When Music Makes the Ad: The Best TV Commercial Throwbacks

“You’re sitting at home alone. You’re mindlessly playing on your phone. You suddenly hear a heavenly sound. It sweeps across your living room and travels back to the TV speakers in 30 seconds or less. You anxiously await the commercial’s end. You have to know who’s responsible for bringing you this beautiful bop. The brand… Continue reading When Music Makes the Ad: The Best TV Commercial Throwbacks

5 Indie Artists Not Getting the Coverage They Deserve Right Now

Photos by Alex Hupp and Brian Kinnes // As a freelance music writer, my job is to keep editors up to date on what’s happening in various music scenes. This means staying on top of tours, releases and personal projects from numerous artists. Another great part of my job is highlighting new talent. Lately, I’m… Continue reading 5 Indie Artists Not Getting the Coverage They Deserve Right Now

Rabbits, Restrictions & Broken Bones with Michael C. Hansford of Molly Drag

Photo by Jessica Segura // Skyping me from his bedroom in the mountains of Montreal, Michael C. Hansford is just trying to take ‘er easy. After a botched skate sesh on Day One of his most recent tour, the nerves in his right hand are left swimming in shards of bone. “October was definitely a… Continue reading Rabbits, Restrictions & Broken Bones with Michael C. Hansford of Molly Drag

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