"Where's my crowd? / I wanna win," muses vocalist Peter Jennings on The Western's consistently-evolving single "Reminders," and even if he's not singing about the state of his own act in Chicago's bustling indie scene, they certainly deserve a notch in the W column.
Crescendo TV has just premiered a documentary style short film about Warped Tour, on Alternative Press, which highlights four bands that share a mutual love and understanding of Warped Tour. The nine-minute short film gives the audience an inside and personal look at what Warped Tour is all about, featuring Of Mice and Men, G-Eazy, Miss May I and Memphis May Fire.
The End of America is not some grand political statement. It is a band of friends making music where the road takes them.
Lit are about to release their fifth studio album, The View From The Bottom on Megaforce Records, so it’s natural to ask yourself, “Where has the band been?” But the answer to that question is particularly complicated, rife with stories and situations of triumph over tribulation. The answer is all in the new record’s title.
On June 15th, 2013, EMMY Award winning violinist Damien “Dame” Escobar kicked off the summer by gracing the stage at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, raising $50K to help send underprivileged youth to summer camp. Escobar gives back to his community through his foundation called Violins against Violence, by sitting on the board of directors for the Jamaica, Queens YMCA, and participating in global charity initiatives for UNICEF.
When everything breaks down around you, how do you rebuild and start again? How do you inspire trust and regain confidence in something you never fully understood? When you finally have the chance to speak again, what do you say? Before they set out to write their second album NOCTURES out now, these were the questions that faced UH HUH HER’s LEISHA HAILEY and CAMILA GREY. Not by choice, but by necessity.
Consistently delivering catchy hooks and 3-part harmonies, The HandGrenades have made quite a name for themselves since their formation in 2008. Brothers Andrew and Tom Pawelski, Nick Chevillet, and Joby Kaslowski cite Motown and the British Invasion as primary influences, coupled with modern acts like The Walkmen and French Kicks.
Tedo Stone’s music never ceases to fuse throw-back sounds (primarily of the 1960’s) with a keen sense of contemporary resonance.
Ready to Live: Known to his friend's and associates as a lyrical savant, Front Man of RTL Chris Figgy, was born in northwest Indiana (an area known as the "region"). It was here, not far from the city of Chicago, that Chris honed in on his skills with music.