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
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
Great talent and a machine transmute Turbo Goth’s distinct way of celebrating life. Read on to find out about their disarming music that has now gone wordwide.
The Bernadettes consider their craft as a release from the humdrum beat of daily life. Each track is a reflection of a mundane life event that usually goes unnoticed, until we hear these four men take it in and transform it into genius songs.
An indie-pop trio with shrewd lyrics and musicality, the swift advent of credits at the band’s young stage is not a surprise.