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Something big is happening in the MUTEK world this year. With the date moving...

This year a new festival will take over Negril, Jamaica – Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest. The...

  • When Peter Sagar stepped out on stage he was rocking a Mariah Carey shirt and I really hope it wasn’t ironically. I mean Butterfly rocks right? Or maybe it was too on the nose considering the sound he’s going for? Albeit hipster-ism has taken over millennials, Peter Sagar is not the embodiment of cool and […]

  • Man of many talents Unlike Pluto is more than just a DJ, while you may have first heard his remix of Diplo’s “Revolution” this year he is releasing original tracks, starting with “Worst in Me.” The track draws back on his various genre experiences and skills, visible in his wide range of musical instruments showcased on […]

  • When Operators first entered the world of music, people didn’t know what to expect. The band is fronted by Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner, joined on stage by Devojka and drummer Sam Brown of Divine Fits and New Bomb Turks. At that time, there was no album out either—but nothing speaks volumes like an energetic live show that […]

  • Concept albums, like Stevie Wonder’s Secret Life of Plants or Pink Floyd’s The Wall, hold a special place in the imaginations of music lovers because they exist as something more meaningful than a collection of songs. Though each track might be more or less interesting than another, as a group they can evoke a feeling, […]

  • Last weekend marked an annual CDJ show and conference in Toronto. Hundreds of up-and-coming and aspiring musicians flooded the hallways of the Hilton hotel for workshops, talks and industry panels. The highlight of the weekend was the DMC Canada East Coast Scratch Competition and a mind blowing performance by Starting From Scratch. 14 DJs battled it out for the […]

  • NE-HI recently released their second album, Offers, via Grand Jury records (which also happens to be the home of a couple more of my favorite windy city boys, Twin Peaks). This is the first release for NE-HI under a prominent indie label. For the new album, the group worked with well-known Chicago producer Dave Vettraino, who also helped […]

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  • Prior to the release of their second full-length album, Offers I was able to exchange some pleasantries with NE-HI’s guitarist Jason Balla. The boys behind NE-HI started their lengthy support tour back in Chicago on the release day of...

  • After putting out a string of well-received EP’s Magic Island recently released her first full-length album, Like Water on the Mansions & Millions label. According to Magic Island, Like Water represents her plan to “return to a sensitivity, a...

  • Poet, singer, and songwriter Tristen takes pride in her art. Originally from Chicago, now residing in Nashville, Tristen Gaspadarek’s music is a seamless blend of rock, synth-pop, folk, and country. Her evolution as an artist is evident in her...

  • 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...

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