LOCAL SPOTLIGHT // GREYFACE

“No amount of success has ever satiated my desire to keep writing, recording, and putting something out there,” exclaims vocalist and bassist Jutty Taylor. For him and his bandmates–Ryan Malina (producer, guitar, keys, backing vocals) and Julien Bellin (drums, percussion)–pursuing music via Greyface has…

January 21, 2017

DISCOVER // ALUMINE

What originally started as a solo project by Argentinian musician Alumine Soto is now a four-piece indie band called Alumine. After months of hard work, the group is currently preparing for the release of their debut EP. I first came across this band back…

January 19, 2017

AGAINST THE CURRENT

“The world around us inspires us. We write about what we know… It’s usually just us reacting to the world and our experiences. We never really go in with a plan because that’s limiting. We just want to let the creativity flow and take…

January 11, 2017

PALAYE ROYALE

Pursuing a life in music isn’t for the faint of heart. It is a path chosen by those with a remarkable passion for what inspires them, and their need to share that with the world. Defying the odds and coming out on top is…

January 6, 2017

A DAY IN THE LIFE WITH TOO CLOSE TO TOUCH

Too Close to Touch recently announced their co-headlining tour with Waterparks, Creeper, and Chapel which will be one for the books. I was lucky enough to hang out with them in Chicago on their last tour with Blessthefall and Crown the Empire which was…

December 24, 2016

CHEF’SPECIAL

“We got together one Sunday, we jammed, and we were like, ‘Hey, this feels awesome. Let’s conquer the world together,” Joshua, lead vocalist, laughs. Chef’Special–complete with vocalist Joshua Nolet, guitarist Guido Joseph, bassist Jan Derks, keyboardist Wouter Heeren, and drummer Jerry Prudon–began their musical…

December 21, 2016

DISCOVER // CAMP COPE

If you haven’t heard of the Australian three-piece, Camp Cope, you will soon. I came across their music at Fest 15, where the band’s singer, Georgia Maq, played a solo show to a filled room. It was her first time playing music in the…

December 19, 2016

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT // THE SCENE OF GAINESVILLE, FL

While some music fans may only be familiar with Gainesville, Florida, because of the annual music festival, Fest, the city actually has a diverse community made up of hardworking locals who create music, book their own shows, and even run their own labels. One…

December 17, 2016

SPARROW SLEEPS

“I definitely learned by doing. I’ve written a lot of songs–just for fun, for myself, or for bands–over the course of the last twelve or so years. And the one hurdle that I’ve found is that I overthink things when it comes to the…

December 16, 2016

DISCOVER // LAUV

Lauv is the stage name for New Yorker Ari Leff, whose soulful blend of R&B and pop songs are capable of captivating everyone who listens. On top of racking up over a million plays on tracks like “The Other” and “Reforget,” he has also…

December 11, 2016