Issue #110 August 2016

Soul Asylum at Thalia Hall, Chicago. Photo by Chloe Rose Gerard

Soul Asylum at Thalia Hall, Chicago. Photo by Chloe Rose Gerard


Soul Asylum in Chicago

If you missed it last month, we headed up to Chicago to see Soul Asylum and The English Beat at Thalia Hall on July 9. Innocent Words photographer Chloe Rose came along to shoot photos for the story. You can read all about it HERE:

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Innocent Words Presents IW10

If you are not familiar, Innocent Words has a successful weekly series called IW10. Posting every Friday, we ask 10 questions to up and coming bands and musicians. If you or a band you work with have anything new coming out for the fall and winter months of 2016, please get in touch to be part of IW10. Contact

As always, thank you for reading and continued support of Innocent Words.

Enjoy the August Issue.
Troy and the IW Staff

Issue #110 August 2016

Innocent Words Issue #110 August 2016


INNOCENT WORDS ISSUE #110 AUGUST 2016 COVER STORY: All Rise, It’s ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons.

Draa: Economically Speaking
Sunset Shipwrecks Forms Out Of American Steel
Velvet Crush: Ric Menck’s Divine Intervention


Remembering Leo Fender: August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991
Kristin Hersh: The Celestial Visions
Innocent Words Blues Series: Remembering John Lee Hooker: August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001
Shirley Manson: Like Joan of Arc….
Remembering Keith Moon: August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978

Read all the interviews and features here:


3 By Design: Enemy (Self-Released)
Again Is Already: A Rough Framework (Self-Released)
Angie and the Deserters: Blood Like Wine (Self-Released)
Blue Jeans: Songs Are Easy (Jigsaw)
Dirty Rice: Devil’s Nursery (Self-Released)
Heart: Beautiful Broken (Concord)
The Julie Ruin: Hit Reset (Hardly Art)
Lady A: Loved, Blessed and Blues (Self-Released)
Lasers Lasers Birmingham: Royal Blue EP (Self-Released)
The Nightowls: Royal Sessions (Super Sonic Sounds)
Night School: Blush (Graveface)
Psychic Heat: Sunshower (High Dive)
Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers: Little Black Heart (Catty Town)
SPC ECO: Anomalies (Saint Marie)
Steel Cranes: Tango (Mister White Tights)
Don Tigra: Self-Titled (Self-Released)
We the Wild: From the Cities We Fled (Self-Released)
Willie and the Whips: Homage (Teeth Skin)

Read all the CD Reviews here:


Young Mister: Self-Titled 12″ (Refresh Records)

Read all the Vinyl Reviews here:


Girlschool: Nightmare at Maple Cross / Take a Bite [Reissues] (Cherry Red)
Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan: Take It, It’s Yours (Polyvinyl)
Slobberbone: Bees And Seas: The Best Of (New West)
10,000 Maniacs: Playing Favorites (Omnivore)
Mia Doi Todd: Songbook (City Zen)
Velvet Crush: Pre-Teen Symphonies (Omnivore)

Read all the Once More With Feeling Reviews here:


David Bowie: Iconic (Time Zone Pictures)
The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead (Cleopatra)
Ray Harryhausen, Special Effects Titan: Starring – Ray Harryhausen, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Tim Burton, John Landis, Ray Bradbury (Arrow)
The Swinging Cheerleaders: Starring – Jo Johnston, Cheryl Smith, Colleen Camp (Arrow)
Vinyl: The Complete First Season (HBO)

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