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Andy Pratt – Horizon Disrupted

Chicago guitarist, singer and songwriter Andy Pratt weaves elements of folk, jazz and post-rock on his Steve Albini-engineered debut, Horizon Disrupted. The album opens with “Will You Be the One Tonight?,” a strings and guitar drenched torch song that could have been written and recorded anytime in the last 65 years: Albini’s engineering is warm…

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Layla Frankel-Tame the Fox

Chicago singer-songwriter Layla Frankel has dropped her debut EP, Tame the Fox, a solid collection of literate, soulful folk-rock. Tame the Fox opens with “To Disregard,” a lyrically rich country-folk tune with some bluesy electric guitar. Frankel’s voice (which nods to Bonnie Raitt as a likely influence) is strong right out of the gate. “Tenderly”…


Donnie Biggins – Profiles

Chicago’s Donnie Biggins, best known as a member of The Shams Band, owner of Tonic Room and the promoter/booking agent behind Harmonica Dunn, has dropped his first solo album entitled Profiles. The album opens with “Lula,” a love note to the popular Logan Square restaurant of the same name, and the spirited “Closer to You,”…


Mailbag – October 27th, 2016

Our bag is full of some amazing artists that we’ve had on our shows in the past!!! I.E. Kokoro – Route 38 Be the Freud to I.E. Kokoro’s therapy session… EPHEMERA by i.e. kokoro Quinn – Rebounded/Plightless It’s like Tsan is just sitting in your living room consoling your heart. London, KY by Quinn Tsan Olivia Grace – Blackbird…

Lara Filip-Stop Time

Chicago’s Lara Filip, who splits her time between the city’s vibrant music and theater scenes, has released her debut album, Stop Time. Stop Time, which was produced by Grammy-nominee Liam Davis, is a collection of ten songs that split the difference between 70’s Laurel Canyon folk rock, polished piano pop from the same decade and…


Cory Goodrich-Wildwood Flower

Chicago musician and actress Cory Goodrich turned to autoharp for her newest album, Wildwood Flower, after portraying June Carter Cash in a stage production of Ring of Fire. Like Carter Cash, Goodrich plays the instrument simply, with a steady hand and an ear for melody. Wildwood Flower opens with the title track, a straightforward Appalachian…


Josefina – Summertime

Josefina is a singer-songwriter based in Chicago care of Buenos Aires. Her simple, airy vocal stylings pair with alt-country production chock full of piano, B-Bender, Pedal Steel, and 12-string that would have found an easy home on Asylum Records in the 1970s. But this isn’t a throwback to Joni or Emmylou. This is a modern…

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Vivian Garcia – In Between Times

Vivian Garcia is a Chicago based singer-songwriter. Her musical journey has taken her from studying rumba flamenca rhythms in Granada, Spain to jamming with international folk musicians in Madrid as well as singing with various bands in Chicago. Cold Bed is her first album and she is working on a a bilingual EP to be…


Andy Metz-Delusions

Chicago singer-songwriter Andy Metz (also of hip hop group 8090 and rock band Hero Monster Zero) will be releasing his first solo album in seven years, Delusions, on Dec 8. The album opens with the charming, acoustic guitar-driven “Where We Belong,” Metz’s warm vocals immediately appealing. The following track, “Evil,” highlights his skill as a…