Jayme Shaye. Photographer Lionel Brown
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Interview: Jayme Shaye talks being transparent in her album “DeToxic”

What do you do after you write a great and transparent album about surviving a toxic relationship? You get yourself in a happy place and prepare for a great future! L.A. Born R&B singer, Jayme Shaye is currently earning her stripes in the music industry and is singing the thoughts that many women have and many men can’t handle. We talk about her album, “DeToxic” and her courage to write her songs, balancing motherhood and the entertainment industry and if “Michelle” was a real life plan of action. Then I…

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Yonathan Elias
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Interview: Yonathan Elias a Multi Media Mogul Brother on The Grand Hustle

I love challenges. Especially an unexpected one. From the moment I got the email for an opportunity to interview Yonathan Elias from The Grand Hustle, I was excited to take on the task. Any person in the wild world of media who is rising, creating content and getting seen is an aspiration to me. And much like Issa Rae said, “I’m rooting for everybody black.” So I wanted this to go as smooth as possible. What we wish for is not always what we get, but we must make it…

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Nora Singh
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Interview: Hit Bargain’s Nora Singh talks about the new LP, getting older, and why ‘Die Hard’ is awesome

When you make plans to go out for the night they probably don’t involve wrestling your friends, throwing punches, and standing on guy’s faces. For Nora Singh, it’s just another night on tour. Singh is the frontperson for LA’s “queencore” art-punk band, Hit Bargain. They released their debut self-titled EP in 2016 and became known for their ferocious sound and unpredictable live shows. Their new full-length debut, Potential Maximizer, has more of their thrilling sound while providing commentary on the current political state. Singer Nora Singh spoke with Chicago Music…

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Morgan Saint
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Interview: Morgan Saint Shares Her Catchy Dream Pop and Stunningly Powerful Vision Behind Debut EP 17 Hero

It’s been a whirlwind year for visual artist turned singer-songwriter Morgan Saint.  After signing to Epic records this summer, she released debut single “You,” which already has over a million listens on Spotify.  With the release of her debut EP 17 Hero,  she has solidified her unique brand of artsy, yet approachable dream pop.   With her background in illustration, photography, and graphic design, it’s no surprise that Saint (née Morgan Gildersleeve) has a very cohesive vision for both the audio and visual aspects of her work. We had the pleasure of getting…

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Pell. Red Bull Sound Select 2017 Chicago, Il. Photo by Kevin Baker
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Interview: Pell talks about his upcoming EP Release, Influences and Career Highlight to Date

A frequent guest vocalist on an eclectic array of songs (Big Gigantic, Aluna George and more) Pell is one of those artists you might’ve already heard without even knowing.  If you’ve seen La La Land, you’ve heard a snippet of his track in the opening scene.  He’s currently a featured artist with Red Bull with an upcoming concert date supporting Aminé and he’s set to release an EP soon. We caught up with Pell between tour dates to talk about his upcoming release, his musical influences, and his career highlight…

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Mt. Joy Feature from Night 2 of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in Chicago

I caught up with Mt. Joy when they opened for Whitney and NE-HI at night 2 of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in Chicago.  If you haven’t heard of them yet, you’ll want to (think The Lumineers or The Head and The Heart).  Until last week, they only had four songs on Spotify, but they’ve already played Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo.  While the band is named after a mountain by guitarist Sam Cooper’s childhood home, their genuinely blissful set brought another meaning to their band name.  They are hitting the…

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DREAMERS press pic
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Interview: DREAMERS lead singer Nick Wold gives insight on Touring and New Music

New York-founded, L.A.-based pop rock trio DREAMERS churns out infectious indie pop rock you can shamelessly sing in your shower.  Currently living the dream, they’re now headlining festivals they once attended in their childhood. DREAMERS played their first Lollapalooza in 2016, attracting the largest crowd for the small stage that weekend.  Their single “Sweet Disaster” made it into the top 10 on alternative radio earlier this year. We caught lead singer Nick Wold on the road to preview their upcoming show supporting The Maine.  We cover their favorite rising acts,…

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