Preview The Sick Muse #9

Have you gotten your copy of The Sick Muse #9 yet? If not, enjoy this lil preview: Music is "Find Your Way" by Participatory Music Coalition, this issue's featured artist. Copies are available at Quimby's, Reckless Records, Bric-a-Brac Records, Build Coffee, and Hostel Earphoria! You can also order copies to be shipped via our online shop or by emailing sickmuse.chi@gmail.com.

TITLE lettering by Madeline Horwath

TSM #8 Feat. Blood Licker

Blood Licker was the featured band of TSM #8. If you haven't heard em', go take a listen and then come back to read this post. --> Blood Licker bandcamp Blood Licker is a duo, a melding of two minds, and possibly...probably...brains. BL’s shows are distilled magic. Seeing them in a concrete building, you’re immediately transported to a forest: you know that below that building’s foundation, there’s fungus, roots, and decomposing plant/buggo matter. BL helps you remember that soil is alive. BL’s Whitney and Mark are the kinds of spirits who reveal things in the shadows, replenish energies, and rock super hard. Also, they love rats; that’s why we did the r thing there, to get th ...

TSM #8 Now Available!

TSM #8 is now available online & in stock around Chicago! Hugging the issue is our first risograph-printed cover designed by Madeline Horwath and printed by Perfectly Acceptable Press. *** Letter from the Editors Hello loyal and disloyal readers, Another issue you say? What makes this issue any different you say? Well, for one, we have these cool wavy lines goin' all over the place, that's neat. But also we have some amazing content. With this issue, feeling somewhat self-reflexive, we decided to look at what we are doing when we write about music. In the first piece, starting on page 4, we collect writing about writing about music from three professional writers. Likewise lo ...