Tag: Illinois

El Socko: Betty Boop [Live @ Side Street]

Here’s one of the most recent videos I’ve filmed.

This is El Socko. They are a band who uses surrealist humor and performance pieces in between their songs. At this show, they used cardboard buildings, Godzilla costumes, pink ukuleles, Sin Cara (yes, as in the WWE luchador wrestler) masks, and sun costumes. It was a whirlwind of fun and trippiness.

#TBT Words of Owls: Egypt [Live @ Cornerstone Festival 2012]

Welcome to another edition of #TBT here at Autumn Peal!

I’d like to introduce you to my friend Brenton AKA Words of Owls. I met him at Cornerstone at their final festival where we saw each other at the Impact Stage with my other friends. He did spoken word (which I’d like it if he did that again) at the time which was really good.

Feel free to download his record for free at http://wordsofowls.bandcamp.com.

Also, check out his current Acoustic/sadcore project Poor at http://notreallypoor.bandcamp.com.

-Curtis

Sloth Hands: Have a Great Summer [Live @ Side Street]

Meet Sloth Hands!

They are a folk punk trio from Illinois’s third largest city (that’s Rockford, for those scoring at home) playing at this year’s battle of the bands. This is them playing the title track from their Have a Great Summer album.

http://slothhands.bandcammp.com

-Curtis

[#TBT] Lower Automation @ Side Street

Welcome to another Throwback Thursday installment!

I actually made these videos only a few months before starting an Autumn Peal blog. This trio is Lower Automation. They’re a mathcore band from Wheaton, IL. I’ve known Derek (lead singer/guitarist) for years with his old band Counterfeit I back when I was more active in the music scene. It was great seeing this new music with this current project.

http://lowerautomation.com/

-Curtis