Wooing-In Her Head

Rachel Trachtenburg has already been making music for what seems like forever. With Wooing, her newest project, she’s taking on more of the work and delivering her most personal music yet. As part of the Trachtenburg Family Sideshow Players she was the drummer and slowly started doing more. Now she’s fronting a band of her own, with JR Thomason on guitar and Rosie Slater on … Continue reading Wooing-In Her Head

The Differents-It’s All Too Beautiful

Since the early 1990’s Lou Hallwas has been rocking the Steely Dan vibes in Chicago. They added a new bass player, Gary Stier, in 2015 and there’s a new album coming on Black Friday called It’s All Too Beautiful. This is their first full-length in over 5 years. The first single The Differents released for the new album is actually a reworked (and in my … Continue reading The Differents-It’s All Too Beautiful

More Giraffes-It Was A Joke

I’ve written about a couple of the singles More Giraffes put out this year. Yesterday, their debut EP hit streaming services. It features the couple I’ve covered plus a few that you haven’t heard yet. Mark Hadley and Keeley Bumford are good at taking familiar sounds and adding their own spin. If you listen to anything by Calvin Harris or Zedd you should have an ear … Continue reading More Giraffes-It Was A Joke

Lauren Rocket-Diamond Nights

I first saw Lauren Rocket playing keys with Night Terrors Of 1927 a few years ago. Since then she’s been slowly but surely working on her solo career. About a week ago she posted the first video for new music. “Diamond Nights” gives us an idea of what to expect from upcoming tunes. The video is a sun-drenched glimpse at Nevada is all it’s neon … Continue reading Lauren Rocket-Diamond Nights

Calvero-Vanishing Streets

For those that have known Gabe Liebowitz for years, his new single “Vanishing Streets” may seem a bit out of left field. He made his bones in Chicago playing solo and in a great band called Dastardly before heading back to the east coast a few years ago. Since then he’s been paying the rent writing with acts like Terror Jr (check out “Smoke” if … Continue reading Calvero-Vanishing Streets