Jimmy Whispers

Jimmy Whispers

"Gossip Wolf wouldn't go door-to-door with a boom box to spread the word about very many local artists, but in the case of Jimmy Whispers we might have to. Whispers, aka the solo project of Light Pollution main man James Cicero, has virtually no Internet presence—just a Chic-a-Go-Go video from last year where he sings into a corn dog—and it's driving us bonkers! Maybe you've seen his street art pasted up around the city, though: sharks with giant teeth, ice cream cones, Chicago Bulls insignia, and handguns, all emblazoned with the phrase "Summer in Pain." This summer he left copies of a Summer in Pain zine in record-store doorways, filled with ruminations on broken romance, the attempt to transcend pain through forgiveness, Chicago's gun violence, and "a heartbeat crying out through the distortion in this burnt out fucked up universe." Whispers let us check out his obsessive lo-fi pop hymns—he's looking for a label, so they're still unreleased—and they're like the zine and street art in song form. Recording with an iPhone and accompanying himself with tones and beats from a cheesy funeral-home organ, he sounds like a mix of Daniel Johnston and Kirk Franklin. " - J. R. Nelson - Chicago Reader

MAGIC MILK is or has been: kenny, nick, magic maggie, fox, sam, sher, GOONS, nico, ben, rebekah, erin, cat cave, tara, josh, izzy, monte, steve, and jeff.

it's band about diss-apointment and terrible friends.... that you can dance to.

Names Divine

Names Divine has been performing since 2009 with a rotation of musical and atonal talents. The band has a single on Thugee, two albums on Perilous Records, and is expecting a 3rd in the fall. From covers to originals the sound is de-tuned and re-tuned to imitate classic rock and roll records warped from baking in the sun for three generations. For this special performance they will be debuting their new songs and sound as Kendra Calhoun, Lukas Wolever, Ike Floor, Lara Bourbon, and Kalina Malyszko.


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Jimmy Whispers with Magic Milk, Names Divine, DJ Sets by Bobby Burg

Friday, May 24 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM at The Hideout

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