What’s Going Down This Week

March 2, 2015 · Posted by Kirsten

What’s Going Down This Weekend

February 28, 2015 · Posted by Kirsten

Alex Calder @ Empty Bottle

February 23, 2015 · Posted by Derrick Alexander

Ariel Pink @ Thalia Hall

February 20, 2015 · Posted by Derrick Alexander

Frontwoman Fest celebrates female-fronted bands

February 18, 2015 · Posted by Kirsten

Review: PTA – ‘Trust No Man’

February 12, 2015 · Posted by Jessi Roti

Like the slightly neurotic punks before them –The Buzzcocks, The Pixies, or, more recently, Wavves– PTA’s Trust No Man (Feeltrip) is an album that aims to capture the depth of the human experience. What starts as easy, much like life itself, grows ferocious with no haste. Sometimes, figuring “it” out isn’t as relieving as it’s […]

Review: The Walters – ‘Songs for Dads’ EP

February 9, 2015 · Posted by Jessi Roti

The Walters describe themselves as, “Just five regular hunks living in Chicago.” If hunkiness can be defined by music, then The Walters aren’t lying on their EP, Songs for Dads. What ensues across six tracks is gentility with a backbone, a softness that refuses to be stomped on. Making the old sound new, The Walters […]

Track: Mirror Coat – “Whispers”

February 6, 2015 · Posted by Jessi Roti

Mirror Coat are Iowa-transplants to Chicago. Not that the move matters, but maybe it does. Chicago, in comparison to Iowa, is bustling and loud. It’s almost magical, in a constant twilight-sleep state, waiting for some new person or group to take it on and leave its mark. It could be why the chorus of Mirror […]

Track: Wedding Photography – “Little Weed” b/w “Autistic Dream Machine”

February 3, 2015 · Posted by Jessi Roti

Unlike actual wedding photography, the band of the same name have no preconceived notions regarding what’s created. As they say, “Ultimately, we get a unique sound by just writing and collaborating together as a band as much as possible. If it sounds good to us it becomes a song!” Influenced by “noisy bands,” Wedding Photography […]

Review: Bloom – ‘Bloom’

January 20, 2015 · Posted by Jessi Roti

Tales of growing up and coming into your own are always relatable, but more fun when you can end up dancing to them. Nevertheless, these tales often require some type of progression, from wallflower to protagonist of your own life. Case in point, power-pop trio, Bloom and it’s self-titled debut helmed by frontwoman, Sam Larson. […]