Chicago, Illinois has hip-hop’s spotlight for 2014. From a global superstar like Kanye West to emerging talents like Chance The Rapper, the crossroads between the East and the West has a colorful youth movement, with new approaches to music-making. That is especially true of Noelz Vedere, a 24 year-old hip-hop artist from the rarely chronicled Northside of the city.
Bry Webb grew up in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. He was the singer/guitarist in The Constantines from 1999 to 2010. His work with The Constantines was released on the reputable independent labels Sub Pop, Arts & Crafts, Three Gut, and Blue Fog.
Created in the frayed practice rooms of Columbia College Chicago, ARMITAGE have been meticulously dialing in their creativity for a long time.
In early 2013 the man-boys of Common Shiner released their ridiculously catchy album "Before They Sold Out: Part 2." This album establishes them as a pop-powerhouse involving organs, hard hitting drums, rock-infused piano, thick bass lines and driving electric guitar, all the while maintaining beautiful harmonies and lyrics that will make you cry, laugh and think.
The Drunken Cuddle: Acoustic guitars, electric amps, broken strings, broken drum heads, stomping, jumping, kicking, beating, screaming, aggressive, loud, heart felt and soft. Rock? Country? Punk? You tell us.
Many moons is a new band from Chicago offering their own lush brand of Rock n' Roll. Edie Rivera (Voice) & Bill Holland (Synthesizer, Mr. Automatic, Dead2Me Records) created the group in 2012 writing and performing with a drum machine.
The Original Wailers is a reggae group led by Al Anderson, best known for his extensive work with iconic singer Bob Marley.
Say the name, Rohan Reid, and almost everyone in Jamaica knows his life story…....
Blane Fonda is a dance rock band from Chicago, Illinois.