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Perfume Genius “Take Me Home” Video

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Next: Sicilian Home.

Leaving a Podium.

Good Read: Hack: Lockdown City.

Patton and Marc Tweetin’ On a Plane.

Stephen Colbert: 69th Hottest Woman in America.

2012 Webby Awards Clips.

Growing Up Heroes.

Rihanna: Every Line of Dialogue in Battleship.

Rihanna: None of Her Dialogue in Battleship.

Kristen Stewart Reads from 50 Shades of Grey.

Citizen Kane and The White Stripes.

Star Wars and LMFAO.

Hey Runner Girl.

Hulu Announces Original Shows.

Why Was Dan Harmon Booted from Community? The Internet Reacts. Ken Levine’s Take.

On the Set of The Newsroom.

AMC Announces Breaking Bad Split Schedule.

Kid A and OK Computer in 8-bit.

Morrissey Happy.

Do You Love: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Divine Fits!!!

Hospitality Covers Steely Dan.

Austin City Limits 2012.

New: Liz Phair Video.

New: Sigur Ros Video. Also: Sigur Ros v. Hulk Hogan.

New Mynabirds: “Body of Work”

Listen: Perfume Genius “Rusty Chains”

Stream: Lemonade Diver.

Tuesdays with Lazerbeak.

Redd Kross at HoZac Blackout Fest.

Yeasayer Fragrant World Details.

Artist on Artist: Posdnuos and Rhymefest.

Not Happening: Simon & Garfunkel Reunion.

Cat Doesn’t Want To Go.

How Do You Cook a Unicorn?

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Thursday Morning Links

Bon Iver Erotica.

Perfume Genius “Dark Parts” Video.

War on Drugs on Letterman.

The Smiths Aren’t Reuniting.

Interview: Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s.

Black Keys “Lonely Boy” Cover.

“Some Study That I Used To Know” Video.

One Man Newsies Medley.

Moneyball 2.

“Call Me Maeby” Video.

Save Community.

Christopher Hitchens Memorial.

More Obama in a Bar Photos.

Kim Kardashian at The Correspondent’s Dinner.

Read about Three Floyds.

Dogs and Dexter.

A Random Face Generator.

The Future, In 1979.

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Perfume Genius at Schubas

Tuesday night Mollie and I went to Schubas to see a show by artist Mike Hadreas, who performs under the name Perfume Genius. I’ve been listening incessantly to Put Your Back N 2 It, the most recent Perfume Genius record, since it arrived at CHIRP a couple of months ago. The songs are sparse, often times with little more than piano accompaniment, but have so much heart and raw emotion running through them that you can feel the heartache when Hadreas sings “I will carry on with grace, zero tears on my face” as he does on the haunting “No Tear.” Hadreas, who is gay, sings accessible songs containing universal elements like love, loss, hope, and fear that are familiar to any person no matter their sexual orientation. Schubas has long been one of the great places in Chicago to see live music and I can’t think of a better place to see Perfume Genius. The sound was pristine and the nearly sold-out audience was so attentive that you could hear a pin drop.

After a wonderful set, Hadreas announced that instead of leaving the stage and coming back out for the obligatory encore he would just duck under his piano for 10 seconds. And that is exactly what he did. He then proceeded to sing two more songs, and as tears streamed down his face after the last song (the unreleased “Katie”), he said, “Thank You” and briskly walked off stage leaving the audience alone with memories of a truly magical evening.

Watch the Video for “Hood” by Perfume Genius:

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Weekend Review

It was an extra busy weekend for Team ZimmerGreen starting with a Friday night viewing of 21 Jump Street. We’ve been wanting to see this since it was released because we were both fans of the original TV series and were interested in seeing if we agreed with all of the positive reviews of the film adaptation. The movie stars the skinny version of Jonah Hill and an extremely likeable Channing Tatum. It also features an excellent supporting cast that includes Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Ellie Kemper, Chris Parnell, Nick Offerman, and the guy who plays Nick on New Girl. And the movie is often hilarious. Keep an eye out for a couple of terrific cameos too.

After the movie we headed down to Lincoln Park to try out a new restaurant called Forza. The restaurant is nice with exposed brick, tables on one side and a long bar on the other side. The bar has large TV’s that were all tuned to sports until 9pm when the lights dimmed and for some reason all the TV’s switched over to a Karl Lagerfeld fashion show featuring Florence minus The Machine. We started off with a couple of cocktails (Manhattan, Martini) that were decent and competitively priced. We shared the Sicilian Rice Balls which were really good and the Mascarpone Polenta which we thought was a little too runny. We also shared the Campagna di Campofelice (mushrooms, artichokes, olives, truffle oil, topped with an organic egg) pizza which was very good and a bargain at 10 dollars. Overall, the drinks were average, the food was good and fairly priced, and the service was exceptional.

After dinner we walked down the block to Lincoln Hall to see Swedish duo First Aid Kit. We arrived early enough to see the openers Peggy Sue and I really liked their A cappella version of Ray Charles’ “Hit the Road Jack” and their cover of “Heatwave” by Martha & The Vandellas. First Aid Kit took the stage and played an inspired set of music featuring songs from their excellent new record The Lion’s Roar. Highlights included the sweet “Emmylou,” the lovely “Blue,” and a great version of the Patti Smith classic, “Dancing Barefoot.”

On Saturday morning we woke up early for our weekly visit with SocialBulls, a local dog walking group. Stickers led the pack with two other white pitties, Questifer P. Doggins and Lacy. It was a beautiful sunny morning to spend with cute dogs and other dog lovers.

Saturday night we ventured down to the Ukranian Village for the Outer Minds record release party at the Empty Bottle. Before heading to the show we decided to check back in with the recently renovated Bite Cafe. The good news is that the space is still great and the food is even better. Mollie had the Falafel which she didn’t share but it looked really good. I had the fish fry dinner which I didn’t share and was also really good. We shared a lovely chocolate brownie with pretzel ice cream, pretzel crunch, and peanut butter caramel drizzle.We washed it all down with a couple of cans of Shiner Bock. It doesn’t get too much better. After dinner we headed to the show. I was excited to see Summer Girlfriends, which features the amazing Kristin Marks, an excellent CHIRP DJ who precedes my show on Wednesday afternoons. Summer Girlfriends played a nice set of catchy guitar rock that had me anticipating a proper release. Next up was Radar Eyes who really impressed me with their combination of garage rock fire power and punk rock energy. We wanted to stay to see Mannequin Men, who put out one of the best local records of 2011, but we were tired and had to be up early for Easter services so we left having already seen Outer Minds a few weeks ago at the The Hideout for the SXSW send off party. With Mannequin Men scheduled to play Do-Division and Outer Minds playing Pitchfork, we hope to catch both of those bands in the very near future. The show was recorded and you can watch the archive here.

On Sunday morning we woke up early to attend Easter services at Holy Covenant Methodist Church. Having been to Catholic School most of my life I wasn’t sure what to expect at this service. But within the first 10 minutes I was singing Bruce Springsteen’s “The Rising” along with a smiling choir. If I went to mass at St. Patricia in 1985 and had to sing along with something from Born in the U.S.A., my Catholic career might not be as stalled as it is today.

After church we headed down to Pilsen to Nightwood, one of our favorite restaurants in the city. I had an amazing bagel sandwich while Mollie had a grilled asparagus and cheddar omelet.

The next few hours were spent either napping or watching Chicago sports teams until our Pete’s Pizza arrived in time for Mad Men.

This week we are scheduled to see Perfume Genius at Schubas, Expo ’76 at Simon’s, while also checking out the CIMM Festival and the awesome CHIRP Record Fair this weekend. Stay tuned for updates.

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