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My Dad – Stunts

written by: Rachel Angres on March 23, 2012

Stunts is not rebellious nor is it an abrasive album. There is a whimsicality that keeps it light but still intrigues the listener with tiny threats of paroxysms and spasms.

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Sophia Knapp: Into The Waves

written by: Rachel Angres on March 20, 2012

Sophia Knapp’s Into the Waves is unusually pure and luminous yet primal in its its subtle ferocity. Her vocals are sensual, soothing and from lissome lyrics dissolve under your tongue, a pressure of swelling emotion tingling the tips of your spine. Baroque meets psych-rock circa 1960′s revolutionaries  Into the Waves is a sensational album and Sophia’s first […]

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Talking with Terrible Truths

written by: Rachel Angres on March 19, 2012

Terrible Truths is a three-piece band from Adelaide, South Australia, made up of Rani Rose on guitars/vocals, Stacey Wilson on bass/vocals and Liam Kenny on drums. After their first show in February 2010, Terrible Truths quickly gained a reputation as a key part of the burgeoning Adelaide underground with solid live shows characterized by shared vocal duties […]

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Sharon Van Etten at Lincoln Hall on Feb. 17, 2012

written by: Rachel Angres on February 22, 2012

At Lincoln Hall Friday night, headliner Sharon Van Etten takes her guitar and begins to strum, opening with a song that encapsulates feelings of warmth and painful nostalgia: “You’re the reason why I’ll move to the city/You’re why I’ll need to leave.”

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Slow Animal at Empty Bottle 2.8.12

written by: Rachel Angres on February 10, 2012

At a last minute request, the band drove to Chicago to play at the Empty Bottle on Wednesday night to open for local artist Gypsy Blood.

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Brother George – “Olivia Oh Yeah”

written by: Rachel Angres on February 9, 2012

Olivia Oh Yeah Brother George is a four-piece indie-rock group from our very own Chicago. In fact, you may have heard the group while venturing down Milwaukee Avenue near the six corners in Wicker Park. The band practices in its loft apartment, which is chock-full of instruments — from about a dozen duck-taped tambourines to a theremin. […]

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Thin Hymns – “Cast Aside”

written by: Rachel Angres on February 3, 2012

Cast Aside Thin Hymns is one of those Chicago bands that if you had yet to hear until now, you would feel cheated. With a lithesome surf-rock feel, the four-piece released its first album this past year. The falsetto layered over a wandering whistle and glockenspiel will delight your eardrums. Listen to “Cast Aside,” a track from […]

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