Despite not garnering any Latin Grammy nominations in today’s announcement, it feels like the right time to talk about Kenia Os. I just discovered the Mexican singer myself, when my friends at Guerrera PR announced she was coming on as a new client. A smart move for a musician/YouTuber/entrepreneur looking to grow her brand. Normally I would skip something like this, but it got me … Continue reading Kenia OS-Todo My Love
It’s been over six months since MAITA released her latest album, I Just Want To Be Wild For You. The chance to see her perform in Chicago in support of the record is finally over, as she will be opening for Weakened Friends (a bill with two Portland bands from different states!!!) at Subterranean on September 25th. It’s a small space, so be sure to … Continue reading MAITA-Where Do You Go?
I don’t usually cover music that veers this far into the country realm, but the imagery and emotion that Rachel McIntyre Smith conjures up on “The Woulds” got to me. This single is off her debut EP Glory Daze, which comes out in the Fall. It takes a look at the decisions we make, for better or worse, and how it could be different if … Continue reading Rachel McIntyre Smith-The Woulds
It’s been over a decade since I first saw Dan Mangan perform at the recommendation of a friend with similar taste in music. Caught a set at Schubas that was a truly beautiful night of song, capped by a sing-a-long to his big hit at the time, “Robots.” Since then, the Canadian songwriter has toured the world and won a couple JUNO awards for his … Continue reading Dan Mangan-Just Know It
I spent my 40th birthday camping at a Yogi Bear-themed campground and capsizing a kayak on Lake Monroe. Andy Pratt, wisely, will be celebrating by releasing a new record and playing a show at The Hideout with his friend Steve Dawson (Dolly Varden, Funeral Bonsai Wedding). While The Hideout is a bit nautically themed, I imagine he will have a much drier experience than I … Continue reading Andy Pratt-Sweeter Than The Wine