Seattle – Since forming as a joke at a party at Whitman College, Chastity Belt has become a serious new force in the music industry. Yet even though their second LP, Time To Go Home, which dropped this week on Hardly Art, is filled with mature, insightful lyrics, the feminist four-piece still doesn’t take itself
Chicago – U.K. quartet Clean Bandit mix classical with electronic and deep house. Brothers Jack (bass and keys) and Luke Patterson (drums), along with childhood friends Grace Chatto (cello) and Milan Neil Amin-Smith (violin and piano) make up the band that first gained attention in 2013 with the single “Mozart’s House,” blending a Mozart tune
Chicago – There’s no thieving to be had here. The Ballroom Thieves aren’t taking, just giving. The Boston trio is set to deliver a heavy dose of fabulous folk rock with their debut album, A Wolf In The Doorway… which may, in fact, steal your heart, so there may actually be a bit of thievery.
Chicago – On a cold Sunday night, hoards of teenagers and twenty-somethings packed Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago to see FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration. Concertgoers cheered, whistled, and clapped… but it wasn’t Frank Iero who was getting the love (although he surely would later). They were falling hard for The Homeless Gospel Choir. THGC is Derek
Seattle – Since the release of their hit debut single “High” in spring 2014, Young Rising Sons have become a band to watch. The alt-rock four-piece, made up of Andy Tongren (vocals/guitar), Dylan Scott (lead guitar), Julian Dimagiba (bass), and Steve Patrick (drums), craft catchy, listenable pop-rock shaded with New York grit, as heard on
Berlin – Up-and-coming artist Mess Me is currently burning up dance floors throughout Europe with his track “Keep On Coming” (and its worthy B-side complement “Selector”), and as soon as one hears his dark EDM, it is clear that Mik Santoro, owner of Ampispazi Recordings, has met a kindred musical spirit that is a perfect
Chicago – Greta Morgan Salpeter, better known as Greta Morgan, first made a name for herself as a singer with The Hush Sound. After the band signed with Fueled by Ramen, the Chicagoans moved to L.A. When not soaking up the Cali sun, touring, and scoring films, Morgan taught herself to record and produce her
San Francisco- Washington D.C. Based indie pop band Jukebox the Ghost consists of only three guys, Ben Thornewill (vocals/keyboard), Tommy Siegel (vocals/guitar), and Jesse Kristin (drums.) This power pop indie band has just released their fourth album, the self-titled Jukebox The Ghost. To promote their newest album they have been touring all over the country.
Los Angeles – Templeton, California band Night Riots is a five-piece outfit, which includes Travis Hawley (vocals), Nick Fotinakes (guitar), Matt DePauw (guitar), Mikel Van Kranenburg (bass), and Rico Rodriguez (drums). Their brand new second EP, Howl, from Sumerian Records is a supercharged record that combines the sounds of 80s and modern rock into one
Chicago – Lately more and more teenagers have been breaking into the music industry thanks to the power of social media and music sharing sites like YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Bandcamp. However, there’s definitely more to it than exposure. Social networking and the readily available technology have groomed a generation of kids to be industry