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)