LOLZ With Junior Prom

Junior Prom

Chicago – On the night of All Hallows’ Eve, drummer Erik Ratensperger and guitarist Mark Solomich of Junior Prom were enthusiastically describing their costumes over chips and salsa and a bucket of Halloween candy in the green room of The Vic in Chicago. The up-and-coming Brooklyn indie-pop duo was in town supporting Andrew McMahon, and

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The Emo Revival Has Kittyhawk Flying High

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Chicago – On a recent crisp night in Chicago’s Logan Square, local band Kittyhawk was hanging out with friends and family over beers and laughs at Township. Guitarists Erik Czaja and Mark Jaeschke, singer and keyboardist Kate Grube, and drummer Evan Lorusch, were celebrating the end of their North American tour and the release of

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Max Jury On Life As A Musician (So Far)

Max Jury

Brooklyn – Iowa native Max Jury is a soloist that’s rapidly gaining a global footing and stacking up a sizable fan base along the way. With two EPs released to date and the first full-length endeavor in sight, Jury’s yet brief and explosive career includes opening gigs for the powerhouse outfit Lana Del Rey.  For

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Vacationer ’s Kenny Vasoli On His Search For ‘Relief’

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Los Angeles – This past summer, Philadelphia-based band Vacationer released their sophomore album, Relief. Their unique sound has been described as “Nu-Hula/ World Wave.” Relief is an appealing, earnest, and utterly joyous record. The laidback electronics booted with the dreamy guitars bestows a pleasant summer feeling we wouldn’t mind experiencing all season. It sheds light

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Dads Are Officially Grown Ups

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Chicago – Back in 2010 when drummer John Bradley and guitarist Scott Scharinger formed Dads, the New Jersey duo thought it nothing more than a side project, but the band blossomed into much more with help from the recent emo resurgence. Four years later and now Dads has a new album, a more mature sound,

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A One On One Connection With Milo Greene

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Los Angeles – Milo Greene, an LA indie pop quintet, has returned with their brand new single, “White Lies.” It will be featured on their forthcoming sophomore LP, Control, due out on January 27 via Elektra. Their latest track is a ferociously dark-pop gem that diverges from the band’s previous folk-rock and harmonies-driven resonance. Best

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It’s All Relative With Tiny Moving Parts

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Chicago – The three-piece family band Tiny Moving Parts is becoming known for making marvelous math rock. Brothers Matthew and William Chevalier and their cousin Dylan Mattheisen grew up in the small town of Benson, Minnesota. With not much to do for fun in the middle of nowhere, they started making music. They’ve been playing

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