sound ground #103

Facts were fixed for the next two following news items printed last week.

Cortisol, the electronic solo project from Absinthe Blind frontman Adam Fein, continues to evolve in utero. In February 2003, a Cortisol EP was available at the release party for Absinthe Blind magnum opus Rings. It disappeared, though, and despite the announcement of a full-length album almost a year ago, only one song has seen official release: “The Gold,” on the Brilliante Records compilation BRIL011. Cortisol is concentrating on seven songs in preparation for live performance and has added a drummer.

Nov. 8, Sick Day announced its Nov. 10 show would be its farewell show. Like Samson, frontman Adam Wolfe got a haircut, and it was over. Bassist Rory Grennan remains active with Broken Day and mad mardigan. Drummer Tom “The Krusher” Grassman continues in The Brat Pack and Live Karaoke Band (ex-The Cheezy Trio) with guitarist Guido Esteves, and in Tenacious D tribute Wonderboy with Wolfe. The Brat Pack plays Saturday at Tommy G’s Bar and Grill; mad mardigan plays Wednesday at The Iron Post; and Wonderboy plays December 6 at Cowboy Monkey.

Tomorrow at 8 p.m., The Canopy Club hosts three Chicago bands: Local H, The Last Vegas, and Walter Meego. Local H is on tour in support of its live album issued Sept. 13, whereas The Last Vegas boasts “a hot new singer full of whiskey sass,” Chad Cherry. Cover is $10. At 9 p.m., Eva Hunter performs at The Iron Post for the first time in four years, alongside newcomer Lynn O’Brien and newercomer Staci. Cover is $5.

The Living Blue is in the limelight with “Tell Me Leza,” from its album Fire, Blood, Water issued Oct. 11. This month, XRT program New Noise at 9 has featured it, and director Bradley Scott has unveiled a video for it. Scott also directed a video for “Let You Down” by the band, then still The Blackouts. Saturday at 10 p.m., The Living Blue appears at Cowboy Monkey: the first in a series of 16 Midwest and Northeast tour dates. 2ON2OUT opens, and cover is $5.

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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