Squeeze me

Squeeze-bot have a race of their own going on this election year, and it’s for a slot that, if enough votes come in, could put them in great company.

The band has entered the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival contest, but need votes to earn a spot at the event, which will feature the Avett Brothers and David Grisman, as well as a $500 prize. You can vote once a day until Oct. 17 at


Jyn Yates, a drum teacher at Mom’s Music, reports that The Confessional’s self-titled album will be arriving in either December or January. They’re playing at 10 p.m. Saturday at Tink’s Pub (2235 S. Preston St., 634-8180). Some of the tunes from the new record are streaming at the band’s Sonicbids page (, and you can hear other material at

Acid HD

Black Acid Candy Box is reuniting for a show at 9 p.m. Saturday at The Pour Haus (1481 S. Shelby St., 637-9611). The Box will be filmed and recorded for an upcoming CD/DVD release. Cover is $6. Introvert and Friends & Relatives join the bill.


Music Editor Mat Herron thinks “folksy” is a synonym for sinister.

LEO Music ’Cast

Celtic group My Darling Asleep stops in to talk about their new record. Listen at or