If you are looking for an album that satisfies the need for a strong artistic voice then look no further, Annie and the Bang Bang’s Save Yourself delivers. A vibrantly alive follow up to their 2013 self titled debut, Save Yourself will keep you riveted until the closing chords of the sweeping title track fade away. An ominous snapshot into what breaking up, and moving on can look like. A voyeur’s dream. Continue reading →
In my spare time, I find artists to hang at The Coffee Shop Northeast and since I have been doing that I have met some great artists. Alexandra Motz sent me an email a couple years ago wanting to put her artwork up. What struck me about her art, is that it had a certain style to it, shapes and color fitting together to create unique pieces Continue reading →
Upscale Swill’s full length album To Live and Die in the Midwest is a refreshing listening experience. It’s an album that tells a story through ten beautifully crafted folk-pop songs that bounce from sun-shiny love songs to heart-wrenching ballads of two souls drifting apart. Continue reading →
On the flip side of the local music scene, there are many accomplished and talented musicians that you hear about but maybe don’t get the same recognition as the buzz bands that come and go. Continue reading →
j.Bell & the Lazy Susan Band are a large band with a BIG sound. On the cusp of releasing their fifth record Underneath a Minnesota Moon, they have decided to throw away all labels. In essence they would like to be known for their brand of “Genre Resistant Rock”. Continue reading →
There is no mistake, you are in the right place. Pachyderm beckons. The studio once still and silent is awash with people inside and out. The drive up to the 1963 built Frank Lloyd Wright inspired house is ringed with gates festooned with majestic elephants, and in the planted bed in front of the prairie style rambler there lives a trio of Pachyderms, trunks joyously raised in greeting.
If you’re a sucker for grungy power pop, ahem is for you. Paul Diamond from City Pages digs into the band and finds out what they are all about. ahem plays tonight (10/14) at the 331 Club for their release party.