Dre Green's debut EP came out today and Interview Magazine has the premiere:

There’s currently a cluster of Chicago artists being recognized for their inventive variations on psychedelic-sounding R&B and hip-hop (The GTW, JODY, The-Drum, etc.). One such emerging act is mysterious songstress Dre Green, whose husky pant combines Lana Del Rey and Marilyn Monroe with its whispered sexiness… Green’s lyrical content is matched by the beautifully melancholic production, courtesy of Chicago producers like Jeremiah Meece of the aforementioned Drum (whose Lo Motion label is behind the release), Supreme Cuts, and Hawaiian Gardens, whose fluttering  “Walk Right Through” is a highlight.

Dre Green performs live at The Whistler on October 3rd with DJ sets by The-Drum and Blake. In the meantime, buy her EP.

Coming soon to the Relax Attack Jazz Series

  • Aug 19: Dave Miller Quartet, Spilter
  • Aug 26: Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Mazzarella, Anton Hatwich, Avreeayl Ra
  • Sept 2: Jason Stein Quartet
  • Sept 9: Nate Lepine Quartet
  • Sept 16: Quin Kirchner Group
  • Sept 23: Jason Adasiewicz
  • Sept 30: Tomeka Reid, Silvia Bolognesi

Wednesday, September 17th at The Whistler: Housesitters, Coldair

Coldair is the work of Warsaw, Poland based multi-instrumentalist Tobiasz Biliński. After starting out in the experimental band Kyst — which released two critically acclaimed albums and performed at such festivals as SXSW, Primavera Sound, and Eurosonic — Biliński later decided to let his love for weird pop music take control. He self-released Persephone, a collection of home-recorded, semi-demo songs in September 2010 and toured Poland and Europe extensively while promoting the release. Coldair’s first official album, Far South, was released by a Polish indie-label Antena Krzyku in October 2011. Increasing popularity in his niche and critical acclaim led Biliński to national radio and television appearances. Whose Blood is his most recent album, which he’s touring in support of throughout the US.