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

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

A Cheeky Chat with Brad Petering of Indie Hip-Pop Band TV Girl

Photo by Lilay Cai & Billy Coughlin // NorCal based band TV Girl is so genre-bending that I’ve coined the new term “hip-pop” specifically for them. That’s how ahead of the curve they are. To prove to you what I mean, here are some sounds you can find in just their last two albums alone: Mexican mariachi… Continue reading A Cheeky Chat with Brad Petering of Indie Hip-Pop Band TV Girl

A Cheat Sheet To (Financially) Supporting the Indie Artist

Photo by Gear Patrol // T-shirt waiting in shopping cart. Song ready to be streamed. Color vinyl bundle bought. Participating in the purchasing of music and merchandise has more strings attached to it than ever before. It’s hard to know exactly where your money is going nowadays let alone how much is actually getting into… Continue reading A Cheat Sheet To (Financially) Supporting the Indie Artist

Meet (Sandy) Alex G

Photo by Scott Teresi. // (Sandy) Alex G is the perfect person to profile for my first post on alone at the show because he truly embodies what I call the “indie spirit.” The “indie spirit” is when an artist does something for the pure love of it. No strings or perks attached. It’s when… Continue reading Meet (Sandy) Alex G