A Chat with Parks of All Them Witches

All Them Witches by Robby Staebler - BEST NEW BANDS

Chicago - The men of All Them Witches – Charles Michael Parks, Jr. (vocals, bass), Ben McLeod (guitar), Allan Van Cleave (keys), and Robby Staebler (drums) – moved to Nashville for the purpose of making music with people who loved music as much as them. The guys were raised throughout the South and Midwest (Charles Michael

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5 More Bands We Loved at Pitchfork

Pitchfork day 3 by Sarah Hess for BEST NEW BANDS

Chicago – Oh, Sunday! The last day of any festival can seem like the worst. Everyone’s tired. Sunburns and hangovers are a plenty. Your feet may not want to comply, making for a lazy afternoon spread out on the lawn. While this was the case at times on the final day of Pitchfork Music Festival

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4 New Bands We Loved at Pitchfork Day 2

Pitchfork 2016 - Sarah Hess - BEST NEW BANDS

Chicago – The second day of Pitchfork Music Festival kicked off with plenty of sun and sweat, with the humidity causing temps to rise and deodorant to fail. Though, given that Pitchfork weekend tends to bring with it a heatwave, having temps linger in the 70s and 80s was an absolute delight! The crowds didn’t

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Featured Artist: Kaleo


Chicago – Earlier this month Americana inspired four-piece Kaleo released debut album A/B. The band’s first major label album arrived on June 10th, via Elektra/Atlantic.  The indie-folk band – comprised of JJ Julius Son (vocals, guitar), David Antonsson (drums, vocals), Daniel Kristjansson (bass), Rubin Pollock (lead guitar) – formed in Iceland, back in 2012. A few years later, Kaleo

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HOMME is at Home in Chicago

HOMME by Sarah Hess for Best New Bands

Chicago – Have you ever encountered someone and instantly knew they were something special? That’s precisely what happened when Sima Cunningham heard Macie Stewart sing at a high school play. Cunningham immediately told her brother Liam, who was at the time forming a band, that he needed to make music with Stewart. And he did.

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10 New Bands to See at Pitchfork 2016

Pitchfork Music Festival - BEST NEW BANDS

Chicago – While for most people July triggers images of fireworks, American flags, grilling, and BBQ, for music festival junkees, this wonderful month ushers in thoughts of relaxing with a nice Goose Island beer, on the baseball field in Chicago’s Union Park, while listening to some of the best new bands around, at one of

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Featured Artist: MAGIC GIANT


Chicago – Imagine packing your bags with the bare minimum and spending three months road-tripping across North America with some of your best friends. Now imagine yourself documenting your adventures and experiences through art. Sounds pretty darn amazing, right? Well, that’s exactly what L.A. indie-folk trio MAGIC GIANT has been doing. The group, comprised of

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Birdy Soars at Chicago’s Park West

Birdy by Sarah Hess for Best New Bands

Chicago – On a beautiful Friday night in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, just a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan, excited fans walked the streets towards Park West to see twenty year-old U.K. singer-songwriter Jasmine Lucilla Elizabeth Jennifer van den Bogaerde, better known as Birdy, who has been touring in support of her third album Beautiful

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