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…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: The Fill Ins

Although their lineup has changed undergone some significant changes throughout the past 7 years, The Fill Ins have always been dedicated to being a hard rock band specializing in catchy guitar riffs and an unapologetic attitude. New members have brought new expertise, and the band continually pushes themselves to improve their craft. In the late…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Exoaura

The state of Washington always delivers. Our newest Band Spotlight features Exoaura, a female-fronted metal duo comprised of Lindsey Church (vocals, piano, and arrangements) and Adam Ingram (instrumentation, programming, and engineering). While I usually associate snarling vocals and demonic lyrics with metal bands, Exoaura’s vocals are clear, thoughtful, and full of soul. The duo has…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Tarah Who?

What’s not to like about 90’s grunge with punk undertones? Tarah Who?, the brain child of singer and multi-instrumentalist Tarah G. Carpenter, serves up some serious noise despite the fact that the young band only has three members. With Carpenter on vocals and guitar, Matthew Peltcher on bass, and Shaina Mikee Keiths on drums, the…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Amycanbe

Hailing all the way from Italy comes our latest Band Spotlight, Amycanbe, whose music is fully of synth dreaminess. The band has been at it since the early 2000s, but with the addition of new members, their sound has evolved slightly over the years. The material they originally released was more acoustic and timid due…

BAND SPOTLIGHT: ERA 9

ERA 9, the 5-piece out of Montreal, is breaking down stylistic boundaries and creating a new sound which they call “TrapRock.” The band formed back in 2011, a time during which their repertoire was mostly rock-based. Being based in a city like Montreal that is very musically diverse and accepting of the recent hip-hop and…

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Adam Friedman

Musician Adam Friedman has officially hit the road with collaborator Mike Posner, and both will be playing the House of Blues this upcoming Wednesday.

BAND SPOTLIGHT: GGOOLLDD

Chicago, meet GGOOLLDD, the indie rock/synth-pop band out of Milwaukee, WI. I recently had the opportunity to speak with singer Margaret Butler and got some insight into the band’s creation, their headlining tour of the US, and where they are headed as a band.

BAND SPOTLIGHT: The Fifth Star Band

People either love or hate Uber Pool and Lyft Line. I personally love these options because you get to meet a handful of new people every time you go out. The vast majority of the people I share rides with are interesting and friendly, and one particular ride last month was no exception. Heading out…