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  • Naming an album Sauvage can seem like a self-inflicted challenge. The French word translates into “wild,” which can mean several things – crazy, unpredictable, unreliable, among many translations of the word – but in this case, Sauvage literally refers to “wilderness,” a theme that is not only apparent here in Fakear’s third EP, but is also evident […]

  • Even in a city like Portland, Oregon, that’s known for its eccentricities, Pickathon is a strange bird of a music festival. For three days, sprawled out over seven stages, 54 artists will play music with only one common denominator: each was championed by a member of the Pickathon staff based on passion, not sales or […]

  • Friday at Pitchfork is always a little light. People are getting off of work and barely making it there by 6. Having gotten into the festival around 4:30, a good share of time was spent in the myriad of lines it takes to consume a single beer. Holding on to my now warm beer I […]

  • Living downtown Chicago definitely has its perks, but little beats the rush of excitement that comes each time I traverse past Grant Park. The first weekend of August is quickly approaching. Slowly but surely, music fans are preparing themselves for the crowning jewel of Chicago’s summer festival season: the one, the only – Lollapalooza. The […]

  • Shabazz Palaces’ Lese Majesty slinks into the room like a panther. Tight rolls and snapping – the beats bookend in snaps and echoes. Their third album feels like a science experiment, a little rough around the edges, repetitive, but revelatory. It’s been three years since their last release and in that time, their hyper-cosmic psychedelic […]

  • SOS is on the rise

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    SOS is on the rise

    Portland, Oregon, is having a good couple of years. It is host to the popular TV-show Portlandia, the basketball team, the Trail Blazers, just made it past the first round of the playoffs for the first time in a long time and Portland’s latest musical export, SOS, is killing it with their first, self-titled album. […]

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  • As the 2014 Vans Warped tour continues its trek across North America, one aspect of the festival is noticeably different. Normally light on urban acts, this year’s event features a stage devoted solely to Hip-Hop called the “Yo! Bring...

  • Pitchfork, on Saturday, started with one of my favorite sets of the weekend, Twin Peaks. Featuring four adorable boys from right here in good ole Chicago, IL. They have a punk rock meets surfer rock meets stolen riffs from Thin...

  • Santa Cruz rapper/singer Amplified is a deeply introspective artist with a zeal for lyrics and life. His new album ‘Middle Ground’ showcases Amp’s skills as an emcee, singer and songwriter. Amplified and collaborator Brandon Scott are currently on the...

  • As 4Knots Festival swallowed lower Manhattan’s South Street Seaport on Saturday afternoon, Juan Wauters humbly graced the Fulton Street stage, sporting a short-sleeved button down and an adorably contagious grin. With a homemade backdrop displaying a few flags and...

  • Chicago’s three-piece indie rockers, Bailiff, continue to evolve after the release of their acclaimed second album Remise. Following the two-year period between their debut 2011 release, which garnered them enough praise to open for the likes of The Lumineers and...

  • Fresh off show stopovers in Toronto at NXNE and south-central Ontario, the four Halifax natives who make up indie-pop band Monomyth (not to be confused with Dutch space rockers of the same name) continue  to receive acclaim for their...

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