5 Years Of Songs

You have no idea how excited I am to be hosting the 5th anniversary show at Beat Kitchen we’ve put together April 25th. I’m featuring three bands that are very well known to me, and hopefully you, but not household names by any means. My greatest joy is introducing people to new music through this site and over the last few years I’ve covered a … Continue reading 5 Years Of Songs

Music.Defined. Turns 5

   I never thought we’d make it this far. Honestly, when I started Music.Defined. it was mostly out of spite, which explains the terrible name. Looking back it was the right decision, branching out on my own, but I probably could’ve done a better job that first year (or four). It’s been a real delight sharing new music with all of you, and I hope … Continue reading Music.Defined. Turns 5

Cousin Dud-Sad Moments In Modern Music

   Stagnation is a funny thing. Despite its negative connotation, I know plenty of people who reached a certain point and that was pretty much it for them. They live out their days blissfully ignorant to what may have been. It certainly happens for bands who find a sound that sells well. That refusal to push yourself outside of a comfort zone or beyond what … Continue reading Cousin Dud-Sad Moments In Modern Music

Wasted Plains Rock & Roll Revival 8/25/12

As the summer starts winding down, it also brings the festival season to an end. Here in Chicago we have a lot of BIG festivals like Lolla and Pitchfork, as well as Ribfest and The World’s Biggest Block Party. Each neighborhood puts on their own festivals throughout the summer, and it seems like every day from May-September I hear about some new street festival that … Continue reading Wasted Plains Rock & Roll Revival 8/25/12