New Music Sunday – 6/24/2018


Another Sunday is here! Enjoy my finds from the last week.

Albums & EPs to check out:

The Rabbit Hole – Ashe
Young – Charlotte Lawrence
Make It Happen – John Splithoff
Less Noise – The Maine
Mindset – Vacationer


Interview: Night Riots & Silent Rival Hit Chicago Tomorrow

In a sea of never-ending indie rock acts trying to make a name for themselves, it can be hard to stand out. For LA based band Night Riots, their infectious stadium rock anthems reminiscent of The Killers and Muse has put them at the forefront of the genre, touring with the likes of Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, K.Flay, The Maine (one of my favorite bands as a teenager) and The Mowgli’s.

See Your Top Streamed Artists and Songs on Spotify

Do you ever sit around and wait for those year end reviews on your music applications just to see how many times you streamed “Delicate” by Taylor Swift or the top artists you listened to that year? Same! But thanks to this super easy trick, I can find out my streaming habits instantaneously during anytime of the year.

Show Review: Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour

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June 1st and 2nd should forever be known as Taylor Swift weekend in Chicago from now on. Last Friday and Saturday nights, Swift took over Soldier Field with her biggest spectacle of a show to date – two sold out nights full of snake references, costume changes and mash-ups of her biggest songs to date. After seeing Swift eight times before the Reputation tour (can you tell I’m a massive fan?) I was prepared to expect the unexpected – even though it was nearly impossible to attend the show spoiler-free with the constant tweets flooding my timeline from fellow fans and update accounts (I could have unfollowed them, but part of me also needs to know everything that’s going on 24/7 during touring season).

Summer 2018 Playlist

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Hey all!

I noticed that a few people have been recently viewing my Summer 2017 playlist so I figured it was time to share the beginning of my Summer 2018 playlist. Like I say with these posts, it’s always a work in progress so I can try to update this in a few weeks once the playlist gets longer. It’s hard to get inspired and discover new music when it’s gloomy outside (Chicago has had pretty chilly weather over the last few days) but I know this playlist will continue to grow once we have long-term sunshine.

I’ve been really busy with work and hope to get my Taylor Swift review up soon. I have a few shows coming up so we’ll see how I end up formatting my reviews. Keep an eye out!