New band: Young Jesus plans album

Young Jesus is a foursome who formed in Chicago and moved to L.A.

The band just signed to Saddle Creek, the long-running Omaha record label, and plans to release a self-titled album in February.

Slint, Built to Spill, Pile and others are name checked in the band’s publicity material.

Here’s a video for the almost 10-minute song Feeling, which does draw on some of the aforementioned influences.

Listen to a new Ty Segall song

It’s been three weeks since Ty Segall released a new song.

So, of course, it’s time for yet another one.

Segall just released My Lady’s On Fire. It’s a ballad but takes a little different approach than much of his catalog. A little piano and saxophone end this pop song on a jazzy note.

Check it out here.

Japandroids, Cloud Nothings play Empty Bottle surprise show

It was billed as a mystery show Friday night. Now, Empty Bottle just announced that Japandroids (above) and Cloud Nothings will play a show with no advance tickets and barely any advance notice.

Tickets are $10 — cash only — and will be sold at the door when it opens at 9 p.m. Friday night. No lining up before 7 p.m., according to an email from the Bottle.

One ticket per person.

Both bands released decent albums this year and have strong back catalogs. They are both highly energetic live.

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.