Phillip-Michael Scales Plays Tonic Room 3/21/19

Over the last couple years or so, since he left his stage name behind and started playing under his own, Phillip-Michael Scales has been playing any and every venue. He’s actively looking for his big break rather than passively waiting around doing the same old stuff, and for that I admire him. Some of those gigs require him to play mostly covers, so he’s got … Continue reading Phillip-Michael Scales Plays Tonic Room 3/21/19

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

JC Brooks To Appear On The Company You Keep; Live Taping 3/9/2017 At Uncommon Ground

A few weeks ago I went to the inaugural live episode of The Company You Keep, a Chicago music podcast hosted by Phillip-Michael Scales. He talked to my friend Donnie Biggins about life and ┬ámusic and they each played a few songs. It was a lot of fun, listening to two people that I know speak in detail about topics I’ve never asked about myself. … Continue reading JC Brooks To Appear On The Company You Keep; Live Taping 3/9/2017 At Uncommon Ground

The Company You Keep Podcast Has Live Debut 1/12/2017 At Uncommon Ground

Philip Michael Scales started The Company You Keep podcast back in 2015, and this year he’s stepping his game up with a residency at Uncommon Ground on Clark to record the episodes live. Every second Thursday of the month you can find him interviewing music makers about their craft, their experiences, and anything else that comes up. On January 12th he’ll be sitting down with … Continue reading The Company You Keep Podcast Has Live Debut 1/12/2017 At Uncommon Ground

Phillip-Michael Scales Lets Go Of The Past, Embraces The Present On Melodies & Ghosts

Almost two years to the day since his last release, Phillip-Michael Scales delivers a new album after dropping his nom de plume Briar Rabbit. That time has seen a lot of change for Scales. He left Chicago for the California sun in Los Angeles and started focusing on his craft more than ever. The result is a beautiful 5-song EP that feels as fresh and … Continue reading Phillip-Michael Scales Lets Go Of The Past, Embraces The Present On Melodies & Ghosts