Whether you think it’s a marketing gimmick or a day for independent record stores and labels to shine at what they do every day of the year, it’s hard not to love Record Store Day! It’s the time of year to hunt for the most exclusive, super-cool, you’ll-never-even-get-a-copy vinyl. Stores get to throw all-day parties [...]
A Festival Where Bill Callahan, Clowns, And Dan Deacon Meet
At Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements, a new Chicago-area music and arts gathering last week, there was a clear mission to do something different than the average music fest. In Eckhart Park, that meant two large circus tents, one dedicated to circus performers and one for musicians. On Friday, the Austin, Texas minimal singer-songwriter Bill [...]
Bill Callahan will play the inaugural Brilliant Corners Of Popular Amusements. Mike Reed, a Chicago jazz musician and presenter, wanted to create an arts and culture experience that was different from big festivals and concert shows. So on September 16-18 in Eckhart Park, Reed is bringing the inaugural Brilliant Corners Of Popular Amusements to the [...]
“One Fine Morning” is the last song on Bill Callahan’s new album, Apocalypse. Can you talk about how “One Fine Morning” fits in with the other songs on Apocalypse? It’s a culmination of all that has come before it on the record. The previous songs are instances and then “One Fine Morning” is ‘the now.’ [...]
Any male whose voice dropped to Barry White frequency levels after puberty should appreciate Bill Callahan’s low croon, a modest and complacent baritone which stands behind Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle, an album comprised of engaging tempos, purposeful orchestration and sagacious guitar lines.