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Voxtrot: Reuniting For The Real Ones

It’s hard to believe ten years passed between the last Voxtrot show and the announcement that they were getting back together. Maybe because I didn’t really know the band until the very end of their run, when they released “Berlin, Without Return” that got some play on the college station where I lived. It’s got that “Playground Love” style intro that instantly pulled me in … Continue reading Voxtrot: Reuniting For The Real Ones

morgxn To Prove vital On Tour With Robert DeLong

morgxn has come a very long way in a very short time. The piano-playing singer/songwriter released his first single in 2016 after working with iconic DJ Tiesto in two tracks in 2015. Since then he’s put out a handful of singles and a full-length album titled vital. Earlier this year he followed that album with a 5-song EP of stripped down tunes called vital: blue. … Continue reading morgxn To Prove vital On Tour With Robert DeLong

CIFIKA at Virgin Hotel Chicago 3/23/18

Friday night I had the opportunity to see Seoul-based electronic producer-singer CIFIKA perform at Virgin Hotel in Chicago. She’s in the middle of a United States tour that is the longest ever stretch for a Korean musician. Two weeks ago she released her second EP, Prism, and performed at South By Southwest to rave reviews last week. I found her to be very warm and … Continue reading CIFIKA at Virgin Hotel Chicago 3/23/18


We’re in the midst of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, so what better time than now to highlight South Korea’s own CIFIKA. A rising star in her native country, the electronic artist is about to head out on the longest North American run ever by a Korean artist. The video for “MOMOM,” directed by Oui Kim, is pretty wild. It reminds me a lot of the … Continue reading CIFIKA-MOMOM