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Duke Shin performing at Primary Nightclub: December 27, 2013.

Striz performing at Primary Nightclub: December 27, 2013.

Nate Manic performing at Primary Nightclub: December 27, 2013.

Merrick performing at Primary Nightclub: December 27, 2013.

Duke Shin & Nate Manic & Striz at Primary Nightclub.

Duke Shin & Nate Manic & Striz at Primary Nightclub.

Clark performing at Lincoln Hall; Chicago: November 23, 2013.

Head over to Bleep and pick up Clark’s latest album Feast / Beast, a double record featuring Clark’s remixes as well as some remixes of Clark’s own work.

You can listen to two remixes by Nathan Fake, currently opening for Clark and Jon Hopkins on their tour.

Jon Hopkins performing at Lincoln Hall; Chicago: November 23, 2013.

Co-headlining a tour with Clark, Jon Hopkins is playing the amazing tracks off his latest record Immunity out now on Domino Records. He also has a soundtrack out now to the movie ‘How I Live Now.’

Here’s the track “Open Eye Signal” off that record.

Nathan Fake performing at Lincoln Hall; Chicago: November 23, 2013.

Nathan is currently getting everyone dancing as the opener to his tour with Clark and Jon Hopkins. When you see him, he might drop this “Morning Mr. Magpie” remix. Lucky you.

Eyehategod live at The Cobra Lounge; Chicago, November 3, 2013.

   Eyehategod are currently touring the country in support of their drummer Joey LaCaze who passed away this August from respitory failure. They are playing a few more shows on the east coast, my favorite of which being a completely TBD show on November 16. You really cannot miss these shows; if you live out in Brooklyn, West Chester P.A., or Quincy Mass, be forewarned.

   The guys came out bleary eyed, but armed for more. I’m pretty sure guitarist Jimmy Bower personally took down a 6-pack during their nearly 2 hour set. No matter to no one. Eyehategod came, and by god-damn, they conquered. You can find info about donating to Joey’s family here.

Black Tusk live at The Cobra Lounge; Chicago, November 3, 2013.

   The lovable boys from Savannah, Georgia came through town with Inter Arma, Bloodyminded, and the amazing Eyehategod, and, as always, put on a party. Black Tusk is one of the most fun live shows one can see; they’ve never disappointed in the many times I’ve caught them over the years. Check out their new EP Tend No Wounds from Relapse Records. You can still pick up a copy of the mailorder exclusive bone white with blood splatter vinyl, which won’t be around forever…