Interview with Rev. Billy Simmons of Evidence of a Struggle

Also owner of Rev Billy's Chop Shop, known as an inclusive, creative space, hosting new artists' work bimonthly and declared by Chicago Reader as the city's best gallery in 2019

Rev Billy Simmons began working with renowned sound engineer Sanford Parker (Voivod, Russian Circles, Yob, Eyehategod, Wovenhand, Darkthrone, Youth Code, Pelican) who helped produce, record and master the final versions of the songs in his 13- track eponymous album which was released in June 2023. The album is complemented by a multi-chapter audio-visual storybook, created by Chicago artist John Air, who has been involved with the project since the outset- creating videos, album covers and accompanying visuals for live performances.

Playlist For Saturday, July 29, 2023

  • Evidence of a Struggle- The First Fight
  • Evidence of a Struggle- WOFUF
  • Interview with Evidence Of A Struggle
  • Evidence of a Struggle- Bassakards
  • Evidence of a Struggle- Do’Oa
  • Evidence of a Struggle- Tensioned
  • Evidence of a Struggle- Twins
  • Evidence of a Struggle- Bisquee
  • Evidence of aStruggle- Keep It
  • Evidence of a Struggle- Casting
  • Nevaris- Remedy
  • Guitarmy  Of One- Soylent Seafood Green
  • Lusitanian Ghosts- The Long Train
  • The Noise Who Runs- Smile, Smile, Smile
  • Unit Code: Machine- Cold (Black Carburning Remix)
  • The Bleak Assembly- A Night Like This
  • Johnny Tupolev- Sunshine and Rain (Produced by John Fryer)
  • Unhappily Ever Now- Pleading (The Haunting of Scars) 
  • Vandal Moon- Sunlight (Antipole Remix)
  • The Wake- Everything (Featuring Wolfie)
  • October Burns Black- Shimmer 
  • Slighter- Pulling Me Under

Interview with Manhattan-Based Artist Nevaris

He released his LP Called "Reverberation" which he collaborated with music legend BILL LASWELL, DJ Logic, Lockatron and more.

Having gained the support of Carlos Santana, who calls his album “a work of supreme creativity” Nevaris earlier shared the lead track “Dub Sol.” 

In addition to his work as a musician, Nevaris is a visual and multimedia artist, who has worked on a vast array of creative projects across mediums. He also co-founded Nolej Records, Nolej Studios and the Uncomun Festival.

Interview with Nevaris

Playlist For Saturday, July 22, 2023

  • Nevaris-Disruption
  • Nevaris- Lockatronic
  • Interview with  Nevaris
  • Nevaris- Freqüência
  • Nevaris- Interference
  • Nevaris- Ninth Sun
  • Navaris- Remedy
  • DELREI- Mysterious Traveler
  • Skeletal Family-What are you waiting for?
  • Lusitania Ghosts- Shameless 
  • After The Flesh- Perpetual Midnight
  • Evidence of a Struggle- Bisquee
  • I am a Rocketship- Do you feel good ?
  • The Bleak Assembly – Alibi 
  • Binary Order- A Good Death (Arcadmix Remix)
  • The Veldt- The Everlasting Gobstopper
  • Jules Maxwell and Polly Scattergood- Rose on the Road 
  • Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell- Keson (Until My Strength Returns)

Jody And The Jerms Latest Album Wonder

"Wonder," a collection of 12 tracks is produced, mixed and mastered by RIDE frontman Mark Gardener

Jody and the Jerms is Jody Jeger (vocals) and Niall Jeger (guitars and vocals) with other band members coming from The Anyways, who have graced the pages of NME, played with Radiohead and Supergrass and were featured on Mark Radcliffe at BBC Radio 2.

As a summer surprise for the world, they just released a new single called “Liberation” also produced by Mark Gardener.

Playlist For Saturday, July 15, 2023

  • Jody And The Jerms- The Harder I Try
  • Jody And The Jerms- Started Something
  • Interview with  Jody And The Jerms
  • Jody And The Jerms- Intuition
  • Jody And The Jerms- Last Ones Standing
  • Jody And The Jerms- Liberation
  • Jody And The Jerms- Safe
  • Jody And The Jerms- Don’t Look Back
  • Jody And The Jerms- Waves
  • Jody And The Jerms- Insatiable
  • Jody And The Jerms- Bare
  • Jody And The Jerms- Counting Dreams
  • Nevaris- Freqüência
  • BIKE- Filha Do Vento
  • DELREI- Far From Here
  • The 3 Clubmen- Look At The Stars
  • The Bleak Assembly- A Night Like This
  • EBE404 – Bouncing 
  • Sequential Zero- One Day At A Time
  • Fred Abong- Father
  • Suburban Spell- Natural Science
  • Evidence Of A Struggle- Seize
  • The Veldt- The Everlasting Gobstopper (Produced by Robin Guthrie)
  • Guitarmy Of One- Top Secret Agent Man On A Wire Tapped Phone At Sea

German Indie Alternative Rock Duo Para Lia

Their latest album "In Clash With The Zeitgeist" was mastered by Thommy Hein via the Berlin label About Us Records.

Playlist For Saturday, July 8, 2023

 Para Lia is multi-instrumentalist René Methner and vocalist  Cindy Methner. For their love of Greece, their band name is Para Lia, meaning “coast” or “beach” in Greek (παραλία) -a name full of mystery but optimism, which both has history and evokes a balance of the masculine and feminine.

  • Para Lia- Soap Bubble Dreams
  • Para Lia- My Muse

     Interview with  Para Lia (René Methner and Cindy Methner)

  • Para Lia- Yellow Rose
  • Para Lia- Sunchild
  • Para Lia- Fools, Featuring Terry Wigmore
  • Para Lia- Leaves Of Grey
  • Para Lia- On My Way Home
  • Para Lia- No Time For Butterflies
  • Pieter Nooten, Marselle Hodges and Brian Hodges – Let The Happiness In
  • Bedless Bones- No Ceremony
  • Fred Among- My Way
  • DELREI- Into The Wasteland
  • NOIR- Love My Way (Psychedelic Furs)
  • NOIR- Fallen (Femme Mix)
  • The Antoine Poncelet Band- Strange Violence
  • EBE404- Bouncing  
  • A Cloud of Ravens- Obsidian Waltz
  • The Flowers Of Hell- Walk On The Wildside (Lou Reed)
  • Mal di Luna- Moth
  • Roger O’ Donnell (The Cure)- One Last Word

Interview with Brazilian Psychedelic Rock Band BIKE

Their latest album produced by Guilherme Held is called "Arte Bruta " (Quadrado Magico Records/Before Sunrise Records.)

São Paulo, Brazil’s BIKE was formed in 2015 by Julito Cavalcante (guitar and vocals), Diego Xavier (guitar andvoice), Daniel Fumega (drums) and João Gouvea (bass). Bike is also the only Brazilian band that has released music (Enigma Do Dente Falco) in 2014 through Columbia Records imprint, 30th Century Records, founded by cult American Producer Danger Mouse. 

This latest album represents the process of self-analysis the psych-rock, post-Tropicalia, noise rock collective has undergone in recent years, resulting in the most daring leap in the group’s career.

Playlist For Saturday, July 1, 2023

  • BIKE- O Encontro De Ceu Com a Terra
  • BIKE- Clara- Luz
  • Interview with  BIKE (Joao Gouvea and Daniel Fumega
  • BIKE- Filha Do Vento
  • BIKE- Cedro
  • BIKE- Alem Ceu
  • BIKE- Traco e Risco
  • BIKE- Ita
  • BIKE- Torto Santo
  • 40 Octaves Below- What If (Passion For Hypnosis Remix)
  • The Venus Fly Trap- Gemini Lounge
  • Steve Lake of Zounds and Mia Dean- Some Things Are Worth Believing
  • Jules Maxwell and Polly Scattergood- A Rose On The Road (Glowlines Remix)
  • After The Flesh- Perpetual Midnight
  • The Veldt with Robin Guthrie- The Everlasting Gobstopper
  • The Flowers Of Hell- Atmosphere (The Joy Division)
  • Slighter- Pulling Me Under, Featuring Craig Joseph Huxtable
  • Delerium with Emily Haines – Glimmer (Delerium Remix)
  • Noir- Fallen  (Paradox Obscur Remix)
  • Girls Under Glass- We Feel Alright 
  • Attrition- The Alibi (Vaselyne Remix)
  • Suburban Spell- Natural Science 

Interview with Melbourne -Based Suburban Spell, Peter Endall

Suburban Spell's EP is called "Falling Down."

Suburban Spell is the solo project of Peter Lawrence Endall whose music combines the austere beauty of Kraftwerk, 80s melodic sensibilities, driving rhythms and some noisy grind thrown in for good measure. Influenced by the heyday of new wave and 70s-80s electronica, the music carries the beautiful imprints of such artists as Ultravox, OMD, Visage, Jean-Michel Jarre, The Cars, Gary Numan and New Order. His previous band Schizo Scherzo was active in the Melbourne, Australia’s 80s music scene, playing alongside such acts as The Eurythmics, Pseudo Echo, Real Life and Feargal Sharkey.

Playlist For Saturday, June 24, 2023

  • Suburban Spell- Bright Gold Cross
  • Suburban Spell- Falling Down
  • Interview with Suburban Spell
  • Suburban Spell- Natural Science
  • Suburban Spell- Causes of Pain
  • Schizo Scherzo, Featuring Peter Endall- Back To Back (1985)
  • Suburban Spell- Salvation Army
  • Suburban Spell- Side Car
  • Suburban Spell- Fools and Clowns
  • Suburban Spell- Feel No More (Robots In Love Remix)
  • Suburban Spell- The Lonely Man (William Faith Remix)
  • Black Angel- Take Me Down (Suburban Spell Remix)
  • The Palace Of Tears- Venus In Furs (Velvet Underground)
  • Jules Maxwell, Featuring Polly Scattergood- A Rose On The Road
  • Guitarmy Of One- Top Secret Agent Man On A Wire Tapped Phone At Sea
  • The 3 Clubmen- Aviatrix
  • Jody and The Jerms- Get Your Feet Out Of My Shoes
  • BIKE- Que Vai Da Terra Ao Ceu
  • Slighter- Have No Fear
  • SINthetic Messiah- Shadows Of Woodlawn 
  • Skeletal Family- Brewing Up A Storm