Where the so-damn-American power of folk-rock blends with the so-bloody-British immediacy of pop, that’s where you’ll find Ray Tarantino. His New Album, “Good Things Will Happen” is a tribute to the American dream: the story of a guy who walked a road of trial, carrying nothing but a good dose of courage. Against all odds Ray Tarantino carved a tunnel through the mountain of possibilities. With no plan B, he has weaved together themes of hope, love, and reaching for the stars.
Manic Focus is the musical conception of John “JmaC” McCarten that breaks the bounds of the typical electronic music realm. Being classically-trained on piano at an early age, his musical talents have brought him through the realms of hip-hop beats and electronic music, having now evolved into the dynamic, bass-induced sounds of Manic Focus. A Minnesota native and recent transplant to Chicago, this producer is blowing up the EDM scene.
The Lawrence Peters Outfit is a scrappy honky tonk band from Chicago, boasting a mutt pedigree as long as any you’ll find in the city’s country music scene. The group’s sound is deep-rooted in generations of country music tradition, with debts owed to Webb Pierce, Jimmy Martin, Hank Williams Sr., Harlan Howard, Dwight Yoakam and Ola Belle Reed.
Stereospeak is a five-piece indie music band from Chicago, IL, USA. It was formed in 2009 by guitarist and vocalist Mike Mitzner and drummer Logan Ortega. The band has featured many other musicians but is currently made up of Mitzner, Ortega, Brendan Bunce (guitar, vocals), Marlon Lang (Keys, Vocals), and Ryan Hollenbeck (bass). The band has performed at such venues as Subterranean, Congress Theater, Beat Kitchen, Elbo Room, Schuba's, and Hard Rock and will be playing shows throughout 2014.
Last we heard from David Rosales was in 2013. He was out on the road and in the vineyards of California playing with his Americana duo, David & Olivia, as they were promoting their debut EP, On the Sea. And in the year prior, we were introduced to him via his debut solo release, Smile.
Chicago’s Walking Bicycles have been making their own brand of bombastic and peculiar music since 2004. Their upcoming full-length "To Him That Wills The Way" is due out August, 2014 on the band’s owned and operated label, Highwheel Records.
Jones: Clay Hagen grew up in the Twin Cities. He’s been a singer since he was a kid and took up the guitar in high school to start a band with friends. A Night in the Box burst on the Minneapolis music scene in 2005 showcasing Clay’s powerful bluesy vocals and commanding stage presence. The soul and bluegrass band enjoyed a loyal following as a stage act and released two albums; “The Hustle, The Prayer, The Thief” (2006) and “Write a Letter” (2008).
Songs From A Room offers artists and music fans the unique opportunity to perform and experience intimate gigs in packed living rooms.
AyOH developed their own unique blend of harmony and sound, churning out original songs Avi Dell, lead vocals, has a romantically charged style that naturally accompanies polished lyrics with the raw energy of the band. Listeners can’t help but be captivated by the power of lyric and melody.
Wussy are a four-piece rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio fronted by ex-Ass Ponys frontman Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker. The two began performing together in 2001 as a result of Cleaver's stage fright when asked to perform a brief run of solo shows. The duo's first show was largely unplanned and still went without incident.. so they agreed to continue and expand.