I’ve known Oliver Ignatius for a long time now. First heard as a teen in The Hysterics, currently as an artist/producer behind some of my favorite works of the last decade. He’s always been someone I can count on to create interesting soundscapes and engaging stories. I am amazed by his ability to craft songs, especially under his present situation as the target of death … Continue reading Oliver Ignatius-Violence by a Man Against a Woman
A little bit of Bowie, a little bit of Krautrock, and a whole lot of 80’s synth records make the foundation for Looney Gloomers latest single, “Muscles.” The fresh four-piece spent a scant 20 days writing and recording their new album providing a feel of spontaneity and urgency to the tracks. They’ve said the want to make music that feels like a book. Specifically Steinbeck’s … Continue reading Looney Gloomers-Muscles
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