On occasion I like to try and do some good in the world and for my Chicago readers by pointing out a good or exciting show happening in town sometime in the near future. Today I’m happy to talk about the band Videotape. I wish I could tell you they got their name from the classic film American Psycho, however I’m almost positive that’s not the case. What is the case though is that they’re a pretty good band, and they’ll be playing a show on Friday at Township that you should attend if you’ve got the time and $6. Love and Radiation, along with Pool Holograph, are opening. Take Videotape’s Between Me and You as a sample mp3 to perhaps entice you into going. You can buy tickets for the show by clicking this link. Simple enough, right? Well, so is today’s Pick Your Poison. Good tracks today from Beaten By Them, Cave Painting, Dan Friel, Minarets and Ted Morris. Stream new things in the Soundcloud section from California Wives and Mount Eerie.

Bass Science – Psychedelic American Boyhood

Beaten By Them – Salvador Divinorum

Blessed Feathers & Peter Wolf Crier – Porcelain (Red Hot Chili Peppers cover)

Cave Painting – Light Show

Chris McFarland – Simple Selfish Plan

Dan Friel – Valedictorian

Kalipo – Bierchucks

King Fantastic ft. Awolnation – Surf’s Up

Makoto – Hurts So Much

Malka – Electropicalia

The Marquee – First Time

Meklit Hadero & Quinn Deveaux – Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) (Arcade Fire cover)

Minarets – Feeling Foolish

Mist Glider & Heart Tricks – Mermaid

Ted Morris – God Knows

Titanics – Beacons


California Wives – Blood Red Youth

The Invincible Summer – Runaway

Les Sins – Fetch

Mount Eerie – World Heaves

OurGuys – Famous Last Words

Silver Medallion – Hey Cinderella