Here are a few timely links and news bites of happenings in the Chicago music scene over the past week:
- Logan Square record store saki announced the first release on their new in-store record label, saki records. The store has teamed up with Chicago band Santah to put out a vinyl version of the band's new EP, You're Still a Lover, complete with a vinyl-only bonus track and digital download code. The 12" is due out November 13th. More details here.
- Gypsyblood released a new video for their track "Endless Summer" off their 2011 debut Cold in the Guestway. Check it out here and catch the band live at Liar's Club on October 12th.
- Chicago Mixtape talked to locally-based band Blizzard Babies.
- LoudLoopPress.com reviewed Local H's latest release, Hallelujah! I'm a Bum. Also, this week the band released a video for the album's first single, Cold Manor.
- Gapers Block has a slideshow of photos from last weekend's Riot Fest, which you can check out here. Also take a look at part one of a review from Windy City Rock's Gene Wagendorf III here, and part two here.
- LostInConcert.com has photos and a writeup of On and On's (the band born out of Scattered Trees) September 11th show at Lincoln Hall.