Would you believe it, but Activator Magazine has now made it one full year into existence with the first issue having came out June of 2018. This month’s issue for the local action-packed music magazine is number #13. Have you collected them all? We sure haven’t but maybe we can try. This post is to let you know that we have the June 2019 issue now available for free in our store. It includes local hip hop artists Deezy Da Paperboy and Cornbread on the cover, with an interview with them inside. Also plenty of album reviews, a monthly Central Illinois show calendar, a look at what festivals are happening in our area this summer, plenty of photos, and much much more. Wow.
Activator Magazine is awesome and free and in our store all of the time. You should consider checking out their Patreon page online where you can pledge to make a monthly donation to support them doing what they do.
Oh! And by the way, we will be celebrating one year of Activator Magazine with a show at our show space this month on June 22nd! Find a facebook event for that one right here – we’ll also have an official post for that one up soon.
We gotta keep this ball rolling with new local music every single day!! It feels great!! Here you go! Today we bring you a brand new song from a local recording project we didn’t even know existed up until recently – the project is called “Musical Realists” and features sound artist Timothy Donavan Russell and his son Timothy. Together, they are Musical Realists and they are here to bring you some very interesting and real music. Today’s music is a brand new track of theirs called “Bunny Ah Ah Crunch,” which comes from a fourth-coming album. Stream that song below.
Apparently this project has had two long albums – Electrouble released last year and Frog Coin released in 2014. Head over to the Musical Realists bandcamp page to check both of those out. We are adding those both to our Springfield album archive page right now.
It’s hard enough for us to keep up with all the festivals going on downtown anymore, let alone all of Springfield, let alone all of Central Illinois. However, it’s been a minute since we’ve told you about any summer festivals in other Illinois towns that are close enough for an hour or so drive to Springfield so here we go! Here is a new festival happening in Bloomington, Illinois called “Real Ones Only Fest” happening on Saturday, July 20th. It’s current lineup features a whopping 18 bands predominately of the grindcore and fast hardcore genres. If you like fast intense music then this is the festival for you! We also hope you like your band names written out in all caps because that is what you’re getting for the lineup below:
MINIMUM WAGE ASSASINS (DEKALB, ILLINOIS GRINDCORE) V.S. MELTING ROT (ILLINOIS GOREGRIND)
SHORT ORDER (CLEVELAND, OHIO FAST HARDCORE)
FLVX CAPACITOR (INDIANA GRINDCORE)
INTERFERENCE PATTERNS (INDIANA CHAOTIC HARDCORE/SCREAMO)
SNUFFED (CHICAGO, ILLINOIS HARDCORE PUNK)
LIVID (KENOSHA, WISCONSIN GRINDCORE)
SHRIVEL UP (ILLINOIS GRINDCORE)
REDUCED TO INSTINCT (LOCAL HARDCORE)
FOURSIDE (ILLINOIS POST HARDCORE ONE OFF REUNION)
KARAT’S GOLD (LOCAL MATHCORE)
SPEAK V.S. DEATHRUN (ILLINOIS POWERVIOLENCE BATTLE SET)
P4NTHER (NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS ELECTRONIC MUSIC)
WITS END (MKE HARDCORE)
COL2APSE (PEORIA GORENOISE)
OVERWORRY (C-U SCREAMO)
BIRD LAW (LAKE COUNTY CHAOTIC HARDCORE)
BLIND EQUATION (LOCAL CYBERGRIND)
+ MORE TBA
Is that loud enough for you? We spot a couple of past Dumb Fest bands on that list – Livid from Wisconsin and Reduced To Instinct. Pictured above is the band “Snuffed” from Chicago. Below is a player for the band “Short Order” from Cleveland, Ohio who will also be playing.
All of that is only $10. Looks like the festival starts that day at 1:30 pm. Check out a facebook event for Real Ones Only Fest right here. Oh, by the way this is happening at “The Church of Singularity” which we think might actually be a house venue.