Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Self-discovery, finding a voice, and a good cold brew coffee: An interview with NE-HI

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 their record. They are most likely coming to a town near you but for now, you

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Interview with Magic Island, a retrospective on “Like Water”

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...

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Talking about music, politics and poetry with Tristen

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...

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Secret’s Out: A Conversation with Sorry Girls

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...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

An Evening in with the boys from Post Animal

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...

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Local Band Makes Good: An Interview with Michael Santana of Café Racer

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...

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Act One, featuring Marian Hill – an interview

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...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Lollapalooza take five: interview with Bob Moses

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...

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

The Range on music collaboration, early beginning and the near future

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...

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Sitting down with HOWQUA

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...

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