Nashville-based alternative rock outfit The Nearly Deads are primed and ready to explode. The band has created a buzz of their very own, mixing the polished pop vocals of singer Theresa Jeane with the aggressive grunge-inspired instrumentals of Steve Tobi, Javier Garza, Josh Perrone, and Kevin Koelsch. The Nearly Deads have managed to create a truly unique genre that not only gives a nod to gritty grunge, but brings it back in a way never heard before. Imagine Kelly Clarkson as front-woman of the Foo Fighters.
Just back from Montauk Music Fest in Long Island, New York, and the Port Charlotte Florida Music Fest, Ashleigh is enjoying all of the opportunities coming her way! She was nominated for Chicago's Independent Artist of the Year 2014! She has had the chance to work in LA, NY, Nashville, Florida and has played various festivals and venues in her home town of Chicago.
We had Brigades in the studio on June 7, 2014.
Fourth & Coast consists of longtime friends Stephen Ordoñez and James Colla. The duo released several demos over the course of 2012, unveiling their debut EP, 'Feels Like Summer', produced by Colby Wedgeworth (The Maine, Lydia, This Century), in May 2013.
ACIDIC band members include lead singer and guitarist Michael Gossard, drummer Matt Whitaker, guitarist/back-up vocalist Josh Bennett and bassist/back-up vocalist Max Myrick. They released their fourth full-length 10-track album Copper Man last year. The album was produced by John Ryan of Chicago Kid Productions.
The Bergamot: Brooklyn based husband and wife duo, Jillian Speece and Nathaniel Paul Hoff are the architects behind this vibrant, American Indie, Folk Rock inspired sound – powered by unbreakable harmonies with seamless songwriting adeptness that combines a story of both the joy’s and heartache’s of life.
Although rather new upon Chicago's bustling indie-rock scene, area quintet Cartridge B-Sides are already bringing their A game. Positive press from the local taste-makers at Gapers Block and kinetic performances at some of the city's top venues - Reggie's, Subterranean and Red Line Tap among them - have given the group a solid head-start in delivering their brand of youthful, yet introspective tunes to a wide audience.
Jukebox the Ghost’s third album Safe Travels marks a period in the band’s career that’s steeped in change, both personally and professionally. Relationships dissolved and crumbled. Loved ones passed on. The band themselves relocated from Philadelphia to New York City and played over 200 shows since the release of their last album in 2010. In the midst of so much change, the band spent months in the studio creating what would become “Safe Travels”, a record that represents a shift in the band’s creative trajectory.
For any band, it's terrifyingly easy to get lost in the shuffle, especially in a city as vast as Chicago. Setting yourself apart, or even finding kinship with other like-minded acts, are tough tasks with all the booking and promotion that needs to be done. But from the start, it seems The Fox & The Hounds have never had such issues.
Black Bear/Brown Bear create an infectious brand of indie-rock led by two drummers whose danceable rhythms create the foundation of the band’s powerful sound. Drawing comparisons to that of Talking Heads, Paul Simon and the raw energy of The Pixies. Their energetic live set of organized chaos has been turning heads since 2012.