A Chat with Parks of All Them Witches

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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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HOMME is at Home in Chicago

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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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Billy Bibby On Life After Catfish

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London – There were many raised eyebrows in the summer of ’14 when founding lead guitarist Billy Bibby parted company with Catfish & The Bottlemen just as seven years of serious dues-paying were about to culminate in the release of subsequent hit album, The Balcony. Bibby seemed uncertain of his immediate plans beyond some song

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King Eider Holds Court

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London – Edinburgh-based folk-blues band King Eider uses traditional musicianship to craft a comparatively modern acoustic sound, combining fine four-part harmonies, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and violin. Able to switch from soft to loud, welding haunting passages to a driving upbeat vibe, the inventive five-piece has drawn comparisons with the likes of Mumford & Sons and Arcade

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Yoni & Geti Talks ‘Testarossa’

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Chicago - Jonathan Avram “Yoni” Wolf of WHY? and David Cohn, better known as Serengeti or Kenny Dennis, have formed the wickedly clever duo Yoni & Geti. This isn’t the first time the Midwest underground alternative hip hop stars have worked together. Five years ago the two worked on Serengeti’s experimental rap album Family & Friends. Though, that collaboration also

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Meet Dutch Band Chef’Special

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Chicago – This summer is sure to be a sweet confection for Chef’Special. The Netherlands-based five-piece band – comprised of singer Joshua Nolet, guitarist Guido Joseph, bassist Jan Derks, keyboardist Wouter “Dub” Heeren, and drummer Wouter Jerry Prudon – is embarking on a North American tour this summer, in support of Twenty One Pilots. The EMØTIØNAL

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IDestroy’s Bec Jevons Talks Party Punk and Leather

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London – Bristol three-piece IDestroy has been on the attack since the February release of debut EP, Vanity Loves Me. Regularly packing them in both at hometown venues and further afield, the young trio of singer-guitarist Bec Jevons, Becky Baldwin on bass, and backing vocals and drummer Jenn Haneef trades in short, infectious tunes with a cutting edge.

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The Heirs’ Brandon Hudson Plays Warped Tour Trivia

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Chicago – This summer, 80s inspired Cali electro-pop band The Heirs will be playing the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. Last year The Heirs released the debut four-track EP Ecliptic (Capitol Records), which features the single “Alright Goodnight.” The L.A. based band was formed by Florida natives, lead vocalists, and siblings Brandon and Savannah Hudson. The teenagers

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Night Moves Talks ‘Pennied Days’

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Los Angeles - This past March, Minneapolis-based psych-country group Night Moves proudly returned, after nearly four years, with sophomore LP Pennied Days (Domino Recording Co.), which features the songs “Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry” and “Carl Sagan.” On this latest effort, principal members John Pelant (vocals, guitar) and Micky Alfano (bass) display a penchant for 70s and 80s rock.

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