VIDEO PREMIERE: “LOCK ME UP” by ESTER

“‘Lock Me Up’ is about the feeling of never being able to do anything right, no matter how hard you try,” says Chicago-based singer/songwriter Anna Holmquist, frontperson of the band Ester. “Lock Me Up” appears on their forthcoming debut full-length album Turn Around, set for release on March 27th via Midwest Action. Turn Around is a…

“GRAVITY” NEW MUSIC from JACKIE CASTRO

It’s been said that love is an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person; love isn’t just a feeling, love is a conscious decision, a choice made every single day. Colombian-American alt-pop artist Jacke Castro explores this in her new single “Gravity,” out everywhere today. “I wrote ‘Gravity’ about that moment when you’re mid-fight with the…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “BETWEEN DREAMS” by WHITACRE

“‘Between Dreams’ represents the times in our lives where our heads are in the clouds, dreaming of playing our music forever,” says Mark Cunningham, drummer for Denver-based “mountain rock” band Whitacre, of their new song. “I love watching the clips in this video, which are from a time when we didn’t know how hard it…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “TIME TO DREAM” by JACKSONPORT

Humanity is forever searching for beauty, and for the magic in the miraculous. Those two holy grails boldly converge in the natural world, where even the tiniest detail is important for the whole to function. We’re drawn to nature because we are a part of it, and it’s a part of us. Chicago native John…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “WHO I WANNA BE” by BROTHER MAN

I have to say, I can’t get enough of rock duos – The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Royal Blood, Black Pistol Fire, I love them all. There’s something about the power that emanates from two people who are in sync, who go full-tilt-boogie and produce more noise than a freight train while they do…

East of 8th Mempho 2019 Day 2

A Look Back At Day 2 of the 2019 Mempho Music Festival

After a non-stop concert schedule on the first day of the 2019 Mempho Music Festival, Sunday allowed more time to take in the scene.  From local craft beer to artists painting on large canvases, the festival offered a taste of Memphis.  With an ice-cold Meddlesome Brewing IPA in hand and a thorough lap of the…

PREMIERE: “MOONLIGHT” by JARON UTT

From the moment we’re able to comprehend the world around us, we’re barraged with the idea that “things” will bring us happiness, peace, contentment, and relationship success. While our hearts may know this isn’t true, it can take a while for our heads to get the message that materialism isn’t the answer. Chattanooga, Tennessee-based multi-instrumentalist…

Thunderpussy Show Review

Throwback Thursday: Thunderpussy at The High Watt

It’s no secret that the current rock scene is plagued by dilution. The word “rock” always comes with a qualifier: indie rock, pop rock, electro rock—all great, but not rock. Fortunately, there are a few bands that still hold the rock banner high and fight for your right to hear thundering guitar riffs, driving bass…

New Music Friday!

It’s been busy around these parts lately, so we’re a tad behind when it comes to posting the newest releases. Don’t judge us. Anyhoo, here are a few tracks and videos out recently that we’re a-diggin’. Check ’em out: “PICTURE IN A FRAME” – JEN STARSINIC Nashville singer/songwriter and professional fiddler Jen Starsinic picks up…