Dehd : Flowers of Devotion

Dehd’s Flowers of Devotion is filled with anthems big and bold. Reverberating guitars, pop harmonies, and the fire of punk rock runs throughout the Chicago three-pieces newest LP. The band, which includes singer-bassist Emily Kempf, singer-guitarist Jason Balla, and drummer Eric McGrady, reach deep into the universal hum of love and life to give us […]

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Yeesh : Saw You Up There

It’s always a great feeling to discover a band. You hit play on a new album and instantly feel like you’re connected. You think “This is a band I can grow with. I can’t wait to check out what came before and what will be coming in the future.” I felt that way about the […]

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Out There

Eric Dolphy’s Out There was one of the first albums I bought when I began collecting vinyl. It was in October of 2008 and my wife and I spent a Saturday evening in Chicago. We were there originally to see My Morning Jacket at the Auditorium Theater but singer Jim James had taken a stumble […]

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Tweedy :: Sukierae

Isn’t it every dad’s dream to someday play in a band with his son? I know I often think about how cool it would be to have my son playing drums to some little ditty I wrote over a cup of coffee at the kitchen table. And it wouldn’t have to be my son. One […]

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Mogwai :: Rave Tapes

It was July of 2004 and my best friend and I headed to Chicago to the Curiosa Festival. We were psyched, man. The Cure, Interpol, The Rapture, and a bunch of other bands. Who cares who else was there? The Cure and Interpol, that’s all we needed to know. So we arrived in the early […]

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