Shilpa Ray plays Chicago’s Hideout

Shilpa Ray is a Brooklyn singer songwriter who melds blues, doo-wop, garage and other musical styles often punctuated by her big, booming voice.

On Door Girl, Ray reflects on life — nightlife in particular — in New York. It’s told from the perspective of someone who actually worked the door of a Lower East Side bar in Manhattan. Her music is original and interesting.

She plays Hideout Saturday.

Watch Angel Olsen’s Special, a gem of an outtake from My Woman album

Clocking in at more than 7 minutes, Special is a mind-blowing, psychedelic slow burner that was recorded for — but did not appear — on Angel Olsen’s excellent 2016 album My Woman.

It’s also one of the songs being made available for the first time on Olsen’s upcoming release, Phases, which also includes demos and B-sides.

Phases is out November 10.

Enjoy this vintage home-movie style video for Special.

French psych duo Liminanas plan release next month

The Liminanas is a French psychedelic duo (Lio and Marie Liminana) that’s been trickling out cool music since 2009.

Last year’s very good Malamore was released on the mighty Chicago record label HoZac. Another great Chicago label, Trouble In Mind, released a pair of early albums.

The band is about to release an EP, Istanbul Is Sleepy, November 17 and a full-length album is expected next year. While Liminanas is not a household name in the U.S., the latest offerings are likely to get a little more attention here with the help of the band’s new collaborator and kindred spirit Anton Newcombe, frontman and founder of Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Liminanas music should appeal to fans of Moon Duo, Wooden Shjips and, of course, Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Check out the video for Istanbul Is Sleepy.

Ty Segall drops a new song

Meaning is a brand new song from the prolific Ty Segall.

Despite his vast catalog, it’s always exciting to hear new material from Ty.

And the woman singing on the track is Ty’s wife, Denee Segall.

Check it out!

Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile make beautiful music together

It seemed like it may be too much of a good thing. Australia’s quirky singer songwriter Courtney Barnett teams up with Philly indie god Kurt Vile.

But the duo’s Lotta Sea Lice is really a special album. It feels more like a Kurt Vile album but Barnett’s contribution is, of course, invaluable and incredible.

These are two of the best singer songwriters on the planet right now. So, should you grab the album? Uh, yeah.

These guys play three sold-out Chicago shows next week at Empty Bottle, Thalia Hall and University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel.