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Since it’s inception in 2005 the Afropunk Festival has expanded its locations to include...

Another long weekend is coming up in Toronto which can only mean that Electric Island is...

  • It is easy to achieve the sound of folk music with acoustic chords and twinkling banjos. Capturing the spirit of folk music is much more difficult. It requires turning ordinary experiences into art and blending the real with the magical. Indie folk music of the last decade can often feel trapped in the past, focusing […]

  • This might be a half-baked idea, but what if music, like fashion, is seasonal? There might very well be bands and songs whose place in the pantheon of sound lies with a certain level of temperature and humidity, specific to time and place. Let’s imagine that there are intrinsic parallels between music and atmosphere. Now […]

  • Eaux Claires is one of the more unique festivals I have attended. It takes place in the woods and almost every set is one giant super group after another or, as Bryce Dessner says, band camp for adults. At almost every set a cameo was made. It felt as if we were witnessing a gathering […]

  • After sitting through two opening acts and an hour plus DJ set with an oft-disengaged (but occasionally lively) crowd at the Metro Chicago, Wu-Tang members Ghostface Killah and Raekwon took the stage a little after midnight. Despite being marred with sound issues and utilizing the “house DJ” due to their DJ not being present, the duo, who […]

  • by: Jade Newton Thunderstorms moving in and out of the Chicago area quickly turned Grant Park, home of the musical spectacle known as Lollapalooza, into a muggy and muddy mess. But the weekend’s unpredictable weather didn’t stop festival attendees from coming out in full force for the music mega-fest. With a good portion of festival attendees in […]

  • For this edition of TIME Festival the organizers split the grounds into two stages: TIME Stage where the bands were playing and Overtime Stage where the DJs called it home. The day was off to an early start and as people slowly found their way to The Garrison Commons Kirk Knight was blowing up the smaller stage where […]

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  • 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...

  • Kicking-off a stretch in Toronto by playing at Canadian Music Week, Australia’s Ben Campain – a.k.a. HOWQUA – is busy working on the follow-up to his acclaimed 2014 EP, Naked. The debut recording, a stunning composition of six unguarded and...

  • Last week, we had the opportunity to speak with Austrian-born musician Filous (Matthias Oldofredi). At 19 years old, Filous it kicking off his first North American tour and ready to take the international world by storm. We caught up...

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