His name is always heard around pop cognoscenti circles due to his irresistible and impossible to find debut LP and a handful if blisteringly good singles, all self-released homemade power pop magic from the near Chicago south suburbs. With a self-taught confidence and a knack for sophisticated synth-soaked bubblegum hooks, Leal gigged around the local band circuit and pitched his material to anyone that would listen, but ended up forming his own imprint and tackling the record pressing head on, as well as handling almost ALL of the instrumentation on his own.
Wading through all the skinny ties and goofy New Wave haircuts of the mid 80s landscape, somehow his independent releases found their way to a few crucial ears. Photo Pit. Post No Bills. Record Roundup. Spot Check. The Block Beat. The Secret History of Chicago Music. Three Beats. Worst of Chicago. Bar Review. Cocktail Challenge. Food, Drink, and Cannabis Issue. Key Ingredient. Restaurant Review. At the Track. Back Room Deal. Caught in the Net. Cheap Suits. Chicago Antisocial.
Chicago Baseball Consumer Confidence Index. Chicago Reader at Forty. City File. City Side. Some time l It took some time but I did complete my goal of writing a catalog of songs that covered every alphabet and key signature. Last week we rocked our record release party at the Virgin Hotel in Chicago.
Several years ago I had all but given up playing my original music with a live band and was concentrating on solo electronic music. Frankie Smith had got one of my singles on a Numero compilation and then got Hozac to put my reissue on their label and had us play their 10th anniversary party at the Double Door in Since then all of these guys have stayed a part of this project playing shows and rehearsing and I'm very thankful because none of this would be happening without their participation.
The Straight Dope. The Vibe. What the hell is this place? Year In Review. Zoom in. On Culture. On Media. On Politics. On Transportation. Savage Love. Staff notes. To Be Blunt. Art Critic's Choice. Art Feature. Art Review. Art Sidebar. Book Review. Book Swap. Books and Comics Issue. Boutique of the Week. Comedy Critic's Choice. Culture Club. Futures And Pasts. Au Pairs.
Not Great Men. Sun Connection. Blue Orchids. Independence Day. Comsat Angels. The Fish Needs A Bike. Animal Nightlife. Pop Rock Camp You're the One That I Want.
Carpe Diem. Rattlesnake Boots. The Wanted. In the Ghetto Unplugged. Mamas Boys. Talking About a Revolution. We based it off your Facebook details. But you can pick one that's 25 characters or less and includes a letter. Numbers, dots and dashes are ok, too. Select one Female Male Unspecified.
Connect me to Facebook friends and artists on Myspace? You may already know people on Myspace. If we find matches from your Facebook friends, we'll connect you to them right away. Tell my friends about Myspace? We based it off your Twitter details. Connect me to people I follow on Twitter?Feb 16, · Available for download at: newwave.zulkikreegavinrarathorgagra.infoinfo Please hit SUBSCRIBE to my channel to support indie music! From the album: "Vinyl Singles" JLI Music (BMI) This was Side B .