Veteran scenesters will recall Chyme, a female-fronted rock band here from 1996 to 2002. Chyme bassist Ryan LaBoube and percussionist Frank Petreikis are active again in Below Eden, along with vocalist Jon Hall and “sludge” guitarist Jimmy Tsai. Below Eden cut a demo with Mark Rubel in June, and a debut album is due fall 2005. In the meantime, they will launch their permanent Web site Monday and introduce stickers and T-shirts later in August. Below Eden play their third show Aug. 13 in the Mike ‘n Molly’s beer garden with The Respondent (ex-The Frame, ex-Sherman, ex-Monster Honkey) and Stood Up.
July 23, acoustic quartet elsinore taped a live album at Jackson Avenue Coffee in Charleston. Motherlode and Jenny Keefe opened the show, which raised a good deal for Peace Meal Senior Nutrition Project (Meals on Wheels). Aug. 15 is elsinore’s next visit for Acoustic at Aroma and for WEFT Sessions on Aug. 18.
Pop trio Mad Science Fair have a name now for their forthcoming album: … for a better tomorrow. The album will be recorded with Adam Schmitt and released later this year. Mad Science Fair play Saturday at Cal’s in Chicago for RAWK and ROLL(ercoasters). The next hometown show is Aug. 27 in the Mike ‘n Molly’s beer garden with Rob McColley.
Tonight, Seattle accordionist-puppeteer Jason Webley brings his Tomato Tour 2005 to the Channing-Murray Foundation. Show time is 8 p.m., and cover is $7. Also tonight at 8, Madison Greene founder Michael Blair shares his “aggressive acoustic” music at Aroma. Admission is free. Tomorrow, newcomer Lynn O’Brien performs at Caffe Paradiso. Show time is 7 p.m., and admission is free.