Album Feature: Parallel Person by VARSITY

Three years after their self-titled debut, with Time magazine naming their track "Eye to Eye" one of the best songs of 2016, Chicago indie-pop quintet Varsity is back with another full-length album filled with bright and catchy melodies. Singer and keyboardist Stephanie Smith continues to charm us with her beautiful vocals, and is still joined … Continue reading Album Feature: Parallel Person by VARSITY

Album Feature: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds by Nicole Mitchell

I haven't had a good dose of world music since Philippines' Pinikpikan regrouped into Kalayo and saw them perform live around 10 years ago (yes, time flies). So I was pleasantly surprised when this lovely city of Chicago introduced me to the music of flautist Nicole Mitchell. Hailed by Chicago Reader as “one of the … Continue reading Album Feature: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds by Nicole Mitchell