Weekly Music Discovery Playlist
Reviews 

Music Discovery: Providing Gems of the Week, January 28th

In this fast paced world we live in, it’s hard for a lot of readers to sit down and find the ‘needle in the haystack’ of musicians. Platforms such as SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal make it more accessible for us to discover music on the go. What I want to do, is share that needle, the gem amongst the thousands of artists continuously posting to the web. Scouring for those artists that I can’t wait to share. Any genre, new or old, these lists will shed a light…

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Whitney, Ne-Hi, and Mt. Joy Rock the Metro for Night 2 of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in Chicago

Night two of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in Chicago was incredibly impressive from start to finish.  The sold-out Metro show featuring Whitney, NE-HI, and Mt. Joy united the indie folk scene’s rising stars. The Red Bull team decked out the Metro with some old-school TV displays advertising other shows on their 30 Days in Chicago lineup, including upcoming shows for The Internet’s Syd and soulful duo Ibeyi.  It wouldn’t be a Red Bull show without some Red Bull cocktails to give fans wings for this late weeknight show.…

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Interviews 

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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Twenty One Pilots: Emotional Roadshow Tour at United Center

Twenty One Pilots took 2016 by storm as they topped both the Pop and Alternative radio stations throughout the year. Rolling Stone named them “Biggest New Band” of 2016, and last night, Twenty One Pilots proved to Chicago that their title will carry over to 2017. Accompanied by Judah and The Lion and Jon Bellion, Twenty One Pilots’ Emotional Roadshow Tour was one of the most insane nights Chicago has ever seen. Judah and The Lion, a Folksy Hip Hop group from Nashville, began the show with more energy than anyone could imagine.…

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Taste of Chicago 2016: Festival Recap Petrillo Music Shell

Good food and good (free) music. What more can you ask for? Taste of Chicago is the event of the year; that’s common knowledge. It’s the number one food festival in Chicago, but what people don’t realize is that it is also one of the most unique music festivals of the year. Artists from Billy Idol to Donnie Trumpet, Elle King, and The Decembrists all made appearances. Taste of Chicago was the perfect follow up to the 4th of July weekend. Night 1: Donnie Trumpet and The Roots Donnie Trumpet,…

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