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  • Pizza Party Tees

    Pizza Party Tees

    Thanks to @MacBlackout for the design, we are doing a limited run of "Artsy Fartsy Pizza Party" Tees to comememorate the delicous year of 2016. Only available for pic up at AFPP hosted at The Mutiny 2058 N Western. Chicago, IL. Come enjoy PIZZA/ART/MUSIC/BEER - FREE ENTRY/FREE PIZZA. Sept 29th and OCT 20th

  • Coloring Book

    ITS HERE!

    IMNOROTTER Coloring Book is out! 

    Pick one up at our online store!

  • Stro

    Stro Elliot 

    A Los angeles based producer, artist, and all around music junkie, Stro has been an influential player in the music scene for more than decade and a half. If you are familiar with "The Procussions" or Mr. J Medeiros than you are no stranger to Stro. Stro Elliot is one of the most slept on producers of this generation. His music is almost tangible, combining texture and captivating rhythm, Stro creates an elevated ambiance that has been achieved by few. His catalog is huge and by huge I mean immense and by immense...I digress. Any spot you find yourself in life, Stro has a tune to cover it from the warm velvety sounds of the Rhodes that get your day started to hard hitting beats that get the night started. His range of creativity goes so far as to include a remix of the old  8-bit Mike Tyson game that is...pretty rad. You can still find Stro, a true veteran of the beat producers circuit, showcasing his latest works all around the Los angeles area. If you reside away from the west coast and are unable to make the trip, at least do yourself the utmost favor by browsing through the catalog of one of the most seasoned and hardworking artists out there. Enjoy.

    Some of my personal favorites 

     
  • STRESSED

    "STRESSED: a band out of Colorado Springs released a four song demo over the summer of 2014. The songs are grungy and the bass is heavy. They have stellar vocal creativity, in one song chanting on the off beats and on another group chanting the count in. If you close your eyes, Stressed creates an aesthetic similar to standing front row in your local VFW and conjures nostalgic feelings that your hometown heroes are making you apart of their rock and roll experience. You can tell by the advanced composition of the songs that the band members have years of music making under their belts. The entrance of the songs will engage you, the chorus' will have you singing along, and the bridges will have you doing a jig with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other. Although this is their first demo, Stressed has their sound on lock, and I am already anticipating their next release. I have no doubt that you too will love them and listen to this four song demo over and over again. It's heavy. It's grungy. It's rock and fucking roll."

    ~ZOO

    I give them- 5 Brews, 3 Doobs, and 4 thumbs up.

  • Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks

    "TWIN PEAKS: Rock n' Rollers hailing from Chicago, Il, a place where the music scene is built off house shows, Malort, and Hamms. Twin Peaks formed in 2009 while the band members were still young guns in high school, booking as many shows as possible in attempts to get their name on the scene. In 2013 they debuted their Freshman album "Sunken" which has an aesthetic resembling that of their house show roots. With the guitar filling the air, the drums clammoring foundation and the vocals smoothly nestled throughout, the reverb serves to draw everything into a pleasing and cohesive sound. Topped by delicious classic riffs and the sweet sweet groove of the bass, "Sunken" gives you twenty minutes of fuzz filled Rock n' Roll enjoyment.

    In 2014, they followed up "Sunken" with their Sophomore album "Wild Onion" which had a noticeably more mature sound and professional production quality. They honed in on their 70s garage style vibe reminiscent of The Rolling Stones while diving deeper into punk influences such as The Dead Boys and Jay Retard. To put it bluntly, "Wild Onion" gives me the "I'm heartbroken, fuck my ex, I want to smoke some herbage, drink some cervazas to the cabaza and jam out" kinda feelin'. This album birthed one single and a follow-up video for the song "Flavor" which if at first listen resonates heavily with KISS' most popular "Rock and Roll All Night" then finishes with Twin Peaks own sound of classic anthem rock. You will find yourself humming this at work or more realistically on the way to pick up that "dime-bag" because, like a jerk, you smoked all your stash last night listening to this album. Do yourself a solid and get this album, throw it on the record player, kick back and proceed to listen to just how vinyl worthy they are. Heartbroken young dudes making wholesome jams that even a forty year old rocker would vibe on."

    I give them . 3.5 cerveza, 3 doobs, and 4 thumbs up.