Features on Epitonic.comhttp://epitonic.com/Features on Epitonic.comen-usThu, 27 Apr 2017 19:08:25 -00002014 Best Albumshttp://epitonic.com/features/articles/2014-best-albums/Epitonic owner and co-founder shares his favorite albums of the past year.http://epitonic.com/features/articles/2014-best-albums/Chris Mills: Epitonic saki Sessionhttp://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/chris-mills-epitonic-saki-session/Check out Brooklyn by way of Chicago prolific songwriter Chris Mills, and his session we've made available at long last.http://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/chris-mills-epitonic-saki-session/Bottomless Pit: Epitonic saki Sessionhttp://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/bottomless-pit-epitonic-saki-session/<span style="font-style: normal;">Chicago indie veterans celebrate their latest album </span><i>Shade Perennial</i> with a fabulous sounding set of tracks live at saki.http://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/bottomless-pit-epitonic-saki-session/Superchunk: Epitonic saki Sessionhttp://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/superchunk-epitonic-saki-session/<span style="font-style: normal;">Epitonic and saki hosted an intimate <b>Superchunk</b> acoustic set during the 2014 <b>Tomorrow Never Knows Festival</b>, featuring stripped down versions of selections from their new album </span><i style="font-weight: normal;">I Hate Music</i> and from their back catalog.http://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/superchunk-epitonic-saki-session/Lazy: Epitonic saki Sessionhttp://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/lazy-epitonic-saki-session/Lazy's Epitonic saki Session featuring their Kansas City-style of rough and tumble garage punk fun is finally available.<br>http://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/lazy-epitonic-saki-session/Interview: Tommy Evans of Secret Colourshttp://epitonic.com/features/interviews/interview-tommy-evans-secret-colours/Four years in the making, frontman Tommy Evans has taken Secret Colours from his parents basement to a kaleidoscope of psychedelic revival with bluesy guitars, fuzzy reverb and gently cooing vocals. For Evans however, the release of their new album “Positive Distractions,” is only the beginning of what Secret Colours has in store.http://epitonic.com/features/interviews/interview-tommy-evans-secret-colours/Geronimo!: Epitonic Saki Sessionhttp://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/geronimo-epitonic-saki-session/Geronimo!’s sound is what we think of when we throw around a term like ‘Chicago indie-rock.’ The guitars are loud, meaty, and sometimes punishing, with half-sung, half-shouted vocals and a solid percussive backbone. They’ve clearly torn a page from the Touch &amp; Go playbook, and that’s A-OK with us!http://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/geronimo-epitonic-saki-session/Interview: Drew Freeshttp://epitonic.com/features/interviews/interview-drew-frees/The stage presence of Drew Frees is nothing if not commanding. With a loud and ecstatic brand of gut-reaction comedy, the Indiana native came to Chicago with nothing more than a goal to make people laugh.http://epitonic.com/features/interviews/interview-drew-frees/Interview: Candy Lawrencehttp://epitonic.com/features/interviews/interview-candy-lawrence/Christopher Svymbersky interviews Candy Lawrence, one of the many talented comedians who performed at the Epitonic Deep Freeze Festival.http://epitonic.com/features/interviews/interview-candy-lawrence/Interview: Jason Novak of Czar and Cocksurehttp://epitonic.com/features/interviews/interview-jason-novak-czar-and-cocksure/Epitonic's Christopher Svymbersky interview's Jason Novak who will be performing at the Deep Freeze Festival in two of Chicago's most exciting new outfits, Czar and Cocksure.http://epitonic.com/features/interviews/interview-jason-novak-czar-and-cocksure/Interview: Aaron Sweatt of Carbon Tigershttp://epitonic.com/features/interviews/interview-aaron-sweatt-carbon-tigers/Andrew Gonzalez interviews Aaron Sweatt of Carbon Tigers, one of the talked-about young Chicago bands who played the Epitonic Deep Freeze Festival.http://epitonic.com/features/interviews/interview-aaron-sweatt-carbon-tigers/Epitonic Chicago Deep Freeze Festivalhttp://epitonic.com/features/articles/epitonic-chicago-deep-freeze-festival/<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">We are throwing quite the 15th birthday party by launching a two-day winter festival showcasing dozens of the best local musicians and comedians in multiple venues in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.</font>http://epitonic.com/features/articles/epitonic-chicago-deep-freeze-festival/Meat Wave: Epitonic saki Sessionhttp://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/meat-wave-epitonic-saki-session/Chicago post-punk power trio <b>Meat Wave</b> live at saki! Features three previously unrecorded tracks.<br>http://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/meat-wave-epitonic-saki-session/Hospital Ships: Epitonic saki Sessionhttp://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/hospital-ships-epitonic-saki-session/<p class="p1"><b>Lawrence, Kansas' Hospital Ships</b>&nbsp;has grown considerably in sound and scope from their early days as a solo home-recorded project of <b>Jordan Geiger</b>.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 10pt;">Their set at saki was coming off a summer tour and clearly had fine tuned their full-band arrangements.</span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span></p>http://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/hospital-ships-epitonic-saki-session/EPTNC004: Jonny Rodgers - 'Everything All At Once'http://epitonic.com/features/label/eptnc004-jonny-rodgers-everything-all-once/Jonny Rodgers new album, Everything All At Once, prominently features tuned wine glasses, guitars and electronics with loops used in unexpected and captivating ways.http://epitonic.com/features/label/eptnc004-jonny-rodgers-everything-all-once/Come (Epitonic saki Session)http://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/come-epitonic-saki-session/<span style="font-style: normal;"><b>Come</b> was a pivotal 90’s <b>Boston Matador Records</b> band. Their dark angular bluesy reverb rock was an important&nbsp;part of this vital early indie rock era. Come toured in 2013 for the first time since the 90's to celebrate the re-issue of their classic LP </span><b><i>11:11</i> </b>and joined <b>Epitonic</b> and <b>saki</b> for a live session and interview.http://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/come-epitonic-saki-session/Jonny Rodgershttp://epitonic.com/features/label-roster/jonny-rodgers/Jonny Rodgers is an artist of the highest calibre, spinning webs of sound using a setup of 19 tuned wine glasses, loops, guitar and electronics in unexpected and captivating ways.&nbsp;http://epitonic.com/features/label-roster/jonny-rodgers/Twin Peaks 2013 (Epitonic saki Session)http://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/twin-peaks-2013-epitonic-saki-session/Our second session with one of our favorite young Chicago bands, this Twin Peaks Epitonic saki Session includes nine free tracks plus an interview with guitarist and vocalist Cadien Lake James.http://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/twin-peaks-2013-epitonic-saki-session/JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound 2013 (Epitonic saki Session)http://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/jc-brooks-uptown-sound-2013-epitonic-saki-session/<span style="font-style: normal;">Another great Epitonic saki Session from the Off the Record series sponsored by the City of Chicago, JC and crew joined us to celebrate the release of their album </span><i>Howl</i>. &nbsp;Check out seven songs from the session plus a live interview by WXRT's Marty Lennartz.http://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/jc-brooks-uptown-sound-2013-epitonic-saki-session/Speedy Ortiz: Epitonic saki Sessionhttp://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/speedy-ortiz-epitonic-saki-session/<span style="font-size: small;">The Epitonic saki Sessions are back with a seven-track session and interview with&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small;">Northampton&nbsp;noise pop quartet&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small;">Speedy Ortiz. &nbsp;</span>http://epitonic.com/features/epitonic-saki-sessions/speedy-ortiz-epitonic-saki-session/