Sunday in the Park: A Sit Down with Michael Santana of Café Racer

Photo by Elo Goodington // The first time I hear Chicago based band Café Racer, I’m not really listening. My attention is turned more towards my social media than the stage. But as their shoegaze-y set slowly progresses, I begin to look less and less at my phone until it’s tucked safely in my back pocket.… Continue reading Sunday in the Park: A Sit Down with Michael Santana of Café Racer

5 Black & White Era Tunes You Should Know

The Zombies – “She’s Not There” Ranked number 297 on Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list, it’s easy to see why. Blunstone’s smooth as butter vocals and Argent’s mellow yet bouncy electric piano makes this one a real ditty. Fun Fact: The opening line comes from a John Lee Hooker song called,… Continue reading 5 Black & White Era Tunes You Should Know

5 Indie Rock Songs You Should Be Listening to Right Now

The Buttertones – “Matador” An infectious ditty full of sexy sax and surf guitar from the L.A. quintet. If the vintage vibes don’t sell you, Araiza’s crooning vocals surely will. Makes my whole body shake every time I listen. Wallows – “Uncomfortable” The latest from 13 Reasons Why’s Dylan Minnette and friends (whose names you… Continue reading 5 Indie Rock Songs You Should Be Listening to Right Now

Thank You: A Fan’s Tribute to Tom Petty

I remember the first time I saw Tom Petty. It was the “Refugee” music video. I remember thinking, who is this horse faced dude ridiculously creeping around an abandoned building? I laughed at his long blonde hair and funny facial expressions as he traipsed from pole to pole. But as I listened to the music,… Continue reading Thank You: A Fan’s Tribute to Tom Petty

Sofar Sounds: Chicago’s Best Kept Secret Concert Series

Photo by Carlos James // For a fierce super-hipster like myself, my philosophy has always been the less people who know about a band the better. Mostly because it usually means smaller venues, less polluted music and more dedicated fans. Always on the hunt to find my next favorite band, I couldn’t believe that one… Continue reading Sofar Sounds: Chicago’s Best Kept Secret Concert Series

Austin Thomas of spookyghostboy: The Bedroom Rocker Returns With New Album ‘Twenty Something’

Photo by Seiji Inouye // With a stage name like spookyghostboy, Nashville indie rocker Austin Thomas doesn’t waste a second bringing you into his hauntingly serene world. At first glance, one would certainly want to label him “hipster” due to his signature two-toned wayfarers, disheveled brown fringe and depending on the season, fitted baseball cap or slouchy… Continue reading Austin Thomas of spookyghostboy: The Bedroom Rocker Returns With New Album ‘Twenty Something’

Kings Of Leon: Why I Waited Eight Years To See the World’s Most Popular Rock Band

Kings Of Leon is one of those bands that’s been written about almost to death. There’s really nothing I can say about them that hasn’t already been said. The only truly unique thing I can do is write about my experience with them. So that’s what you’ll find here. I’m happy to say that after eight long… Continue reading Kings Of Leon: Why I Waited Eight Years To See the World’s Most Popular Rock Band