David Hayes & the Project is a unique and original rock band based in Chicago. The band is comprised of Midwest musicians who have worked together in multiple projects throughout the years. David Hayes (guitar, keys, & vocals) is a native of Rockford, Illinois and has lived in Chicago for nearly a decade.
Nostalgia was the catalyst for reuniting the pair of long lost art school peers. After a six-year estrangement they reconnected by chance, and naturally formed a collaborative bond. Lore City’s roots began in Brooklyn 2011, and a year later they traded city life for upstate New York. Just two months into the woods, they recorded their debut album Absence & Time in a converted church studio. The album was released in March of 2013 by Already Dead Tapes.
Like most love letters, Samantha Harlow’s new album is unflinchingly personal, filled with the sort of deep, dark secrets one normally spills to friends behind closed doors. For Harlow, a country singer/songwriter steeped in the tradition of Patsy Cline and Gillian Welch, those secrets are tuneful enough to share with a wider audience.
Ryan Joseph Anderson is an established Chicago songwriter working on a new solo project inspired by country blues and psychedelic folk. For five years, Anderson has fronted the Chicago rock band Go Long Mule.
MISS MAY I is currently regarded by industry elite as one of the hardest working bands in the metal genre, and are touted by rabid fans across the globe as the “Next Big Thing” in the heavy music scene. The band has graduated to the mainstream, making the transition from headlining small clubs across the US to landing Support slots on Major festivals all over the world. Having played 900+ shows since 2009, Miss May I has made their presence known the old fashioned way: with blood, sweat and hard work; playing every s how like it’ s their last and treating every fan like their first.
Made in Illinois, Gabriel Wallace aka Manuals is a drummer and producer.
Stickwork with Gorillaz, De La Soul, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Celia Faussart (Les Nubians), Maurice Brown, Peven Everett, Jesse Fischer (Soul Cycle), Margot B, and more has quietly evolved his precise x gritty beats, fueled by an enigmatic 312 fire.
For the past six years four brothers from Chicago have been busy using their love of pop music to build a mini-empire under the name The Hudson Branch. They’ve collaborated with NPR’s popular and innovative podcast Radiolab, shared the stage with English new wave pioneers New Order, and performed experimental live shows alongside media giants Google and Disney. They’ve also recorded and produced three ambitious albums, leading The Chicago Sun-Times to declare them “a polished quintet, building on roots in sensitive folk-rock (think: Nick Drake), Genteel early ‘60s pop (echoes of Burt Bacharach) and polite indie-rock (a la the Sea and Cake.)”
Fans of Forrest Day have learned to anticipate the music going in new directions all the time. Whether it’s a jump-up-and-down, mania-inducing battle chant; a fist-shaking, sing-along anthem; a tear-jerking ballad; or head-bobbing hip-hop verses with catchy-as-hell hooks, audiences are attentive, receptive, and want more.
Ever get that feeling that you just want to break loose and dance the night away? Spend an evening with the energetic quintet Nevada Color, and you’ll be yearning for more. In the Summer of 2012, drummer Jeremy Westhead opened his garage to begin the start of something new and exciting. This garage was the birthplace for indie-pop rockers Nevada Color. After many long nights of writing in the summer of 2012, Nevada Color began the process of what was to become their first EP Sharkey Lewis.