Let me jump on this Chicago show rundown right quick, just so you can update your mental concert calendars about a band coming through town this weekend. The late ’80s/early ’90s band Crime & the City Solution are back and touring for the first time since the ’90s. Australian singer-songwriter Simon Bonney formed the band almost 30 years ago, and records like Just South of Heaven and Paradise Discotheque held their own against many more popular British new wave bands like The Cure and New Order. The band just put out a retrospective/introductory collection of songs to remind people of the greatness that once was Crime & the City Solution. That of course is not to say such greatness doesn’t still exist today. Early word says their live shows now are just as potent as they were back in the day, and they’re also armed with some new material ready for their upcoming 2013 comeback record American Twilight. So yes, it should be a great show. Check out the mp3 for “I Have the Gun” if you’d like a taste of what this band has to offer. Crime & the City Solution will be performing on Sunday, October 21st at Lincoln Hall. It is a 21+ show that starts at 8pm. Tickets are $25, but are two for one, meaning you can bring a friend for free. That’s a sweet deal. Buy tickets here. Now let’s talk about today’s Pick Your Poison. Tracks that get a personal thumbs up from me today include ones from Bassnectar, Big East, John the Conqueror, Olympic Swimmers, Steffaloo, and Tom Hickox. In the Soundcloud section please enjoy streams from Cuddle Magic, The Daredevil Christopher Wright, The New Division (ft. Keep Shelly in Athens) and YACHT’s remix of ON AN ON.

Bassnectar ft. Angel Haze – Freestyle

Big East – Knock Em Out

The Bloody Angle – Ol’ Ben Haley

Echoes de Luxe – The Ride (Big Black Delta Remix)

ExDetectives – Second Chance

Heather Schmid – 2012

John the Conqueror – Say What You Want

KSSR – Passenger

Offshore – Summer Hits

Olympic Swimmers – Knots

Post War Years – The Bell (The Invisible Remix)

Steffaloo – Can’t You See

Tom Hickox – The Angel of the North

Ungdomskulen – Young Hearts (DD&D Remix)

We Are Me – We Gon’ Party

YOWIE – Shriners Sure Do Cuss A Lot


Cuddle Magic – Rabbit Time

The Daredevil Christopher Wright – A Man Of The Arts

The Maldives – Blood On The Highway

The New Division – Night Escape (ft. Keep Shelly in Athens)

ON AN ON – Ghosts (YACHT Remix)

West End Motel – Burn It Down