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Sweltering heat and massive crowds that create equally massive traffic can describe Chicago on...

G-Eazy‘s The Beautiful & Damned has a few notable notes on it including some dropped...

  • by Jade Newton Lollapalooza descended upon Chicago for a whirlwind four days. There were hundreds of performances, what felt like hundreds of thousands of people, and that dangerously steamy weather, that held Chicago in its sweaty clutches. While it felt as though the Earth was moving closer to the sun with each passing hour, the […]

  • VALLEY Alternative/pop band, VALLEY, was a highlight of the week, playing a Wednesday show at the Horseshoe Tavern. The Toronto-based group, comprised of four members, already have two EPs under their belt, with rumours of a third album to come. The Horseshoe offered a cozy atmosphere for their performance, with a full, enthusiastic crowd. Offering […]

  • Canadian Music Week 2018 kicked off on a strong note this past Monday: Matt & Kim at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. If you had high expectations for this show, they were more than likely met and acceded because Matt & Kim brought more to this show than any other Monday could even try to imagine. […]

  • UK’s up and coming R&B artist Ama Lou took the stage in Toronto last week opening for Jorja Smith for two sold out shows. While her repertoire may be a bit shy in numbers this 19-year-old Londoner has been making waves since her 2016 debut single “TBC”. Lou’s at times political messaging, wide range of vocals, and […]

  • Having released her third LP, Glasshouse, in late 2017, Jessie Ware kicked off her North American tour earlier this month, and it included a first-time stop at Belly Up, in Solana Beach, just north of San Diego. With her five-member band in-tow, three of whom also provided backing vocals, the London native played to a […]

  • If Post Animal‘s When I Think Of You In A Castle had a theme, it would be chaos. The songs constantly shift through motifs and subgenres, but in the best possible way. There are six* musicians throwing their hats into the ring and their collaboration takes on so many amalgamations it’s hard to keep the train […]

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  • Back in October of 2017, I was covering LOSE YR MIND fest when I discovered BlackWater HolyLight. It sounded as if Ty Segall and Black Sabbath had a baby, a really pretty, well dressed, shredding baby. Fast forward a...

  • The Death Valley girls are part of the Burger Records family and it seems that family subscribes to a very powerful spirituality, the Church of Rock and Roll. I would go as far to say that Bonnie Bloomgarden is...

  • I called the boys over a Burger Records during their radio show and they were kind enough to take some time to talk to me about their current tour, Burger A Go GO. The duo is incredibly enthusiastic and...

  • I was able to have a quick chat with Julia Kugel of The Coathangers. We were able to discuss the latest release comin from the threesome and short, west coast tour they’ll be doing with Burger Records via the...

  • Dengue Fever is currently on their West Coast tour. The band has been together for over 15 years and has traveled the world, started their own record company and overcome a language barrier. Senon Williams, who plays bass for...

  • ANT’LRD is the brainchild of Colin Blanton (no relation, don’t worry this FMJ is not practicing nepotism) While originally from Birmingham, Alabama he has spent the last few years in Chicago and now Portland. I had the chance to...

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