Erin Rae-Putting On Airs

There’s a softness to Erin Rae’s voice that belies the cynicism of her lyrics. You could set her style up next to post-Rilo Kiley Jenny Lewis and Laura Marling to see some of the modern influences in the music you’ll hear on Putting On Airs. Going back further you’ll also find Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris in there as well. Maybe even a little Petula … Continue reading Erin Rae-Putting On Airs

Songwriters Round Chicago Edit at Hideout 5/22/18

Last night I had the opportunity to catch some songwriters from Chicago. One of them I know quite well, and three that I hadn’t really listened to before. The slate was Dina Bach, Phillip Michael Scales, Eric Quigley, and Nikki Morgan. The show was set up by Teri Bracken of the band Bronte Fall after she spent some time in Nashville and wanted to bring … Continue reading Songwriters Round Chicago Edit at Hideout 5/22/18

Ruby Boots-“Don’t Talk About It”

The secret desires that we hide from people can cause great stress and depression. In the new video for the song “Don’t Talk About It” by Ruby Boots, we see a typical white American family sitting down to a meal. They sit silently, sometimes sharing looks of disappointment and yearning. We flash to what each is thinking to reveal the secrets they’re afraid to share. … Continue reading Ruby Boots-“Don’t Talk About It”

Sound & Shape-Peasants

It’s been 3 years since Sound & Shape’s last release, Bad Actors. The Nashvillians return with Peasants on March 24th. The 5-song EP is another step up for the rock band who have been working their way toward mainstream popularity for almost a decade. Peasants is easily their most accessible work, with passages reminiscent of everything from Queens Of The Stone Age to Steely Dan. … Continue reading Sound & Shape-Peasants