sound ground #102

Cortisol, the electronic solo project from Absinthe Blind frontman Adam Fein, continues to evolve. In February 2003, a Cortisol EP was

available at the release party for Absinthe Blind magnum opus Rings. It disappeared and despite the announcement of a full-length album almost a year ago, only one song has been released, “The Gold,” on the Brilliante Records compilation BRIL011. For their live performances, Cortisol is concentrating on seven songs and added a drummer.

Last Tuesday, Sick Day announced its show last Thursday would be its last. Bassist Rory Grennan remains active with Broken Day, and guitarist Guido Esteves and drummer Tom “The Krusher” Grassman continue in The Brat Pack and Live Karaoke Band (ex-The Cheezy Trio).

Tonight at 8 p.m., Acoustic @ Arìma puts on an “Indiegrrl showcase” with Vicki Blankenship, Shelley Miller and Kara Kulpa. Admission is free, although tips are appreciated. Across the street at 9:30 p.m., Cowboy Monkey brings back Kate Hathaway Band with Indianapolis octet Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Matt Poss and the Wild Bunch and Flora Fina (Beats by Otter with a full band arrangement).

Saturday at 10 p.m., The Iron Post presents a release party for Pedestrians & Motorists, the debut EP from Lucky Mulholland. Pedestrians & Motorists features performances by Larry Gates and Josh Miethe of Lorenzo Goetz and Brett Sanderson of Headlights. His song “Inside Room #2” is on the Innocent Words Records compilation A Warm Breath … and a Scream. Lorenzo Goetz and elsinore round out the bill.

Also Saturday at 10 p.m., Mike ‘n Molly’s hosts The Chemicals, with Scale Model and Mad Science Fair. Scale Model is a Chicago quartet formed in November 2003 and is on tour in support of its mini-album Twilight Dim. Cover is $3.

Todd J. Hunter hosts WEFT Sessions and Champaign Local 901, two hours of local music every Monday at 10 p.m. on WEFT 90.1 FM. Send news to Support your scene to preserve your scene.

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