The Blue Album (Limited Edition 2LP Deluxe Audiophile Blue Vinyl, Individually Numbered with Gold Stamp)
  • Weezer – The Blue Album
  • Weezer – Pinkerton
  • Weezer – The Green Album
  • Weezer – Maladroit
  • Weezer – Make Believe
  • Weezer – The Red Album

***HIGHly Recommended Albums

strangerthingsIn conjunction with the release of the Stranger Things Soundtrack on vinyl, Shuga will be hosting a show-worship Listening Party! There will be a costume contest (Halloween or your on-hand ST cos-play accepted), we’ll have a Dungeons & Dragons set-up from our pals over at Cat & Mouse Game Store, and there will even be an Eggo Waffle bar ALL happening while we blast the new record! So stop in and choose the colorway variant that suits your level of nerdery and hang for the party!

New Vinyl 10/7/2016


  • …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Live At Rockpalast 2009 (Limited Edition Grey Vinyl)
  • James Blake – The Colour In Anything
  • Blink 182 – The Box Set (10LP Box Set)
  • Blink 182 – Neighborhoods
  • Blink 182 – Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
  • Blink 182 – Dude Ranch
  • Blink 182 – Enema Of The State
  • Brookzill! – Throwback to the Future
  • Clutch – La Curandera
  • Colbie Caillat – The Malibu Sessions
  • Dance Gavin Dance – Mothership (Limited Edition 1st Press on Colored Vinyl)
  • The Devin Wears Prada – Transit Blues (Limited Edition 1st Press on Electric Blue / Milky Clear Colored Vinyl)
  • DIO – A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993 (6LP Boxset)
  • Melissa Etheridge – Memphis Rock And Soul
  • Erasure – Union Street
  • Erasure – Other People’s Songs
  • Erasure – Nightbird
  • Erasure – Light At The End Of The World
  • Goat – Requiem (2LP Loser Edition Colored Vinyl)
  • Green Day – Revolution Radio
  • Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like A Levee
  • Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep Of Reason (Limited Edition Brown Vinyl)
  • The Moondoggies – Don’t Be A Stranger
  • Mouth Of The Architect – Path Of Eight
  • NOFX – First Ditch Effort (‘Ten Bands, ‘One Cause Pink Vinyl)
  • Phantogram – III
  • Elvis Presley – Christmas Album (Red or White Vinyl Available)
  • Shining – Redefining Darkness
  • Shining – VII: Fodd Forlorare
  • Shining – Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt
  • Sleep – Holy Mountain
  • OST – The Walking Dead (Vol. 2)
  • Jah Wobble & The Chinese Dub Orchestra – Chinese Dub