March 1, 2013

Friday night live at Transistor: Scuttlebuggs and Jon & Carly. Sound by Jon Monteverde.

Scuttlebuggs is a charming musical duo that originated in Michigan but blossomed in Chicago. The band is comprised of Kevin Golden (formerly of Beaten By Yuri) and Claire Kander (a squirrelly young lass who does voice-overs for commercials, among other things). People have likened their harmonious duets to The Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel and Low. The material oscillates from Pleasantville to Creeptown, with some angelic siren songs in between. Inspired equally by the origins of country, folk, rock and doo-wop, this duo offers modern perspective to classic sounds. Enjoy. Please?

Find Scuttlebuggs on FacebookBandcamp and YouTube.

Also available: a Sunday Session with Beaten by Yuri (featuring Kevin)


Jon & Carly is the "folktronic" duo featuring musicians Jon Monteverde (aka XYZR_KX) and Carly Oishi. The group began in 2004 and released the "No In Between" 7" under their former name, Oishi. Subsequent releases include the LP "Unexpected" (2009) and the EP "No Me, No Us" (2010). They've performed throughout the city over the years (Schuba's, The Empty Bottle, Subterranean) and continue to work on new material.

Take a listen and download their music at

Also available: a Jon & Carly Transistor performance from May 25, 2012.

Also available: XYZR_KX Transistor performances from September 14, 2012 and December 16, 2011.

Poster by   Chien-An Yuan

Poster by Chien-An Yuan

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