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Magic Man Casts A Spell On Chicago -- More New Bands At Capitol Hill Block Party -- Horse Thief At The Bowery Ballroom -- De Lux Rough Up The Hammer Museum -- The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview -- An Afternoon Delight: Ryley Walker Live at West Fest -- Interview: MKTO Bring Their Dreams To Life -- An Interview with Oh Honey + Behind the Scenes Photos --
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Sharon Van Etten Peels Away The Layers For “New Stage” Series At The Chapel

Sharon Van Etten Peels Away The Layers For “New Stage”...

30 July 2014

San Francisco - Hearing a favorite artist or band perform a stripped-down or acoustic set is a rare thrill.  When it does happen, it...

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly...

27 July 2014

Chicago – Ready to update your summer playlist? Start with one of the hottest tracks from Joywave: “Tongues.” This New York indie electronic-pop band...

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And...

25 July 2014

New York - On Real Friends' new album, their first full length, the intro/opening track “Maybe This Place Is The Same…” sets the tone....

Features

The Last Internationale Plays Lollapalooza - Debuts On Letterman

The Last Internationale Plays Lollapalooza - Debuts On Letterman

30 July 2014

Los Angeles - Fresh off a European tour that included shows with Kings of Leon and Neil Young and performances at numerous festivals, including British Summer Time in Hyde Park, The Last Internationale will perform at U.S. festivals including Lollapalooza in Chicago (August 2), the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in Sacramento,...

Acclaimed Seattle Artist Fences Unveils “Arrows” Featuring Macklemore And Produced By Ryan Lewis

Acclaimed Seattle Artist Fences Unveils “Arrows” Featuring Macklemore And Produced By Ryan Lewis

28 July 2014

New York - Elektra Records has announced the label debut from acclaimed singer/songwriter Fences. “LESSER OCEANS” – which includes the new single, “Arrows” featuring Macklemore and produced by Ryan Lewis – arrives everywhere on October 14th.  “LESSER OCEANS” is available for pre-sale beginning today (see below), with all...

Bleachers' Debut Single "I Wanna Get Better" Hits #1 at Alt Radio + Tour Dates

Bleachers' Debut Single "I Wanna Get Better" Hits #1 at Alt Radio + Tour Dates

27 July 2014

New York -  Bleachers' debut hit single "I Wanna Get Better" hits #1* at Alt radio after only 20 weeks on the chart and is the #3 Greatest Gainer. Since its launch in February "I Wanna Get Better" has sold over 200 thousand singles and streamed over 4 million times;...

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

27 July 2014

Chicago – Ready to update your summer playlist? Start with one of the hottest tracks from Joywave: “Tongues.” This New York indie electronic-pop band melds punk, funk, house, and hip-hop on the irresistible How Do You Feel? EP.  Back in 2011, the band sprung onto the scene...

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

25 July 2014

New York - On Real Friends' new album, their first full length, the intro/opening track “Maybe This Place Is The Same…” sets the tone. Primarily instrumental, with only a line or two of vocals, it introduces the themes of change and interpersonal relationships. The album isn’t simply...

Album Review: When I Was Younger by Colony House

Album Review: When I Was Younger by Colony House

24 July 2014

New York - After Franklin, Tennessee's CALEB reinvented, renamed and re-imagined themselves to create Colony House, band members Caleb Chapman (vocals), Scott Mills (guitar) and Will Franklin Chapman (drums) released their debut, When I Was Younger, off of Descendant Records. A lengthy fourteen tracks long, the album...

Rey Pila Announce Interpol Tour And Austin City Limits Festival

Rey Pila Announce Interpol Tour And Austin City Limits Festival

24 July 2014

Los Angeles - Rey Pila has announced they will be supporting Interpol on their upcoming tour, starting September 15 in Vancouver, BC and have been added to this year's incredible Austin City Limits Festival line up. The Mexico City quartet released a new track, "Blast", earlier this month, in conjunction...

Tame Impala Release "Live Versions", A 9 Track Live EP

Tame Impala Release "Live Versions", A 9 Track Live EP

23 July 2014

Los Angeles - Tame Impala has released Live Versions, an album of songs selected from a 2013 Chicago Tame Impala concert on Interscope Records. Chief songwriter Kevin Parker chose the 9 tracks for the record based on how different the live versions are from the album versions....

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Live Review: A$AP Ferg At The Glasshouse In Los Angeles

Published in Live Reviews
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 13:25
Los Angeles - A$AP Ferg is under the weather. The Turnt x Burnt tour is Ferg’s first as a headliner. He’s brought his A$AP Mob cohorts (minus Rocky) with him on the road and tonight’s sell out at the Glasshouse is exactly the midway point of their cross-country trek. 14 shows remain and sold out houses have been the norm. Ferg’s tour manager tell...

MellowHigh – Record Release Party At Los Globos

Published in Live Reviews
Monday, 11 November 2013 05:53
Los Angeles - “Weed is tight.” This was the message MellowHigh preached. It’s easy to say that as the blunt smoke sifted up into the air and joints changed hands this night was all about the dope, son. The stoned grouping of Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats and Left Brain from the Odd Future collective spawned MellowHigh. After some studio sessions duri...

Coachella Preview—2 Chainz

Published in Previews
Monday, 08 April 2013 20:35
  In recent years, Coachella has dedicated at least one headlining spot to a hip-hop act. In 2010 it was Beastie Boys, 2011 Kanye West, last year Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, and this year the reunion of the Wu-Tang Clan. But despite the lure and appeal of hip-hop heavyweights, the genre’s general presence has been less than impressive in years past. A...

Saturday Night at SXSW

Published in Festivals
Sunday, 18 March 2012 17:47
One thing I have learned from shooting as many shows as I have, is that opportunities often randomly present themselves and lead to some crazy outcomes. That was the exact thing that happened the last night at SXSW. A friend scored Sleigh Bells and Nas passes, sadly I couldn't make it in time for Sleigh Bells, but I was all ready for Nas to take ...

Album Review: Fun. - Some Nights

Published in Album Reviews
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 01:34
  The boys of fun.--lead singer/songwriter Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff, and Andrew Dost--are back with their second studio album,  Some Nights, which drops today.  As a long time Nate Ruess fan, from his Format days, I feel qualified and obligated to review this record.  People who are just beginning to listen to fun. might be put off by this a...
This Saturday, the 30th, Audiotisic is going down.  And rocking one of the four stages (The Boombox stage, to be exact) is hip-hop new kids The Cool Kids.  This Detroit/Chicago based duo will be representing that MidWest ruthlessness out in sunny SoCal.  Read after the jump to find out a little more about this group, and check out the event info:...