An Interview with Janus Jan08

An Interview with Janus

This past Saturday while haunting Chicagoland, I attended a show at The Metro. I walked into the main room to find a sprinkling of people awaiting the opening band. I sat back, had a beer, and chatted to friends with a nice, easy view of the stage. An hour and a half later, I find myself...

An Interview With Mark Rose Jan06

An Interview With Mark Rose

Mark Rose is someone who you may not know by name, but if you spent any time around Chicago music the last 5 years, you surely have heard of his band Spitalfield. Spitalfield was one of the (for lack of a better description) pop punk bands that exploded out of Chicago, along with Fall Out Boy...

An Interview with The Fold Jan03

An Interview with The Fold

Just like gravity, what draws you to me Someone I didn’t know I needed It’s like gravity, and it’s stronger than me I need you here – Daniel Castady One of the best parts of doing a website like this is occasionally you will get to speak with someone you truly admire. That was the...

Andrew Bird Dec30

Andrew Bird

Here’s a riddle: What has a guitar, violin, mandolin, glockenspiel, professionally whistles and embodies the heart of Chicago? So far there is only one answer to that question: Andrew Bird. As a writer for a website that revolves around issues, music and culture that is Chicago,...

Tristan Prettyman Apr10

Tristan Prettyman

Tristan Prettyman – House of Blues 04.04.08 This past weekend I watched Tristan Prettyman perform at the House of Blues. Tristan is a fairly familiar name in Chicago, having supported Jason Mraz and others over the past few years. She rose to fame with her critically acclaimed debut,...