The Blog From Mars

Chicago music blog covering Chicago music news, releases from bands and totally random stuff. Written by Graham from The Thons.

January 11, 2016
david bowie RIP with wings from glass spider tour

Remembering David Bowie

My cat’s name is Bowie – a strange honor bestowing the thin white duke’s name on a fat black cat. I woke up at 4:00 AM today to the sounds of a hairball working it’s way out of his system and onto, probably, the […]
April 29, 2015
soddy daisy twin visuals foam sessions

Production Company Twin Visuals launches “Foam Palace” Music Video Sessions

Earlier today I was avoiding doing work per usual by hanging out on my local Facebook corner when out of nowhere something crept in my feed. It was cool. It was catchy. It was Soddy Daisy on the YouTubes. Soddy Daisy is a group of […]
April 24, 2015

Self-distribute your music better with this list of 1,666 record stores.

Record Store Day 2015 came and went and we were fielding a lot of questions as a band. People were wondering why we weren’t playing a Record Store Day show and if we had merch available in stores. To be honest, we dropped the […]
April 21, 2015

Flesh Panther’s pre-order debut LP on Dumpster Tapes site

I’ve been lucky enough to catch Chicago punks Flesh Panthers live. Months ago I was bumbling around town and stumbled in on the last 10 minutes of their set at Bric-a-brac records. It was without a doubt the highlight of my night, soon to be […]