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The Wildroots With only one single released during their three-year tenure, these Chicago rockers graced the stages of every major Chicago club from 1987-89. Championed by the likes of recording warrior Timothy Powell (Metro Mobile) and Chicago's finest AAA purveyors, WXRT (93.1FM), The Wildroots managed to attract a wide range of fans and well-wishers, while opening for legends such as The Replacements and Southside Johnny.


Cath Carroll Catherine Ryecroft & Kerry Kelekovich wrote and performed together under this pseudonym from 1994 to 2010 resulting in numerous singles, compilation contributions, and three albums: True Crime Motel (Teenbeat 1995); Glommer (Heart&Soul 2000), and The Gondoliers Of Ghost Lake (LTM 2002).


WorldWideRiot Posters Boys For The Apocalypse (Lilypad 2008) The Morris, Illinois duo's debut, recorded and produced at the Lilypad HQ.


Jonnie Warmer In October 1993, Tuesdays were scheduled by this duo resulting in a dozen demos featuring guest contributions from a diverse collection of talents. Sadly, A Month Of Tuesdays was never completed, but mixes live on in our archive.

Sayonara Texas duo recorded their debut, It's Nothing Personal (Lilypad 2012), at Couderay. Sayonara eventually became a three-piece before calling it quits in 2013.

Miaow Priceless Restoration (Lilypad 2010) was the long-lost Factory Record's ten-song, demo collection from 1986-87 for the never-recorded album, "Priceless Innuendo."  Restored from the original, damaged cassettes at Couderay and released for a very limited time. Liner notes by music critic, Peter Terzian.

Hollus Live At Lilypad, The Joker And The Queen, and Part One were ground through Lilypad's music tenderizer before this evolving quartet went on permanent hiatus.

Carpmen A mind-meld of five friends from three bands uniting for the love of noise, rock, song, and Guinness (not necessarily in that order). Recorded in Studio B at Columbia College's Film Sound Studio in 1986, Naked In Nature was restored in 2011.

Capo5Four Firmly entrenched in the "other" category whilst straddling an ambient, experimental, or indie rock universe, C54 is an official "side project of a side project" creating instrumentals and music designs, which may include sessions created under the Young Jackies umbrella, too. A collection, tentatively titled Before The Sun Goes Nova, is currently in progress.

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