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spooky cool, “black wine”

On Friday, Richmond, VA-based indie pop/rock collective Spooky Cool - comprised of Zac Hryciak, Paula Lavalle, Lee Spratley, Sean Williams, and Zavi Harman - is set to release their debut EP Every Thing Ever. But right now, we have a taste of what's to come in their...

kate kelly, “honey”

Today not only marks our success in cresting that mid-week hump (We see you, hump day!), but it also marks the release of Nashville-based singer/songwriter Kate Kelly's new track "Honey" and we've got the exclusive premiere. From her delicate yet sultry vocals - which...

julietta, “smooth sailing”

New York-based indie pop songstress Julietta is letting it all go with new track "Smooth Sailing". The whistling certainly brings on the laid back vibes from the onset, though the hard-hitting bass is something of note from the very beginning. The way the...

preview: hinterland music festival 2018

It’s back. More than 20,000 music and camping lovers from 41 states and 3 countries are expected for the fourth annual Hinterland Music Festival in St. Charles, Iowa, on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4. Grammy Award-winning country music and roots rock...

quiet slang @ rough trade

Frontman James Alex of Beach Slang brought his stripped-down project, Quiet Slang, to Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on July 9th. It was a rainy Monday evening, and the show had been rescheduled from a prior date. Given those conditions, Alex was unsure, as he relayed to the...

26 favorite music videos of july 2018

Well, we’re over the hump of mid-year now, and most of us are probably sweating up a storm in our respective cities and homes. But we’ve been absolutely enamored by an outpouring of new music video material from some really incredible artists over the past month, so...

yoke lore, “ride”

In his latest music video, Brooklyn-based artist Yoke Lore sings in the midst of the rise and fall of an LGBTQ+ love story. But before that, the video shows how the romance blossomed, with beautiful shots of cuddles, kisses, and lunch dates. Everything seems perfect...

loren cole | my first record

It starts with a simple song and summertime in Michigan. The Apple TV is a brand new invention, and Dad is experimenting with playing music through his newest gadget from Best Buy. After several minutes of futzing, the silhouette of a giant mango tree against a...

tomi @ mercury lounge

On July 11th, TOMI rocked The Mercury Lounge. Filing in through the front door, the immediate rush of air conditioning was a relief on such a muggy summer evening. Fans made their way first to the bar, then into the stage area, filling the room. As TOMI walked through...

clearance, at your leisure

Chicago-based Lo-fi rock trio Clearance - a talented band with ample amount of music experience - released their highly anticipated new album At Your Leisure on cassette, vinyl, and digital music streaming platforms everywhere today. The incredible musicianship of...

nick schneider, “that’s my girl”

Though pop musician Nicholas Schneider has been creating art for quite a while under different personas - he gained a cult following after his work as Nicky Sparkles was released - and has been doing it well. Now he's releasing music under his given name - Nick...

rue snider, “summer to city”

My new record releasing everywhere July 27 is called City Living. When I wrote it last April and all through the recording the working title was Summer Somewhere. After putting out a couple of records and a bunch of EPs that were really folky and ridiculously sad I...

raffaella, “bruce willis”

Rising artist Raffaella is NYC born and bred, and that city girl vibe is encapsulated into a little bubble of clever pop that is her second single, “Bruce Willis.” While the badass action star is the title of the track, he is only mentioned once, giving way to...

tbt: best viral videos of 2012

When I was doing freelance work for a company in New York City from my home in Kansas City, we started doing more list and humorous pieces for their content department. AKA, I tried to get more people to go to their site. They were clearly news-based and I think my...

tuxedo wildlife, myself together

Nashville-based musician Collin Gundry, whom you may know as Tuxedo Wildlife, releases his new EP Myself Together this week, and we have the exclusive streaming premiere of this masterpiece in its entirety. Many of the songs on this EP are emotional, heartfelt songs...