ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Lauren Mitchell

Blues vocalist Lauren Mitchell will be making a stop at Buddy Guy’s Legends on August 29th in support of her 2017 album Desire . This album is very personal for Mitchell. With her personal and professional life in absolute chaos, she did what great artists do–turn her pain into a work of art. “Sometimes people…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Joensuu Riihimäki

The trio of Joensuu Riihimäki may be from Finland, but their specialty is actually roots rock/Americana. Growing up listening to great artists like Eric Clapton, U2, BB King,  and Bob Dylan, this type of music was the backbone of their musical foundation. Lead vocalist Sami and guitarist Kari met by coincidence about 4 years ago….

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Phillip-Michael Scales

Phillip-Michael Scales is no stranger to the music scene. The gifted songwriter originally played as the indie-rock band Briar Rabbit playing songs that were a mix of folk and blues, but it proved to be a a tough atmosphere to drop your roots. After the death of his uncle, Scales moved to Chicago, took some time…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Bullets & Octane

Bullets & Octane, based out of California via St. Louis, has been rocking together for the past two decades. The band has shared the stage with some pretty legendary bands (Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Stone Sour, Deftones, and more) and continually strive to make their sound bigger and better. Their live shows tend to stick pretty…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Cinders

Cinders, the six-piece indie pop band out of Salt Lake City, has been making a splash for the past two years as they entered music scene . While a few of the band members had played together in previous projects, they all agree that their current lineup fits together like the two half-hearts of a BFF necklace.

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Shadow of Everest

Canadian metal band, Shadow of Everest, has been rocking together for over two years and they recently  released their EP Idle Hands this past June. Shadow of Everest cites legendary heavy rock and metal bands like Led Zeppelin, Rush, Metallica, and Iron Maiden as influences and have been compared to bands like Tool, Black Sabbath, and…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Crypitus

Hailing from Vermont, the guys of Crypitus bring you an infusion of different metal genres with undertones and inspiration from jazz and punk. Although the group is relatively new to the scene, their experimentation has caused their music to evolve over the past year and a half. In the search to find the sound that…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Crejuvent

Crejuvent’s founder, Freddy Spera, is quite the candid jokester. In our interview with Crejuvent, Spera said that he first picked up the bass during his teenage years because it was easier to stay at home and learn the instrument than to try to get laid. However, what started as a way to avoid the more…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Mister Moon

Mister Moon, the “culternative” rockers out of North Central Ohio, will be playing The Elbo Room this Saturday along with Sean Wilson, American Narcissism / The Pirate Broadcast, and Red Ransom. Despite the fact that all four band members have visited Chicago, this will be their first time playing the Windy City as Mister Moon.

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Calling for Eden

What seemed like a far fetched dream in the early 2000s is now becoming a reality for Calling for Eden, the eight-piece band out of Texas. Drawing on the diverse talents of each member, the band starting becoming more serious about their music in 2013 and has come a long way since. Whether they had…