Setting the Mood with Ryan Ohm

written by: Kendall Klitzke on February 18, 2015

“My soft spot is coming-of-age films about teenagers, sort of the reckless after-dark sneaking out, make-out points, skateboarding,” Ryan Ohm confesses. The Chicagoland indie filmmaker has parlayed his love of music and film into a burgeoning career making music videos for the likes of Empires, Twin Peaks, Modern Vices, Yawn, and more. His voice fizzes […]

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Video: Twin Peaks Live at JBTV

written by: Kendall Klitzke on August 14, 2014

Check out JBTV’s historic first crowd surf during “Boomers,” from Twin Peaks’ much-loved album Sunken.

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The Next 30 Years of JBTV

written by: Kendall Klitzke on August 13, 2014

JBTV is Jerry Bryant’s attempt to create the programming music fans never got from MTV, and there’s no indication that it’s slowing down.

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Twin Peaks – Wild Onion

written by: Kendall Klitzke on July 30, 2014

It should be noted, and usually is, that the Chicagoland foursome Twin Peaks’ sound has nothing to do with David Lynch’s eerie ’90s cult-classic. What’s more telling is the band chose the name because it “sounded cool.” Singer and guitarist Cadien Lake James, drummer Connor Brodner, guitarist Clay Frankel, and bassist Jack Dolan are childhood […]

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Amanda X – Amnesia

written by: Kendall Klitzke on July 22, 2014

Lyrics about romantic conflict mingle with genres everywhere from dreamy pop to post-punk to straight-forward rock in Amanda X’s Amnesia. The three friends from Philadelphia—guitarist Cat Park, drummer Tiff Yoon, and bassist Kat Bean—have shared the stage with the likes of Parquet Courts, Protomartyr, Dum Dum Girls, and Scott & Charlene’s Wedding. Amnesia, via Siltbreeze […]

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Greys – If Anything

written by: Kendall Klitzke on July 15, 2014

If Anything is dissonant, noisy, and possesses the subtlety of a wrecking ball. The full-length debut from Toronto’s Greys is a grunge punk record if there ever was one. Lead singer and guitarist Shehzaad Jiwani, drummer Braeden Craig, bassist Colin Gillespie, and guitarist Cam Graham follow their EPs Easy Listening  and Drift with a much […]

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Wray – Wray

written by: Kendall Klitzke on July 8, 2014

Repetitive and atmospheric, Birmingham, Alabama threesome Wray, step out with their self-titled full length, hauling shoegaze with some teeth. Bassist and vocalist David Brown, guitarist and vocalist David Swatzell, and drummer Blake Wimberly teamed up with engineer Daniel Farris (St. Vincent, Man Or Astro-man?) to create their brand of “power-gaze,” a plugging, guitar heavy take on […]

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Street Eaters – Blood::Muscles::Bones

written by: Kendall Klitzke on June 23, 2014

Street Eaters aren’t playing nice with their confrontational second full-length Blood::Muscles::Bones. The sophomore album with Nervous Intent Records never lets off the gas, propelled by drummer and vocalist Megan March, and bassist and vocalist John No. The East Bay Area duo captures the essence of angry, aggressive, anti-establishment punk with this thrashing record, and while it’s […]

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