Tag: Post-Punk

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] 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

[#TBT] Renae live @ Mad Maggie’s 2009

Here’s this week’s collection of #TBT photos.

This is from late 2009 when some old friends of mine by the name of Renae came to Elgin to play a show at the former Mad Maggie’s. They are a post-punk/hardcore band from Hillsboro, IL (near Springfield). I’ve seen them several times back in their heyday, but they broke up years ago.

However, their memory lives on. Feel free to download their music. http://renae.bandcamp.com.

-Curtis

[#TBT] The Skies Revolt: Scattered Giants @ Cornerstone Festival 2011

Here’s my first Throwback Thursday post. I’m taking you back to 2011 in Bushnell, Illinois. There used to be this one festival called Cornerstone down in Central Illinois that had a ton of great bands, movies, and activities there. However, it stopped in 2012. RIP Cornerstone. Here’s one of the first videos I took when I was there in 2011 when I saw The Skies Revolt. This was the last song on this set when they played the Solace stage.

Check out their music at http://facebook.com/theskiesrevolt.

-Curtis M.