OPENING ACTS: "I Found You," Luluc

If you've ever been to Chicago's Schuba's Tavern, you know that incredible venue was made for music like this 2008 song by Australian folkies Luluc: quietly gorgeous, and powerful despite its fragility. I had the pleasure of opening for them with the Lost Cartographers there back in 2010, and for years afterward, this was the song in my CD clock radio (remember those?) that gently pulled me out of sleep when it was time to wake up. It's simply beautiful.


"Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)," Jeff Tweedy

I'll admit to not having the highest hopes for this memoir by the frontman of Chicago's favorite country-meets-indie-meets-Krautrock-meets-what-else-you-got band Wilco, even if he is responsible for some of my favorite music of the past two decades. But it quickly won me over with its humor, pathos, and the kind of well-crafted storytelling that, if you overheard it in a bar, you just wouldn't be able to stop listening to.


The Long Farewells (with Rachael Sage) - Uncommon Ground, 10/14; The Long Farewells (with Nikki O'Neill) - Montrose Saloon, 10/21

It was starting to seem like we might never get to say this again, but... The Long Farewells have a couple of shows coming up! So, Chicagoans, start planning now: October 14 we'll be opening for NYC singer-songwriter Rachael Sage at Uncommon Ground in Lakeview. I'm told she sold out that venue last time she was there, so you probably want to get your tickets soon. If you miss us there, we'll also be playing the following week (10/21) at our old haunt, the Montrose Saloon, with recent LA transplant Nikki O'Neill (and most likely another act TBD). Keep an eye on the Saloon's Facebook page for details.
Rough Mix is a newsletter about all things audio curated by Aaron Rester and brought to you by Beartrap Spring Records. Every other week, I highlight great music, articles, podcasts and more that I think are worth sharing and spending some time with. Have a suggestion for something to share? Email, or connect with Beartrap Spring on YoutubeFacebook or Twitter. Music highlighted in these emails is available on our Spotify playlist.
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