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Utopia is here…

#10 is the first 68-page, full color, glossy, 8.5 x 11" issue of the Sick Muse, bursting with knowledge and fresh creations. Centered around the theme of ~utopia~ the issue features: an interview with rap duo Mother Nature about becoming hip-hop geniuses an interview with Chicago industrial and downtempo electronics wonders »radiant devices« a guide to foraging wild life and growing food in Chicago a foto series of queer nightlife by ColectivoMultipolar an oral history of DIY Chicago lyrics by Bloodhype, Cordoba, Forever, Absolutely Not, Isaura Flores, Richard Album, and Breathing Light and so so much more. Cop your copy. Letter from the Editors To our loy ...

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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 ...