Kicking Bird-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! To be more accurate, the day you’ve been waiting for has arrived. I’ve been listening to Kicking Bird’s debut LP for so long I kinda forgot that it wasn’t actually out yet. It was five long moths ago that I premiered the first single off the album, “Lauren,” and I received my vinyl copy of … Continue reading Kicking Bird-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Alaina Castillo-éxtasis

I missed an opportunity to see Alaina Castillo in a smaller venue here in Chicago back at the end of 2021. I regret it, because that was probably the only chance I’ll ever have to see her perform in a place like that. Her star has continued to rise, holding her own as she played the stage with huge names like H.E.R. and Coldplay. “éxtasis” … Continue reading Alaina Castillo-éxtasis

The Great American Canyon Band-Fade Away

It’s been over a decade since I first saw The Great American Canyon Band, who were recommended to me by a friend and who were just as kind and sweet as I was led to believe. It’s been 7 years since they released their last new music. In recent weeks their social media posting saw an uptick, with a push toward something exciting coming soon. … Continue reading The Great American Canyon Band-Fade Away

Cosmic Bull-Hangin’ In The I.P.

It doesn’t take long for Cosmic Bull’s new record, Hangin’ in the I.P., to find its groove and pull you in. Mark Vickery’s vocals dive in and swim around your head, sounding like a more upbeat Mark Lanegan. Vickery has been making music in Chicago for about 30 years in various bands and solo projects, with Cosmic Bull being the latest. He kicked out a … Continue reading Cosmic Bull-Hangin’ In The I.P.