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Reaction New Year’s Eve returns for another weekend of stellar performances and an epic party....

Jai Wolf‘s highly anticipated debut EP, Kindred Spirits is now out. It’s likely you’ve seen...

  • If you’ve had the pleasure this past year to catch Kevin Morby live, a petite female guitarist in his band may have caught your attention. That person was Meg Duffy. Last July, I had the pleasure of catching Morby’s band live and gave credit to Duffy’s prowess. I demanded to hear more from her – and I […]

  • Yes, The Dig is a very nice band. They’ve won an award, in fact, for writing at least one very nice song, though, for the record, they’ve written more than one – but the exact number is a matter of debate. Their latest album, Bloodshot Tokyo, is, not surprisingly, from start to finish, very, very […]

  • by Manny Diaz Reaction NYC is a two-night warehouse-style party taking place over two days, celebrating the coming of the New Year with some heavy-heaters of the music industry. This year the festival features 36 artists across 3 stages in one wonderful and easily accessible location. The attendees had plenty of choices for entertainment beyond […]

  • Down one of the smaller streets of Toronto’s Queen West, you’ll find a spacious yet intimate venue called Longboat Hall. The room is a rather odd and unique space just a couple doors down from the legendary Great Hall, and makes for a great venue to showcase indie producers and DJs. This past Saturday, Longboat opened its doors […]

  • Over the summer RÜFÜS DU SOL took the world by storm one festival stage at a time if not in person than on nearly every other DJ’s set. This past Tuesday the trio, Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt, performed a sold-out show at Toronto’s Phoenix concert theatre to a highly energetic crowd packed with singing along […]

  • Halloween-themed Freaky Deaky seems to have hit a sophomore slump in its second year as an outdoor festival at Toyota Park. Other than shining stars, ScHoolboy Q, Travis Scott, and Disclosure, the remainder of the lineup’s performances left much to be desired. As with previous years, the lineup is EDM and hip-hop heavy, but after […]

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  • While visiting Montreal, I had the opportunity to see the synth-pop band Sorry Girls play an EP pre-release show. The duo (consisting of vocalist Heather Kirkpatrick and producer Dylan Obront) have been generating their fair share of buzz, with...

  • Riding under the 606, I pass through a graffiti underpass and pull up to a house on the border of Logan Square and Humboldt Park. The gentlemen from Post Animal have invited me over so we can chat about...

  • I sat down with Michael Santana of Cafe Racer right before the band took off for a mini-tour through Detroit, Cincinnati, and Nashville. Santana has been in the garage rock scene for a few years now, which has allowed...

  • Following the success of their EPs Play (2013) and Sway (2015), electro-pop duo Marian Hill released their debut, full-length album, Act One, earlier this year. The Philadelphia natives, Jeremy Lloyd (production) and Samantha Gongol (vocals), have a distinct approach to making...

  • It’s hot, humid, a thunderstorm has just passed (with another on the way), and Lollapalooza’s media lounge is buzzing with artists, writers, photographers, videographers, PR teams, Lollapalooza staff, etc. Amidst the slight chaos, I quickly locate Bob Moses (Jimmy...

  • James Hinton is a pretty normal human: he’s good at math, has a humble farmer upbringing, fell in love with music at an early age but went on to get a degree in Physics. Music, however, never went to...

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