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What is anarchy if not felt in the purest form? Directed by Ragnar Bragason,...

On an island where the means for a simple life is to provide for...

  • Brooklyn based artist Celeste is not just another pretty girl trying to get a record deal. She is a triple threat who has the background, talent, and support to take the music world by storm. Coming out with a brand new EP entitled More Please, Celeste explores her own mortality and digs deep into the […]

  • A native of Austin, Texas and graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Arum Rae Valkonen, (stage name “Arum Rae”) has honed her minimalist tendencies since 2004. Over the past decade, she’s shared the stage with Dan Auerbach, Willie Nelson, and Gary Clark Jr. Her fourth EP, Waving Wild, is slated for release November 4th.  […]

  • Currently on the North American leg of their tour before heading back to Europe, Bombay Bicycle Club dropped by Toronto’s Opera House for a Thursday night performance. Packed in, nice and cosy, eager fans welcomed the four band members who took the stage along with accompanying musicians. Above them, a set of five round screens […]

  • The latest EP from Avid Dancer, entitled I Want To See You Dance, opens with a title track that is bursting with so many influences it’s hard to name them all. There is the 90s-alternative guitar tone, which is a nice juxtaposition with any song that mentions the word “dance.” Then you have the Queens […]

  • As a sampler that offers up a taste of what you can expect from Artisan Loyalist’s upcoming LP, Lonely Ghost, set to release February 2015,  the band is dropping The Ace, a four-track EP that does its job in whipping up curiosity for the full-length record. Rob Batke, the man behind Artisan Loyalist, is a multi-instrumentalist and producer […]

  • The world stops for CMJ’s music festival. With all eyes poised on who the next up and coming band will be, it’s easy to get lost in the tantalizing game of, “this is going to be the band that breaks out” and, “this band I just saw at Santo’s Party House is going to be […]

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  • I recently met with Doug Shotwell and The Right Hand Band prior to their life-affirming show at BuckleDown Brewing in Lyons, IL. They proved to be an affable and insightful bunch. As wide-eyed as they were wizened beyond their...

  • “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” — Oscar Wilde There’s a definite guilty pleasure in meeting Slow Magic without the techno-tribal mask. It makes an...

  • Last week I got a chance to chat with King Tuff’s Kyle Thomas over the phone about his new record, Black Moon Spell. Thomas had some pretty insightful things to share including his views on the supernatural, Bobby Harlow, fuelling creativity and many...

  • Labor Day weekend in Chicago has meant one thing for the last five years – the North Coast Music Festival. The 3-day event is a celebration of all genres of music with a heavy emphasis on EDM. One of...

  • Andy Carthy, better known as Mr Scruff, is one of those artists you hear once and always keep at an arm’s reach. His tracks are catchy, jazzy, glitchy, melodic, and almost always accompanied by some solid dancing potato action. ...

  • Jarrah McCleary, lead singer/keyboardist/songwriter for Panama, hails from Sydney, Australia and aside from recording Panama’s two albums in L.A. and San Francisco, this tour is the first time he’s spent any considerable duration in the U.S. and sensibly his...

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